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Pittman - Coffield Family Papers, 1870-1981, undated

Manuscript Collection #1135

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Pittman - Coffield Family Papers
Creators: Coffield family
Pittman family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 1.55 Cubic feet, 347 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

October 15, 2008, (unprocessed) 347 items, 1.55 cubic feet; Papers (1870-1981, undated) compiled by Mary Lee Pittman Post, concerning her family, education at Greenville High School and East Carolina Teachers College, and her teaching career at Currituck Elementary School, including photographic prints, correspondence, financial records, printed forms and printed materials relating to the Pittman, Coffield and related families of Currituck, Greenville, Scotland Neck, & Tillery, in Currituck, Pitt, & Halifax counties, North Carolina. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Nancy Crowell Post Guthrie

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Pittman - Coffield Family Papers (#1135), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Nancy Crowell Post Guthrie

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, December 02, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1135.1 Icon to indicate that there are digitized materials available
    • Folder a#1135.1.a
      Abernethy, Charles L. Pass Admitting Mary Leet Pittman to U. S. House of Representatives Chamber (3.19.1924) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Abernethy represented the 3d District of North Carolina
    • Folder b#1135.1.b
      Clippings (1909-1957, undated) 7 items. 10 p.
    • Folder c#1135.1.c
      Ephemera (1921-1924, undated) 14 items. 18 p.
    • Folder d#1135.1.d
      Friends O'Mine Autographs from East Carolina Teachers College (1924-1926) 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder e#1135.1.e
      Greenville High School. Pupils Report Cards for Mary Lee Pittman (ca. 1921-1922) Printed forms. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder f#1135.1.f (1 item  digitized)
      Greeting & Holiday Cards (1922-1928, undated) 13 items. 23 p.
    • Folder g#1135.1.g
      Halifax Township & Halifax County, North Carolina Tax Receipts, Etc. (1885-1916) 53 items. 56 p. Note: Removed from Iver Johnson Revolver Box #3.j.
    • Folder h#1135.1.h
      Items Removed from Tecoan (1926) Vol. 4, Published by students of East Carolina Teachers College. 10 items. 15 p.
    • Folder i#1135.1.i
      Items Removed from Come Out Of The Kitchen, by A. E. Thomas (New York: Samuel Frenchy, ©1921 by A. E. Thomas). 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder j#1135.1.j
      Items Removed from The Tau (1924) published by the Senior Class Greenville High School. 19 items. 25 p. Note: Includes photographic prints, programs, printed forms, school letter, etc.
    • Folder k#1135.1.k
      Original Art. Greeting Cards (ca. 1924-1926) 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder l#1135.1.l
      Letters Received: Nancy Ann Coffield Pittman "Miss Annie" or "Nana." (1908-1956) 6 items. 13 p.
    • Folder m#1135.1.m
      Letters Received: Mary Lee Pittman Post (ca. 1921-1926) 5 items. 7 p.
    • Folder n#1135.1.n
      Outerbridge, Nancy J. (Mrs.) Receipts & Cancelled Checks (1894-1900, 1911-1918) 32 items. 32 p.
    • Folder o#1135.1.o
      Overman, Lees S. Pass Admitting Mary Lee Pittman to U. S. Senate Chamber (3/20/1924) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Overman was U.S. senator from North Carolina.
    • Folder p#1135.1.p
      Calling Cards (undated) 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder q#1135.1.q
      Original Art: Sketches of Mary Lee Pittman "Peach" & Sailing Ships, by Lawrence Smity (1923) Pencil, Ink & Watercolors. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder r#1135.1.r
      Photographic Prints: Mary Lee Pittman's class, Currituck Elementary School (ca. 1926-1928) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Needs conservation.
    • Folder s#1135.1.s
      Pittman, Henriette (Mrs. Henry Pittman) (1910) Obituary clipping. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Born 4/28/1825 - Died 5/24/1910. Removed from mailing box from W. R. Ketcham, Bloomington, IN.
    • Folder t#1135.1.t
      Pittman, Mary Lee. Announcement of Wedding to Roswell Davis Post (1930) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder u#1135.1.u
      Pittman, Annie v. Mary Lee Pittman, Halifax County Superior Court (1918-1919) re: Inheritance. 9 items. 41 p.
    • Folder v#1135.1.v
      Pittman, Robert H., Crowells, NC. P. C. & C. W. Gregory, General Merchandise, Tillery, NC Statement (1/9/1909) 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder w#1135.1.w
      Pittman, Nancy J. (Mrs.) Letter to "My Dear Daughter" (6/3/1897) 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder x#1135.1.x
      Simmons, Furnifold W. Pass Admitting Mary Lee Pittman to U. S. Senate Chamber (3/19/1924) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Simmons was U. S. Senator from North Carolina.
  • Box 2#1135.2
    • Folder a#1135.2.a
      Photographic Prints: Leslie Bowling, Mary Moye Carper Bowling, & Betty Bowling (ca. 1940) Black & White. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b#1135.2.b
      Photographic Prints: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (ca. 1926-1927) Black & White. 2 item. 2 p. Note: Duplicates.
    • Folder c#1135.2.c
      Photographic Prints: Mary Moye Carper (ca. 1925) Sepia. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder d#1135.2.d
      Photographic Prints: Mrs. Carper (Mary Moye's mother) - Nana - Martha Ann (ca. 1930) Sepia & Black & White. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder e#1135.2.e
      Photographic Prints: Nancy Anne Coffield; Joe Coffield; Frances Coffield; Mittie Arista Coffield Smith; Martha Coffield Pope; Jim Coffield; Aunt Lena Everett Coffield (ca. 1900-1917) Sepia. 4 items. 4 p.
    • Folder f#1135.2.f
      Photographic Print: Priscilla Pope Coffield (ca. 1870) Tintype. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder g#1135.2.g
      Photographic Print: Sara Ann Outerbridge Coffield (ca. 1890) Black & White. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder h#1135.2.h
      Photographic Print: Thomas H. Coffield -- Sara Ann Coffield Gravestone (April 1968) Color. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder i#1135.2.i
      Photographic Prints: Currituck, NC: Teacherage Fire (ca. 1926-1928) Black & White. 4 items. 4 p. Note: Includes images of teacherage aflame and aftermath.
    • Folder j#1135.2.j
      Photographic Prints: Currituck, NC Teachers (ca. 1926-1928) Sepia. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder k#1135.2.k
      Photographic Prints: East Carolina Teachers College Class of 1926 50th Reunion (1976) Color. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder l#1135.2.l
      Photographic Print: Leslie Humber (1919) 1 item. 1 p. Note: See obituary clipping in collection.
    • Folder m#1135.2.m
      Photographic Prints: Marie [ - ] (1981) Color. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder n#1135.2.n
      Photographic Prints: Maud C. Newberry (1936) Sepia. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Mary Lee Pittman's supervising teacher, Currituck, NC, 1926-1928.
    • Folder o#1135.2.o
      Photographic Prints: Mrs. Annie Pittman memorial flowers at Emanuel Baptist Church (1967) Color. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder p#1135.2.p
      Photographic Prints: Harriett Turner Higgs Pittman (ca. 1900-1909) Sepia & Black & White. 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder q#1135.2.q
      Photographic Prints: Kenneth Pittman (undated) Sepia. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder r#1135.2.r
      Photographic Prints: Nancy Ann Coffield "Miss Annie" (ca. 1890-1960) Black & White & color. 12 items. 12 p.
    • Folder s#1135.2.s
      Photographic Prints: Ralph & Nancy Ann Coffield Pittman (ca. 1890) Black & White. 2 items. 2 p.
    • Folder t#1135.2.t
      Photographic Prints: Pittman & Crowell Family Residences, Halifax County, NC (May 1974) Color. 7 items. 7 p. Note: Includes Halifax County Courthouse.
    • Folder u#1135.2.u
      Photographic Prints: Mary Lee Pittman Post (ca. 1907-1940) Sepia, Black & White. 18 items. 18 p.
    • Folder v#1135.2.v
      Photographic Prints: Mary Lee Pittman Post with friends (ca. 1919-1926) Sepia, Black & White. 18 items. 18 p.
    • Folder w#1135.2.w
      Photographic Prints: Mary Lee Pittman Post & Nancy Ann Coffield Pittman (1910-1920) Sepia. 3 items. 3 p.
    • Folder x#1135.2.x
      Photographic Prints: Texas Vacation (1930) Henry Pittman, Mary Leet Pittman, Auntie Pittman, Kenneth Pittman, Walter Ketcham, Bury Pittman. Sepia. 12 items. 12 p. Note: Visited Galveston, TX.
    • Folder y#1135.2.y
      Photographic Prints: Unidentified. (ca. 1920) 7 items. 7 p.
    • Folder z#1135.2.z
      Photograph Prints: Peter Weston (1923-1924) Sepia. 1 item. 1 p. Note: "'What Might Have Been.' June 23, 1924."
  • Box 3#1135.3
    • Folder a#1135.3.a
      Handbook of East Carolina Teachers College -- 1924-1925: Students Handbook Presented by the Young Women's Christian Association of East Carolina Teachers College (1924) Pamphlet. 1 item. 36 p.
    • Folder b#1135.3.b
      Come Out of the Kitchen: A Comedy in Three Acts, by A. E. Thomas. French's Standard Library Edition. New York, NY: Samuel French, © 1921 by Samuel French. Book. Paper bound. 1 item. 69 p. Note: Water damage.
    • Folder c#1135.3.c
      The Tau (1921) published by the Senior Class Greenville High School, Greenville, North Carolina. Book. Soft cover. 1 item. 50 p.
    • Folder d#1135.3.d
      The Tau (1922) published by the Senior Class Greenville High School, Greenville, North Carolina. Book. Hardcover. 1 item. 54 p.
    • Folder e#1135.3.e
      The Tau (1923) Vol. 6, published by the Senior Class Greenville High School, Greenville, North Carolina. Book. Hard cover. 1 item. 51 p.
    • Folder f#1135.3.f
      The Tau (1924) Vol. 7, published by the Senior Class Greenville High School, Greenville, North Carolina. Book. Hard cover. 1 item. 59 p.
    • Folder g#1135.3.g
      The Tecoan: Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Six (1926) Vol. 4, published by the Students of East Carolina Teachers College, Greenville, North Carolina. Book. Hard cover. 1 item. 145 p.
    • Folder h#1135.3.h
      Leather Wallet (undated) 1 item. 1 p. Note: No identification in wallet.
    • Folder i#1135.3.i
      Mailing Box & Lid with Oskamp Notling Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, Watch & Jewelry Manufacturer label (ca. 1926) Return address Marked: W. R. Ketcham, Bloomington, Indiana. (undated) 1 item. 2 p. Note: Contained Henriette Pittman's obituary clipping.
    • Folder j#1135.3.j
      Revolver Box & Lid. Iver Johnson Automatic Rim Fire 22 Safety Hammer Double Action Revolver label (undated) 1 item. 1 p. Note: Iver Jonson's Arms & Cycle Works, Fitchburg, Mass., U. S. A.
  • Oversize Folder 3os1#1135.3os1
    Oversized Materials Folder
    • Greenville Public Schools Certificate of Award that Mary Lee Pittman was neither Absent Nor Tardy from school during the term ending May 25, 1917. Printed form. 9.5" x 12" 1 item. 1 p.
    • Greenville High School, Diploma Certifying that Mary Lee Pittman has completed the course of study prescribed dated May 30, 1924. Signed by J. H. Rose, Superintendent of Schools; James R, Rives, President Board of Trustees. Printed form. 21" x 16" 1 item. 1 p.
    • East Carolina Teachers College. Diploma Certifying that Mary Lee Pittman has completed the two-year professional course of study as prescribed in this institution dated June 8, 1926. Signed Robert H. Wright, President; A. T. Allen, President Board of Trustees; Leon R. Meadows, Secretary Board of Trustees. Printed form. 20.5" x 16" 1 item. 1 p. Note: Insect damage.
    • Photographic Print: Thomas Hunder Coffiel [sic] & Sara Ann Outterbridge (ca. 1890) Sepia. 11" x 14" 1 item. 1 p
    • Greenville Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls Having a Big Time on Annual Camping Trip, by S. K. Phillips. [Greenville Daily Reflector] (22 June 1920) Clipping. 1 item. 1 p.
    • One of Area's Last General Stores Has Little Bit of Everything, Story and Photos by Harold Stephens Scotland Neck Commonwealth, Scotland Neck, NC. (ca. 1968) Clipping. 1 item. 1 p.
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