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Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook


Martin Kellogg Jr. (1908-2001), was a lawyer and influential member of the Dare County community from 1931 until his death in 2001. He served in numerous capacities as an attorney, including as the attorney for Dare County and Towns of Manteo and Nags Head, and he served as mayor of Manteo for several years. He was influential in the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Manteo Rotary Club, and Dare County Schools. The Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook, 1946-2001, contains photographs of Kellogg and the groups with which he was involved, photographs of Fort Raleigh historic site and events surrounding The Lost Colony, snapshots of Kellogg on his boat and at various birthday parties, clippings an ... (more below)

Title

Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook

Collection Number

PC.5192

Date(s)

1946-2001

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
Cubic feet
0.17
Abstract

Martin Kellogg Jr. (1908-2001), was a lawyer and influential member of the Dare County community from 1931 until his death in 2001. He served in numerous capacities as an attorney, including as the attorney for Dare County and Towns of Manteo and Nags Head, and he served as mayor of Manteo for several years. He was influential in the Roanoke Island Historical Association, Manteo Rotary Club, and Dare County Schools. The Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook, 1946-2001, contains photographs of Kellogg and the groups with which he was involved, photographs of Fort Raleigh historic site and events surrounding  The Lost Colony, snapshots of Kellogg on his boat and at various birthday parties, clippings and correspondence surrounding Kellogg's selection as "Tar Heel of the Week," newsclippings and articles, photographs of Kellogg's headstone, and two memorial tributes written in Kellogg's memory by Gerald F. White.

Physical Location

5C1

Creator

Unknown

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


Chronological


Available for research.


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Processed by Samantha Crisp, December 2017.


Martin Kellogg Jr. was born in Sunbury, Gates County, North Carolina, 3 March 1908. His parents were Martin and Mary Sue Kellogg. He attended the Sunbury School and graduated in 1925. While in high school, he participated in baseball and the debate team. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1921 and a law degree from UNC in 1931. After graduation, Kellogg moved to Manteo, NC, where he set up a law practice. At the time, he was the only attorney in Dare County.

Over the course of his life, Kellogg served as the County Attorney, School Board Attorney, Chairman of the Board of Elections, Prosecutor of the Dare County Recorder's Court, Chairman of the Dare County Civilian Defense Council, and Attorney for the Towns of Manteo and Nags Head. He served as mayor of Manteo from 1943 to 1945 and from 1947 to 1958. He was instrumental in projects to consolidate Dare County's schools, develop the Dare County Regional Airport, and Incorporate the Town of Nags Head. He also helped found the Manteo Rotary Club and Roanoke Island Historical Association (producers of  The Lost Colony, in which Kellogg played the role of Ananias Dare for six seasons). In 1950, Kellogg was named "Tarheel of the Week" by the Raleigh News and Observer. He was awarded Manteo's Distinguished Citizens Award in 1980.

Kellogg remained in Manteo until his death on his 93  rd birthday, 3 March 2001.


[Identification of item], PC.5192, Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.


Donated by Thomas White Jr., August 2017.


The Martin Kellogg Jr. Scrapbook, 1946-2001, appears to have been constructed in memory of Kellogg. The creator of the scrapbook is unknown, but was likely a close family member or friend of Kellogg's. The scrapbook contains photographs of Kellogg and the groups with which he was involved, photographs of Fort Raleigh historic site and events surrounding  The Lost Colony, snapshots of Kellogg on his boat and at various birthday parties, clippings and correspondence surrounding Kellogg's selection as "Tar Heel of the Week," newsclippings and articles, photographs of Kellogg's headstone, and two memorial tributes written in Kellogg's memory by Gerald F. White. The scrapbook pages were originally housed in a three-ring binder, which was discarded due to preservation and storage concerns.


  • Green, Paul, 1894-1981--Lost Colony
  • Roanoke Island Historical Association
  • Dare County (N.C.)--Biography
  • Dare County (N.C.)--History