Source: E. C. Winslow Records (Manuscript Collection #1174) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: About 3000 Italian prisoners of war were sent to Camp Butner, just outside of Durham, N.C., in September 1943 where they were engaged in work projects. Out of this group about 500 men each were sent to branch camps in Tarboro, Windsor, [...]
Source: Edward B. Ellis, Jr. Papers #753.4 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Original broadside (circa 1883) offering a “Rare Chance for Capitalists!” Offered for rent or lease by Mrs. Virginia Harrison of New Berne, N.C. is Camp Palmer, “one of the finest farms in Eastern North Carolina.” She also states she has “a good cotton [...]
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: Hunter-Wills Family Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Described as “The ‘Eclipse’ on Wheels, this portable steam engine was produced by Frick & Co. of Waynesboro, PA. It is described as “especially adapted for threshing grain, sawing wood and lumber, ginning cotton, and whenever it is necessary to move [...]
Source: Barbour Boat Works, Inc. Records Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: This image offers a nice view of the Barbour Boat Works factory in New Bern, North Carolina. The business ended in the mid-1980s. Included in the Barbour Boat Works, Inc. Records are important ship drawings, correspondence and photos. We plan to add descriptions of all [...]
Source: Dig We Must! – Into the Coal Operators’ Profits!, Hoover HD8039.M615 D5 1970 Staff Person: Maury York Description: With the approach of May Day, the Special Collections Department features the cover of a pamphlet published in 1970 by the Coal Commission of Communist Party, U.S.A. The pamphlet is part of the Hoover Collection on [...]
Source: Workers Vanguard, uncataloged periodical, Hoover Collection Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: The Workers Vanguard is the official publication of the International Communist League (Fourth International). The International Communist League (sometimes known in the United States as the Spartacist League), describes itself as “a proletarian, revolutionary and international tendency committed to the task of building [...]
Source: May Day: 1938 for Democracy, Jobs, Security, Peace!, Hoover Pamphlet HX86.M34 1938 Staff Person: Maury York Description: This pamphlet, published by the Workers Library Publishers (New York) in 1938, is from the rich holdings of the Hoover Collection on International Communism. Decrying the efforts of “hard-faced reactionaries of fabulous wealth” to undermine the desires [...]