President Wright's Chapel Talk

Source: PresidentWright’s Chapel Talk CH1050. University Archives
Staff Person: Ken Harbit

East Carolina Teachers College President Robert H. Wright’s “Chapel Talks” were given to students every morning from 9:30 to 10:25 six days a week. Chapel Talks typically consisted of a reading from the Bible followed by Wright’s thoughts regarding the Bible passage or some other moral instruction for the students, along with any news, schedule changes, or other announcements. The subject of this address is the budgetary process and Wright’s concern over the lack of funds for East Carolina Teachers College.

Robert H. Wright Christmas Card



Source: Robert H. Wright Papers (University Archives: UA 02.01)

Staff Person: Arthur Carlson


This 1920 card sent by East Carolina President Robert H. Wright features the first President’s Home.  Located at 701 E. Fifth St., the building currently hosts The Career Center. Constructed in 1914, the bungalow style home housed the Wright family until Robert’s death in 1934.  Subsequent school presidents resided in the home until the 1949 purchase of the current Chancellor’s Residence, the former Dail House.  To learn more about East Carolina’s first president, view the Robert H. Wright Papers (UA 02.01) in Joyner Library’s Special Collections.

East Carolina Christmas Card