Source: Herman H. Duncan Collection #921
Staff Person: Martha Elmore
Description: This photograph of the 1922 Greenville High School (Greenville, North Carolina) Baseball Team was used in the Greenville High School 1922 yearbook “The Tau.” Kneeling team members from left to right are identified as Richard Williams, Wesley Harvey, Douglas West, Frank Harrington, Berry Jenkins, Robert Forbes and Cecil Satterthwaite. Standing left to right are Wyatt Brown (manager), Jimmie Barber, Zero Brown, Fernando Satterthwaite, C. B. West, Herman H. Duncan and Cecil Bilbro.
Source: J. Bryan Grimes Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #54
Base Ball! Faculty vs. Seniors
Staff Person: Maury York
This broadside from the J. Bryan Grimes Papers was designed to attract spectators to a baseball game on May 23, 1896, between graduating seniors and faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Officials for the game included President George Tayloe Winston and former President Kemp Plummer Battle. J. Bryan Grimes, an alumnus of the university, was a prosperous Pitt County farmer and later served as North Carolina’s secretary of state. To see the finding aid for the J. Bryan Grimes Papers, go to Manuscript Collection #54.
Baseball Has Come Long Way At College
Source: University Archives
Staff Person: Brian Johnson
The image shown is of an article titled, “Baseball Has Come Long Way At College” by Lloyd Whitfield. It was printed in the May 11, 1951 issue of the Teco Echo, ECU’s campus newspaper. The article describes the first 20 years of baseball at ECU. This and other articles are located in the University Archives.
Source: Manuscript Collection #706, Fred I. Sutton Papers, 1903-1951, East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Staff Person: Lynette Lundin
I thought this was a great story on how we received one of many wonderful collections. We acquired this collection as a gift from Mr. and Mrs. William (Mickey) E. Elmore (Special Collections archivist Martha Elmore’s husband). Mickey bought this collection at the Ayden Grifton Stockyard Flea Market. What first attracted him to the collection were round photographs which were taken by a ca. 1890 Kodak camera. Then he noticed the Fred I. Sutton name on some papers with the photographs and realized Mr. Sutton was from Kinston, N.C. (Mickey grew up in Kinston). The dealer said he found the material when cleaning out the old Fred I. Sutton house. Mr. Frederick Isler Sutton was born in Kinston in 1886. He received an A.B. from U. N.C. Chapel Hill in 1908. Sutton was admitted to the N.C. Bar Association in 1910. He was elected as the Mayor of Kinston in 1913, served in the N. C. General Assembly and went onto be a state senator in 1939. His wife Annie Gray Frye was from Greensboro and they had a son named Fred I. Sutton, Jr., who was a member of Camp Bryan Hunting and Fishing Club in Craven County, NC. There were also later photographs with the papers that turned out to be of Babe Ruth at Camp Bryan, isn’t life amazing? To find out more about this collection the finding aid is at Fred Sutton Papers, Collection 706.
Fred Sutton with Babe Ruth and others at Camp Bryan.