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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New Elon Collections Archivist

Contributed by Lynne Bisko

Libby Coyner joined the Carol Grotnes Belk Library team at Elon University as the Elon Collections Archivist. In this position she will be instrumental in the acquisition, processing, reference, outreach, and promotion of archival collections chiefly relating to university history and will provide leadership in the management of university records.

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Carolina Colas and Carbonated Treasures

Contributed by Dale Sauter

About the Exhibit

The Cola Wars started long before Lionel Ritchie or Michael Jackson ever cut a record. Beginning in the late 1880’s the success of Coca-Cola sparked a legion of imitators. Here in the Carolinas, Brad’s Drink was proved the most successful on both a local and national scale.

Originally the national brands were distributed as syrups for dispensing at an established soda fountain. However, as the idea of individual servings caught on, a franchise bottling system developed to distribute the national brands. The process encouraged the growth of local bottling companies all across the country. In the southeast such companies were particularly numerous.

During the mid-1930’s, the town of New Bern was home to four different bottling companies. At times, Greenville and Washington hosted as many as five separate bottling plants. It was not long before a host of local bottlers were trying their hands at crafting soft drink formulas. This exhibit represents some of the more successful regional enterprises as well as selection of exclusively local brands.

When and Where

Carolina Colas and Carbonated Treasures is on display from June through October 2017 in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection on the 3rd floor of J.Y. Joyner Library.

For additional information, please contact the North Carolina Collection at 252-328-6601 or email John Lawrence.

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Proposed Changes to SNCA Constitution and Bylaws

At the annual SNCA conference in March, the Executive Board proposed several changes and clarifications to the SNCA Constitution and Bylaws. All SNCA members with an active membership will be invited to vote on the proposed changes beginning on Monday, May 1st. An email will be sent to the listserv with instructions for voting.

View the Proposed Revisions

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2017 SNCA Executive Board Election Results

Congratulations to the new Executive Board:

President: Hannah Cox
Vice President: Kelly Wooten
Development Chair: Karen Feeney
Education Chair: Stephanie Bennett
E-Resources: Camille Tyndall Watson
Membership: Winnie Titchener
Secretary: Erin Allsop
Members at Large: Chrystal Carpenter, Bari Helms

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Meet the Candidates: 2017 SNCA Executive Board Elections

The elections for the 2017 Executive Board are coming up soon! More details about electronic voting will be sent via the listserv.

Until then, you can read up on our great slate of candidates.


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Governor McCrory Declares October 2016 – Archives Month


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Order your Archives Month Materials Today!!!

The SNCA Archives Month Committee has created promotional materials to celebrate North Carolina Archives Month!  Complete this survey by September 9, 2016 to receive free posters and bookmarks for your institution.


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Call for Submissions: Archives Month promotional materials

The SNCA Archives Month Committee invites SNCA members to submit images to be used in the creation of posters and bookmarks for this year's archives month observance, October 2016.  We are requesting images focused on this year's theme: "From Moonshine to Microbrews:  North Carolina's Brewing History."

Potential topics for images may include:
  • Breweries and the brewing process
  • Prohibition
  • Beer and wine festivals
  • People enjoying alcoholic beverages
  • Marketing materials/label design

The SNCA Archives Month Committee welcomes any kind of visual image, including photographs and postcards. Use of materials will be limited to Archives Month posters, bookmarks and other advertising materials for SNCA Archives Month 2016 only, and will not be otherwise published.

Please submit your images via the following form, url appears below. If your image is selected, we will be back in contact to obtain the image at a higher resolution:

Images must be submitted no later than August 8th!

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2016-2017 Society of North Carolina Archivists Executive Board Nominations

The SNCA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2016-2017 Executive Board. Please review the candidates and their bios. Elections will be held online in late March. Voting will be by secret ballot and election by simple majority of votes cast.

Nominating Committee:
Kathelene Smith, Chair
Marcellaus Joiner
Beth Ann Koelsch
Jennifer Motszko
Matthew Peek

2016-2017 Society of North Carolina Archivists Executive Board Nominations:

President: (1 year)
The president shall direct and coordinate the affairs of the society, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and the Executive Board, and shall perform such duties as may be directed by the Executive Board. Nominees for president shall have previously served on the board.

1. Jolie Braun, Duke University
I am Assistant Director at the Duke University Medical Center Archives, where I serve as the primary contact for reference and instruction requests, and promote the collections by curating exhibits, identifying materials for digitization, and collaborating with faculty and staff. Before coming to Duke, I worked at Washington University’s Modern Graphic History Library. I received an MLIS from San Jose State University and an MA in English from the University of California, Davis.

Vice-President: (1 year)
The vice president shall perform the duties of the president in case of the president's resignation or absence. The vice president shall serve as chair of the program committee. Nominees for vice president must have previously served on the board or on a Society committee.

1. Hannah Cox, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
I am the Archivist for the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, where my responsibilities include processing and managing archival collections, providing access, and reference. Before moving to Charlotte, I was Archives Specialist at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), working with the Philanthropic Collection. I earned my Master of Library Science and Master of Arts in Public History degrees from IUPUI in 2010, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Anthropology and History from Ball State University in 2004. I am currently serving on the SNCA board as Member-at-Large, and manage our Facebook account. I would be eager and honored to continue my service on the SNCA board as Vice President/Program Chair.

Treasurer: (2 years)
The treasurer shall have custody of all funds belonging to the Society and shall disburse them in accordance with the annual budget or upon the expressed authority of the Executive Board. The treasurer shall keep accurate records of all financial transactions. Nominees for treasurer must have been a member of the Society for at least two years.

1. Stephanie Barnwell, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics 
Stephanie Barnwell is a lone arranger at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where she has established a collection related to the history of the first public, residential STEM school in the country. Before working at NCSSM, she worked with archival collections at NCSU and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture at Duke University, on digital humanities projects with the Digital Innovation Lab at UNC-Chapel Hill, and as a film programmer at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. A recipient of the C. David Jackson Memorial SNCA Meeting Student Scholarship in 2012, she has also contributed to the work of the SNCA Program Committee and Education Committee. She received her BA from Duke University, her MA in Public History from North Carolina State University, and her MSLS with a concentration in archives & records management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

2. Sean Mulligan, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Sean Mulligan has actively been involved with SNCA since 2010, during which time he has served in a variety of roles including as a member of the 2012 SNCA Conference Local Arrangements Planning Committee. In May 2014, he was appointed Assistant Treasurer, where he worked closely with the Treasurer to oversee the financial transitions of SNCA. Sean became the SNCA Treasurer in 2015 and has continued to successfully manage the financial needs of the organization as well as maintain its annual budget through his attention to detail and knowledge of business practices. Since 2008, he has worked as an archivist at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where he has specialized in managing the archival records of the University. He holds a Bachelor’s in history from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s in Business Administration from UNCG.

Archives Month Chairman: (2 years)
The Archives Month Chairperson will coordinate the planning and promotion of Archives Month, including collaboration with the Development Committee regarding funding and marketing and communication with SNCA membership to encourage activities and awareness.

1. Caitlin Christian Lamb, Davidson College
Caitlin Christian-Lamb is the Associate Archivist of Davidson College. Her work at Davidson focuses on digital preservation and planning, coordinating outreach and collaborations, managing the web presence of the Archives & Special Collections, serving as the lead of the institutional repository working group, teaching course modules, answering reference questions, and acting as the library liaison to the college’s digital studies initiative. Caitlin currently sits on SNCA’s Education and Archives Month committees, and has previously served as a Member at Large. In addition to her involvement with SNCA, she serves on the Society of American Archivists’ Standards Committee and as a Review Editor for ACRL’s dh+lib. Caitlin earned a B.A. in History from SUNY Purchase College, and a M.A. in History and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

2. Jennifer Motszko, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jennifer Motszko holds a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and master’s degrees in History and Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Since 2008, she has worked as the Manuscript Archivist Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. As Manuscript Archivist, Jennifer collects materials that document the historical, political, and cultural landscape of the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina. Previously, she has served on the SNCA Board in the capacity of Member-at-Large, Vice-President, President, and Nominating Committee Chair. Jennifer has a particular interest in promotion and outreach which will serve her well in the position of Archives Month Chair.

Education Chairman: (2 years)
Directs and coordinates the activities of the education committee, which plans and promotes archival education opportunities. Selects the Gene Williams Award and C. David Jackson Scholarship winners.

1. Amy McDonald, Duke University
I’m the Assistant University Archivist at the Duke University Archives, focusing on reference, instruction, and outreach. I received my MSLS from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008. I’ve been serving as SNCA’s Education Chair for the past two years and I’m excited by the prospect of continuing to develop new educational opportunities for SNCA members.

Publications Chair: (2 years)
The publications chairperson shall oversee the Society’s publications.

1. Stephanie Bennett, Wake Forest University
Stephanie Bennett is the Collections Archivist for Wake Forest University and a current Member-at-Large on SNCA's Executive Board. She holds a BA in English from Wake Forest University and an MSLIS with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and is a Certified Archivist. Bennett worked previously at Iowa State University's Special Collections and University Archives and Boston College's John J. Burns Library. Prior to earning her archives degree, Bennett worked as a research analyst at two corporate research firms.

2. Nikki Thomas, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Nikki Lynn Thomas is currently the Archivist for Collection Management for UNC Charlotte Special Collections and University Archives where she supervises accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation functions for the department, including establishment of policies, procedures, workflows, and guidelines. Previously, she was Manuscripts Curator at UT San Antonio, where she managed the university’s manuscript collections from acquisition, arrangement, and description to reference, outreach, and digitization. Nikki was awarded an MSIS from UT Austin with an emphasis in archives and records management in 2006, has been a Certified Archivist since 2008, and received her DAS certification in 2013. Along with being a current member of SAA, ACA, SNCA, and the Society of Southwest Archivists, Nikki served on the SSA Publications Committee from 2010-2013 and is a member of the Local Arrangements Committee for this year's SNCA meeting in Charlotte.

Member at Large (2 positions):
The members at large shall have duties as assigned by the Executive Board.

1. Chrystal Carpenter, Elon University
Chrystal Carpenter joined Elon University as University Archivist in July 2015, my responsibilities include the administration of the Archives and Special Collections department including outreach, reference, instruction, and donor relations. Prior to Elon I served as the Lead Archivist at the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego and as Manuscript and Congressional Archivist at the University of Arizona. I have a M.A. in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona. In addition, I am a 2013 member of the Archives Leadership Institute and a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. As an active participant in the archival profession and I am eager to learn from and work with SNCA colleagues in my newly adopted state.

2. Josh Hager, North Carolina State Archives
Josh Hager is a Reference Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina. He is also the current chair of the "23 Things" Committee for Digital Outreach and Social Media Research in the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section of the Society of American Archivists. He has a B.A. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in Public History (Archival Management) from North Carolina State University, and a M.S.I.S. from UNC Chapel Hill. He has previously worked as a reference student assistant at Duke University's Rubenstein Library and North Carolina State University's Special Collections Research Center. He also has worked in the Duke Digital Production Center as a graduate assistant on the Content, Context, and Capacity Grant to Digitize the Long Civil Rights Movement. Publications include "To Like or Not to Like: Maximizing the Utility of Archival Outreach on Facebook" in The American Archivist (Spring 2015), which received the Theodore Calvin Pease Award for superior writing in graduate archival studies, as well as two articles in Archival Outlook, respectively on a State Archives exhibit in the North Carolina Museum of History and on his experience as a winning contestant on Jeopardy! He has presented his research the annual meetings of SNCA, SAA, and MARAC.

3. Matthew Peek, North Carolina State Archives
Matthew M. Peek began in November 2014 as the new Military Collection Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina. He holds a B.A. in History, and Archaeological Studies and Near Eastern Studies minors from Kentucky Christian University; a M.A. in Public History (archival studies emphasis) from Wright State University (Dayton, OH); and is close to completion of his MLIS Digital Archival Preservation from Kent State University. Formerly the first corporate archivist for Airstream, Inc., in Ohio, Peek has worked and volunteered for numerous institutions, including the Ohio Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, Wright State University Special Collections and Archives, and the U.S. Ombudsman Association. Peek came to the State Archives from the Montana Historical Society, where he worked on a CLIR Hidden Collections grant to process the U.S. Senator Lee Metcalf Photograph and Film Collections. Peek is a Certified Archivist (CA) through the Academy of Certified Archivists.

4. Andrew Rabkin, East Carolina University
I’m the Digital Archivist at East Carolina University, where I’m focused on the long-term preservation of ECU’s digital collections. I have an MSLIS with concentrations in archives and preservation management from Simmons College, a diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School, and a BA in English from Cornell University. Prior to receiving my MSLIS, I worked primarily with rare and manuscript items in conservation labs at Cornell University Library and the Schlesinger Library at Harvard. After Simmons, I moved to Utah, where I was an archivist at Weber State University in Ogden, and then at Sundance Institute in Park City. I’m interested in the role of systematic preservation in archives, especially as we transition to increasingly digital collections. As someone new to both North Carolina and SNCA, I’m excited to join the state’s vibrant archives community, and eager to support my new colleagues as a Member-at-Large on the SNCA board.

5. Kelly Wooten, Duke University
Kelly Wooten is the Research Services and Collection Development Librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Librarian for Sexuality Studies for Duke University Libraries. Kelly is active in the Zine Librarians network, hosting the 2014 Zine Librarians (un)Conference at Duke University. She is a past co-chair of the Society of American Archivists Women’s Collections Roundtable (2008-2010). She co-edited with Lyz Bly the anthology Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer History in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012). Recently she was selected as a member of the 2016 cohort of the Archives Leadership Institute. Both her BA in Women’s Studies and English Literature and her MSLS are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nominating Chair: (1 year) *The immediate past president shall serve on the Board as chair of the nominating committee.*

1. Rebecca Peterson May, Wake Forest University
I received my MLIS from UNCG, and a BA in American Studies and Art History from The George Washington University. I have been active on the SNCA Board since 2011, when I joined the Archives Week Committee. I chaired the Archives Week Committee from 2011-2014, later moving into the position of Vice President/Programming Chair during the 2014-2015 year. I am currently the President of SNCA and look forward to using my experience on the Board to transition to Nominations Committee Chair in 2016. SNCA has a vast and talented membership, and I hope to engage more with people across the state and profession to diversify and promote archives in North Carolina.

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