This guide has been designed to serve as a reference tool for ENGL 1200 students completing their artifact assignment. It in includes information on Special Collections spaces, holdings, and finding aids.
Joyner Library's Special Collections collects and organizes a wide variety of resources for researchers from ECU and beyond. There are four main collections that reside under the Special Collections umbrella:
Manuscripts and Rare Books
Primary sources in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Hoover Collection on International Communism, and the James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection provide rich opportunities for research by students, faculty members, genealogists, local historians, and visiting scholars.
North Carolina Collection
One of the state's major repositories dedicated to the study of North Carolina, its culture, and its people, and is the only to emphasize the eastern region of the state.
The University Archives appraises, preserves, and makes accessible historical records concerning all aspects of East Carolina University’s past. University Archives serves the university community by acting as a final, central repository for items related to the administrative, academic, legal, fiscal, social, and cultural interactions of the individuals, departments, and programs present on campus since 1907.
Digital Collections is your gateway to thousands of images, texts, and recordings from the Joyner Library's rich holdings.
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