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North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources Recreation Commission, Recreation Commission Files


Since its inception in June 1943, the Recreation Commission has provided for the recreational needs of the state, maintained a clearinghouse of recreational ideas, and provided consulting services for recreation opportunities throughout North Carolina. Contains correspondence, reports, agendas, photographs, news clippings, minutes, biographical sketches of commission members and other materials pertaining to commission activities from 1944 to 1980.

Title

North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources Recreation Commission, Recreation Commission Files

Collection Number

MARS ID 85.6.

Date(s)

1944-1980

Language

English

Physical Description
3.0 fibredex boxes
(approximately 1 cubic foot)
Physical Description
Cubic feet
1.00
Fibredex boxes
3.00
Abstract

Since its inception in June 1943, the Recreation Commission has provided for the recreational needs of the state, maintained a clearinghouse of recreational ideas, and provided consulting services for recreation opportunities throughout North Carolina. Contains correspondence, reports, agendas, photographs, news clippings, minutes, biographical sketches of commission members and other materials pertaining to commission activities from 1944 to 1980.

Creator

North Carolina. Department of Natural and Economic Resources

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


The series is arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically. The Correspondence subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent and then chronologically.


Available for research


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by 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 the materials.


Processed by David Chiswell 2012 September.


Under special emergency war powers legislation, the General Assembly of 1943 granted the governor authority to establish a recreation committee to address the state's lack of recreational opportunities for both civilians and persons in the armed services. This committee effectively demonstrated the need of a permanent commission to establish and promote recreational standards throughout the state. In response, teh General Assembly of 1945 established the North Carolina Recreation Commission to accept grants from the federal program, and to administer all available funds for such purposes. The commission was empowered to appoint an executive director approved by the governor, and a staff to assist in the following duties: gathering and disseminating information on recreation; cooperating with local, state, and federal agencies; and recruiting and training recreation workers. The commission was to consist of seven members appointed by the governor to six year terms, after initial staggered terms. Serving ex-officio were: the director of the Department of Conservation and Development, the superintendent of public instruction, the commissioner of public welfare, and the governor. The commission was empowered to employ an excecutive director approved by the governor. the legislature also named an auxiliary body to the commission, the Advisory Recreation Committee, to be composed of gubernatorial appointees representing various recreational groups throughout the state. (Guide to Research Materials in the North Carolina State Archives: State Agency Records)


[Identification of item] MARS 85.6, North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources Recreation Commission, Recreation Commission Files, 1944-1974, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA


Transferred from the agency to the State Record Center 1974 August.


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, which attest to the role of the commission in providing for the recreational needs of the State.

Minutes and Agenda, November 1944- April 1974 are on microfilm Call Number S101.N and available in the microfilm room.


Record Series 2552


Box: 1  
Advisory Committee, Minutes
1948-1964

Box: 1  
Advisory Committee, Reports, undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Andrews, Ralph J.
1959 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Bell, Quentin
1971-1972

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: DeGroat, Eric
1964 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Erwin, Dr. Clyde A.
1945, 1949, 1952

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Harris, R.J.
1969-1971

Box: 1  
Commission Correpsondence: Hinkle, Donald G.
1970

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Hubbard, Reverend Charles S.
1950-1973

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Kennedy, W. J.
1946-1955 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Matheson, Beth
1952-1955 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: McCullers, Charles L.
1951-1958

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: McMillan, R. L.
1948-1956

745  
Commission Correspondence: McMillan, Dr. Roscoe
1956

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Meyer, Dr. Harold D.
1948-1973 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Milgrom, Henry
1951-1964 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Newitt, John G.
1946, 1951

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Parrish, Max A.
1949, 1958 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Pointer, Jack L.
1969-1980

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Presley, Harriet
1956-1969

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Purcell, Gus
1964, 1966

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Robinson, Leonard
1964-1970

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Stevens, James S,. Jr.
1969-1974

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Tippett, Wallace C.
1965-1969 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Watkins, Red
1962-1963

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Weatherford, Allen Ericson
1950-1966 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: West, William L., Jr.
1962-1965 and undated

Box: 1  
Commission Correspondence: Woodhouse, Edwin W.
1963-1966 and undated