Jerome R. Worsley Papers, 1946-1953, undated

Manuscript Collection #1214

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Jerome R. Worsley Papers
Creator: Worsley, Jerome R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: This collection contains items that document community college administrator Jerome Worsley’s life as a student at East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU) in the mid-1940s and as a member of the U.S. Army (1951-1953). Included are photographs, clippings and a certificate related to Mr. Worsley’s participation in the Chi Pi Players at East Carolina Teachers College; photographs, documents, passport, dog tag, patches, and insignia concerning his service as office manager in Paris, France, for SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. SHAPE is the military unit of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of printed documents, photographs, clippings, certificate, a letter, and ephemera.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

June 4, 2013, (unprocessed) 0.25 cubic feet; This collection contains items that document Jerome Worsley's life as a student at East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU) in the mid-1940s and as a member of the U.S. Army (1951-1953). Included are photographs, clippings and a certificate related to Mr. Worsley's participation in the Chi Pi Players at East Carolina Teachers College; photographs, documents, passport, dog tag, patches, and insignia concerning his time in the U.S. Army with SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower; and a letter (June 27, 1953) written by Clive Irving talking about his life in London during the time of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Gift of Jerome R. Worsley.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Jerome R. Worsley Papers (#1214), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Jerome R. Worsley

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Jerome R. Worsley was born near Bethel, N.C., on October 20, 1928. He earned an BS in Business and Social Studies and an MA in Educational Administration from East Carolina Teachers College (now East Carolina University), and a Doctorate in Education including Vocational-Technical and Community College Administration from North Carolina State University. He taught at Pikeville High School in Wayne County, N.C., from 1949 until 1951 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army (1951-1953) where he rose to be a sergeant. In the Army he served as secretary to the Adjunct General of the 47th Infantry Division at Camp Rucker in Alabama, and then served in Paris, France, for one year as office manager for Special Services for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. SHAPE is the military unit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

He marrried Frances Sasser in 1956 and they have two sons, Steve and Jerome, Jr. After his service in the U.S. Army, he taught at Chicod School in Greenville, N.C., and as principal of Eureka School in Wayne County. Worsley then had a twenty-six year career at Durham Technical Community college in Durham, N.C, as a professor, Dean of Adult and General Education, and as Dean of the Faculty for Technical and Vocational Education Degrees.

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1214.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1214.1.a
      Photographs, clippings and certificate related to Jerome Worsley's involvement with The Chi Pi Players while he was attending East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU), 1946-1949 [Two of the photographs were taken by Renfrew Studio, Greenville, N.C.]; undated envelope for photographer Hill Horne, Jr. of Greenville, N.C.
    • Folder b#1214.1.b (1 item  digitized)
      Photographs related to Jerome Worsley's career with the U.S. Army (February 1951-1953) including his service as secretary to the Adjutant General of the 47th Infantry Division at Camp Rucker, Alabama, and his time as office manager in Paris, France, for Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Included are autographed photographs of Gen. Eisenhower, Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, and Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway.
    • Folder c#1214.1.c
      Documents and memorabilia (including his service medals, insignia patches and dog tag) related to Jerome Worsley's service with SHAPE which is the military unit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1952.
    • Folder d#1214.1.d
      Printed items including Jerome Worsley's passport (1951), a set of postcards of French chateaus, a London souvenir booklet, and a postcard (1952) and a Neptunus Rex certificate for a serviceman's first sea voyage related to the USS General Alexander M. Patch (T-AP 122).
    • Folder e#1214.1.e
      Typed signed letter (June 27, 1953) from author Clive Irving in England describing how Americans and the English view each other, the British equivalent of the U.S. Sen. McCarthy Red Scare problem, receiving a medal for work he did for SHAPE, and clothing styles.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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