Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, ORG.5285

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Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, ORG.5285

Abstract

The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) was organized in fall 1994 to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses and maritime history of North Carolina and to work with the National Park Service and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts, and records of the United States Lighthouse Service. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, 1994-2018, contains correspondence, board meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership records, papers related to annual Keepers' Weekends and other planned events, grants, and copies of the group's newsletter, "Lighthouse News."

Descriptive Summary

Title
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records
Call Number
ORG.5285
Creator
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
Date
1994-2018
Extent
1.60 cubic feet
Language
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.Copyri

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], ORG.5285, Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Records, 1994-2018, contains correspondence from various OBLHS presidents, board meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, membership records, materials related to the annual Keepers' Weekend and other planned events, grants, and copies of the society's newsletter, "Lighthouse News."

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into five series: By-Laws/Incorporation, Correspondence, Awards/Accomplishments, Business/Financial, and Projects.

Biographical/Historical

Bruce Roberts and his wife, Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, founded the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society (OBLHS) in 1994. The society's mission is to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses and maritime history of North Carolina and to work with the National Park Service and other agencies, both government and non-profit groups, to achieve the safekeeping of the buildings, artifacts, and records of the United States Lighthouse Service (also historically referred to as the Lighthouse Establishment, Lighthouse Board, and Bureau of Lighthouses). The society has published two books on lighthouse keepers' families and assisted with several initiatives connected with extant North Carolina lighthouses, such as the relocation of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the transfer of ownership of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse to the Outer Banks Conservationists. As of 2018, the group still exists and meets regularly.

Contents of the Collection

1. Finding Aid

2. By-Laws/Incorporation, 1995-2017

By-Laws and Amendments through 2017, Copy of Membership Certificate and Membership Card Issued to New Members, 2017
Box 1
Articles of Incorporation and All Updates or Changes, 1995
Box 1

3. Correspondence, 1996-2016

Correspondence to Various Presidents and Board Members Concerning the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, 1996-2016
Box 1

4. Awards and Accomplishments, 2006-2013

Awards from Chicamacomico for "American Heroes Day," Volunteers-In-Parks FY2012, 2006-2013
Box 1
Listing of the Accomplishments of the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society
Box 1

5. Business/Financial, 1996-2018

Internal Revenue Service Tax Exempt Status, Financial Statements, Membership Deposits, 1996
Box 1
Income Tax Return, 2000
Box 1
Financial Records, 1998-2016
Box 1
Board of Directors Lists, 1996-2018
Box 1
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1996-2005
Box 1
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 2006-2018
Box 1

6. Projects, 1994-2016

Keepers' Weekend, 1996-2015
Box 2
Rare Outer Banks Documents of Lifesaving Stations and Lighthouses Discovered On the West Coast
Box 2
Celebrating 200 Years of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, 18 October 2003
Box 2
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Descendants Weekend, 4-6 May 2004
Box 2
10th Anniversary of the Cape Hatteras Move, 2 October 2009
Box 2
Bodie Island Restoration Climb, 5 March 2010
Box 2
Bodie Island Lighthouse Relighting Ceremony, 18 April 2013
Box 2
Bodie Island Lighthouse Descendants Homecoming, 18-20 October 2013
Box 2
Hatteras Island Ocean Center Display, 5 May 2014
Box 2
Dedication of the Keepers of the Light Amphitheater, 7 November 2015
Box 2
Student's Lighthouse Travel Grant Awards, 2014-2015
Box 2
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Brochures
Box 2
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Lighthouse News Publication, Digital Copy, 1994-2016
Box 2
Outer Banks Lighthouse Society Lighthouse Updates
Box 2
Genealogical Charts of Lighthouse Keepers' Descendants, 2013
Box Oversize Box 1

Subject Headings

  • Bodie Island Lighthouse (N.C.)
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (N.C.)
  • United States--Lighthouse Service
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--History--20th century
  • Lighthouses--North Carolina--History--21st century
  • Lighthouses--Societies, etc.
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by the Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, March 2018.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Judy L. Moon, OBHC volunteer, August 2018.