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 [...]
Source: WVOT (Radio Station: Wilson, N.C.) Collection Manuscript Collection #1177 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison Description: The WVOT Radio Station known as “Wilson’s Voice of Tobacco Land” started broadcasting on June 3, 1948 and was the first radio station for the town of Wilson, North Carolina. WVOT’s programming centered on special events that took place at [...]
Source: University Archives UA55-01-1644 Staff Person: Arthur Carlson Description: This image from the University Archives features Layton Getsinger with school mascot Brandy (UA55-01-1644). The East Carolina Cheerleaders acquired the white French Poodle during the summer of 1968. She immediately became a crowd favorite, appearing at athletic contests and other campus events. A caretaker appointed by [...]
Source: #271 John A. Lang, Jr. Papers Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: John Albert Lang, Jr. (1910-1974) was born in Carthage, N.C. He served as an aide to Congressman Charles B. Deane and Robert E. Jones. He was the Deputy for the Reserves and was [...]
Source: William N. Still, Jr. Papers (#139) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Featured are two undated photographs of onsite trailers serving as living quarters for factory workers and their families for World War II-era shipbuilding workers. These workers were employed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Corporation’s yards at Wilmington, North Carolina.
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (Manuscript Collection #741) Staff Person: Maury York Description: Hurricane Hazel, a Category 4 storm, hit North Carolina on the morning of October 15, 1954. It cut a wide path of destruction in eastern and central North Carolina before heading up the East Coast to Canada. Hazel caused some 19 [...]
Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, #741.29.d.20 Staff Person: Nanette Hardison This image dated April 8, 1963 is of Edward R. Murrow, an American broadcast journalist, who was a pioneer in television news journalism. A native of Guilford County, North Carolina, Murrow gained recognition for his radio broadcasts during WWII and for later TV news reports that [...]