Chinese Language Chart

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

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin


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.

William Clyde Friday 1920 – 2012

Source: Joyner Library Digital Collections Identifer: 55-01-1676

Staff Person: Ralph Scott


William Clyde “Bill” Friday (July 13, 1920 – October 12, 2012) served as the head of the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1986. He was born in Raphine, Va.,  and raised in Dallas, N.C. After retirement, Friday remained an influential voice in North Carolina and hosted a public television talk show, North Carolina People, which he began while still president of the University system. Friday is shown here with ECU President Leo Jenkins in this undated photograph. No doubt Jenkins was explaining some of the finer points of the Pirate Life to Mr.Friday. Mr. Friday died on Friday, October 12, 2012.

Father Maurice Tew and Children, 1961

Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection East Carolina Manuscript Collection #741.26.a.7

Staff Person: Maury York

Description: Father Maurice Tew came to Greenville from West Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1935 to assist the priest at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Charged with the responsibility of ministering to African Americans in the city, Father Maurice spearheaded the construction of a mission church on West Fifth Street. Named in honor of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother, the church was dedicated on March 1, 1936. In 1956 the church built a school for African American children. The nuns who taught the eight grades lived in a convent across the street. Of the 170 students who enrolled in the school initially, most were not members of the Catholic Church. A man with good sense of humor, Father Maurice endeared himself to many, as this photograph would indicate. He employed both radio and television broadcasts as a means of outreach to the broader community. (Source: Greenville Times, June 26-July 9, 1991).

Father Maurice with Children

Original, signed letter from Caleb (C. D.) Bradham, Sr., inventor of Pepsi-Cola

Source: Minges Collection #1136.1.a

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description: Original, signed letter from Caleb (C. D.) Bradham, Sr., inventor of Pepsi-Cola, to Dr. Jos. J. Watson in South Carolina promoting Pepsi-Cola as a safe drink.  Bradham also mentions some basic ingredients found in the beverage (1917).

Caricature Made for U.S. Sailors Stationed in Pre-WWII China

Source:  William E. and Marion B. Stewart Papers (Manuscript Collection #707)

Staff Person:  Martha Elmore

Description:  U.S. Navy officer William E. Stewart and his wife Marion visited China and the Philippines in the late 1930s.  While there they took many photographs and bought other photographs which they collected into two albums–one for each country.  This image is a photograph of a caricature made for U.S. sailors stationed in China.  The photograph was taken by Hwa Sheng of Chefoo.