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Lynda Midgett Papers


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.

Title

Lynda Midgett Papers

Collection Number

PC.5157

Date(s)

1975-2015

Box 1
Language

English

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.

Physical Location

5B6

Creator

Midgett, Lynda Fayssoux

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Chronological


Chronological


Available for research.


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Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.


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.


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


Donated by Lynda Midgett, June 2015 and January 2017.


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.


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