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.
Source: Joyner Library Digital Collections Identifer: 55-01-1676
Staff Person: Ralph Scott
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
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).
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.