Farewell to China

Source: James N. Joyner Papers (#429), East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Staff Person: Lynette Lundin

Description:

James Noah Joyner was born in 1888. He attended the University of North Carolina, and was later employed by the British-American Tobacco Company (B.A.T.) in China from 1912 to 1935. He worked and traveled the whole time he was in China. He maintained close ties with his family in North Carolina and later managed the family farm. He became the division manager before coming home to North Carolina and died at the age of 83.

These photographs are of a farewell group in Nanking, China, (B.A.T.) managers, fellow employees and James Joyner before he returns to North Carolina.

Pepsi Party at Bradham Drug Store, Bradham & Friends, 1890′s

Staff Pick for June 18th

Source: The Minges Collection, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1136
Staff Person: Lynette Lundin
Description:
This collection documents the history of the Minges family in the soft drink business, Pepsi-Cola, in North Carolina. The materials in the collection cover the time period of 1890′s to 1992. Caleb Davis Bradham, born in Chinquapin, North Carolina, in 1867, attended the University of  North Carolina in 1886 and completed his college education at the University of Maryland. Caleb, a Pharmacist in New Bern, created the drink on August 28, 1898. Originally called Brad’s drink, it is now called Pepsi-Cola. The image below titled “Pepsi Party” is of Caleb Bradham and friends. The date on image is 1890′s.

We have this collection due to the generosity of Jeffrey M. Minges.