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 the ECU campus since 1907.
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The founding of East Carolina Teachers Training School in 1907 was a reflection of the state’s desire to improve public education through the training of teachers and thus illustrates an aspect of the Progressive Movement in North Carolina. Early records held by the University Archives document the origin and development of the school. A listing of and finding aids for some record groups in the University Archives are available through the “Browse by Repository” feature of the Special Collections Department’s Collection Guides feature: