James K. Cox Collection

ca. 1908,1940
Manuscript Collection #1110
Creator(s)
Cox, James K.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 1 box 13 items , Photographic prints
Preferred Citation
James K. Cox Collection (#1110), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Photographic prints (circa 1908, circa1940) of Greenville, North Carolina scenes, including a portrait of the Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, a view of the downtown fire station interior, and eleven images of a flooded area on North Greene Street near Dal Cox's Esso filling station. Black & white. Various sizes.


Biographical/historical information

This collection consists of one photo featuring members of Greenville, North Carolina's Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company, one photo documenting an interior view of Greenville, North Carolina's downtown fire station and eleven images depicting flooding in the North Greene Street area of Greenville, North Carolina.

The flooding in Greenville, North Carolina occurred during the summer of 1940. Historically, this flood was not as destructive as other floods in Greenville before or since, and other communities suffered worse damage. The Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company was founded in Greenville in 1903 and is documented as active as late as 1918. Among the members featured in the photograph are prominent figures in Greenville's civic and business history. The first united fire company was established in Greenville in 1902.

Source: Roger Kammerer's "Pitt's Past" Column abstracts http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/ncc/PittPast.cfm


Scope and arrangement

The collection consists of thirteen black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer. The bulk of the photographs document a flooded area near North Greene Street in Greenville, North Carolina (circa 1940). Among the landmarks featured is Dal Cox's Esso service station. Other topics are represented by one photograph. These include the interior of Greenville's downtown fire station (circa 1908) and members of Greenville's Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company (circa 1908). For further details see the container list below.


Administrative information
Custodial History

August 21, 2007, 13 items, 0.01 cubic feet; Photographic prints (ca. 1908-1940) of Greenville, North Carolina scenes, including a portrait of the Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, a view of the Downtown Fire Station interior, and 11 images of the Flood on North Greene Street near the Dal Cox Esso Station. Black & white. Various sizes. Donor: James K. Cox

Source of acquisition

Gift of James K. Cox

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, March 31, 2008

Processed by Katie Noble, April 2010

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Folder a Item 1 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Black and White. 5" x 3.5" 1 item. 1p., ca. 1940. Image faces the east side of Dal Cox's Esso service station. Water from the flood is seen on the left side of the image along with a Pepsi sign and a white picket fence in the background
Box 1 Folder a Item 2 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940. Shows the front right corner of Dal Cox's Esso service station. Floodwater is covering the street in front of the store. Two pickup trucks are visible along with people gathered under the carport
Box 1 Folder a Item 3 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940. Depicts the left side of Dal Cox's Esso service station during the flood. Three young boys are standing directly in the front of the picture with a large group of people gathered under the carport. On the far right corner, a car with people in the back is also visible
Box 1 Folder a Item 4 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940. The entire street is visible along with Dal Cox's Esso service station in the far right corner. The L. M. Ernest Construction Company building is visible directly to the left of the station. People are seen standing all along the street
Box 1 Folder a Item 5 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 6 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 7 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 8 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 9 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 10 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 11 North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940
Box 1 Folder a Item 12 Inside of the downtown fire station. Greenville Photographic print. Black and White. 6" x 9", ca. 1908
Box 1 Folder a Item 13 Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 10" x 8", ca. 1908