Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection # 741.14.e.19 Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: The image is of the principal of the school, [Gaston Monk, Sr.?] who is standing next to a sign indicating “Welcome to Falkland-Bruce School.” The date on the negative envelop is April 22, 1958. The image is one of many that recorded the [...]
Source: E. C. Winslow Records (Manuscript Collection #1174) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: About 3000 Italian prisoners of war were sent to Camp Butner, just outside of Durham, N.C., in September 1943 where they were engaged in work projects. Out of this group about 500 men each were sent to branch camps in Tarboro, Windsor, [...]
The White House
September 18, 1970
Dear Mr. Morgan:
The enclosed article by Dr. Sidney Hook is among the most cogent and compelling documents I have read on the question of campus violence. I commend it to your consideration, for I know that you share my deep interest in resolving the crucial problems which our colleges and universities are facing at this time.
The heart of the matter — and of Dr. Hook’s thesis — is that the primary responsibility for maintaining a climate of free discussion and inquiry on the college campus rests with the academic community itself. As I said in my news conference in California in July, I hold this same point of view.
Thus it is with concern that I have noted — as did Dr. Hook — the growing tendency of college administrators to place the primary blame for campus violence and disruption on the failure of government to solve all our major problems at home and abroad. I recognize that many deeply concerned students and faculty members disagree with governmental positions at the national, state and local level, but while government can and must accept and carry out its responsibilities in connection with policies which may be unpopular on college and university campuses, there can be no substitute for the acceptance of responsibility for order and discipline on campuses by college administrators and college faculty.
The university is a precious national asset, a place in American society where the rule of reason and not the rule of force must prevail. Those who cannot accept that rule of reason, those who resort to the rule of force, have no place on a college campus. Only when college administrators, faculties and students accept and act on these premises will all of our universities again be able to go about the vital and important work of preserving and expanding our cultural heritage and training the future leaders of America.
I would appreciate receiving the benefit of your views on this vitally important subject.
With my best wishes,
[Signed: Richard Nixon]
Mr. Robert Burren Morgan
Attorney at Low
Lillington, North Carolina 27546
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: Victor C. Faure Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1201 Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: The letter is written by Pvt. Victor C. Faure to his parents, Henry E. Faure and Inge Peterson Faure, who live in San Francisco, California, describing his experiences during World War I. From his letter above he describes Army life on [...]
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: The Daily Reflector Image Collection East Carolina MC #741.28.f.45 Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Over seventy years ago, on December 2, 1942, the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated. For more details, see the source link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Pile-1 This week’s staff pick is a reminder of the public’s awareness and fear after the start [...]
Source: Handley, A. M., Journal, East Carolina Manuscript collection #1064.1.a Staff Person: Ken Harbit Description: One of the great classics of American literature, and a treasure of world literature, Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was published for the first time on October 18, 1851. It tells the story of the sailor Ishmael and his adventures [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741.5.d.34) Staff Person: Jennifer Joyner Description: The month of December is always a busy time for college students. At East Carolina University, Joyner Library has been bustling around the clock with students finishing their coursework and preparing for exams. The same was true in December 1954, when this photograph was [...]
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 [...]