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Finding Aid of America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee Record Group, MARS ID 198

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Title
America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee Record Group
Call Number
MARS ID 198
Creator
North Carolina. America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee.
Date
1937, 1972-1987, undated
Extent
40.00 boxes, 3.00 reels
Language
English
Repository
State Archives of North Carolina

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Historical note

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commission's ex officio members were to include North Carolina's entire delegation to Congress.In 1973 the legislature repealed the resolution creating the anniversary commission and established America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee in its place.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.

Contents of the Collection

1. Exhibit and Festival Correspondence,1972-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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
Box 5

2. Celebrations File,1937, 1978-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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 1
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 2
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 3
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
Box 4

3. Archaeological File,1980-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

Albemarle Archaeological Project and Agreement (Survey),1987, undated
Box 1
East Carolina University: Watts, Gordon P., Jr.: A Proposal to Search for the Site of Sir Walter Raleigh's Roanoke Colony,undated
Box 2
Correspondences,1980-1984, undated
Box 1
East Carolina University: Algonkian Indians, Correspondence,1980-1985
Box 1
Hunter, Marvin R., "A Watery Fate for the Lost Colony,"The State,September 1982
Box 3
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 1
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 2
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
Box 3

4. Newspaper Clippings File,1978-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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.38.5
Elizabethan Gardens,1986
Reel S.38.6
Elizabeth II Ship,1979, 1981-1983
Reel S.38.6
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
Reel S.38.7

5. Commemorative Events File,1980-1987

Scope and Contents note:

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

Commemoration of the First Colony Landing 26 June 1585: General Correspondence,1984-1985
Box 1
Virginia Dare's Four Hundredth Birthday (18 August 1987): Invitation to President,1980-1987
Box 3
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 1
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 2
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
Box 3

6. Logo File,1980-1986, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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

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
Box 1

7. Elizabeth II,1973, 1975, 1978-1986

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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 1
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 2
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
Box 3

8. Assistant Director's Office County File,1973, 1976, 1981-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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

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 1
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 2
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 3
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
Box 4

9. Correspondence File,1976-1987

Scope and Contents note:

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.

Books

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
Box 1

Correspondence

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 1
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 2
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 3
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 4
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
Box 5

Memorandums

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

Pamphlets

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
Box 6

10. Minutes File,1978-1987

Scope and Contents note:

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.

AFHAC Minutes

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 1
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
Box 2

AQC Minutes

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 1
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
Box 2

Status Reports

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
Box 2

11. American Quadricentennial Corporation,1978-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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 1
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 2
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 3
News Clippings,1978-1980
Box 4
Prospectus,1981, undated
Box 4
Solicitation License Information,1981-1987
Box 4
Status Reports,1979, 1982-1984, undated
Box 4

12. Publications File,1981-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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.

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 1
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 2
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 3
"Lost Colony" Production Materials,1983, 1985-1987
Box 1

13. Iconographic Collection, 1980-1987, undated

Scope and Contents note:

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

Photographs to Slides

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

Tape Recordings

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

Subject Headings

  • 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
  • Processing Information

  • Processed by David B. Chiswell, September 2008;
  • Finding Aid by David B. Chiswell, January 2009;
  • Encoded by Aaron Cusick, June 2013