Pitt County, N.C., Schools Historical Records - RESTRICTED

1916-1993
Manuscript Collection #1323
Creator(s)
Pitt County Schools; Alford, Arthur S., 1929-1982
Physical description
30.21 Cubic Feet, 64 archival boxes, consisting of correspondence, statements, audit reports, pamphlets, newsletters, memoranda, specifications, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, and trophies
Preferred Citation
Pitt County, N.C., Schools Historical Records (#1323), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
This collection is closed temporarily. All access is restricted.

This collection of official records will document the history of Pitt County, North Carolina, schools from about 1910 until the 1990s, highlighting especially the era of segregation. Included here are the Statement of Funds Needed for Six Months School on the Basis of Teachers' Salaries, Showing the Length of School Provided by Pitt County for the year July 1, 1916, through June 30, 1917, with separate statements for "White" and "Colored" schools, a letter (1924) from G. R. Whitfield, Supervisor for "Colored" Schools; audit reports (1928-1977); and scrapbooks (1970s-1980s) for Third Street School, C. M. Eppes Middle School, Third Street School, Greenville Middle School, and Agnes Fullilove School. Also included are building specifications and correspondence (1949-1982) related to Eastern Elementary, Fleming Street School, South Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle School, Elmhurst Elementary, and Rose High School; football pamphlets for Rose High School; trophy cups (1922, 1980); and correspondence (late 1960s-early 1970s) with Arthur S. Alford, superintendent of Pitt County Schools.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 7, 2018, (unprocessed), 0.06 cubic feet;This donation of official records is the first of many that will document the history of Pitt County, North Carolina, schools from about 1910 until the 1970s, highlighting especially the era of segregation. Included here are the "Statement of Funds Needed for Six Months School on the Basis of Teachers' Salaries, Showing the Length of School Provided by Pitt County for the year July 1, 1916, through June 30, 1917, with separate statements for "White" and "Colored" schools. Gift of Steven Anthony Hill.

August 3, 2018, (unprocessed addition 1), 7 cubic feet; Addition of Pitt County, North Carolina, schools material includes separate statements (1916-1917) of funds needed for "white" and "colored" schools; a letter (1924) from G. R. Whitfield, Supervisor for "Colored" Schools; audit reports (1928-1977); and scrapbooks (1970s-1980s) for Third Street School, C. M. Eppes Middle School, Third Street School, Greenville Middle School, and Agnes Fullilove School. Also included are building specifications and correspondence (1949-1982) related to Eastern Elementary, Fleming Street School, South Greenville Elementary, Greenville Middle School, Elmhurst Elementary, and Rose High School; football pamphlets for Rose High School; and trophy cups (1922, 1980). Gift of Steven Anthony Hill.

January 24, 2019, (unprocessed addition 2), 1.15 cubic feet; Correspondence (1967-1970) with Superintendent of the Pitt County Board of Education Arthur S. Alford; printed memos (1968-1972) from the Pitt County Board of Education and Superintendent Arthur S. Alford; Plain Talk newsletter (Nov.-Dec. 1971); operational data; lists (1968-1971) of Board of Education members, teachers and staff, and attendees at workshops; and health certificates. Also included are documents related to State of North Carolina Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System (1970-1971), financial and salary matters (1962, 1967-1970), and athletics (1968-1969). Gift of Steven Anthony Hill.

September 30, 2019, (unprocessed addition 3), 17 cubic feet; This addition of late 1960s to early 1970s material includes correspondence to and from Superintendent of Pitt County Public Schools Arthur S. Alford; audit reports and budget materials; planning and policy documents; Board of Education minutes and reports; papers related to the number of students, athletics, driver training, and suspensions and expulsions; and annual reports. Gift of Steven Anthony Hill.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Steven Anthony Hill

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
Alford, Arthur S., 1929-1982--Correspondence
Whitfield, G. R., 1897---Correspondence