Submissions for the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize are due January 31, 2015.
Established by Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Cash prizes in the amount of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners.
Submissions must adhere to the following rules: Papers can be in any field of study, but must be based largely on primary sources held by the J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections, which is made up of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, University Archives, and North Carolina Collection.
Submissions can come from any course or project produced when the entrant was enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at East Carolina University.
Each paper should be not less than 10 pages/2,500 words in length submitted works will be judged on the basis of (a) originality of the topic or thesis; (b) quality of research; (c) quality of style, including documentation; and (d) overall excellence. There is no upper limit for submissions.
Papers written during the spring or fall semester of 2014 are eligible. Papers must be submitted electronically by January 31, 2015. The author should include contact information (permanent address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Microsoft Word or PDF files are acceptable for submission.
Winners will be notified early in the spring semester of 2015.
Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Matt Reynolds, Public Services and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. For more information, call 328-5675 or send an e-mail message to email@example.com
Ready to Write? ECU Author Panel Discussion
January 27, 2015 • Noon – 1:30pm • Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor
Panel will address issues in writing such as: choosing a publisher, negotiating publication contracts, getting permissions, and managing writing time.
Speakers: Dr. Martha Alligood, College of Nursing, Dr. Eric Bailey, Dept of Anthropology, Dr. Leigh Cellucci, Health Services & Information Mgmt, and Dr. Kirk St. Amant, Dept of English.
Register here: http://goo.gl/forms/kL9edz0Zjx For more information, contact Joseph Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.737.2728.
The Joyner Library Green Committee will be collecting gently used winter clothing and accessories now through January 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed through the REAL Crisis Intervention Center. Please place all donations in the collection box located at the Special Collections single service point on the 3rd floor. Thanks for your support.
The Joyner Library Green Committee will be sponsoring a collection drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers through January 31, 2015. Donations of newer or gently-used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted. Please place all donations in the box located at the Security Desk near the entrance on the first floor.
“How They Lived: The Material Culture of Eastern North Carolina, 1780 – 1882″ is on display in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, Department of Special Collections, 3rd Floor, J. Y. Joyner Library through April 13, 2015.
“How they Lived…” looks at the material culture of eastern North Carolina – namely the architecture, furniture, silver goods, trade ceramics, and agricultural and gardening material – produced in the region between 1780 and 1882, as well as the 20th century study of this material that has aided in the production of restorations and publications that continue to inform scholarly work as well as the interpretation of this material to the public.
The section on architecture details both vernacular and high style design features of the region, highlighting some specific homes as examples of the period’s frequent use of Georgian and Federal style design elements. This is complimented with a look at the evolution in the study of regional architecture via rare publications spanning the 20th century.
Agriculture and gardening is examined through a collection of 19th century publications representative of those typically owned and used by farmers and planters in the region selected from among the North Carolina Collection’s rare books. A brief look at domestic gardening and the maps of eastern North Carolina towns made by Claude Joseph Sauthier between 1768-1770 focuses on the importance of these maps to 20th century archaeologists and architectural historians, particularly for their representation of domestic garden plans.
A group of silversmiths that worked in the region during this period are featured in the exhibit’s section on silver, which presents profiles on a selection of silversmiths as well as images of their work. Also included in the display is an example of a 19th century silver teaspoon made in the region, as well as a copy of one of the only published studies of silver produced in eastern NC.
Several publications on furniture of the region are displayed – all rather recent due to the relative recent (late 20th century) emergence in scholarly publications on the subject. An early 19th century turned side chair from the Southampton county, VA/Martin County, NC area is displayed along with a period cast iron griddle, and a reproduction 19th century floorcloth.
A reproduction creamware chestnut basket is displayed as an example of the kind of trade ceramics that were popular in eastern North Carolina during this time. Also included is a discussion of the region’s somewhat unique collection of custom ordered, british-made liverpool-type transferware pieces.
The exhibit was curated by Fred Harrison and Emily Powell and is open now in the North Carolina Collection.
New Exhibit “Christmas Truce – December 1914”
“Christmas Truce – December 1914” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the informal Christmas Truce, a series of widespread unofficial cease-fires that took place along the Western Front in Europe during World War I. Gradually groups of soldiers emerged from the trenches and exchange greetings and sang songs. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day many soldiers from both sides mingled together, talked, exchanged food and gifts, and played football.
View the exhibit in the 1st floor lobby through January 31, 2015.
All main floors in Joyner Library will remain open 24/5 (Sun-Fri) through December 17, 2014. Students can remain on any of the floors during all hours of the overnight period and won’t have study sessions interrupted at 2 a.m. to move to the first floor. Security patrols throughout the building will be stepped up to ensure everyone’s safety and the current practice of restricting entry to ECU affiliates only starting at 11 p.m. will remain in effect.