Author Archives: Courtney Bailey

New University Archivist at ECU

Alston Cobourn is proud to be East Carolina University’s new University Archivist as of July.  She is from Raleigh and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where she earned an undergraduate degree in English with minors in Creative Writing and Journalism.  She worked … Continue reading

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Meet your Nominating Chair: Rebecca Petersen May

What jobs have you had in the archival realm? During my undergraduate work, I had an English professor who required us to use primary sources in Special Collections & Archives. After that semester, I started working in my college archives … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Andrews Geyser

Contributed by Sarah Downing This man-made landmark, found in the McDowell County town of Old Fort, was constructed in 1885 on the site of the Round Knob Lodge, a fashionable hostelry in operation at that time. It served to mark … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing success at ECU

Contributed by Dale Sauter In its digital collections, ECU includes an early 20th century photograph of an African American Masonic Group.  This picture recently received several comments online that helped to clarify the date and location of the meeting depicted … Continue reading

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Meet your Vice President/Program Chair: Dawne Lucas

What is your educational background? I have an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to pursuing my graduate degrees, I double majored in History … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Cheoah Dam

The Western Regional Archives (part of the State Archives of North Carolina) is writing a series of blogs relevant to this year’s Archives Month theme, Water and History in North Carolina. Contributed by Sarah Downing Built across the waters of … Continue reading

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Meet your Development Chair: Karen Feeney

What jobs have you had in the archival realm? I have been an archivist at the Forsyth County Public Library, and for the past year I have been supervisor of the North Carolina Collection in the same library. I manage … Continue reading

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Chartplotting

Contributed by Kelly Spring (second in the series about ECU’s migration to ArchivesSpace) Wouldn’t it be nice to have turn-by-turn directions to find those vexing errors that you inherently know are in your legacy data? Sometimes charting exactly how to … Continue reading

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Meet your Secretary: Erin Allsop

What jobs have you had in the archival realm? Processing Archivist, Corporate Archivist, Hotel historian/archivist, exhibition curator, conservation work (minimal), reading room assistant, digitization specialist, archive and records manager, reference and instructional archivist What is your educational background? Bachelors in … Continue reading

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New collections at ECU Manuscripts and Rare Books

Contributed by Dale Sauter Old Pitt County (N.C.) Hospital Collection #1333 Approximately 114 blueprints, architectural renderings, and site maps (1948-1967) related to the Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, North Carolina, covering the period of original construction through 1967 additions. Caroline … Continue reading

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