Guide to African American Documentary
Resources in North Carolina
Timothy D. Pyatt, Editor
University Press of Virginia
© 1996 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
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Special Collections, Joyner Library, East Carolina University

Special Collections
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville NC 27858

Phone: (919) 328-6671

Fax: (919) 328-4834

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


The Collection contains more than 150 separate collections containing substantive documentation of African-American life. Included are major holdings containing pension applications describing the enlistment, training, and service of African Americans in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy (1862-1866); correspondence, notes, and biographical information on Dr. George Washington Carver; federal court files on school desegregation (1960s-1970s); as well as a wide range of documentation on race relations, entertainment, education, slavery, politics, and Reconstruction. Among the repository's missionary collections are substantial holdings concerning life in various parts of Africa (1902-1979). Also present are the videotapes from a grant to document six African-American families in their homes.

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