The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
East Carolina University. J.Y. Joyner Library. Special Collections
East Fifth Street
Greenville, North Carolina
Repository URL: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/spclcoll/index.cfm
Repository code: ncgre
Repository description (CRHP): Special Collections houses more than 250 individual oral history collections. These recorded interviews feature military officers and personnel, missionaries, North Carolina leaders and politicians, teachers and tobacconists. Often, individuals who donate their personal papers also participate in the oral history program. These oral histories supplement the East Carolina Manuscript Collection and allow researchers to access not only papers and documents, but also personal recollections and reminiscences. Special Collections Department staff conduct most of the interviews and then transcribe them to researchers with typewritten accounts of historical events. When possible, the Department will make copies of transcripts and cassettes available to researchers.
Repository description (extant): Established in 1966 as an adjunct to the Department of History, the East Carolina Manuscript Collection became a unit of Academic Library Services in 1976. Since its earliest years the Collection has acquired historical manuscript materials related to North Carolina, the tobacco industry, worldwide missionary activities, and American military history, especially naval and maritime history. Currently the Collection is considered one of the leading repositories in the nation for modern naval and maritime history. Letters, diaries, photographs, financial and legal records, genealogical notes, reports, speeches, oral histories and other unpublished materials covering the period from before 1800 to the present provide a wealth of primary source materials for a vast array of research topics. The Collection presently contains more than 4,500 cubic feet of documentary materials and almost 500 hours of oral history memoirs.
Repository type: University Special Collection
East Carolina University centennial oral history project
Waldemar E. Debnam papers
Lu Ann Jones collection