Student Handbook

Source: University Archives, E.C. 378.756 Ea771k 1926-34

Staff Person: Brian Johnson

Description:

The images below are from the 1926-1927 Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College. Of particular interest in the handbook are the Social Regulations. A portion of these regulations are listed below.

1. Calling hours are from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. on week days; on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:45 p.m.; in evenings from 8:00 to 10:15 p.m.

2. Students who expect company on Sunday (relatives or friends) must file their own names and room number, and the names of the people who are to come. These must be filed not later than Saturday.

3. When a student wishes to go calling, she must sign her name, the name and address of the person upon whom she wishes to call, and file in the office of the Lady Principal not later than 1:45 p.m. on the day she wishes to call. If she hears nothing further from the Lady Principal, it is understood that her request is granted.

4. After public entertainments students may converse with guests, but must bid them good night before leaving the Administration Building.

5. Students must not dine at restaurants, go to any office or to the rail road station without special permission from the Lady Principal.

6. Students may speak to young men on the street, but not carry on an extended conversation with them, or walk with them.

7. Students must wear hats when shopping or calling.

These handbooks were originally printed by the YWCA and are quite small, measuring 4 3/4″ x 3″. Some hyperlinked footnotes have been added to aid the reader.

The Student Handbook is available for researchers to use in the library in the North Carolina Collection, call number Joyner NC Reference LD1741 E44 A15x, and in the University Archives.

Citation for this excerpt is:

East Carolina Teachers College. YWCA. Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College. Greenville, N.C.: The College, 1926. pp. 37-48.

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Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Hand Book of East Carolina Teachers College

Cromwell Graveyard

Source: Jan Sellers Coward Collection, undated, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, #1112

Cromwell Graveyard

Cromwell Graveyard

Staff Person: Nanette Hardison

Description:

The photograph shown above, taken probably in the 1960s by Jan Sellers Coward, is of the Cromwell family graveyard near the former site of Cromwell Hall, which is now lost. The Cromwell graveyard is located between Greenville and Tarboro, North Carolina, on Highway 33. Although privately owned cemeteries such as this one are generally no longer in use because of state regulations, they continue to be an important part of North Carolina’s rural landscape.

Family graveyards are a good informational source for anyone doing genealogical research, but like the Cromwell graveyard, these privately owned burial sites can be in obscure locations and long forgotten by family members. It is important for people working on their family histories to question older family members on the existence of a family owned cemetery or to look out for any information that might suggest the existence of such a cemetery.

We Choose America

Source: We Choose America, Hoover E 169.1.W5x

We choose America / Tom Williams

We choose America / Tom Williams

Staff Person: Ralph Scott

Description:

We Choose America was East Carolina University’s literary contribution to the 1976 American bi-centennial. Written at the height of the Cold War, the volume pokes fun at Communism using the American view of perceived differences between life in the Soviet Union and the “blessings of our…way of life.” Published about ten years after the Cuban missile crisis and a year after the Watergate scandal, the book does not once mention the Soviet Union, but rather refers to “The Communists” and “Russia” throughout. The author of the work was Thomas A. Williams, a professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at East Carolina. Williams was editor of Era Press (the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution had passed the U.S. Congress in 1972), and The New East Magazine. The work is illustrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning Charlotte Observer cartoonist Eugene G. Payne. The foreword to the small pamphlet was written by East Carolina University Chancellor Leo W. Jenkins.

Williams, Thomas A. “We Choose America,” (Greenville, N.C., Era Press, 1975), 48pp. Hoover Collection E 169.1 W5x and North Carolina Collection.

Postcard (1908) of Children Playing in Bogue Sound at Morehead City, N.C.

Source: William E. Elmore Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #39

Staff Person: Martha Elmore

Description:

"The kids, " Morehead City, N.C.

"The kids, " Morehead City, N.C.

This image of children wading in Bogue Sound at Morehead City, N.C., is from a postcard mailed to Miss Lucy Warren Myers of Greensboro, N.C., and was postmarked 1908. The location depicted is of the pier behind the Atlantic Hotel and the image was created by renowned New Bern, N.C., photographer Bayard Wootten.

Lucy Warren Myers was born October 27, 1900, and died April 24, 1984. She married James Skinner Ficklen, Sr., of Greenville, N.C., on April 26, 1922, and lived in Greenville at 508 West Fifth Street while raising two sons. Their Greenville residence is now owned by the Iota Rho Chapter of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority of ECU. The Dowdy-Ficklen football stadium at ECU is partially named in honor of James Skinner Ficklen, Sr.

This postcard was part of an album containing postcards (postmarked from 1908 to 1910) sent to Lucy Warren Myers when she was a child. Represented in the album are views from several states and even a few from foreign countries, but the majority are of North Carolina locations.

For more information concerning this postcard album and other Ficklen family material, go to the finding aid for the William E. Elmore Collection #39 at http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/0039. Background information concerning the Ficklen family was gathered from The Chronicles of Pitt County, North Carolina (p. 299) published by the Pitt County Historical Society, Inc., in 1982, which can be found in the North Carolina Collection and on the Special Collections Reference shelves.

Barefoot on the Mall 2008

Source: University Archives (digital image being accessioned)

Staff Person: L.K. Gypsye Legge

Description:

Last week we enjoyed delightful weather in Eastern North Carolina. Thursday, the 24th of April was sunny and warm, but breezy enough to make an afternoon outside a delight even without a festival of fun for its own sake. Happily, Pirates and their friends got to do both, with the 29th celebration of Barefoot on the Mall. Research in the University Archives revealed that this event was created in 1979 by Laura Lauffer. According to an unsigned feature article in the 1990 Buccaneer, Ms. Lauffer was a senior at Rose High School, interning at ECU when she suggested a day of music, crafts, refreshments, and booths for student organizations. Ken Hammond is quoted as saying the name was chosen“… because she wanted the festival to be something the students come to barefoot, and relaxed.”

A page from the 1979 Buccaneer shows a smaller crowd on a cooler day:

Page 256 of the 1979 Buccaneer

Page 256 of the 1979 Buccaneer

Page 257 of the 1979 Buccaneer

Page 257 of the 1979 Buccaneer

Poignantly, the 1990 article goes on to relate that Ms. Lauffer did not attend ECU, or any college in the Fall of 1979, because she was paralyzed when her car was struck by a drunk driver. Now, ECU can accommodate students of many abilities, and the office of Disability Support Services makes the Home of the Pirates even more diverse and welcoming! Information about the services offered can be found at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs%2Dstudentlife/dss/

The picture below is a new addition to the University Archives as it was created in a digital format last week. You can find out more about this year’s event, and see other images, at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/mktg/barefoot_on_the_mall_08.cfm>

Barefoot on the Mall, 2008

Barefoot on the Mall, 2008

1914 Summer Class Photo (ECTTS)

Source: University Archives UW0000/2/4/7.1

Panoramic view of group in front of Old Austin

Panoramic view of group in front of Old Austin

Staff Person: L. K. Gypsye Legge

Description:

It is impossible to predict what may appear next in Special Collections. A phone call was made one afternoon to the Search Room desk. On the line was a woman who lives in Jackson, Mississippi. Her great-aunt was an alumna of East Carolina, and she had a picture to donate to University Archives that included her relative and Robert Wright in a group photo.

Maury York, Assistant Director and Head of Special Collections, was pleased to accept the donation when the donor came to Greenville, and the framed photo came to University Archives for accessioning. It was a delightful shock to realize what had been tentatively identified as an image from the 1920′s is, in fact, our only vintage copy of a photo published in the Volume 1 Number 2 issue of the [ECTTS] Training School Quarterly!

Photographic prints have much more detail than most mass printing methods, and especially printing from the early 20th Century. This photo will allow us to make higher quality images for reproduction, provide more detail for researchers to study and, given that this is the Centennial for ECU, reminds us that we should not think that we are done collecting or researching – something “new” can pop up any time!

Greenville Police Riot Training ca. 1961-1962

Source: City of Greenville Police Department Records, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1076

Greenville Riot Police Training ca. 1961-1962

Greenville Riot Police Training ca. 1961-1962

Staff Person: Jon Dembo

Description:

 This image is from a collection of public relations slides produced by the Greenville Police Department, ca. 1961-1970, City of Greenville Police Department Records #1076.1.b.3.118 [finding aid not yet available]. This slide shows a squad of 13 gas-masked, baton-wielding, Greenville policemen demonstrating their riot training skills, ca. 1961-1962. The collection contains a total of 480 color slides illustrating contemporary police officers, equipment, facilities, and practices. Other slides demonstrate traffic safety, handling of seized evidence, investigations of arson and other crimes, the arrest of suspects, and bomb disposal, among other topics. The collection was given to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, by Sgt. Joe Friday, of the Greenville Police Department, 6/22/2006.

Pitt Theatre, Greenville, NC

Source: Daily Reflector Negative Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #741

Staff Person: Dale Sauter

Description:

The image below was taken in December 1958 for use in a Daily Reflector article related to businesses that are open on Christmas Day. I viewed the actual article on microfilm, but was unable to find details on which theater this is. I had to rely on the person that probably knows this collection of negatives better than anyone else. This was Roger Kammerer, a local historian and artist who lives here in Greenville. Roger informed me that this is Pitt Theatre, and that the ticket lady is Mrs. Sallie B. Reagan, wife of Bratha M. Reagan. Roger also added that Bratha ran the Deluxe Beauty and Barber Shop on Evans Street.

If you look closely, you can see that the movie (in CinemaScope) currently playing is Bullwhip, starring Guy Madison and Rhonda Fleming (referred to as the “Saddle Tramp and the Red-Headed Hellcat” on the poster). The admission sign says the cost is 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. I wonder how much a large popcorn was.

A finding aid for the Daily Reflector Negative Collection, 1949-1967 is available at Manuscript Collection 741.

We are close to finishing a more detailed finding aid for this important local history collection, and plan to have it online soon. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Movie Theater open Christmas

Movie Theater open Christmas

Fifth Street, Greenville, NC

Source: University Archives, UW0000/2

Staff Person: Martha Elmore

Description:

Since this week commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of East Carolina University, it seemed appropriate for this week’s staff pick to be two photographs that are related to the early years of ECU’s existence. The people in these photographs are standing on Fifth Street with their backs to Old Austin Building (demolished in 1968) and facing the President’s House (built in 1914). Now the Career Services Building, it is located at the corner of Jarvis Street and Fifth Street. The reason for the gathering is not known, but the date of the photographs is April 1915. I have always liked these photographs, because they show that this area of Greenville was still farmland. If you have any information regarding the occasion that these photographs represent, please contact Special Collections.

Clicking on these images will take you to the online description of these photographs. While you’re there, spend sometime browsing through the University Archives photographs.

In front of old Austin, looking toward 5th street and the President's home

In front of old Austin, looking toward 5th street and the President's home

From old Austin, looking toward President's House on 5th street.

From old Austin, looking toward President's House on 5th street.

World War I Draft Notice

Source: Moore Family Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #275
Charles O’Hagan Laughinghouse Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #267
Edgerton Family Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #361

World War I draft notice

World War I draft notice

Staff Person: Brian Johnson

Description:
This document is a NOTICE OF CALL AND ORDER TO APPEAR FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATION issued by the Local Board for the County of Pitt, State of North Carolina, Greenville, N. C. on July 30, 1917 to Allen Thurman Moore notifying him that he has been called for military service by the United States to serve in World War I, that he has been issued Serial No. 2376 with order no. 425, and is to appear at the office of the Local Board at 1:30 P. M. on Aug 6, 1917. The notice is signed by the Chairman of the Local Board of the War Department, Joseph John Laughinghouse and the Clerk of the Local Board, Michael Edgerton.

Allen Thurman Moore was the son of David C. Moore who served as Clerk of the Superior Court. Allen Moore again was ordered to appear for a physical examination on January 30, 1918 and was found qualified for special and limited military service.

Prior to the war he attended the University of North Carolina and after which he lived in Greenville, NC.

The original document and many other legal papers can be found in the Moore Family Papers, collection #275 in the Manuscript Collection of the Special Collections department, Manuscript Collection 275. Related collections are the Charles O’Hagan Laughinghouse Papers (#267) and the Edgerton Family Papers (#361).