Chinese Language Chart

Source: Lucy J. Webb Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #363

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin

Description:

Miss Lucy J. Webb, arrived in Shanghai, China, in August of 1922. She worked as a Methodist missionary from 1922 to 1943 and from 1946 to 1951. Her memoir describes the labor done by the many missionaries in Shanghai during those years, with special attention to the work of Moore Memorial Church. This chart shows the difficulties of correct usage of tones in the Chinese language and how tone changes the meaning of words.

World War II era British War Propaganda Posters

Source: Robert Lee Ghormley Papers East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1153

Don't Help the Enemy Poster Series

Don't Help the Enemy Poster Series

Don't Help the Enemy Poster Series

Don't Help the Enemy Poster Series

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description:

Today’s staff pick features two of the many World War II era British war propaganda posters that are held in the Robert Lee Ghormley Papers. Vice Admiral Robert Lee Ghormley, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1906, served as Director of the War Plans Division in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations from 1939-1940. His World War II career also included service as President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Special Naval Observer in Europe (August 1940-April 1942), Commander, South Pacific Area & South Pacific Force (April-October 1942), Commander of the Fourteenth Naval District & the Hawaiian Sea Frontier (1943-1944) and Commander of United States Naval Forces in Europe (1944-1945).

A detailed preliminary inventory can be found at the following link.

http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/1153/

For more information on this collection or any other collections we hold, please contact us for further details.

John F. Kennedy Campaign Poster, circa 1960

Source: Joseph F. and Lala Carr Steelman Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #924

JFK campaign poster

JFK campaign poster

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description:

Today’s staff pick is a John F. Kennedy campaign poster (circa 1960) from the Joseph F. and Lala Carr Steelman Papers (#924). The Steelmans, who taught in ECU’s Department of History for many years, were active politically. The poster is believed to have been one used at Kennedy’s appearance at ECU (then East Carolina College) on September 17, 1960, during his campaign for President. This appearance marked the first time a presidential candidate had visted the city of Greenville. A photo of the event from East Carolina University’s Archives is also featured with the poster.

Kennedy Visits Greenville

Kennedy Visits Greenville