Additions to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter

National Maritime Alliance Records #1294

This collection contains materials (1987-2002) related to the National Maritime Alliance from its beginning as a proposal in 1987 and its formal founding in 1988.  Included are correspondence, by-laws, minutes, grant applications, trust proposal, incorporation documents, conference materials, and reports.  The Alliance represents a diverse group of museums, historic preservation groups, businesses and individuals all devoted to preserving our maritime heritage. Dr. Runyan has been on the Board of Directors for a number of years.

Edward Withers Harvey, Sr. and Jr. Collection #1290

This collection contains five photographs. The oldest photograph shows the J. R. and J. G. Moye Store on Evans St. in Greenville in the 1910s. Three of the photographs document Amoco Dealers conventions in Washington, D.C., in 1938 (a panoramic shot), Rocky Mount, N.C., in 1939, and Myrtle Beach in 1940.  Edward W. Harvey, Sr., owned the Amoco distributorship in Greenville, N.C., and his son E. W. Harvey, Jr., joined him in the business in the 1930s.  A more recent photograph from the late 1980s or early 1990s is of the Pitt County, N.C., Sheriff’s Department and includes coroner E. W. Harvey, Jr.  The donor is the daughter of E. W. Harvey, Jr.

James Long Newsom, Sr., Papers #1295

This collection contains material documenting the life of James Long Newsom, Sr., (1914-2007) of Durham, North Carolina.  A graduate of Duke University and Duke University Law School and attended Syracuse University Law School, he began practicing law in Durham in 1938. Correspondence (1931-1940) documents his post-high school education and courtship of his future wife Frances Martin whom he met at Syracuse.  As a member of the United States Naval Reserve, he fought in the South Pacific for the years 1942-1945 during World War II; this experience is covered with extensive correspondence, photographs, souvenirs, programs, and military newspapers. After the war, he returned to his law practice and continued his Naval Reserve career. Also included are diplomas, certificates, family-related photographs (dating to the 1910s), clippings, and genealogical information.

Dennis and Terrence Miller Papers #1296

This collection contains letters (1964-1967) written by brothers Terrence and Dennis Miller of St. Louis, Missouri, who joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Letters written by Dennis Miller during 1967 document his time serving in Vietnam as part of 3rd BN, 60th Ord Co. Also included are letters written by fellow soldiers and friends (through 1971), service records, negatives, military payment certificates, and Vietnamese money.

Photograph Album of Seventh Day Adventist Missions in South Pacific #1297

Photograph album (1932) documents stops in Caribbean, Panama Canal, and many Southern Pacific locations such as Pago Pago, Moorea, Tahiti, Fiji, Aruba, Australia, New Zealand, and Bali. Photographs depict housing, local life and customs, cremation ceremonies, animals, and Seventh Day Adventist Missions.

North America Sheet XI Parts of North and South Carolina Map, 1833  #MC0056

This hand-colored detailed North America Sheet XI Parts of North and South Carolina Map was made by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. It was published in 1833 by Baldwin & Cradock of London and printed by J. & C. Walker.

Humber Family Papers

Papers (ca. 1888-1970) of the Humber family of Greenville, N.C., including correspondence, financial records, diaries, speeches, literary manuscripts, photographs, subject files, and printed material. Of the ca. 185 cubic feet, most of the papers are those of Robert Lee Humber Jr., and pertain to his family, his education, and his varied pursuits related to the arts, world federation, public affairs, and education. Also included are papers of the Davis family of Carteret County, N.C., and of Lucie Berthier (Mrs. Robert Lee Humber, Jr.) and her family.

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