Source: University Archives Photograph Collection, 55-01-5833 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: In the Fall of 1957, the Student Government Association invited the Dave Brubeck Quartet to play at East Carolina College. By the time the performance occurred in February 1958, Dave Brubeck’s bass player had been replaced by Eugene Wright. Since he was African American, [...]
Source: University Archives 55-01-1927 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: John Messick, president of East Carolina College, is riding in a Chevy Bel Air in the Farmville, North Carolina Farmer’s Day parade, April 1955. Walter B. Jones, former mayor of Farmville and member of the North Carolina Assembly, is in the front seat.
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: Leo W. Jenkins Papers (UA90.06) Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: Jolinda Brewer, Judy Redfern, Susie Street, and David Gaines stand next to a road sign announcing the inauguration of Leo Warren Jenkins as the new president of East Carolina College. On May 13th, 1960, ten thousand people gathered at the college stadium for Jenkins’ inauguration. William Clyde [...]
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 [...]
Source: UA50.05.01 – East Carolina Teachers College News, December 8, 1924. Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: In the 1920s, East Carolina Teachers College students were only given one day off from classes for the Thanksgiving holiday and most students spent the day on campus. Special events for students usually included a Thanksgiving service, special readings, [...]
Source: East Carolina Teachers College, The Teco Echo, October 5, 1941. Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: On October 18, 1941, East Carolina Teachers College held their first fall homecoming. Entertainment at the homecoming included a football game between the Pirates of East Carolina and the Catamounts of Western Carolina Teachers College. Plans were also made for [...]
Source: University Archives 55-01-1232 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: In the spring of 1966, four students from East Carolina College participated in the GE College Bowl, a college level quiz bowl that aired on television. The ECC team won their first game against Ursuline College 175-100 but they lost the second game to Rice University 390-135. [...]
Source: University Archives, UA50-06-1010-01 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: The first graduation ceremony at East Carolina Teachers Training School occurred in May 1910. No degrees were awarded, but several students completed a one-year program for rural teachers. Beginning with the 1910 ceremonies through the 1940s, graduation ceremonies were multi-day events lasting as many as four [...]
Source: Paul Ricks Papers, University Archives #UA90-02, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C. Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: In 1935, East Carolina Teachers College obtained the services of Paul T. Ricks as director of a new travel course designed to meet the needs of travel-hungry students. For the initial tour, more than a hundred students filled [...]