David Stick Papers, PC.5001

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David Stick Papers, PC.5001

Abstract

David Stick was an author, historian, researcher, realtor, real estate speculator, philanthropist, and public figure active on the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the 1930s to the late 2000s. He spent his life accumulating a massive library of monographs, serials, maps, and manuscript materials which became the founding collection of the Outer Banks History Center in 1986. Stick, along with his father, Frank Stick, are were influential figures in Outer Banks history, and they were involved with numerous major developments in the area, such as the creation and preservation of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the development of the town of Southern Shores, the passage of the Coastal Area Management Act, and the erection of milepost markers along NC Highway 12 in Dare County. Stick was heavily involved in dozens of organizations and agencies based on the Outer Banks, including the Dare County Tourist Bureau, Outer Banks Community Foundation, and Coastal Resources Commission. The David Stick Papers, circa 1750-2009 and undated, contains materials related to the organizations and agencies with which Stick was affiliated, drafts and publication information related to his various writing projects, personal and family papers, business records, research files, and photographs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
David Stick Papers
Call Number
PC.5001
Creator
Stick, David, 1919-2009
Date
circa 1750-2009 and undated
Extent
155.50 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research. Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact the Outer Banks History Center for more information.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5001, David Stick Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The David Stick Papers, circa 1750-2009 and undated, contains correspondence, meeting minutes, ephemera, personal papers, financial records, audiovisual materials, photographs, and maps created or collected by Stick over the course of his life. Materials are arranged into six series: Organizations and Agencies, 1930-2009 and undated; Writings, 1813-2009 and undated; Personal Papers, 1907-2009 and undated; Business Papers, 1910-1997 and undated; Research Files, circa 1750-2007 and undated; and Photographs, 1909-2008 and undated.

In some cases, materials related to a particular subject or entity appear in multiple series, and descriptive notes have been added to indicate this. Generally, researchers should review the entire finding aid when attempting to locate relevant material on any one topic.

Arrangement Note

Original order and original folder titles have been retained when possible. Stick's original folder numbers have not been retained. Arrangement differs by series and subseries but is usually alphabetical or chronological.

Biographical/Historical

David Stick was born 21 December 1919 in Interlaken, New Jersey, to Frank Leonard Stick (1884-1966) and Ada Maud Hayes Stick (1889-1972). He had one older sister, Charlotte Stick McMullan (1909-1969). He was educated in the public school system of Asbury Park, New Jersey, before moving to Skyco on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, with his family in 1929. He finished his primary education at Manteo Public Schools and attended Elizabeth City High School, graduating in 1936. While at Elizabeth City High School he edited the student newspaper, He wrote his first column for the at age 15 and served as the Dare County Bureau Manager for the in his late teens. After graduation, Stick attended Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, Vermont, for one year before returning to North Carolina to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He quit college in 1938 and never obtained a degree.

Stick's early career was spent as a freelance writer, contributing articles to newspapers such as and He served as a combat correspondent for the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1945. From 1945 to 1947, he served as associate editor for . In 1948, he focused his writing efforts on books, publishing his first book, , in 1949. A full list of both published and unpublished books written by Stick can be found in a separate note in this finding aid.

Stick engaged in a variety of professional projects over the course of his life. He became the first licensed realtor on the Outer Banks in 1947 and remained active in the real estate field for the duration of his career. He served in founding and/or leadership roles in Kitty Hawk Enterprises, St. John Land Company (based in the U.S. Virgin Islands), Southern Shores Realty Company, Kitty Hawk Land Company, Outer Banks Contractors Inc., and Southern Shores Motor Lodge Inc. Stick was influential in developing the town of Southern Shores, which began as a planned community. He would eventually serve as the town's first mayor. From 1949 to 1953 he operated a craft shop, Kitty Hawk Craft Shop, with his wife. Stick was also active as a book dealer, operating North Carolina Books from 1962 to 1972. He used the proceeds from his book business to fund acquisitions for his research library. In 1976, he sold all his remaining business interests and retired.

Stick was also involved in numerous organizations, associations, and civic groups on the Outer Banks. He was involved with many groups from the time of their founding, including the Dare County Tourist Bureau, Outer Banks Recreation Association, Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, and Dare County Erosion Control Board. He was a co-founder and president of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, and his personal library and papers formed the basis of the collections of the Outer Banks History Center in 1987. Stick also served on a number of commissions and committees at the state level, including the Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, Carolina Charter Corporation, Governor's Commission on Library Resources, North Carolinians for Better Libraries, North Carolina Marine Science Council, Americas 400 Anniversary Committee, North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission, and Historical Society of North Carolina. In addition to serving as mayor of Southern Shores, he was also elected to the Dare County Board of Commissioners and chaired the board from 1958 to 1962. He received numerous awards and recognitions, including the University of North Carolina's Distinguished Alumni Award (1982), North Caroliniana Society Award (1987), and the Order of the Longleaf Pine (1996).

Stick married Phyllis Stapells in 1948, whom he eventually divorced. The couple had three children: Michael Alan (born 2 June 1954), Gregory (born 23 October 1955), and Timothy Bryan (born 26 May 1958). Stick died in 2009 at the age of 89.



, Dare Press, 1948.
UNC Press, 1952.
, UNC Press, 1958.
(with Bruce Roberts), Heritage, 1964.
, NC Division of Archives and History, 1970.
, Donning, 1976.
, NC Division of Archives and History, 1980.
, UNC Press, 1981.
, UNC Press, 1983.
, Broadfoot, 1985.
Gresham, 1987.
, UNC Press, 1998.








Contents of the Collection

1. Organizations and Agencies, 1930-2009 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Organizations and Agencies series, 1930-2009 and undated, contains records collected by David Stick related to various organizations, committees, and agencies with which he was affiliated or in which he had a specific interest. Many of the organizations in this series were founded or co-founded by Stick, and he operated in an advisory or ex-officio role in many others. In most cases, the material in this series dates from Stick's direct involvement with the organization in question; records created by an active organization after his departure are generally scant or nonexistent. Specific content varies by subseries, but documents in this series largely comprise meeting minutes and agendas; correspondence between Stick and other members of the organization, as well as third party contacts; programs, flyers, and other ephemera created for events organized by the group; foundational and administrative records, such as bylaws, articles of incorporation, and tax documents; financial records such as budgets and treasurer's reports; copies of bills and other legislative documents created by the North Carolina General Assembly or United States Congress affecting the organization; and reports and publications. Please see subseries-level descriptive notes for more information on each organization and the materials related to it. For additional material (clippings) on many of the organizations in this series, see the Clippings subseries of the Research Files series. For copies of speeches and related material associated with speaking events at which Stick appeared on behalf of some organizations in this series, see the Speeches and Speaking Engagements subseries of the Writings series.

America's 400th Anniversary Committee (AFHAC), 1955-1989 and undated (bulk 1978-1987) 1978-1987

Scope and Content:

America's 400 anniversary was observed in North Carolina from 1984 to 1987, commemorating the quadricentennial of the attempts by Sir Walter Raleigh to colonize what are now the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A statewide committee was appointed to plan and oversee the anniversary events, and David Stick served on the committee. This subseries contains Stick's personal copies of the committee's records, including letters and memoranda between committee members and various related organizations and individuals; information regarding publications and creative works written for the event; records of archeological explorations conducted under the auspices of the anniversary; event programs, brochures, pamphlets, invitations, and other ephemera related to the celebrations; and reports, financial documents, budgets, membership rosters, and other records created by the committee.

Bed and Breakfast Bill, 1983
Box 1
Budgets, 1979-1983
Box 1
British-American Festival, 1978-1984
Box 1
Commemorative Events - Miscellaneous, 1980-1984
Box 1
Commemorative Events - Dare County, 1980-1986
Box 1
Commemorative Products, 1980-1984
Box 1
County Committees - Dare County, 1980-1985
Box 1
County Committees - Miscellaneous, 1981-1986
Box 1
Educational Programs, 1982-1985
Box 2
Endorsed and Sanctioned Activities, 1980-1984
Box 2
England, Activities In, 1981-1987
Box 2
Executive Committee, 1982
Box 2
Executive Director's Reports, 1984-1985
Box 2
Exhibitions: Raleigh and Roanoke, 1980-1985
Box 2
Exhibitions: This Sceptered Isle, 1986
Box 2
Finances, 1981-1984
Box 2
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, 1974-1979
Box 2
From Devon to Dare - Album, 1983
Box 2
Governor's Business Council, 1978-1980
Box 2
Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism, 1984
Box 2
Green, Paul, 1978-1981
Box 2
Indian Activities and Issues, 1981-1986
Box 2
Jones, H.G., 1979-1980
Box 2
Logo & Seal, 1980
Box 2
Lost Roanoke Colony Script, 1979
Box 2
Manteo Committee, 1980
Box 2
Manteo, Town of, 1980-1981
Box 3
Members, 1978-1984
Box 3
Miscellaneous, 1980-1984
Box 3
Neville, John, 1980-1987
Box 3
Operation Raleigh, 1984-1985
Box 3
Organizational and Background Material, 1978-1980 and undated
Box 3
Priority Poll of Members, 1980
Box 3
Public Relations, 1982-1986
Box 3
Quadricentennial News, 1981-1987
Box 4
Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1982-1987
Box 4
Scope of Activities, 1979
Box 4
Sir Walter Raleigh Conference, 1982-1987
Box 4
Southern Historical Association (1983 meeting), 1983
Box 4
Status Reports, 1982
Box 4
Status Reports, 1983
Box 4
Status Reports, 1984
Box 4
Status Reports, 1985
Box 4
Status Reports, 1986
Box 4
Status Reports, 1987
Box 4
Sponsored Activities Subcommittee, 1982
Box 4
Stick, David - Expenses, 1981-1985
Box 4
Stick, David - Personal, 1979-1984
Box 4
UNC Center for Public TV, 1983-1986
Box 4
Warren, Betsy, 1981-1982
Box 4
Warren, Lindsay Jr., 1955-1985
Box 4

American Quadricentennial Corporation, 1978-1988

Audits, 1982-1988
Box 4
Budgets and Financial Reports, 1981-1986
Box 4
Bylaws and Charter, 1978
Box 4
Fundraising, 1981-1987
Box 5
List of Foundations, etc., 1981
Box 5
Membership, 1981
Box 5
Minutes and Agendas, 1978-1985
Box 5
Miscellaneous, 1985
Box 5
Project Descriptions, 1981
Box 5

Archaeology, 1976-1987

Chowanoke, 1984-1986
Box 5
Currituck County, 1980
Box 5
Green, Paul R., 1984-1985
Box 5
Kill Devil Hills, 1976
Box 6
Phelps, David Sutton, 1982-1985
Box 6
Phelps, David S. (1980 Symposium), 1980
Box 6
Pomeiooc, 1985-1987
Box 6
Roanoke Island, 1980-1984
Box 6
Secotan, 1980-1986
Box 6
Fort Raleigh, 1979
Box 6
Fort Raleigh, 1980
Box 6
Fort Raleigh, 1981
Box 7
Fort Raleigh, 1982
Box 7
Fort Raleigh, 1983
Box 7
Fort Raleigh, 1984
Box 7
Fort Raleigh, 1985
Box 7
Fort Raleigh, 1986
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1980
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1981
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1982
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1983
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1984
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1985
Box 7
General and Miscellaneous, 1986-1987
Box 7
Griffith, Andy (Spots), 1982-1984
Box 7
Underwater - Miscellaneous, 1983-1985
Box 8
Underwater - Proposals, 1982
Box 8
Underwater - Reports, 1986
Box 8
Stick and Dough Research, 1983
Box 8

EII [Elizabeth II], 1978-1985

Bridge, Roads and Canals, 1982-1985
Box 8
Construction of Ship, 1978-1982
Box 8
Elizabeth II State Historic Site, 1981-1982
Box 8
Friends of Elizabeth II, 1979-1985
Box 8
Friends of Elizabeth II: Bos'n's Call, 1982-1984
Box 8
Funding the Ship, 1979-1981
Box 8
Launching the Ship, 1983-1984
Box 8
Miscellaneous, 1979-1981
Box 8
Plans and Specifications, 1980
Box 8
Ship Subcommittee, 1979-1981
Box 8

Meetings, 1978-1986

Meetings, 1978
Box 9
Meetings, 1979
Box 9
Meetings, 1980
Box 9
Meetings, 1981
Box 9
Meetings, 1982
Box 9
Meetings, 1983
Box 9
Meetings, 1984
Box 9
Meetings, 1985
Box 9
Meetings, 1986
Box 9

Publications, 1978-1989 and undated

Correspondence, 1978
Box 9
Correspondence, 1979
Box 9
Correspondence, 1980
Box 9
Correspondence, 1981
Box 9
Correspondence, 1982
Box 10
Correspondence, 1983
Box 10
Correspondence, 1984
Box 10
Correspondence, 1985
Box 10
Correspondence, 1986
Box 10
Correspondence, 1987
Box 10
Cumming, William P., 16th Century Cartography, 1984
Box 10
Folders, Miscellaneous, 1986-1989
Box 10
Folders, Indian - First Edition, 1983
Box 10
Folders, Indian - Second Edition, circa 1983
Box 10
Folders, Indian - Third Edition, circa 1983
Box 10
Hoffman, Paul E., Spain and the Roanoke Voyages, 1984
Box 10
Miller, Helen Hill, Passage to America, undated
Box 10
Miscellaneous, 1982-1984
Box 10
Quinn, David B., The Lost Colonists, 1982
Box 11
UNC Press, undated
Box 11
Youings, Joyce, Raleigh's Country, 1987
Box 11

Publications (Non-AFHAC)

Kupperman, Karen, Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony, 1984
Box 11
Miscellaneous, 1980-1986
Box 11
Storie-McOwen, 400th Handbook, 1984
Box 11
Storie-McOwen, 400th Coloring Book, 1984
Box 11

ROANOAK, 1980-1986

Correspondence, 1980
Box 11
Correspondence, 1981
Box 11
Correspondence, 1982
Box 11
Draft Screenplay, Part 1, 1981
Box 11
Draft Screenplay, Part 1, 1981
Box 12
Draft Screenplay, Part 1, 1981
Box 12
Miscellaneous, 1986
Box 12
NEH Grant Proposal, 1980
Box 12
Screenplay, circa 1981
Box 12
Closure and Final Events of AFHAC Committee and Corporation, 1987-1988
Box 12

Area Development Coordination Agency (ADCA), 1961-2001 (bulk 1987-1988) 1987-1988

Scope and Content:

The Area Development Coordination Agency was formed in Dare County in 1987. Its mission was to develop a program of action for the county and municipal governing bodies in Dare County to oversee the growth of the area within the capacity of its land and resources. The establishment of the group was precipitated by several decades of unplanned growth in the wake of the Outer Banks' mid-century tourism boom, coupled by little strategic planning to manage the growth. This subseries contains reports, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, background material, and other official records of the agency.

Agendas, 1987
Box 13
Cahoon, Jack (Pre-ADCA Material), 1983-1987
Box 13
Dare County (Audits), 1974-1975
Box 13
Dare County (Budget Projections), 1986
Box 13
Dare County (Capital Improvement Plan), 1987
Box 13
Dare County (Governmental Complex), 1987
Box 13
Education (Board of Education), 1987
Box 13
Carrying Capacity Study, Part 1, 1985
Box 13
Carrying Capacity Study, Parts 2 and 3, 1986
Box 13
Carrying Capacity Study, Part 3, 1986
Box 13
Carrying Capacity Study, Part 4, 1986
Box 14
Education Report Background Notes, 1986-1987
Box 14
Education Report Final Draft, 1987
Box 14
Education Report Preliminary Drafts, 1987
Box 14
Funding Report Background Notes, 1987
Box 14
Funding Report Charts and Tables, 1987
Box 14
Funding Report (Final Report, Notes, etc.), 1987-1988
Box 14
Funding Report Homer, Porter (Notes), 1987
Box 14
Funding Report Preliminary Drafts, 1987
Box 14
Funding Report Trow, Eve (Data), 1987
Box 14
Funding Report (Towns), 1988
Box 15
Growth Management (Development Constraints), 1987
Box 15
Growth Management (Media), 1987
Box 15
Growth Management (Planning and Zoning), 1987
Box 15
Homer, Porter Monitoring Methodology, 1987
Box 15
Homer, Porter Overview of C/C Study, 1987
Box 15
Homer, Porter Preliminary Projections, 1987
Box 15
Homer, Porter (Report Requirements and Data Sources), 1987
Box 15
Justice and Public Safety (Jails and Courts), 1987
Box 15
Justice and Public Safety (Police, Fire, E.M.S., etc.), 1987
Box 15
League of Women Voters, 1987-1988
Box 15
Libraries, 1987
Box 15
Membership, 1987
Box 15
Miller, Glen, 1987
Box 15
Miller, Glen (Future Direction of ADCA), 1988
Box 15
Minutes (Full Agency), 1987-1988
Box 15
Minutes (Subcommittee), 1987-1988
Box 15
Miscellaneous, 1961-2001
Box 16
Organization, 1986-1987
Box 16
Project Management, 1986-1987
Box 16
Quality of Life, 1987
Box 16
Quality of Life (Labor and Housing), 1988
Box 16
Recreation, 1984-1987
Box 16
Stick, David (Personal), 1987
Box 16
Stick, David (1961 Planning Seminar), 1961
Box 16
Transportation (Highways, Roads, and Bridges), 1987-1988
Box 16
Transportation (Hurricane Evacuation), 1987
Box 16
Utilities (Sewage Treatment), 1987
Box 16
Utilities (Water), 1988
Box 16

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1933-1970 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore was the brainchild of real estate developer and artist Frank Stick, who settled in the Outer Banks in the 1920s. Stick appreciated the natural beauty and landscape of the Outer Banks and began lobbying to create a coastal park soon after relocating to the area. Congressman Lindsay C. Warren sponsored a bill to authorize the creation of the park, which was passed 17 August 1937. However, the park wasn't officially established until 1953 due to a lack of strong support. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore subseries documents the establishment of the park from its early conception to its dedication in the 1950s, and beyond. Included are correspondence between Frank Stick, David Stick, and various individuals and entities concerned with the park; clippings; projections and prospectuses; original writings by Frank Stick; press releases; and other papers related to the park.

Basic Documents, 1947-1956
Box 16
Clippings (Photostat Copies, 1930s-1950s), undated
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1933-1940
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1948
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1949
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1950
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1951
Box 17
Correspondence etc., 1952
Box 17
National Park Service Reports, 1944-1948
Box 17
Publicity Releases, 1952 and undated
Box 17
North Carolina Seashore Commission, 1970
Box 17
Prospectus, National Park Service, 1938
Box 17
U.S. Department of the Interior Reports, 1961, 1967
Box 17
Prospectus: Fishing Pier Concession, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1963
Box 17
Other Documents, 1939-1950 and undated
Box 17

Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1936-1995 (bulk 1959-1969) 1959-1969

Scope and Content:

In 1959, Governor Terry Sanford established a statewide commission to oversee planning for a celebration in honor of the 300th anniversary of the North Carolina charter to be observed in 1963. David Stick served on this commission, the Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission. The tercentenary celebrations included educational programing, musical and dramatic performances, and the construction of a building to house several public history sites, including the State Archives of North Carolina and the North Carolina Museum of History. The Carolina Charter Tercentenary subseries includes meeting minutes, correspondence, committee records, press releases, brochures, papers related to the Colonial Records Project, and David Stick's personal papers related to the commission.

Carolina Charter Corporation: Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, 1960-1964
Box 18
Carolina Charter Corporation: Members and Assignments, 1964-1968
Box 18
Budgets, 1961-1963
Box 18
Final Report, 1963
Box 18
Minutes, Agendas, and Announcements, 1959-1963
Box 18
Press Releases, 1963
Box 18
Reports of Executive Secretary, 1960-1963
Box 18
Charter Text, circa 1963
Box 18
Colonial Records Project, 1961-1964
Box 18
Local Observances, 1963
Box 18
Brochures, 1963
Box 18

Committees, 1959-1963

Arts Committee, 1961
Box 19
Assignments, 1961-1963
Box 19
Commemorative Events, 1961-1962
Box 19
Albemarle (District 1), 1962-1963
Box 19
Executive Committee, 1959-1963
Box 19
Finance Committee, 1962
Box 19
Schools Committee, 1960-1961
Box 19
Religious Activities Committee, 1963
Box 19
Scholarly Activities Committee, 1960-1961
Box 19
Committee for Celebrating First Assembly, 1963
Box 19
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1959-1965
Box 19
Hilton, Dr. James H., Correspondence, 1968
Box 19
Hilton, Dr. James H., Meetings, 1968
Box 19
Internal Revenue, 1964
Box 19
The Lost Colony, 1963
Box 19
MacLamroch, James F. W., 1967-1969
Box 19
Miscellaneous, 1959-1963
Box 19
Other States, 1936-1964
Box 19
Phillips, John D.F., 1960-1962
Box 19
Winslow, Francis E., 1961-1963
Box 20

Meetings, 1960-1969

Meetings, 1960-1963
Box 20
Annual Meeting, 1964
Box 20
Annual Meeting and Board of Directors, 1965
Box 20
Annual Meeting and Board of Directors, 1966
Box 20
Annual Meeting and Board of Directors, 1967
Box 20
Annual Meeting, 1968
Box 20
Board of Directors Meeting, 1964
Box 20
Board of Directors Meeting, 1966
Box 20
Board of Directors Meeting, 1967
Box 20
Board of Directors Meeting, 1969
Box 20
Miscellaneous, 1964-1969
Box 20
Parker, Mattie Erma, 1968-1969
Box 20
Winslow, Francis E., 1968
Box 20
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 1968
Box 20

Stick, David, 1961-1995

Personal, 1961-1963
Box 20
Personal, 1964
Box 20
Personal, 1965
Box 20
Personal, 1966
Box 20
Personal, 1967
Box 21
Personal, 1968
Box 21
Personal, 1969
Box 21
Personal, 1970
Box 21
Speeches, Later Years, 1971-1995
Box 21

Colonial Records Project, 1962-1969

1962 Part 1, 1962
Box 21
1962 Part 2, 1962
Box 21
Draft, Introduction, North Carolina Charters and Constitutions, 1962
Box 21
Draft, Prefaces, North Carolina Charters and Constitutions, 1962
Box 21
Transcribed Documents, North Carolina Charters and Constitutions, 1962
Box 21
1963, 1963
Box 22
1964, 1964
Box 22
1965, 1965
Box 22
1966, 1966
Box 22
Draft, Introduction, North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1670-1696, 1966
Box 22
1967, 1967
Box 22
Draft, Introduction, North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1670-1696, 1967
Box 22
1968, 1968
Box 23
1969, 1969
Box 23
Commemorative Stamp, 1963
Box 23
Mattie Erma Parker Correspondence, 1963
Box 23
Mattie Erma Parker Correspondence, 1964
Box 23
Other Papers, 1961-1987
Box 23

Chicamacomico Historical Association (CHA), 1953-1989

Scope and Content:

The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Stationoperated from 1874 to 1954 in present-day Rodanthe, N.C. After the station was decommissioned, an event called the Chicamacomico Celebration was held at the building in 1956, featuring demonstrations of a Lyle gun and breeches buoy operation. This event occurred at a time in which tourism along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore had greatly increased and the villages of Buxton and Hatteras were booming, while the villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo were in decline. When David Stick was elected to the Dare County Board of Commissioners in 1968, he and several other newly elected members advocated for the conversion of the Chicamacomico station into an historic site and museum, in order to boost tourism to the Tri-Villages. The Chicamacomico Historical Association was established in 1974 to raise money for the restoration and conversion of the building. Carolista Fletcher Baum, best known for her successful campaign to preserve Jockey's Ridge State Park in Nags Head, was elected president of the group in 1977 and aimed to open the museum by 1979, but land dispute problems delayed the project until the early 1980s. As of 2019, the Chicamacomico Historical Association still exists and operates the lifesaving station museum in Rodanthe.This subseries contains materials primarily relating to the early days of the association prior to the site opening to the public, including administrative documents, correspondence, maps, reports, and Stick's research notes.

Chicamacomico Celebration, 1956
Box 23
Archives and History, 1981-1982
Box 23
Jim Henry, 1982-1989
Box 23
Carolista and Blizzard, 1977-1978
Box 23
Maps, Plats, etc., 1982
Box 23
Miscellaneous, 1982
Box 24
National Park Service Files, 1953-1980
Box 24
Reports, 1982
Box 24
Walter Davis Land Dispute, 1982-1986
Box 24
Bylaws, Charter, and Financial Records, 1974-1982
Box 24
Research Notes, 1981-1982
Box 24

Convention Center and Museum, Inc., 1961-1972 and undated

Scope and Content:

In the early 1960s, David Stick united a committee of twelve community leaders, alternately called the "Committee of Twelve" and the "Twelve SOBs," or Twelve Sons of the Beach, to discuss the establishment of a convention center in Dare County to allow the area to compete with other resort communities. The convention center would also house a natural history museum. A corporation was established, Convention Center and Museum, Inc., and Diane Baum Voliva donated ten acres to construct the building in Kill Devil Hills (on which the present-day town hall complex is located). The corporation began to sell stock to finance the venture, but the Ash Wednesday Storm in 1962 effectively killed the fundraising efforts. The project was soon abandoned due to lack of funding and increased availability of meeting space on the beach, and the Twelve SOBs later reorganized the corporation as the Outer Banks Recreation Association. This subseries contains records related to the corporation, including promotional material, financial records, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Brochures, etc., undated
Box 24
Correspondence, 1961-1963
Box 24
Jekyll Island Plans, 1961
Box 24
Minutes, 1961-1963
Box 24
Miscellaneous, 1961
Box 24
Stock Sale Data, 1963
Box 24
Later Effort, 1972
Box 24

Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce/Dare County Chamber of Commerce, 1947-1954

Scope and Content:

In the postwar tourism boom of the late 1940s, business leaders in Manteo began to discuss reviving the Dare County Chamber of Commerce, which had existed briefly in the late 1930s. At the same time, fearing a lack of representation in an organization spearheaded by Manteo residents, business leaders from the beach communities of Dare County decided to establish their own Chamber of Commerce, the Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce. The two groups operated separately and somewhat competitively, and soon the town of Nags Head also established its own Chamber. The Dare Beaches chamber is credited with erecting milepost markers along the Virginia Dare Trail, a project proposed by David Stick during his time as president. The three separate chambers proved to be unsustainable, and the Dare Beaches and Dare County chambers were soon disbanded, while the Nags Head Chamber eventually became the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce. This subseries primarily consists of clippings and correspondence related to the two chambers.

Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1947-1948
Box 25
Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1949
Box 25
Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1949-1954
Box 25
Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1950
Box 25
Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce, 1951
Box 25
Dare Beaches Chamber of Commerce Bylaws etc., 1947-1950
Box 25
Dare County Chamber of Commerce, 1947-1950
Box 25
Dare County Chamber of Commerce, 1951
Box 25

Dare County Board of Commissioners, 1947-1963

Scope and Content:

David Stick served on the Dare County Board of Commissioners from 1958 to 1962. This subseries contains papers and records he collected during his term as a commissioner. Included are correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, financial documents, and records of resolutions and decisions regarding numerous county services, such as schools, library services, healthcare, and mosquito control. Also included are copies of the a report issued by Stick in newspaper format designed to advise the public on ongoing developments in Dare County.

Agendas, 1959-1962
Box 25
Agriculture Extension Service, 1961-1962
Box 25
Aims and Accomplishments, 1958-1960
Box 25
Airport, 1959-1961
Box 25
ABC [Alcoholic Beverage Control] Board, 1958-1962
Box 25
Audits, 1947-1961
Box 25
Audits, 1958-1961
Box 25
Audit Reports, 1962
Box 26
Bills for Approval, 1960-1962
Box 26
Budget, 1959-1960
Box 26
Budget, 1960-1961
Box 26
Budget, 1961-1962
Box 26
Budget, 1962-1963
Box 26
Budget Reconciliations, 1959
Box 27
Civil Defense [2 folders], 1959-1962
Box 27
Civil War Centennial, 1961
Box 27
Commissioner's Secretary, 1960-1962
Box 27
County Accountant Reports, 1958-1959
Box 27
County Attorney, 1958-1962
Box 27
Dare County Laws [3 folders], 1961
Box 28
Dare County Report [2 folders], 1959-1962
Box 28
Delinquent Taxes, 1959-1962
Box 28
Garbage Collection, 1959-1961
Box 28
Grand Jury Reports, 1959-1962
Box 28
Hatteras Health Center, 1959-1960
Box 28
Health Department, 1958-1962
Box 29
Highways, 1959-1962
Box 29
Institute of Government, 1958-1962
Box 29
Jury Lists, 1961
Box 29
Library, 1960-1962
Box 29
Meekins-Stick Conflict, 1959
Box 29
Minutes, 1958-1959
Box 29
Minutes, 1959-1962
Box 29
Miscellaneous, 1958-1961
Box 30
Monthly Reports, 1960-1961
Box 30
Mosquito Control, 1959-1962
Box 30
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, 1958-1962
Box 30
Personal, 1958-1959
Box 30
Personnel Regulations, 1960-1961
Box 30
Planning, 1960-1962
Box 30
Plans, Summaries, and Reports, 1960-1962
Box 31
Reports etc., 1960-1962
Box 31
Schools, 1958-1961
Box 31
Sheriff, 1959-1962
Box 31
Tax Collector, 1959-1962
Box 31
Tax Office, 1958-1961
Box 31
Tax Supervisor's Reports, 1958-1959
Box 31
Tourist Bureau, 1958-1962
Box 31
Waterways, 1959-1962
Box 32
Welfare Department, 1959-1962
Box 32

Dare County Board of Realtors, 1960-1994

Scope and Content:

The Dare County Board of Realtors separated from the Northeastern Board of Realtors in 1962. The group had twelve charter members, one of whom was David Stick. According to a history of the group written by stick and included in this subseries, the board accomplished very little beyond "pleasant dinner sessions, punctuated with extensive discussion mainly on how to make more money, plus an occasional informative program presentation." This subseries contains records (mainly correspondence, agendas, and related documents) related to the board of realtors.

Dare County Board of Realtors, 1960-1969
Box 32
Dare County Board of Realtors, 1970-1978
Box 32
Dare County Board of Realtors, 1973
Box 32
Dare County Board of Realtors - History, 1978-1994
Box 32

Dare County Erosion Control Board, 1962-1968

Scope and Content:

The Dare County Erosion Control Board was established in 1963 at a joint meeting of representatives from seven Outer Banks organizations. David Stick was elected president. The group's primary goals were to prevent further erosion in areas of high concern, gather data on erosion and experimental erosion control, and formulate a long-range program to bring the threat of erosion under control. Unfortunately, renourishment projects proposed by the board never materialized, and the group disbanded in 1965. The Dare County Erosion Control Board subseries contains maps, research material, and data gathered by the board to create an erosion control plan as well as clippings, correspondence, and other papers created by the group.

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Newsletters, 1964
Box 33
Basic Files - Minutes, Reports, etc., 1964-1965
Box 33
Beach Committees, 1964-1965
Box 33
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1964-1965
Box 33
Clippings, 1963-1964
Box 33
Correspondence and Reports, 1964-1966
Box 33
Dare County Board of Commissioners, 1964-1966
Box 33
Final Report of the are County Erosion Control Board, 14 June 1965
Box 33
Hearing, 1964
Box 33
Henry von Oesen and Associates, 1964-1965
Box 33
Legislation, 1964-1965
Box 33
Loose/Unidentified Documents [2 folders], 1963-1965
Box 34
Lot Owners: Kitty Hawk Beach [Card Index], 1964
Box 34
Lot Owners: Dare County Beaches [Card Index], 1964
Box 34
Maps and Plats [2 folders], 1964
Box 34
Meeting, 5 December 1964
Box 35
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1963-1965
Box 35
Miscellaneous Lists, Notes, etc., 1962-1968
Box 35
North Carolina Department of Water Resources, 1964
Box 35
North Carolina Outer Banks Seashore Park Commission, 1962-1966
Box 35
Quit-Claim Deed Receipts, 1965
Box 35
Soil and Water Conservation Service, 1964
Box 35
Trust Account, 1965-1966
Box 35
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1962-1965
Box 35

Dare County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), 1972-1994

Dare County Storm Rehabilitation Committee, 1956-circa 1981

American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, 1956
Box 36
Early Erosion Research, 1956
Box 36
Federal Rehabilitation Project, 1958
Box 36
Files, 1956
Box 36
Files, 1957
Box 36
Miscellaneous Reports, etc., 1956-1958
Box 36
Printed Appendices, 1957
Box 36
Handbook for Erosion Control, 1956-1960
Box 36
Maps and Charts, circa 1981
Box 36

Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1951-1988

Scope and Content:

The Dare County Tourist Bureau was founded in 1951 by David Stick, Lawrence Swain, and Wallace McCown in order to encourage tourism and promote Dare County to outside audiences. Photographer Aycock Brown was hired to manage the organization and coordinate promotional activities, a position he would hold for the next quarter century. In December 1954, the board of directors met to discuss ideas to encourage people to visit the area in the spring. They decided to host an annual pirate-themed event, the Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree, to begin in May 1955. The Pirates Jamboree became one of the most successful and beloved events in Dare County's history. Stick served as the chair of the beard-growing contest. The Dare County Tourist Bureau operated until 1991, when it was dissolved to be replaced by the Dare County Tourism Board. The Dare County Tourist Bureau subseries includes meeting minutes, memoranda, correspondence, and ephemera created by the Dare County Tourist Bureau. Included is extensive documentation of the Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree, an annual event inaugurated in 1955 to encourage tourism in the shoulder season.

Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1951
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1952
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1953
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1954
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1955
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1956
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1964-1966
Box 37
Financial Statements, 1964-1969
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1967
Box 37
Accommodations Directory, 1967
Box 37
Board of Directors, 1967
Box 37
Executive Committee, 1967
Box 37
Inquiry Lists, 1967
Box 37
Manager - Aycock, 1967
Box 37
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1968-1969
Box 38
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1970s
Box 38
Tourist Bureau Speech, 21 November 1980
Box 38
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1980-1981
Box 38
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1982-1984
Box 38
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1985-1988
Box 38

Friends of the Lost Colony, 1958-1959

Scope and Content:

The Dare County Friends of the Lost Colony was founded in 1959 to assist with fundraising efforts to support the Lost Colony drama, which was suffering a decline in sales. The organization existed for less than a year. This subseries contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and other foundational documents related to the group.

Friends of the Lost Colony, 1959
Box 39
Dare County Day, Fort Raleigh, 1959
Box 39
Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1958
Box 39
Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1959
Box 39
The Colony Callboard (News from the Lost Colony), 1959
Box 39
Roanoke Island Historical Association Report on Audit, 1959
Box 39

Historical Society of North Carolina, 1957-1990

Card Index of Authors, circa 1969
Box 39
Correspondence, 1962-1985
Box 39
Historical Society of North Carolina, 1957-1963
Box 39
Historical Society of North Carolina, 1987-1989
Box 39
Research Material [3 folders], 1959-1987
Box 40
Historical Society of North Carolina, 1990
Box 40

Joint Telephone Committee, 1947-1956

Scope and Content:

The Joint Telephone Committee was organized at the behest of David Stick to improve telephone services throughout the Outer Banks in the early 1950s. This subseries primarily includes correspondence between stick and various telephone companies and individuals related to telephone services.

Telephones, 1948
Box 40
Telephones, 1949
Box 40
Telephones, 1950
Box 40
Telephones, 1951-1953
Box 40
Telephones, 1954
Box 40
Telephones, 1955
Box 40
Telephones, 1956
Box 40
Telephones - Miscellaneous, 1947-1955
Box 40

Kitty Hawk Civic Club, 1948-1951

Marine Resources Center Citizens' Advisory Council, 1969-1984

Scope and Content:

The Marine Resources Center was founded on the north end of Roanoke Island. In 1986 it was renamed the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island, and as of 2019, it continues to operate under than name. The materials in this subseries related to the Marine Resources Center's Citizens' Advisory Council, a group of local constituents who assisted the aquarium in an advisory role.

Citizens Advisory Committee, 1979-1983
Box 41
Incorporation through Open Meeting, 1982
Box 41
Monthly Reports, 1981-1984
Box 41
Printed Material, 1977-1983
Box 41
Personal Notes, 1969-1982
Box 41
Miscellaneous, 1979-1983
Box 41

North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC), 1969-1987 and undated

Scope and Content:

The federal Coastal Zone Management Act, passed in 1972, mandated an exploration into solving mounting problems along the United States coast. The North Carolina legislature responded by introducing the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) in the 1973 General Assembly session. The bill was met with a great deal of opposition across the state, and it was not passed until 1975. The bill granted authority to a gubernatorially-appointed 15-member board called the Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) to make policy decisions affecting coastal zone management. David Stick was one of the appointees to the commission. CAMA was designed to provide a program for the protection, preservation, orderly development, and management of North Carolina's coastal resources. It affected 20 eastern North Carolina Counties. The CRC was charged with developing state guidelines that would allow each county and municipality in the region to create its own land use plan incorporating public input. Each plan classified its land area into five categories: developed, transition, community, rural, and conservation. The CRC conducted continuing studies on coastal zone management in the region and made regular reports to the General Assembly. The group also identified areas in need of preservation and designated them as Areas of Environmental Concern, or AECs, which required a special permit before any development activity could be undertaken. CAMA is considered to have been an extremely volatile and controversial law, with environmentalists describing it as too lenient and developers calling it too restrictive. The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission subseries is the largest in the Organizations and Agencies series, and contains extensive documentation of developments regarding CAMA, activities of the CRC, and public input into the process. Included are drafts and published versions of legislative acts related to coastal zone management, data gathered and speeches given by Stick in support of the bill, information on the members of the CRC, public relations material generated by the CRC, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and other records related to CAMA and the CRC. Included are drafts and published copies of land use plans (occasionally including related material, such as correspondence and notes) created by North Carolina counties and municipalities using guidelines issued by the CRC.

Coastal Resources Commission Data, 1974
Box 41
Coastal Resources Commission Material for Mike, 1976
Box 41
Coastal Zone Management in North Carolina - Synopses and Reviews, 1976-1977
Box 41
Background Information compiled by the Office of Marine Affairs [3 folders], undated
Box 42

Coastal Area Management Act, 1969-1987

Pre-CAMA, 1972-1976

Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, 1972-1973
Box 42
Excluded Federal Lands Under CZMA, 1972-1976
Box 42
Various Federal Laws and Regulations, 1972
Box 42
CAMA Precursors in North Carolina, 1972-1974
Box 42
Coastal Area Management Hearing, 18 April 1973
Box 42
Coastal Area Land Management Hearing, 20 August 1973
Box 42
Coastal Area Land Management Seminar, 10 October 1973
Box 42
Miscellaneous, 1973-1974
Box 42
Personal, 1974
Box 42

Board of Realtors Speech, 1973

Text, 1973
Box 43
Reactions, 1973
Box 43
Correspondence, 1973
Box 43

CAMA and Related Acts, 1969-1977

CAMA Text, 1973
Box 43
Executive Order Designating Coastal Counties, 1974
Box 43
Informal Analysis (D. Stick), 1974
Box 43
Notes for Informal Analysis (D. Stick), 1974
Box 43
Amendment to CAMA, 1975
Box 43
Amendments to CAMA, 1977
Box 43
Legal Challenges - Adams et. al. vs. NCDNER et. al. - Defendants' Brief, 1977
Box 43
Legal Challenges - Adams et. al. vs. NCDNER et. al. - Plaintiffs' Brief, 1977
Box 43
Legal Challenges - Adams et. al. vs. NCDNER et. al. - Miscellaneous, 1977
Box 43
Other Legal Challenges, 1976
Box 43
Mountain Area Management Act, 1975
Box 43
Administrative Procedures Act, 1976
Box 44
Linton Study Act etc., 1969
Box 44

Personal, 1973-1987

Basic Information Sheet, 1977
Box 44
Commission Problems, June 1975
Box 44
Correspondence, 1977
Box 44
Expenses, David Stick, 1974-1977
Box 44
Handbook on Public Participation, 1975-1975
Box 44
Handbook for Public Participation (Background Information), 1973-1975
Box 44
Coastal Resources Commission (Miscellaneous Writings), 1974-1987
Box 44
Nominations, Oath of Office, and Resignations, 1976-1977
Box 44

Speeches, 1974-1976

Albemarle Regional Planning and Development Commission, 1974
Box 44
Conference on Marine Resources of the Coastal Plain, Wilmington, 1974
Box 44
North Carolina Society of Engineers, Durham, 1975
Box 44
UNC Sea Grant Forum, 1975
Box 45
Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
Box 45

Coastal Resources Commission, 1970-1987 and undated

Commission Members, 1974-1977

Chesson, Parker, 1974-1975
Box 45
Committee Assignments, 1974-1976
Box 45
Darden, DeWitt, 1974
Box 45
Davis, Walter, 1976
Box 45
Eure, Tom, 1974-1977
Box 45
Furlough, Frank, 1977
Box 45
Haste, Erie, 1976
Box 45
Jernigan, Roberts, 1976
Box 45
Kopp, Bill, 1975
Box 45
Lancaster, Glenn, 1974
Box 45
Membership, General, 1974
Box 45
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1974-1977
Box 45
Powell, Doug, 1974-1977
Box 45
Smith, Axson, 1974
Box 45
Smith, L.D., 1975
Box 45
Wells, Charles, 1976-1977
Box 45

Other Individuals, 1974-1987

Cooper, Art, 1974-1976
Box 45
Dawson, Amos, 1976
Box 45
Harrington, James, 1974-1975
Box 45
Hecker, Stan, 1974-1975
Box 45
Holshouser, Governor James E. Jr., 1974
Box 45
Hunt, Jim, 1975-1977
Box 45
Correspondence - Staff, 1975-1977
Box 45
Whichard, Willis, 1977-1987
Box 45

Other Organizations and Agencies, 1974-1976

Albemarle Association of Counties and Towns, 1975
Box 45
Albemarle Regional Planning and Development Commission, 1974
Box 45
Coastal Plains Center for Marine Development Services, 1974
Box 45
Coastal Plains Regional Commission, 1974
Box 45
Coastal Resources Advisory Council, 1974-1976
Box 45
Coastal States Organization, 1974
Box 46
Conservation Council of North Carolina, 1975-1976
Box 46
Liaison and Coordination Committee for Coastal Area Management Plans and Programs, 1974
Box 46
Miscellaneous, 1975
Box 46
North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, 1976
Box 46
North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources, 1975
Box 46
North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources: Elizabeth City Office, 1974
Box 46
North Carolina Department of Natural and Economic Resources: Washington Office, 1974
Box 46
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, 1974
Box 46
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1975
Box 46

Other States, 1970-1978 and undated

California, 1973
Box 46
Delaware, undated
Box 46
Florida, 1971-1974
Box 46
Louisiana, 1977
Box 46
Maine, 1972
Box 46
Michigan, 1970
Box 46
New Jersey, 1976
Box 46
Oregon, 1974
Box 46
Virginia, 1973-1978
Box 46
Washington, 1971-1972
Box 46

Public Relations, 1973-1982

Citizen Involvement Project - Urban Institute, 1976
Box 47
Coastland Times, 1974-1975
Box 47
Coastline, 1975
Box 47
Miscellaneous, 1974-1977
Box 47
News and Observer Article, 1977
Box 47
Public Participation Coordinators, 1976
Box 47
Rann Proposal, 1974
Box 47
Sea Grant Newsletter Debate, 1977
Box 47
Speeches, 1975
Box 47
Speeches, Testimony, etc., 1973-1982
Box 47
WITN-TV 7, 1975
Box 47
WVEC-TV 13, 1975
Box 47
Warren, Betsy, 1974-1975
Box 47

Commission Meetings, 1974-1977

Organizational Meeting, Morehead, 1974
Box 47
Wilmington, 1974
Box 47
Elizabeth City, 1974
Box 47
New Bern, 1974
Box 47
New Bern, 1974
Box 47
New Bern, 1974
Box 47
Wrightsville Beach, 1975
Box 48
Belhaven, 1975
Box 48
Craven Community College, 1975
Box 48
Raleigh, 1975
Box 48
Nags Head, 1975
Box 48
Morehead City, 1975
Box 48
Washington, 1975
Box 48
Pine Knoll Shores, 1975
Box 48
Nags Head, 1975
Box 48
Raleigh [2 Folders], 1975
Box 48
Raleigh, 1976
Box 48
Wrightsville Beach, 1976
Box 48
New Bern, 1976
Box 48
Raleigh, 1976
Box 48
New Bern, 1976
Box 48
Pine Knoll Shores, 1976
Box 48
Raleigh, 1976
Box 49
Wilmington, 1976
Box 49
Raleigh, 1976
Box 49
Nags Head, 1976
Box 49
New Bern, 1976
Box 49
New Bern, 1976
Box 49
Raleigh, 1977
Box 49
Wrightsville Beach, 1977
Box 49
Nags Head, 1977
Box 49
Washington, 1977
Box 49
New Bern, 1977
Box 49
Wilmington, 1977
Box 50
Nags Head, 1977
Box 50

Executive Committee Meetings, 1975-1976

Executive Committee, 25 March 1976
Box 50
Executive Committee Minutes and Agendas, 1975-1976
Box 50

Permit Coordination, 1975-1977

Permit Report to the General Assembly, 1975
Box 50
Permit Report to the General Assembly, 1976
Box 50
Permit Coordination Study, 1975
Box 50
Permit Coordination Workshop - Elizabeth City, 1976
Box 50
Dwight Greene Study, 1976
Box 50
Permit Report to the General Assembly, 1977
Box 50

Land Policy Council, 1974-1976

Workshop, Kinston, 1974
Box 51
Land Classification System, 1974-1975
Box 51
Miscellaneous, 1976
Box 51

State Guidelines for Local Planning, 1974-1977

Background Information, 1974
Box 51
Workshops, 1974
Box 51
AECs [Areas of Environmental Concern], 1975
Box 51
Miscellaneous, 1974
Box 51
David Stick Introduction and Summary, 1974
Box 51
Draft, 1 July 1974
Box 51
Draft, 29 August 1974
Box 52
Draft, 7 January 1975
Box 52
Draft, 14 January 1975
Box 52
AECs [Areas of Environmental Concern], 1975
Box 52
Draft, 27 January 1975
Box 52
Draft - Final, 4 February 1975
Box 52
Amendments, D. S. Draft, 26 May 1975
Box 52
Amendments, Staff Draft, 26 June 1975
Box 52
Amendments, CRC Draft, 27 June 1975
Box 52
Amendments, CRC Draft, 8 August 1975
Box 52
Amendments, Published Version, 15 October 1975
Box 52
Amendments, AECs, 26 January 1977
Box 52
Amendments, 1977
Box 52

Local Land Use Plans, 1974-1977

Meetings, Correspondence, Background Information, 1975-1977
Box 53
Carteret County, 1976-1977
Box 53
Dare County, 1974-1975
Box 53
Land Use Planning Committee - Northern Counties, 1974-1975
Box 53
Land Use Planning Committee - Southern Counties, 1975
Box 53
Local Minor-Permit Letting, 1975-1977
Box 53
Planning Grants, 1974-1975
Box 53
Reviews, 1975-1976
Box 53
Synopses, Guideline Notes, etc., 1975-1976
Box 53

CAMA Land Use Plans, 1974-1977

Coastal Zone Management Plan, 1974-1978

Introductory Federal Consultation Meeting, 21 November 1975
Box 58
Correspondence, 1976
Box 58
Correspondence: OCMZ and OCE, 1974-1977
Box 58
Draft Outline, 17 November 1975
Box 58
Draft, October 1976
Box 58
Draft, April 1977
Box 59
Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1978
Box 59
Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1978
Box 59
OCZM Threshold Papers, 1976
Box 59
Quarterly Reports to OCZM, 1975
Box 59

Local Implementation and Enforcement Plans, 1974-1977

Implementation and Enforcement Programs, 1977
Box 59
Criteria for Local Implementation and Enforcement Plans, 1974-1975
Box 59
Implementation Committee (Current), 1975-1976
Box 59

Interim Areas of Environmental Concern (AECs), 1974-1976

Hearings - Notices, etc., 1974
Box 59
Hearings - Transcripts, 1974
Box 59
Maps, Interim AECs, 1974-1975
Box 59
Miscellaneous, 1975
Box 60
60-Day Notice, 1974-1976
Box 60

Areas of Environmental Concern (AECs), 1971-1977

Proposed AEC Maps, circa 1974
Box 60
Proposed AEC Maps, 1974
Box 60
Hearings, 1977
Box 60
Historic Sites, 1975
Box 60
Latitude in Designating, 1974
Box 60
Sand Dune Ordinances, 1971-1977
Box 60
Septic Tanks, 1975-1976
Box 60
Various Reports and Charts, 1974-1976
Box 61

Post-Resignation Events, 1976-1985

CAMA, 1977-1984

CAMA: Proposed Amendments, 1982
Box 61
CAMA: Proposed Amendments - Legislative Research Commission Public Hearing, 1982
Box 61
Coastal Zone Management Plan Approval Ceremony, 1978
Box 61
CAMAgram, 1982-1984
Box 61
News of the North Carolina Coastal Management Program, 1977-1981
Box 61

Meetings, 1977-1982

Pine Knoll Shores, 25-26 October 1977
Box 61
Jacksonville, 29-30 November 1977
Box 61
Meetings, 1978
Box 61
Meetings, 1979
Box 61
Meetings, 1980
Box 61
Meetings, 1981
Box 61
Meetings, 1982
Box 61

Miscellaneous, 1978-1985

Miscellaneous, 1978
Box 61
Erosion Posters, 1978
Box 61
Miscellaneous, 1979
Box 61
Miscellaneous, 1980
Box 62
Miscellaneous, 1981
Box 62
Miscellaneous, 1982
Box 62
Cheeseman, Bruce - Report on Desirability of Underwater Archaeological Investigation, 1980-1982
Box 62
Miscellaneous, 1985
Box 62

State Guidelines, 1976-1982

Amendments, 1978
Box 62
Amendments, 1979
Box 62
Amendments, 1980
Box 62
Amendments, 1981
Box 62
Amendments, 1982
Box 62
AECs - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
Box 62
AEC Position Paper - David Stick, 1976
Box 63

Miscellaneous, circa 1972-1978

Miscellaneous, 1974
Box 63
Miscellaneous, 1974-1975
Box 63
Miscellaneous, 1975
Box 63
Miscellaneous, 1976
Box 63
Miscellaneous, 1977
Box 63
General Assembly Members, 1977
Box 63
Bibliographies, 1974
Box 63
Budget, 1975
Box 64
Carrying Capacity Methodology, 1974-1975
Box 64
Position Paper - Carrying Capacity, 1976
Box 64
Carrying Capacity Study (Amos Dawson), 1976
Box 64
Case Study: Beaufort, Craven, and Carteret Counties, 1974
Box 64
Coastal Setback Line, 1975
Box 64
Consistency Analysis - Upchurch, etc., 1976
Box 64
Consistency Issues, 1976-1978
Box 64
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Box 64
Deepwater Ports, 1974
Box 64
Internal Operating Procedures, 1975-1976
Box 64
Linechart of Dates, 1974-1975
Box 64
Ocean Outfall Study (Office of Marine Affairs), 1976
Box 64
Phosphate Mining, 1976
Box 64
Property Use Values, 1974-1976
Box 64
Publications, Miscellaneous, circa 1972-1975
Box 64

North Carolina Library Movement, 1940-1981

Scope and Content:

In the 1960s, the state of North Carolina experienced an increase in interest in supporting the state's libraries. Several organizations were formed during this time to raise funds and encourage growth of public libraries across the state. The Governor's Commission on Library Resources, founded in 1963, aimed to study the state's library resources and needs with the ultimate goal of producing recommendations for meeting those needs. The commission oversaw a creation of a report by Robert Downs, which it used to make recommendations for future work. One recommendation was to establish a statewide organization to campaign for better support for libraries, which ultimately became the North Carolinians for Better Libraries, founded in 1966. By 1967, thanks to this increased activity in support of libraries, the General Assembly authorized the creation of a Legislative Commission to Study Library Support. David Stick was an active member of all three of the above-mentioned groups. The North Carolina Library Movement subseries contains records collected by Stick relating to library advocacy in the early-mid 1960s. It is arranged into three subseries: Governor's Commission on Library Resources, North Carolinians for Better Libraries, and Legislative Commission to Study Library Support.

Governor's Commission on Library Resources, 1940-1965 (bulk 1964-1965)

Proposed Outline; Background Information, 1940-1964
Box 65
Bond, Mrs. Richmond P., 1964-1965
Box 65
Hunter, John V. III, 1964-1965
Box 65
Miscellaneous, 1964
Box 65
Full Commission Meeting, 7 February 1964
Box 65
Full Commission Meeting, 16 March 1964
Box 65
Full Commission Meeting, 2 May 1964
Box 65
Full Commission Meeting, 16 November 1964
Box 65
Recommendations Committee Meeting, November-December 1964
Box 65
Resources of North Carolina Libraries (The Downs Report): Preliminary Draft, 1964
Box 65
Resources of North Carolina Libraries (The Downs Report): Final Draft, 1965
Box 65
Resources of North Carolina Libraries (The Downs Report): Published Report ("The Little Red Book"), 1965
Box 65
Stick, David: Report [audiocassette], circa 1965
AV Box 2

North Carolinians for Better Libraries, 1963-1970

Board of Directors, 1966-1970

Correspondence, 1966-1970
Box 65
County Assignments, circa 1966
Box 65
Meetings, 1966-1970
Box 66
Brochures, July-September 1966
Box 66

Committees, 1966-1969

Executive Committee, 1966-1968
Box 66
Grants Committee, 1966-1967
Box 66
Local Liaison Committee, 1966
Box 66
Membership Committee, 1966-1969
Box 66
Ways and Means Committee, 1966-1967
Box 66

Correspondence, 1966-1970

Adams, J. Allen, 1966-1970
Box 66
Blount, James D., 1966-1967
Box 66
Reid, Elizabeth, 1966-1967
Box 66
Rogers, H.B., 1966-1968
Box 66
Snider, William D., 1967
Box 66
Stephens, George M., 1967-1969
Box 66
Downs Report, Summary, 1966-1967
Box 66
Financial Reports and Audits, 1966-1969
Box 66
Fundraising, 1967-1970
Box 66

Meetings, 1967-1969

Annual Meeting, March 1967
Box 67
Annual Meeting, October 1967
Box 67
Annual Meeting, 1968
Box 67
Annual Meeting, 1969
Box 67
Miscellaneous, 1964-1969
Box 67
National Library Week, 1969-1970
Box 67
North Carolina Library Association, 1963-1967
Box 67
North Carolina State Library, 1965-1969
Box 67
Public Relations, 1967-1968
Box 67
Statement of Purpose, 1967
Box 67
Stick, David - Personal, 1966-1968
Box 67
Voting Members, 1967-1970
Box 67

Origin and Organization, 1965-1966

North Carolina Association of Library Trustees, 1965-1966
Box 68
North Carolina Citizens Committee for Better Libraries, 1966
Box 68
North Carolinians for Better Libraries Organization, 1966
Box 68
Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, 1966
Box 68

Legislative Commission to Study Library Support, 1956-1975

Advisory Committee, 1968
Box 68
Budget, 1968
Box 68
Commission Expenses, 1967-1969
Box 68

Correspondence, 1967-1969

Adams, J. Allen, 1967-1968
Box 68
Copeland, Miss Elizabeth, 1967-1968
Box 68
Galvin, Hoyt R., 1968
Box 68
Knight, Dr. Douglas, 1968
Box 68
Miscellaneous, 1968
Box 68
Moore, Governor Dan, 1968
Box 68
Ogilvie, Philip S., 1967-1969
Box 68
Scott, Lieutenant Governor Robert, 1968-1969
Box 68
Stephens, George M., 1968-1969
Box 68
White, Senator Thomas J., 1968
Box 68
Von Oesen, Elaine, 1967-1968
Box 68

Institute of Government, 1966-1968

Miscellaneous, 1966-1968
Box 68
Phay, Robert E., 1967-1968
Box 68
Popular Government, 1967
Box 68

Legislative Affairs, 1956-1969

Constitutional Study Commission, 1968
Box 68
Legislative Act, 1967-1969
Box 68
Legislators: Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box 68
Legislators: Dossiers, circa 1968
Box 69
Legislators: Form Letters, 1968-1969
Box 69
Lists of Legislators, 1969
Box 69
Legislators: Study Commissions, circa 1968
Box 69
Local Government Study Commission, 1967-1968
Box 69
Miscellaneous, 1956-1969
Box 69
Librarians, 1968
Box 69
Library Services and Construction Act, 1969
Box 69

Members of the Commission, 1967-1969

Brumby, Senator Mary Faye, 1967-1969
Box 69
MacLean, Senator Hector, 1967-1969
Box 69
Miscellaneous, 1967-1969
Box 69
Phillips, Representative Charles Wiley, 1968-1969
Box 70
Strickland, Representative Thomas E., 1967-1969
Box 70

Meetings and Hearings, 1967-1968

Minutes: Raleigh, 8 December 1967
Box 70
Minutes: Raleigh, 19 January 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Raleigh, 2 February 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Greensboro, 23 February 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Elizabeth City, 15 March 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Goldsboro, 5 April 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Lumberton, 26 April 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Asheville, 17 May 1968
Box 70
Minutes: Raleigh, 11-12 July 1968
Box 70
Miscellaneous, 1967-1969
Box 70
Miscellaneous, 1969
Box 70
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, 1968
Box 70
North Carolina Association of Library Trustees, 1968
Box 70
North Carolina League of Municipalities, 1968
Box 70
North Carolina Library Association, 1967-1969
Box 70
North Carolina Public Library Statistical Report, 1968-1970
Box 70
North Carolina State Library, 1967-1968
Box 71
North Carolina State Library Board, 1968
Box 71
Statistics on Public Library Support, 1965-1968
Box 71
North Carolina Taxation Sources (Ferrell-Wicker), 1966-1967
Box 71
How Other States Support Libraries (Ogilvie), 1968
Box 71

Report of the Commission, 1968-1969

Draft, 1 June 1968
Box 71
Draft Edited by Elaine von Oesen, 1 July 1968
Box 71
Revised Draft Distributed to Members, 8 July 198
Box 71
Draft Edited by Elizabeth Reid, July 1968
Box 71
Various Drafts, August 1968
Box 71
Final Report, August 1968
Box 71
Appendices: Draft, 1968
Box 71
Printing, 1968
Box 71
Reaction to Report, 1968
Box 71
Requests for Report, 1968-1969
Box 71

Stick, David, 1967-1975

Appointment, 1967
Box 71
Notes, circa 1968
Box 71
Personal, 1968-1975
Box 71
Speeches, 1967-1969
Box 71
Trip Maps, etc., 1968
Box 71
UNC School of Library Science, 1968
Box 71
United States Congress, 1969
Box 71

North Carolina Marine Science Council, 1969-1981

1972, 1972
Box 72
North Carolina's Coastal Resources Draft, 1972
Box 72
1973, 1973
Box 72
1974-1981, 1974-1981
Box 72
Current Problems Committee, 1972-1973
Box 72
Comprehensive Estuarine Plans Committee, 1971-1973
Box 72
Miscellaneous, 1972-1973
Box 72
Program for the State of North Carolina Marine Science Center, 1971
Box 72
Marine Science Council, etc., 1969-1971
Box 73

North Caroliniana Society, 1974-1987

Bibliography, 1987
Box 73
Bill Powell, 1985
Box 73
Copies of Papers, 1987
Box 73
Correspondence, 1979-1987
Box 73
General, 1974-1987
Box 73
Guestbook: David Stick's Acceptance of the North Caroliniana Society Award, 15 October 1987
Box 74
Invitations and Responses, 1987
Box 74

Order of the Tar Heel 100 [2 folders], 1974-1977

Scope and Content:

The Order of the Tar Heel 100 was a service and outreach organization established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, a precursor to the modern UNC Board of Visitors. This subseries comprises material collected by David Stick during his service with the organization.

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, 1956-1980s

Scope and Content:

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce was originally founded as the Nags Head Chamber of Commerce, an organization that operated more or less in competition with two other chambers of commerce (the Dare County Chamber and the Dare Beaches Chamber) in the late 1940s-1950s. This subseries primarily consists of early files related to the organization collected by David Stick.

Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1956-1966
Box 74
Weather Seminars, 1961, 1965
Box 74
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1962-1963
Box 74
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1965
Box 74
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1966
Box 74
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1967
Box 74
Incorporation Papers, etc. (Nags Head Chamber of Commerce, Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce), 1967
Box 75
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1968
Box 75
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1971
Box 75
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Files, 1980s
Box 75

Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF), 1979-2009

Scope and Content:

The earliest plans for what would become the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) grew out of a conversation between David Stick and actor Andy Griffith. During an interview for an article, Griffith remarked that he wanted to find a way to give back to the Outer Banks community out of appreciation for the support he had been shown throughout his career. Stick proposed the idea of a community foundation, and the two men called a meeting with four other prominent community leaders (businessmen Edward Greene and George Crocker, banker Ray White, attorney Martin Kellogg, and accountant Jack Adams) and founded the Outer Banks Community Foundation. The foundation solicited contributions from local citizens to provide grants, scholarships, and financial support to worthy causes. As of 2019, the OBCF still operates, managing over $17,000,000 in assets and over 175 charitable endowments. This subseries largely contains materials relating to the first decade of the OBCF's operations, including annual reports, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, membership lists and campaign records, financial data, records of grants awarded, information on various community members honored by the OBCF, and promotional material.

25th Anniversary Booklet, 2007
Box 75
Adams, Jack, 1983-1989
Box 75
Advisory Committee, 1985-1986
Box 75
An Artist's Catch, 1986
Box 75
Annual Reports, etc., 1983-2002
Box 75
Annual Reports and Financial Statements, 1992-1997
Box 76
Annuity, 1991
Box 76
Articles, 1990
Box 76
Audits, 1983-1986
Box 76

Banks, 1980-1986

Branch Banking & Trust Co., 1983
Box 76
East Carolina Bank, 1985
Box 76
First Union National Bank, 1983-1984
Box 76
Planter's National Bank: Deposit Tickets, 1982-1986
Box 76
Planter's National Bank: Trust Department Correspondence, 1985
Box 76
Planter's National Bank: Trust Department Agreement, 1980-1985
Box 76
Planter's National Bank: Trust Department Quarterly Reports, 1985-1986
Box 76
Bequests: Ludemann, Dorothy, 1982
Box 76
Bequests: Miscellaneous, 1984
Box 76

Board of Directors, 1982-1987

Correspondence, 1982-1986
Box 76
Meeting Agendas and Exhortations, 1983-1987
Box 76
Special Reports, 1983
Box 76

Book of Memory, 1982-1986

Baugh, William, 1984
Box 77
Bond, Lyn and Ruth, 1985
Box 77
Bortz, Nelson, 1985
Box 77
Bray, Bill, 1985
Box 77
Briggs, C.F., 1985
Box 77
Brown, Aycock, 1984
Box 77
Bunch, J.E., 1985
Box 77
Butler, Smedley, 1984
Box 77
Cairns, Huntington, 1985
Box 77
Caprio, Mike, 1983-1984
Box 77
Davis, Wink, 1982
Box 77
Downs, Robert S., 1984
Box 77
Frazier, Broadaway, 1985
Box 77
Gott, Donald H., 1982-1983
Box 77
Harris, J.E., 1983
Box 77
Hines, Adolphus, 1985-1986
Box 77
Kellogg, Alice, 1984
Box 77
Knuckles, John A., 1983-1984
Box 77
Lacerre, Albert, 1984-1985
Box 77
Martin, T.S., 1984
Box 77
McCown, Mary H., 1985-1986
Box 77
Miscellaneous, 1983-1986
Box 77
Morrison, Fred, 1985
Box 77
Neighbors, George, 1983
Box 77
Powell, George, 1985-1986
Box 77
Ready, Elsie C., 1984
Box 77
Reber, Ezeta, 1984
Box 77
Robison, John T., 1984
Box 77
Small, Marianne, 1983
Box 77
Spencer, Ira D., 1985
Box 77
Toler, Curtis, 1985
Box 77
Young, Robert A., 1983
Box 77
Brochures, 1982-1985
Box 77
Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, 1982
Box 77
Certificates, circa 1982
Box 77
Chaney and Wills, 1987-1990
Box 77
Charitable Gifts, 1989-1991
Box 77
Community Center, 1986
Box 77

Community Foundations, 1979-1989

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1983-1989
Box 78
Directory, 1983
Box 78
Elizabeth City Foundation, 1982-1983
Box 78
General, 1979-1986
Box 78
Polk County Community Foundation, 1982
Box 78
Regional Foundations, 1980-1985
Box 78
Winston-Salem Foundation, 1981-1986
Box 78
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 1983-1986
Box 78

Council on Foundations, 1980-1986

Annual Reports, etc., 1981-1985
Box 78
Community Byline, 1983-1986
Box 78
Correspondence, 1982
Box 78
Correspondence, 1983
Box 78
Correspondence, 1984
Box 78
Correspondence, 1985-1986
Box 78
Miscellaneous Publications, 1984-1985
Box 79
Newsletter vols. 1-3, 1983-1984
Box 79
Newsletter vol. 4, 1985
Box 79
Newsletter vol. 5, 1986
Box 79
Special Reports, 1980-1984
Box 79
Washington Update, 1986
Box 79
Current, 1983-2003
Box 79
Donations, 1983-1989
Box 79
Executive Director, 1986
Box 79
Expenses - David Stick, 1982-1986
Box 79
Financial Statements, 1982-1986
Box 79
Frank Stick Fund, 1989-1994
Box 79
Gifts and Bequests Brochure, 1992
Box 80

Grants, 1983-2009 (bulk 1983-1986)

Grants and Disaster Guidelines, 2009
Box 80
Application Forms, circa 1984
Box 80
Applications, 1985-1986
Box 80
Avon Methodist Parsonage, 1986
Box 80
Cape Hatteras School, 1984
Box 80
Cape Hatteras School P.T.A., 1985
Box 80
Chicamacomico Historical Association, 1984
Box 80
College of the Albemarle, 1986
Box 80
Correspondence, etc., 1985-1986
Box 80
Criteria, 1983
Box 80
Dare County Library, 1984
Box 80
Dare County Social Services, 1984
Box 80
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1986
Box 80
Dare VAC, 1986
Box 80
Future Possibilities, 1983-1986
Box 80
Girl Scouts, 1983
Box 80
Green Thumb Program, 1984
Box 80
History of Grants, 1992
Box 80
Kitty Hawk Elementary School, 1985
Box 80
Manteo High School, 1985
Box 80
Marine Resources Center, 1984
Box 80
Miscellaneous, 1989-1992
Box 80
Nags Head Woods, 1983
Box 80
Nags Head Woods, 1986
Box 81
North Banks Rotary Club, 1984
Box 81
North Carolina State University Recreation Department, 1984
Box 81
Outer Banks Hotline, 1984
Box 81
Outer Banks Hotline, 1983
Box 81
Policy and Procedures, 1985
Box 81
Rejected, 1985-1986
Box 81
Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1985
Box 81
Summaries, 1983-1985
Box 81
Volunteer Groups, 1984-1986
Box 81
Hurricane Isabel Fundraising etc., 2003-2004
Box 81
Insurance, 1983-1986
Box 81
Internal Revenue Service and NC Department of Revenue, 1983-1985
Box 81
Ledger, 1982-1986
Box 81
"Looking Ahead", 1985
Box 82
Loose/Miscellaneous, 1998-2007
Box 82

Meetings, 1982-1987

Breakfast Meeting, 9 February 1983
Box 82
Annual Meeting, 26 October 1983
Box 82
Annual Meeting, 30 October 1984
Box 82
Annual Meeting, 30 October 1985
Box 82
Annual Meeting, 23 October 1986
Box 82
Meetings: Board of Directors, 1982-1987
Box 82
Organizational Meetings, 1982
Box 82
Member Binder: David Stick, 1993-1994
Box 82

Membership, 1982-1991

Applications and Contact Cards, 1985-1986
Box 82
Correspondence, 1982
Box 82
Correspondence, 1983
Box 82
Correspondence, 1984
Box 82
Correspondence, 1985
Box 82
Correspondence, 1986
Box 82
Charter Member Drive, 1982-1983
Box 82
Patron Drive, 1983-1984
Box 82
Membership Drive, 1984-1985
Box 83
Membership Drives, 1982-1991
Box 83
Membership Drive, 1985-1986
Box 83
Membership Drive, 1986-1987
Box 83
Member Lists, 1984-1985
Box 83
Member Lists, 1985-1986
Box 83
Member Lists, 1986-1987
Box 83
Member Lists, 1986-1989
Box 84
Member Lists, 1990
Box 84
Membership Year - Proposed Change, 1985
Box 84
Prospective Members, 1982-1983
Box 84

Memorial Funds, 1982-1986

Austin, Inez D., 1983
Box 84
Brown, Aycock, 1984
Box 84
Daniels, M.L., 1982-1983
Box 84
Fearing, M.K. Sr., 1983
Box 84
Meekins, D.V., 1985
Box 84
Miscellaneous, 1982-1986
Box 84
Neighbors, George, 1985-1986
Box 84
Owens, R.V., 1983
Box 84
Prospects, 1983-1984
Box 84
Stick, Frank, 1983-1984
Box 84
Meritorious Award, 1996
Box 84
Meritorious Award Scrapbook, 1996
Box 84
Minutes and Correspondence, 1991-1992
Box 85
Minutes and Finances, 1986-1990
Box 85
Miscellaneous, 1982-1986
Box 85
Miscellaneous, 1983-1990
Box 85
Miscellaneous Files, 1990s
Box 85
Miscellaneous Notes, 1983-1986
Box 85
Nature Conservancy - Fundraising, circa 1980s
Box 85
Newspaper Advertisement, 31 November 1985
Box 85
North Carolina Community Foundation, 1997-1998
Box 85
Oakes, Bob, 2005
Box 85
Operating Procedures, 1986
Box 85
Personal, 1990s
Box 85
Printing, 1982-1983
Box 86
Printing, 1984-1985
Box 86
Progress Report, 17 June 1982
Box 86
Publicity, 1982-1983
Box 86
Publicity - Clippings, 1982-1990
Box 86
Publicity and Promotion, 1990s
Box 86
Publicity and Reports, 1993-1998
Box 86
Reports: Annual and Semiannual, 1983-1986
Box 86
Reports, etc., 1982-1989
Box 86
Reports, etc., 1990-1991
Box 86
Reports, Minutes, and Correspondence, 1991-1994
Box 87
Scholarships, 1984-1985
Box 87
Scholarships, 2003-2005
Box 87
Shoreline Typing, 1985
Box 87

Unmet Needs Study, 1983-1986

Foundation News, 1983-1986
Box 87
Final Report, 1983
Box 87
Questionnaires: Churches, 1983
Box 87
Questionnaires: Individuals, 1983
Box 87
Questionnaires: Organizations, 1983
Box 87
Questionnaires: Miscellaneous, 1983
Box 87
Steering Committee Correspondence: Burrus, Jay, 1983
Box 87
Steering Committee Correspondence: Bortz, Nelson, 1983
Box 87
Steering Committee Correspondence: Dare County Health Department, 1983
Box 87
Steering Committee Correspondence: Miscellaneous, 1983
Box 87
Steering Committee Meetings, 1983
Box 87

Outer Banks History Center (OBHC), 1978-2008

Scope and Content:

In the course of his career as an historian and author, David Stick amassed a large library of monographs, serial publications, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other North Caroliniana. In the mid-1980s, Stick decided to donate his personal library to the State of North Carolina, with the stipulation that a facility would be established in Dare County to make the materials available to the public. The agreement was formalized in 1986, and the Outer Banks History Center opened to the public in 1989. The facility serves as the eastern unit of the State Archives of North Carolina and continues to collect materials related to the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks History Center (OBHC) subseries contains materials primarily dating from the first decade of the OBHC's operations, as well as material predating the State Archives' acquisition of the collection. Included are card catalogs, indices, shelf lists, and other early inventories of the David Stick library; files related to the OBHC's affiliate groups (the OBHC Associates and the OBHC Advisory Committee), papers from the dedication of the facility on 7 May 1989, records related to major acquisitions (such as the Edwin Graves Champney Drawings and Aycock Brown Photographs); appraisal records; and two narratives written by David Stick about the OBHC: "My Personal Papers in the Outer Banks History Center" and "How the David Stick Library Became the Outer Banks History Center."

Acquisitions Policy, 1992
Box 88
Advisory Committee, 1988-1991
Box 88
Advisory Committee, 1992
Box 88
Advisory Committee, 1995-2000
Box 88
Associates, 1990-1994
Box 88
Associates, 1995
Box 88
Associates, 2001
Box 88
Associates, 2001-2004
Box 89
Aycock Brown Photographs, 1984-1991
Box 89
Background, 1985-1996
Box 89
Budgets, 1986-1989
Box 89
Card Catalogs: Map Shelflist Cards, circa 1987
Box 89
Card Catalogs: Unidentified Card Catalog [folders 1-3 of 5], circa 1980s
Box 89
Card Catalogs: Unidentified Card Catalog [folders 4-5 of 5], circa 1980s
Box 90
Card Catalogs: Want List [3 folders], 1970s
Box 90
Champney Drawings, 1990-1991
Box 90
Clippings, 1997
Box 91
Coastal History Service Center, circa 1989
Box 91
Correspondence, 1987
Box 91
Dedication, 7 May 1989
Box 91
Dedication Speech, Clippings, 1989-2008
Box 91
Dough, Wynne C., 1989-1994
Box 91
EII (Elizabeth II) Engines, 1987-1989
Box 91
Exhibits and Programs, 1991-1994
Box 91
Frank Stick Trust, 1987-1988
Box 91
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 1988-1990
Box 91
How the David Stick Library Became the Outer Banks History Center, 1989
Box 91
Ice Plant Island Plans, 1991-1994
Box 91
Items on Loan, 1992-1994
Box 91
Job Specifications, 1987-1993
Box 91

Library, 1978-1993

Alexander, Christine, 1986
Box 92
Appraisal, 1980
Box 92
Appraisal: Books, 1986
Box 92
Appraisal: Maps, 1986
Box 92
Appraisal, 1990
Box 92
Appraisal, 1993
Box 92
Archives and History Staff, 1986
Box 92
Architects, 1986
Box 92
Background Material, 1978-1985
Box 92
Basnight, Marc, 1985-1986
Box 92
Brown, Aycock: Heirs, 1985
Box 92
Cashion, Jerry C., 1983
Box 92
Clippings, 1986-1987
Box 92
Computer HICATS Codes, 1986
Box 92
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1979-1986
Box 92
Cultural Resources Department, 1980s
Box 92
Description of Contents, 1985
Box 92
Donation Agreement (Cultural Resources), 1986
Box 92
Dorsey, Patric, 1985
Box 92
Hodgkins, Sara W., 1983-1984
Box 92
Inventory, 1980
Box 92
Inventory, Revised, 1985
Box 92
Legal, 1985-1986
Box 92
Miscellaneous, 1986
Box 93
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1980s
Box 93
Misenheimer, Larry, 1986
Box 93
Legislative Acts, 1985-1986
Box 93
McKay, David N., 1982-1985
Box 93
National Park Service, 1978-1982
Box 93
Price, William S., Jr., 1984-1986
Box 93
Stack Layouts, Stick Home, circa 1986
Oversize Box 1
Taxes, 1985-1986
Box 93
Maritime History Conference, 1992-1994
Box 93
Maritime History Council, 1994-1995
Box 93
Miscellaneous, 1989-1995
Box 93
Miscellaneous, 2001-2008
Box 93
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1987-1993
Box 93
Miscellaneous Gifts, 1990-1991
Box 93
Miscellaneous Logs and Reports, 1990
Box 93
Miscellaneous Notes, 1987-1994
Box 93
Misenheimer, Larry, 1987-1993
Box 93
My Personal Papers in the Outer Banks History Center [2 folders], circa 2000
Box 94
Nautical Research Center (Colin MacKenzie), 1996-1997
Box 94
Oral History Projects, 1991-1994
Box 94

Paintings, 1984-1986

Albums, 1985-1986
Box 94
Appraisal (Barbara Schmidt), 1986
Box 94
Beneficiaries of Trust, 1984
Box 94
Donation Agreement (Cultural Resources), 1986
Box 94
Lists to be Donated, circa 1986
Box 94
Planters Bank, 1985-1986
Box 94
Plans and Specifications, 1985-1987
Box 94
Plans for Library Addition, Elizabeth II Visitor's Center (Outer Banks History Center), 1987
Oversize Box 4
Prior Years, 1995-2001
Box 94
Publications Committee, 1988-1997
Box 94
Roanoke Island Historical Association Collection in OBHC, Index to (Barbara Hird and lebame houston), circa 2000
Box 95
Sale of Books and Prints, 1990-1994
Box 95
Serial Publications of the OBHC, 1990-1992
Box 95
Shelf List [3 folders], April 1989
Box 95
Shelf List, March 1990
Box 95
Shelf List [2 folders], April 1990
Box 95
Shelf List: Gifts, circa 1990
Box 96
Shelf List [4 folders], circa 1990
Box 96
Shelf List [2 folders], January 1991
Box 97
Shelf List [3 folders], July-August 1991
Box 97
Shelf List, September 1991
Box 97
Shipwreck Index, 1988
Box 97
Stack Agreement, circa 1989
Box 97
Strategic Planning, 1994-2007
Box 97
Strategic Planning, Appraisals, and Conservation Reports, 2004-2007
Box 97
Wish Lists, 1989-1990
Box 97

Outer Banks Recreation Association (OBRA), 1964-1988

Scope and Content:

Following the failure of Convention Center and Museum, Inc., in 1962, the directors of the project (nicknamed the Twelve SOBs) turned their attention to establishing a golf course on the Outer Banks. By 1964, David Stick, one of the Twelve SOBs, was able to secure a donation of land for a golf course from the board of directors of the real estate group he managed, the Kitty Hawk Land Company, provided that the donation would be made to a nonprofit group. The Farmers Home Administration (FHA) agreed to finance the construction of the course. The Twelve SOBs then met 9 March 1964 and restructured Convention Center and Museum, Inc. into a nonprofit entity that would become the Outer Banks Recreation Association (OBRA). The OBRA was incorporated 26 April 1965. The organization encountered difficulty in constructing the golf course when a competing private entity, East Coast Properties, claimed that the federally-subsidized project was jeopardizing its own project to build a golf course in the area. However, the OBRA was able to secure the loan and start construction on the Duck Woods Golf Course in 1967. The course was designed by golf architect Ellis Maples. It was dedicated 8 June 1969. The OBRA and the golf course nearly went under in the early 1970s thanks to unexpected expenditures and other mounting financial difficulties. Although Stick had left the organization in 1967, he was asked to return to serve as president in 1971, at which point he presented a plan to make the organization solvent again, and the course stayed open until 1988, when it was reorganized and renamed Duck Woods Country Club. The club still operates as of 2019. This subseries primarily includes material from Stick's time as president of the OBHRA (1971-1972), but later records are also included, as well as correspondence and other records related to its founding.

Budget, 1970-1971
Box 98
Budget, 1971-1972
Box 98
Budget, 1972-1973
Box 98
Budget, 1974-1975
Box 98
Club Room, 1971-1976
Box 98

Committees, 1965-1975

Report of the Budget and Finance Committee, 1971
Box 98
Executive Committee, 1968-1972
Box 98
Golf Committee, 1971-1975
Box 98
Grounds and Greens Committee, 1970-1972
Box 98
House Committee, 1969-1974
Box 98
Membership Committee, 1965-1973
Box 98
Miscellaneous Committees, 1969-1971
Box 98
Planning Committee, 1969-1970
Box 98
Special Gifts Committee, 1971
Box 98
Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules, 1970-1973
Box 99
Correspondence, 1964-1985
Box 99
Debris Patrol Squads, 1970-1973
Box 99
Deed, 1971-1972
Box 99
Duck Woods Golf Club Brochures, 1968-1976
Box 99
Event Programs, 1971-1987
Box 99
Finances, 1964-1976
Box 99
Forms and Stationery, 1968-1974
Box 99
Golf Cars, 1969-1972
Box 99
Golf Cars of Raleigh, 1970
Box 99
Golf Course Designers, 1967-1969
Box 99
Golf Course Maintenance, 1971-1972
Box 99
Golf Pro, 1968-1972
Box 99
Governor's Invitational Golf Tournament, 1971-1972
Box 100
Handicaps, 1966-1972
Box 100
Hotels and Motels, 1970-1971
Box 100
Maps, circa 1971
Box 100
Meetings, Annual, 1968-1988
Box 100
Meetings, Board of Directors, 1967-1973
Box 100
Member Rosters, circa 1960s-1970s
Box 100
Miscellaneous, 1965-1985
Box 100
Miscellaneous, 1968-1973
Box 100
Newsletters, 1971-1988
Box 100
Perimeter Survey, 1966-1972
Box 100
President's Reports, 1967-1972
Box 100
Promotions, circa 1970-1971
Box 101
Salinity of Soil, 1965-1972
Box 101
Staff Meetings, 1972
Box 101
Stick, David - Personal, 1968-1975
Box 101
Stick, David - Personal Golf Data, circa 1972
Box 101
Tennis Courts, 1971-1972
Box 101
USGA Reports, 1971-1972
Box 101

People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge, 1971-1994

Scope and Content:

The People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge was founded in December 1973 by Carolista Fletcher Baum, Walter G. Baum, and Betty Clark in order to facilitate the development of a state park at Jockey's Ridge. David Stick was a member of the initial board of directors. The group successfully campaigned to have Jockey's Ridge designated a state park in 1975. The group functionally ceased activity the following year and officially dissolved once its financial affairs were concluded on 21 August 1980. The People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge subseries contains meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers and ephemera, newsletters, and other papers relating to the organization collected by David Stick.

Bylaws and Resolutions, 1972-1974
Box 101
Clippings, 1972-1994
Box 101
Correspondence, 1972-1994
Box 101
The Dissolution of People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge, 1981
Box 101
Finances, 1975-1980
Box 101
Flyers and Ephemera, 1970s
Box 101
Fundraising, 1974-1978
Box 101
Jockey's Ridge Jamboree, 1975
Box 101
Maps and Diagrams, 1973 and undated
Box 101
Meeting Minutes, Announcements, and Notes, 1972-1994
Box 101
Nags Head Woods, 1971-1973
Box 101
Newsletters, 1978
Box 101
North Carolina State Park System, 1973-1979
Box 101
Organizational Histories, 1973 and undated
Box 101
Publications, 1974-1979
Box 101
Soil and Water Conservation, 1972-1976
Box 101

Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1959-1989

Scope and Content:

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) was established in 1932 to commemorate the history of the first English colonies to settle in America. The organization is most well known for its annual production of Paul Green's . This subseries contains RIHA papers collected by David Stick.

Correspondence and Clippings, 1959-1988
Box 102
Correspondence and Other Papers, 1978-1986
Box 102
Lost Colony Museum, 1989
Box 102
Roanoke Island Center for the Arts, 1984-1987
Box 102

Town of Southern Shores, 1971-2002 and undated

Scope and Content:

David Stick was instrumental in the founding of the Town of Southern Shores. Two of the companies with which he was affiliated during his real estate career, Kitty Hawk Land Company and Southern Shores Realty, began to develop the area in the late 1940s and promote it as a resort community. Eventually, the community had grown enough to incorporate in 1979, and David Stick was named as the first mayor of the town. The Southern Shores municipal building is named for him. This subseries contains materials primarily dating from Stick's time as mayor, including planning documents, budgets, meeting minutes, and records related to various municipal and public services. For additional research material on the development of Southern Shores, please see the Real Estate subseries in Stick's business papers, as well as the Real Estate subseries of the photographs in this collection.

20th Anniversary, 24 April 1999
Box 102
Act to Incorporate, 1979
Box 102
Bob Brown Memorial, 1977-1978
Box 102
Bortz, Nelson, 1979
Box 102
Budget, 1979-1980
Box 102
Budget, 1980-1981
Box 102
Building Inspection, 1979
Box 102
Cemetery, 1980-1981
Box 102
Civil Defense, 1976-1979
Box 103
Dare County, 1978-1979
Box 103
Evans, Charles, 1979
Box 103
Financial Reports, 1979-1980
Box 103
Fire Department, undated
Box 103
Flood Insurance, 1979
Box 103
Historical Preservation Center, 2001
Box 103
Index to Legal Documents, 1979-1983
Box 103
Induction Ceremony, 1 April 1979
Box 103
Institute of Government, 1977-1979
Box 103
Inter-governmental Council, 1979
Box 103
Land Use Planning [3 folders], 1979-1980
Box 103
League of Municipalities, 1978
Box 104
Minutes, 1979
Box 104
Miscellaneous, 1978-1979
Box 104
Nags Head, 1979
Box 104
Oceanfront Access, 1981
Box 104
Ordinances, 1979
Box 104
Outer Banks Recreation Association, 1978-1979
Box 104

Pete Peterson Files, 1971-1984

Dare County Water Authority Well Drilling Photographs, 1972
Box 104
Loose Papers, 1976-1978
Box 104
Nelson Bortz Notebook, 1976-1984
Box 104
Reports and Publications, 1972-1979
Box 105
Water Authority Minutes and Correspondence [2 folders], 1971-1973
Box 105
Water Authority Miscellaneous Information [1 of 2], 1971-1973
Box 105
Water Authority Miscellaneous Information [2 of 2], 1971-1973
Box 106
Water Authority Preliminary Hearing Reports [2 folders], 1971-1973
Box 106
Water Authority Studies [1 of 2], 1972-1973
Box 106
Water Authority Studies [2 of 2], 1972-1973
Box 107
Peterson, Arthur, 1978-1979
Box 107
Photographs, 1979
Box 107
Planning, 1979-1980
Box 107
Police, 1978-1980
Box 107
Preliminaries to Incorporation, 1978-1979
Box 107
Roads, 1979-1985
Box 107
Roads: Powell, Bill, 1979
Box 107
Sanitation: Garbage Collection, 1979
Box 107
Statistics, Census, etc., 1978
Box 107
Stick, David: Reports, 1979
Box 107
Tax Collection, 1979
Box 107
Town Hall, 2002
Box 107
Waterways: Lagoons, Bulkheads, Milfoil, etc., 1980-1982
Box 107
Zoning, 1979
Box 107
Zoning: Extra Territorial, 1979
Box 107

Wright Memorial Museum Committee, 1930-1978

Scope and Content:

David Stick began actively coordinating local efforts to establish an aviation museum at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in the early 1950s. In 1952, he organized the Wright Memorial Museum Committee under the auspices of the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Society, with he and D. Victor Meekins (manager of the Dare County Airport and publisher of the Coastland Times Newspaper) representing Dare County alongside other committee members from across the country, such as Harold S. Miller (executor of the Orville Wright Estate) and Paul Garber (curator of the National Air Museum). The committee determined that a museum especially emphasizing the Wright Brothers' work in Kitty Hawk, rather than aviation history broadly, would be most appropriate. The project stalled for several years when funding did not materialize, before ultimately being completed in 1960. The materials in this subseries primarily comprise correspondence between David Stick, members of the committee, and various constituents, as well as programs and ephemera from various anniversary celebrations of the Wright Brothers' first flight.

60th Anniversary, 1963
Box 108
61st Anniversary, 1964
Box 108
62nd Anniversary, 1965
Box 108
63rd Anniversary, 1966
Box 108
64th Anniversary, 1967
Box 108
65th Anniversary, 1968
Box 108
66th Anniversary, 1969
Box 108
American City Bureau, 1952
Box 108
Brothers, Elmer, 1953
Box 108
Brown, Aycock, 1952-1953
Box 108
CAA (Civil Aeronautics Administration), Atlanta, 1952-1953
Box 108
Clark, Miles, 1951-1953
Box 108
Clippings, 1951-1952
Box 108
Cox, Elbert, 1952-1960
Box 108
Crawford, Frederick, 1952
Box 108
Crittendon, Dr. C.C., 1949-1958
Box 108
Davis, T.H., 1952-1960
Box 108
Dough, Horace, 1951-1953
Box 108
Expenses, 1952-1953
Box 108
First Flight Society, 1970-1978
Box 108
Garber, Paul Edward, 1952-1953
Box 108
Guggenheim, Harry F., 1952
Box 108
Jones, John Price, 1952-1953
Box 108
Kelly, Fred C., 1951-1957
Box 108
Kill Devil Hills Memorial Society, 1950-1953
Box 108
Land Acquisition, 1930
Box 108
Land Acquisition Committee, 1950s
Box 108
Land, Emory S., 1952-1957
Box 109
Lee, Ronald F., 1952-1958
Box 109
Manning, J. Hampton, 1951-1952
Box 109
Marshall, John, 1952-1953
Box 109
Meekins, D.V., 1952
Box 109
Meigs, Merrill C., 1952-1958
Box 109
Memoranda, 1952-1953
Box 109
Miller, Harold S., 1952-1953
Box 109
Minutes, 1952-1957
Box 109
Miscellaneous, 1950-1953
Box 109
Mission 66, 1957
Box 109
Parker, Charles, 1952-1953
Box 109
Park Service Original Plans, 1952
Box 109
Prospectus and Plans, 1952-1953
Box 109
Ramsey, Admiral DeWitt C., 1952-1957
Box 110
Releases, 1952
Box 110
Ross, George R., 1952-1953
Box 110
Rough, Howard, 1952-1953
Box 110
Saunders, Keith, 1951-1953
Box 110
Scott, Governor W. Kerr, 1952-1953
Box 110
Stratton, Clark, 1952
Box 110
Tate, W.J., 1951-1952
Box 110
Visitor Center Bids, 1959
Box 110
Whitener, Ralph V., 1951-1959
Box 110
Wirth, Conrad, 1952
Box 110
Wright Celebration, 1957
Box 110
Wright Celebration, 1958
Box 110
Wright Celebration, 1959
Box 110
Wright Celebration, 1960
Box 110
Wright Memorial Airport Plans, 1953
Box 110
Wright Plane Model Information, 1952
Box 110

Other Organizations, 1937-2008

All-Seashore Highway Association, 1960
Box 111
American Assembly, 1974
Box 111
Archives and History Editorial Board, 1966-1968
Box 111
Archives and History, N.C. Department of, 1952-1956
Box 111
Archives and History Special Advisors, 1977
Box 111
Beach Civic League, 1938
Box 111
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse/Move the Lighthouse Committee [3 folders], 1980-1987
Box 111
Carolina Environmental Program, 2004
Box 111
Coastal Plains Regional Commission, 1968-1974
Box 111
Colington Cemetery Association, 1979-1993
Box 112
College of the Albemarle - Dare, 2005
Box 112
College of the Albemarle Dare County Council, 1970
Box 112
Community Action Coalition, 2001
Box 112
Creative Puppet Ministries, 1980s
Box 112
Currituck Outer Banks Access, 1979-1980
Box 112
Dare Beaches Sanitary District, 1951-1958
Box 113
Dare Beaches Water and Sewer Authority [2 folders], 1971-1973
Box 113
Dare Beaches Water Study Group, 1970-1971
Box 113
Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree, 1958-1960s
Box 113
Dare County ABC [Alcoholic Beverage Control] Board, 1965-1966
Box 113
Dare County Arts Council, 1990-1991
Box 113
Dare Education Plan, 2004-2005
Box 113
Edenton Historical Commission, 1972-1974
Box 113
First Colony Foundation, 2004-2008
Box 113
Friends of the Archives, 1977
Box 113
Friends of Roanoke Island, 1990
Box 114
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 1997-2006
Box 114
Hakluyt Society, 1949-1955
Box 114
Hatteras Island Recreation Association, 1977
Box 114
Historical Society of Eastern North Carolina, 1981
Box 114
James Iredell Association, 1972
Box 114
Kitty Hawk Citizens Association, 2003
Box 114
Kitty Hawk Mayors Committee, 2004
Box 114
Kitty Hawk Zoning, 1966
Box 114
Morrison Award, 1967
Box 114
Museum of the Albemarle, 1966-1982
Box 114
Nags Head Woods, 1983-1987
Box 114
North Carolina Advisory Committee: Voting and Voter Registration in North Carolina, 1961
Box 114
North Carolina Barrier Islands EIC [Environmental Impact Study] Correspondence, 1981
Box 114
North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, 1965-1967
Box 114
North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute, 1937-1941
Box 114
North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute, 1995
Box 114
North Carolina Sea Grant Advisory Services, 1975-1981
Box 114
North Carolina Sea Grant Correspondence, 1975-1981
Box 115
North Carolina Seashore Commission, 1966
Box 115
North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians, 1965-1983
Box 115
Octagon House Restoration, Inc., 1979
Box 115
Outer Banks Health Clinic, 1973
Box 115
Pamlico Soil and Water Conservation District, 1974
Box 115
Raleigh Historic Sites Foundation, 1966
Box 115
Roanoke Colonies Research Office, 1993-1998
Box 115
Roanoke Island Commission, 1994-2001
Box 276
Roanoke Voyages/EII [Elizabeth II] Commission, 1987-1990
Box 115
Southern Shores Civic Association, 1977-1983
Box 115
Steamship Historical Society, 1954
Box 115
Tidewater Council - Boy Scouts, 1974
Box 115
Town of Kill Devil Hills Zoning Board, Board of Adjustment, 1955
Box 116
Town of Kitty Hawk, 2004
Box 116
Wetlands Protection Program, 1976-1978
Box 116

2. Writings, 1813-2009 and undated (bulk 1939-2009) 1939-2009

Scope and Content:

The Writings series, 1813-2009 and undated (bulk 1939-2009), contains research material, drafts, and publication information related to Stick's various writing projects, including both published and unpublished works. Content varies by subseries, but generally comprises drafts, publication proofs, correspondence with publishers and readers, reviews and publicity, and research files. Research materials unambiguously connected to a particular work have been included in the subseries associated with that work, but there may also be related research material in the Research Files series. Occasionally, original photographs are included in this subseries, but larger subsets of photographs related to and can be found in the Photographs series. This series also includes materials associated with speaking engagements made by Stick at conferences, ceremonies, business meetings, symposia, and business meetings (usually including drafts of the speech given), included speeches given on behalf of several of the organizations with which Stick was associated.

An Artist's Catch, 1970-1983

Biographical Sketch - Manuscript, circa 1981
Box 116
Biographical Notes, circa 1981
Box 116
Current, 1970-1983
Box 116
Galley Proofs, 1981
Box 116
Gift Copies - Frank Stick Trust, 1981-1982
Box 117
Index, 1981
Box 117
List: Families of Fish, circa 1980
Box 117
List: Preliminary Sequence, circa 1980
Box 117
List: Primary Common Names, circa 1980
Box 117
List: Scientific Names, circa 1980
Box 117
List: Secondary Common Names, circa 1980
Box 117
Miscellaneous Notes, 1979
Box 117
Page Proofs, 1981
Box 117
Planters National Bank, 1979-1981
Box 117
Promotion Plans, 1980
Box 117
Reviews and Press Releases, 1981-1982
Box 118
Schwartz, Frank - Correspondence, 1980
Box 118
Sports Afield, 1981
Box 118
UNC Press Correspondence, 1979-1981
Box 118
Wildlife in North Carolina, 1981
Box 118

The Ash Wednesday Storm, 1960-1987

Drafts and Publication Information, 1986-1987

Edwards Brothers - Printing, 1986
Box 118
Gresham, Walter V. III, 1986-1987
Box 118
Kenan, Kay, 1986
Box 118
Miscellaneous, circa 1986
Box 118
First Draft, circa 1986
Box 118
Emendations of First Draft, circa 1986
Box 118
Second Draft, circa 1986
Box 118
Second Draft Annotated by Walter Gresham, circa 1986
Box 119
Third Draft, circa 1986
Box 119
Foreword - Andy Griffith, 1986
Box 119
Other Front Matter, Blurbs, etc., circa 1986
Box 119
Mock-Ups (Half Tone Negatives), circa 1986
Box 119
Corrected Galleys [2 folders], 1986
Box 119
Alterations and Specifications, circa 1986
Box 119
Photographs and Captions, circa 1986
Box 119
Preliminary Paste-Up, 1987
Box 119
Final Paste-Up, 1987
Box 120
Blue-Line Copy, 1987
Box 120
Publicity, 1987
Box 120
Complementary Distribution, circa 1987
Box 120
Reviews and Publicity - Periodicals, 1987
Box 120
Sales, 1987
Box 120
Corrections for Second Printing, 1987
Box 120
Correspondence, 1986-1987
Box 120

Research Material, 1960-1986

Civil Defense - Notes, etc., 1962
Box 120
Current, 1962
Box 120
Documents Related to Civil Defense Plan and Response to Storm, 1961-1962
Box 120
Hurricane Warnings, 1961
Box 121
Index: Interview Contacts and Summaries, circa 1980s
Box 121
Lists- Interviews, circa 1980s
Box 121
Loose Research Material, 1960-1963
Box 121
Nags Head Dunes, 1961-1962
Box 121
Passes Issued, 1962
Box 122
Planning Seminar, 1961
Box 122
Preliminary Civil Defense Plan, 1962-1963
Box 122
Research Correspondence, 1986
Box 122
Research Notes, circa 1980s
Box 122
Storm Data, 1962
Box 122
Study [2 folders], 1961-1962
Box 122
Summary of Work Performed on Civil Defense Project, 1962
Box 122

Aycock Brown's Outer Banks, 1962-1983

Atkins, Ollie, 1976
Box 123
Aulis, Jack, 1976
Box 123
Blair, John F., 1975
Box 123
Blizzard, John, 1976
Box 123
Brown, Aycock: Biography, 1976
Box 123
Brown, Aycock: Correspondence, 1962-1977
Box 123
Contracts, 1976-1983
Box 123
Contributor List, 1976
Box 123
Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1976-1981
Box 123
Draft, circa 1976
Box 123
Dust Jackets, circa 1976
Box 123
Eisendrath, David, 1976
Box 123
Final Draft, circa 1976
Box 123
Fox, John, circa 1976
Box 123
Friedman, Robert S. and Donna R., 1975-1976
Box 123
Galley Proofs, circa 1976
Box 123
Gondor, Dick, 1976-1980
Box 123
Introduction (D. Stick), circa 1976
Box 123
Love, Gilbert, 1976-1980
Box 124
Lyman, Hal, 1976-1980
Box 124
Maddry, Lawrence, 1976-1980
Box 124
Mayo, Jim, 1976
Box 124
Meekins, Francis, 1975-1976
Box 124
Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
Box 124
Morton, Hugh, 1976
Box 124
Owens, Sarah, 1976
Box 124
Page Proofs (Blue Lines), circa 1976
Box 124
Photo Requests, 1980-1983
Box 124
Price, Woodrow, 1976
Box 124
Publicity and Reviews, 1976-1983
Box 124
Roberts, Bruce, 1976-1980
Box 124
Roberts, Joe Baylor, 1976-1980
Box 124
Royalty Statements, 1976-1977
Box 124
Stick, David: Correspondence, 1976-1980
Box 124
Tames, George, 1976
Box 124
Thompson, Roy, 1976
Box 124
Wright, Bill, 1976
Box 124

Bald Head: A History of Smith Island, 1813-1986 and undated (bulk 1976-1986) 1976-1986

Research Material, 1813-1985 and undated

Archives and History: Davyd Foard Hood, 1980-1981
Box 125
Bald Head Island Corporation, 1980-1981
Box 125
Bald Head Notes [2 folders], circa 1980s
Box 125
Cambridge Properties, Inc., 1980-1982
Box 125
Cape Fear, circa 1980s
Box 125
Fort Holmes, 1982
Box 125
Civil War: Miscellaneous, 1983-1984
Box 125
Cooper, Art, 1967-1984
Box 125
Deeds, etc. [Photocopies of Documents Dated 1820-1821], circa 1980s
Box 125
Dogwood, 1981-1982
Box 125
Engravings and Photographs, 1813-1981
Box 125
Environmental Impact Statement: Bald Head Island [Folder 1 of 2], 1976
Box 125
Environmental Impact Statement: Bald Head Island [Folder 2 of 2], 1976
Box 126
Erosion Control [Photocopies of Original Documents Dated 1853-1854], circa 1980s
Box 126
Fish and Shellfish, 1982
Box 126
Fortifications, 1982
Box 126
Harper, James, 1980-1984
Box 126
Hurricanes, 1963-1980
Box 126
Lifesaving Service, circa 1980s
Box 126
Matthews, Charles M., 1983
Box 126
Messick, John, 1980-1984
Box 126
Miscellaneous, 1981
Box 126
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1980-1985
Box 126
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1980s
Box 126
Bald Head - Mitchell, 1984 and undated
Box 126
National Archives, 1973-1982
Box 126
Natural History - Zoology, undated
Box 126
Ownership, Boyd, 1981
Box 126
Ownership, Carolina Cape Fear [Photocopies of Documents Dated 1970-1972], undated
Box 126
Ownership, Miscellaneous, circa 1983
Box 126
Ownership, Sherrill, circa 1980s
Box 126
Photographs by Dr. Wells (1930s), 1981
Box 126
Property Owners Association, 1981-1982
Box 126
Self-Guided Tour, 1982
Box 126
Sheafe Satterthwaite Interviews (1960s), 1982
Box 126
Shipwrecks [Includes Photocopies of Documents dated 1906], circa 1980s
Box 126
Young, Charlie, 1981-1982
Box 126

Drafts and Publication Information, 1979-1986

Additional Correspondence, 1983-1986
Box 127
Broadfoot, Tom, 1985
Box 127
Barrows, Joyce, 1984
Box 127
Copy of Final Draft to Printer, 1984
Box 127
Dough, Wynne, 1984-1985
Box 127
Dough, Kitty - Jacket, 1979-1984
Box 127
Draft: Unidentified [2 folders], circa 1985
Box 127
Early Drafts [2 folders], 1984
Box 127
Galley Proofs [3 folders], 1985
Box 128
Gift Copies, 1984-1985
Box 128
Harrington, Jim, 1981-1984
Box 128
Index (Original Copy, Proofs, etc.) and Jacket Copy, 1985
Box 128
Miscellaneous, 1985-1986
Box 128
Page Proofs - Preliminary Corrections (David Stick), 1985
Box 128
Paste-Up, 23 November 1984
Box 129
Preface, 1984
Box 129
Publishers, Miscellaneous, 1983-1984
Box 129
Reader Comments (Harrington, Henderson, Messick), 1984
Box 129
Reviews, 1985-1986
Box 129
Storie-McOwen Publishers, 1983-1984
Box 129
Working Copy, Consolidating Suggested Revisions by Readers, 1984
Box 129

Cape Hatteras Seashore, 1964

Sales and Promotions, 1964
Box 129
Correspondence and Meetings, 1964
Box 129
Writing, circa 1964
Box 129
Bruce Roberts Photograph, circa 1964
Box 129

Currituck Doctor, 1918-1991 (bulk 1988-1992) 1988-1992

Scope and Content:

was a project begun by David Stick in the late 1980s to write a biography of Dr. Charles N. Wright, a medical doctor active in Currituck County in the mid-20th century. Stick recorded extensive oral history interviews with Wright as well as members of his family and people who worked in his practice. He also wrote a nearly complete draft of the book, but the book was never published due to ongoing disputes with the Wright family regarding ownership and intellectual property rights surrounding the interviews and the work itself. This subseries contains drafts of the book, correspondence with members of the Wright family and their legal representatives regarding ownership of the work (see folder: Wright Mess, 1990-1992), and research materials collected by David Stick, including oral history interviews, clippings, and a Wright family photo album. In his interviews, Wright discusses the history of medicine in rural Currituck County, including treatments he administered for issues related to reproductive and sexual health, such as pregnancy, masturbation, and sexual intercourse. Some of the descriptions are detailed and graphic.

C.N. Wright Clippings [1949-1970s], circa 1989
Box 130
Drafts: Early/Preliminary [2 folders], 1989-1990
Box 130
Draft 1, January 1990
Box 130
Draft 1: Mary's Notes, 1990
Box 130
Draft 2, March 1990
Box 130
Draft 2: Barry's Notes, 1990
Box 130
Draft 2: Mary's Notes, 1990
Box 131
Draft 2: Master Copy, 1990
Box 131
Draft 3, July 1990
Box 131
Draft 4, August 1990
Box 131
History of Medicine in Currituck County by Dr. C.N. Wright (1973), circa 1989
Box 131

Interviews, 1988-1989

Armstrong, Jeannette, 1989
Box 131
Crabtree, Margie, 1989
Box 131
Crutchley, William, 1989
Box 131
Harris, Mike and Melody, 1989
Box 131
Miscellaneous, 1989
Box 131
Romm, Norma and William, 1989
Box 131
Sawyer, Maxine, 1989
Box 131
Waldrop, Lima, 1989
Box 131
Wall, Grace, 1989
Box 131
Warren, Debbie, 1989
Box 131
Wright, John Jr., 1989
Box 131
Wright, Virginia Caroline, 1989
Box 131

Recordings, 1988-1989

Armstrong, Jeannette [audiocassette], 6 November 1989
AV Box 2
Crabtree, Margie [audiocassette], 11 November 1989
AV Box 2
Crutchley, Dr. William F. [audiocassette], 24 November 1989
AV Box 3
Harris, Mike and Melody [audiocassette], 30 October 1989
AV Box 3
Sawyer, Maxine and John Van Sant [audiocassette], 16 November 1989
AV Box 3
Wall, Grace [audiocassette], 26 October 1989
AV Box 3
Warren, Debbie [audiocassette], 26 October 1989
AV Box 3
Wright, Caroline [audiocassette], 10 November 1989
AV Box 3
Wright, Dr. Charles N. [audiocassette], August 1988
AV Box 3
Wright, Dr. Charles N. [VHS], August 1988
AV Box 6
Wright, John Jr. [audiocassette], 2 November 1989
AV Box 3
Wright, Pauline [audiocassette], 11 November 1989
AV Box 3
Miscellaneous, 1989-1991
Box 131
Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1989
Box 131
Narrative Transcript of Charles Wright Interview by Kay Kenan, 1989
Box 132
Obituaries, C.N. Wright, 1989
Box 132
Reproductions of Wright Family Photographs (Negatives and Contact Sheets), 1989
Box 132
Substitute Pages and Revisions, 1990
Box 132
Unused Notes from Interviews, circa 1990
Box 132
Unused Quotes etc. to be Reviewed, circa 1989
Box 132
Wright Family Photo Album [2 folders], 1918-1988
Box 132
Wright Mess, 1990-1992
Box 132

Dare County: A History [3 folders], 1969-1970

Early Writings (pre-1949), 1939-1950

Scope and Content:

The Early Writings series, 1939-1950, contains articles, columns, short stories, and other pieces authored by Stick prior to the publication of his first book, in 1949. Included in this series are papers related to Stick's tenure as associate editor of an article on Toby Tillett and his Oregon Inlet ferry service, and correspondence and drafts of an article Stick wrote on goggle fishingColumns contributed by Stick to various publications while he was in high school and college can be found in the Education subseries of the Personal papers series. Military writings can be found in the Military Service Subseries.

Agent: Lurton Blassingame, 1947-1950
Box 133
Agent: Curtis Brown Ltd., 1947-1949
Box 133

American Legion Magazine, 1945-1948

Articles, circa 1946-1947
Box 133
Cartoons, 1946-1948
Box 133
Editor's Corner, 1946-1947
Box 133
Form Letters, 1945-1946
Box 133
General, 1946-1947
Box 133
Market Articles, 1946
Box 134
Miscellaneous, 1946-1947
Box 134
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1945-1947
Box 134
Personal Correspondence, 1946
Box 134
Personal Publicity, 1945-1946
Box 134
Staff Memos, etc., 1946-1947
Box 134
Article Ideas, 1946-1948
Box 134
Articles: Correspondence, Accepted, 1945-1946
Box 134
Cartoon Anthology Book, 1946-1947
Box 134
Goggle Fishing Article Idea, 1939
Box 134
Humor, circa 1940s
Box 134
Ideas, circa 1940s
Box 134
Little Miss Lovely Toes: Fiction, 1947-1948
Box 135
Old Man Sheepshead Article, 1946
Box 135
Quarter Century of Ferry-Boating [Article on Toby Tillett], 1949
Box 135
Sample Rejection Slips, 1948-1950
Box 135
Spear Fishing (Pic) Article, 1947-1948
Box 135
Unidentified Articles, 1945-1947
Box 135
Unsold Short Stories, Late 1940s
Box 135

Fabulous Dare, 1947-1957

First Printing Miscellaneous, 1949-1952
Box 135
Copyright, 1948-1949
Box 135
Edwards and Broughton Co., 1949-1953
Box 135
Expenses and Bills, 1949-1950
Box 135
Acknowledgements, Complimentary Copies, 1949-1950
Box 135
Finances - Loans, 1949-1951
Box 135
Duplicate Reviews, 1949
Box 135
Lost Colony Notes and References, 1947-1948
Box 135
Loose Correspondence and Notes, 1947-1957
Box 135
Lucky Dare (First Draft), circa 1948
Box 136
Second Script, circa 1949
Box 136
Clippings, 1949-1950
Box 136
Reprint Material, 1953-1954
Box 136

Graveyard of the Atlantic, 1913-1979 (bulk 1950-1952) 1950-1952

Research Material, 1913-1967

Additional Wrecks Index [Folders 1 and 2 of 6], circa 1950
Box 136
Additional Wrecks Index [Folders 3-6], circa 1950
Box 137
Correspondence: Libraries, 1950-1951
Box 137
Interviews, etc., 1951
Box 137
Mariner's Museum, 1951-1953
Box 138
Miscellaneous, 1949-1952
Box 138
National Archives and Library of Congress, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes, Miscellaneous, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks - Bill Harris from Signal Corps Journals, 1967
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks - Chronological, 1526-1852, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks - Chronological, 1853-1871, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Ciabo and Paraguay, 1927
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Florida, 1913-1917, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Huron, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Hydro Card List, Metropolis, Home, Pulaski, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Metropolis, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: Shipwrecks, Pulaski, circa 1950
Box 138
Notes: U-Boat Activity, 1918, circa 1950
Box 138
Reports of Wrecks and Assistance Rendered by the U.S. Lifesaving Service, Cape Henry to Charleston, 1876-1914, 1952
Box 139
U.S. Government, 1950-1954
Box 139
World Almanac/New York World Telegram Correspondence, 1951
Box 139

Drafts and Publication Information, 1950-1979

Correspondence: Brown, Aycock, 1951-1952
Box 139
Correspondence: Readers, 1952-1954
Box 139
Cowles, Porter, 1952-1957
Box 139
Davis, Lambert, 1951-1957
Box 139
Draft 1 [2 folders], circa 1952
Box 140
Draft 2 [2 folders], circa 1952
Box 140
Draft 3 [Folder 1 of 2], circa 1952
Box 140
Draft 3 [Folder 2 of 2], circa 1952
Box 141
Draft: Final, circa 1952
Box 141
Draft: Various Chapters, circa 1952
Box 141
Draft: Chapter - Pulaski and Dunbar Davis, 1951
Box 141
Duffey, Gwen, 1951-1954
Box 141
Front Matter, Notes, etc., circa 1952
Box 141
Index, circa 1952
Box 141
List of Vessels Probably Lost on the North Carolina Coast, 1952
Box 142
Photographs and Illustrations, 1952-1953
Box 142
Publicity, 1952-1979
Box 142
Reviews, 1952
Box 142
Rewrites, September 1951
Box 142
Sales, 1952-1954
Box 142
UNC Press - Promotion [2 folders], 1951-1957
Box 142
UNC Press - Miscellaneous, 1951-1958
Box 142
Writing Expenses, 1950-1953
Box 142

Letters to the Editor, 1955-2006

Man's Harbor, 1932 and undated

Scope and Content:

was a fictional work set on North Carolina's Outer Banks at the time of colonization in the late 16th century. The book was never published. This subseries contains drafts of the novel.

First Complete Draft, Part 1, undated
Box 143
First Complete Draft, Part 2, undated
Box 143
Second Draft, undated
Box 143
Third Draft (to Agent), undated
Box 143
Finished Manuscript, Part 1, undated
Box 143
First Half, Copy, undated
Box 144
Jamaican Draft, Part 1, undated
Box 144
Unidentified Draft, Part 1, undated
Box 144
Unidentified Draft, Part 2, undated
Box 144
Notes, 1932 and undated
Box 145
Introduction, undated
Box 145
Part 1, Original, undated
Box 145
Part 1, Rewrite, undated
Box 145
Parts 2-4, undated
Box 145
Appendix, undated
Box 145
Extra Pages, undated
Box 145

Musings of a Maverick, 2002-circa 2004

Musings, circa 2002
Box 146
More Musings, circa 2004
Box 146
Draft, circa 2002
Box 146
Final Draft for Printing Less Photographs [2 Folders], 2002
Box 146
Annotated Draft [2 Folders], circa 2002
Box 146
Final Version, 2002
Box 146

Narratives, 1960-1997

Scope and Content:

David Stick's consisted of 33 short narratives describing the history of the numerous organizations and agencies with which Stick was involved over the course of his life, primarily written from the documentation of each organization found in the Organizations and Agencies series of this collection. This work was originally begun under the title in the 1970s, then revised by Stick in the 1990s. The work was never published. This subseries contains drafts of the narratives, including early iterations of Stick's , notes, and correspondence with Wynne Dough, who advised Stick on the project.

A Half Century of Observations, 1978
Box 147
A Half Century of Observations (Background for Future Narratives), 1977-1978
Box 147
A Half Century of Observations Original Manuscript, 1978
Box 147
Genesis of OBRA [Outer Banks Recreation Association], 1960-circa 1980s
Box 147
Outer Banks Community Foundation, 1989
Box 147
AFHAC [America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Commission], circa 1987
Box 147
Chicamacomico Historical Association, 1991
Box 147
ADCA [Area Development Coordination Agency], 1988
Box 147
Dare County Friends of the Lost Colony, circa 1980s
Box 147
Library Movement, 1990
Box 148
Convention Center and Museum, Inc., 1961-1991
Box 148
Kay Kenan, 1993-1995
Box 148
Miscellaneous Current, 1993-1995
Box 148
Status of Narratives, 1991-1995
Box 148
Wynne Dough, 1989-1994
Box 148
Narratives 1-10, 1997
Box 148
Narratives 11-23, 1997