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 [...]
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: William Moore Family Papers (Manuscript Collection #596) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: As often happens in time of war, the Confederate States of America helped to finance the expenses incurred in the Civil War by issuing bonds. In this example, a $100 bond is issued on March 2, 1863 (in compliance with the February [...]
Source: Walter L. Small, Jr., Papers, Manuscript Collection #731.1.a Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: A letter to Rear Admiral Walter L. Small, Jr., USN (Ret.) from film producer Elmo Williams thanking Small for his consultation work during the production of the 1969 film TORA! TORA! TORA!.
Source: Willard and Daisy Rowe Papers, Manuscript Collection #1181 Staff Person: Maury York Description: Willard and Daisy Rowe of Franklin County, North Carolina, established the Evangelical Baptist Mission in 1960. They carried out missionary work in Franklin County and in Guatemala for more than 45 years. They engaged in personal witnessing, established churches, wrote newspaper [...]
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: 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: James N. Joyner Papers (#429), East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: James Noah Joyner was born in 1888. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was later employed by the British-American Tobacco Company (B.A.T.) in China from 1912 to 1935. He worked and traveled the whole time he was in [...]
Source: Elihu A. White Papers, #14.11.a (P-14/6) Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: This photograph of Carpenter’s Hall, Philadelphia dates from the 1870s. It’s name derives from the fact that it was originally built in 1770-1773 to serve as a meeting hall for the Carpenters’ Companies of the City and County of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest [...]