The Ship’s Log

May 23, 2024
  • Jonathan Dembo

Midway Island Scenes & Memories, 1903-1918

Pictured are a fragment of a letter Rear Admiral Albert Parker Niblack wrote to his wife on their 15th wedding anniversary, 24 November 1918, and 6 photographs of Midway Island...

May 16, 2024
  • Jonathan Dembo

Theodore Roosevelt Letter to Lt. Niblack Anticipating the Spanish American War, April 7th, 1898

Theodore Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy when he wrote this letter to Lt. Albert Parker Niblack, then serving as Naval Attache at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy....

May 14, 2024
  • Shatiece Starks

New Exhibit Explores the History of Freshman Orientation at ECU

“A Pirate’s Life for Me” is a new exhibit located on the first floor in the main campus Joyner library. It was curated by Kristen Daniel and Shatiece Starks, and...

May 13, 2024
  • John Dunning

Digital Doubloons

Title: Digital Doubloons Ahoy, landlubbers! Digital Archivist, John Dunning, back one final time to spin a yarn about a piece of digital treasure we hoard here in Special Collections. A...

May 09, 2024
  • Jonathan Dembo

Captain James Cook Monument, Hawaii, ca. 1904-1905

When he took this picture of the Captain Cook Monument, sometime during 1904-1905, Lt. Commander Albert Parker Niblack was captain of the USS Iroquois (AT-46), a steam tug based at...

May 03, 2024
  • Kelly Spring

A Pup’s Perspective

Join us for a tail-waggin’ time in Joyner Library with the new exhibit “Pups in the Parks”!   This story follows the adventures of a little pup as she explores North...

Apr 25, 2024
  • Jonathan Dembo

Hannah and Her Family, 1856

This sketch of an enslaved North Carolina African American family, signed ETF [Miss Elizabeth “Bettie” Taylor Flowers (1838-1916)], was a gift to Joyner Library from John Baxton Flowers, III [Mr....

Apr 19, 2024
  • Jennifer Beatty

An Intern’s Perspective

The Special Collections Department at Joyner Library feels like an entirely different world compared to the rest of the library. Upon entering, you can immediately sense the quiet atmosphere. You...

Apr 17, 2024
  • John Dunning

Digital Booty

No, not that type of booty . . . treasure! Ahoy, me hearties!  Digital Archivist, John Dunning, is back here again to remind ye’ scallywags of the digital treasure we...

Mar 21, 2024
  • Katelyn Rollins
  • Olivia Livingston

Celebrate World Poetry Day with The Bat-Poet: A Classic Children’s Story by Randall Jarrell and Maurice Sendak

Collection: Stuart Wright Collection: Randal Jarrell Papers (#1169-005), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA World Poetry Day is on March 21st,...