The Mabel A. Grant Papers contain photographs, carte de visites, coursework, ephemera, memorabilia newspaper clippings, poetry, and a personal diary from 1918-1920.
Mabel Adeline Grant was born to William and Sallie Grant of Goldsboro, North Carolina on November 11, 1897. The family had strong ties to the local community being members of the Casey's Chapel Free Will Baptists and William Grant serving as the Wayne County Sheriff for a number of years. Mabel enrolled at the East Carolina Teachers Training School in Greenville, North Carolina, the predecessor to East Carolina University, in June of 1918. On December 24, 1919, only months after finishing her school term, she was married to Benjamin William Daniels, a naval officer from Goldsboro who had served aboard the USS Nebraska in WWI. Together they would raise four children before Mabel Grant Daniels passed away on October 14, 1951.
This collection includes the personal records of Mabel Adeline Daniels (née Grant) during her time as a student at the East Carolina Teachers Training School (1918-1919). The first series includes a photograph of her classmates at ECTTS, a picture of Mabel on her wedding day, and two carte de visites. The second series includes two children's books that she wrote and illustrated for her education courses at the school. The third series contains two programs for musical recitals held on campus, a booklet of patriotic songs, and a card for the 1919 Philathea Methodist Banquet. The fourth series includes Mabel's school scrapbook, which contains newspaper clippings of poetry and photographs/carte de visites from Greenville, NC (1918-1919). The fifth series contains her personal diary from her time at ECTTS, which not only describes her everyday life as a student, but also includes references to the North Carolina influenza outbreak and the end of World War I. The sixth series includes a quotation book of excerpts and poems that Mabel assembled during her schooling.
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This collection is a part of Record Group 70: Alumni records