"The Eclipse" Steam Engine

Source:  Hunter-Wills Family Papers (#237) East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Staff Person:  Dale Sauter


Described as “The ‘Eclipse’ on Wheels, this portable steam engine was produced by Frick & Co. of Waynesboro, PA.  It is described as “especially adapted for threshing grain, sawing wood and lumber, ginning cotton, and whenever it is necessary to move from place to place.”  The image comes from a circa 1878 Frick & Co. catalog.  The entire catalog can be found at the following link:


This catalog, and other similar catalogs, can be found in the Hunter-Wills Family Papers, collection number 237.

Pei-ching Chou Pao

Source: Beijing Review, Hoover DS 701 P42

Presidents of China and Cameroon

Presidents of China and Cameroon

Staff Person: Ralph Scott

The Hoover collection receives a number of current periodicals that were especially of interest to Dr. Peele who established the collection. Beijing Review is a popular publication from mainland China that is similar in nature to Soviet Life a Russian magazine that was exchanged with the communist bloc countries as cultural materials during the cold war. In exchange for the distribution of US Information Agency publications in Communist countries, the mainland Chinese were allow to send similar type publications to America. Beijing Review is a relic of this type of Cold War information exchange. The Hoover collection has files dating back of 1979 of this title. The issue displayed here is typical of topics covered in the periodical. The Romanized title of the periodical is: Pei-ching chou pao.