Celebrating Local History through Photographs and Papers: Highlights of a Special Collection

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Is it possible to capture local history through different means? The Special Collections areas at the UNC-Pembroke Mary Livermore Library and Joyner Library at East Carolina University accomplish this purpose effectively. At UNCP, the Elmer Hunt Photograph Collection, the Lumbee River Fund, and the Charlie Rose Collection all contribute to our collective understanding of local history, particularly in regard to the Lumbee Indians. Similarly, the University Archives, the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, and the University Archives at East Carolina bring the local history, culture, and heritage of Pitt County into the clearer focus. Ultimately, all of the aforementioned historical resources function as essential elements in the establishment of Special Collections which truly represent the local areas. This presentation will introduce some of the outstanding materials in the Special Collections Divisions of two historic universities: East Carolina University and UNC Pembroke. The presenter(s) will bring details of the libraries’ holdings to the audience via PowerPoint presentations, overviews of websites, and discussion of latest projects.

Additional Information

North Carolina Library Association Biennial Conference 2013
Language: English
Date: 2013
Campus scholarship, Elmer W. Hunt, Fuller/Rhodes family, Lumbee Collection , Joseph Mitchell, University archives.

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