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36068
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East Carolina University’s development could be perceived through on-campus involvement options. Campus life in the 1920s and 1930s may be viewed as an illustrious illustration. The three literary-minded societies were Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Sydney Lanier. As for the Jarvis Society, it was established for the few male students on campus.
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36069
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For this second generation ECU alumna, the snowstorm of 1943 could have been something worth writing home about. Noteworthy items in this present day reflection included the shortage of male students and rationed items on campus during World War II. Meeting the professed love of her life that day, though, alone would have made it significant and special.
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36076
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Among East Carolina Teacher’s Training School’s collection of historically famous facts was the source of the first spring break. Despite modern technology’s absence, the first president’s promise to have the college re-opened in ten days was kept. For this article, the promise kept was also illustrated in pictures. Accompanied photos chronicled the rebuilding of the current Old Cafeteria Building and former Refectory between April 2nd-12th, 1915.
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36077
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ECU student teachers perhaps can relate to the common concerns cited by this ECTTS student teacher. January 6, 1920 at Greenville’s Joyner School included the day starting with a bell and activities like recess and dinner. Concerns more timely than timeless included games like Sling the Biscuit, a car starting up with a crank, and speeding defined as driving at five miles an hour.
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36075
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Mentioned were the ten teachers hired by the first president of what was East Carolina Teachers’ Training School. In the accompanied photo were those with past and present buildings at ECU named for them: William H. Ragsdale, Maria D. Graham, Mamie E. Jenkins, Herbert E. Austin, Sallie Joyner Davis, and Claude W. Wilson. The other four featured in the reprinted first photo included Kate W. Lewis, Birdie McKinney, Jennie M. Ogden, and Fannie Bishop.
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36078
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Facts hinting the excitement over the inaugural class’ arrival on October 5, 1909 were an incomplete auditorium and borrowed pews serving as the first desks. Time-bound facts were kerosene lamps as the light source and number of incoming students, totaling 123 and including 104 women and 19 men. As for timeless facts, included was reprinted text from the first president’s speech, given a month later. His speech reflected the hope and promise he perceived.
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36079
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The YWCA, constructed in 1925, was known for many firsts, in its purposes for the students of East Carolina Teachers’ College. It was the first student group on campus; first student government; first student store. As for its last building, the Y Hut, that served as the student center until it was cleared to make way for the construction of Joyner Library.
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36085
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Alluding to an article in an earlier edition about Kate Beckwith, the author discusses his mother who he believed was influenced by East Carolina Teachers Training School’s first principal. In reference to his mother’s teaching career, he noted North Carolina’s contribution to the well-known schoolteacher stereotype. According to him, female teachers could not be married.
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36084
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The spotlighted digitalization project involved yearbooks from 1923-1979. This preservation project, which made many editions of the Tecoan and Buccaneer available online and in print, was a collaboration between five UNC system schools and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. As for ECU’s preservation project of its first decade, noted was the upcoming digitalization of its Training School Quarterly.
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36088
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The arrival of East Carolina Teachers Training School also started the redirection of Greenville’s spread in 1910. Within four years, the former trend—moving west from Five Points—had shifted to the east, towards what became known as the main campus.
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36089
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Along with famous firsts for East Carolina University’s first century were visits by historical figures. Included as famous visitors was this aviator, also among the first famous female pilots.
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36082
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The title alluded to a quintessential element of the college experience, albeit as it was known by ECTC students. For an NYC trip, on the itinerary with the famous Statue of Liberty were the less famous Children’s Hospital, Henry Street Mission, and the Cloisters.
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36083
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Expansion of ECTTS’s Power House entailed electricity on campus seven days a week. Lofty in height and reputation, the Power House chimney stood tall on the mall until the late 1970s.
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36092
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In the first graduating class for East Carolina Teachers Training School was Pattie Simmons Dowell. As for personal firsts, they included class registration; presidency of ECTTS’s YWCA; alumna to receive a doctorate; recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award. Possible, then, that she is also the first alumna to have a campus street, Dowell Way, named in her honor.
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36098
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Among East Carolina Teacher Training School’s early accomplishments and famous firsts was offering a full academic year that included the summer. This option, implemented in 1912 and institutionalized in 1922, made it possible for students to complete a Bachelor’s degree in three years. It was a rare offering for a school in the South during this decade.