Greenville Area Preservation Association Records, 1981-1991

Manuscript Collection #605

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Greenville Area Preservation Association Records
    Creator: Greenville Area Preservation Association
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Text and photographs for publication of the Architectural heritage of Greenville, North Carolina. (undated)
    Extent: 2.1 Cubic feet, 5 archival boxes and 1 oversize folder, consisting of photographs, a scrapbook, galley proofs, correspondence, clippings, book cover art, brochures, and newsletters
  • Description

    The Greenville Area Preservation Association (GAPA) Records contain proposed photographs for the group’s project to publish the book “Architectural Heritage of Greenville North Carolina”. Also included are drafts of the book’s narrative (1988), cover art for the book, correspondence concerning the book, and various maps. There is also a site plan of the “Skinnerville” neighborhood, and a scrapbook documenting the formation and mission of GAPA (1988). Also included in the scrapbook are articles concerning the preservation of the Jones-Lee House (September 1980), agreements with the city of Greenville (December 1980), the purchase of The Alumni Center (May 1980), and documentation of the gift of the R.L. Humber house to the city (May 1980). There are various negative and positive images contained in these records of 32 GAPA officers including Robbie Tugwell, Walter Faulkner, Pat Rice, Bobby Swinson, A.E. Dubber, and Maury York.

    These records also include copies of photo advertisements of Bissette’s Drug Store. Other correspondence includes handwritten notes on the Humber house (January 1988), Gapagrams (1982-1990), and a diagram of all officers (1983).

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    The Greenville Historic Properties Commission was created in 1979 by Robbie Tugwell, President and Bobby Swinson, Vice President. The name changed to the Greenville Area Preservation Association (GAPA) and by January 1981, GAPA had fifty members. In 1988, GAPA was reorganized under a new president, Maury York, and vice president, Michael Cotter. The objectives of GAPA were to preserve the historical legacy of Greenville through recognition of its outstanding citizens and historical structures, and organize a taskforce to approach local government for better solutions for future historic preservation practices. Most of their initial goals were completed and GAPA is now disbanded.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    June 26, 1990, (unprocessed), 1 cubic foot; Text and photographs for publication of The Architectural Heritage of Greenville, North Carolina. Donor:Board of Directors.

    June 21, 1991, (unprocessed addition 1), 1 cubic foot; Editorial files for publication of architectural history. Donor: Mr. Michael Cotter.

    February 1, 2018, (unprocessed addition 2), 0.10 cubic foot; Records (1981-1991) of the Greenville Area Preservation Association Records including correspondence, newsletters, brochures, and clippings that document the activities of the group in Greenville, North Carolina, to encourage preservation of historic buildings and raise awareness of the history of Greenville. Donor: William E. "Mickey" Elmore and Martha G. Elmore.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Board of Directors
    Gift of Mr. Michael Cotter
    Gift of William E. "Mickey" Elmore and Martha G. Elmore

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    Greenville Area Preservation Association Records (#605), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

    Processed by Leah Turner, December 19, 2017

Preliminary Inventory

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