Edward H. Brodie Collection

Manuscript Collection #132
Brodie, Edward H.
Physical description
0.488 Cubic Feet, 79 items , correspondence, research notes, interviews, news clippings, one loose-leaf volume of material, and miscellaneous.
Preferred Citation
Edward H. Brodie Collection (#132), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Collection (1907-1967) consisting correspondence, publication relating to ECU, research notes, interviews, news clippings, letters, etc. 40 items.

Biographical/historical information

Edward H. Brodie, of Zebulon, N.C., is a former East Carolina University student and member of the Fountainhead staff.

Scope and arrangement

As a student, Brodie compiled material consisting of interviews, correspondence, and publications relating to the history of ECU.

The collection contains information concerning the early years of East Carolina Teacher's Training School and highlights the sequence of events leading from the establishment of the school in 1907 to its subsequent development into a university in 1967. Also included are interviews and articles relating to student impressions of the early years and material featuring the founders of the school such as first president Robert Herring Wright and former Governor Thomas Jarvis, who along with J. Y. Joyner and W. H. Ragsdale, participated actively in the campaign to establish the school.

Of particular interest is a notebook containing typescript and printed articles tracing ECU's growth from its origin to 1969. Two correspondence files exist. The first consists primarily of photocopies of letters among ECU's founders; and the second contains Brodie's personal research correspondence.

Administrative information
Custodial History

June 9, 1970, 40 items and one volume; Correspondence, notes, interviews, and a loose-leaf volume of material concerning history of East Carolina University. Gift of Mr. Brodie, Zebulon, N.C.

March 4, 1991, (unprocessed addition 1), 13 pages; Transcript of interview with Mrs. Agnes W. Barrett (1970). Donor: Mr. William A. Shires.

February 26, 1996, (unprocessed addition 2), 1 cubic foot; Papers (1966-1977), including correspondence, poetry, clippings, programs, diary entries, and miscellany. Donor: Mr. Edward H. Brodie.

April 8, 1998, (unprocessed addition 3), 1 cubic foot; Correspondence (1967-1991) and miscellany. Donor: Mr. Edward H. Brodie.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mr. Edward H. Brodie

Processing information

Processed by M. Terry, June 1979

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Key terms
Personal Names
Barrett, Agnes W.--Interviews
Brodie, Edward H.
Jarvis, Thomas Jordan, 1836-1915
Wright, Robert Herring, 1870-1934
Corporate Names
East Carolina Teachers Training School--History
East Carolina University--History