Chronology of Pitt County History

Source:  Chronology of Pitt County History, Joyner – NC Broadsides

Staff Person:  Dale Sauter

Description:  Today’s pick features “Chronology of Pitt County History,” a broadside by Jessamine Shumate.  Shumate was a very well-regarded artist, historian and cartographer.  She was born in 1902 in Horsepasture, Virginia, and died in 1990 in Greenville, North Carolina.

Shumate’s art represented a variety of techniques.  Other historical-related works by Shumate included Historical Map of Virginia, Historical Map of Henry County, Virginia, Historical Map of Guilford County, and North Carolina Historical Map of Pitt County, North Carolina. The papers of Shumate are located at The University of Virginia.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessamine_Shumate

 

 

Houses on West First Street, with Sycamore Hill Baptist Church in the background, Greenville, NC

Houses on West First Street, Greenville, NC

Houses on West First Street, Greenville, NC

 

Source: Greenville Urban Renewal Files, 1959-1977, Manuscript Collection #674, Image P674/197

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description: Houses on West First Street, with Sycamore Hill Baptist Church in the background. Part of the Drive Redevelopment Project, Greenville, NC, circa 1960s.

There will be a related Community Scanning Day on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9am until 1pm at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, Greenville, North Carolina, 27834.

Help us preserve your history! If you have photographs of the downtown Greenville area, or other items, please contact: Charlotte Fitz Daniels at FITZDANIELSC16@ECU.EDU or 252 328-0287

Also, please visit this related exhibit and reception.

“Beyond Bricks and Mortar” documents the people who lived and worshipped in the former neighborhood adjacent to the historic Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Greenville, NC.

Location:  Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Exhibition Dates: January 20 – March 26, 2017

Reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 5pm until 8pm

Construction History at ECU

Source: 55-01-0506 University Archives

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description:  Since we are under considerable construction at present, the following image offers some past history of construction of and around Joyner Library.  The image features an exterior view of J.Y. Joyner Library on the East Carolina University campus during the 1974 construction of the west wing addition to the library. Mendenhall Student Center in the background.