Source: Ronald Vaughn Papers (Manuscript Collection #658) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Ronald Vaughn of Brownwood, TX, enlisted in the Navy with his twin brother Donald (January 1944). He served on the escort aircraft carrier USS KITKUN BAY (CVE-71). The Memoir describes Vaughn’s involvements during his service in World War II in the Pacific (1944-1945). [...]
Source: Jerome R. Worsley Papers (Manuscript Collection #1214) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: Jerome R. Worsley, a Bethel, N.C., native and 1949 graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, served in the U.S. Army for two years including a year in Paris, France, as office manager for Special Services for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe [...]
Source: William E. Elmore Collection (EC Manuscript Collection #39.1.f) Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: Michel Ney, 1st Duc d’Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa, popularly known as Marshall Ney was a eighteenth and nineteenth century French military commander. After service during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars, Ney fell out of favor and [...]
LETTER 1 TRANSCRIPT:
GREENSBORO FEMALE COLLEGE.
Greensboro, N. C., 5/23rd, 1900
Mr. W. T. Farrow,
Washington, N. C.
My dear Sir & Friend: -
Mr. Odell handed me your kind favor of the 21st inst., to answer, as he was a great loss to know what the trouble was. I am equally at a loss to know, as our Book-keeper charged for the time Miss Mamie was here, and there must be some error in the bill. You will notice on the bill is printed that any error will be cheerfully corrected. For these circumstances I thought it best to enclose check and have you state just what the trouble is and let us know just what you consider right treatment, as we have no desire to do anything else in the world. We could not think of accepting your check when you paid it under protest, as is evident from your letter. We decidedly prefer to have your good will to any amount of money, and my personal friendship for you and your family would cause me to do anything in my power to have you perfectly satisfied. I am sorry to learn that you have been sick, and I trust you have fully recovered, and also hope that Miss Mamie is improving, and that she will soon be entirely well.
With my best wishes for yourself and family, I am,
LETTER 2 TRANSCRIPT:
May 25th 1900
Dear Dr. Peacock,
Your kind letter received, and contents noted. In answer to your letter, will ask this question. If Spring Term of 1899 for Board, Tuition, Light-, Heat- & Washington = 90.00
Latin Elocution & Music 45.00
Less 15% 20.25
Supplies Extra 21.80
What ought it to cost a sick girl for 43 days studying Penmanship, Spelling, Composition, Bible & Piano, from Recitation 33 times [?] I don’t know what your rules are regulating such matters. It just doesn’t look right to me, but I am willing to abide by your decision. I have no feeling in this matter. It’s business pure and simple. I am not only willing, but anxious to pay every cent my daughter contracted while at G. F. College [Greensboro Female College]. Whatever your decision may be, whether more or less than the check returned let me hear from you and I will respond promptly.
I feel sure you are our friend, and I know we are your friends. Mamie & myself are both improving.
With kindest regards
W. T. Farrow
Source: Hugh Elroy Best Family Collection, Manuscript Collection #894.1 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: This U.S Army photograph, taken on June 20, 1969 by C. Gene Tyree, DAC at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is of LTG John J. Tolson, Commander General XVIII Corps, presenting the Silver Star and Bronze Medal posthumously to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh [...]
Source: The Daily Reflector Negative Collection Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Social Security is a major concern in the United States today. As a flashback, today’s pick features Edmond Harding receiving his first Social Security check from Leon Wilson at the new Social Security building in Greenville, 1962.
Certificate for Captain Leo W. Jenkins for completion of Special Services reserve training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 1949.
Source: Leo Jenkins Papers, Manuscript # 360 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Certificate for Captain Leo W. Jenkins for completion of Special Services reserve training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 1949. Jenkins served as a Major in World War II where he saw action at Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima. For his military service, Jenkins received [...]
Source: Robin Brabham Collection, E.C. Manuscript Collection #1175 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This statement dated December 1, 1862 was written by Union officer Major Charles E. Mears to Thomas Midgett of Croatan, N.C. to give him and his family safe conduct while traveling around the area. The statement also gave him permission to keep his property.
Source: PresidentWright’s Chapel Talk CH1050.2.1.1.6 University Archives Staff Person: Ken Harbit Description: East Carolina Teachers College President Robert H. Wright’s “Chapel Talks” were given to students every morning from 9:30 to 10:25 six days a week. Chapel Talks typically consisted of a reading from the Bible followed by Wright’s thoughts regarding the Bible passage or some [...]
Source: O’Neal Foundation Papers. #20.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo At first sight, the photograph above shows a typical, normal, prosaic, civic event: the ground-breaking ceremonies for a new building; a home for the family of William Benjamin “Ben” O’Neal. Upon closer examination, however, it represents an astonishing triumph of charity, goodwill, and community spirit over [...]