The idea for an eastern normal school came up first in Wilson in 1901 in a bill which was rejected. It developed into a contest between 9 towns and finally resulted in the successful bid of Greenville and Pitt County in 1907. Close to the 100th Anniversary of the school now, the following exhibit will walk with you in the footsteps of faculty, students and supporters through the founding and first graduation and continue on through the years of its development.
For ease of navigation within this exhibit, the digital resources have been grouped into categories:
You can find thousands of additional documents about the history of East Carolina University digitized in our Digital Collections.