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America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee Record Group


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Title

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee Record Group

Collection Number

MARS ID 198

Date(s)

1937, 1972-1987, undated

Language

English

Physical Description
40.0 boxes
(includes 3 reels of microfilm)
Physical Description
Boxes
40.00
Reels
3.00
Creator

North Carolina. America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


Available for research


Processed by David B. Chiswell, September 2008;

Finding Aid by David B. Chiswell, January 2009;

Encoded by Aaron Cusick, June 2013


Between 1984 and 1987 North Carolina commemorated the four hundredth anniversary of the Roanoke Voyages. Supported by Sir Walter Raleigh with the assistance of Queen Elizabeth I, the first expedition was sent to explore the coastal and sound regions of what is now North Carolina. Subsequent voyages attempted to found a military colony on Roanoke Island and an ongoing civilian settlement. While these objectives were only partially realized (the settlement is remembered as the Lost Colony), the voyages led the way for England to establish permanent colonies in America in the following century.

Through a joint resolution, the General Assembly of 1955 laid the foundation for a three-year celebration of the historical events. A body known as America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Commission was established to initiate plans toward a commemoration on the scale of a national or world's fair exposition, or as deemed appropriate. Consisting of not less than twenty-five nor more than fifty members, appointees to the commission were to be chosen by the governor on the following merits: capacity to deal with problems involved in a celebration of national scope, and knowledge of and interest in early American history. The resolution stipulated, however, that the commission's non-resident membership not exceed twenty percent. The commission's ex officio members were to include North Carolina's entire delegation to Congress.

In 1973 the legislature repealed the resolution creating the anniversary commission and established America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee in its place. Charged with advising the secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources in planning and implementing the commemorations, the anniversary committee consisted of four ex officio members and ten gubernatorial appointees who served staggered terms. Their successors served terms of four years. Those serving ex officio included the secretary of the Department of Natural and Economic Resources, the mayor of Manteo on Roanoke Island, and chairmen of the Roanoke Island Historical Association and the Dare County Board of Commissioners. The governor was authorized to appoint a member of the committee to serve as chairman. In 1977 the designation of the secretary of the Department of Natural and Economic Resources was changed when that department was reorganized as the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development.

In 1978 the American Quadricentennial Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was created to provide private support for programs planned and executed by America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee. To ensure coordination between the two bodies, the president of the corporation also functioned as the chairman of the anniversary committee.

The executive director and staff of America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee reported directly to the secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources. Staff operations, however, were affiliated directly with the department's Division of Archives and History. During the years of planning, the following major objectives were sought by the division and committee: to conduct and promote solid historical and archaeological studies of England's first attempt to colonize America; to encourage the preservation and public exhibition of historic sites and artifacts associated with the expeditions; to cooperate with other agencies and organizations in developing better facilities in coastal North Carolina in anticipation of the celebration and the anticipated tourism afterwards; and to promote the state's heritage and attractions.

These aims had notable results, including the following: publication of a series of pamphlets and monographs on the region's history; a scholarly symposium on Sir Walter Raleigh and publication of the papers presented; an archaeological search for the sites of English colonists and Indian villages on Roanoke Island; addition of a number of historical markers on Roanoke Island and in England; and an exhibit of sixteenth-century artifacts and manuscripts, "Raleigh and Roanoke," jointly produced by the British Library and the North Carolina Museum of History and shown in London, Raleigh, and New York. Additionally, ELIZABETH II--a replica of a sailing ship of the period--was built and docked at a new state historic site located in Shallowbag Bay, the harbor for the town of Manteo. The anniversary committee also supported or endorsed many other projects, including a British-American Folk Festival and a nationally televised epic drama entitled ROANOKE, which was aired as a three-part miniseries. Commemorations were scheduled to end on 18 August 1987, the four- hundredth birthday of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born and baptized in America.

REFERENCES: S.L., 1955, Resolution 43. S.L., 1973, c. 476, ss. 74-76. S.L., 1977, c. 771, s. 4. G.S. 143B-85 through 143B-86 [1983]. America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee. AMERICA'S FOUR HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE: FINAL REPORT, by John D. Neville. Raleigh, [1990]. Pp. 1-93. Department of Cultural Resources. [Budget]. Raleigh, 1979/80. ---. DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES. Raleigh, 1984. P. 17. Poff, Jan-Michael, ed. ADDRESSES AND PUBLIC PAPERS OF JAMES BAXTER HUNT, JR., GOVERNOR OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOLUME II, 1981-1985. Raleigh: Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, 1987. Pp. 38, 316-317, 412-413, 479-480, 503-504. Powell, William S. NORTH CAROLINA THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989. Pp. 15-17, 33-50, 543-544.


  • Raleigh, Walter, 1552?-1618
  • American Quadricentennial Corporation.
  • North Carolina. America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee.
  • North Carolina. Department of Cultural Resources.
  • British Library.
  • North Carolina Museum of History.
  • United States. National Park Service.
  • Elizabeth II (Ship).
  • Exhibitions
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Archaeology
  • Underwater archaeology
  • Government publicity
  • Automobile license plates
  • Commemorative coins
  • Commemorative postage stamps
  • Medals
  • Visits of state
  • License agreements
  • Trademarks
  • Historic sites
  • Museum exhibits
  • Dare County (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Colony
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)
  • United States--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Elizabethan Gardens (Roanoke Island, N.C.)
  • Fort Raleigh (N.C.)
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park (N.C.)
  • Great Britain

General correspondence, commemorative souvenir information, committee and subcommittee correspondence, research reports, programs, brochures, Sir Francis Drake Conference memorabilia, photographs, and resolutions pertaining to planning and development of America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC). Includes the files of H. G. Jones, first chairman of AFHA and first president of American Quadricentennial Corporation (AQC), which were transferred on 14 February 2005 from Chapel Hill, North Carolina to the State Archives and later merged into this series. Also, includes the rough draft materials and final official report of completed by John Neville on 15 May 1989.

Box: 1  
Archaeology
1978-1980

Box: 1  
Background for Commemoration
1979-1980

Box: 1  
British Embassy
1982-1984

Box: 1  
British Guest
11-19 July 1984

Box: 1  
Budget
1978-1980

Box: 1  
Commemorative Souvenirs: Coins
1979-1986, undated

Box: 1  
Commemorative Souvenirs: Offers
1978-1980

Box: 1  
Commemorative Souvenirs: Stamps: British Philatelic Bureau
1972-1973, 1980, 1982-1983

Box: 1  
Commemorative Souvenirs: Stamps: Stamp meter logo
1981, 1983-1984

Box: 1  
Commemorative Souvenirs: Stamps: United States Stamps
1980-1986

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Commemorative Events Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Committee Appointments
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Dare County Liaison Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Education Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Elizabeth II (Ship) Subcommittee: News clippings
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Elizabeth II (Ship) Subcommittee: Subcommittee Correspondence
1978-1980

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: General Correspondence
1982-1984

Box: 2  
Committee Correspondence: Jones, H. G. (Chairman of AFHAC): General Correspondence
1977-1984

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Jones, H. G. (Chairman of AFHAC): Quinn, David Beers
1978-1980

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Jones, H. G. (Chairman of AFHAC): Wallis, Helen
1978-1980

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Music Advisory Committee
1983-1984, undated

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: North Carolina Humanities Committee
1976, 1980-1986, undated

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Neville, John
1981, 1986-1987

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Publications Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Regional Liaison Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 3  
Committee Correspondence: Special Activities Subcommittee
1978-1980

Box: 3  
Cronkite, Walter
1983-1984

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Festival (13-14 July 1984), Working File of Historically Speaking
1984, undated

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Festival (13-14 July 1985), Touring Program Grant Evaluation Form
21 June 1985

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Gardens Reception
1983-1984, 1987, undated

Box: 3  
Exhibit Development Meetings (Roanoke Island Voyages, 1584-1587)
October 1983

Box: 4  
Film Production, "Roanoak," (Dry Salvage Film Group)
undated

Box: 4  
Film Project
1978-1980

Box: 4  
Flotilla Events
1983-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Houston-Fearing Project
1978-1980

Box: 4  
License Plate
1978-1980

Box: 4  
"Lost Colony" Drama
1981-1984, 1987, undated

Box: 4  
Manteo Revitalization
1978-1980

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
5 August 1978

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
14 November 1978

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
17-18 August 1979

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
6 November 1979

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
29 February-March 1, 1980

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
27-28 June 1980

Box: 4  
Meetings (Chairman's Records):
19-20 September 1980

Box: 5  
Membership
1977-1980, undated

Box: 5  
Memorabilia from Sir Francis Drake Conference, California
1979

Box: 5  
Memorandums (1984 events)
1982-1984

Box: 5  
Photographs: Elizabeth II Keel
undated

Box: 5  
Photographs: Neville, John (executive director)
undated

Box: 5  
Photographs: Pomeiooc Indian Village Excavation
undated

Box: 5  
Photographs: Signal Fire Commemoration
undated

Box: 5  
Photographs: St. Stephens Baptist Church Parade Float (Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival)
undated

Box: 5  
Photographs: Tree Planting Ceremony (Raleigh, NC)
7 October 1984

Box: 5  
Plaque for Manteo
1984, undated

Box: 5  
Reports: Final Report of AFHAC: Rough Draft Materials
undated

Box: 5  
Reports: Final Report of AFHAC: Final Draft
1989

Box: 5  
Reports: Garret, George, "Living with Elizabethans,"
1985

Box: 5  
Reports: General Assembly
February 1985

Box: 5  
Reports: Kupperman, Dr. Karen, "English Colonists Confront the American Environment,"
undated

Box: 5  
US Senate Joint Resolutions
7-10 March 1983

Correspondences, memorandums, pamphlets, brochures, newsletters, grant applications, and programs covering various celebrations held in honor of the anniversary. Series includes British American Festival, British Library Exhibition, Commission of Indian Affairs, Elizabethan Gardens and Rendezvous Festival, English Speaking Union, and Roanoke Island Historical Association materials.

Box: 1  
British American Festival (Duke University, 2-16 June 1984): Correspondence
1981-1984, undated

Box: 1  
British Library Exhibition (NC Museum of History): Correspondence
1980-1984, undated

Box: 1  
British Library Exhibition (NC Museum of History): Memorandums
1981-1985, undated

Box: 1  
British Library Exhibition (NC Museum of History): Miscellaneous
undated

Box: 2  
Commission on Indian Affairs
1981-1987, undated

Box: 2  
Committee Information and Minutes
1982, undated

Box: 2  
Cultural Events
1980

Box: 2  
Elizabethan Gardens: Correspondence
1980-1987, undated

Box: 2  
Elizabethan Gardens: Publications
undated

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Rendezvous: Correspondence
1981-1984

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Rendezvous: Programs and Brochures
1984

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Rendezvous: Project Description and Proposals
undated

Box: 3  
Elizabethan Rendezvous: Research Materials and Guides
undated

Box: 3  
English Speaking Union: Correspondence
1979-1987, undated

Box: 3  
English Speaking Union: Memorandums
1978, 1980-1987

Box: 3  
English Speaking Union: Miscellaneous
1981, 1983-1984

Box: 3  
Folk life Programs
1980

Box: 3  
Funding and Grant Information
1981, undated

Box: 3  
Holgate, Jeanne: Lecture Transcript on John White Drawings
undated

Box: 3  
Madrigal Groups
1980

Box: 3  
North Carolina Symphony
1980

Box: 3  
Publications
1978-1980, undated

Box: 3  
Public Relations Program
1982, undated

Box: 3  
Roanoke Island Historical Association
1937, 1980-1981

Box: 4  
Shakespeare Festival
1980

Box: 4  
Ship Feasibility Study
1979-1980, undated

Box: 4  
Status Reports
1980

Box: 4  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Multi-image Slide Program
1983-1984

Box: 4  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: "Roanoke" Documentary Film
1980-1982, undated

Box: 4  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: WUNC-TV Chapel Hill Television Project
1981-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Zoological Park (Asheboro)
1985-1987

Correspondences, research reports, grant proposals, legal agreements, summary reports, and memorandums consisting of information on various archaeological projects funded by the committee. Includes information on Algonkian Indians, maritime archaeology, and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

Box: 1  
Albemarle Archaeological Project and Agreement (Survey)
1987, undated

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Watts, Gordon P., Jr.: A Proposal to Search for the Site of Sir Walter Raleigh's Roanoke Colony
undated

Box: 1  
Correspondences
1980-1984, undated

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Algonkian Indians, Correspondence
1980-1985

Box: 3  
Hunter, Marvin R., "A Watery Fate for the Lost Colony,"The State
September 1982

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Archaeological Agreements
1983-1984, 1987, undated

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Green, Paul R.: Archaeology and the Search for the First Carolinians: The Algonkian Indians, working draft
March 1985

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Green, Paul R.: The Carolina Algonkians, second draft
August 1985

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Green, Paul R.: The Carolina Algonkians, final draft
January 1986

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Green, Paul R.: Pomeiooc Site Correspondence
1985-1987

Box: 1  
East Carolina University: Green, Paul R.: Pomeiooc Site Preliminary Report
1986

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Memorandums
1984-1986

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Phelps, David Sutton: Archaeological Salvage of an Ossuary at the Baum Site
October 1980

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Phelps, David Sutton: Archaeology of the Native Americans: The Carolina Algonkians
1983-1984

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Phelps, David Sutton: Archaeology of the Tillet Site: The First Fishing Community at Wanchese, Roanoke Island
1984

Box: 2  
East Carolina University: Underwater Archaeology Program
1983-1987

Box: 2  
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Archaeological Investigations
1983-1984

Box: 3  
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Correspondence
1980-1983, undated

Box: 3  
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Remote Sensing Project
1984

Box: 3  
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site: Resistivity Survey
1984

Box: 3  
Historical Research Report Four Centuries and Roanoke Island: A Legacy of Geographical Change, by Bruce S. Cheeseman
September 1982

Box: 3  
Memorandums
1980, 1982-1985, undated

Box: 3  
Miscellaneous
1981, 1986, undated

Box: 3  
Secotan and Seco Archaeological Search
1980

Newspaper clippings (compiled by a clipping service) which were housed originally in multiple volumes of three-ring binders along with two boxes containing a few magazines and loose newspaper clippings. The original clippings were received from the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where they had been sent for storage once the committee's office in Chapel Hill was closed. The processed materials were sorted and alphabetized by subject matter then pasted on ledger size paper in chronological order and microfilmed. The original clippings were destroyed after microfilming, and are contained on reels S.38.5-7.

Reel: S.38.5  
Archaeology
1981-1986, undated

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: Arrival of the First English Colony in America (Fort Raleigh National Historic Site)
26 June 1985

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: British Library Exhibition at North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh
March 8-June 6, 1985

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: Lighting of the Great Signal Fire to Sir Francis Drake (Hatteras Village)
10 June 1986

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: Tours (England)
April 1984

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: Tours (England)
April-May 1987

Reel: S.38.5  
Commemoration Events: Virginia Dare Birthday
18 August 1987

Reel: S.38.5  
County Commemorative Events: Committee Members
1982

Reel: S.38.5  
County Commemorative Events: County Events
1982-1986

Reel: S.38.5  
General Publicity
1978-1987

Reel: S.38.6  
Elizabethan Gardens
1986

Reel: S.38.6  
Elizabeth II Ship
1979, 1981-1983

Reel: S.38.7  
Elizabeth II Ship
1984-1987

Reel: S.38.7  
Native Americans
1985-1986

Reel: S.38.7  
Princess Anne Visitation
1984

Reel: S.38.7  
Publications
1982-1986, undated

Reel: S.38.7  
Roanoke Mini-Series
1985-1986

Correspondence, speeches, press kits, royal visit information, travel abroad information and other information related to all commemorative events held by AFHAC.

Box: 1  
Commemoration of the First Colony Landing 26 June 1585: General Correspondence
1984-1985

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Invitation to President
1980-1987

Box: 1  
Press Kits
1982-1983

Box: 1  
Commemoration of the First Colony Landing 26 June 1585: Press Kit
1985

Box: 1  
Commemoration of the First Colony Landing 26 June 1585: Speeches
undated

Box: 1  
Drake's Visit (June 10, 1986)
1985-1986, undated

Box: 1  
Elizabethan Gardens Luncheon: General Correspondence
1985-1987, undated

Box: 1  
Elizabethan Gardens Luncheon: Invited Guests
August 1987

Box: 1  
Plymouth, England (TV Coverage Ceremonies)
1983-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Plymouth Historic Plaque
1983, undated

Box: 1  
Royal Visit
1980-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Travel Abroad Planning: Academic Travel Abroad (Martha Henze)
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Travel Abroad Planning: Advisory Committee
1981-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Travel Abroad Planning: British Correspondence
1981-1987

Box: 2  
Travel Abroad Planning: General Correspondence
1986-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Budget and Financial Projections
1987

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Eighty-Second Airborne Division
1985-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Fireworks Display
1987, undated

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): General Correspondence
1987, undated

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Memorial Regatta (Roanoke Island Yacht Club)
15 August 1987

Box: 3  
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): North Carolina Symphony
16 August 1987

Correspondence, licensing agreements, trademark registration, memorandums, and other information concerning the official logo of the America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC).

Box: 1  
Advisory Committee for Sale of Products
1980, 1982-1983, undated

Box: 1  
Agency East: License Agreements
1983, undated

Box: 1  
Agency East: Swearington Correspondence
1983-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Certificate of Registration
1981, 1985

Box: 1  
General Correspondence
1983-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 1  
Licensing Agents Correspondence
1982-1983, undated

Box: 1  
Request for Logo Use: Commercial Use Request
1982-1983, undated

Box: 1  
Request for Logo Use: Non-Commercial Use Request
1981-1985

Box: 1  
Trademark Registration
1980-1985

Box: 1  
Visuals
1983-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 1  
William A. Ries and Associates Advertising
1983, undated

Drawings, state bid information, photographs, slides, correspondence, feasibility reports, contracts, memorandums, and research file concerning the planning, construction, launching, and dedication of Elizabeth II and historic site at Shallowbag Bay in Manteo. Elizabeth II was the brainchild of former Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. that was designed by late William Avery Baker and Stanley Potter. The ship replica was completed in early 1984 by the O. Lie-Nielsen, a shipbuilder located in Rockland, Maine.

Box: 1  
Agreements
1985

Box: 1  
Bid Contracts and Invitation
1982, undated

Box: 1  
Boathouse Construction
1982, undated

Box: 1  
Brochure
undated

Box: 1  
Channel Dredging
1983-1985

Box: 1  
Charlestowne Landing: The Adventure of the Carolinas
1983-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Correspondence: Construction
1980-1982, 1985, undated

Box: 1  
Correspondence: General Correspondence
1978-1983, 1985, undated

Box: 1  
Dedication Ceremony of Keel and Frame
1982, undated

Box: 1  
Description and Illustrations
1984, undated

Box: 1  
East Carolina Report (Horace Whitfield II)
January 1985

Box: 1  
Educational Activities: Subcommittee
1980-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Friends of Elizabeth II
1981-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Golden Hinde: Sir Humphrey Gilbert Quadricentennial
1982, undated

Box: 2  
Historic Site: Office
1982-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Historic Site: Visitor Center Construction
1981-1982

Box: 2  
Launching of Elizabeth II: Fish Fry Guest List
22 November 1983

Box: 2  
Launching of Elizabeth II: General Correspondence
1983

Box: 2  
Launching of Elizabeth II: Publicity for Launch
1983

Box: 2  
Lee-Nielsen, O. (Builder)
1982-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Maritime Preservation Grants Program
1978-1981, undated

Box: 2  
Maryland Dove
1973, 1975, 1977, undated

Box: 2  
Mary Rose Trust (U.K.)
1982-1983, undated

Box: 2  
Mayflower II
undated

Box: 2  
Miscellaneous
1981-1983, 1985-1986, undated

Box: 3  
Photography of Elizabeth II: Bell
1984, undated

Box: 3  
Photography of Elizabeth II: Project
circa 1981-1983

Box: 3  
Plans of Elizabeth II
1981-1982

Box: 3  
Potter, Stanley: Correspondence
1981-1984

Box: 3  
Potter, Stanley: Request for Payments/Expenses
1981-1983

Box: 3  
Research and Feasibility
1981-1982, undated

Box: 3  
Shipbuilders
1981-1982, undated

Box: 3  
Tall Ships
1981-1984, 1986, undated

General correspondence, county correspondence and information, and workshop material related to the committee's work.

Box: 1  
Alamance
1982-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Alexander
1982-1987, undated

Box: 1  
Alleghany
1984, undated

Box: 1  
Anson
1982-1986, undated

Box: 1  
Ashe
1983, 1985

Box: 1  
Avery
1982,1984-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Beaufort
1982-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Bertie
1982-1983, undated

Box: 1  
Bladen
1982-1983, undated

Box: 1  
Brunswick
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Buncombe
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Burke
1982-1985

Box: 1  
Cabarrus
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Caldwell
1982, undated

Box: 1  
Camden
1982-1984

Box: 1  
Carteret
1982-1986, undated

Box: 1  
Caswell
1982-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Catawba
1982-1985, 1987, undated

Box: 1  
Chatham
1982, 1984

Box: 1  
Cherokee
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Chowan
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Clay
1982-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Cleveland
1982-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Columbus
1982, 1984, undated

Box: 1  
Craven
1982-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Cumberland: General Correspondence
1973, 1982-1986, undated

Box: 2  
Cumberland: Fayetteville Little Theater
1973, 1982

Box: 2  
Currituck
1983-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Dare
1981-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 2  
Davidson
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Davie
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Duplin
1982-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Durham
1982-1983, 1985-1986, undated

Box: 2  
Edgecombe
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Forsyth
1982-1986, undated

Box: 2  
Franklin
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Gaston
1982-1986, undated

Box: 2  
Gates
1982-1984, undated

Box: 2  
Graham
1982, 1984, undated

Box: 2  
Granville
1982, 1984-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Greene
1982-1985, undated

Box: 2  
Guilford
1982-1984, 1986-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Halifax
1983-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 3  
Harnett
1984-1985, 1987, undated

Box: 3  
Haywood
1982-1984, 1987

Box: 3  
Henderson
1983-1985

Box: 3  
Hertford
1982-1985, undated

Box: 3  
Hoke
1982

Box: 3  
Hyde
1982-1985

Box: 3  
Iredell
1982-1986, undated

Box: 3  
Jackson
1982-1984

Box: 3  
Johnston
1982-1984

Box: 3  
Jones
1982-1984

Box: 3  
Lee
1982-1983, 1985, undated

Box: 3  
Lenoir
1983-1984, undated

Box: 3  
Lincoln
1982-1984, undated

Box: 3  
Macon
1982, 1984

Box: 3  
Madison
1982, 1984

Box: 3  
Martin
1982, 1984

Box: 3  
McDowell
1982-1985, undated

Box: 3  
Mecklenburg
1982-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Mitchell
1982-1986, undated

Box: 3  
Montgomery
1982-1983

Box: 3  
Moore
1982-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Nash
1982-1985, undated

Box: 3  
New Hanover
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Northampton
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Onslow: General Correspondence
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Onslow: "Seminar on Onslow County History,"
1982

Box: 4  
Orange
1982-1986, undated

Box: 4  
Pamlico
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Pasquotank: General Correspondence
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Pasquotank: Salmons Teacher's Guide
1984

Box: 4  
Pender
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Perquimans
1982-1986, undated

Box: 4  
Person
1982, 1984

Box: 4  
Pitt: General Correspondence
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Pitt: East Carolina Meeting Materials
undated

Box: 4  
Polk
1982-1984

Box: 4  
Randolph
1982-1987, undated

Box: 4  
Richmond
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Robeson
1982-1983, 1986, undated

Box: 4  
Rockingham
1982-1985

Box: 4  
Rowan
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Rutherford
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Sampson
1984-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Scotland
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Stanly
1982-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 4  
Stokes
1982-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 4  
Surry
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Swain
1982-1984, undated

Box: 4  
Transylvania
1982, 1984, undated

Box: 4  
Tyrrell
1983-1986

Box: 4  
Union
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Vance
1982-1984

Box: 4  
Wake: General Correspondence
1973, 1976, 1981-1986, undated

Box: 4  
Wake: Raleigh Committee for the Celebration of the Roanoke Voyage
1984, undated

Box: 4  
Warren
1982-1985

Box: 4  
Washington
1982-1984, 1986, undated

Box: 4  
Watauga
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Wayne: General Correspondence
1982-1987, undated

Box: 4  
Wayne: Goldsboro City Schools Lesson Plan
1986

Box: 4  
Wilkes
1983-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Wilson
1982-1985, undated

Box: 4  
Yadkin
1982-1987, undated

Box: 4  
Yancey
1982, 1984

Correspondence and memorandums from various state agencies, committee members, as well as correspondence with various offices and agencies in Great Britain (about royal visits and museum exhibitions). Also includes correspondence concerning book and pamphlet contract agreements.

114  
Books

Box: 1  
Armitage, Christopher: <emph render="underline">Sir Walter Raleigh Bibliography</emph>
1983-1987, undated
Box: 1  
Hulton, Paul: <emph render="underline">The John White Drawings</emph>
1981-1983
Box: 1  
Phelps, David: <emph render="underline">The Carolina Algonkians</emph>
1983
Box: 1  
Quinn, David Beers: <emph render="underline">The First English Colonies in America</emph>
1982-1983
Box: 1  
Quinn, David Beers: <emph render="underline">Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606</emph>
1982-1985, undated
Box: 1  
Stick, David: Roanoke Island: <emph render="underline">The Beginning of English America</emph>
1981-1984, undated

115  
Correspondence

Box: 1  
Basnight, Marc
1980, 1982-1983, 1985
Box: 1  
Bicton Park (Sandra George, Public Relations Officier)
1982-1984
Box: 1  
Bone, John S.
1981, 1983
Box: 1  
Brave New World Conference
1978-1979
Box: 1  
British Liaison
1978, 1981-1985, 1987, undated
Box: 1  
Creber, Goodrich (Devon County Council, England)
1981, 1983
Box: 1  
Dorsey, Patricia
1985
Box: 1  
East Devon District Council
1981-1983
Box: 1  
Exeter Cathedral (Very Rt. Rev. Richard Eyre)
1983-1984
Box: 1  
Gallop, S. Clyde
1984
Box: 1  
Gilbert, Mrs. Walter Raleigh
1976, 1981-1986
Box: 1  
Goddard, Rev. Canon Paul
1981-1983
Box: 1  
Green, Paul
1981
Box: 1  
Griffith, Andy
1981-1985, undated
Box: 2  
Grimsley, Joseph W.
1980-1982
Box: 2  
Harmon, Carolyn
1982-1983
Box: 2  
Hodgkins, Sarah W.
1980-1984, undated
Box: 2  
Hunt, James B., Jr.
1981-1984, undated
Box: 2  
Jones, H. G.
1978, 1980-1982, 1984-1987
Box: 2  
Kennedy, John P., Jr.
1982-1984, 1986-1987,
Box: 2  
Kirkham, Reverend (Lord Bishop of Sherborne)
1980-1983, undated
Box: 2  
Martin, James G. (Governor)
1985-1986, undated
Box: 2  
Mathews, Roger (Mayor of Plymouth, England)
1981, 1983-1986,
Box: 2  
Mayflower Tapestry Library (Tom Mohr)
1980-1983, undated
Box: 2  
Morrison, Emma Neal
1980-1983
Box: 3  
Oriel College (Sir Zelman Cowen, Provost)
Box: 3  
Owens, Robert V.
1982-1984, 1986
Box: 3  
Paschal, Herbert R.
1980-1983, 1985, undated
Box: 3  
Powell, William S.
1981-1987, undated
Box: 3  
Preyer, Richardson
1981-1984, undated
Box: 3  
Publications Subcommittee
1979-1987, 1989, undated
Box: 4  
Sherborne Castle (Simon Wingfield Digby)
1982-1985
Box: 4  
Smy, Andrew F. (Director of Devon Tourism)
1981-1983
Box: 4  
Stick, David
1979-1985, undated
Box: 4  
Wade, Charles B., Jr.
1980-1985, 1987, undated
Box: 4  
Wallis, Dr. Helen (Dir. Of British Library Map Collection)
1981-1984, 1987, undated
Box: 4  
Warren, Lindsay C., Jr.
1981-1984
Box: 5  
Warren, Lindsay C., Jr.
1985-1987, undated
Box: 5  
Wilson IV, John B.
1980-1984, 1986, undated
Box: 5  
Winberry, Charles
1980-1984
Box: 5  
Winslow, J. Emmet
1980-1981, undated
Box: 5  
Young, Dr. Joyce (University of Exter History Dept.)
1981-1984

116  
Memorandums

Box: 5  
Commission Members
1981-1987
Box: 5  
Dorsey, Patricia (Secretary of Cultural Resources)
1984-1987, undated
Box: 6  
Hodgkins, Sarah W.
1981-1984
Box: 6  
Warren, Lindsay C., Jr.
1983-1984
Box: 6  
Winslow, Lucille
1981-1983

117  
Pamphlets

Box: 6  
Arner, Robert D.: "The Roanoke Voyages in Literature,"
1978, 1982-1985
Box: 6  
Cumming, William B.: "Cartography of Coastal Carolina,"
1982, 1987
Box: 6  
General Correspondence
1981-1983, undated
Box: 6  
Harrington, J. C.: "Archaeology and the Enigma of Fort Raleigh,"
1982-1984
Box: 6  
Hoffman, Paul E.: "Spain and the Raleigh Colonies,"
1983-1984, 1986
Box: 6  
Humber, John L.: "Preparations for the Voyage,"
1982, 1984, 1986-1987
Box: 6  
Miller, Helen Hill: "Passage to America: How Colonists Reached Roanoke,"
1982-1983, 1986
Box: 6  
Powell, William S.: "Poetry About Virginia Dare and Related Subjects,"
1982, undated
Box: 6  
Quinn, David Beers: "The Lost Colonists, Their Fortune and Probable Fate?,"
1982, 1984
Box: 6  
Shirley, John W.: "Sir Walter Raleigh and the New World,"
1982-1983, 1985-1987
Box: 6  
Youings, Joyce: "Raleigh Country,"
1983, 1986-1987

Minutes and attachments concerning the committee (and the earlier version of the committee) and the nonprofit corporation. Includes also financial information and monthly status reports. The bound original minutes of the America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC) from August 1978 thru September 1980 and American Quadricentennial Corporation (AQC) from November 1978 thru July 1981 were received from former chairman and president, H. G. Jones to William S. Powell on 6 February 1981. Both the AFHAC and AQC held jointly meetings throughout North Carolina; therefore it is necessary to file both together in chronological order. The anniversary celebration ended officially with Virginia Dare Birthday celebration in Manteo on 18 August 1987 and AQC dissolved in December 1987.

118  
AFHAC Minutes

Box: 1  
Manteo
5 August 1978
Box: 1  
Raleigh
14 November 1978
Box: 1  
Manteo
17-18 August 1979
Box: 1  
Raleigh
6 November 1979
Box: 1  
Chapel Hill
29 February-1 March 1980
Box: 1  
Manteo
27-28 June 1980
Box: 1  
Manteo
19-20 September 1980
Box: 2  
Greenville
16-17 January 1981
Box: 2  
Raleigh
26-27 March 1981
Box: 2  
Manteo
10-11 July 1981
Box: 2  
Raleigh
9-10 October 1981
Box: 2  
Raleigh
22-23 January 1982
Box: 2  
Kill Devil Hills
11-12 June 1982
Box: 2  
Raleigh
5 August 1982
Box: 2  
Winston-Salem
3 December 1982
Box: 2  
Charlotte
18-19 March 1983
Box: 2  
Nags Head
17-18 June 1983
Box: 2  
Goldsboro
8-9 September 1983
Box: 2  
Raleigh
2-3 December 1983
Box: 2  
Raleigh
24 August 1984
Box: 2  
Manteo
29 September 1984
Box: 2  
Manteo
22 February 1985
Box: 2  
Raleigh
13 September 1985
Box: 2  
Raleigh
14 February 1986
Box: 2  
Raleigh
28 August 1986

119  
AQC Minutes

Box: 1  
Chapel Hill
1 November 1978
Box: 1  
Raleigh
14 November 1978
Box: 1  
Manteo
17 August 1979
Box: 1  
Raleigh
6 November 1979
Box: 1  
Chapel Hill
1 March 1980
Box: 1  
Manteo
27-28 June, 1980
Box: 1  
Manteo
19-20 September 1980
Box: 1  
Greenville
17 January 1981
Box: 1  
Raleigh
27 March 1981
Box: 1  
Manteo
11 July 1981
Box: 2  
Raleigh
23 January 1982
Box: 2  
Raleigh
4 May 1982
Box: 2  
Kill Devil Hills
12 June 1982
Box: 2  
Charlotte
19 March 1983
Box: 2  
Raleigh
20 April 1983
Box: 2  
Nags Head
18 June 1983
Box: 2  
Goldsboro
9 September 1983
Box: 2  
Greensboro
3 December 1984
Box: 2  
Manteo
22 February 1985
Box: 2  
Raleigh
8 December 1987

120  
Status Reports

Box: 2  
January 1980
January 1980
Box: 2  
January 1981
January 1981
Box: 2  
June-December 1982
June-December 1982
Box: 2  
January-December, 1983-1986
January-December, 1983-1986
Box: 2  
January-June 1987
January-June 1987

Correspondence, tax information, articles of incorporation, audit reports, minutes, prospectus, news clippings, questionnaire, committee information, memorandums, fundraising information, and membership information for the non-profit organization responsible for handling of all governmental and corporate grant funding as well as general public fundraising to support America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC) objectives. This series was created from records found during move at old Capital Visitor Center file room in June 2004 and several files of H. G. Jones from Chapel Hill in 2005.

Box: 1  
Advisory Committee Questionnaire
1982

Box: 1  
Articles of Incorporation
1978-1981

Box: 1  
Audit Reports
1982-1986

Box: 1  
Budget Report (Estimated)
1982-1987

Box: 1  
Committee Activities
undated

Box: 1  
Committee Information
1979, 1984-1985, undated

Box: 1  
Correspondence: Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co.
1985

Box: 1  
Correspondence: deRossett, Anne (personal)
1983-1986,

Box: 1  
Correspondence: Fundraising (Anne deRossett)
1981-1982

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Fundraising (Anne deRossett)
1983-1987

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Macamor Foundation (Rocky Mount, NC)
1981-1982

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
1982

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Membership
1980-1982, undated

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Warren, Lindsey
1981-1987

Box: 2  
Correspondence: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc.
1981-1985, undated

Box: 3  
Financial Statements
1981-1986

Box: 3  
Fundraising Campaign Information
1981-1985, undated

Box: 3  
Fundraising Luncheon: Charlotte
22 November 1982

Box: 3  
Fundraising Luncheon: North Wilkesboro
25 April 1983

Box: 3  
Inventory of AQC
1982, 1987

Box: 3  
Memorandums
1979, 1981-1986

Box: 3  
Minutes of First Meeting
1 November 1978

Box: 3  
Minutes (Miscellaneous)
1982-1983, undated

Box: 4  
News Clippings
1978-1980

Box: 4  
Prospectus
1981, undated

Box: 4  
Solicitation License Information
1981-1987

Box: 4  
Status Reports
1979, 1982-1984, undated

Souvenir program, booklets, historical publications, magazine articles, brochures, miscellaneous programs, newsletters, and tour information pertaining to various programs and activities of America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC) in state, national, and international publications. This series was created from materials gleaned from news clippings file; loose materials transferred 21 April 1988; and materials found in old capital visitor center 2007.

Box: 1  
America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Handbook, (souvenir program)
1984

Box: 1  
Booklets
1982-1987, undated

Box: 1  
Carolina Comments
1983-1986

Box: 1  
Cumming, William P., Mapping the North Carolina Coast
1988

Box: 1  
First Day Covers
13 July 1984

Box: 1  
Friends of Elizabeth II Newsletter
1982-1984, 1986-1987

Box: 1  
Historic Sites
1983-1984, undated

Box: 1  
Invitations
1982-1987, undated

Box: 1  
Magazine Articles
1982-1983

Box: 2  
Magazine Articles
1984-1987, undated

Box: 2  
Native Americans
1986, undated

Box: 2  
Newsletters (Miscellaneous)
1982-1987

Box: 2  
Operation Raleigh
1984-1988

Box: 2  
Press Releases
1984-1987

Box: 2  
Programs and Brochures
1982-1985

Box: 3  
Programs and Brochures
1986-1987, undated

Box: 3  
Public Documents (Brochures and Posters)
1983-1987

Box: 3  
Publications: Publishing Company Information
1983-1984, undated

Box: 3  
Publications: Quadricentennial News
1981-1986

Box: 3  
Publications: Raleigh and Roanoke: The British Library Exhibit, (NC Museum catalog)
1985

Box: 3  
Publications: Raleigh and Quinn: The Explorer and His Boswell, Edited by H. G. Jones
1987

Box: 3  
Publications: Telephone Directory Covers (Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co.)
1984-1985

Box: 3  
Publications: Tours Information
1985, 1987

Box: 1  
"Lost Colony" Production Materials
1983, 1985-1987

Audio-visual materials created in support of the activities of the America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee (AFHAC).

122  
Photographs to Slides

Box: 1  
Virginia Dare Four Hundredth Birthday Commemoration
August 1987
Box: 1  
Box: 3  
Slides, Miscellaneous Subjects: White, John, Watercolors -- Slide Program Series I (1-59)
Box: 1  
Virginia Dare Four Hundredth Birthday Commemoration
August 1987
Box: 1  
Box: 4  
Slides, Miscellaneous Subjects: Slide Program Series, Part I (60-90) -- Slide Series, Part II (1-25)
Box: 1  
Postcard (linen), Waterside Theatre, Roanoke Island
undated
Box: 1  
Slide Program Transcription
undated
Box: 1  
Box: 2  
Slides, Miscellaneous Subjects: Fort Raleigh -- White, John, Watercolors
Box: 1  
Box: 1  
Slides, Miscellaneous Subjects: Anniversary Cake -- Elizabeth II: Events and Celebrations
Box: 1  
"Raleigh and His Visions" Flower Show at NC Museum of History
March 1985

123  
Tape Recordings

Box: 2  
Item: 1  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part I)
27-28 June 1980
Box: 2  
Item: 13  
Lecture Recordings, Dr. Crellin's Symposium on "Elizabethan...Knowledge
14 March 1985
Box: 2  
Item: 2  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part II)
27-28 June 1980
Box: 2  
Item: 3  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part I)
22 January 1982
Box: 2  
Item: 4  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part II)
22 January 1982
Box: 2  
Item: 5  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part I)
29 September 1984
Box: 2  
Item: 6  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part II)
29 September 1984
Box: 2  
Item: 7  
AFHAC Committee Meeting Recording (Part III)
29 September 1984
Box: 2  
Item: 8  
Lecture Recordings, Kupperman
undated
Box: 2  
Item: 9  
Lecture Recordings, Presentation on Elizabeth II Shipbuilding by Stanley Potter
1981
Box: 2  
Item: 10  
Lecture Recordings, Bill Powell (side one) and George Garrett (side two)
1985
Box: 2  
Item: 11  
Lecture Recordings, Jeanne Holgate and last part of Helen Wallis talk
11 March 1985
Box: 2  
Item: 12  
Lecture Recordings, Horace Whitfield
13 March 1985
Box: 2  
Item: 14  
Lecture Recordings, Helen Wallis and Peter Barger
8 March 1985
Box: 2  
Item: 15  
Lecture Recordings, Helen Wallis
11 March 1985
Box: 2  
Item: 16  
Lecture Recordings, Unidentified Recordings
Box: 2  
Item: 17  
Lecture Recordings, Unidentified Recordings