Collection (1947-1951, undated) of programs relating to various organizations at Greenville High School, Greenville, NC. Organizations include the glee club, Dramateers and the football team.
The first public high school in Greenville, North Carolina was established in 1903 on Evans Street, on the present site of Sheppard Memorial Library. In 1915, a new high school building was built on what is now an East Carolina University parking lot, located at the intersection of Fifth and Reade Streets. E. S. Peele served as the first principal of the school in this building. On Wednesday, April 12, 1927, fire engulfed and destroyed the original building. A new building was constructed soon thereafter, soon to be followed by the addition of an auditorium-gymnasium.
In 1955 ground was broken for a new high school on South Elm Street. On November 14, 1957, the building was opened and dedicated as Rose High School. Historically, African-Americans attended C. M. Eppes High School near the current intersection of West Fifth Street and Memorial Drive. Eppes officially began as a high school in 1942. When the majority of the Eppes campus burned on January 28, 1970, integration at the high school level was accelerated with all students attending Rose High School. In 1992 Rose High School opened a new building on Arlington Boulevard, which is its current location.
The donor of this collection attended Greenville High School, graduating in 1951. She was a member of the school's Mixed Chorus.
The collection consists of various programs and other related printed materials documenting student events at Greenville High School in Greenville, NC during the years 1948 through1951. The bulk of these relate to activities of the glee club, the mixed chorus and the high school band. Also included is a program from the 1949 Homecoming football game in which Greenville played Kinston. In addition to the programs, there are tickets attached to some of the programs as well. Also present are schedules for choral competitions and a school fashion show. For more details, see container list below.
Gift of Peggy Nicholls (Mrs. Richard V.) Ziglar
Processed by Nicole Calderon, April 22, 2010
Processed by Dale Sauter, 2010
Encoded by Apex Data Services
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