Blog of the ECU Special Collections Division

Feb 11, 2019
  • Layne Carpenter

“The Spanish Influenza is Here” Exhibition

“The Spanish Influenza is Here” Exhibition 2018 marked the centennial anniversary of the deadly “Spanish Influenza.” Today we encounter flu season each year, but we often know little about previous...

Jan 16, 2019
  • Kelly Spring

Chartplotting ECU’s Arrr-chivesSpace Migration

Chartplotting 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...

Jan 08, 2019
  • Kelly Spring

Arrr-chivesSpace Migration at East Carolina University

About the series: The East Carolina University Pirates are engaged in a large-scale migration project to evaluate, prep, and load data from several dispersed databases into ArchivesSpace. Over the next two years,...

Dec 07, 2018
  • Nanette Hardson

Staff Pick: Remembering Pearl Harbor

  Source: F. Warren VanWert Papers, 1941-1945 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: On a Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, the navy base at Pearl Harbor was suddenly attacked by the...

Nov 19, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Cooking for Thanksgiving in the 1950’s

  This photograph of a woman putting her Thanksgiving turkey in the oven was taken November 21, 1959, and comes from The Daily Reflector negative collection housed in Special Collections at...

Nov 12, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

World War I in the ECU Digital Collections

One hundred years ago, on “the 11th hour, on the 11th day, on the 11th month" of 1918, the armistice to end World War I fighting on the Western Front...

Nov 08, 2018
  • Alston Cobourn

East Carolina Native American Organization Exhibit

In honor of American Indian Heritage Month, University Archives has partnered with the East Carolina Native American Organization on an exhibit entitled “Recognizing Past and Present: North Carolina American Indians”....

Nov 06, 2018
  • Martha Elmore

Staff Pick: Letter from J. Edgar Hoover to Col. Alexander Bacon Coxe Sr.

Source: Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., Papers #193 Staff Person: Martha Elmore Description: Alexander Bacon Coxe, Sr., was a seasoned Army officer having served during the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, and...

Oct 30, 2018
  • Alston Cobourn

Meet the University Archivist: Alston Coburn

Hello!  I am Alston Cobourn, and I am proud to be East Carolina University’s new University Archivist as of July. I am from Raleigh and attended UNC-Chapel Hill where I...

Oct 09, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Blackbeard Fact and Fiction Exhibition

  300 years after his death, people are still enthralled with the legend of Blackbeard. A new exhibition in the Special Collections Division, Blackbeard: Fact and Fiction, explores the evolution...