2018 Annual Meeting Workshops

The following three workshops, one half-day and two full-day, will be offered as part of SNCA's annual meeting. All three workshops will take place on Wednesday, March 14, at Duke University's Rubenstein Library. Questions or comments? Email them to education at ncarchivists.org!

Social Media Archiving

In this half-day workshop participants will learn about various aspects of archiving social media content. We will explore community resources and discuss a variety of topics from collection development considerations to testing tools and more. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if interested in trying out tools during the session, but a laptop is not required.
Cost: $20
Instructor: Jessica Venlet (UNC)
Limit: 20 attendees
Location: Perkins Library 218, Tarasoff Family Reading Room
Time: 1-4pm

DCRM(MSS) workshop

This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts), also known as
DCRM(MSS), the new standard for cataloging individual manuscripts published by RBMS. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual’s guiding principles, discussion of how cataloging single manuscripts differs from the cataloging of manuscript or archival collections, introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent), and hands-on practice with different types of manuscripts commonly found in special collections. Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DACS will be helpful.
Instructors: Margaret Nichols (Cornell), Diane Ducharme (Yale), Elizabeth O’Keefe (Morgan Library)
Cost: $35
Limit: 26 attendees
Location: Rubenstein Library 153, The Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Time: 9am-4pm, with 1.5 hours for lunch

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives

More information about the course
You must register on SAA's education portal - early bird registration price until February 14, 2018
Instructor: Jean E. Dryden (SAA)
Cost: $199-249 depending on some criteria - SNCA members who are not SAA members will receive a $25 discount using the code PIDA25NC
Limit: min, 15; max, 35
Location: Rubenstein Library 349, Breedlove Conference Room
Time: 9am-5pm, with 1 hour for lunch

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Meet the Candidates: SNCA 2018 Executive Board Nominees

SNCA 2017 Executive Board Elections

The 2018 SNCA Executive Board Elections are almost here! Voting will open in February and an electronic ballot will be sent to the membership at that time. You can learn more about the positions in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Meet the Candidates:


Kelly Wooten

Research Services and Collection Development Librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and Librarian for Sexuality Studies, Duke University Libraries. Co-editor of the anthology Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer History in the 21st Century (Litwin Books, 2012). Archives Leadership Institute, 2016 cohort. I am active in the Zine Librarians network, hosting the 2014 Zine Librarians (un)Conference at Duke University, and have experience planning other multi-day events for the Sallie Bingham Center over the past 10 years. I served as a 2016 member-at-large on the SNCA board, as well as the 2017-2018 Vice President/Program Chair.

Vice President/Programming Chair

Dawne Howard Lucas

I have been the Special Collections Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Sciences Library since 2013, where I curate the rare book, manuscript, and medical instrument collections. Previously, I was the Head of Technical Services at the Duke University Medical Center Archives. I earned an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University in 2005 and an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2006. I have been a SNCA member since 2003, have served on numerous committees and task forces throughout the years, and have served on the Executive Board (Secretary, 2006-2009; Nominating Committee Chair, 2009-2010; Education Committee Chair, 2012-2014). I am also an active member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS). I have missed having a leadership role within this organization over the past several years, and am therefore honored to be a candidate for Vice-President/Program Chair.

Archives Month Chair

Jennifer Motszko

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, Nominating Committee Chair, and Archives Month Chair. As Archives Month Chair, Jennifer helped promote SNCA and the archives profession through the creation of promotional materials and providing a centralized calendar for archives month events around the state.

Colin Reeve

Colin Reeve has worked in Special Collections and University Archives at UNC Asheville since 2010, and has special responsibility for the university archives. He was actively involved in the university’s recent 90th anniversary celebrations, including highlighting collections and historical events through exhibits and publications, in addition to providing reference services regarding the history of the university. He holds an MLIS from UNC Greensboro, has been a member of SNCA since 2013, and would like to be able to contribute more to the Society.

Member-At-Large (1st Position)

Randall Bowman

I have been an Archives Librarian at Elon University since 2015. I process and provide access to the collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department at Belk Library, particularly the collections related to Elon’s church history. Prior to working in the archives, I was an instruction librarian at Elon and at Gardner-Webb University. I received a MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1997, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. As a new member of the archival profession, I am excited
about the possibility of becoming further engaged in the archival community, as well as serving my fellow archivists through SNCA.  Although I have only been an archivist for a relatively short time, I have twenty years’ professional experience as an academic librarian, and have served in leadership roles in several library organizations.  I believe I will make an effective member of the Executive Committee. Thank you for your consideration!

Ellen Show

I have been the Archivist at The Mint Museum since March 2016.  In addition to my duties pertaining to archival collections and records management, I have launched an Oral History program and am currently co-chairing a task force to recommend a digital asset management system for the museum.  I earned my MLIS from UNC-Greensboro, and my BA in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill.  I served on the SNCA Archives Month Committee in 2015 and 2016, and the SNCA Programming Committee in 2016.  I also served on the SAA Preservation Education Committee in 2017, and have participated in the SAA Mentoring Program as a mentor.  I am eager to play a more active role within SNCA as a member at large, and I appreciate the opportunity to run for this position.

Courtney Bailey

I currently work as a Records Analyst for the State Archives of North Carolina. In this position, I consult with state and local governmental agencies and universities on the creation, maintenance, and disposition of public records. I also work for the Traveling Archivist Program through the State Archives, serve on the publications board of SNCA, and sit on the steering committee of the Records Management Section for the Society of American Archivists. I have been a member of SNCA since I was a student at SILS, and I am interested in being able to liaise with other regional archival organizations to determine how we can learn from their successes and failures and apply those lessons to the improvement of our organization.

Patrick Dollar

I am currently working at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives as Processing Archivist. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). I also hold a Master’s degree in English from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
Prior to joining the University Libraries, I served as a temporary archives assistant at UNCG, as well as various student positions and internships at libraries across the state. I am interested in born digital materials, improving access to archival materials, increasing the visibility of archives, and promoting diversity in archival collections.

Statement of Interest
I am interested in serving as SNCA’s member-at-large RAAC representative because this role would allow me to become more involved with SNCA on a local level, as well as a national/regional level. As a new professional, I am hoping to expand my involvement with SNCA and meet new people in the profession, while simultaneously giving back to the archival community. I work well on committees and in collaboration with others, and the focus of the RAAC is in line with many of my interests – particularly the ways collaboration and advocacy can improve the visibility of archives and our collections.

Leah Kerr

I’m the John Hope Franklin Research Center Project Archivist at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library, currently processing two large African American collections. I’m fairly new to the Triangle, having relocated from Los Angeles, where I earned my MA in Moving Image Archive Studies at UCLA. I then established the archive at the Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, was a Cataloging Librarian for P. Diddy’s REVOLT TV, and became the Collections Coordinator for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Aside from my archival work at Duke University, I am also a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DivE-In) tasked with strengthening relationships, skills, and analysis to promote constructive change within the Library. As a Member-at-Large on the SNCA board I would bring enthusiasm, and expertise in representing my archival colleagues.

Member-At-Large (2nd Position)

Emily Reed

I have been the Digital and Audiovisual Records Archivist for Mercy Heritage Center, the archives for the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, since 2014. I was the first archivist they’ve hired to handle their digital and audiovisual records. We work on collections from ministries and residences from over 48 states and 12 countries. My responsibilities include: establishing and managing our digital and born-digital archiving systems; assisting in managing our records management program; physical preservation, storage, and assessment of legacy audiovisual materials; exhibit production and shaping our online presence; establishing and managing our Oral History Program; and working with reference.

I graduated in 2014 with my MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Previously I held an intern position at Media Preserve (Cranberry Township, PA), an audio-visual laboratory, and was a project archivist at the Cathedral of Learning for the Nationality Rooms Program, a partner of the University of Pittsburgh Archives Service Center.

Currently I serve as a Charlotte area-coordinator for SNCA, and I am the vice president/president-elect for Archivists of Congregations of Women Religious. I am excited at the possibility of bringing a new perspective to SNCA from an underrepresented archives, and the opportunity to learn more about the members in this organization.

Erin Gallagher

Erin Gallagher is a graduate student pursuing her MSIS, with a concentration in Archives and Records Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works as a Born-Digital Processor at North Carolina State University where she ensures proper storage of digital material, as well as working on appraisal projects. Erin is also an acting member of the SNCA Membership Committee. Previously, she worked as a Digital University Records Fellow through the Atkins Fellows program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which entailed surveying departments on record keeping, and developing workflows and other materials, which she was able to present as a poster at NCLA this year. Erin also has past experience working as a Research Assistant, promoting awareness and needs in research data archiving with UNC Chapel Hill. Erin has also acted as the Vice President of SCOSAA (SAA Student Chapter), as well as the Vice President of ASIS&T Student Chapter, working to create fun and exciting events, fundraising opportunities, as well as increase both group’s outreach. She has interests in born-digital archiving, digital preservation, as well as accessibility and outreach. Erin Gallagher would greatly appreciate this opportunity to connect with the library schools across the state.

Sara Maeve Whisnant

Sara Maeve Whisnant is a recent graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG)'s MLIS program and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the same institution. Sara Maeve is interested in instruction and outreach in an archival setting and currently works in UNCG's Research, Outreach and Instruction department and volunteers in Special Collections and University Archives. She currently serves on SNCA's Education and Archives Month Committees. Sara Maeve is interested in becoming more involved in SNCA as a Member-at-Large and would love to serve as an information point for new archival professionals.

Publications Chair

Kate Collins

I'm a Research Services Librarian at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. I've been at Duke since graduating with my Masters of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. At Duke, I focus on connecting researchers with the Rubenstein's collections through reference, instruction, and outreach. I've served as an editor of the Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists since 2014, and I'm eager to continue sharing and promoting the work of SNCA and its members as Publications Chair.

Jennifer Coggins

I am the Collections Management and Engagement Archivist in the University Archives at UNC Chapel Hill, where I previously served as Records Services Archivist. I hold an MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management, a graduate certificate in Digital Public Humanities from George Mason University, and a BA in history from Wofford College. I have served on the J-SNCA editorial board as a copy editor since 2015, and part of my work at the UNC University Archives includes managing and developing content for our social media accounts. I would be excited to help coordinate SNCA’s publications and social media activities as Publications Chair.


Sean Mulligan

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.




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Digitization project for Arthur Bluethenthal Family Papers

Contributed by Jennifer Daugherty

New Hanover County Public Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department recently completed digitizing selected pieces from the Arthur Bluethenthal Family Papers. The project was completed by intern Taylor Wolford and supervised by Special Collections Manager Jennifer Daugherty, with funding from the Library Foundation of New Hanover County.

The Bluethenthal papers and artifacts were originally donated to the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science by a nephew, and the papers were later transferred to New Hanover County Public Library’s archives. The Museum retained the artifacts, which include the Croix de Guerre awarded by France for Arthur Bluethenthal’s heroic service in World War I, but allowed images of them to be included in the Library’s digital collection.

Sergeant Arthur Bluethenthal (1891-1918) was the first Wilmingtonian to die in World War I. A native of Wilmington and the child of German Jewish immigrants, he graduated from Princeton and coached football at his alma mater and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School photos, Princeton newsletters, and other documents from his school years are included in the collection.

Bluethenthal joined the American Ambulance Field Service in 1916, before the United States entered the war, and received several commendations for valor. He later transferred to the Lafayette Flying Corps and became a bomber pilot. Letters to and from his parents document their close family relationship and the parents’ concern for their son’s safety during this period. Letters from friends and colleagues further document his wartime experience.

After the United States entered the war, Bluethenthal’s family urged him to leave active duty in France and reenlist in the U.S. military. Bluethenthal finally agreed but was shot down over France June 5, 1918, shortly before he was scheduled to return stateside. Telegraphs with the Red Cross office in New York and with a family friend tell the story of a frantic family trying to learn their son’s fate. It took several days for confirmation of Bluethenthal’s death.

The collection contains letters of condolence addressed to Sgt. Bluethenthal’s parents from classmates and friends met in France, including local townspeople and a family that he stayed with the first time he was shot down. Of particular note is correspondence from French and American officials regarding the disposition of his remains. Even with financial means and government connections, the family was unable to arrange for his body to be returned home for reburial until 1921.

Sgt. Arthur Bluethenthal was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm posthumously by France. In 1927, his hometown honored him by naming Wilmington’s new airport Bluethenthal Field. His headstone in the Hebrew Cemetery in Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington, N.C. is a monument to his service and death in France during World War I.

The collection can be viewed at http://cdm16072.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16072coll8.


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Newly processed collections at the East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter

  • Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Records, 1882-2000 (#1273)

This collection includes a ledger book containing records (August 1882-December 1996) of the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church located at the intersection of Fourteenth Street and Fire Tower Road in Greenville, North Carolina. The church was founded in 1758, but the present building was built in 1893. Included are minutes of the Conference meetings (1882-1996), which also mention when members join or leave or die, lists of some of the members with identifying information related to membership status, and loose papers. Also included are a treasurer’s book (1964-2000) and a minutes book (1990-2000).

  • William and Harry Whittaker Papers, 1964-1968 (#1293)

William and Harry Whittaker were brothers who both served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. William mainly served in West Germany while Harry was sent to Vietnam in 1967. Their letters to each other cover the years 1964 to 1968 and discuss both basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey, and Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and their service in West Germany and Vietnam. Also included are numerous photographs taken by Harry while he was stationed in Vietnam.

  • Henry Berry Lowrie (Lowery) Papers, 1864-1872 (#1271)

This collection contains eight documents (1864-1872) relating to the Lowrie (Lowery) Gang of outlaws based in Robeson County, North Carolina. Included are a Grand Jury indictment (1864) of three "free Negroes" (two are named Lowrie) for theft, two summons in Robeson County (1868) and Columbus County (1869) to bring Henry B. Lowery to court for trial for murder, and an affidavit and four Grand Jury payment receipts (1872) related to an indictment of Thomas Brady ("Lowrie Outlaws" sympathizer) for murder.

  • Phoenix Society for African American Research, Inc., Records, 1915-1955, 2001-2013 (#1260)

The Phoenix Society for African American Research, Inc., was founded in 2002 to recover, record, and promote the unique history of Edgecombe County (North Carolina) as experienced by members of its African American community. After participating in many events to that end, the group disbanded in 2010. This collection contains the society’s official records, brochures, and publications related to research and sponsored projects.

  • William B. Martin Papers, 1942-1945, 2006 (bulk 1942-1945) (#1226)

Collection (1942-1945, 2006) of documents, maps, printed materials, etc., relating to his service as a Quartermaster 3d Class aboard the USS Ann Arundel (AP-76) during World War II, including autobiographical accounts of four voyages, and descriptions of its actions during the Normandy invasion of 6 June 1944.

  • Joseph F. Steelman Papers, 1963-1969 (#774)

Printed materials (1960-1990) received by Drs. Joseph and Lala Steelman related to the National Democratic Party and related organizations concerning social, environmental, and political issues (1969-1990), and Historical Organization Files (1960-1990) concerning issues related to North Carolina history.

  • Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (NC) Collection, 1955-1990 (#923)

Collection (1955-1990) of minutes, agendas, notes, correspondence, reports, and newsletters related to the donor's activities as a board member of the Housing Authority of Greenville, North Carolina, and supporter of public housing.

  • Lawrence and Florence White Papers, ca. 1940-1996 (#1267)

This collection includes a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook (ca. 1940-1996) kept by Lawrence White and Florence Hines White of Hope Plantation located on Washington Post Road in New Bern, North Carolina; digital images of the images in a photograph album created by the donor which documents the lives of Lawrence and Florence White of Hope Plantation and their families; and digital images of plantation chits related to farms in the Washington Post Road area. Also included are farm record books (1944, 1948) and related documents (1943-1950).

  • Gerda Nischan Papers, 1930, 1946-1947, 1976-2014 (#1000)

The Gerda Nischan Papers contains letters (1930, 1946-1947), handwritten in German between Otto Baumann and his wife, Barbara Hock, all but one written during the time Baumann was a German soldier in a French prisoner of war camp, 1946-1947, and typescripts in English by Baumann's daughter, Gerda Nischa, including an explanation of the letters, and 7 poems inspired by the letters. In 2010 Gerda Nischan wrote a book based on the letters titled Briefe an einen Kriegsgefangenen, an English translation written in 2014 ( Letters to a Prisoner of War), and a novel in German (2013) called Dieses neue Leben which are included in these papers.

  • Rotary Club of Greenville, N.C. Records, 1919-2016 (#334)

Records (1919-2016) of the Rotary Club of Greenville, North Carolina, including correspondence, minutes, financial papers, deeds, membership lists, publications, scrapbook, clippings, motion picture film, audio tapes, photographs and memorabilia.

  • Greenville Industries Records, 1950-2007 (#1207)

Records (1950-2007) of Greenville Industries, including by-laws, certificate of incorporation, board minutes, correspondence, contracts, deeds, and blueprints, and of longtime board member and president Charles O’Hagan Horne, Jr. (1970-2000), including correspondence, financial records, blueprints, maps, and reports. Greenville Industries was a for-profit corporation founded to sell land at reduced rates to industries to encourage them to set up businesses in Pitt County, North Carolina.

  • Lynndale Garden Club Collection, 1974-2016 (#1278)

Collection consists of material related to the history of the Lynndale Garden Club of Greenville, North Carolina, from its founding in 1974 to 2016. Included are meeting minutes, executive board minutes, newsletters, photographs, clippings, yearbooks, brochures, membership rosters, treasurer reports, constitutions and by-laws, and engagement calendar books put out by the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., which contain photographs of winning arrangements by garden club members (including members of Lynndale Garden Club).

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New archivist at ECU’s Laupus Health Sciences Library

Contributed by Marlena Barber

East Carolina University’s Laupus Health Sciences Library welcomes a new Archivist, Layne Carpenter. She began work in the library’s History Collections on October 2.

Her work at the library includes analyzing, describing, researching, preserving, curating, and exhibiting the archival and manuscript collections of the Laupus Library History Collections and the Country Doctor Museum. Her work also includes providing reference assistance to patrons, coordinating promotion of History Collections events and exhibits, and managing the fourth floor gallery exhibit and event space.

Prior to joining Laupus Library, Layne served as the North Carolina Public Periodicals Index Manager at Joyner Library where she also installed exhibits and worked on special events including co-planning activities for the Country Doctor Museum’s Sick Room Exhibit. She’s also worked at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was a docent for the Blennerhassett Mansion in West Virginia. Layne has a Master of Arts in History with a concentration in Public History from UNC Charlotte and a BA in History from Westminster College in Pennsylvania.

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New appointment for SNCA member

Contributed by Bob McInnes

Robert A. McInnes has been appointed to be the next Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Westminster Theological Seminary (WTS) in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  In addition to being the librarian of WTS’s impressive collection of rare books (including incunabula), he will also be processing the seminary’s historical records and the administrative papers of its founders.  He has previously worked for the Virginia Historical Society, the Kansas State Historical Society, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Charlotte Christian College & Theological Seminary.

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2018 SNCA conference student scholarship applications

Contributed by Stephanie Barnwell

The Education Committee is now accepting applications for C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship for the upcoming 2018 SNCA conference at Duke University Libraries in Durham, NC.

Applications must be received by Monday, January 15, 2018. We will notify applicants of the committee’s decisions in early February.

About the C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship: SNCA offers two scholarships of up to $500 each for the purpose of allowing students to attend the society’s annual meeting and pre-conference workshops. Scholarship funds may be used for meeting registration, workshops, lodging, meals, and travel expenses. A one-year membership in SNCA will also be included with the scholarship. Applicants must be students enrolled in an archival studies, public history, or library science program in North Carolina.

You can find the application form and additional details here.

Students should also keep an eye out for details about applying for the Gene J. Williams Student Paper Award, coming in 2018!

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New acquisitions at East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter

The East Carolina Manuscript Collection has made a number of recent acquisitions:

  •  John Tillery Gregory Papers #1288

 This collection contains the papers of Halifax Co., North Carolina, John Tillery Gregory (1832-1905) and also includes correspondence with his sister and his children.  Gregory operated a store with W. W. Daniels, was Clerk of Superior Court for many years, was town treasurer, and fought in the Civil War with Co G of the 12th North Carolina State Troops.  The son of Dr. Thomas Wynne Gregory and Mary Tilley Gregory, he was married to Ellen Augusta Clarke and they had nine children.  Approximately 20 cubic feet.

  • Cdr. Lynn F. Barry and Betty J. Barry Collection #1298

This collection contains eleven military grid coordinate system maps (1935, 1938, 1943-1945) used in World War II fighting.  The maps belonged to Cmdr. Lynn Forbes Barry, a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1941.  During the war he served as a Lt. Commander in the Navigation Dept. on the USS Nevada (but not at Pearl Harbor).  Several maps (1944) document the French Northern Coast, Southeastern Coast, Mediterranean area, and Marseille region (1935, 1943-1944).  Others are of the Italian East Coast and former Yugoslavia West Coast (1938), Okinawa (1945), and Iwo Jima (marked Secret).  Most have marks indicating enemy fortifications, and also airfields, roads, train routes, and coastlines, and some marks are unidentified.  Approximately 3.18 cu. ft. 

  • Ronald Kimber Papers #1299

This collection contains a selection of seventy-two poems entitled Diary of a Downtown Cat that is a portion of his collection titled “Eccentric City.”  Mr. Kimber is a native of Greenville, North Carolina, now residing in Durham, N.C. The selection is divided into eight sections and Section I, titled “Migration from Mars to Downtown,” relates to his experience growing up in the Shore Drive community in downtown Greenville.  Those poems were written in the 1980s.  Kimber, born in 1950, lived in this community until 1965 at which time the buildings in this community were beginning to be demolished as part of the Urban Renewal Plan and the location is now the Town Common on the Tar River.  Approximately 0.054 cu. ft. 

  • Perry-Weston Educational and Cultural Institute, Inc., Records #1300

Records (2008-2016) document the history of the Perry-Weston Educational and Cultural Institute, Inc., from its founding in 2008 by Mr. C. Rudolph Knight, Dr. Florence A. Armstrong, and Dr. Lawrence W. S. Auld to promote African American history, genealogy, culture, and arts, particularly in Edgecombe County (Princeville and Tarboro) and North Carolina, until its dissolution in 2016.  Included are programs, invitations, circulars, posters, correspondence, clippings, and articles of incorporation and dissolution that document exhibits, historic talks and presentations, tours, a Nonagenarian Tea, and publications.  Approximately .10 cubic feet.

  • Eastern North Carolina Primitive Baptist Church Records #1311

This collection contains minutes from several eastern North Carolina Primitive Baptist churches including Mill Branch (1882-1998) and Nashville (1896-1983) churches in Nash County, Briery Swamp Church (1991-2006), and Kehukee (1971-1994) and Contentnea (October 1985) Primitive Baptist Associations.  Other records include expense accounts and correspondence for Mill Branch Church; Bible records for the Barnhill family; correspondence and publications relating to a schism (1979) between Elder David Spangler and Brethren Eldon Gilbert and St. Clair Graham of Ontario, Canada; forms and clippings related to the Norfolk and Briery Creek Associations; and miscellaneous items.  Approximately 2.5 cubic feet.

  • Greenville Tobacco Company, Inc., Records #1310

Collection includes a detailed appraisal (November 5, 1946) of the Greenville Tobacco Company, Inc., in Greenville, North Carolina, by General Valuations Company, Inc., Appraisers and Engineers of New York.  Approximately 0.10 cubic feet.

  • Kirby Singleton Papers #1302

Collection contains World War II maps previously belonging to CPL Kirby Singleton of the 71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion.  Included are maps of the movements of the 71st Armored F.A.B. and Battery “B” of the 387th AA (AW) Battalion for July 28, 1944, through May 9, 1945; map showing the advance of the 5th Armored “Victory Division” from the Rhine River to the Elbe River March 31 through April 23, 1945; and a portion of the 5th Armored Division map (undated) showing movements in France, Luxembourg, and Germany.

  • Mary Cottman Photograph Album #1303

This photograph album documents campus life during Mary Cottman’s years attending the Missionary Training Institute (later renamed Nyack College) in Nyack, New York, between 1934 and 1937.  The school was founded in 1882 by A. B. Simpson and was affiliated with Christian Missionary and Alliance. Purchased with state funds from Between the Covers.  Approximately 0.025 cubic feet.

  • Korean War U.S. Navy Seaman Photograph Album #1305

Photograph album documenting the travels (1951) of the USS Sieverling through stops in Pearl Harbor, Midway, Japan, and probably Hong Kong, participation in the Taiwan Strait Patrol, and bombardments near Songjin, North Korea. Photographs depict not only the activities of the sailors, but also activities of the local people.  Also included are photographs of other U.S. Navy ships, and small boats carrying surrendering North Koreans.  Purchased with state funds from Between the Covers.  Approximately 0.124 cubic feet.

  • Tourist 1895 Photograph Album of Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. #1304

This photograph album documents the typical tourist sites in 1895 in Washington, D.C., such as the White House, the Capitol Building, the Peterson House (where President Lincoln died), the Washington Monument, and the “new post office.” Other photographs depict camping trips (with separate camps for men and women) and hiking in Virginia (Great Falls, Rock Creek, Colonial Beach), and at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.  July Fourth celebrations and steamboats on the Potomac River are also depicted.  Purchased with state funds from Between the Covers.  Approximately 0.06 cubic feet.

  • U.S. Army Soldier’s 1946 Photograph Album of Berlin, Germany #1306

This photograph album belonged to Hawaii native Joe Naiwai who served with “A” Company, 3110th Signal Service Battalion in Berlin, Germany, in 1946.  Images are a combination of picture postcards, commercial photographs, and amateur photographs depicting tourist spots, ruins, abandoned war debris, life on the base, and candid shots with fellow soldiers, foreign troops, and German locals.  Purchased from Between the Covers.  Approximately 0.164 cubic feet.

  • U.S. Army Soldier’s ca. 1949 Photograph Album #1307

Photograph album depicting the life of an unnamed U.S. soldier in 1949 and probably in the early 1950s.  Apparently a motorcycle enthusiast, many photographs depict young men and women racing and doing tricks with their motorcycles.  Mixed in with shots of trips to the beach and the zoo, Christmas celebrations, and pictures of girls are pictures of his army training and subsequent duty in Paris, France.  Paris shots include scenes at the barracks, tourist sites, a bar called La Roulotte, and interacting with the locals.  Purchased from Between the Covers.  Approximately 0.113 cubic feet.

  • Photograph Album of Methodist Episcopal Missionaries to China #1308

Photograph album documents missionaries from Cass Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church of Detroit (Michigan) in China (ca. 1900-1917).  Photographs depicting local life and scenery such as street scenes, a Peng (tent cart), street vendors, Chinese Theatre scene, temples, Boxer ruins used as a boarding school and teachers and their students, are accompanied by ephemera such as programs, memorials and prospectuses.  Purchased with state funds from Denning House.  Approximately 0.104 cubic feet.

  • Carl Whittlesey, 313 Engineers, 88th Division, WWI Diary #1309

This candid and detailed World War I diary (April 25, 1918-March 12, 1919) was kept by Carl Whittlesey of Barton County, MO, during his service with the 313 Engineers 88th Division.  He kept detailed entries regarding his training at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, his participation in the Alsace Campaign in France, and his involvement in developing the war ravaged areas in Europe. Purchased with state funds from Denning House.  Approximately 0.005 cubic feet.

  • James F. Shapleigh Civil War Diary #1313

This pocket diary was kept by Union soldier James F. Shapleigh of 43rd Massachusetts Volunteers, Co. D, from January 1, 1863, through July 20, 1863.  He was mustered out at the end of July 1863.  During this period the 43rd Massachusetts Volunteers served in North Carolina with the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps.  Camp Rogers in New Bern, was home base.  Included in the diary are good details related to the Battle of Washington, North Carolina, that covers March 30 to April 19, 1863, as well as everyday life for soldiers.  Purchased from William Reese Company.  Approximately 0.004 cubic feet.

  • Charles Cobb and John Anna Moore Cobb Collection #1312

Photographic images of several generations of the Wiley Howell Cobb (1819-1897) and wife Elizabeth Joyner Cobb Family of Farmville and Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina. Most of the images are of Charles Cobb and wife John Anna Moore Cobb and their descendants including Kinchen Wiley Cobb and wife Dorothy Long Cobb, Charles D. Cobb and wife Jane Eloise Tobias Cobb and their children David, Toby, Kin, and Jeff Cobb. Also included is an image of the boyhood home of Jane Tobias Cobb’s father Dr. Henry Wood Tobias in Donaldson, Pennsylvania. The images were digitized by Joyner Library Digital Collections staff from a loaned photograph album.

  • Winterville, N.C., Historical Records #1313

This collection documents the history of Winterville, North Carolina, and its citizens through material including programs for the 1986 and 1987 Winterville Watermelon Festivals and a booklet (2011) documenting the first fifty years of the Winterville Kiwanis Club.  Approximately 0.04 cubic feet.

  • Steven Anthony Hill Collection #1315

The majority of this collection pertains to James V. Lobell of Maryland who was a leader in the footwear industry from 1913 to 1961; he founded Cavalier Shoe Polish Company which was purchased by KIWI in 1961.  Included are business and personal correspondence, photographs, reports, shoe catalogs, and bound issues of Shoes and Leather Reporter (1910s-1920s).  Papers also reflect his involvement with the Boy Scouts, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (especially during WWII), and Business Education among other topics.  All of this material was discovered stored in the attic of Lobell’s sister’s house in Greenville, North Carolina. The donor wrote his master’s thesis on Lobell’s life and materials related to his research are included, too. Also donated are clippings (1969-1978) and posters concerning Rose High School (Greenville, NC) football and baseball teams; these items are not related to Mr. Lobell.  Approximately 5 cubic feet.

  • Robert Lee Humber, Jr., Papers #1316

This collection documents the life of Robert Lee Humber, Jr., (May 30, 1898-Nov. 10, 1970) who was well-known nationally and in many countries for his Movement for World Federation begun in 1940 as a way to promote lasting world peace.  In North Carolina, he was also well-known for persuading the General Assembly and the Kress Foundation of New York to invest heavily in founding the North Carolina Museum which opened in 1956.  Other interests of Dr. Humber were state politics (serving as a Democrat state senator from Pitt County), education (leading the effort to create Pitt Technical Institute), and the Southern Baptist denomination.  These extensive files donated from the estate of his son John L. Humber cover all of his life’s work.  Approximately 100 cubic feet.

  • Petition (1767) to King George III from N.C. Land Speculator Henry McCulloh #1317

Included is a 1767 petition ("Memorial") written by Henry McCulloch, a London merchant, colonial official and North Carolina land speculator, to King George III of England. The topic of the "Memorial" is the difficulties encountered in encouraging settlements in North Carolina after the Anglo-Cherokee War (congruent with the French and Indian War) and the need for relief from paying quit rents. Also included are a cover letter and a memorandum on the same subject with specific reference to George Augustus Selwyn.  Approximately 0.02 cubic feet.

  • Photograph Album of North Carolina College for Women Student, 1914-1921 #1318

A photograph album kept by a North Carolina girl in the Sandhills region from 1914 to 1921. For at least 1914 and 1915 she was a student at North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina. The album documents her life at NCCW and her home life including May Day fetes in Carthage in 1914 and 1920 and in Oxford in 1921, boating, hiking, driving and dancing. World War I shows a minor presence with an advertisement enticing young American men to fly for France, a 1918 photograph of a serviceman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and a 1919 photo showing Lieutenants Frank C. Stanford and Roy B. Richmond in their airplane.  Approximately 0.045 cubic feet.

  • Sue Buffkin Papers #1319

Sue Buffkin taught language arts in the 1970s and 1980s at Samarkand Manor (also spelled Samarcand Manor) in Eagle Springs, Moore County, North Carolina, a rehabilitation center for delinquent children.  She was also a historian for the school.  Her papers include her secretarial minutes and notes (1974-1984) for faculty and general staff meetings, very limited correspondence, student essays, the 50th anniversary publication (1968), and reports and publications (1971-1991) such as the student publication The Straw (1977), the staff publication The Samarkand Communiqué (1990, 1991), and an undated Samarkand Behavior Code.  Approximately .45 cubic feet.

  • Order of First Families of North Carolina Records #1320

This collection contains scrapbooks and files (1992-2014) documenting the organization Order of First Families of North Carolina from its founding in 1992.  Approximately 2.0 cubic feet.

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WWI exhibit at ECU

Contributed by Dale Sauter

North Carolina in the First World War, curated by Fred Harrison

Nov. 2017 – March 2018

Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection

Third Floor, Room 3300, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

1000 E 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of WWI, the exhibit pays homage to relevant printed primary and secondary resources found in the Langford North Carolina Collection, including the rare volume Tar Heel War Record. Of special interest are a group of loaned artifacts related to the service of Pvt. George Gordon Bailey of Everetts, NC, and a memorial to the men from Pitt County who were selected to serve in the conflict.

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2018 Conference Call for Proposals: Navigating the Web of Community

The Program Committee is now welcoming proposals for the 2018 SNCA conference on the theme “Navigating the Web of Community: Archivists and the Ethics of Care.” The conference will be held at Duke University in Durham, NC, on March 14-16, 2018. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 14, with the conference held on Thursday and Friday, March 15-16.

The archives conversation is shifting from thinking about the archivist as a neutral keeper of the records, and is developing more nuanced understandings and strategies to encourage archivists to bring their full selves to work. The unique contexts and personalities of archivists enable us to develop relationships with communities to collect, document, provide outreach, and engage archives in conversations for a wide range of representation.

The Committee invites proposals that are related to, but not limited to, the following:

  • How archivists approach work with vulnerable and/or under-documented communities
  • How archivists describe and provide access to their collections
  • How archivists curate workplace environments, and how this impacts professional diversity
  • How archivists determine or influence the role archives will play in communities

A fuller description of the theme and submission guidelines can be found on the Call for Proposals page. Submission deadline is midnight Friday, December 22, 2017.

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