Source: Hugh Elroy Best Family Collection, Manuscript Collection #894.1 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: This U.S Army photograph, taken on June 20, 1969 by C. Gene Tyree, DAC at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is of LTG John J. Tolson, Commander General XVIII Corps, presenting the Silver Star and Bronze Medal posthumously to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh [...]
Source: Robin Brabham Collection, E.C. Manuscript Collection #1175 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This statement dated December 1, 1862 was written by Union officer Major Charles E. Mears to Thomas Midgett of Croatan, N.C. to give him and his family safe conduct while traveling around the area. The statement also gave him permission to keep his property.
Source: Lula M. Disosway Papers, 1897-1977 (E C Manuscript collection #447) Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Lula Disosway was a native North Carolinian (born in New Bern) who became both a doctor and a surgeon (a remarkable accomplishment for a woman at that time) and who used her medical knowledge to serve as a medical missionary [...]
Source: Leslie Avery Shaw Papers, #992 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison This image dated 1945 is among the personal papers of Leslie Avery Shaw who served as a Captain in the 11th AAA, 49th AAA Brigade, VII Corps in the U.S. First Army that was stationed in Europe during World War II. The image is of a [...]
Source: Roanoke Island Baptist Church Records, #1129 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: This photograph is part of the Roanoke Island Baptist Church Records Collection; a collection donated by the Roanoke Island Baptist Church located in Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The picture shows a group of children standing in front of the church. There is no date that [...]
Source: Jack Holland Spain Papers, Manuscript Collection #1122 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: This image from 1973 is a portrait of Senator Sam J. Ervin with a written note of appreciation to Jack Spain for his service as the Senator’s administrative assistant. Senator Ervin served as a North Carolina senator from 1954 to 1974. During his [...]
Source: George Leland Dyer Papers, #340 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: This image from the George Leland Dyer Papers is of a Sumay girl, a native of the Mariana Islands located in Guam. It was taken in 1905 on the occasion of the girl’s marriage.
Source: Wilbur Kenneth Bragg Collection, #1100.1.c Description: Image of trees covered with frost taken around Christmastime, 1944 near an American Army camp named Camp Pinetree located in High Wycombe, England. This image was taken by Sgt. Wilbur Kenneth Bragg, a photographer in the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, 8th U. S. Air Force who was stationed [...]
Source: Colbert P. Howell Collection(#989) Colbert Howell, a resident of Murfreesboro, NC, shot a series of photographs of places in and around Murfreesboro which had historical significance. The photographs were displayed on the occasion of Murfreesboro Historical Week and of the establishment of the Murfreesboro Historical Society and of its’ Lafayette Ball. Pictured below is [...]
Source: WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection Manuscript Collection #1177 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: The WVOT Radio Station known as “Wilson’s Voice of Tobacco Land” started broadcasting on June 3, 1948 and was the first radio station for the town of Wilson, North Carolina. WVOT’s programming centered on special events that took place at [...]