Mike Booher Photographs, AV.5212

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Mike Booher Photographs, AV.5212

Abstract

Mike Booher is a freelance photographer perhaps best known for extensively documenting the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999. His collection of photographs includes approximately 4,200 images of the lighthouse relocation as well as other slides and film transparencies documenting historic sites, attractions, events, and people along the Outer Banks.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Mike Booher Photographs
Call Number
AV.5212
Creator
Booher, Mike
Date
1982-2003
Language
English English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AV.5212, Mike Booher Photographs, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Mike Booher Photographs, 1982-2003, consist primarily of color slides and film transparencies, as well as digital images. A significant portion of the collection (approximately 4,200 slides and seven discs of digital images) documents the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999. Other topics covered by the collection include the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station, numerous Outer Banks lighthouses, Roanoke Island Festival Park and the Elizabeth II State Historic Site, and Jockey's Ridge State Park. Additionally, many of Booher's photographs depict scenes around the Outer Banks, including local flora and fauna, beachgoers and vacationers, fishing (including commercial fishing, charter fishing, surf fishing, pier fishing, and other recreational fishing), hang gliding, and windsurfing.

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical.

Biographical/Historical

Mike Booher is a freelance photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina. His primary focus in photography is the National Park Service, and he has photographed numerous National Park Service projects throughout the southeast. He is primarily known for extensively documenting the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in 1999. That same year, he received the National Park Service Director's Award for Volunteer of the Year for the Southeast Region. His photographs from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse relocation were published in a book, , co-authored by Lin Ezell, in 2001.

Contents of the Collection

1. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Relocation, 1998-2001

Book 1 (999 slides), July 1998-February 1999
Box Book 1 (999 slides)
Book 2 (860 slides), February 1999-April 1999
Box Book 2 (860 slides)
Book 3 (440 slides), May 1999
Box Book 3 (440 slides)
Book 4 (780 slides), June 1999
Box Book 4 (780 slides)
Book 5 (514 slides), July 1999-November 1999
Box Book 5 (514 slides)
Book 6 (609 slides), 1999-2001
Box Book 6 (609 slides)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Relocation Digital Images, Slide Show, and Documents [7 computer discs], 1999
Box Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Relocation Digital Images, Slide Show, and Documents [7 computer discs]

2. Other Photographs, 1982-2003

Arty Stuff, Boat Bones, 1982-2000
Image Box 7
Beach [1 of 2], 1984-1998
Image Box 7
Beach [2 of 2], 1984-1998
Image Box 8
Birds and Ponies, 1984-1997
Image Box 8
BMW-Laguna Sea, 1994-1996
Image Box 8
BOC Challenge South Carolina, 1994-1995
Image Box 9
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 2000
Image Box 9
Chicamacomico, 1989-2000
Image Box 9
Connemara-Carl Sandburg, 2000
Image Box 9
Currituck and Ocracoke Lighthouses and Scenes, 1982-2000
Image Box 10
Elizabethan Gardens, 1991-2000
Image Box 10
Elizabeth R., 1993-1994
Image Box 10
Elizabeth II [1 of 2], 1984-2000
Image Box 11
Elizabeth II [2 of 2], 1984-2000
Image Box 12
Festival Park, Roanoke Island, 1998
Image Box 12
Fishing [1 of 2], 1985-2000
Image Box 12
Fishing [2 of 2], 1985-2000
Image Box 13
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1989-2000
Image Box 14
Andy Griffith and Gov. Jim Martin, Jr., 1993
Image Box 14
Hatteras Light, Bodie Light [1 of 2], 1985-2001
Image Box 14
Hatteras Light, Bodie Light [2 of 2], 1985-2001
Image Box 15
Jockey's Ridge, 1991-1996
Image Box 16
Jockey's Ridge: Hang Glide, 1991-2000 (bulk May 1994)
Image Box 16
Kings Mountain NMP, 2000
Image Box 17
The Lost Colony, 1993-1997
Image Box 17
The Lost Colony: Waterside Theatre Repairs, 2000
Image Box 17
Outer Banks Aerials: Roanoke, Hatteras, Bodie, Ocracoke Islands, 2000
Image Box 17
Outer Banks, North Carolina [1 of 2], 1992-2001
Image Box 18
Outer Banks, North Carolina [2 of 2], 1992-2001
Image Box 19
Santa, 1994
Image Box 19
Soundside Villages, Ferry Boats in Dock, 1985-1998
Image Box 20
White Doe, 2000
Image Box 21
Windsurfing, 1988-2000
Image Box 21
Wright Brothers National Memorial [1 of 3], 1992-2002
Image Box 21
Wright Brothers National Memorial [2 of 3], 1992-2002
Image Box 22
Wright Brothers National Memorial [3 of 3], 1992-2002
Image Box 23
Wright Brothers National Memorial: Centennial Celebration, 2001-2003
Image Box 24
Wyoming, California, Out West, Yellowstone, etc., 1994-1996
Image Box 24

Subject Headings

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (N.C.)--History--20th century
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Recreation--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (N.C.)
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial (N.C.)
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (N.C.)--Relocation
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Mike Booher in four installments, March 2001, July 2007, October 2009, and September 2015.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, November 2019.