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: Robert Morgan Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Letter from President Richard Nixon thanking Robert Morgan, North Carolina Attorney General, for his support of Nixon’s planned measures to end the Vietnam War.
Source: The Daily Reflector Image Collection East Carolina MC #741.28.f.45 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Over seventy years ago, on December 2, 1942, the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated. For more details, see the source link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1 This week’s staff pick is a reminder of the public’s awareness and fear after the start [...]
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 [...]
Source: William N. Still, Jr. Papers (#139) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Featured are two undated photographs of onsite trailers serving as living quarters for factory workers and their families for World War II-era shipbuilding workers. These workers were employed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation’s yards at Wilmington, North Carolina.
Source: Junius D. Grimes Papers (#571) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Take a step back in time to 1914 Greenville, N. C., in this C. E. Weaver Series, “Illustrated Cities”, by Central Publishing Co., Inc., in Richmond, Virginia. Greenville was growing and changing: The Center Brick Warehouse was selling Bright Leaf Tobacco (93,762 pounds avg. [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection #741.33.b.4 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: In Greenville, N.C., before the era of quick electronic vote tabulations for election results, people used to wait outside the Daily Reflector office and watch as vote tallies were posted and updated on the tally board. This June 1964 photograph shows the vote tally being adjusted while citizens [...]
Source: Programme & Constitution of the Communist Party of Lesotho, Hoover DT 2618.C65 1960 Programme & Constitution of the Communist Party of Lesotho Staff Person: Maury York Description: Lesotho is a small country completely surrounded by South Africa. Known as Basutoland during its period of control by the British, the Kingdom of Lesotho achieved independence [...]
Postcards of President & Mrs. William H. Taft in Inauguration Parade & Departure of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, March 4, 1909
Source: William E. Elmore Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #39 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: These postcard images depict the departure of President Theodore Roosevelt’s carriage from the White House and the newly sworn in President William H. Taft and his wife Helen Herron Taft riding in a carriage in Taft’s inauguration parade from the [...]