James K. Cox Collection, ca. 1908-1940

Manuscript Collection #1110

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: James K. Cox Collection
    Creator: Cox, James K.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: 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.
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 1 box 13 items , Photographic prints
  • Description
     

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    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

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of James K. Cox

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

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

    Preferred Citation

    James K. Cox Collection (#1110), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Mark Custer, March 31, 2008

    Processed by Katie Noble, April 2010

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      (item 1)
      (item 2)
      (item 3)
      (item 4)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 5)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 6)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 7)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 8)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 9)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 10)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 11)
      Inside of the downtown fire station. Greenville Photographic print. Black and White. 6" x 9", ca. 1908 (item 12)
      Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 10" x 8", ca. 1908 (item 13)

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Folder a
       
      (item 1)
      (item 2)
      (item 3)
      (item 4)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 5)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 6)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 7)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5"x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 8)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 9)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 10)
      North Greene Street flood, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 5" x 3.5", ca. 1940 (item 11)
      Inside of the downtown fire station. Greenville Photographic print. Black and White. 6" x 9", ca. 1908 (item 12)
      Farmers Consolidated Tobacco Company members, Greenville, NC. Photographic print. Black and White. 10" x 8", ca. 1908 (item 13)


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