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Sara Shriner Papers


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 The Lost Colony 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, The Lost Colony d ... (more below)

Title

Sara Shriner Papers

Collection Number

PC.5075

Date(s)

1947-1993

Box 1Box 2
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
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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  The Lost Colony 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,  The Lost Colony 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.

Physical Location

3D5

Creator

Shriner, Sara Greene (1904-2003)

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


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).


Available for research.


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


Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, December, 2009

Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010


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  The Lost Colony 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  Capitol Hill Spectator newspaper.


Formerly classified as 33MSS-75


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


Donated by Mary Meehan in 2004.


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,  The Lost Colony 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.


  • 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.)

Folder: 1:3.1  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">National Geographic</title> Articles

Folder: 1:3.2  
1587 Lost Colony

Folder: 1:3.3  
Andy Griffith

Folder: 1:3.4  
Ferries

Folder: 1:3.5  
Lighthouses

Folder: 1:3.6  
Shipwrecks

Folder: 1:3.7  
Outer Banks

Folder: 1:3.8  
Cape Lookout National Seashore

Folder: 1:3.9  
Hatteras

Folder: 1:3.10  
Ocracoke Island

Folder: 1:3.11  
Portsmouth Island

Folder: 1:3.12  
Roanoke Island

Folder: 1:3.13  
Salvo Post Office

Folder: 1:3.14  
Other North Carolina Places

7799  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">The Lost Colony</title> Drama

Folder: 1:3.15  
First Aid Station Supplies Inventory
1975
Folder: 1:3.16  
Summary of Operations
1982

Folder: 1:3.17  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Actors in the Lost Colony, 16th Century</title>, by Albert Q. Bell
1946

Folder: 1:3.18  
A Short Summary of Outer Banks History

Folder: 1:3.19  
Outer Banks Lighthouses

Folder: 1:3.20  
The Natural History of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Folder: 1:3.21  
A Checklist of Birds for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Folder: 1:3.22  
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, General Information

Folder: 1:3.23  
Directions to Visible Shipwrecks
1973

Folder: 1:3.24  
A Brief History of Ocracoke

Folder: 1:3.25  
Blackbeard

Folder: 1:3.26  
Notes on Salter Path

Folder: 1:3.27  
Notes on the Outer Banks

Folder: 1:3.28  
Notes on Portsmouth Island

Folder: 1:3.29  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">The Star of Waterside Theatre</title> Newsletter
1993

Folder: 1:3.30  
Outer Banks Morris Camp, Near Drum Inlet
1971

Folder: 2:4.1  
North Carolina Ferry System Ephemera

Folder: 2:4.2  
Research Notes on Ferries

Folder: 2:4.3  
Summary of Ferries Traffic
1974-1982

Folder: 2:4.4  
North Carolina Ferry Operations

Folder: 2:4.5  
U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Map, Cape May to Cape Hatteras
1930

Folder: 2:4.6  
Transcript, Oral History Interview with Captain Scarborough, , conducted by Sara Shriner, and one post card of the Atlantic-Ocracoke Toll Ferry.
1981

Folder: 2:4.7  
Audio cassettes (2) of an Oral History Interview with Captain Scarborough, 1981, conducted by Sara Shriner, separated to the audio-visual cabinet.