Source: O’Neal Foundation Papers. #20.1.a Staff Person: Jonathan Dembo At first sight, the photograph above shows a typical, normal, prosaic, civic event: the ground-breaking ceremonies for a new building; a home for the family of William Benjamin “Ben” O’Neal. Upon closer examination, however, it represents an astonishing triumph of charity, goodwill, and community spirit over [...]
Category: letters (correspondence)
Source: Robert Morgan Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Letter from President Richard Nixon thanking Robert Morgan, North Carolina Attorney General, for his support of Nixon’s planned measures to end the Vietnam War.
Source: E. C. Winslow Records (Manuscript Collection #1174) Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: About 3000 Italian prisoners of war were sent to Camp Butner, just outside of Durham, N.C., in September 1943 where they were engaged in work projects. Out of this group about 500 men each were sent to branch camps in Tarboro, Windsor, [...]
The White House
September 18, 1970
Dear Mr. Morgan:
The enclosed article by Dr. Sidney Hook is among the most cogent and compelling documents I have read on the question of campus violence. I commend it to your consideration, for I know that you share my deep interest in resolving the crucial problems which our colleges and universities are facing at this time.
The heart of the matter — and of Dr. Hook’s thesis — is that the primary responsibility for maintaining a climate of free discussion and inquiry on the college campus rests with the academic community itself. As I said in my news conference in California in July, I hold this same point of view.
Thus it is with concern that I have noted — as did Dr. Hook — the growing tendency of college administrators to place the primary blame for campus violence and disruption on the failure of government to solve all our major problems at home and abroad. I recognize that many deeply concerned students and faculty members disagree with governmental positions at the national, state and local level, but while government can and must accept and carry out its responsibilities in connection with policies which may be unpopular on college and university campuses, there can be no substitute for the acceptance of responsibility for order and discipline on campuses by college administrators and college faculty.
The university is a precious national asset, a place in American society where the rule of reason and not the rule of force must prevail. Those who cannot accept that rule of reason, those who resort to the rule of force, have no place on a college campus. Only when college administrators, faculties and students accept and act on these premises will all of our universities again be able to go about the vital and important work of preserving and expanding our cultural heritage and training the future leaders of America.
I would appreciate receiving the benefit of your views on this vitally important subject.
With my best wishes,
[Signed: Richard Nixon]
Mr. Robert Burren Morgan
Attorney at Low
Lillington, North Carolina 27546
Source: Victor C. Faure Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1201 Staff Person: Lynette Lundin Description: The letter is written by Pvt. Victor C. Faure to his parents, Henry E. Faure and Inge Peterson Faure, who live in San Francisco, California, describing his experiences during World War I. From his letter above he describes Army life on [...]
Greensboro, N. Ca.
July 29th 63
Dear Marney & Sissie
I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know how we are. We are well and hope you the same. Cousin Fannie and Cecie is staying with us. I wish you were with us. Nancie says please try and get her some snuff. I am writing with Confederate ink. I am writing on a Confederate spelling Book. I went to a Ball and Danced with two Confederate officers. Give my love to Aunt Mary Ann and Family, Uncle and Family, Mrs. Gardner and Family, and Mrs. Betry and receive a share for yourself and Sissie. Kiss Ephey for me. There is not any more News at present.
All join me in love
Excuse write as soon as you can.
This from you affectionate Grand Daughter
Fannie Wallace to Mannie & Sissie, 1863 07 29 Arthur Whitford Papers #18.1.a
Source: Minges Collection #1136.1.a Staff Person: Dale Sauter Description: Original, signed letter from Caleb (C. D.) Bradham, Sr., inventor of Pepsi-Cola, to Dr. Jos. J. Watson in South Carolina promoting Pepsi-Cola as a safe drink. Bradham also mentions some basic ingredients found in the beverage (1917).
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: 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!.
Source: Hardison Family Papers, #767.l.p Staff Person: Ralph Scott The Hardison family was from Jamesville, North Carolina and more than three generations of family and business matters are covered in this collection. Primarily farmers, the manuscript materials describe day-to-day activities associated with agriculatural interests in Martin County. The collection covers the period 1727 to 1947 and contains [...]