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The Joyner Library Adopt-a-Book Program gives you the opportunity to support the preservation of historical books, manuscripts, and photos for generations to come. Leave a piece of your legacy with Joyner Library and East Carolina University by helping to cover the costs associated with the conservation of "at risk" materials.
We are happy to recognize gifts in honor of someone special in your life and adopting a book is a wonderful way to honor birthdays, holidays, and special occasions.
We would like to sincerely thank the donors that have participated in our Adopt-a-Book program.
Adopted by John Brice Jr.
Adopted by Michael Taylor
Adopted by John Brice, Jr.
Autographs for Freedom ed. by Julia Griffiths and published in 1854 by Alden, Beardsley & Co. in Auburn. This is a collection of stories, poems, and essays collected by British editor Griffiths to further the abolitionist cause. Some of the writings are by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rev. H. Ward Beecher, Hon. William Jay, and Hon. Charles F. Adams, and also includes "Visit of a Fugitive Slave to the Grave of Wilberforce" by William Wells Brown.
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Manuscript Collection #180
Notable correspondence discusses Margaret Mitchell's attitude concerning fame and the preparation of sets for the movie based on Gone with the Wind (May, July, Aug., 1937).
Filled with 400 breathtaking black & white photos, this large book is just too stout for its original puny binding. Modern coffee table books are notorious for inadequate bindings for their size and weight, and this one is no exception. But we can make it better. Better than better. We can add substantial reinforcement that will allow this collection of Adams photographs to be enjoyed for years.
Premiering in 1896, La Boheme initially received mixed reviews from both the audience and critics, but it quickly became one of the most beloved of Puccini’s operas, at least with audiences. Critics argued the music was too simple. The Joyner Music Library’s copy of La Boheme features the vocal score in both Italian and English. It has seen better days, but can be refurbished for future generations of opera lovers.
Your support will allow us to purchase programs, yearbooks, media guides, and other memorabilia which documents the many athletic, music, social, academic, and performing arts events hosted on campus. Many of these items are obtainable only through alumni donations or private retailers outside of our traditional acquisition avenues. Filling the gaps in our holdings will allow us to improve our collective institutional memory.
The University Archives houses nearly 30,000 photographs, slides, and negative strips documenting the faculty, students, staff, and places that make East Carolina unique. Your gift will allow us to add more material to our digital gallery where high resolution files can be viewed, downloaded, and printed by our patrons. Themed digital efforts such as art, music, athletics, student life, or academics are available.
Clarence Stasavich served East Carolina as head football coach and director of athletics from 1962 until his death in 1975. A master of the single-wing offense, Coach "Stas" led the Pirates to three consecutive 9-1 seasons and was recognized as the 1963 "Coach of the Year" by the Associated Press. His papers document his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his service as head football coach, and his activities as director of athletics. Your support would allow us to de-acidify and encapsulate the material to ensure it will be available for generations of Pirate fans to enjoy and celebrate the history of Pirate Nation.
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