Lynda Midgett Papers, PC.5157

Menu

Lynda Midgett Papers, PC.5157

Abstract

Lynda Midgett is a resident of Manteo, N.C. She is perhaps best known for her work on various events held in the town of Manteo, particularly Dare Day. The Lynda Midgett Papers, 1975-2015, contains correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and other papers documenting Midgett's work on various events held in the town of Manteo. The collection primarily centers on Midgett's involvement with Dare Day, but some documentation of other events (such as the Manteo Christmas Parade, Fourth of July Celebration, and Babe Ruth World Series Baseball Game) is also included.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Lynda Midgett Papers
Call Number
PC.5157
Creator
Midgett, Lynda Fayssoux
Date
1975-2015
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5157, Lynda Midgett Papers, 1975-2015, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Lynda Midgett Papers, 1975-2015, contains correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and other papers documenting Midgett's work on various events held in the town of Manteo. The collection primarily centers on Midgett's involvement with Dare Day, but some documentation of other events (such as the Manteo Christmas Parade, Fourth of July Celebration, and Babe Ruth World Series Baseball Game) is also included.

Arrangement Note

Chronological

Biographical/Historical

Lynda Midgett is a resident of Manteo, N.C. She was married to Arvin Midgett, who died in April 2017. Over the course of her life, she was involved in numerous civic organizations, including the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Dare County Arts Council, and Dare County Board of Elections. She is perhaps best known for her work on various events held in the town of Manteo, particularly Dare Day. Dare Day was organized in 1975 to coincide with the United States Bicentennial celebrations and has been held annually since then. The event includes concessions, arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, dancing, and activities for children. Midgett became involved with the first Dare Day celebration in 1975 as a volunteer. She has coordinated the event since at least the 1980s. In 2009, she received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.

Contents of the Collection

1. Dare Day Bicentennial Kickoff 1975, 1975

2. Dare Day Publicity Dare Gazette July 1976, 1976

3. Dare County Annual Report and Event Calendar 1978-1980, 1978-1980

4. Article on Lynda Midgett May 28 1989, May 28 1989

5. Correspondence Regarding Dare Day Performers, 1989-2000, 1989-2000

6. Dare Day Performer Photographs ca 1990s, 1990

7. Dare Day Financial Reports 1992-1994, 1992-1994

8. Manteo Christmas Parade Lineup, 1993-1995, 1993-1995

9. Dare Day Exhibitor Concessionaire Instructions, 1994

10. Manteo 4th of July Celebration 1994, 1994

11. Dare Day Background Speech 1994, 1994

12. Babe Ruth World Series Baseball Game Planning Correspondence, 1996, 1996

13. Dare Day 2000, 2000

14. Roanoke Island Business Association Resolution to Change Location of Dare Day Event, 2002

15. Dare Day Commemorative Plate 2015, 2015

Subject Headings

  • Dare Day
  • Manteo (N.C.)--History--20th century
  • Manteo (N.C.)--Social life and customs
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Lynda Midgett, June 2015 and January 2017.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.