Herbert Richard Paschal, Jr., Papers

1951-1983, undated
Manuscript Collection #481
Paschal, Herbert R. (Herbert Richard), 1927-1982
Physical description
5.663 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Herbert Richard Paschal, Jr., Papers (#481), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Papers (1951-1983) of deceased East Carolina University History Professor (and Department Head) Herbert R. Paschal, Jr., include his research files relating to exploration and early settlement of the English Colonies in North Carolina, 1644-1700. Also included are files related to his career and to his years as a student.

Administrative information
Custodial History

December 13, 1983, (unprocessed), 1350 items; Correspondence, research notes, clippings, reports, minutes, photocopies of documents, and miscellaneous. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal.

November 12, 1991, (unprocessed addition 1), 2 cubic feet; Correspondence, research notes, and miscellaneous materials. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal.

August 24, 2000, (unprocessed addition 2), 2 cubic feet; Research files, consisting of photocopies and typescript transcripts of 17th century publications concerning English government and the exploration and early settlement of North Carolina. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

July 28, 2006, (unprocessed addition 3), 1 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Biography (ca. 1967-1974) of Edward Teach, also known as Blackbeard the Pirate, who frequented North Carolina waters, ca. 1680-1718, by Robert E. Lee. Photocopy typescript manuscript. Incomplete. Notes, appendices, bibliography. Rec'd. 6/22/2005. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

April 29, 2008, (unprocessed addition 4), 11 items, 0.02 cubic feet; Papers (1953-1982) including letters of sympathy received by Mrs. Herbert Richard Paschal, Jr., World War II ration book; clipping pertaining to his appointment to the faculty of East Carolina College; and printed items relating to ECC's 50th anniversary in 1957. Autograph letters & printed materials. See preliminary inventory. Rec'd. 4/5/2008. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

June 15, 2010, (unprocessed addition 5), 632 items, 0.893 cubic feet; Correspondence and research materials (1957-1981, undated) related to Dr. Paschal's scholarship on the Tuscarora Indians in North Carolina, 1957-1980; early American History, and his contractual agreement with the Tryon Palace Commission to write a history of New Bern and Craven County [North Carolina], 1978-1981; also 17 reels of microfilmed source documents. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 2/12/2010.. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

June 16, 2010, (unprocessed addition 6), 23 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1953-1983) including historical essays, correspondence concerning Dr. Paschal's research and publication efforts; also a program for the 1976 dedication of a portrait of the Earl of Chatham, Sir William Pitt, by The Pitt County Historical Society; & a speech given at by Dr. Paschal at the dedication. See preliminary inventory. Recd. 3/29/2010. Note: The donor is the widow of Prof. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr. Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

August 30, 2012, (unprocessed addition 7), 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1951-1979, undated) include correspondence about scholarships while a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the post-graduation job search, his time at ECU as a faculty member and as History Department chair, working to get his dissertation published by UNC Press, appointments to historical commissions and speaking engagements. Important correspondents include Christopher Crittenden, Lambert Davis, Terry Sanford and Hugh T. Lefler. Also included are speeches (handwritten and typescript). Donor: Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal, Jr.

Processing information

This collection is unprocessed: Boxes 1-23 have not been inventoried. Select items from box 4 and box 12 have been digitized. Boxes 24-28 have a folder-level inventory.

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
Paschal, Herbert R. (Herbert Richard), 1927-1982
Teach, Edward, -1718
Corporate Names
East Carolina University--Faculty
History teachers--North Carolina--Greenville
Tuscarora Indians--North Carolina--History
North Carolina--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Container list
Box 24 Folder b Paschal, Herbert Richard, Jr. (Mrs.) Sympathy letters received by Mrs. Herbert Richard "Dot" Paschal (1982) concerning the death of Prof. Herbert Richard Paschal, Jr. 7 items. 8 p
Box 24 Folder c War Ration Book Four (1943) belonging to Herbert R. Paschal. Partial. Printed. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Includes some ration stamps
Box 24 Folder d Seven New Staff Members for EFF (1955) Greenville, NC Daily Reflector Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Mentions appointment of Herbert R. Paschal & Joseph F. Steelman, to ECC faculty
Box 24 Folder e Fiftieth Anniversary Convocation 1907-1957 East Carolina College Program (1957) Printed Brochure. 1 item. 2 p
Box 24 Folder f As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, Playbill (1957) for East Carolina College Golden Anniversary. Printed Flyer. 1 item. 1 p
Box 24 Folder g Contract and proposal (1979) for the preparation of a history of New Bern and Craven County, North Carolina to be written by Herbert Richard Paschal Jr. Manuscript. 2 items. 11 p
Box 24 Folder h Letters (1978-1981) concerning Dr. Herbert Richard Paschal Jr.'s work and progress on a history of New Bern and Craven County North Carolina. Correspondence. 16 items. 19 p
Box 24 Folder i Letter (1981) from Mrs. Graham A. Barden [New Bern, North Carolina] to Herbert Richard Paschal Jr. containing information about the history of New Bern, North Carolina. Correspondence/Manuscript. 6 items. 12 p
Box 24 Folder j Letters (1957-1965) received by Herbert Richard Paschal regarding his work on a history of the Tuscarora Indians. Correspondence. 9 items. 10 p
Box 24 Folder k Manuscript written by David Stick (1980) about Indian presences and way of life in Coastal North Carolina. Manuscript. 1 item. 25 p
Box 24 Folder l Primary list of items (undated) to be included in proposed volume of printed Seventeenth Century Carolina Material by Herbert Richard Paschal. 1 item. 3 p
Box 25 Folder a "Materials Missing or Incomplete" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 15 items. 34 p
Box 25 Folder b "Works Being Typed" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 26 items. 27 p
Box 25 Folder c "American & Other Bibliographies" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 204 items. 204 p
Box 25 Folder d "Secondary Accounts of Promotional Literature" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 3 items 3 p
Box 25 Folder e "Carolina Coffee House" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 36 item. 36 p
Box 25 Folder f "Fundamental Constitution" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 38 items. 63 p
Box 25 Folder g "Possible 17th Century Carolina" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 2 items. 2 p
Box 25 Folder h "Bacon's Rebellion" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 39 items. 104 p
Box 25 Folder i "New England Records in State Archives" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 55 items. 58 p
Box 25 Folder j "North Carolina Colonial Inventory Cards" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 33 items. 33 p
Box 25 Folder k "Neustadt and Randolph" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 86 items. 107 p
Box 25 Folder l "North Carolina 17th Century Material Collected" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 39 items. 45 p
Box 25 Folder m "Promotional Literature Non-Carolina" (undated) series of index cards. Manuscript. 3 items. 3 p
Box 26 Folder a Williams, Edvvard, Virginia Richly Valued (1650) [London, England]. Microfilm. 1 item. 67 p
Box 26 Folder b Washbourne, Thomas. Divine Poems (1654) [London, England]. Microfilm. 1 item. 88 p
Box 26 Folder c Papers dealing with the American Colonies and Virginia. Microfilm. 1 item. 90 p
Box 26 Folder d Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, Including a copy of the North Carolina Constitution (1670), Signed March 1, 1669, New York Public Library Copy Microfilm. 1 item. 32p. NOTES: Received by Mr. Paschal i, January 1970
Box 26 Folder e Selections from various works including: The True Protestant Mercury (1682); Heraclitus Ridens (1681); Reynel, Carew (1674) The True English Interest [London England]; Proceedings Against the Earl of Shaftsbury [London, England] (1681); Knight, Sir Jonas Moore (1681) A New System of Mathematicks; Geographia Universalis (1691) [London, England]; Bohun, Edmund (1688) A Geographical Dictionary [London, England]; Bray, Thomas (1699) Apostick Charity [London, England]; Cosmography and Geography (1683) [London, England]; The Great Historical Dictionary (1694) [London, England]; De Jone, Johannes De Raei (1680) Dictionarium Geographicum [Amsterdam, Netherlands]. Microfilm. 1 item. 124 p
Box 26 Folder f The Impartial Protestant Mercury (1681-1682) and The True Protestant Mercury (1681), periodicals published in London. Microfilm. 1 item. 244 p
Box 26 Folder g Tracts Relating to America and the West Indies (1682) [London, England]. Microfilm. 1 item. 343 p
Box 26 Folder h Wilson, Samuel, Description de la Carolina Pres La Florida Genève (1684). Microfilm. 1 item. 75 p. NOTES: Written entirely in French
Box 26 Folder i Crouch, Nathaniel. (1685) The English Empire in America [London, England]. Microfilm. 1 item,. 42 p
Box 27 Folder a Catalogues of books (1700) sent to Mr. Brett, to be used in the founding of a library in Bath, North Carolina; Account Book belonging to a Dr. Bray. (1708); Letter from a R. Marsen sent to a unknown person. Microfilm. 2 items. 107 p
Box 27 Folder b Bullock, William, (1787) Virginia Impartially Examined Microfilm. 1 item. 80 p
Box 27 Folder c Perkins, Samuel H., Journal (1818-1832), containing information about Hyde County, North Carolina. 2 Vols. Microfilm. 1 item 365 p
Box 27 Folder d Selected papers from the South Carolina Historical Society. Microfilm. 1 item. 314 p
Box 27 Folder e Ackerman, Robert Kilgo, South Carolina Colonial Land Policies (1965) Thesis written by a Doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina. Microfilm. 1 item. 208 p
Box 27 Folder f Neustadt, Maxine Fern, Proprietary Purposes in the Anglo-American Colonies.: Problems in The Transplantation of English Patterns of Social Organization, a thesis written by a Graduate Student from the University of Wisconsin. Microfilm. 1 item 695 p
Box 27 Folder g Fagg, Daniel Webster, Jr. Carolina, 1663-1683: The Founding of a Proprietary (1970) thesis written by a Doctoral candidate at Emory University. Microfilm. 1 item. 364 p
Box 28 Folder a Paschal, Herbert R. letters (1968) sent to William S. Powell concerning the creation of a history of North Carolina. Correspondence. 2 items. 4 p
Box 28 Folder b Various letters (1982-1983) received by Mrs. Herbert R. Paschal regarding the death of Herbert R. Paschal and his estate, including the various writings he was under contract with. Correspondence. 12 items. 14 p
Box 28 Folder c Hope Plantation [Windsor, North Carolina], Letter and Narrative (1979) concerning the historic Hope Plantation written by Herbert R. Paschal Jr. Manuscript. 2 items. 19 p
Box 28 Folder d Paschal, Herbert R. Jr., (undated) report written on Charles Griffin; papers (undated) written on North Carolina History by unknown authors titled; Economic and Social Life of Albemarle County, and Towns-And a Capital. Manuscript. 3 items. 20 p
Box 28 Folder e Paschal, Herbert R. Jr., (1953) New South Crop: Some Notes on the Rise of the Peanut Industry to 1900. Manuscript. 1 item. 42 p
Box 28 Folder f Dedication of The Portrait of First Earl of Chatham, Sir William Pitt (1976) program, and address titled William Pitt and the Colonies, written by Herbert R. Paschal Jr. Manuscript. 2 items. 6 p
Box 28 Folder g Paper (ca. 1968) by an unknown author, concerning the history of North Carolina from the discovery of America to the founding of the Lost Colony. Manuscript. 1 item. 240 p
Folder os2 Maps
Folder os1 John White's Map of Coastal Carolina ca. 1585, Reproduction. Manuscript. 1 item. 1 p
Box 29 Folder a Correspondence, 1951-1955
Box 29 Folder b Correspondence related to Paschal's tenure at East Carolina College/University, 1955-1975
Box 29 Folder c Correspondence with the University of North Carolina Press, 1961-1962
Box 29 Folder d Correspondence related to Appointments to Non-East Carolina College Committees and Commissions, 1955-1968
Box 29 Folder e Speech delivered to River and Sound Society of N.C.
Box 29 Folder f Speech titled "The Cultural Awakening in Twentieth Century North Carolina."
Box 29 Folder g Correspondence and drafts of talks for speaking engagements, 1963-1980, undated