The Ship’s Log

Dec 04, 2023
  • Patrick Cash

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: The Experiences of Archie P. Kelley and Victor Delano

In commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Joyner Library Special Collections has chosen to highlight two specific collections from United States Naval officers who both...

Nov 28, 2023
  • Jonathan Dembo

Staff Pick: Robert L. Ghormley Papers

The photograph to the right is one of 13 images in a file documenting the operations of the American – British – Soviet Tripartite Naval Commission, which the World War...

Nov 16, 2023
  • Alston Cobourn
  • Justin Borer
  • Marlena Rose

Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Earl Trevathan, Jr.!

On September 29, 2023, Dr. Earl Trevathan, Jr. celebrated the milestone birthday of 100 years. In recognition of his milestone birthday, we are taking a look back at his exceptional...

Nov 11, 2023
  • Rita Khazanie

Veterans Day

As many people across the United States pay special recognition to our country’s veterans, we thought it appropriate to look at the history of this annual holiday, both nationally and...

Oct 06, 2023
  • Daniel Ferkin

Pee Dee’s 40th Birthday

Happy American Archives Month...again! As mentioned in the previous blog post, we are celebrating ECU's archives throughout October by exploring some of the stories preserved in our collections. As we...

Oct 05, 2023
  • Alston Cobourn

East Carolina Teachers Training School Welcomes its First Student

Happy American Archives Month! Throughout October, we are celebrating the importance of archives by sharing some of the stories preserved in our collections. The University Archives at ECU help to...

Sep 05, 2023
  • Kelly Spring

Episode 1: A Siver Family History

Who likes a good daytime soap opera? Well, in honor of National Grandparents Day, which is celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day, I thought I’d share with you an...

Sep 01, 2023
  • Fred Harrison

Staff Pick: Doughnut Heaven in North Carolina

Wilmington native, Daniel Ray Norris is the author and publisher of a book relevant to Carolina Beach's popular foodways culture. Britt's Donuts - Forever Sweet debuted in 2014 and recalls...

Aug 08, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

Celebrations set for 75 years of Air Force ROTC

East Carolina University is celebrating 75 years of Air Force ROTC’s presence on campus, highlighted by an anniversary ball on Sept. 22. There also will be an exhibition displayed on...

Aug 08, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

No Quarter: The History of East Carolina Football and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Explore the rich history of Pirate football and passion of Pirate Nation with “No Quarter: The History of East Carolina Football and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.” The exhibit featured in the ECU...