Blackbeard Fact and Fiction Exhibition

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...

Oct 03, 2018
  • Linnea Vegh

Conservation Corner: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

    When the two first edition copies of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in Joyner Library’s holdings came across my work bench a few months ago,...

Aug 14, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

                    Source: Uncle Tom's Cabin Rare PS2954 .U5 1853 v.1 Staff Person: Ralph Scott Description: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), probably the preeminent...

Jul 02, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Vietnam Era Letter

Source: William and Harry Whittaker Papers, East Carolina Manuscript Collection #1293 Staff Member: Nanette Hardison Description: The image featured below is of a letter dated November 9, 1964 and is...

May 01, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Chronology of Pitt County History

Source:  Chronology of Pitt County History, Joyner - NC Broadsides Staff Person:  Dale Sauter Description:  Today’s pick features "Chronology of Pitt County History,” a broadside by Jessamine Shumate.  Shumate was...

Apr 09, 2018
  • Sarah McLusky

The Works of William Shakespeare Illustrated

Item: Shakespeare Rare Print Collection (Joyner Rare PR2883 .S53 1900) Staff Person: Intern Scooter Lewis Among the books found in Special Collections, you can find rare works and materials related...

Mar 01, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Detachment 600 at East Carolina

East Carolina and the AFROTC   Source: Records of the Air Force ROTC Program Joyner Library Special Collections, University Archives #UA25-15. Digitized version available online in Joyner Library’s Digital Collections....

Jan 23, 2018
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Senator Robert Morgan – An Update

Since the last post on Senator Morgan, we have completed the actual processing of the entire collection.  Now we are performing conservation and digitization work with the assistance of Larry...

Nov 30, 2017
  • Jennifer Daugherty

Colonial North Carolina’s Pirate Paper

Source: A Collection of all the Public Acts of Assembly, of the Province of North Carolina (New Bern: J.Davis, 1752). Joyner Library Special Collections, North Carolina KFN7430 1752 .A2 Digitized version...

Oct 31, 2017
  • Jennifer Daugherty

The Life of Senator Robert Morgan

Source: Robert Morgan Papers #268 Staff Person: Sherry Cortes Description: Senator Robert Morgan was a North Carolina native, born and raised in Lillington, N.C.  This collection contains personal papers, Senatorial documents,...