Source: Rare QL674.A9 2006 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: Study for the Great American Cock, Male one of the major plates in the large elephant folio edition of Birds of America by John James Audubon (1785-1851), artist, and William Home Lizars (1788-1859), engraving done around 1826, in Lousiana. Watercolor on paper, 37 x 25 1/2 inches. This print is from [...]
Category: drawings (visual works)
Dear Bat Poet & Wife
Thanks for the pretty little book! delightful!
Our book looks gorgeous and soon – soon! – it will be all put together & we will rejoice.
So all good wishes!
Der Bat artist
Source: Frances W. Knowles Papers, #164, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Member: Ralph Scott The Francis W. Knowles Papers consist of a diary scrapbook (1862-1865) written by Private Knowles while serving in Company B of the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers. The diary [...]
Source: Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe Collection, Manuscript Collection #999 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: Image made around 1811 of Eliza Arnold Hopkins Poe (1787-1811) who was an English-born actress best remembered as the mother of the noted American writer and critic Edgar Allan Poe.
Source: University Archives Architectural Collection, 55-08-0043 Staff Person: Kacy Guill The Austin Building was constructed in 1908 and 1909 and served for many years as the main classroom building and library at East Carolina Teachers Training School. The Austin Building also included the school’s administrative offices, including the president’s office, and an auditorium. The building [...]
George Willcox McIver was born on December 22, 1858, at Carthage, N.C., and died in 1947 at the age of eighty-nine. He was the son of Alexander McIver, a noted North Carolina educator, and Mary Ann Willcox. McIver was appointed to West Point in 1877 and graduated with the class of 1882. Upon graduation, he began a military career of forty years of active service including duty in the United States, Alaska, Cuba, France, and the Philippine Islands.
McIver’s military career began with service in the West (1883-1891) with the 7th U.S. Infantry. He was stationed at various forts, including Pembina, Fred Steele, Laramie, Logan, and Bridger. He was sent to Rock Springs, Wyoming (1885), along with other troops to put down civil unrest between Chinese and white miners. McIver’s unit participated in the “Sioux Campaign” of 1890-1891 which culminated in the Battle of Wounded Knee. He served as a tactical officer at West Point (1891-1893); duty officer to Camp Pilot Butte, Montana (1893); and Regular Army officer with the California National Guard (1894), where he observed the civil unrest of the California Railroad Strikes. In 1898, McIver was reunited with the 7th U.S. Infantry, which was mobilized at Chickamauga Park, Georgia, for service in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, where McIver’s unit participated in the Battle of El Caney.
From 1898-1900, McIver was stationed at Ford Brady, Michigan, and at Leech Lake Indian Agency in Walker, Minnesota. From 1900 to 1903, he was stationed at Nome and Fort St. Michael, Alaska. He was assigned to the Philippine Islands from 1903 until July 1905, when he returned to California as the Commandant of the U.S. military prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. In 1907, he became the Commandant of the army’s first musketry school at Monterey, California. In 1911, he began work on a revision of the Army Small Arms Firing Manual. McIver served a second tour of duty in the Philippines (1914) before becoming executive officer of the Militia Bureau of the War Department (1915).
Before U.S. intervention in World War I, McIver was promoted to Brigadier General and took command of the 161st Brigade of the 81st (Wild Cat) Division which trained at Camp Jackson and Camp Sevier, South Carolina. This unit became incorporated into the American Expeditionary Force and participated in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. From 1919 until his retirement in 1922, McIver was stationed at Fort Pike, Arkansas, and Fort Slocum, New York.
Source: Walhl-Coates School Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #6 Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: The image below entitled “Relation of Training School to College” is an original design drawing for an illustration that appeared in The Training School issue of the East Carolina Teachers College Bulletin Vol. 30, No. 4 (August 1939). The design expressed [...]
American Indian Drawing by John White (Wife of an Indian werouwance or chief of Pomeiooc, and her daughter)
Source: The American drawings of John White, 1577-1590, with drawings of European and oriental subjects, Joyner Rare Oversize NC 242.W53 H8 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: The image shown below is a drawing ca. 1585 by the English adventurer John White. White joined the group of colonists who came to North Carolina under the patronage [...]
Source: University Archives BA3010/1 Staff Person: L. K. Gypsye Legge Description: As so many processes become “digitally born” it is refreshing to look back to simpler times. This image, part of a larger plan for preparations of a building site, gives a detailed rendering of staked haybale. Staked bales are still used to control water [...]
Source: Robert Lee Foy Manuscript Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Brian Johnson Description: The diagram below exhibits a plan of One Hundred & Sixty Six Acres of Land for Thos. Eubank (from Thos. Foy) Beginning at a Pine Pollock’s Corner & runs South 30 W 92 poles to a White Oak, (Foy’s beginning) [...]