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 [...]
Category: East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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: 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 [...]
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: 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 [...]