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Shipshape

Contributed by Kelly Spring [This is the 5th in a series — see also the 1st and 2nd and 3rd and 4th installments about ECU’s migration to ArchivesSpace.] Pirates aren’t normally known for their housekeeping skills. Cataloging pirates, however, are … Continue reading

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Laupus Library hosts Charlotte Perkins Gilman exhibit

Contributed  by Marlena Barber Laupus Library at East Carolina University is hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit “The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and ‘The Yellow Wall-paper’” in the Evelyn Fike Laupus gallery on the fourth floor … Continue reading

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Story “Ark” from New Hanover County Library

Contributed by Travis Souther From 1952 to 1961, the little floating restaurant situated at the foot of Princess Street was not well known outside of Wilmington. The 1961 arrival of the battleship changed all that. The story of the Fergus … Continue reading

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Meet your Development Chair: Hugh O’Connor

What jobs have you had in the archival realm? I started out as a Library Associate at Hill Memorial Library Special Collections at Louisiana State University. They placed me in the microfilm department where I spent most of my day … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Taylor de Klerk

I’m Taylor de Klerk. I’m almost finished with my Library Science degree from UNC Chapel Hill, and I hold an MA in Public History from NC State. I have been working as the Josiah Charles Trent Intern for the History … Continue reading

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New acquisitions by the East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter Millie-Christine McCoy Photograph #1340 Circa 1900 cabinet photograph of the conjoined twins Millie-Christine McCoy (1851-1912), who were born as African-American slaves in Columbus County, North Carolina.  Photograph was taken by Frank Wendt, Boonton, New Jersey, and … Continue reading

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Meet your Vice President/Programming Chair: Chrystal Carpenter

What jobs have you had in the archival realm? I have been in the archival profession for 15+ years (eek, time flies) in various positions and institutions. Like many archivists I started as a non-permanent employee on a grant funded … Continue reading

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Meet your Education Committee Chair: Josh Hager

With our new slate of officers assuming their positions today, I’m resuming our interviews with the Executive Board. Stay tuned for more installments in the future. What jobs have you had in the archival realm? For the past five years … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Bennett Chapman

Hello, my name is Bennett Chapman. I am close to completing the MSIS program at UNC Chapel Hill where I am pursuing a concentration in archives and records management. I have worked at Campbell University since August 2018; since January … Continue reading

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Archival Advocacy at Home: Preparing & Messaging for Visiting District Congressional Offices

This webinar highlights the upcoming advocacy work of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, the Society of American Archivists, and the Regional Archival Associations Consortium. Grant programs through NHPRC, IMLS, and NEH … Continue reading

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