New Social Security Building

Source: The Daily Reflector Negative Collection Manuscript Collection #741

Staff Person:  Dale Sauter

Description:  Social Security is a major concern in the United States today.  As a flashback, today’s pick features Edmond Harding receiving his first Social Security check from Leon Wilson at the new Social Security building in Greenville, 1962.

Certificate for Captain Leo W. Jenkins for completion of Special Services reserve training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 1949.

Source: Leo Jenkins Papers, Manuscript # 360

Staff Person:  Dale Sauter

Description:  Certificate for Captain Leo W. Jenkins for completion of Special Services reserve training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 1949. Jenkins served as a Major in World War II where he saw action at Guadalcanal, Guam and Iwo Jima. For his military service, Jenkins received the Bronze Star and two Presidential Citations. In 1947 Jenkins joined the faculty of East Carolina Teachers College, where he served as Dean until being elected as President of the college in 1960. He eventually was named Chancellor, and retired in 1978. date: 1949; creator: U.S. Marine Corps

Greenville High School 1922 Baseball Team


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.

Blount-Harvey Department Store

Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection (#741)

Staff Person: Maury York

Description: This view of the Blount-Harvey department store, located on the northwest corner of Evans and Fourth Streets in downtown Greenville, was taken in 1956. The store, which moved to this building in 1923, featured a wide variety of clothing and dry goods. An extensive renovation project undertaken between 1956 and 1958 completely obscured this facade. The store closed in 1985 and sat vacant for many years. The Glenn family restored the building to its original appearance in 2005 and moved its retail business, Jefferson’s, to it the following year. The tower of the Memorial Baptist Church, subsequently demolished, can be seen in the distance.

City of Greenville, North Carolina

Source: Junius D. Grimes Papers (#571)

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin


Take a step back in time to 1914 Greenville, N. C., in this C. E. Weaver Series, “Illustrated Cities”, by Central Publishing Co., Inc., in Richmond, Virginia. Greenville was growing and changing: The Center Brick Warehouse was selling Bright Leaf Tobacco (93,762 pounds avg. at $24.55 per hundred). The Flanagan Buggy Co. distributed products throughout Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Greenville Ice and Coal Co. was a necessity for this community. The R.L. Smith Stables sold and exchanged horses and mules. The East Carolina Teachers Training School is now called East Carolina University; the campus consisted of the Power House, Dining Hall, Infirmary, Dormitories and the Administration Building and the soon to be erected library, gymnasium and the President’s Residence. These are just a few highlights from the pamphlet from the Junius D. Grimes Papers #571.

Shoveling snow in Greenville, 1958

Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, Manuscript Collection #741

Staff Person: Maury York

Description: A photographer for the Daily Reflector, Greenville, N.C., captured this view in December 1958 of a man removing snow from the marquee of the State Theatre on West Fifth Street. Note the State Bank Building, a four-story, triangular building, at right.

Watching the Vote Tally

Source:   Daily Reflector Negative Collection #741.33.b.4

Staff Person:  Martha Elmore

Description:  In Greenville, N.C., before the era of quick electronic vote tabulations for election results,  people used to wait outside the Daily Reflector office and watch as vote tallies were posted and updated on the tally board.  This June 1964 photograph shows the vote tally being adjusted while citizens watch and wait for final tallies.

1 2 3 4