Source: PresidentWright’s Chapel Talk CH1050.2.1.1.6 University Archives Staff Person: Ken Harbit Description: East Carolina Teachers College President Robert H. Wright’s “Chapel Talks” were given to students every morning from 9:30 to 10:25 six days a week. Chapel Talks typically consisted of a reading from the Bible followed by Wright’s thoughts regarding the Bible passage or some [...]
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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 By the time the performance occurred in February 1958, Dave Brubeck’s bass player had been replaced by Eugene Wright.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: East Carolina University Centennial Oral History Collection, 45-05-01-14: Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Juanita Williams grew up in Rocky Mount, North Carolina she was one of 13 children. She graduated East Carolina Teachers College in 1932. She talks about her experiences during the depression and going to ECTC. This is one of 33 Centennial [...]
Source: University Archives Visual Materials Collection Staff Person: Arthur Carlson Description: This photo from the University Archives shows East Carolina students participating in a 1953 Sadie Hawkins Day Race (UA55-01-4841). By tradition, on Sadie Hawkins Day girls ask boys to accompany them to a dance or on a date. The event originated in 1937 with the comic [...]
Source: Joyner Library Digital Collections Identifer: 55-01-1676 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: William Clyde “Bill” Friday (July 13, 1920 – October 12, 2012) served as the head of the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1986. He was born in Raphine, Va., and raised in Dallas, N.C. After retirement, Friday remained an influential voice [...]
Source: University Archives Yearbook Collection, 1943 (UA50-01-1943-165). Staff Person: Arthur Carlson Description: This image from the University Archives features famed opera singer Rise Stevens. Born Rise Steenberg, 11 June 1913 in New York City, she studied at the Julliard School before moving to Vienna, Austria to pursue a career in opera. In 1938, she made [...]
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 UA55-01-8226 Staff Person: Arthur Carlson Description: This picture from the University Archives features Cortez W. Peters, Sr who held the world record as the World’s Fastest Typist (UA55-01-8226). Born in Maryland, Peters achieved a then world record of 141 words per minute in 1925. With the advent of improved typing technology, Peters [...]
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: University Archives UA55-01-1644 Staff Person: Arthur Carlson Description: This image from the University Archives features Layton Getsinger with school mascot Brandy (UA55-01-1644). The East Carolina Cheerleaders acquired the white French Poodle during the summer of 1968. She immediately became a crowd favorite, appearing at athletic contests and other campus events. A caretaker appointed by [...]