Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College and East Carolina College

University Archives #UA02-05

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College And East Carolina College
    Creator:
    Repository: East Carolina University Archives
    Language: English
    Abstract: The collection includes papers and publications produced or related to the administration of John Decatur Messick. Materials include biographical records, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, administrative records, and other miscellaneous items.
    Extent: 7.75 Linear feet, 15 record cartons, 1 small record carton,
  • Description
     

    The Records of John Decatur Messick's Teunure as President of East Carolina Teacher College and East Carolina College include biographical materials, correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, administrative records, and other miscellaneous materials. The records cover the years of Messick's Tenure from 1947 to 1959, but also include materials up until Messick's death in 1993.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    John Decatur Messick was born the sixth of nine children to Jesse McCagie Messick and Mary Zion Flowers Messick on November 9, 1897 in South Creek, NC in Beaufort County. After completing his basic schooling in South Creek, Messick studied at Falcon Academy. Messick attended King's Business College in Raleigh before entering Elon College, where he graduated in 1922.

    Messick married Magdalene Elizabeth Robinson of Washington, DC. They had two daughters Helen Margaret and Mary Rosalyn and two sons, Norval Robinson and John Albert.

    After graduating from Elon, Messick pursued a career in education. He spent the next few years working in North Carolina public schools. He worked as principal of South River School in Wade, NC from 1922-1926, principal in Trenton, NC from 1926-1929, and Superintindent in Spencer, NC from 1929-1935. Meanwhile, Messick continued his education by doing graduate work during the summers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1922-1929. Messick recieved his Ph.D. in administration and supervision of schools from New York University in 1934.

    After obtaining his Ph.D., Messick decided to shift his career to college education, beginning with a small job as a summer session professor at the Teachers College in Asheville, NC in 1934-1935. In 1935, Messick accepted his first big job at a college as the Dean of Men, Instruction and Administration at Elon College, a post which he held until 1944. In 1944, Messick left North Carolina to take a job as Dean of Instruction and Administrative Assistant to the President at State Teachers College in Montclair, NJ.

    In 1947, ECTC President Dennis H. Cooke resigned, leaving the Board of Trustees with the task of finding a new president. The Board invited Messick, who accepted and became the fifth President of East Carolina Teachers College. Messick began his presidency with a campaign to drop the word Teachers from the school's name to reflect his new expanded mission for the college. The General Assembly approved the name change to East Carolina College in 1951. A highly qualified and energetic leader, Messick presided over the expansion of the campus, enrollment, faculty, and curriculum during his tenure. By the time of Messick's resignation in 1959, ECC had become the third largest campus in North Carolina. Two of Messick's most important accomplishments include challenging the state government's unequal funding of the Consolidated University over the teacher's colleges and fighting for the establishment of a Nursing School.

    After his resignation as President of ECC, Messick took a job as a grants administrator with HEW in Washington DC and later became Dean of Administration at a teachers college in Vermont. He also served as vice-president of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1965. Messick and his wife retired to Wilmington, NC where they lived until he died on October 3, 1993.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Access Restrictions

    Portions of this collection are restricted. Contact the University Archivist for details. Restricted Box 12 Folder 18.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Item Description and date]. Records of John Decatur Messick's Tenure as President of East Carolina Teachers College And East Caroina College. UA02-05. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Container List

  • Personal Papers
     
    Biographical Information
    Birthday Cards,Telegrams, and Postcards
    Events Attended by Messick, Programs
    Events Attended by Messick, Programs
    Family Correspondence
    Griffith, Andy, Signed Letter to Dr. Messick
    High School Commencement Programs, with Messick as speaker
    Inauguration Program, Messick as President of ECTC
    Membership Certificates
    Messick, John D., Handwritten Letter Reflecting on his Tenure as President
    Messick, John D., at State Teachers College, Lyndon Center, Vermont
    News Articles, about Messick's activities
    Newpaper Articles
    Personal Correspondence
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles about Messick
    Portrait of Messick, correspondence concerning
    Publication of Messick's book "School Boards, Their Powers and Discretions", correspondence concerning
    Report from East Carolina College, a letter from the president
    Resignation Correspondence
    Resignation Correspondence
    Speech on WNCT
    Stock Letter to Friends
    To My Successor as President
    Personal Correspondence, Post-Presidency
  • State Correspondence
     
    Atomic Energy Advisory Committee
    Burlington Industries Foundation
    Christian Science Committee on Publication for North Carolina
    Copeland, J. William, State Senator
    Erwin, Clyde A., Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Eure, Thad, NC Secretary of State
    Greensboro Daily News, Editor H. W. Kendall
    Gregory, Carson, NC House of Representatives, Harnett County
    Hewlett, Addison, NC House of Representatives
    Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina
    Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina
    Horne, Josh, Rocky Mount Telegram
    Humber, Robert Lee, State Senator
    Jones, Dr. Paul E., State Senator
    Jones, Walter, NC House of Representatives
    Kirkman, O. Arthur, State Senator
    McMullan, Harry, NC Attorney General
    The News and Observer - The Raleigh Times
    North Carolina Board of Higher Education
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Citizens Committee For Better Schools
    North Carolina Committee on Appropriations, University Funding Conflict
    North Carolina Council on Economic Education
    North Carolina Department of Administration
    North Carolina Department of Archives and History
    North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
    North Carolina Education Association
    North Carolina Insurance Department
    North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
    North Carolina Society for Crippled Children and Adults
    North Carolina State Board of Health
    North Carolina State Board of Public Welfare
    Owens, Edward L., State Senator
    Rodman, William B., NC Attorney General
    Scott, W. Kerr, Governor of North Carolina
    State Highway Commission
    State of North Carolina Personnel Department
    State School Boards Association
    State Treasurers, Charles M. Johnson and Edwin Gill
    Umstead, William B., Governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator
    Winston-Salem Journal
    Wooten, Frank M., Jr., NC House of Representatives
    Worthington, Sam O., NC House of Representatives
  • National Correspondence
     
    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Accrediting Committee
    American Association of University Women
    Bonner, Herbert C., U.S. House of Representatives
    Bostian, Ruth, Former East Carolina Student, handicapped in an accident
    Chicago Tribune, Editor William D. Maxwell
    Comptroller General of the United States
    Department of Defense Reserve Award
    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
    Ervin, Sam J., U.S. Senator
    Federal Security Agency Office of Education
    Graham, Frank P., U.S. Senator, President of UNC
    Hickey, Thomas F., Lieutenant General
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, College Housing Loan Program
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, Loan Interest Rates
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, Construction Bids
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Jordan, B. Everett, U.S. Senator
    Judd, Walter H., U.S. House of Representatives
    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards
    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    National Defense Student Loan Fund
    National School Boards Association
    National Science Foundation
    National Society of College Teachers of Education
    Oglesby, Henry, U.S. House of Representatives
    Time Magazine, correspondence with
    United States Department of Agriculture
    United States Information Agency
    United States Information Agency
    United States Information Agency Publications - Communist Media Developments, Voices of America, 13th Report to Congress
    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • College Correspondence
     
    Ashbaugh, E.J., Dean of School of Education, Miami University
    Bostian, Carey H., Chancellor of North Carolina State College
    Browne, Kenneth A., Dean of Instruction, Maryland State College
    Caldwell, John T., President fo University of Arkansas
    Carr, James F., Placement and Financial Aids, Florida State University
    Edens, A. Hollis, President of Duke University
    Elon College
    Friday, William C. (Bill), President of UNC
    George Peabody College
    Gray, Gordon, President of UNC
    Greene, Lt. William M. A., United States Naval Academy
    Gross, Paul, Dean of Graduate School, Duke University
    Hager, Walter E., President of Wilson Teachers College, Washington D.C.
    High Point College
    Hornbake, R. Lee, Dean of the Faculty, University of Maryland College Park
    House, Robert B., Chancellor of UNC
    Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education
    Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC
    Moose, Phillip, President of Davidson College
    Morningside College, Honors System
    New York University
    North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering
    North Carolina Wesleyan College
    Phelps School, Malvern, PA
    Phillips, Guy B., Dean of School of Education at UNC, Executive Secretary NC State School Board Association
    Plemmons, William H., President of Appalachian State Teachers College
    Raper, W. Burkette, President of Mount Olive Junior College
    Reid, Paul, President of Western Carolina College
    Tribble, Harold W., President of Wake Forest College
    University of Florida, Gainesville
    University of Indiana - Bloomington, Joint Doctoral Program in Education
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, correspondence with various professors
    University of Texas at Austin
    Western Kentucky State College, Murphy Beds
    Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Curry School
  • Local Correspondence and Papers
     
    Blount Family, Judson, Marvin, and Leighton
    Bloxam, Leonard P., Greenville City Manager
    Campaign for the 48 States
    City Zoning Ordinance, Greenville
    Dees, Rev. James P., Trinity Episcopal Church
    DeVisconti, Tabitha
    East Carolina College Scholarship Foundations
    Eastern North Carolina Scholarship Foundation
    "Eppes High School To Graduate Second Largest Class"
    Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Willard T. Kyzer
    Greenville City Board of Education, Joint Operation of Training School
    Greenville City Police Department
    Greenville Utilities Commission, Statement of Financial Condition
    Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
    Hardee, Roy
    Howard, Charles, Greenville Tobacco Company
    James and Speight, Attorneys at Law
    Jordahl, Russell N., Camp Lejeune
    Joyner, Max, student behavior on Holly Street
    Pace, Dr. Karl B.
    Pate, Edwin, Laurinburg, NC
    Pearsall, Thomas J.
    Pitt County Agricultural Fair, Norman Y. Chambliss
    Pitt County Development Commission
    Pitt County Educational Foundation, Inc.
    Pitt County Executives Club
    Pitt County Health Department
    Pitt County Mental Health Clinic, Dr. Joseph Franzoni
    Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College
    Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College
    Price, Eugene, Goldsboro News-Argus
    Recreation Commission, Greenville
    Red Cross, Pitt County Chapter
    Roberts, Judge J.W.H.
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Saieed, Robert, The Varsity (Restaurant)
    Scholarship Foundations Committee
    Scholarship Solicitation Letters
    Smith, Dr. James
    "Somebody Told Me", Daily Reflector
    Spencer, Herbert G., District Airport Engineer
    Stafford, W.S., Mayor of Greenville
    Taylor, William W., Warrenton, NC
    Veasey, W.F., Superintendent of Schools, Washington, NC
    Wheedbee, W.L., Mayor of Greenville
    WITN
    WNCT
  • Board of Trustees
     
    Advisory Budget Commission
    Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, correspondence
    Aydlett, N.E., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Barrett, Agnes W., Secretary to the Board of Trustees
    Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Bennett, Elizabeth, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Carroll, Charles F., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Cherry, Governor R. Gregg
    Clark, Miles L., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Coltrane, D.S., Budget Bureau
    Corey, Arthur B., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Cox, Uran, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Erwin, Dr. Clyde, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Evans, Merrill, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Fiftieth Anniversary, Letters inquiring about past members of the Board of Trustees
    Garrett, Radford Marvin (Ralph), Member of the Board of Trustees
    Goerch, Carl, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hackney, Thomas J., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hall, Jane, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hamilton, Luther, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hamilton, T.T., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hodges, Luther H., Governor, correspondence about the Board of Trustees appointments
    Hodges, Ralph, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Holland, J.C., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Horton, Hugh G., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Jenkins, Leo W., Letter from F.D. Duncan about Board of Trustees tuition changes
    Johnson, Ruth M., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Johnson, T.C.
    Larkins, Charles H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Letters to the Board of Trustees and Committees by J.D. Messick
    Messick, J.D., Resignation Letter addressed to the Board of Trustees
    Morgan, Robert B., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Morris, C.P., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Oglesby, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    O'Hanlon, I.H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Palmer, Janet, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Rawl, Edwin E., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Ridenhour, Baxter, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Ross, Ola S., Assistant Registrar
    Stedman, John P., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Swindell, Dr. Lewis H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Taylor, William W. Jr., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Tyler, Arthur, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Umstead, Mrs. William B. (Merle), Member of the Board of Trustees
    Waldrop, J. Herbert, Member of the Board of Trustees
    White, R.J., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Whitfield, James, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Willetts, Fred, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Williams, Mrs. B.T., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Williams, Warren, Member of the Board of Trustees
    ECTC Name Change to ECC
    Enrollment and Salary Information Provided for the Board of Trustees
    Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Minutes
    General Assembly Bill and Bulletins
    Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers
    Maintenance Funds, Loan Funds, and Financial Papers
    Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Membership Lists of the Board of Trusees
    President's Report to the Board of Trustees
    President's Report to the Board of Trustees
    Resolutions by the Board of Trustees
    Salary Schedules
  • Students and Campus Events
     
    Annual Report for the Robert H. Wright Chapter of Future Teachers of America to the SGA
    Campus Kisses and Party Raid, "The Big Yellow"
    Campus Events
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    East Carolina Players Press Book
    Educational Fraternities, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa
    Fiftieth Anniversary ,Correspondence and Invitation List
    Fiftieth Anniversary News Articles
    Fiftieth Anniversary Pageant Program
    Fiftieth Anniversary Programs
    Fiftieth Anniversary Section, The Daily Reflector
    Founder's Day - Robert Lee Humber's Speech
    Fraternities and Sororities - Questionaire, Reports, Correspondence
    Fraternity, Delta Phi
    Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order
    Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Nu
    Fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha
    Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa
    Fraternity, Phi Lambda Phi
    Fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa
    Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha
    Fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Fraternity, Sigma Rho Phi
    Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Fraternity, Theta Chi
    Freshman Orientation Program
    High School Day
    High School Day
    Homecoming Day for Alumni
    Interfraternity Research and Advisory Council
    Inter-Religious Council
    Inter Sorority Council
    Letters to Students and Parents
    Messick, J.D., Letter "To The Student Body"
    Music Foundation
    Panty Raid
    Parking Rules
    Pirates Club
    Pirates Club
    "The Rebel", Student Literary Magazine
    Recommendations for Students
    Sanford, Terry, Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina
    Senior Class Gifts
    Society of Buccaneers, Alumni Group, Henry Oglesby named Chief Buccaneer
    Sorority, Alpah Delta Pi
    Sorority, Alpha Phi
    Sorority, Alpha XI Delta
    Sorority, Chi Omega
    Sorority, Delta Zeta
    Sorority, Kappa Delta Kappa
    Sorority, Phi Beta Chi
    Sorority, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma
    Student Government Association (SGA)
    United Nations Day
  • Faculty and Staff
     
    Administrators, Librarians, and Faculty Members Added From 1945 to 1952
    Advisory Committee on Graduate Instruction
    College & Specialist Bureau
    English Usage Committee
    Faculty Data, Handwritten
    Faculty Fellowship Program
    Faculty Lists
    Faculty Meetings Minutes
    Faculty Meeting Minutes
    Faculty Newsletters
    Faculty Plays
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Rating
    Faculty Wives Club
    Fletcher, Inglis, Visit to ECC
    Jenkins, Leo W., Appointment as Dean of Instruction and Service During Messick's Tenure
    Jenkins, Leo W., Marine Corps Service
    Messick, J.D., Correspondence with Faculty Members
    National Association of Teachers Agencies
    "The Responsibility of Higher Education," Faculty Meeting
    Retired Professors Registry
    Retired Teachers Are Honored," Mamie E. Jenkins and Dora E. Coates
    Russell, J.L.
    Rutledge, Archibald, Visit to ECC
    Schwarz, Josef, German Educator's Visit to ECC
    Sick Leave for Dr. Howard Clay
    Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System
  • ECC Land and Buildings
     
    Barber Family Land
    Barber Family Land
    Building/Department Budget Requests, Permanent Improvement Fund
    Cafeteria and Kitchen Renovation
    Classroom Building, correspondence about bids, cost estimates
    College Stadium Fundraising Drive, Ed Rawl Chairman
    Commission for the Study of a Twelve Months' Use of Public School Buildings and Facilities for Public School Purposes
    Dormitory Revenue Bonds
    Dunn Building Supply Company, Inc.
    ECC News Bureau Articles, Campus Construction
    Ficklen, James Skinner, Memorial Sketch
    Flanagan Building, named after Ed Flanagan
    Flanagan, Eric G., Architect
    Flanagan Sylvan Outdoor Theatre
    Forbes and Gilbert Land Condemnation Proceedings
    Foreign Language Laboratory
    Garrett Hall Dedication Programs
    General Insurance Agency
    Hackney, Thomas J., Hackney Bros. Body Co.
    Hardee-Frizelle Land
    J.Y. Joyner Library and Erwin Hall Dedication, Joyner Portrait
    J.Y. Joyner Library and Erwin Hall Dedication, Joyner Portrait
    Maxwell, Allen J., Architect
    Memorial Health and Physical Education Building, Dedication Game Versus UNC
    Music Hall, Whichard Music Building
    North State Construction Company
    Organs, Pipe and Electrical
    Peck, W.H. ,The Budget Bureau, location of transformers in Dormitory for Men
    Portrait Unveiling Cotten Hall
    Post Office Contract Station on Campus
    Post Office Contract Station on Campus
    President's Home Furnishings
    President's Home Furnishings
    Rawl Building and Jones Hall
    Rivers, Thomas W., Trustee for Taft and Blount Land
    Space Utiliazation Analysis For Government and Industry
    Thomas, Harles, and Edwards, Architects
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Umstead Hall, Portrait of William B. Umstead
    West India Fruit and Steamship Co., Inc., Dan Taylor
  • Academic Papers
     
    Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges
    Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges
    Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests
    Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests
    Area Testing Center for State Employment
    Bulletin from the Office of the President
    Business Development Corporation of North Carolina
    Christenbury Award Committee
    College Bulletin
    Comparative Data, Report on Changes Between 1947 and 1959, Messick's Tenure
    Dormitory Applications for Women Students, Letter from Ruth White Dean of Women
    Duncan, F.D., ECC Treasurer and Business Manager
    ECC and Woman's College Cost Differences Discussed
    Edward and Broughton Company, Engravers for the ECC Seal
    Enrollment and Grade Distribution
    Enrollment by NC Counties, maps
    Enrollment in Pitt County, map
    Entrance Examinations
    Extension Courses
    Final Examination, ED 318s, Oppelt
    Freshman Testing Program
    The Fund For The Advancement of Education, Ford Foundation
    Home Economics Education
    Humanities Courses
    James Fenly Spear Memorial Award
    Jugtown Pottery
    Liberal Arts Degree
    Library Book Collection, Donations from Judge Romulus Nunn, Nelson Howard, and C.L. Eaddy
    Library Science Instructors
    Louis Orr Etchings
    Masters of Business Administration
    Miscellaneous Academic Correspondence
    Music Department, Kenneth N. Cuthbert
    Nominating Committee for President
    Organization For Policy Making and Administration of ECTC
    Outdoor Education Committee
    Owen G. Dunn Co., Printers, ECC Seal
    Placement Office, ECC Graduates
    Pfohl, Dr. James Christian, Translyvania Music Camp
    Qualifications of a College President
    Radio Broadcasts, list of
    Radio Station WOOW
    Radio Station WWWS
    Registrar's Office
    Report on East Carolina College by J.D. Messick
    Report to the Board of Higher Education
    Research Budget Requests
    ROTC, Air Force
    ROTC, Air Force
    Salary Information from Other Colleges
    School and Society
    School Health
    School of Nursing
    Sloane Foundation
    Social Studies Department
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Fellowship Fund
    Southern Regional Education Board
    Southern University Conference
    Speech and Hearing Clinic
    Star Engraving Company, Houston, Texas
    Student Loans/Scholarships
    Student Teaching
    Summer Music Camp
    Summer School 1948
    Summer School 1948
    Summer School 1949
    Summer School 1950
    Summer School 1951
    Summer School 1951
    Summer School 1952
    Summer School 1953
    Summer School 1954
    Summer School 1955
    Summer School 1956
    Summer School 1957
    Summer School 1958
    Summer School 1959
    Summer School, Wilmington
    Supervised Teaching Reports
    Teaching Load
    Television, Educational Uses
    Television, Educational Uses
    Television, Educational Closed-Circuit
    Television, Educational Closed-Circuit
    Television, Educational Broadcast
    Television, Educational Broadcast
    Television Programs at ECC, correspondence
    Training School Library Circulation Record
    Travel-Study Tour, Dr. Ed J. Carter and Dr. Cramer
    Tuition changes at ECC
    Tuiton Report for North Carolina Colleges
    Typewriters
    United States Government Depository, ECTC Library
    White House Conference on Education
    White House Conference on Education, Reports
    White House Conference on Education, newspapers and brochures
    White House Conference on Education, Reports
  • Miscellaneous Articles
     
    Bulletin, Friends of the Public Schools
    Carl Sandburg, An Appreciation by Edwin Gill, Carl Sandburg Luncheon Raleigh, NC
    College and University Finance Associates, "Comparative Room and Board Rates for 62 Southwestern Institutions of Higher Learning for the Fall Semster 1954"
    Greensboro Daily News, "Speaker Discusses Techinical Training"
    News and Observer Article, "The Goodliest Land Under the Cope of Heaven"
    News and Observer Article, "Railroad Nobody Wanted Soon to Become Newest Artery to Sea"
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1947-1950
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1951
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1952
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1953
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1954
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1955
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1956
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1957
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1958
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1959
    The State, "57 North Carolina Colleges"
    Ten Commandments For Eastern North Carolina
    UNC Chapel Hill Entry, Black Students, newspaper clipping
    "82% of 'New' Teachers In 1960 Stayed in State"

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Container List

  • Personal Papers
     
    Biographical Information
    Birthday Cards,Telegrams, and Postcards
    Events Attended by Messick, Programs
    Events Attended by Messick, Programs
    Family Correspondence
    Griffith, Andy, Signed Letter to Dr. Messick
    High School Commencement Programs, with Messick as speaker
    Inauguration Program, Messick as President of ECTC
    Membership Certificates
    Messick, John D., Handwritten Letter Reflecting on his Tenure as President
    Messick, John D., at State Teachers College, Lyndon Center, Vermont
    News Articles, about Messick's activities
    Newpaper Articles
    Personal Correspondence
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles about Messick
    Portrait of Messick, correspondence concerning
    Publication of Messick's book "School Boards, Their Powers and Discretions", correspondence concerning
    Report from East Carolina College, a letter from the president
    Resignation Correspondence
    Resignation Correspondence
    Speech on WNCT
    Stock Letter to Friends
    To My Successor as President
    Personal Correspondence, Post-Presidency
  • State Correspondence
     
    Atomic Energy Advisory Committee
    Burlington Industries Foundation
    Christian Science Committee on Publication for North Carolina
    Copeland, J. William, State Senator
    Erwin, Clyde A., Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Eure, Thad, NC Secretary of State
    Greensboro Daily News, Editor H. W. Kendall
    Gregory, Carson, NC House of Representatives, Harnett County
    Hewlett, Addison, NC House of Representatives
    Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina
    Hodges, Luther, Governor of North Carolina
    Horne, Josh, Rocky Mount Telegram
    Humber, Robert Lee, State Senator
    Jones, Dr. Paul E., State Senator
    Jones, Walter, NC House of Representatives
    Kirkman, O. Arthur, State Senator
    McMullan, Harry, NC Attorney General
    The News and Observer - The Raleigh Times
    North Carolina Board of Higher Education
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Budget Bureau
    North Carolina Citizens Committee For Better Schools
    North Carolina Committee on Appropriations, University Funding Conflict
    North Carolina Council on Economic Education
    North Carolina Department of Administration
    North Carolina Department of Archives and History
    North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development
    North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
    North Carolina Education Association
    North Carolina Insurance Department
    North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
    North Carolina Society for Crippled Children and Adults
    North Carolina State Board of Health
    North Carolina State Board of Public Welfare
    Owens, Edward L., State Senator
    Rodman, William B., NC Attorney General
    Scott, W. Kerr, Governor of North Carolina
    State Highway Commission
    State of North Carolina Personnel Department
    State School Boards Association
    State Treasurers, Charles M. Johnson and Edwin Gill
    Umstead, William B., Governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator
    Winston-Salem Journal
    Wooten, Frank M., Jr., NC House of Representatives
    Worthington, Sam O., NC House of Representatives
  • National Correspondence
     
    American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Accrediting Committee
    American Association of University Women
    Bonner, Herbert C., U.S. House of Representatives
    Bostian, Ruth, Former East Carolina Student, handicapped in an accident
    Chicago Tribune, Editor William D. Maxwell
    Comptroller General of the United States
    Department of Defense Reserve Award
    Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
    Ervin, Sam J., U.S. Senator
    Federal Security Agency Office of Education
    Graham, Frank P., U.S. Senator, President of UNC
    Hickey, Thomas F., Lieutenant General
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, College Housing Loan Program
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, Loan Interest Rates
    Housing and Home Finance Agency, Construction Bids
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Housing and Home Finance Agency
    Jordan, B. Everett, U.S. Senator
    Judd, Walter H., U.S. House of Representatives
    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards
    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    National Defense Student Loan Fund
    National School Boards Association
    National Science Foundation
    National Society of College Teachers of Education
    Oglesby, Henry, U.S. House of Representatives
    Time Magazine, correspondence with
    United States Department of Agriculture
    United States Information Agency
    United States Information Agency
    United States Information Agency Publications - Communist Media Developments, Voices of America, 13th Report to Congress
    Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
  • College Correspondence
     
    Ashbaugh, E.J., Dean of School of Education, Miami University
    Bostian, Carey H., Chancellor of North Carolina State College
    Browne, Kenneth A., Dean of Instruction, Maryland State College
    Caldwell, John T., President fo University of Arkansas
    Carr, James F., Placement and Financial Aids, Florida State University
    Edens, A. Hollis, President of Duke University
    Elon College
    Friday, William C. (Bill), President of UNC
    George Peabody College
    Gray, Gordon, President of UNC
    Greene, Lt. William M. A., United States Naval Academy
    Gross, Paul, Dean of Graduate School, Duke University
    Hager, Walter E., President of Wilson Teachers College, Washington D.C.
    High Point College
    Hornbake, R. Lee, Dean of the Faculty, University of Maryland College Park
    House, Robert B., Chancellor of UNC
    Kentucky Council on Public Higher Education
    Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC
    Moose, Phillip, President of Davidson College
    Morningside College, Honors System
    New York University
    North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering
    North Carolina Wesleyan College
    Phelps School, Malvern, PA
    Phillips, Guy B., Dean of School of Education at UNC, Executive Secretary NC State School Board Association
    Plemmons, William H., President of Appalachian State Teachers College
    Raper, W. Burkette, President of Mount Olive Junior College
    Reid, Paul, President of Western Carolina College
    Tribble, Harold W., President of Wake Forest College
    University of Florida, Gainesville
    University of Indiana - Bloomington, Joint Doctoral Program in Education
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, correspondence with various professors
    University of Texas at Austin
    Western Kentucky State College, Murphy Beds
    Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Curry School
  • Local Correspondence and Papers
     
    Blount Family, Judson, Marvin, and Leighton
    Bloxam, Leonard P., Greenville City Manager
    Campaign for the 48 States
    City Zoning Ordinance, Greenville
    Dees, Rev. James P., Trinity Episcopal Church
    DeVisconti, Tabitha
    East Carolina College Scholarship Foundations
    Eastern North Carolina Scholarship Foundation
    "Eppes High School To Graduate Second Largest Class"
    Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Willard T. Kyzer
    Greenville City Board of Education, Joint Operation of Training School
    Greenville City Police Department
    Greenville Utilities Commission, Statement of Financial Condition
    Guaranty Bank and Trust Company
    Hardee, Roy
    Howard, Charles, Greenville Tobacco Company
    James and Speight, Attorneys at Law
    Jordahl, Russell N., Camp Lejeune
    Joyner, Max, student behavior on Holly Street
    Pace, Dr. Karl B.
    Pate, Edwin, Laurinburg, NC
    Pearsall, Thomas J.
    Pitt County Agricultural Fair, Norman Y. Chambliss
    Pitt County Development Commission
    Pitt County Educational Foundation, Inc.
    Pitt County Executives Club
    Pitt County Health Department
    Pitt County Mental Health Clinic, Dr. Joseph Franzoni
    Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College
    Pitt County Scholarship Foundation of East Carolina College
    Price, Eugene, Goldsboro News-Argus
    Recreation Commission, Greenville
    Red Cross, Pitt County Chapter
    Roberts, Judge J.W.H.
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Rose, Junius H., Superintendent of Greenville City Schools
    Saieed, Robert, The Varsity (Restaurant)
    Scholarship Foundations Committee
    Scholarship Solicitation Letters
    Smith, Dr. James
    "Somebody Told Me", Daily Reflector
    Spencer, Herbert G., District Airport Engineer
    Stafford, W.S., Mayor of Greenville
    Taylor, William W., Warrenton, NC
    Veasey, W.F., Superintendent of Schools, Washington, NC
    Wheedbee, W.L., Mayor of Greenville
    WITN
    WNCT
  • Board of Trustees
     
    Advisory Budget Commission
    Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, correspondence
    Aydlett, N.E., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Barrett, Agnes W., Secretary to the Board of Trustees
    Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Belk, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Bennett, Elizabeth, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Carroll, Charles F., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Cherry, Governor R. Gregg
    Clark, Miles L., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Coltrane, D.S., Budget Bureau
    Corey, Arthur B., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Cox, Uran, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Erwin, Dr. Clyde, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Evans, Merrill, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Fiftieth Anniversary, Letters inquiring about past members of the Board of Trustees
    Garrett, Radford Marvin (Ralph), Member of the Board of Trustees
    Goerch, Carl, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hackney, Thomas J., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hall, Jane, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hamilton, Luther, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hamilton, T.T., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Hodges, Luther H., Governor, correspondence about the Board of Trustees appointments
    Hodges, Ralph, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Holland, J.C., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Horton, Hugh G., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Jenkins, Leo W., Letter from F.D. Duncan about Board of Trustees tuition changes
    Johnson, Ruth M., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Johnson, T.C.
    Larkins, Charles H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Letters to the Board of Trustees and Committees by J.D. Messick
    Messick, J.D., Resignation Letter addressed to the Board of Trustees
    Morgan, Robert B., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Morris, C.P., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Oglesby, Henry, Member of the Board of Trustees
    O'Hanlon, I.H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Palmer, Janet, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Rawl, Edwin E., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Ridenhour, Baxter, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Ross, Ola S., Assistant Registrar
    Stedman, John P., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Swindell, Dr. Lewis H., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Taylor, William W. Jr., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Tyler, Arthur, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Umstead, Mrs. William B. (Merle), Member of the Board of Trustees
    Waldrop, J. Herbert, Member of the Board of Trustees
    White, R.J., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Whitfield, James, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Willetts, Fred, Member of the Board of Trustees
    Williams, Mrs. B.T., Member of the Board of Trustees
    Williams, Warren, Member of the Board of Trustees
    ECTC Name Change to ECC
    Enrollment and Salary Information Provided for the Board of Trustees
    Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Minutes
    General Assembly Bill and Bulletins
    Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers
    Maintenance Funds, Loan Funds, and Financial Papers
    Maintenance Fund and Financial Papers
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Meeting of the Board of Trustees Agendas and Minutes
    Membership Lists of the Board of Trusees
    President's Report to the Board of Trustees
    President's Report to the Board of Trustees
    Resolutions by the Board of Trustees
    Salary Schedules
  • Students and Campus Events
     
    Annual Report for the Robert H. Wright Chapter of Future Teachers of America to the SGA
    Campus Kisses and Party Raid, "The Big Yellow"
    Campus Events
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    Commencement
    East Carolina Players Press Book
    Educational Fraternities, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Delta Kappa
    Fiftieth Anniversary ,Correspondence and Invitation List
    Fiftieth Anniversary News Articles
    Fiftieth Anniversary Pageant Program
    Fiftieth Anniversary Programs
    Fiftieth Anniversary Section, The Daily Reflector
    Founder's Day - Robert Lee Humber's Speech
    Fraternities and Sororities - Questionaire, Reports, Correspondence
    Fraternity, Delta Phi
    Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Order
    Fraternity, Kappa Sigma Nu
    Fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha
    Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa
    Fraternity, Phi Lambda Phi
    Fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa
    Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha
    Fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon
    Fraternity, Sigma Rho Phi
    Fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon
    Fraternity, Theta Chi
    Freshman Orientation Program
    High School Day
    High School Day
    Homecoming Day for Alumni
    Interfraternity Research and Advisory Council
    Inter-Religious Council
    Inter Sorority Council
    Letters to Students and Parents
    Messick, J.D., Letter "To The Student Body"
    Music Foundation
    Panty Raid
    Parking Rules
    Pirates Club
    Pirates Club
    "The Rebel", Student Literary Magazine
    Recommendations for Students
    Sanford, Terry, Young Democratic Clubs of North Carolina
    Senior Class Gifts
    Society of Buccaneers, Alumni Group, Henry Oglesby named Chief Buccaneer
    Sorority, Alpah Delta Pi
    Sorority, Alpha Phi
    Sorority, Alpha XI Delta
    Sorority, Chi Omega
    Sorority, Delta Zeta
    Sorority, Kappa Delta Kappa
    Sorority, Phi Beta Chi
    Sorority, Sigma, Sigma, Sigma
    Student Government Association (SGA)
    United Nations Day
  • Faculty and Staff
     
    Administrators, Librarians, and Faculty Members Added From 1945 to 1952
    Advisory Committee on Graduate Instruction
    College & Specialist Bureau
    English Usage Committee
    Faculty Data, Handwritten
    Faculty Fellowship Program
    Faculty Lists
    Faculty Meetings Minutes
    Faculty Meeting Minutes
    Faculty Newsletters
    Faculty Plays
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Policies Committee, Minutes
    Faculty Rating
    Faculty Wives Club
    Fletcher, Inglis, Visit to ECC
    Jenkins, Leo W., Appointment as Dean of Instruction and Service During Messick's Tenure
    Jenkins, Leo W., Marine Corps Service
    Messick, J.D., Correspondence with Faculty Members
    National Association of Teachers Agencies
    "The Responsibility of Higher Education," Faculty Meeting
    Retired Professors Registry
    Retired Teachers Are Honored," Mamie E. Jenkins and Dora E. Coates
    Russell, J.L.
    Rutledge, Archibald, Visit to ECC
    Schwarz, Josef, German Educator's Visit to ECC
    Sick Leave for Dr. Howard Clay
    Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System
  • ECC Land and Buildings
     
    Barber Family Land
    Barber Family Land
    Building/Department Budget Requests, Permanent Improvement Fund
    Cafeteria and Kitchen Renovation
    Classroom Building, correspondence about bids, cost estimates
    College Stadium Fundraising Drive, Ed Rawl Chairman
    Commission for the Study of a Twelve Months' Use of Public School Buildings and Facilities for Public School Purposes
    Dormitory Revenue Bonds
    Dunn Building Supply Company, Inc.
    ECC News Bureau Articles, Campus Construction
    Ficklen, James Skinner, Memorial Sketch
    Flanagan Building, named after Ed Flanagan
    Flanagan, Eric G., Architect
    Flanagan Sylvan Outdoor Theatre
    Forbes and Gilbert Land Condemnation Proceedings
    Foreign Language Laboratory
    Garrett Hall Dedication Programs
    General Insurance Agency
    Hackney, Thomas J., Hackney Bros. Body Co.
    Hardee-Frizelle Land
    J.Y. Joyner Library and Erwin Hall Dedication, Joyner Portrait
    J.Y. Joyner Library and Erwin Hall Dedication, Joyner Portrait
    Maxwell, Allen J., Architect
    Memorial Health and Physical Education Building, Dedication Game Versus UNC
    Music Hall, Whichard Music Building
    North State Construction Company
    Organs, Pipe and Electrical
    Peck, W.H. ,The Budget Bureau, location of transformers in Dormitory for Men
    Portrait Unveiling Cotten Hall
    Post Office Contract Station on Campus
    Post Office Contract Station on Campus
    President's Home Furnishings
    President's Home Furnishings
    Rawl Building and Jones Hall
    Rivers, Thomas W., Trustee for Taft and Blount Land
    Space Utiliazation Analysis For Government and Industry
    Thomas, Harles, and Edwards, Architects
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Turner, Frank B., Engineer
    Umstead Hall, Portrait of William B. Umstead
    West India Fruit and Steamship Co., Inc., Dan Taylor
  • Academic Papers
     
    Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges
    Annual Report Blank of North Carolina Colleges
    Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests
    Appropriations Committee, Budget Requests
    Area Testing Center for State Employment
    Bulletin from the Office of the President
    Business Development Corporation of North Carolina
    Christenbury Award Committee
    College Bulletin
    Comparative Data, Report on Changes Between 1947 and 1959, Messick's Tenure
    Dormitory Applications for Women Students, Letter from Ruth White Dean of Women
    Duncan, F.D., ECC Treasurer and Business Manager
    ECC and Woman's College Cost Differences Discussed
    Edward and Broughton Company, Engravers for the ECC Seal
    Enrollment and Grade Distribution
    Enrollment by NC Counties, maps
    Enrollment in Pitt County, map
    Entrance Examinations
    Extension Courses
    Final Examination, ED 318s, Oppelt
    Freshman Testing Program
    The Fund For The Advancement of Education, Ford Foundation
    Home Economics Education
    Humanities Courses
    James Fenly Spear Memorial Award
    Jugtown Pottery
    Liberal Arts Degree
    Library Book Collection, Donations from Judge Romulus Nunn, Nelson Howard, and C.L. Eaddy
    Library Science Instructors
    Louis Orr Etchings
    Masters of Business Administration
    Miscellaneous Academic Correspondence
    Music Department, Kenneth N. Cuthbert
    Nominating Committee for President
    Organization For Policy Making and Administration of ECTC
    Outdoor Education Committee
    Owen G. Dunn Co., Printers, ECC Seal
    Placement Office, ECC Graduates
    Pfohl, Dr. James Christian, Translyvania Music Camp
    Qualifications of a College President
    Radio Broadcasts, list of
    Radio Station WOOW
    Radio Station WWWS
    Registrar's Office
    Report on East Carolina College by J.D. Messick
    Report to the Board of Higher Education
    Research Budget Requests
    ROTC, Air Force
    ROTC, Air Force
    Salary Information from Other Colleges
    School and Society
    School Health
    School of Nursing
    Sloane Foundation
    Social Studies Department
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Southern Fellowship Fund
    Southern Regional Education Board
    Southern University Conference
    Speech and Hearing Clinic
    Star Engraving Company, Houston, Texas
    Student Loans/Scholarships
    Student Teaching
    Summer Music Camp
    Summer School 1948
    Summer School 1948
    Summer School 1949
    Summer School 1950
    Summer School 1951
    Summer School 1951
    Summer School 1952
    Summer School 1953
    Summer School 1954
    Summer School 1955
    Summer School 1956
    Summer School 1957
    Summer School 1958
    Summer School 1959
    Summer School, Wilmington
    Supervised Teaching Reports
    Teaching Load
    Television, Educational Uses
    Television, Educational Uses
    Television, Educational Closed-Circuit
    Television, Educational Closed-Circuit
    Television, Educational Broadcast
    Television, Educational Broadcast
    Television Programs at ECC, correspondence
    Training School Library Circulation Record
    Travel-Study Tour, Dr. Ed J. Carter and Dr. Cramer
    Tuition changes at ECC
    Tuiton Report for North Carolina Colleges
    Typewriters
    United States Government Depository, ECTC Library
    White House Conference on Education
    White House Conference on Education, Reports
    White House Conference on Education, newspapers and brochures
    White House Conference on Education, Reports
  • Miscellaneous Articles
     
    Bulletin, Friends of the Public Schools
    Carl Sandburg, An Appreciation by Edwin Gill, Carl Sandburg Luncheon Raleigh, NC
    College and University Finance Associates, "Comparative Room and Board Rates for 62 Southwestern Institutions of Higher Learning for the Fall Semster 1954"
    Greensboro Daily News, "Speaker Discusses Techinical Training"
    News and Observer Article, "The Goodliest Land Under the Cope of Heaven"
    News and Observer Article, "Railroad Nobody Wanted Soon to Become Newest Artery to Sea"
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1947-1950
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1951
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1952
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1953
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1954
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1955
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1956
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1957
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1958
    Photocopied Newspaper Articles 1959
    The State, "57 North Carolina Colleges"
    Ten Commandments For Eastern North Carolina
    UNC Chapel Hill Entry, Black Students, newspaper clipping
    "82% of 'New' Teachers In 1960 Stayed in State"


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