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 [...]
This photograph, taken on 9 November 1948, by Life Magazine photographer Lisa Larsen, captured some of the assembled guests at possibly the most famous literary party in American history. The scene was the Gotham Book Mart — New York City’s most famous bookstore. The occasion was to welcome the poets, Sir S.W. Osbert Sitwell and his sister, Dame Edith Sitwell, to the United States to do a series of readings. Seen in this image are some of the most famous figures in 20th century literature: Front row: William Rose Benet, Charles Ford, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell; Middle row: Stephen Spender, Sir Osbert and Dame Edith Sitwell, Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop; Back row: Marya Zaturenska, Horace Gregory, Tennessee Williams, Richard Eberhart, Gore Vidal, Jose Garcia Via, and W. H. Auden. One of the guests, the noted poet Randall Jarrell, preserved this copy of the print among his papers now in the Stuart Wright Collection. On the verso Jarrell commented: “I thought you’d want this for the eyebrows. Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop are just behind me, Auden on the ladder, Spender sitting on table to far left. What could have possessed me to cut off so much of the moustache? That isn’t Medusa in middle with snakes, but that awful creature Edith Sitwell.” The photograph has appeared in various publications over the years, including in an article by the party’s hostess, Frances Steloff, entitled, “In Touch With Genius”, in Journal of Modern Literature, Vol. 4, No. 4 (April 1975), pp. 749-882. Among the literati who attended the party but who did not appear in the photograph were: Benet Cerf, Jim Farrell, Kreymborg, Mary McGrory, William Saroyan, Carl Van Vechten, William Carlos Williams, Lincoln Kirstein, among many others.
The following image comes from the Stuart T. Hotchkiss papers (#564-002): The USS Coolbaugh was launched on May 29, 1943 and eventually decommissioned on February 21, 1960. Stuart T. Hotchkiss served on the ship from 1943-1945. In fact, if you look hard enough, you can even find a picture of Captain Hotchkiss on the following website, which [...]
Source: Herman H. Duncan Collection #921 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: This photograph of the 1922 Greenville High School (Greenville, North Carolina) Baseball Team was used in the Greenville High School 1922 yearbook “The Tau.” Kneeling team members from left to right are identified as Richard Williams, Wesley Harvey, Douglas West, Frank Harrington, Berry [...]
Source: Leo W. Jenkins Papers (UA90.06) Staff Person: Kacy Guill Description: Jolinda Brewer, Judy Redfern, Susie Street, and David Gaines stand next to a road sign announcing the inauguration of Leo Warren Jenkins as the new president of East Carolina College. On May 13th, 1960, ten thousand people gathered at the college stadium for Jenkins’ inauguration. William Clyde [...]