Inventory of the Thad Eure Collection, 1932 - 1999 Mss.Coll.020

Inventory of the Thad Eure Collection, 1932 - 1999
Mss.Coll.020


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Thad Eure
Title: Thad Eure Collection, 1932 - 1999
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection relates specifically to the biography of Thad Eure, his influences, and contributions to the Democratic political party in North Carolina and the Southern United States from the 1920's to the early 1990's. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into ten series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Books; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material; Prints and Drawings.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet, 2 archival boxes

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thad Eure Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown


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Accession Information

#2006.28.1


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, September-November, 2006

Encoded by Katie Nash, May, 2008


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Biographical Note



Note: The numbers following the name/subject entry indicate in which Series#:Folder# that name/topic can be found (ex. 1:1). If no Series#:Folder# is listed, then a number will indicate in which Series the name/topic can be found. Numbered entries come before alphabetical listings.
Early Years:
* Thad Eure born November 15, 1899 in Gates County, North Carolina (3:12, 7:3)
* He grew up on an 80 acre farm that grew cotton, corn, and peanuts (9:21)
* Thad Eure's father, Tazwell Eure, was an only child and he inherited the farm from his father-the farm land dates back to the original land grant (9:21)
* Thad Eure helped his father on the farm growing up (9:21)



Education:
* Thad Eure attended public schools in Gates County, NC (7:3)
* He attended Gatesville High School from 1913-1917, graduating in 1917 (7:3)
* He played on the football team in high school (9:21)
* Eure was valedictorian of his high school class in 1917 (9:32)
* After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1917-1919 (7:3)
* His schooling at UNC Chapel Hill was interrupted by WWI, when he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Army (7:4)
* He served as a Private in the U.S. Army during WWI from 1919-1921 (9:20)
* After WWI he went back to UNC Chapel Hill and enrolled in the law school program from 1921-1922 (7:4)
* Eure earned money for college by cutting student's hair for $.25 each and also selling them suits for $18.00 each (7:6). He worked as an agent for the International Tailoring Company, where he sold suits (9:37.1)
* When he attended UNC Chapel Hill, Eure traveled to and from school by train (9:21)



Career:
* Elected to be the North Carolina Secretary of State November 3, 1936 and officially took office December 21, 1936 (3:6, 7:3, 7:5)
* Eure appointed to be NC Secretary of State by Governor John C.B. Ehringhaus (3:6, 7:3)
* Eure served as mayor of Winton, NC from 1923-1928 (3:12, 7:3, 7:5)
* Member of the NC State House of Representatives 1928-1929 (7:3, 7:5)
* Elected to be the principal clerk in the House of Representatives in 1931 and served until 1935/36 (7:3, 7:5)
* County attorney for Hertford County, NC from 1923-1931 (7:3, 7:5)
* Member of the General Assembly, representing Hertford County in 1929 (7:3, 7:5)
* Thad Eure's predecessor to the Secretary of State was Stacy W. Wade (7:5)
* In 1972 Eure defeated Louis M. Wade of Durham in the Democratic primary (Louis was the son of Stacy W. Wade) (7:5)
* When Eure served as the attorney for Winton, NC, he was paid with hams, meat, fresh vegetables and fish. His first year as attorney, he received less than $100.00 (9:21)
* Brenda Pollard started in 1970 and served as Eure's administrative assistant while he was the NC Secretary of State (9:22)
* Eure voted in the Electoral College for Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932 (9:23)
* Duties of the Secretary of State included registering lobbyists, recording laws passed by the General Assembly, filing financial statements, tax liens, trademarks and incorporations, and countersign/certify the official signatures on most state documents (9:45)
* "Red Bow Tie Day" on January 6, 1989 honored Thad Eure during his last days of being NC Secretary of State (9:50)
* Thad Eure retired from being the NC Secretary of State in January 1989; he had served for 53 years (3:12, 3:13)



Family:
* Thad Eure's parents were Tazewell Augustus Eure (father) and Armecia Langston Eure (mother) (7:3)
* His father, Tazewell A. Eure, was a farmer who owned 80 acres of cultivation and he grew cotton, corn, and peanuts (7:5)
* His father graduated with the first class at North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (now NC State University) (7:5)
* Eure's father served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1925-1927 (9:22)
* His father was born and died in the same room of their family house (9:22)
* The Community of Eure in Gates County, NC is named after members of Thad Eure's family (9:22)
* His mother, Armecia Langston Eure, graduated from Reynoldson Academy (7:5)
* Thad Eure had 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 half sister (9:20)
* Thad's brothers were Darden Eure and Tazewell D. Eure, Sr. His sisters were Adminta Eure Coeyman, Louise Eure Artz, and Ethlene Eure Cochran (9:32)
* Both of his brothers and one of his sisters attended Elon College, but did not graduate from Elon (9:49)
* Thad Eure's sister, Ethlene Eure Cochran died in October of 1990 (9:51)
* Thad Eure's brother, Tazewell D. Eure died in October of 1991 (3:14)
* Thad Eure married Minta on November 15, 1924 (7:3)
* Minta had a sister named Myrtle Coggsdale (3:16)
* Minta was originally from Winton, NC (7:3)
* She attended St. Mary's School/College in Raleigh, NC (9:1)
* Thad and Minta had two children, Thad Eure, Jr. and Armecia Eure Black (9:25)
* Minta passed away in February of 1994 (9:63)
* Thad Eure, Jr. married a woman named Alice and their children are Van Ellen (daughter), Shelly (daughter), and Thad III (son) (9:25)
* Thad Eure, Jr. died in November of 1988 of cancer (3:12, 3:13, 7:6)
* Armecia Eure Black married J. Norman Black and their children are Norman III (son), Ricky (son), Perry or Terry? (son), Armecia (daughter) (7:3, 9:25)
* Van Eure is the owner of the Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC (3:12, 3:13)
* Thad and Minta Eure lived at 3703 Old Lassiter Mill Road in Raleigh, NC 27609 (3:13)
* Thad Eure was 5 feet 11 ½ inches tall and weighed 187 pounds (9:1)
* Norman Black III enrolled as a freshman at Elon College in 1971 (9:37)
* Thad Eure was sometimes called "Butch" by his family members (7:10)



Awards, Honors, Recognitions:
* In 1979, Eure was selected to receive the Citizens Distinguished Service Award from the Elon College Alumni Association (3:4)
* Eure accepted the Citizens Service Award on May 2, 1981 at an Elon College Alumni Awards Banquet (3:5, 7:5)
* November 22, 1982, Governor James B. Hunt of North Carolina proclaimed it to be "Thad Eure Day" (3:6)
* November 18, 1983, Eure was honored at the People of Vision Award Dinner for contributing funds to the North Carolina Society to Prevent Blindness (3:7)
* Received an Honorary Degree-Doctor of Laws-from Elon College in 1958 (3:9, 3:13)
* Eure helped establish the Thad Eure Chair of Political Science at Elon College on March 6, 1985 (3:9, 3:13)
* Thad Eure Appreciation Day at Elon College was March 6, 1985 (3:9, 3:13)
* In 1988, the Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund was established at Elon in order to help students who aspired to be future leaders (3:12)
* January 6, 1989 was declared "Red Bow Tie Day" to honor Thad Eure and his service to North Carolina (3:12)
* From 1942-1989, Thad Eure never missed a Commencement Program at Elon College (3:13)
* Eure was named Chairman Emeritus of the Elon College Board of Trustees in 1989 (3:13)
* In 1991, Thad Eure's children and grand-children endowed a chair in the NC House of Representatives to honor Eure's 92nd birthday (3:14)
* In 1986, Eure was awarded the Achievement Award by the National Notary Association for his contributions to the development and promotion of the Office of Notary Public (7:3)
* Eure was named "Boss of the Year" by the Cary (NC) Jaycees in 1978 (7:4)
* Eure received an Award of Merit by North Carolina State University in 1965 (7:4)
* In 1983, Eure received the Citation for Distinguished Public Service from the North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (7:7)
* The bridge that connects Gates and Hertford counties in North Carolina was named the Thad Eure Bridge in 1990. This bridge crosses the Chowan River and it is the overlapping stretch of US 13 and US 158 (9:51)
* After Thad Eure passed away in July of 1993, there was a Memorial Oak Tree Planting Ceremony that took place on November 15, 1993-when an oak tree was planted on the northwest corner of the State Capitol Square in Raleigh, NC to honor Thad Eure's service to North Carolina and his 94th birthday (3:16)



Memberships and Organizations:
* Eure was a member of the Elon College Board of Trustees from 1942-1988/89 (3:9)
* He served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1955-1988/89 (3:9)
* He was a lifetime emeritus member of the National Association of Secretaries of State (3:14)
* Member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and a Grand Lodge Chair Officer (1956) (7:3, 7:4)
* Eure served as President of the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club in 1927 (7:4)
* In 1942, Eure was elected President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (7:4)
* In 1961, Eure was named Dean of the National Association of Secretaries of State (7:4)
* Member of the American Legion, Forty and Eight (7:4)
* Former President of the North Carolina Elks Association (7:4)
* Served as a Escheats Agent at UNC Chapel Hill from 1933-1936 (7:4)
* Member of the Theta Chi Fraternity (7:4)
* In 1932, Eure served as a Presidential Elector in the Electoral College for Franklin D. Roosevelt (7:4)
* From 1931-1936 he served as the Principal Clerk in the North Carolina House of Representatives (7:4)
* Member of the United Church of Christ
* Member of the Eure Christian Church in the town of Eure, NC (named after his family) (7:6)
* Honorary membership in the North Carolina Highway Patrol-when he was a legislator Eure voted to establish the North Carolina Highway Patrol in 1929 (9:20)
* Charter honorary membership in the North Carolina Association of Registers of Deeds (9:20)
* Retired from the Elon College Board of Trustees May 31, 1989 (9:49)



Notable Sayings and Phrases:
* "Oldest rat in the democratic barn" (3:16)
* After taking office in 1936, he implored voters to "give a young man a chance" (7:6)
* After retirement in 1989, he said "Thank God I wasn't voted out, kicked out, or carried out" (7:6)
* Eure was fond of saying he was "nursed from a Democratic breast and rocked in a Democratic cradle" (7:6)
* Also when he retired in 1989 he said he was "going to go back home where I've outlived all my enemies and start wearing out a rocking chair" (7:6)
* Eure always wore a straw hat, a red bow tie, and signed in green ink (9:20)
* In 1936 while Eure was campaigning, he told voters "The Office of Secretary of State belongs to the people of North Carolina…If you will entrust it to my keeping I assure you that it will be my pleasure to conduct it in such a manner that the humblest will feel a friendly welcome" (9:20)
* Eure implemented and practiced an "open door policy" (9:20)
* "I never thought of anything but practicing law,…I'm satisfied that if Elon College had had one law book, he would have sent me there, for Elon College was part of our family's life always" (9:21)
* "There's a rule in the Capitol building, nobody's portrait is hung in this building until after he's deceased. That's the rule. Well, I've decided I don't ever want my portrait to hang here" (9:22)
* "Born and raised in Gates County" and "The boy from scratch hall" were phrases Eure used to describe himself (9:32)
* "Just exactly like my daddy told me so many times when I was a little boy: 'Son, you take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.' And I've known through the years that he was right." (9:48)
* In 1988 during the Elon College Centennial kickoff and celebration Eure said, "By golly this is a great institution. Elon College is one of the finest assets of this section of the state. I hope everyone in this area, in the area of Alamance County in the heart of North Carolina, will join me in saying, 'Long Live Elon College'" (9:49)



Publications:
* Eure wrote the forward for the book Miss Bess: a biography of Bess Gardner Hoey, by Grace Rutledge Hamrick, Gardner-Webb College, 1989 (3:13)
* Key note speaker at the North Carolina Democratic State Convention in 1950 (9:1)
* Eure instigated, supervised, and issued the publication of North Carolina Government 1585-1979 (9:20)
* Eure compiled a group of facts titled General Assembly Facts in 1963 (not published) (9:28)
* The Office of the North Carolina Secretary of State produced a booklet titled Constitution of North Carolina: It's history and content-Thad Eure was a part of the publication and distribution (9:31)



Records Set:
Note: these records reflect the time period that the information was published. Many records may not hold true to present day.
* Thad Eure held the longest service record for any elected official in the nation (1936-1989) (3:13)
* Served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Elon College for 34 years-longer than any other chairman in Elon's history (1955-1989) (3:13)
* Thad Eure signed his name 625,000 times on various state documents and correspondences, using an estimated 5 gallons of his trademark green ink to sign documents (7:6)
* Eure was the youngest person to ever seek Office for the North Carolina Secretary of State (9:14)
* In 1993, after Eure passed away, his body laid in state in the State Capitol Rotunda-an honor not given to a North Carolinian in over 100 years (9:32)
* In 1984, he won a record number of counties to be re-elected as North Carolina Secretary of State-he took 96 out of 100 (9:45)
* Up until 1986, Eure went to work in the same office for approximately 13,000 mornings (9:47)
* Up until 1986, Eure was the oldest person in years and tenure in the State Government (9:47)
* Eure drove in excess of 16,000 miles to return to Hertford County to vote, and he never missed casting a vote (9:47)
* Eure swore in between 5-6,000 State Highway Patrol Officers (9:47)
* He never missed a Democratic State Convention or Democratic congressional district rally since 1924 (9:47)
* He made approximately 200 commencement addresses to high schools and colleges (9:47)



Later Years:
* In 1984, Thad Eure was hospitalized with pneumonia but recovered (3:8)
* Eure did not give up his driver's license until 1986 when his eyesight was too poor for him to continue driving, he was 87 years old (7:6)
* Thad Eure passed away on July 21, 1993 after gall bladder surgery, he was 94 years old (3:16)
* He passed away in the Raleigh Community Hospital (7:6)
* Eure's funeral was held on July 24, 1993 and his body laid in state in the State Capitol Rotunda (7:10, 9:32)



Biographical Sources:
Mss.Coll.#020-3:4-3:10, 3:12-3:14, 3:16, 7:3-7:7, 7:10, 9:1, 9:14, 9:20-9:23, 9:25, 9:28, 9:31, 9:32, 9:37, 9:37.1, 9:45, 9:47-9:51, 9:53, 9:62, 9:63, 9:68


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Scope and Content Note

This collection relates specifically to the biography of Thad Eure, his accomplishments, and contributions to the Democratic political party in North Carolina and the Southern United States from the 1920’s to the early 1990’s. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into ten series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Books; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material; Prints and Drawings.

Mr. Eure’s collection is an eclectic mix of materials that tell the story of the life and times of his existence in politics, memberships, organizations, and his influences on people, events and places. Within the Artifact series, there are two items in particular that represent Mr. Eure . These two Artifacts are his original red bow tie and straw hat. Mr. Eure would be seen wearing at least one of these two items on most occasions, and they became his trademark, as well as a way people knew Mr. Eure (1:1.1, 1:9).

The Books in this collection reflect the types of publications that were compiled by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State and/or issued by Thad Eure (2:1-2:6). The Correspondence series is one that sheds light on the contributions, accomplishments, honors, and influences Mr. Eure had over the years. The main themes represented in the Correspondence series relate directly to the establishment of the Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund at Elon College in 1988, the “Red Bow Tie Day” celebration in 1989 that honored Mr. Eure for serving as North Carolina’s Secretary of State, and to the passing of Mr. Eure in July of 1993 (3:13, 3:14, 3:16).

Both the Financial and Legal Documents series represent some of the smaller series in this collection. The Financial Documents series primarily contains photocopies of checks written by various individuals, contributing to either the Scholarship Fund or other events honoring Mr. Eure (4:1-4:5). As for the Legal Documents series, it contains one item of historical interest. This item is Thad Eure’s official discharge from the U.S. Military that was granted to him on February 24, 1919—after he served as a Private in the U.S. Army during World War I (5:1).

The Lists series contains Lists of various Elon College and North Carolina related organizations and events (6:1-6:17). Materials that outline Mr. Eure’s personal and professional life, as well as his contributions and accomplishments, can be found in the Literary Productions series. This series is comprised of essays written by various individuals that documented who Thad Eure was, as well as what his role was in relation to his family, politics in North Carolina, and serving on the Board of Trustees at Elon College (7:1-7:10).

Representing two of the largest series in the collection are the Photographs and Printed Materials. The Photographs series primarily contains black and white prints (with some color prints) that document events, places, and political connections in Mr. Eure’s life (8:1-8:38). The Printed Material series contains a wide variety of items. Some examples of the types of materials included are newspaper clippings, magazines, awards, certificates, newsletters, invitations, booklets, brochures, and programs. Almost all of the items in this series pertain directly to Thad Eure and his role in North Carolina politics, as well as his role with various organizations both locally and nationally. This is an excellent collection that documents the political environment in North Carolina and in the Southern United States during the 1920’s through the 1900’s.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into ten series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Artifacts; Books; Correspondence; Financial Documents; Legal Documents; Lists; Literary Productions; Photographs; Printed Material; Prints and Drawings.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Eure, Thad
State governments -- Officials and employees
Secretaries of State (State governments) -- North Carolina
Political candidates -- North Carolina
Board of Trustees -- Elon University
Politicians -- North Carolina
Elon University -- Archival resources

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Artifacts. Inclusive: 1920-1929. Bulk: 1921-23.
9 Folders. 20 Items.
Although this series is one of the smaller ones, it contains a variety of memorabilia. Of particular interest is the original straw hat and red bow tie that Thad Eure was known for wearing on most occasions (1:1.1, 1:9). Other items in this series include Thad Eure political promotional stickers, a briefcase, name plate, and smoking pipes that he used. In addition to the original red bow tie worn by Mr. Eure, there is also the replica of the original bow tie that was worn by guests who were invited to the “Red Bow Tie Day” celebration on January 6, 1989 that honored Mr. Eure’s career as being North Carolina’s Secretary of State for fifty three years (1:1).
Folder 1. Bow Tie (red, reproduction).
Folder 1.1 Bow Tie (red, original).
Folder 2. Briefcase.
Eure, Thad
Folder 3. Buckeye.
Folder 4. Name Plate.
Eure, Thad
Folder 5. Pins.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-North Carolina
Folder 6. Pipes.
Folder 7. Plaque.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Elon College
Board of Trustees
Sang Myung Educational Foundation
Folder 8. Stickers.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-North Carolina
Folder 9. Straw Hat.
2. Books. Inclusive: 1585-1969. Bulk: 1960s.
6 Folders. 6 Items.
The majority of the Books in this series have some relation to Thad Eure. The Books that Mr. Eure issued through the Department of the Secretary of State include about 4 titles (2:2, 2:3, 2:5, 2:6). Specifically, most of the Books that were issued by Mr. Eure pertain to North Carolina politics, political offices, and political statistics. In particular, the Book titled North Carolina Government 1585-1974: A narrative and statistical history is comprehensive and detailed record that presents North Carolina’s political history over that time period (2:2).
Another Book of interest is titled North Carolina as seen by the National Geographic Magazine, which contains both color and black and white photographs that document North Carolina and its history (2:4). Not only are there photographs, but there is quite a bit of text that accompanies the photos which leads the reader through time periods and events that took place in North Carolina history (2:4).
Folder 1. Holy Bible.
Folder 2. North Carolina Government 1585-1974.
Folder 3. 1936-1938.
Report of Department of the State of North Carolina
Folder 4. 1942.
North Carolina as seen by the National Geographic Magazine
Folder 5. 1967.
North Carolina Manual
Folder 6. 1969.
Directory of the state and county official of North Carolina
3. Correspondence. Inclusive: 1956-1999. Bulk: 1980s.>
19 Folders. ca. 180 Items.
The Correspondence series is one of the larger series in the collection, containing mostly letters. There are a few important themes and/or events that are documented through these letters and will be explained below. The first major event that is documented is the establishment of the Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund at Elon College in 1988 (3:12). The letters outline the initial planning stages to establish this fund, the requests of funds for support, and the press releases after the establishment (3:12). Not only do some letters document what Elon College’s correspondences to possible donors to the fund were, but also includes letters of return from individuals stating whether or not they would be able to contribute to the scholarship fund and their reasons (3:12).
The next major event that is outlined in this series is the creation of the “Red Bow Tie Day” celebration in January of 1989 that honored Mr. Eure and his service as North Carolina’s Secretary of State for fifty three years (3:13). Similar to the establishment of the Scholarship Fund mentioned above, these letters record the initial planning process, steps taken to recruit and invite guests to attend the celebration, expectations of the event, and the aftermath (3:13). There is quite a bit of Correspondence between Elon College and various political offices in North Carolina regarding the “Red Bow Tie Day” celebration on January 6, 1989 (3:13).
In addition to the majority of letters that document the events explained above, several letters record when and what type of awards Mr. Eure received by various organizations (3:4, 3:5, 3:7, 3:9, 3:14). Also of particular interest is a letter from the Governor at the time, James B. Hunt, Jr. declaring November 22, 1982 to be “Thad Eure Day” (3:6). The letters dealing with the establishment of the Thad Eure Chair of Political Science Endowment at Elon College in 1986 not only documents this endowment fund, but the Correspondences also outline notable events during the history of the College (3:10). Additionally, there are quite a few Correspondences that discuss Mr. Eure’s decisions and the outcomes of campaigning and being re-elected as North Carolina’s Secretary of State (3:11).
Furthermore, this series contains Correspondences that pertain to the passing of Mr. Eure in July of 1993 (3:16). These Correspondences range from the initial announcements of his passing, to planning ceremonies that honored Mr. Eure, and reactions from his family members, as well as local communities (3:16).
Folder 1. Envelopes. No Date.
Folder 2. Letters. No Date.
Ballentine, Bess
Danieley, James Earl
Eure, Thad
Folder 3. Letters. 1956.
Smith, Leon Edgar
Charter of Elon College
Eure, Thad
Board of Trustees
Folder 4. Letters. 1979.
Ginn, William R.
Elon College
Department of the Secretary of the State-NC
Eure, Thad
Citizens Distinguished Service Award
Alumni Association, Elon
Folder 5. Letters. 1981.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
White, J. King
Elon College
Alumni and Parent Programs, Elon
Citizens Service Award
Alumni Association, Elon
Distinguished Service Award
Folder 6. Letters. 1982.
Hunt, James B.
Governor of NC
Hill, William
Secretary of State-NC
Eure, Thad
Ehringhaus, John C.B.
Folder 7. Letters. 1983.
Johnson, Marion L.
National Society to Prevent Blindness
Elon College
Young, Fred
Eure, Thad
People of Vision Program
People of Vision Award
Danieley, James Earl
Secretary of State-NC
White, Christopher
Academic and Student Affairs, Elon
Folder 8. Letters. 1984.
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Williams, Jo
Department of the Secretary of the state-NC
Powell, Jim
Elon College
Annual Fund, Elon
Folder 9. Letters. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Elon College
Danieley, James Earl
Spence, Royall H., Jr.
Black, Armecia Eure
Eure, Minta
Folder 10. Letters. 1986.
Pope, John W.
Jordan, John R., Jr.
Martin, James G.
Secretary of State-NC
Eure, Thad
McColl, Hugh
Powers, James B. (Jim)
Boddie, B. Mayo
McGee, William A.
Young, Fred
Smith, Clyde
Williams, Jo
Elon College
Watts, Dan
Colclough, George
Folder 11. Letters. 1987.
Reagan, Ronald
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
National Association of Secretaries of State
Young, Fred
Commencement, Elon
Danieley, James Earl
William C. Friday Endowment
Friday, William C.
North Carolina State University
Davis, Archie K.
Long, William G.
Alumni and Parent Relations, Elon
Folder 12. Letters. 1988.
Ramsey, Jean K.
Barlow, Bob G.
Powell, Thomas Edward III
Wallace, Kathryn
McNair, John F. III
Graves, Thomas W., Jr.
Davis, Archie K.
Jennings, Maurice
Braunstein, Benjamin F.
Long, William Groves
Rosenblatt, Roslyn
Driscoll, Frances Kesler
Strickland, James R.
Johnson, V.B. "Hawk"
Eure, Van
Perkins, Nan
Beazley Foundation
Frederick College-VA
Ramsey, Liston B.
Scott, Robert
Hunt, James B.
Gramm, Phil
Coble, Howard
Board of Visitors, Elon
Rogers, Lib
Maddrey, Mrs. C. Gordon
Ballentine, Bess
Baker, John
Godwin, Mills E.
Moore, Janelle
Johnson, Samuel H. (Sam)
Broughton, Melville, Jr.
Jones, Walter B.
Vann, Richard T.
Bailey, J. Ruffin
Benson, Cliff
Boyles, Harlan
Hodges, William
Dupree, Franklin T.
Eure, Thad
Thad Eure Endowment
Elon College
Graham, James A. (Jim)
Danieley, James Earl
North Carolina Department of Agriculture
Barfield, Rodney
Jordan, Robert B. III (Bob)
Governor of NC
Crumpler, John
Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund
Martin, James G.
Pugh, Alan V.
Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Holshouser, James B., Jr.
Sanford, Terry
Senator-North Carolina
Secretary of state-NC
Poole, Sam
I' Anson, Lawrence W.
Beazley, Frederick Wharton
Branch, Joseph
Covington, Ray
Townsend, Sam P., Sr.
Harris, Bob
Cannon, Isabella
Eure, Thad, Jr.
Alley, Zeb
Allen, Noel
Godwin, Philip
Jordan, John R., Jr.
Black, Armecia Eure
Red Bow Tie Day
Flood, Margot M.
Poindexter, Bob
Angus Barn-Raleigh, NC
Stutts, Joe
Hundley, Keith R.
Davis, Walter
Thompson, John H.
Waters, Kathy
Peters, Elbert L.
Moore, Charles
Folder 13. Letters. 1989.
Williams, Jo
Danieley, James Earl
Eure, Thad
Elon College
Angus Barn-Raleigh, NC
General Assembly of NC
Centennial Celebration, Elon
Graves, Thomas W., Jr.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
Spence, Royall, Jr.
Martin, James G.
Governor of NC
Young, Fred
Perkins, Nan
Red Bow Tie Day
Beermann, Allen J.
Capitol Rotunda-NC
Graham, James A. (Jim)
Douglas, James H.
Secretary of State-NC
Connell, Kathleen S.
Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund
Whichard, David J. II
Spangler, C.D., Jr.
Burgio, Jane
Dombalis, John
Carl, William F.
Hundley, Keith R.
Sanford, Susie
Black, Armecia Eure
Crawford, Shirley
Tatum, George E.
Register of Deeds-NC
Remsey, Jean K.
Park, Roy H.
Hamrick, Grace R.
Hunt, James B.
McDowell, Timothy
Folder 14. Letters. 1991.
Eure, Thad
Ward, Claude C.
Lions Clubs-NC
Munro, Ralph
National Association of Secretaries of State
Sanders, John
State Capitol Foundation
Williams, Jo
Elon College
Eure, Tazwell, Sr.
Black, Armecia Eure
Folder 15. Letters. 1992.
Eure, Thad
Elon College
Danieley, James Earl
Thad Eure Scholarship Fund
Young, Fred
Hunt, James B., Jr.
Tree planting ceremony
Governor of NC
Martin, James G.
Pilos, Nick
Red Bow Tie
Folder 16. Letters. 1993.
Black, Armecia Eure
Angus Barn-Raleigh, NC
Williams, Jo
Eure, Van
Board of Trustees
Young, Fred
Elon College
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Danieley, James Earl
Tree planting ceremony
Beck, Raymond L.
Hunt, James B.
Hollers, Elizabeth
Governor of NC
Holmes, G. Thomas
McMillan, R.D., Jr.
Scott, Robert M.
State Capitol-NC
Dupree, Franklin T., Jr.
Graham, James A.
Smith, Priscilla
Hunt, Sam
Howes, Jonathan B.
Martin, James G.
Long, Jim
Long, J. Dolph
Smith, Clyde
Dees, William A., Jr.
Amme, Rick
Kinard, Lee
Gaddy, Charlie
Moore, Bonnie
Folder 17. Letters. 1994.
Williams, Jo
Black, Armecia Eure
Campaign Victory Celebration
Elon College
Folder 18. Letters. 1999.
Williams, Jo
Black, Armecia Eure
Folder 19. Memos. No Date.
Powers, James B.
Planters Bank
4. Financial Documents. 1986-1993.
5 Folders. 9 Items.
The majority of the Financial Documents that make up this series are photocopies of checks that were written to support events honoring Thad Eure and the Scholarship Fund (4:1, 4:2, 4:3). Of particular interest is a check that was written by Mr. Eure’s daughter, Armecia Eure Black, for the amount of $10,000 to be added to the Scholarship Fund (4:4).
After Mr. Eure’s passing in July of 1993, members from the local community and Elon College decided to have a “Tree Planting Ceremony” on the grounds of the State Capitol in Raleigh, NC in November. During the ceremony, an oak tree was planted as a permanent symbol of Thad Eure’s accomplishments, his service, and his dedication to Elon College by serving on the Board of Trustees. The original purchase order for the oak tree that was planted at the State Capitol is included in this series (4:5).
Folder 1. Checks. 1986.
Rice, Leon L.
Greason, Murray C.
Gallant, Wade M., Jr.
Davis, E. Lawrence III
Davis, Sandra H.
Ligon, Roddey M., Jr.
Ligon, Anne K.
Womble, W.F.
Womble, C.W.
Browder, Leslie E.
Quality Oil Company
Wachovia Bank
R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc.
Eure, Thad
Planters Bank
Peoples Bank and Trust Company
Boddie Noell Enterprises, Inc.
Citizens Savings
Pioneer Savings Bank
Folder 2. Checks. 1989.
Register of Deeds-NC
Thad Eure Scholarship Fund
Folder 3. Checks. 1991.
Eure, Thad
Thad Eure Scholarship Fund
Elon College
Folder 4. Checks. 1993.
Black, Armecia Eure
Elon College
Thad Eure Scholarship Fund
Folder 5. Purchase Order. 1993.
Danieley, James Earl
White Oak Tree
Gilmore Plant and Bulb Company
5. Legal Documents. 1919.
1 Folder. 3 Items.
This is the smallest series in the collection, containing only military records of Thad Eure (5:1). The most important document in this series is the official military discharge record of Mr. Eure. Mr. Eure served in the U.S. Army as a private during World War I, from 1918-1919. Mr. Eure was officially discharged from the U.S. Military on February 24, 1919 (5:1). This document not only mentions his affiliation with the U.S. Military, but it also offers details concerning Mr. Eure’s physical features (5:1).
Folder 1. Military discharge. 1919.
U.S. Army
Eure, Thad
S.A.T.C. University of Chapel Hill
6. Lists. Inclusive: 1988-1993. Bulk: 1988.
17 Folders. ca. 76 Items.
The Lists in this series primarily relate to Thad Eure and/or North Carolina. The Lists that relate to Mr. Eure contain names of individuals who contributed to the Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund (6:1, 6:2, 6:3, 6:5, 6:6). Mixed in with the contributing names to the Scholarship Fund is a List of the Elon College Board of Trustees for June of 1988 (6:4).
Additionally, many of the Lists that pertain to North Carolina offer listings for legislative agents for the NC General Assembly, NC cabinet members, NC citizens for business and industry, NC council of state members, NC Governor’s staff, NC 100 largest manufacturing establishments, NC 100 top private companies, and the State Capitol Foundation board of directors all during the 1980’s (6:7, 6:11, 6:12, 6:13, 6:14, 6:15, 6:16, 6:17).
Folder 1. Donors. Thad Eure Scholarship. 1988.
Folder 2. Donors. Thad Eure Scholarship. 1989.
Folder 3. Donors. Thad Eure Scholarship. 1993.
Folder 4. Elon College Board of Trustees. 1988.
Folder 5. Eure, Thad. Reception. 1989.
McColl, Hugh L., Jr.
McColl, Jane
Kemp, Ginger
Kemp, Francis B.
Middlemas, Lynda
Middlemas, William P.
Jordan, J.R., Jr.
Folder 6. Gifts. Thad Eure Fund. 1988.
Folder 7. Legislative agents for the General Assembly. 1987.
Folder 8. Miscellaneous. No Date (ca. 1980s).
Folder 9. Miscellaneous. No Date (ca. 1980s).
Folder 10. Miscellaneous. No Date (ca. 1980s).
Folder 11. NC Cabinet members. 1988.
Folder 12. NC citizens for business and industry. 1988-89.
Folder 13. NC Council of state members. 1988.
Folder 14. NC Governor's staff. 1988.
Folder 15. NC 100 largest manufacturing establishments. No Date (ca. 1980s).
Folder 16. NC 100 top private companies. No Date (ca. 1980s)
Folder 17. State Capitol Foundation. Board of Directors. 1988.
7. Literary Productions. Inclusive: 1981-1993. Bulk: 1980s.
10 Folders. 18 Items.
The majority of Literary Productions in this series are essays and reminiscences about Thad Eure, as well as speeches given at different events that honored Mr. Eure. The earliest reminiscence (1981) provides a nice overview of Mr. Eure’s career in politics, as well as non-political services and memberships (7:4). Most of the other documents in this series are essays written by various individuals which were presented at events honoring Mr. Eure. Some examples of these events include Mr. Eure receiving the Citizen’s Distinguished Service Award from Elon College, his tenure as a member of the Elon College Board of Trustees, recognizing the establishment of the Scholarship Fund, honoring him at the “Red Bow Tie Day” celebration in 1989, and of his passing in 1993 (7:3, 7:5, 7:8, 7:9, 7:6, 7:10).
Folder 1. Prayers. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Danieley, James Earl
Angus Barn-Raleigh, NC
Thad Eure Scholarships
Folder 2. Prayers. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Tree Planting Ceremony
Raleigh, NC
State Capitol
Danieley, James Earl
Elon College
Folder 3. Reminiscences. No Date.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Citizen's Service Award
Elon College
Folder 4. Reminiscences. 1981.
Eure, Thad
Department of the Secretary of State
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 5. Reminiscences. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Board of Trustees
Elon College
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 6. Reminiscences. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Congressional Record
Folder 7. Speeches. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Danieley, James Earl
Elon College
Folder 8. Speeches. 1988.
Eure, Thad
Sir Walter Hotel
Raleigh, NC
Smith, Wade
Folder 9. Speeches. 1989.
Danieley, James Earl
Elon College
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Folder 10. Speeches. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Beermann, Allen J.
Secretary of State-Nebraska
Black, Terry
Williams, Jo
Tree Planting Ceremony
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
8. Photographs. Inclusive: 1936-1993. Bulk: 1950s-1980s.
38 Folders. ca. 245 Items.
As one of the largest series in this collection, there are many Photographs that help document multiple events, time periods, and historical figures throughout time. Unlike other series in this collection, the Photographs are arranged by subject name and then by date. Thad Eure appears in almost all of the photographs. The photographs document Eure during the many stages of his life. Primarily the Photographs are black and white, but some color prints are included. The best way to get an idea of what is represented in the Photographs series, is to browse the folder lists below.
Folder 1. Eure, Minta. 1985.
Folder 2. Eure, Thad. No Date.
Folder 3. Eure, Thad. 1936.
Folder 4. Eure, Thad. 1949.
Folder 5. Eure, Thad. 1966.
Parent's Day-November 5, 1966
Elon College
Folder 6. Eure, Thad. 1975.
National Association of Secretaries of State
Las Vegas, Nevada
Folder 7. Eure, Thad. 1979.
Commencement 1979
Folder 8. Eure, Thad. 1980s.
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Folder 9. Eure, Thad. 1981.
Citizen's Service Award
Alumni Weekend
Elon College
Parrott, Susan
Alumni Banquet
Folder 10. Eure, Thad. 1985.
King, Jo
Painting of Thad Eure
Young, Fred
Folder 11. Eure, Thad. 1987.
Commencement 1987
Greensboro News and Record (11/15/1987)
Wolford, Jerry
Folder 12. Eure, Thad. 1988.
Danieley, James Earl
Centennial Celebration
Folder 13. Eure, Thad. 1989.
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Elon College
West Dorm
Francis, Gerry
Folder 14. Eure, Thad. 1990s.
Folder 15. Miscellaneous. No Date.
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Danieley, Verona
Eure, Thad
Young, Phyllis
West Dorm
Sturm, Theo
Young, Fred
Danieley, James Earl
Spence, Royall, Jr.
Carlton Building
Moore, Charles
Pou, George Ross
Johnson, Charles
Broughton, J. Melville
Chandler, Albert B.
Cannon, Isabella
Albright, Mayne
Ballentine, L.Y.
Bowles, Hargrave "Skipper"
Taylor, Pat
Graham, James A.
Godwin, Philip
Ellis, Tom
Sharp, Susie
Crotts, Marcus
Eure, Minta
Moore, Dan K.
Hunter, Marjorie
Folder 16. Miscellaneous. 1930s.
Eure, Thad
Smith, Leon Edgar
Folder 17. Miscellaneous. 1932.
Eure, Thad
Black, Armecia Lee Eure
Eure, Armecia Lee
Eure, Thad, Jr.
Folder 18. Miscellaneous. 1941.
Broughton, J. Melville
North Carolina Council of State
Eure, Thad
Folder 19. Miscellaneous. 1950.
Eure, Thad
Scott, Kerr
North Carolina Council of State
Folder 20. Miscellaneous. 1951.
Eure, Thad
U.S. Marine Air Station
Cherry Point, NC
Folder 21. Miscellaneous. 1953.
Eure, Thad
Folder 22. Miscellaneous. 1954.
Eure, Thad
Boyer-President of Turkey
Folder 23. Miscellaneous. 1957.
Eure, Thad
Danieley, James Earl
Fonville, D.R., Sr.
Folder 24. Miscellaneous. 1958.
Eure, Thad
Eure, Minta
Manteo, NC
Goerch, Carl
Folder 25. Miscellaneous. 1962.
Eure, Thad
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Eure, Minta
Folder 26. Miscellaneous. 1963.
Eure, Thad
Danieley, James Earl
McEwen, Iris Holt
Danieley, Verona
Folder 27. Miscellaneous. 1965.
Eure, Minta
Eure, Thad
Whitley Building
Board of Trustees
Colclough, George
Long Building
McEwen, James H., Jr.
Rippy, William D.
Rountree, J. Hinton
Folder 28. Miscellaneous. 1973.
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Folder 29. Miscellaneous. 1974.
Spence, Royall, Jr.
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Board of Trustees
Gant, Mrs. Roger, Jr.
Jordan, John
Jordan, Ben
Folder 30. Miscellaneous. 1976.
Eure, Thad
Sternberger School-Greensboro, NC
Eure, Minta
Moore, Dan K.
Green, Jimmy
Black, Armecia Eure
Eure, Thad, Jr.
Hook, Alonzo L.
Carter, Jimmy
Ingram, John
Edmisten, Rufus
Stokes, Durward
Folder 31. Miscellaneous. 1979.
Eure, Thad
Eure, Minta
Sloan, William W.
Bray, H. Winfred
Powell, Rex
Evans, Joseph
Young, Fred
Commencement 1979
Folder 32. Miscellaneous. 1981.
Eure, Thad
Young, Fred
Homecoming 1981
Hunt, Jim
Folder 33. Miscellaneous. 1985.
Danieley, James Earl
Eure, Thad
Eure, Minta
Young, Fred
Williams, Jo
Pollard, Brenda
King, Jo
Painting of Thad Eure
Commencement 1985
Hunt, Jim
Martin, Jim
Folder 34. Miscellaneous. 1986.
Eure, Thad
North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, NC
Honorary Degree recipients 1986
Danieley, James Earl
Young, Fred
McBride, Richard
Commencement 1986
I' Anson, Lawrence
Preyer, Emily
Zane, Ed
Folder 35. Miscellaneous. 1987.
Eure, Thad
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Officers
Folder 36. Miscellaneous. 1988.
North Carolina State Fair
Eure, Thad
Martin, James
Covington, Ray
Danieley, James Earl
Governor of NC
Folder 37. Miscellaneous. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Danieley, James Earl
Carter, Jimmy
Young, Fred
Martin, James
Governor of NC
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Rotunda-State Capitol
Graham, James A.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Secretary of State-NC
Commencement 1989
Francis, Gerry
Folder 38. Miscellaneous. 1993.
Tree Planting Ceremony
Capitol Square
Raleigh, NC
Eure, Van
Danieley, James Earl
9. Printed Material. Inclusive: 1924-1994. Bulk: 1980s.
69 Folders. ca. 300 Items.
The Printed Material series by far is the largest in the collection, containing a wide variety of materials. Some examples of types of materials included in this series are newspaper clippings, magazines, awards, newsletters, invitations, booklets, brochures, and programs. Almost all of the materials in this series pertain directly to Thad Eure and his role in North Carolina politics, as well as his role with various organizations both locally and nationally.
One of the most useful brochures in this series pertains to the Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund at Elon College. Not only are there paragraphs outlining all the accomplishments of Mr. Eure, but there are also photographs that help tell the story of Mr. Eure’s life and milestones. Many of the original photographs shown in this brochure are housed in this collection (9:8). This series also contains examples of political flyers that Mr. Eure’s office distributed while he was seeking election to the Office of the Secretary of State in North Carolina.
In this series there are many magazines that document Eure’s life, his contributions, and his accomplishments. Some examples of magazines that have highlighted Mr. Eure include The Elon Alumni News, the North Carolina magazine, The Magazine of Elon, The State, Carolina Piedmont, and North Carolina Trooper (9:18, 9:20, 9:21, 9:22, 9:23). The stories in each of these magazines range in topics from Mr. Eure’s contributions to Elon College, his role in politics in North Carolina, and his family background and upbringing.
The newspaper clippings cover in detail the personal and professional life of Thad Eure (9:33-9:54). The best way to get an idea of what topics are covered in many of the newspaper clippings is to refer to the folder lists below that contain the title "Newspaper Clippings."
Of particular historical interest in this series is a transcript from an oral history interview conducted in 1974, when Casey Jones of UNC Chapel Hill interviewed Mr. Eure (9:68). The transcript is 61 pages long and sheds light on Mr. Eure’s personal and professional life. This transcript allows researchers to experience how Mr. Eure expressed himself and hear his story in his own words (9:68).
Folder 1. Applications. No Date.
Eure, Thad
Eure, Minta
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 2. Applications. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Tree Planting Ceremony
Danieley, James Earl
Capitol Square-Raleigh, NC
Folder 3. Awards. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Board of Trustees
Elon College
Folder 4. Booklets. No Date.
Herald of Gospel Liberty
Flag Etiquette
Smith, Elias
Folder 5. Booklets. 1949.
Eure, Thad
Parliamentary Aid
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 6. Booklets. 1958.
Elon College
Charter and By-Laws of Elon College
Folder 7. Brochures. 1924.
Flag of the United States: the living symbol of our great republic, how to display it, how to respect it
Folder 8. Brochures. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund
Elon College
Vision for a new century-Elon
Folder 9. Brochures. 1990.
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Sanders, John L.
Eure, Thad
Folder 10. Certificates. 1961.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Sanford, Terry
Folder 11. Certificates. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Governor of NC
Tribute to Thad Eure
Folder 12. Certificates. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Certificate of Retirement
Martin, James G.
Governor of NC
Folder 13. Flyers. No Date.
Pollard, Brenda
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 14. Flyers. 1936.
Eure, Thad
State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 15. Invitations. No Date.
Eure, Thad
Martin, James G.
Secretary of State-NC
Governor of NC
Folder 16. Invitations. 1988.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Tribute to Thad Eure
Folder 17. Invitations. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Elon College
Martin, James G.
Red Bow Tie Day
Rotunda-State Capitol
Raleigh, NC
Secretary of State-NC
Governor of NC
Charter of Elon College
Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund
Folder 18. Magazines. 1957.
Elon Alumni News
Danieley, James Earl
Folder 19. Magazines. 1982.
Magazine of Elon
Eure, Thad
Beck, Raymond
Elon College
Folder 20. Magazines. 1983.
North Carolina
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Moore, Dan K.
Folder 21. Magazines. 1985.
Magazine of Elon
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 22. Magazines. 1987.
The State
North Carolina
Carolina Piedmont
Eure, Thad
Folder 23. Magazines. 1988.
North Carolina Trooper
Eure, Thad
Folder 24. Magazines. 1993.
Magazine of Elon
Eure, Thad
Folder 25. Miscellaneous. No Date.
Eure, Thad
Board of Governors
Seal of the State of North Carolina
Folder 26. Miscellaneous. 1932.
Ballot for Presidential electors
Eure, Thad
Folder 27. Miscellaneous. 1936.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 28. Miscellaneous. 1963.
Eure, Thad
Folder 29. Miscellaneous. 1987.
Friday, William C.
William C. Friday Endowment
North Carolina State University
Folder 30. Miscellaneous. 1989.
General Assembly of North Carolina
Eure, Thad
Department of the Secretary of the State
Folder 31. Newsletters. 1987.
Eure, Thad
One Common Interest
Folder 32. Newsletters. 1993.
Gates County Historical Society
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
North Carolina Democratic Notes
Folder 33. Newspaper Clippings. No Date.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 34. Newspaper Clippings. 1949.
Honorary Degree recipient
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Elon Alumni News
Folder 35. Newspaper Clippings. 1958.
Honorary Degree recipient
Eure, Thad
Graham, Walter
Andes, William Jacob
Elon Alumni News
Folder 36. Newspaper Clippings. 1966.
Eure, Thad
Folder 37. Newspaper Clippings. 1971.
Eure, Thad
Board of Trustees
Elon College
Folder 37.1. Newspaper Clippings. 1972.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Eure, Minta
Folder 38. Newspaper Clippings. 1973.
Eure, Thad
Johnson, Lyndon B.
Elon College
Secretary of State-NC
Winton, NC
Chowan River Bridge dedication
Folder 39. Newspaper Clippings. 1974.
Elon College
Jordan, B. Everett
Eure, Thad
Jordan Gym
Gant, Mrs. Roger, Jr.
Jordan, John
Jordan, Ben
Folder 40. Newspaper Clippings. 1975.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 41. Newspaper Clippings. 1976.
Eure, Thad
Stokes, Durward
Elon College
Folder 42. Newspaper Clippings. 1979.
Powell, Caroline
Eure, Thad
Powell Building
Elon College
Folder 43. Newspaper Clippings. 1981.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 44. Newspaper Clippings. 1983.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 45. Newspaper Clippings. 1984.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State
Folder 46. Newspaper Clippings. 1985.
Eure, Thad
Jordan, John
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 47. Newspaper Clippings. 1986.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 48. Newspaper Clippings. 1987.
Eure, Thad
Friday, William C.
William C. Friday Endowment
North Carolina State University
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 49. Newspaper Clippings. 1988.
Jordan, Bob
Martin, Jim
Eure, Thad
Governor of NC
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 50. Newspaper Clippings. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Red Bow Tie Day
Folder 51. Newspaper Clippings. 1990.
Eure, Thad
Gardner, Jim
Thad Eure Centennial Scholarship Fund
Wine Collection
Black, Armecia Eure
Thad Eure Bridge
Chowan River Bridge
Winton, NC
Folder 52. Newspaper Clippings. 1992.
Eure, Thad
Black, Armecia Eure
Eure, Van
Angus Barn-Raleigh, NC
Eure, Thad, Jr.
Folder 53. Newspaper Clippings. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 54. Newspaper Clippings. 1994.
Eure, Minta
Eure, Thad
Folder 55. Poems.
One Little Rose
Eure, Thad
Folder 56. Programs. No Date.
Elon College
Endowed Scholarships
Folder 57. Programs. 1956.
Elon College
Founder's Day Celebration
Folder 58. Programs. 1983.
North Carolina citizens for business and industry
People of Vision
Eure, Thad
Secretary of State-NC
National Society to Prevent Blindness
Folder 59. Programs. 1985.
Eure, Thad-Appreciation Day
North Carolina Council of State
Inauguration for North Carolina Council of State
Folder 60. Programs. 1988.
Elon College
Commencement
Folder 61. Programs. 1990.
Eure, Thad
Thad Eure Bridge
Chowan River Bridge
Secretary of State-NC
Folder 62. Programs. 1993.
Eure, Thad
Saint Michael's Church
Raleigh, NC
Oakwood Cemetery
Tree Planting Ceremony
Capitol Square
Folder 63. Programs. 1994.
Eure, Minta
Saint Michael's Church
Raleigh, NC
Folder 64. Schedule of Events. 1985.
Inauguration of North Carolina Council of State
Martin, James
North Carolina Council of State
Governor of NC
Eure, Thad
Martin, Dorothy
Jordan, Robert B. III
Brooks, John C.
Long, James E.
Phillips, A. Craig
Thornburg, Lacy H.
Boyles, Harlan E.
Renfrow, Edward
Graham, James A.
Folder 65. Schedule of Events. 1988.
Eure, Thad
Tribute to Thad Eure
Sir Walter Hotel
Raleigh, NC
Folder 66. Schedule of Events. 1989.
Eure, Thad
Red Bow Tie Day
Elon College
Martin, James G.
Governor of NC
Folder 67. Schedule of Events. 1993.
Tree Planting Ceremony
Eure, Thad
Capitol Square
Raleigh, NC
Folder 68. Transcript. 1974.
UNC Chapel Hill
Eure, Thad
Jones, Casey
10. Prints and Drawings. No Date.
1 Folder. 3 Items.
Prints and Drawings is another small series in this collection, containing three different drawings of Thad Eure. There is a date of 1987 on one of them, but the other two are undated. Additionally, in all of the drawings Mr. Eure is wearing his famous red bow tie, but in only one of the prints is Mr. Eure holding his famous straw hat (10:1).
Folder 1. Eure, Thad.