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 [...]
Source: Ola V. Lea Papers, (East Carolina Manuscript Collection #351) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: Miss Ola Lea, was a native of Virginia and a Baptist missionary to China and Taiwan for thirty-seven years. In 1925 she accepted her assignment of teaching in China until the outbreak of World War II. These are photographs of [...]
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: North Carolina Collection (Uncataloged Rare Materials) Staff Person: Fred W. Harrison Description: War officially reached the port town of Washington in March 1862, with the arrival of Federal troops escorted by the gunboat Picket. According to one account, “two companies and a band marched from the wharf to the courthouse playing national aires.” As evidenced by [...]
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!.