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: 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: 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: 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 [...]