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Ernie Greup Collection

Title: Ernie Greup Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1973
Extent of Materials: 3 boxes
Location: cupboard no. 19
Donor: Ernie Greup
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR Papers of a local TV executive and personality (WTVD). For biography see NC – Durham – Biography folder.
Subject Headings: Sports—North Carolina—Durham (N.C.)—History.
Governors—North Carolina.
WTVD Television station—(Durham, N.C.).
Aeronautics—North Carolina—Kitty Hawk—Societies.
First Flight Society.
National American Air Mail Week.
Scope and Content: The Greup Collection, 1938-1973, consists of clippings, photographs, newsletters, maps, a stamp album, a souvenir book, correspondence, and sports memorabilia reflecting the athletic, historical, and political interests of Ernie Greup. Greup was a local television executive and personality at WTVD. The sports memorabilia includes materials concerning Durham and North Carolina sports and the Martin Luther King Freedom Games of 1973 as well as U. S. Olympic newsletters. There are historical materials documenting the Civil War Centennial, the North Carolina Bicentennial, the Sanford Centennial, and National American Air Mail Week, 1938. The collection also includes materials relating to a 1970 television broadcast entitled, “A Conversation with Four Governors” and a 1971 Democratic photo album. The collection also includes materials concerning the First Flight Society and local university inaugurations.
Container List: Box 1 contains 6 folders and 2 outsized envelopes, Box 2 contains near-print materials, and Box 3 contains 2 folders, newsletters, and booklets.
I. Historical:
1. Sports in Durham – clippings, photographs, and other materials, including notably the Martin Luther King Freedom Games in 1973.
2. Civil War Centennial – folder containign newsletters from the Civil War Commission with photographs, maps, clippings, and other materials.
3. N.C. Bicentennial – newsletter and stamp album.
4. Sanford, N.C. Centennial – souvenir book.
5. “A Conversation with Four Governors” – pictures, letters and other materials relating to TV program broadcast on January 15, 1970 and featuring Governors Robert W. Scott, Luther H. Hodges, Terry Sanford, and Dan K. Moore with William Friday as the moderator.
6. Democratic Photo Album 1971
II. National American Air Mail Week in North Carolina: Two oversized envelopes containing copies of newspaper clippings, May 1938
III. Sports in North Carolina: historical near-print materials and memorabilia of sports in North Carolina.
1. U.S. Olympic News newsletters
2. N.C. amateur sports letters
3. The First Flight Society
4. University Inaugurations