#ThrowbackThursday:  Hammocks Beach Project

In 1950 the North Carolina Teachers Association, Incorporated was deeded land on Hammocks Beach in Onslow County, North Carolina from Dr. William Sharpe and his wife Josephine W. Sharpe of New York. The North Carolina Teachers Association organized the Hammocks Beach Corporation to operate the property with a charter stating:

“Its assembly, vacation, and recreation facilities [are] primarily for the teachers in public and private elementary, secondary, and collegiate institutions for Negroes in North Carolina who may wish to use the said facilities as individuals or groups subject to regulations set by the Board of Directors.”

—1948 Charter for the Incorporation of the Hammocks Beach Corporation

 Dr. J. W. Seabrook, a previous President of Fayetteville State University, served as the secretary for the Hammocks Beach Corporation. The Charles W. Chesnutt Archives houses several documents pertaining to the Hammocks Beach project that was established as recreational land for African American educational institutions in North Carolina. Hammocks Beach is currently owned and operated by the North Carolina State Parks.

(Content provided by Archives Assistant, Amber Covington)

I attended the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 27th through June 30th. The absolute highlight of the conference was being able to rub shoulders with librarians all over the world. We were able to hold informal discussions on everything library related. It is delightful to be able to meet these people who are addressing the same obstacles and rewards of the profession. I attended sessions at the conference that allows me to better understand ways to serve our patrons from the best practices used by professional librarians. The value of the conference is being able to network, learn, and conceive ideas. This is truly a rejuvenating exercise for those who attend.
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#FlashbackFriday: Librarian Robert Foster’s Recap from @ALAAnnual Conf (7.25.2014) #ChesnuttLibrary #BroncoPride I attended the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 27th through June 30th.

#ChesnuttArchives is waiting for you to come visit. Take a trip to the 4th Floor and be guided through the official records of #FayState and the #SpecialCollections of the Chesnutts, Seabrook, and Jones. #ThrowbackThursday #ChesnuttLibrary #AcademicLibrary #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (7.24.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#ChesnuttArchives is waiting for you to come visit. Take a trip to the 4th Floor and be guided through the official records of #FayState and the #SpecialCollections of the Chesnutts, Seabrook, and Jones. #ThrowbackThursday #ChesnuttLibrary #AcademicLibrary #BroncoPride #FSUBroncos (7.24.2014) (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

#ThrowbackThursday: From Archives + Special Collections - Homecoming ‘88 Funeral Service for JCSU (7.24.2014)

This week we have a fun Throwback Thursday courtesy of Archives Assistant, Amber Covington.

During the course of her work a few weeks ago, Amber stumbled upon this hilarious program from a Homecoming 1988 event. The event preceded the football game versus Johnson C. Smith University. The funeral service was nearly 25 years ago, but it’s all love now!

You can view the 1989 digitized yearbook via DigitalNC here.

Take a look at the video of Amber talking about the funeral session via our Instagram.
 

The Charles W. Chesnutt Library will host a book talk on I Sing the Blues and Cry: For the Little Girls of the World by Iris Killens Cheeks, an FSU alumna.  It will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd floor of the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.


Sing the Blues and is an inspiring look beyond the surface into the eyes of a child, a woman, and a survivor. The book talk is free and open to the campus and public.



#InsideChesnuttLibrary #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #FSUBroncos #BroncoPride #BookTalk #BookReading #FayettevilleNC (7.16.2014)

 (at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

The Charles W. Chesnutt Library will host a book talk on I Sing the Blues and Cry: For the Little Girls of the World by Iris Killens Cheeks, an FSU alumna. It will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd floor of the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.


Sing the Blues and is an inspiring look beyond the surface into the eyes of a child, a woman, and a survivor. The book talk is free and open to the campus and public.

#InsideChesnuttLibrary #ChesnuttLibrary #FayState #FSUBroncos #BroncoPride #BookTalk #BookReading #FayettevilleNC (7.16.2014)

(at Charles W. Chesnutt Library)

Book Talk by FSU Alum Iris Killens Cheeks on July 17, 2014 at 10:30am in #ChesnuttLibrary (7.14.2014)

The Charles W. Chesnutt Library will host a book talk on I Sing the Blues and Cry: For the Little Girls of the World by Iris Killens Cheeks, an FSU alumna.  It will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room on the 2nd floor of the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.

Many of us go through life feeling isolated and alone in a world full of family, friends, and gods. In I Sing the Blues and Cry, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse expresses through both poetry and prose the shared fear, confusion, anger, hope, and faith needed to accomplish joy in a world infused with pain. One out of every four little girls is sexually abused, and the majority of the abusers are family members or close friends of the family in America today. They are trapped in a cage of shame, guilt, and secrecy. Bodies grow, minds mature, yet there still remains a broken little girl within each victim. Author Iris Killens Cheeks shares conversations, verse, and vital resources to open a door into the thoughts, perceptions, and soul of a survivor of sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. This little girl found a way to survive, mature, and conquer many of the battles she faced due to traumatic experiences that no child should have to endure. Hers is a story that is poignant, revealing, and uplifting-a story of light, acceptance, forgiveness, and growth. I Sing the Blues and Cry is an inspiring look beyond the surface into the eyes of a child, a woman, and a survivor.

The book talk is free and open to the campus and public.

Walter Dean Myers passed away last week on Tuesday July 1st. Myers was a prolific author, publishing an array of children’s and young adult books.

Myers often painted portraits of young African-Americans who battled troubles in the streets, in school and at home. (…) “He wrote about disenfranchised black kids, particularly boys, and he wrote about them with extraordinary honesty and also with compassion,” Avi, a children’s book author and a longtime friend of Mr. Myers, said in a telephone interview on Thursday. “Besides his books, his legacy is his compassionate identity with these young people.” (New York Times)

Walter Dean Myers (1937 - 2014) , Selected Book List, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University (7.8.2014)