Finding Aid of 33MSS-75: Sara Shriner Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1947/1993">1947 - 1993</date>, PC.5075

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Finding Aid of 33MSS-75: Sara Shriner Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1947/1993">1947 - 1993</date>, PC.5075

Abstract

Sara Greene Shriner (1904-2003) was born in New Bern, North Carolina. She moved to the Washington, D. C. area in 1929 to attend the nursing program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After graduating in the early 1930s, she spent a decade working at Walter Reed as well as taking private-duty jobs, among them one with drama. Throughout her life, Shriner had an affinity for the Outer Banks and collected materials about the area's history.
The Sara Shriner Papers are arranged in 3 series: (1) correspondence; (2) newspaper clippings, ephemera, and research notes on a broad range of topics including the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, ferries, Portsmouth Island, drama, and the Roanoke Island Historical Association; and, (3) information about North Carolina ferries that includes a lengthy transcript of an interview conducted in 1981 by Sara Shriner of Captain Scarborough, a ferry boat captain.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sara Shriner Papers
Call Number
PC.5075
Creator
Shriner, Sara Greene (1904-2003)
Date
1947-1993
Extent
0.74 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5075, Sara Shriner Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Sara Shriner Papers are arranged in 3 series: (1) correspondence; (2) newspaper clippings, ephemera, and research notes on a broad range of topics including the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, ferries, Portsmouth Island, drama, and the Roanoke Island Historical Association; and, (3) information about North Carolina ferries that includes a lengthy transcript of an interview conducted in 1981 by Sara Shriner of Captain Scarborough, a ferry boat captain.

Arrangement Note

This collection is divided into three main series: correspondence; newspaper clippings, ephemera, and research notes; and, information about North Carolina ferries including an oral history interview (audio tapes and transcript).

Biographical Note

Sara Greene Shriner (1904-2003) was born in New Bern, North Carolina. She moved to the Washington, D. C. area in 1929 to attend the nursing program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After graduating in the early 1930s, she spent a decade working at Walter Reed as well as taking private-duty jobs, among them, one with drama. Throughout her life, Shriner had an affinity for the Outer Banks and collected materials about the area's history.

During the 1940s and 1950s Shriner did secretarial work for Congressman Michael J. Kirwan (D-Ohio) and Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R-Kentucky). In the 1950s, she was a secretary for Alice Paul's National Women's Party. In the 1960s, she became a volunteer nurse for the American Red Cross, often working at civil rights demonstrations and war protests. She also became a feature writer for the newspaper.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Correspondence, largely to and from the Roanoke Island Historical Association
1:2.1
Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera, & Research Notes
7784
North Carolina Ferries
7816

Subject Headings

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore (N.C.)
  • Ferries--North Carolina--Outer Banks
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--Description and travel
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--History
  • Roanoke Colony--Drama
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Mary Meehan in 2004.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, December, 2009
  • Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010