Source: John B. Green Collection #380.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: This early combat photograph taken by an American sailor shows the first of approximately 2,300 sailors and marines from the South Atlantic Fleet and the 2nd Advanced Base Regiment landing at Veracruz, Mexico in the predawn hours of 21 April 1914. Two other marine [...]
Month: February, 2012
Source: Grady T. Davis, Sr. Papers (Manuscript Collection #1187) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: This photograph of Main Street, looking north, in Windsor, N.C., is one of eight photographs (size 8″ x 6″) mounted on cardboard taken of Windsor street scenes, buildings, and the Confederate Monument around 1910. The photographer is unknown, but the photographs were probably [...]
Source: University Archives 55-01-4812 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: Tree planting celebration at East Carolina Teachers College in honor of George Washington. The tree planting occurred on the bicentennial of his birthday on February 22, 1932. Can you find the location of the tree today?
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: Benjamin B. Winborne Papers #691-005, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features an original handbill (circa 1868) promoting the election of William Woods Holden for Governor and Tod Robinson Caldwell for the first ever position of Lieutenant Governor in North Carolina. They were both elected to office. Holden [...]