Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection East Carolina Manuscript Collection #741.26.a.7 Staff Person: Maury York Description: Father Maurice Tew came to Greenville from West Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935 to assist the priest at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Charged with the responsibility of ministering to African Americans in the city, Father Maurice spearheaded the construction of a [...]
Source: Minges Collection #1136.1.a Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Original, signed letter from Caleb (C. D.) Bradham, Sr., inventor of Pepsi-Cola, to Dr. Jos. J. Watson in South Carolina promoting Pepsi-Cola as a safe drink. Bradham also mentions some basic ingredients found in the beverage (1917).
Source: William E. and Marion B. Stewart Papers (Manuscript Collection #707) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: U.S. Navy officer William E. Stewart and his wife Marion visited China and the Philippines in the late 1930s. While there they took many photographs and bought other photographs which they collected into two albums–one for each country. This [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Image Collection (East Carolina Manuscript Collection #741.10.e.14) Staff person: Matt Reynolds Description: This is an image of Pitt County’s second bookmobile from the spring of 1956. Essentially operating as mobile libraries, bookmobiles were used to deliver books and other materials to areas that did not have traditional library buildings. These programs were especially effective in granting [...]
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: 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 [...]
Dear Bat Poet & Wife
Thanks for the pretty little book! delightful!
Our book looks gorgeous and soon – soon! – it will be all put together & we will rejoice.
So all good wishes!
Der Bat artist
Source: Rare Books Vault V13.F82 P37 1883 plate 48 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: A vessel of 90 canons named “Le Suffren” in the French Navy in 1829. Le Suffren was named after the French Admiral Pierre Andre Suffren de Saint Tropez (1729-1788), the third son of the marquis de Saint Tropez. From 1776 to 1783 [...]
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: Carl Woodrow Thurman, Jr. Collection #15.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: James T. Thurman, aged 72, and still suffering from a Civil War wound to his thigh, “weak lungs” and a “chronic cough”, submitted this pension application, on 18 June 1913, to the Adjutant General’s Office, in Jefferson City, Missouri. After a long life [...]