Special Collections Division: Subject Guide
Communism
Image of Communism Book The Hoover Collection consists of monographs, serials, pamphlets, leaflets, and ephemeral materials pertaining to Communist and anti-Communist organizations worldwide.
Maritime & Naval History
Image of small warships The Manuscript Collection is one of the premier archival collections documenting the U.S. Navy and maritime history from the 19th century to the present.  Holdings pertaining to World War II naval topics are especially rich.  Special Collections is also the official repository for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
North Carolina
North Carolina Collection Image Most of the personal papers, oral histories, and organizational records in the Manuscript Collection pertain to North Carolina or the activities of North Carolinians.  The North Carolina Collection contains the largest collection of printed North Caroliniana east of Raleigh.
ECU History
Image of Women outside ECU building Records, publications, papers, images, and other memorabilia documenting the history of East Carolina University from its founding in 1907 through the present are housed in the University Archives.  A number of publications are also available in the North Carolina Collection, and the Manuscript Collection contains ECU-related personal papers.
Military History
Image of pilots in front of a military plane The Manuscript Collection contains the papers of participants in every American war since the Revolution, with particularly rich WWII holdings and complementary oral histories.  The North Carolina Collection contains printed material pertaining to the role of the colony and state, as well as citizens, throughout American military history.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Image of Han Solo's Revenge The Schlobin Collection acquires published science fiction and fantasy literature and reference materials.
Literature
Literature Image
The Roberts Collection within the North Carolina Collection contains more thank 1,300 works of fiction (1720-present) set in North Carolina.  The Manuscript Collection includes papers of notable writers associated with North Carolina. The Stuart Wright Collection contains books and manuscripts by noted American poets and novelists.
Missionaries' Papers
Image of Missionary convert Personal papers and oral histories documenting the work of Anglican, Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Pentecostal, and Presbyterian missionaries in such places as Africa, China, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Japan are available in the Manuscript Collection.
Tobacco History
Image of workers in a tobacco factory Holdings in the Manuscript Collection include personal files of tobacconists, warehouse records, and records of marketing and processing companies worldwide.

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