Source: John B. Green Collection #380.2.b Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: Seen in the photograph above are four, unnamed, concrete-hulled river steamers at the Newport Shipping Corporation shipyard, in New Bern, North Carolina. They are obviously incomplete and unnamed. Built to solve the desperate shortage of steel for shipping during World War I, they were [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741 Staff Person: Maury York Description: A family works together in 1957 to maintain the appearance of the yard of their home in the College View neighborhood.
Taft Family Papers #784, East Carolina Manuscript Collection Source: Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Today’s staff pick features an undated photograph (left to right) of Major Orren Randolph Smith, his daughter Jessica and John T. B. Hoover. Smith and Hoover were both Confederate veterans who fought in the Civil War. On the back of the photograph a statement is [...]
Source: James N. Joyner Papers (Manuscript Collection #429) Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: James N. Joyner (1888-1972), attended the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1910. He was employed by the British-American Tobacco Company (B.A.T.) in China from 1912 to 1935, returned to North Carolina to manage the family farm at LaGrange, and died at the [...]
Source: Wilbur Kenneth Bragg Collection, #1100.1.c Description: Image of trees covered with frost taken around Christmastime, 1944 near an American Army camp named Camp Pinetree located in High Wycombe, England. This image was taken by Sgt. Wilbur Kenneth Bragg, a photographer in the 942nd Engineer Aviation Topographic Battalion, 8th U. S. Air Force who was stationed [...]
Source: John B. Green Collection #380.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo Description: This early combat photograph taken by an American sailor shows the first of approximately 2,300 sailors and marines from the South Atlantic Fleet and the 2nd Advanced Base Regiment landing at Veracruz, Mexico in the predawn hours of 21 April 1914. Two other marine [...]
Source: Grady T. Davis, Sr. Papers (Manuscript Collection #1187) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: This photograph of Main Street, looking north, in Windsor, N.C., is one of eight photographs (size 8″ x 6″) mounted on cardboard taken of Windsor street scenes, buildings, and the Confederate Monument around 1910. The photographer is unknown, but the photographs were probably [...]
Source: University Archives 55-01-4812 Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: Tree planting celebration at East Carolina Teachers College in honor of George Washington. The tree planting occurred on the bicentennial of his birthday on February 22, 1932. Can you find the location of the tree today?
Source: Alvin Mewborn Papers (Manuscript Collection #1159) Staff Person: Maury York Description: Between 1940 and 1945, Nazi Germany developed a large complex of concentration camps in the vicinity of Mauthausen and Gusen in Austria. Thousands of inmates, many considered to be political enemies of the Third Reich, were subjected to harsh labor in the camps. [...]
Source: Colbert P. Howell Collection(#989) Colbert Howell, a resident of Murfreesboro, NC, shot a series of photographs of places in and around Murfreesboro which had historical significance. The photographs were displayed on the occasion of Murfreesboro Historical Week and of the establishment of the Murfreesboro Historical Society and of its’ Lafayette Ball. Pictured below is [...]