Jesse Rountree Moye Papers, ca. 1930-1955

Manuscript Collection #1111

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Jesse Rountree Moye Papers
    Creator: Moye, Jesse Rountree
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Collection (ca. 1930–1954) manuscript and printed materials relating to the early history of Pitt County, North Carolina, and the Greenville High School Class of 1946, including revised manuscript drafts of a history of Pitt County, including correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels.
    Extent: 0.3 Cubic feet, 1 box and 1 oversize folder, correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels
  • Description
     

    The Pitt County History materials includes manuscripts and notes on early Pitt County history, 1775–1954, written by Jesse Rountree Moye prior to 1955.

    The Greenville High School and WWII ephemera includes printed material apparently compiled by Edward Williams Jr., consisting of programs, playbills, handbooks and other material related to Greenville High School, 1939–1946. There is also a collection (10 items) of WWII era rationing labels and price tags.

    Oversized material includes an original map of North Carolina highways in 1938 and an original 1940 War Map of Europe which includes insets of Africa and the British Isles with verso of the Western Hemisphere and the Panama Canal Zone.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Miss Jesse Rountree Moye was interested in the history of Pitt County and the role her family played in the community. Her ancestor’s contributions to Pitt County pre-dated the American Revolution and continued well into the twentieth century. Miss Moye was herself an active contributor to the community, researching the history of the county as well as her own family history. She also actively participated in the community herself, collected and saved mementos of community events, and began writing a history of Pitt County. Her family donated the land for the site of Pitt County Memorial Hospital in the memory of her father, Jesse Rountree Moye. Note: The Greenville High School items and the WWII ephemera may have been compiled by Edward S. Williams Jr., the primary donor of the collection.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    September 5, 2007 36 items, 0.30 cubic feet; Collection (ca. 1930–1955) manuscript and printed materials relating to the early history of Pitt County, North Carolina and the Greenville High School Class of 1946, including revised manuscript drafts of a history of Pitt County, including correspondence, clippings, brochures, pamphlets, maps and rationing labels, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Dr. Edward S. Williams and Roger Kammerer

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Dr. Edward S. Williams
    Gift of Roger Kammerer

    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

    Jesse Rountree Moye Papers (#1111), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Encoded by Lindsay Flood, April 3, 2008

    Processed by Jonathan Dembo July 2007; Sue Gurley April 2010

Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Pitt County History
       
      Moye family's donation of land for hospital site in memory of Mr. Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). 1 item. 3 p. (item 1)
      Notes on early history of Pitt County, North Carolina by Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 25 p. Note: Possibly editorial changes to a manuscript draft of a history of Pitt County. (item 2)
    • Pitt County History
       
      Dedication of Rountree Church Memorial in memory of Jesse Rountree, 1765-1840. (April 27, 1947). Printed program. 1 item. 2p. (item 2)
      Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to "Ernest" requesting help finding information on General William Clark (1790-1859). (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5p. (item 3)
      Commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph and typescript draft of newspaper article. 1 item. 3. p. (item 4)
      Partial manuscript draft of history of Pitt County 1775-1955 by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and Typescript. 1 item. 45 p. Note: Edited manuscript with research notes. (item 5)
    • Pitt County History; World War II & Greenville High School Ephemera
       
      Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to News and Observer requesting printing of article regarding the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5 p. (item 1)
      Jesse Rountree Moye's initiation of W.P.A. sponsorship for Greenville's first Fine Arts Festival. (1935). Clipping. 1 item 1p. (item 2)
      History of Pitt County 1775-1954 (1949-1954) by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and typescript. 1 item. 33 p. Note: Appears to be an incomplete first draft. (item 4)
    • World War II & Greenville High School Ephemera
       
      Merit Shoes $1.89 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1)
      SALE tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
      Merit Shoes $2.99 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 3)
      "No Ration Stamp Needed On This Article" (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item 1 p. (item 4)
      Merit Shoes. $2.45 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 5)
      "8". (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 7)
      Arrow. "NON-RATIONED." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 8)
      "D'ORSAY PUMP." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 9)
      Arrow. "NO RATION STAMP NEEDED ON THIS ARTICLE." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1.10)
      North Carolina Music Contest-Festival for High Schools. (1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 11)
      U.S. Army Recruiting Advertisement. (ca. 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 2 p. (item 12)
      Baccalaureate Sermon. Greenville High School. Class of 1946. (May 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p (item 14)
      Greenville High School Graduation Exercises, Class of 1943. Held at East Carolina Teachers College. (May 25, 1943). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 15)
      All State Band Concert, High School Bands. (February 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 16)
      Beta Club College Day Program. Greenville High School. (May 3, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 4 p. (item 17)
      Supplementary Handbook for 1943 Greenville High School. (1943). Typescript. 1 item. 8 p. (item 18)
      Greenville High School Christmas Program Announcement. (December 1945). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 1 p. (item 19)
      Greenville High School Christmas Pageant. (December 16, 1945). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 20)
      Senior Class Play Announcement. (April 30, 1946). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 2 p. (item 21)
      Senior Class Play. "Come Rain or Come Shine." (May 1, 1946). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 22)
Greenville Daily Reflector (27 October 1930) Vol. 98, No. 119. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Reports on unveiling of a marker at the site of Pitt County's first courthouse with an illustration from a woodcut by Miss Jesse Moye; also a note: 16 June 1893. See inside for Williams Funeral svc ad. | North Carolina Highways 1938 Map, drawn by C. M. Sawyer. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission. Printed. Scale: 1.5" = 20 miles. 40" x 18" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed: "Ed Williams Jr." | H. V. Kaltenborn's New 1940 War Map of Europe (4th Revised Edition) Published by Pure Oil Company, Chicago, Ill. Scale: 1:8,750,000 / 1" = 138 miles. 26.75" x 19.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inset map of Africa, British Isles; Verso: Map of Western Hemisphere Defense, Panama Canal Zone, etc.

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Container List

  • Box 1
     
    • Pitt County History
       
      Moye family's donation of land for hospital site in memory of Mr. Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). 1 item. 3 p. (item 1)
      Notes on early history of Pitt County, North Carolina by Jesse Rountree Moye. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 25 p. Note: Possibly editorial changes to a manuscript draft of a history of Pitt County. (item 2)
    • Pitt County History
       
      Dedication of Rountree Church Memorial in memory of Jesse Rountree, 1765-1840. (April 27, 1947). Printed program. 1 item. 2p. (item 2)
      Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to "Ernest" requesting help finding information on General William Clark (1790-1859). (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5p. (item 3)
      Commemoration of the 180th anniversary of the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph and typescript draft of newspaper article. 1 item. 3. p. (item 4)
      Partial manuscript draft of history of Pitt County 1775-1955 by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and Typescript. 1 item. 45 p. Note: Edited manuscript with research notes. (item 5)
    • Pitt County History; World War II & Greenville High School Ephemera
       
      Letter from Jesse Rountree Moye to News and Observer requesting printing of article regarding the Pitt Association. (undated). Holograph. 1 item. 5 p. (item 1)
      Jesse Rountree Moye's initiation of W.P.A. sponsorship for Greenville's first Fine Arts Festival. (1935). Clipping. 1 item 1p. (item 2)
      History of Pitt County 1775-1954 (1949-1954) by Jesse Rountree Moye. (1949-1954). Holograph and typescript. 1 item. 33 p. Note: Appears to be an incomplete first draft. (item 4)
    • World War II & Greenville High School Ephemera
       
      Merit Shoes $1.89 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1)
      SALE tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 2)
      Merit Shoes $2.99 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 3)
      "No Ration Stamp Needed On This Article" (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item 1 p. (item 4)
      Merit Shoes. $2.45 price tag. (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 5)
      "8". (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 7)
      Arrow. "NON-RATIONED." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 8)
      "D'ORSAY PUMP." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 9)
      Arrow. "NO RATION STAMP NEEDED ON THIS ARTICLE." (ca 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 1 p. (item 1.10)
      North Carolina Music Contest-Festival for High Schools. (1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 11)
      U.S. Army Recruiting Advertisement. (ca. 1945). WW II Ephemera. 1 item. 2 p. (item 12)
      Baccalaureate Sermon. Greenville High School. Class of 1946. (May 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p (item 14)
      Greenville High School Graduation Exercises, Class of 1943. Held at East Carolina Teachers College. (May 25, 1943). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 15)
      All State Band Concert, High School Bands. (February 23, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 16)
      Beta Club College Day Program. Greenville High School. (May 3, 1946). Printed Program. 1 item. 4 p. (item 17)
      Supplementary Handbook for 1943 Greenville High School. (1943). Typescript. 1 item. 8 p. (item 18)
      Greenville High School Christmas Program Announcement. (December 1945). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 1 p. (item 19)
      Greenville High School Christmas Pageant. (December 16, 1945). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 20)
      Senior Class Play Announcement. (April 30, 1946). Newspaper Clipping. 1 item. 2 p. (item 21)
      Senior Class Play. "Come Rain or Come Shine." (May 1, 1946). Typescript Program. 1 item. 2 p. (item 22)
Greenville Daily Reflector (27 October 1930) Vol. 98, No. 119. 1 item. 2 p. Notes: Reports on unveiling of a marker at the site of Pitt County's first courthouse with an illustration from a woodcut by Miss Jesse Moye; also a note: 16 June 1893. See inside for Williams Funeral svc ad. | North Carolina Highways 1938 Map, drawn by C. M. Sawyer. Raleigh, N.C.: North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission. Printed. Scale: 1.5" = 20 miles. 40" x 18" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed: "Ed Williams Jr." | H. V. Kaltenborn's New 1940 War Map of Europe (4th Revised Edition) Published by Pure Oil Company, Chicago, Ill. Scale: 1:8,750,000 / 1" = 138 miles. 26.75" x 19.75" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Inset map of Africa, British Isles; Verso: Map of Western Hemisphere Defense, Panama Canal Zone, etc.


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