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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.

Thank you!

We would like to sincerely thank the donors that have participated in our Adopt-a-Book program.

Maître du monde

Maître du monde by Jules Verne

Adopted by John Brice Jr.

Running the Blockade

Running the Blockade by Thomas E. Taylor

Adopted by Michael Taylor

5000 Musical Terms: Complete Dictionary

5000 Musical Terms: Complete Dictionary

Adopted by John Brice, Jr.

No Easy Walk to Freedom

No Easy Walk to Freedom: An opera in two parts based on the life of Nelson Mandela

Adopted by John Brice, Jr.


S. by J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Adopted by John Brice, Jr.

Rare Books

Autographs for Freedom

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.

Conservation treatment needed:

  • Binding is almost gone
  • Front board is no longer attached
  • Enclosure is needed
  • Some presence of mold is apparent
Adopt "Autographs for Freedom" for $250


Dorothy Repiton Knox Papers

Dorothy Repiton Knox Papers, 1820-1980, (bulk 1917-1975)

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).

Conservation treatment needed:

  • Examination
  • Removal of old repairs
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Check ink for stability
  • Alkalization:  The addition of an alkaline buffer is recommended 
  • Mending: Do any repairs with wheat starch paste and Japanese paper
  • Housing: encapsulation of document to protect and reinforce during handling.
Adopt Dorothy Repiton Knox Papers $100 - $150


General Circulating Collection

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs

Published 2007

Conservation treatment needed:

  • Repair front pastedown
  • Recase book

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.

Adopt Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs for $35.00


La Boheme

La Boheme

Published 1954

Conservation treatment needed:

  • Consolidate edges and corners
  • Recase book

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.

Adopt La Boheme for $35


University Archives

Purchase a Program

Purchase a Program

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.

Adopt a Program for $25.00 - $50.00


Digitize a Batch of Photographs

Digitize a batch of photographs

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.

Digitize 100 Photographs for $100


Clarence Stasavich Papers

Clarence Stasavich Papers

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.

Adopt the "Clarence Stasavich Papers" for $250


North Carolina Collection

New titles coming soon.