Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: The City of Greenville in 1958 used talking trash cans to encourage residents to keep streets and sidewalks clean. This one was located near Five Points–the intersection of Fifth Street, Evans Street, and Dickinson Avenue.
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection East Carolina Manuscript Collection #741.26.a.7 Staff Person: Maury York Description: Father Maurice Tew came to Greenville from West Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935 to assist the priest at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Charged with the responsibility of ministering to African Americans in the city, Father Maurice spearheaded the construction of a [...]
Source: Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers, Manuscript Collection #1181 Staff Person: Maury York Description: Willard and Daisy Rowe of Franklin County, North Carolina, established the Evangelical Baptist Mission in 1960. They carried out missionary work in Franklin County and in Guatemala for more than 45 years. They engaged in personal witnessing, established churches, wrote newspaper [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A family works together in 1957 to maintain the appearance of the yard of their home in the College View neighborhood.
Source: Alvin Mewborn Papers (Manuscript Collection #1159) Staff Person: Maury York Description: Between 1940 and 1945, Nazi Germany developed a large complex of concentration camps in the vicinity of Mauthausen and Gusen in Austria. Thousands of inmates, many considered to be political enemies of the Third Reich, were subjected to harsh labor in the camps. [...]
Source: Catalogue of the Library of John H. Wheeler (Joyner NC Rare Z997.W54 C27 1882) Staff Person: Maury York Description: John Hill Wheeler (1806-1882), a native of Murfreesboro, N.C., was a noted lawyer, diplomat, and historian. He is perhaps best known for his book Historical Sketches of North Carolina, from 1584 to 1851. Wheeler amassed [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (Manuscript Collection #741) Staff Person: Maury York Description: Hurricane Hazel, a Category 4 storm, hit North Carolina on the morning of October 15, 1954. It cut a wide path of destruction in eastern and central North Carolina before heading up the East Coast to Canada. Hazel caused some 19 [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741) Staff Person: Maury York Description: This view of the Blount-Harvey department store, located on the northwest corner of Evans and Fourth Streets in downtown Greenville, was taken in 1956. The store, which moved to this building in 1923, featured a wide variety of clothing and dry goods. An extensive [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A photographer for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, N.C., captured this view in December 1958 of a man removing snow from the marquee of the State Theatre on West Fifth Street. Note the State Bank Building, a four-story, triangular building, at right.
Source: Thomas A. Person Papers, Manuscript Collection #303 Staff Person: Maury York Description: This promotional brochure describes changes that were taking place at Louisburg College in Louisburg, N.C. The college had opened in 1857 to educate young women. A fire in 1928 seriously damaged the handsome Greek Revival Main Building, and the Great Depression curtailed [...]