The personal papers of Mrs. Emma Hooper, a former teacher at East Carolina Teachers' College. Information was collected and compiled by Mrs. Hooper as she researched and wrote a book about the history of East Carolina University ("East Carolina's Spade") for the school's fiftieth anniversary.
Emma L. Hooper, born in 1889, was a former English teacher at East Carolina Teacher's College. She taught Writing and Composition, and taught for 35 years total at East Carolina. She served on several faculty committees during her tenure as a teacher, and witnessed the school's growth from a small institution to a university with thousands of students enrolling each year. She was involved with the university administration and a personal friend of several of the university Presidents, including Wright, Meadows, Messick, and Jenkins. She attempted to write a book commemorating the history of East Carolina University for its fiftieth anniversary, but she never finished the lengthy compilation. She did publish several articles about the history of the school. She died in 1988 at 99 years old.
This collection contains 27 standard archival boxes and 1 oversize material box. Manuscript materials include information about Greenville, NC and Pitt County, NC, East Carolina Teachers' College (E.C.T.C.), East Carolina College (E.C.C.), East Carolina University (E.C.U.), information about the Administration and Faculty of the school, as well as information about the curriculum and departments and student life and activities. Also included are drafts and copies of Mrs. Hooper's manuscript of "East Carolina's Spade."
This collection is arranged into 27 boxes plus 1 oversize box of materials. The boxes are thematically arranged to best aid the researcher. Most material in the collection is manuscript material, including handwritten and typed material by Mrs. Hooper, b...
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Researches may also find Historical Newspapers collection at Joyner Library helpful. Mrs. Hooper included many newspaper clippings from the "Daily Reflector" that have since been removed because of their deterioration. Researchers can find the same information and articles that Mrs. Hooper originally included on microfilm, as the "Daily Reflector" and other newspapers are archived on microfilm.