Emma Hooper papers

1909-1950
University Archives #UA90-05
Creator(s)
Physical description
10 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
[Item description].  Emma Hooper papers.  UA90-05, Box [number].  University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Repository
East Carolina University Archives
Access
The collection is open for research use.

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.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

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."


Arrangement

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...


Administrative information
Copyright notice

This material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to taking precautions against infringement of copyright and respecting the publication rights of reproduced materials. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Any materials used should be fully credited with their source according to the example given in the Preferred Citation note. Requests for assistance with citations and images of publication quality should be directed to specialcollections@ecu.edu. This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state law. The user assumes full responsibility for using such information and is advised that the disclosure of such information about identifiable living individuals without their consent may have legal ramifications.


Related material

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.


Container list
UA90.05.01.01 Greenville and Pitt County, 1907-1980
UA90.05.01.02 Greenville and Pitt County (2), 1907-1980
UA90.05.01.03 Securing ECTS for Eastern North Carolina, 1907-1980
UA90.05.01.04 Greenville's Effort to get ECTS, 1907-1980
UA90.05.01.05 Greenville- Book Section Notes, 1907-1980
UA90.05.02.01 Copies of Bills to Establish a Training School in Eastern N.C., 1907
UA90.05.02.02 The Founding of E.C.T.C., 1907-1930
UA90.05.02.03 Model School, 1907-1930
UA90.05.02.04 Model School (2), 1907-1930
UA90.05.02.05 Building the School, 1907-1930
UA90.05.02.06 Building the School (2), 1907-1930
UA90.05.03.01 Budget and Finances, 1907-1980
UA90.05.03.02 Budget and Finances (2), 1907-1980
UA90.05.03.03 Budget- 19th Biennial Report, 1944-1946
UA90.05.03.04 Budget- Appropriations, 1907-1980
UA90.05.03.05 Administration of the School , 1907-1980
UA90.05.03.06 Administration Manual (1953-1954), 1953-1954
UA90.05.03.07 Administration Manual (1958-1959), 1958-1959
UA90.05.04.01 Physical Improvements, 1934-1944, 1934-1944
UA90.05.04.02 Campus Buildings, 1930s-1940s, 1930-1940
UA90.05.04.03 New Buildings, 1960s, 1960-1970
UA90.05.04.04 Library, 1907-1980
UA90.05.04.05 Gymnasium, 1907-1980
UA90.05.04.06 Growth of Campus, 1907-1980
UA90.05.04.07 University Status, 1907-1980
UA90.05.05.01 Founders and Legislation, 1907-1930
UA90.05.05.02 Faculty, 1907-1919, 1907-1919
UA90.05.05.03 Faculty, 1920s, 1920-1930
UA90.05.05.04 Faculty, 1920s (2), 1920-1930
UA90.05.05.05 Robert Wright, 1920-1935
UA90.05.05.06 Robert Wright (2), 1920-1935
UA90.05.05.07 Robert Wright Commencement Address, 1923, 1923
UA90.05.06.01 Inaugural Address of Dr. Leon Meadows, 1935, 1935
UA90.05.06.02 Dr. Meadows' Administration, 1935-1945
UA90.05.06.03 Dr. Meadows' Administration (2), 1935-1945
UA90.05.06.04 Changes Under Dr. Meadows, 1935-1945
UA90.05.06.05 Problems and Policies under Dr. Meadows, 1935-1945
UA90.05.06.06 Faculty, 1930s, 1930-1940
UA90.05.07.01 Dennis Cooke's Administration, 1946-1947, 1946-1947
UA90.05.07.02 Dennis Cooke's Administration (2), 1946-1947
UA90.05.07.03 Faculty, 1940s, 1940-1950
UA90.05.08.01 Inauguration of John D. Messick, 1948, 1948-1950
UA90.05.08.02 Faculty- Dr. Messick, 1948-1960
UA90.05.08.03 Dr. Messick, 1950s, 1950-1960
UA90.05.08.04 Dr. Messick, 1950s (2), 1950-1960
UA90.05.08.05 Dr. Messick, 1950s (3), 1950-1960
UA90.05.08.06 Dr. Messick, 1950s (4), 1950-1960
UA90.05.08.07 Dr. Messick Section of Manuscript, 1950-1980
UA90.05.08.08 Faculty- Dr. Leo Jenkins, 1960s, 1960-1970
UA90.05.08.09 Faculty, 1950s and 1960s, 1950-1970
UA90.05.09.01 Faculty Officers, 1925-1926, Notecards, 1925-1926
UA90.05.09.02 Faculty Officers, 1925-1926, Notecards (2), 1925-1926
UA90.05.09.03 Board of Trustees, 1959-1968, 1959-1968
UA90.05.09.04 Board of Trustees Notecards, 1907-1930
UA90.05.09.05 Board of Trustees Notecards (2), 1907-1980
UA90.05.09.06 Committee Meetings, 1960s, 1960-1970
UA90.05.09.07 University Curriculum Committee Minutes, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.01 Enrollment, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.02 Notes on Enrollment, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.03 Student Health, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.04 Scholarships, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.05 Athletic Scholarships, 1907-1980
UA90.05.10.06 Grants and Other Honors, 1907-1980