Sara Shriner Papers, PC.5075

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Sara Shriner Papers, 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, 1930-1993, is arranged into three 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 with Captain Scarborough, a ferry boat captain.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Sara Shriner Papers
Call Number
PC.5075
Creator
Shriner, Sara Greene, 1904-2003
Date
1930-1993
Extent
0.74 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by 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, 1930-1997, is arranged into three 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 with Captain Scarborough, a ferry boat captain.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into three main series: Correspondence; Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera, and Research Notes; and North Carolina Ferries.

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

1. Correspondence, largely to and from the Roanoke Island Historical Association

2. Newspaper Clippings, Ephemera, & Research Notes

National Geographic Articles
Box 1
1587 Lost Colony
Box 1
Andy Griffith
Box 1
Ferries
Box 1
Lighthouses
Box 1
Shipwrecks
Box 1
Outer Banks
Box 1
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Box 1
Hatteras
Box 1
Ocracoke Island
Box 1
Portsmouth Island
Box 1
Roanoke Island
Box 1
Salvo Post Office
Box 1
Other North Carolina Places
Box 1

The Lost Colony Drama

First Aid Station Supplies Inventory, 1975
Box 1
Summary of Operations, 1982
Box 1
Actors in the Lost Colony, 16th Century, by Albert Q. Bell, 1946
Box 1
A Short Summary of Outer Banks History
Box 1
Outer Banks Lighthouses
Box 1
The Natural History of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Box 1
A Checklist of Birds for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Box 1
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, General Information
Box 1
Directions to Visible Shipwrecks, 1973
Box 1
A Brief History of Ocracoke
Box 1
Blackbeard
Box 1
Notes on Salter Path
Box 1
Notes on the Outer Banks
Box 1
Notes on Portsmouth Island
Box 1
The Star of Waterside Theatre Newsletter, 1993
Box 1
Outer Banks Morris Camp, Near Drum Inlet, 1971
Box 1

3. North Carolina Ferries

North Carolina Ferry System Ephemera
Box 2
Research Notes on Ferries
Box 2
Summary of Ferries Traffic, 1974-1982
Box 2
North Carolina Ferry Operations
Box 2
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Map, Cape May to Cape Hatteras, 1930
Box 2
Transcript, Oral History Interview with Captain Scarborough, conducted by Sara Shriner, and one post card of the Atlantic-Ocracoke Toll Ferry., 1981
Box 2
Audio cassettes (2) of an Oral History Interview with Captain Scarborough, 1981, conducted by Sara Shriner
Box 2

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