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: Moore Family Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #275
Staff Person: Nanette Hardison
The image shown is a postcard of a dance held in the Lumina Dancing Pavilion at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The postcard, dated around the early 1900s, shows couples wearing the fashion of that time period. This along with other postcards and photographs can be found in the Moore Family Papers, Manuscript Collection #275. The collection’s finding aid is located at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/0275/. The postcard is also part of Digital Collections’ Eastern North Carolina Postcard Collection, which includes images of other postcards from the Moore Family Papers.
Interior of Lumina Dancing Pavilion at night, Wrightsville Beach, near Wilmington, N.C.
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.
Source: University Archives IA0000:18:2:1:1; IA0000:18:2:1:3
Staff Person: L. K. Gypsye Legge
TV Feature for Pat Dye Show (IA0000:18:2:1:1)
Every fall, as the leaves begin to color and the air get cooler, thoughts at many campuses turn to football. At East Carolina, the Pirates’ fans begin to plan tailgate menus, and purple is the color most often seen all over Greenville, North Carolina. Even as we have fresh hopes for a better season than ever, it is also nice to remember times past.
The item above is the production script for an episode of the Pat Dye Show, from the University Archives. For those not familiar with the history of Pirate football, Pat Dye was the coach of the Pirates for six years, and this script is from what would turn out to be his final season as head coach. Coach Dye recognized that football is more than what happens on the field. It is the spectacle, the culture of a town that was named a Sportstown, USA by Sports Illustrated and all that surrounds the game matters too. In this episode, the role of the band major is discussed. We have the footage from this episode, pictured below. These films are currently “closed materials,” because of lack of surety that they can be projected safely. As funds become available, Special Collections will preserve films in the collection so that all materials can be made available. Those who are interested in this project are welcome to contact the University Archives for further information.
Pat Dye Film Reels (IA0000:18:2:1:3)
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Source: University Archives, call # ECU/06/N
High School Track Meet
Staff Person: Brian Johnson
The first annual track meet of the Eastern Division of Public High Schools was held at the East Carolina Teachers Training School on April 17, 1914. This meet proved a great success. The track meet in the afternoon, in which only boys took part, showed excellent work. The recitations by the girls and the declamations by the boys in the evening were also creditable. This was the beginning of a movement in East Carolina which promised much for the High Schools.
The image below was taken at the afternoon track meet in front of Old Austin. This image and many others concerning the history of ECU can be found in University Archives at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/archives/photocat.cfrm (Click on the image itself to enlarge it.)