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: John W. Warner Papers, 1947-1986, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #519 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: “Pitch a Boogie Woogie” was the first movie made by a North Carolina-based production company. It featured an all-African American cast of mostly Greenville, N.C., performers and was released in 1948 by Lord-Warner Pictures, Inc. Though successful in North [...]
Source: Preliminary Inventory of the Alpheus W. Drinkwater Collection, 1875-1997, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #805 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: Andy Griffith is a well-known actor who was born and bred in North Carolina and who is famous for his roles in two popular TV shows, The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s and Matlock [...]
Source: U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Records, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #559 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: Special Collections in Joyner Library is the official repository for the records of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 as a way for owners of motorboats and yachts to volunteer their services [...]