Outer Banks History Center Ephemera Collection, PC.5276

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Outer Banks History Center Ephemera Collection, PC.5276

Abstract

The Ephemera Collection, 1798-2019 and undated, contains ephemera (printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use) primarily related to the state of North Carolina and its counties, with a particular focus on Dare County. The collection was assembled over a period of several decades by Outer Banks History Center staff. Materials primarily document the history of Dare County and the State of North Carolina. Several notable Dare County organizations (such as the Roanoke Island Historical Association), events (such as the Pirates Jamboree and commemorations of the Wright Brothers' first flight), businesses (such as hotels, restaurants, and retail stores), and other entities are documented in the collection. The collection especially focuses on the tourism industry in North Carolina, both on and along the North Carolina Coast and throughout the state. Additionally, the collection includes historical materials relating to the University of North Carolina System and materials created by national and federal entities, such as the United States Coast Guard.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Outer Banks History Center Ephemera Collection
Call Number
PC.5276
Creator
Outer Banks History Center
Date
1798-2019 and undated
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.5276, Ephemera Collection, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Ephemera Collection, 1798-2019 and undated, contains ephemera (printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use) primarily related to the state of North Carolina and its counties. The largest portion of the collection documents Dare County and its organizations, businesses, and events. Materials in this collection include brochures, pamphlets, flyers, event programs, posters, articles and clippings, circulars, campaign flyers, memorabilia, reports, and other printed material documenting the state of North Carolina from the mid-19 century to the present.

The Ephemera Collection is arranged into four series: North Carolina Counties, 1798-2019 and undated; State of North Carolina, 1825-2016 and undated; University of North Carolina System, 1857-2010; and United States, 1932-2016.

Arrangement Note

The Ephemera Collection is arranged into four series: North Carolina Counties, 1798-2019 and undated; State of North Carolina, 1825-2016 and undated; University of North Carolina System, 1857-2010; and United States, 1932-2016. The first two series are further divided into subseries.

Biographical/Historical

The Ephemera Collection was assembled over a period of several decades by Outer Banks History Center staff. Materials in the collection dating prior to the 1990s appear to have been collected primarily by David Stick, while materials from more recent decades were collected and added by individual Outer Banks History Center staff members. The collection primarily documents the history of Dare County and the State of North Carolina. Several notable Dare County organizations (such as the Roanoke Island Historical Association), events (such as the Pirates Jamboree and commemorations of the Wright Brothers' first flight), businesses (such as hotels, restaurants, and retail stores), and other entities are documented in the collection. The collection especially focuses on the tourism industry in North Carolina, both on and along the North Carolina Coast and throughout the state. Additionally, the collection includes historical materials relating to the University of North Carolina System and materials created by national and federal entities, such as the United States Coast Guard.

Contents of the Collection

1. North Carolina Counties, 1798-2019 and undated

Scope and Content:

The first series of the Ephemera Collection contains materials related to North Carolina's local communities, businesses, organizations, and events. These materials are arranged by county. The documents in this subseries primarily consist of promotional flyers, brochures, event programs, pamphlets, clippings, and other ephemera related to individual businesses, organizations, or other entities within each county. The largest subseries in this series contains documents related to Dare County, including materials on the Roanoke Island Historical Association and The Lost Colony, travel guides created by the Dare County Visitors Bureau and Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, political ephemera, pamphlets and brochures related to real estate and vacation rentals in Dare County, and information on local churches.

Alamance, 1959-1992 and undated

Ashe, 1888, circa 1970s

Avery, circa 1970s-1996 and undated

Beaufort, 1905-2006

Beaufort (General), 1967-2006
Box 1
Bath Historic Site, 1963-circa 1990s
Box 1
Businesses, circa 1990s
Box 1
Organizations, 1955-2005 and undated
Box 1
Ye Olde Bath Towne Souvenir Calendar, 1905
Box 1

Bertie, 1956-2002 and undated

Bladen, circa 1970s-2000s

Brunswick, circa 1950s-2013 and undated

Bald Head Island, 1984-2013 and undated
Box 1
Brunswick Town State Historic Site, undated
Box 1
Businesses, circa 1950s-1999 and undated
Box 1
Southport and Oak Island, 1979-1999 and undated
Box 1
Southport and Oak Island [2 folders], 1979 - 1999
Box 2

Buncombe, circa 1950s-1994

Burke, undated

Cabarrus, 1957

Camden, 1971-2004

Carteret, 1906-2015 and undated

Businesses, 1906-2015
Box 2
Businesses: North Carolina Maritime Museum, 1989-2007
Box 2
Hotels and Accommodations, circa 1920s-1997
Box 2
Organizations [2 folders], circa 1950s-2011
Box 3
Organizations: Beaufort Historical Association, 1990-2004
Box 3
Organizations: Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild, 1992-2003
Box 3
Organizations: Duke University Marine Lab, 1991-1993
Box 3
Organizations: Mailboat, 1990-1993
Box 3
Petition by Fishermen of Carteret County, 1917
Box 3
Recreation, circa 1950s-1992 and undated
Box 3

Catawba, 1959 and undated

Chatham, 1984

Cherokee, undated

Cherokee Indian Reservation (Jackson/Swain Counties), 1963-circa 1980s

Chowan, 1798-2007 and undated

Scope and Content:

Includes a document approving travel for a local citizen, Arthur Jones, and guaranteeing against the spread of smallpox during the Edenton smallpox outbreak of 1798.

Columbus, undated

Craven, 1883-2004 and undated

Businesses, 1977 and undated
Box 4
Organizations, 1883-1999 and undated
Box 4
Political Ephemera, 1908-1912
Box 4
Tryon Palace, circa 1970s-2004
Box 4

Cumberland, 1889-1986 and undated

Currituck, circa 1950s-2013 and undated

Businesses, 1960s-1999 and undated
Box 5
Organizations [2 folders], circa 1950s-2013 and undated
Box 5
Organizations: Committee for a Mid-County Bridge, 1992
Box 5
Organizations: Corolla Academy, 1961
Box 5
Organizations: Outer Banks Conservationists, 1995-2008
Box 5
Real Estate, 1985-1997 and undated
Box 5
Recreation, 1995-2003 and undated
Box 5

Dare, 1881-2019 and undated

Scope and Content:

Dare County materials comprise the largest subseries in North Carolina Counties series. Materials in this subseries were largely created to in support of the Outer Banks tourism industry, and primarily consist of pamphlets, brochures, event flyers, and other promotional material. This subseries includes documentation of the Roanoke Island Historical Association and The Lost Colony, travel guides created by the Dare County Visitors Bureau and Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, political ephemera, pamphlets and brochures related to real estate and vacation rentals in Dare County, and information on local churches.

Organizations, 1914-2019 and undated

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials documenting various Dare County organizations, clubs, and groups. Materials primarily consist of promotional brochures, flyers, and event programs, although some folders may contain meeting minutes or other administrative material.

Algonquian Indians of North Carolina, Inc, 2004

Bicentennial Committee, 1976

Chamber of Commerce, 1980-2014 and undated

Small Business Expo Programs, 1992-1999
Box 5
Business After Hours, 1992-2014
Box 6
General, 1984-2011 and undated
Box 6
Seminars and Meetings, 1980-2006
Box 6

Circus Tent, Inc., 1977-1985 and undated

Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, 1990-2013 and undated

Creative Puppet Ministries, 1984-2014 and undated

Dare County Arts Council [2 folders], 1982-2016

Dare County Arts Council, 1982-2016

Dare County Board of Realtors, 1967-1978

Dare County League of Women Voters, 1993-2015

Dare County Organizations (general) [2 folders], 1914-2017

Dare County SPCA, 1973-2013 and undated

Dare County Tourist Bureau, 1955-2012

Banquet, 1969-1994
Box 9
Calendar, 1992-2006
Box 9
General [2 folders], 1955-2012
Box 9
Outer Banks Vacation Guide, 1967-1974
Box 9
Outer Banks Vacation Guide, 1975-1982
Box 9
Outer Banks Vacation Guide [4 folders], 1983-1999
Box 10

Dare Education Foundation, 2006-2010

Dare Voluntary Action Center, 1989-2013 and undated

Dunes of Dare Garden Club, 1968-1995 and undated

First Flight Society, 1943-2015 and undated

First Flight Society Commemorations, 1941-2005 and undated

Freedman's Colony Preservation Association, 1996-2013 and undated

Friends of Jockey's Ridge, 1991-1995 and undated

Friends of Nags Head Woods, 1991-2001 and undated

Friends of Roanoke Island, 1974-1995

Hatteras Island Organizations, 1984-2005 and undated

Icarus International, 1984-2010

Kill Devil Hills Organizations, 1995 and undated

Kitty Hawk Organizations, 1958-2003

LegaSea, 1989-2003

Man Will Never Fly Memorial Society, 2003 and undated

Manteo Lions Club, 2010-2011

Manteo Organizations, 1951-2014

Nags Head Chamber of Commerce, 1962-1969, 2005 and undated

Nags Head Organizations, 1994-2006 and undated

Nags Head Taxpayers Association, 1970

Outer Banks Community Foundation, 1988-2018

Annual Meeting Programs, 2003-2017
Box 12
Annual Reports, 2002-2018
Box 12
General, 1988-2012
Box 12

Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts, 1983-2015

Outer Banks Homebuilders Association, 1984-1996

Builder's Guide, 1989-1995
Box 13
Parade of Homes, 1984-1996
Box 13

Outer Banks Hotline, 1997-2010

Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, 1996-2013 and undated

Outer Banks Surfriders, 1995-2005

Outer Banks Visitors' Bureau, 2003-2015

Travel Guides, 2003-2005
Box 13
Travel Guides, 2003-2015
Box 14

People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge, 1974-1975

Roanoke Colony Memorial Society, 1926-1937

Roanoke Island Business Association, 1960s-2007

Roanoke Island Commission, 1994-2014

Roanoke Island Historical Association, 1934-2019 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) is primarily charged with overseeing the annual production of Paul Green's symphonic outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, at the Waterside Theater in Manteo. Most of the materials in this subseries relate to historical productions of The Lost Colony, including programs, playbills, event programs, and publicity. Included in this subseries are the program and playbill for the inaugural performance in of the production in 1937. In addition to The Lost Colony materials, this subseries also includes documents related to RIHA as an organization, including early promotional and membership materials from the mid-1930s.

General, 1934-2013

Roanoke Island Learning Center, 1998

Membership, 1934-2014

The Lost Colony, 1937-2019 and undated

Roanoke Island Organizations, 1965-2007

Southern Shores Organizations, 1984-2002

Theatre of Dare, 1997-2015

Businesses, 1901-2018 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Businesses subseries contains materials created by or related to various business operating in Dare County. The materials in this subseries primarily consist of brochures and pamphlets, restaurant menus, flyers, coupons, advertisements, and other printed material. Businesses represented include retail stores, restaurants, hotels and motels, healthcare service providers, transportation, and public media, as well as some businesses that operate under the aegis of the State of North Carolina (such as Roanoke Island Festival Park and the North Carolina Aquarium). Folders labeled "accommodations" may include documentation of vacation rental cottages, campgrounds, and other types of accommodations, in addition to hotels, motels, and inns.

Business Directories, 1963-2017

Carolinian Hotel (Nags Head), 1949-1985 and undated

Colington Island Businesses, 1963-1995

College of the Albemarle, 1989-2014

Dare County Accommodations, 1996-2016 and undated

Dare County Airport, 1950s-2012

Dare County Businesses (General), 1954-2017

Duck Businesses, 1977-2016 and undated

Galleon Esplanade (Nags Head), 1973-1985 and undated

Hatteras Island Accommodations, circa 1940s-1996 and undated

Hatteras Island Businesses, 1966-1995 and undated

Hatteras Island Restaurants, circa 1960s-1990s

Healthcare, 1976-2008 and undated

Island Gallery and Christmas Shop (Manteo), 1967-1980s

Kill Devil Hills Accommodations, 1950s-2010s

Kill Devil Hills Businesses, 1966-2011

Kill Devil Hills Restaurants, 1979-1995 and undated

Kitty Hawk Accommodations, circa 1950s-1993

Kitty Hawk Businesses, 1979-2000 and undated

Kitty Hawk Kites, 1978-2010s and undated

Kitty Hawk Restaurants, circa 1980s-1990s

Manteo Accommodations, circa 1950s-1994 and undated

Manteo Businesses, 1901-1999 and undated

Manteo Restaurants, 1995-2010s and undated

Manteo Retail Stores, circa 1980s-1999 and undated

Nags Head Accommodations, circa 1950s-2002

Nags Head Businesses, circa 1970s-2018 and undated

Nags Head Restaurants, circa 1960s-2010s

North Carolina Aquarium, 1980s-2000s

North Carolina Books (Kitty Hawk), 1959-1975

Outer Banks Hospital, 2008-2014

Outer Banks Promotional Brochures, circa 1940s-2000s

Outer Banks Visitors Guide, 2015-2018

R&R Junction (Nags Head), 1975-1978 and undated

Restaurant Guides, 1987-2017 and undated

Roanoke Island Businesses, 1907-2015

Roanoke Island Festival Park [3 folders], 1991-2016

Seafare Restaurant (Nags Head), 1974-1976 and undated

Sea Ranch Hotel (Kill Devil Hills), 1956-1986

Southern Shores Businesses, circa 1950s-1999 and undated

Transportation, 1959-1999 and undated

Walter Gresham's Outer Banks Calendar, 1983-1986

Walter Gresham's Outer Banks Calendar [2 folders], 1987-2000

Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, 1981

Wedding Guides, 1998-2016

WVOD (Manteo), 1992-1998

Events, 1858-2019 and undated

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains flyers, brochures, pamphlets, programs, posters, and (occasionally) planning materials and reports related to events held in and around Dare County, or organized by Dare County groups. Events include concerts, anniversaries, celebrations, dramatic performances (including documentation of works by local playwright lebame houston), exhibitions, and festivals. The Festivals folder includes a flyer for the first annual OBX Pridefest, held in 2011. Of note in this subseries are planning materials and publicity for events surrounding America's 400th Anniversary, 1984-1987; commemorative materials from various anniversaries of the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903; and programs from early instances of the Pirates Jamboree, a multi-day celebration designed to bring vacationers to the Outer Banks in the spring season. In addition to the events documented in this subseries, event flyers and other documentation of events in Dare County may also appear in other subseries, filed under the organizing entity's name.

America's 400th Anniversary, 1982-1987

Educational Pamphlets, 1987
Box 30
Event Programs, 1984-1987
Box 30
Planning Materials and Reports, 1982-1987
Box 30

Art Classes, 1956-1985

Aycock Brown Essay Contest, circa 1989

Babe Ruth World Series, 1994-1998

Bloody Mary & the Virgin Queen, 2001-2006

Bonner Bridge Shipwreck T-Shirt, 1990

Concerts, 1958-2016

Dare County Centennial, 1970

Dare Day, 1975-2000

Elizabethan Rendezvous, 2002-2004

Elizabeth R [3 folders], 1994-1995

Event Posters [3 folders], circa 1858-2019

Exhibitions, 1976-2006 and undated

Festivals, 2011-2012

First Flight Commemorations, 1948-1952

First Flight Commemorations, 1953

First Flight Commemorations, 1957-1978

First Flight Commemorations, 2003

First Flight Commemorations, 2005-2015

Hatteras Island Civil War Conference, 1999

Hayman Clan Reunion, 1980-1995

Hurricanes, 1964-1998 and undated

Land of Beginnings Festival, 2006-2011

Lectures and Presentations, 1947-2015

Legislative Weekend, May-98

Miss Dare County Pageant, 1968-1987

North Beach Sun Trashfest/Big Sweep, 1991-1995

Outer Banks History Center 20th Anniversary, 2009

Outer Banks Seafood Festival, 2013

Pirates Jamboree, 1956-1958

Pirates Jamboree [2 folders], 1959-1964

Plays and Dramatic Performances, 1975-2010s and undated

Roanoke Decoded Symposium, 1993

Virginia Dare Day, 1962

Visit of Governors to Dare County, 1957

Wanchese Seafood Festival, 1994-1996

Recreation, 1881-2014 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Recreation subseries, 1881-2014 and undated, contains pamphlets and programs related to recreational activities in and around Dare County, such as boating, fishing, and sports. Of note in this subseries are brochures for Camp Seatone, a children's summer camp in Manteo; an 1881 prospectus for the Kitty Hawk Bay Sportsman's Club; and programs from numerous sportfishing tournaments, including the International Blue Marlin Tournament, the Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament, and fishing tournaments organized by the Pirate's Cove community.

Air Tours, undated

Bicycling, 1996 and undated

Boating, 1961-1990s

Camp Seatone (Manteo), 1939 and undated

Fishing [2 folders], 1952-2014

General, 1984-1995 and undated

Golf and Tennis, 1976-1996 and undated

Hatteras Island Recreation, 1980-2005 and undated

Hunting, 1993-1994 and undated

International Blue Marlin Tournament, 1959-1975

Kill Devil Hills Recreation, circa 1960s-2005

Kitty Hawk Bay Sportsman's Club, 1881

Manteo Recreation, 1992-2006 and undated

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament [4 folders], 1952-1973

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament [5 folders], 1974-1985

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament [2 folders], 1987-1990

Nags Head Surf Fishing Tournament, 1999

Nags Head Recreation, 1961-2011

Pirate's Cove Fishing Tournaments, 1992-2007

Roanoke Island Recreation, 1975 - 2005

Running and Races, 2009-2014

Southern Shores Recreation, circa 1960s-2005

Government and Public Services, 1898-2017 and undated

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains circulars, pamphlets, brochures, event flyers, reports, and other printed material related to Dare County offices, government, and public services. Included in this subseries are materials related to parks, monuments, memorials, and other public spaces in Dare County, as well as promotional materials produced by Dare County's municipal offices.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore [2 folders], 1952-2010 and undated

Dare County Agricultural Extension Service, 1989-1998 and undated

Dare County Board of Education, 1965-2005

Dare County Commissioners, 1963-2014

Dare County Department of Adult Services, 1988-2017

Dare County Government, 1921-2011

Dare County Government, 1921-2011

Dare County Health Department, 1962-1999

Dare County Parks and Recreation Department, 1995-2003 and undated

Dare County Public Information Office, 1999-2000

Dare County Public Library, 1985-2013 and undated

Dare County Public Works, 1990-1993 and undated

Dare County Schools [2 folders], 1898-2016

Dare County Sheriff's Department, 1974-1996 and undated

Elizabeth II State Historic Site, 1982-2009

Elizabethan Gardens [2 folders], 1965-2010 and undated

Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site, 1942-2012 and undated

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 1987-2015

Jockey's Ridge State Park, 1988-2009 and undated

Nags Head Woods Preserve, 1991-2002

Outer Banks History Center, 1988-2011

Outer Banks History Center Programs, 1991-2015

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1954-2002 and undated

Soil and Water Conservation District, 1987

Town of Kill Devil Hills, 1989-2003 and undated

Town of Manteo, circa 1950s-2010s

Town of Nags Head, 1999-2013

United States Coast Guard Group Cape Hatteras, 1939-2014

Wright Brothers National Memorial, 1942-2016

Real Estate, 1927-2016 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Real Estate subseries, 1927-2016 and undated, contains promotional brochures and pamphlets related to real estate in Dare County. Materials in this collection document homes marketed for sale in the Outer Banks as well as vacation rental properties maintained by various rental companies. Documents may be arranged by company (such as Sun Realty or Britt Real Estate) or by neighborhood/community (such as First Flight Village, Mirlo Beach, or Pirate's Cove) as appropriate. Of note in this subseries is an early booklet (1927) advertising the Virginia Dare Shores community, one of the earliest housing subdivisions on the Outer Banks, developed by Frank Stick in present-day Kill Devil Hills.

Atlantic Realty, 1983-1996

Barrier Island Station (Duck), 1983-1984

Britt Real Estate (Duck), 1984-1995

Colony Realty (Avon), 1981-1986 and undated

Cove Realty (Nags Head), 1983-1995

Duck Real Estate, 1983-1993

First Flight Village (Kill Devil Hills), undated

Hatteras Island Real Estate, 1966-1997

Hatteras Realty, 1983-1994

Homes & Land Magazine, 1984-2016

Homes Magazine, 1978-1988

Joe Lamb, Jr., 1972-1993

Kill Devil Hills Real Estate, circa 1950s-2014

King's Grant Realty (Nags Head), 1983-1990

Kitty Dunes Realty, 1981-1995

Kitty Hawk Real Estate, 1966-1985 and undated

Kitty Hawk Rentals, 1990-1995

Mirlo Beach (Rodanthe), 1988-1989

Nags Head Real Estate, 1981-1995

Nags Head Realty, 1984-1996

Ocean Acres (Kill Devil Hills), circa 1960s

Old Nags Head Cove, undated

Outer Banks Beach Club (Kill Devil Hills), circa 1980s

Outer Banks Homes Guide, 1992-1995

Outer Banks Home Tour Guides, 1996, 2016

Outer Banks Ltd., 1981-1996

Outer Beaches Realty (Avon), 1985-1996

Pirate's Cove (Manteo), 1993-2014

Real Escapes (Duck), 1978-1995

Resort Central (Kitty Hawk), 1994-1995

Resort Realty (Kitty Hawk), 1994-1996

Resort Realty's Homes and Homesites, 1994-1995

Resort Rental Properties (Duck), 1994-1995

Resort Rodanthe, undated

Roanoke Island Real Estate, circa 1960s-2000s

Rollason Realty (Kill Devil Hills), 1983-1984 and undated

Sanderling (Duck), 1992-2007 and undated

Seagate Realty (Kill Devil Hills), 1984-1988

Sea Scape (Kitty Hawk), 1982 and undated

Seaside Realty (Kitty Hawk), 1993-1996

Sea Oats Realty (Kill Devil Hills), 1993-1994

Southern Shores Real Estate, 1966-1980 and undated

Southern Shores Realty, circa 1950s-1995

Southern Shores Realty [2 folders], circa 1950s-1995

Sun Realty, 1983-1997

Surf or Sound (Avon), 1984-1996

Todd Realty (Kill Devil Hills), 1983-1985

Twiddy & Company Realtors (Duck), 1985-1995

The Village Link, 1996-1999

Village Realty (Nags Head), 1990-2016

Vintage Vacations (Kitty Hawk), 1995-1996

Virginia Dare Shores Promotional Booklet, 1927

Wright Realty, 1982-1985

Young People (Kill Devil Hills), 1969-1992

Churches and Religious Services, 1946-2016 and undated

Scope and Content:

Materials in this series primarily consist of historical sketches, flyers, and programs for events and services conducted at three Dare County churches: Manteo Baptist Church, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, and St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church.

Manteo Baptist Church [2 folders], 1970-1998

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 1946-circa 1990

St. Andrew's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1993-2016 and undated

Political Ephemera, 1956-2017

Scope and Content:

This series contains material related to local elections held in Dare County, including sample ballots for Dare County residents and campaign materials created by various candidates. Materials in this subseries only relate to local elections; documentation of state and national campaigns can be found in the State of North Carolina series.

Campaign Materials, 1962-1996

Campaign Materials, 1998-2017

Sample Ballots, 1956-2001

Davidson, 1959-1994

Davie, 1968

Duplin, 1949, circa 1980s-1990s

Durham, 1900-1997 and undated

Businesses, circa 1960s-1977
Box 50
Duke University [2 folders], 1900-1993 and undated
Box 50
Historic Stagville, 1978-1996
Box 50
Organizations, 1992-1997 and undated
Box 50

Edgecombe, 1956-circa 1990s

Forsyth, 1976-2005

Gaston, undated

Gates, 1976-1988

Granville, 1914, 2007

Guilford [2 folders], 1888-1996 and undated

Halifax, undated

Harnett, circa 1960s-1995

Haywood, circa 1960s-1970s

Henderson, 1964 and undated

Hertford, 1985 and undated

Hertford: Chowan College, circa 1990s

Hyde, 1939-2016 and undated

Hyde (General), 1939-2016

Businesses, 1967-2013 and undated

Organizations [2 folders], 1949-2016

Iredell, undated

Jackson, undated

Johnston, 1995 and undated

Lenoir, 1964-2006 and undated

Macon, 1992

Madison, 1886

Martin, undated

McDowell, undated

Mecklenburg, 1934-1987 and undated

Mecklenburg: Davidson College, 1888-1985

Mitchell, undated

Moore, 1992-1996

Nash, 1914-2005

New Hanover, 1858-2006 and undated

Businesses, 1932-1997 and undated
Box 53
Cape Fear Museum, 1995
Box 53
Fort Fisher Aquarium, 1977-1998
Box 53
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, 1956-2006
Box 54
Organizations [2 folders], 1858-1997 and undated
Box 54
Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, 1990-1995
Box 54
Promotional Brochures: Carolina Beach, Cape Fear Coast, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, circa 1950s-1990s
Box 54
Recreation, 1996 and undated
Box 54
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1957-1974
Box 54
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1975-1986
Box 54
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1975-1986
Box 55
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1975-1977
Box 55
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1978-1979
Box 55
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1980
Box 55
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices, 1981-1982
Box 55
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District Public Notices [4 folders], 1991-1994
Box 56
U.S.S. North Carolina, circa 1960-1994
Box 56

Northampton, 1921-1991

Onslow, 1992-1996 and undated

Orange, 1951-1998 and undated

Orange: Businesses, 1992 and undated

Pamlico, 1988-1995 and undated

Pasquotank, 1940-2010 and undated

Pasquotank (general) [2 folders], circa 1940-2006 and undated
Box 56
College of the Albemarle, 1961-2007
Box 57
Museum of the Albemarle, 1976-2010
Box 57
Real Estate Showcase, 1995-1996
Box 57
Recreation [2 folders], 1952-1972
Box 57
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, 1940-1992
Box 57

Pender, 1975 and undated

Perquimans, 1943-2004 and undated

Pitt, 1905-2004

Polk, undated

Randolph, 1995 and undated

Richmond, undated

Robeson, 1993 and undated

Rowan, 1996 and undated

Sampson, 1966

Scotland, undated

Stanley, 1928 and undated

Swain, 1975-1992

Tyrrell, 1979-2005

Union, 1968, 1973

Wake, 1917-1999 and undated

Wake (general), 1946-1993 and undated
Box 58
Businesses, 1993-1995 and undated
Box 58
Organizations [2 folders], 1917-1999
Box 59
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 1930-1962 and undated
Box 59

Warren, undated

Washington, 1977-2018 and undated

Watauga, circa 1960s-1990s

Wayne, 1970 and undated

Wilkes, undated

Wilson, 1948-circa 1990s

Yancey, 1926-circa 1960s

2. State of North Carolina, 1825-2016 and undated

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials related to the state of North Carolina generally, as well as regions within the state. Materials include brochures, event programs, published editions of speeches and memorial tributes, political circulars and campaign materials, tourists' guides, and other printed material. Materials are arranged into five subseries: State Agencies and Organizations, 1850-2015 and undated; Events, 1866-2003; Recreation, 1915-2001; and Political Ephemera, 1825-2016 and undated.

State Agencies and Organizations, 1850-2015 and undated

Scope and Content:

The State Agencies and Organizations subseries, 1850-2015 and undated, contains materials created by or related to various clubs, professional and trade groups, organizations, agencies, and offices active in the state of North Carolina. Included in this subseries are documents related to individual divisions, departments, and offices within the North Carolina state government, including the North Carolina General Assembly and Office of the Governor. Materials primarily include pamphlets, brochures, event flyers, reports, form letters, and promotional material.

Agricultural Extension Service, 1959-1990

Agricultural Groups, 1856-1997

Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study, 1988-1993

Archaeological Groups, 1990-1991 and undated

Atlantic Coast Conservation Association, 1992

Audubon Council of North Carolina, 1992-1993

Capital Area Visitors Center, 1976-2001

Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1962-1963

Brochures, 1963
Box 60
Proposals, 1962
Box 60
Reports, 1963
Box 60

Citizens Library Movement, 1937-1999

Coastal Resources Commission, 1989-1999

Commissions and Committees (general), 1923-1989

Committees to Preserve Segregation, 1957-1959

Cultural Groups, 1974-1997

Daughters of the American Revolution, 1994-2001

Democratic Party, 1958-1994

Department of Administration, 1979-1992

Department of Agriculture, circa 1910s-1990s

Department of Community Colleges, 1980s-1990s

Department of Conservation and Development, 1936-1960s

Department of Cultural Resources, 1900-2010

Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, 1958-2006

Department of Human Resources, 1997-2004

Department of Natural and Economic Resources, 1951-2004

Department of Public Instruction, undated

Department of Transportation, 1960-2003

Division of Aging, 1991 and undated

Division of Archives and History, 1949-2006

Division of Coastal Management, 1988-1999

Division of Commerce and Industry, undated

Division of Emergency Management, 1990-2000

Division of Forest Resources, 1979-1988

Division of Marine Fisheries, 1981-2000

Division of Mineral Resources, 1969

Division of Seafood Marketing, undated

Division of Soil and Water Conservation, undated

Division of State Parks, 1927-2007

East Carolina Fish, Oyster, Game, and Industrial Association, 1890

Educational Groups, 1901-1937

Environmental Groups, 1990-2001

First Flight Centennial Commission, 1999-2003

First Flight Centennial Foundation, 1998

Fraternal Organizations, 1901-1948

Friends of the Archives, 1992-1996 and undated

Garden Club of North Carolina, 1937-1939, 2007

Governor's Coordinating Committee on Aging, 1956-1963

Historic Albemarle Tour, 1983-1992 and undated

Historic Preservation Foundation, 1991-2013

Historic Sites: Alamance Battleground-House in the Horseshoe, 1960-1993

Historic Sites: North Carolina Transportation Museum-Wolfe Memorial, 1959-2006

Historic Sites Section, 1975-2004

Historical Groups, 1927-2014 and undated

Historical Publications Section, 1958-1996

Hospitality and Travel Groups, 1968-1993 and undated

Land Stewardship Council of North Carolina, 1993-1994

League of Women Voters of North Carolina, 1954-1992

Legal Groups, 1884-1992

Leisure Groups, 1930 and undated

Medical Groups, 1850-1994

Museum of Art Foundation, 1992

North Carolina Academy of Science, 1941-1942

North Carolina Airspace Coalition, 1989

North Carolina Alliance for Conservation Action, 1991 and undated

North Carolina Aquariums, 1984-1999 and undated

North Carolina Arts Council, 1996-2006

North Carolina Association of Realtors [2 folders], 1959-1973

North Carolina Bar Association, 1915 and undated

North Carolina Coastal Federation [2 folders], 1983-2015

North Carolina Conference for Social Services, 1927-1940 and undated

North Carolina Environmental Defense Fund, 1990-1991

North Carolina Fisheries Association, 1993-2001

North Carolina Folklore Society, 2002 and undated

North Carolina Forestry Association, 1928-1990s

North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1988-2007

North Carolina House of Representatives, 1965, 1997

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, 1984

North Carolina League of Municipalities, 1939-1967

North Carolina Library Association, 1939-2004

North Carolina Library Commission, 1929-1940

North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 1905-2006

North Carolina Maritime History Council, 1990-2013

North Carolina Merchants Association, 1911-1922

North Carolina Motor Carriers Association, 1956

North Carolina Museum of Art, 1974-2000

North Carolina Museum of History, 1989-2006

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 1993-1995 and undated

North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1997 and undated

North Carolina Nature Conservancy, 1979-2003

North Carolina Postal History Commission, 1998

North Carolina Press Association, 1932-1946

North Carolina Preservation Consortium, 1991-2006

North Carolina Senate, 1891-1987

North Carolina Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1994-2000

North Carolina Society of County and Local Historians, 1961-1985

North Carolina Society for the Preservation of Antiquities, 1948-1961

North Carolina State Ports Authority, 1989 and undated

North Carolina Symphony, 1944-1997

North Carolina Tuberculosis Association, 1920

North Carolina Wildlife Federation, 1991-1994

Office of Environmental Education, 1985-1992

Office of the Governor, 1984-2001

Office of the Superintendent of Common Schools, 1854-1858

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1869-1959

Public School Law, 1903-1923
Box 69
Reports, 1869-1959
Box 69

Philanthropic Groups, 1898-1999

Political Groups, 1964-2004

Prison Department, circa 1957

Prohibition and Temperance Groups, 1908-1977

Rebekah Assembly, 1980-1989

Religious Groups, 1944-1999 and undated

Republican Party, 1974

Research Triangle Foundation, 1959-1965

Society of North Carolina Archivists, 1995-2006

Sons of the American Revolution, 1908-1944

Southern Albemarle Association, 1936-1996

Scope and Content:

Includes the official program for the dedication of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge spanning Oregon Inlet, 2 May 1964.

Southern Oral History Organization, 1995

State Advertising Division, circa 1950s-1960s

Publications, circa 1950s-1960s
Box 70
Variety Vacationland, circa 1950s-1960s
Box 70
Variety Vacationland [2 folders], circa 1950s-1960s
Box 71

State Archives, 1986-1994

State Board of Elections, undated

State Board of Examiners, 1898

State Capitol Foundation, 1980-1992

State Employees Combined Campaign, 1994

State Highway Commission, 1960-1968

State Historic Preservation Office, 1987-1993

State Library, circa 1907-1998

State News Bureau, 1950-1952

State Travel Bureau, 1953-1958

State Travel Information Division, circa 1960s

Tar Heel Club, 1927

Travel and Promotion Division, circa 1960s-1970s

Travel Development Section, 1975-1984

Travel and Tourism Division, 1984-1986

Travel and Tourism Division: Camping and Outdoors Directories, circa 1950s-1980s

Travel and Tourism Division: Golf State U.S.A, circa 1960s-1980s

United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1903-1931

Utilities Commission, 1940-1994

Vocational Groups, 1915-1998

Wildlife Resources Commission, 1979-2006

Women's Society of Christian Service, 1955-1972

Events, 1866-2003 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Events subseries, 1866-2003, contains materials related to anniversaries, celebrations, cultural events, memorials, unveilings, and conferences held in the state of North Carolina. Materials include programs, fliers, speech transcripts, and calendars. Of note in this subseries are programs from numerous state fairs and exhibitions, including the North Carolina State Fair.

Birthday Tributes and Commendations, 1907-1960

Central Carolina Fair, 1900-1905

Coastal Celebration, 1992

Culture Week [2 folders], 1939-1959

Culture Week [5 folders], 1960-1987

Event Posters, 1922-1979 and undated

Fair of the Carolinas, 1871

Memorial Addresses [4 folders], 1866-1955

North Carolina Calendar of Events, 1974-1984

North Carolina Calendar of Events, 1985-2003

North Carolina Day [3 folders], 1901-1919

North Carolina Exhibitions, 1883-1964

North Carolina State Fair, 1884-1924

North Carolina State Fair [4 folders], 1951-1968

Portrait Presentations [2 folders], 1899-1973

Tar Heel Writers Roundtable, 1975

Unveilings and Monument Dedications, 1900-1962

Water Seminar, 1964

Recreation, 1915-2001

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains materials related to travel and tourism throughout the state of North Carolina. The bulk of the subseries consists of travel brochures for various regions in the state.

Travel Brochures: Albemarle Region, 1959-2001

Travel Brochures: Cape Fear Region [2 folders], circa 1960s-1998

Travel Brochures: North Carolina Mountains, 1915-1974

Traveler's Almanac, 1993-1995

Political Ephemera, 1825-2016 and undated

Scope and Content:

The Political Ephemera subseries contains campaign flyers, propaganda, and circulars relating to state and national elections held in North Carolina. The folder of Campaign Materials and Propaganda, 1845-1898 and undated (box 79), primarily contains political circulars in support of particular candidates or campaign platforms, including two pieces of Reconstruction-era white supremacist propaganda: a statement on the "Lessons of the Wake Republican Convention" of 1898 warning against black citizens rising to power within the Republican party and a circa 1870s resolution passed by the conservative white citizens of Cross Creek Township praising congressional candidate Alfred Moore Waddell for his opposition to civil rights and social equality for African Americans.

Campaign Materials and Propaganda, 1845-1896 and undated

Campaign Materials and Propaganda, 1900-1947

Campaign Materials and Propaganda, 1952-1984

Campaign Materials and Propaganda, 2014

Gubernatorial Campaign Materials, 1964-1984

North Carolina House Campaign Materials, 1964-1976 and undated

North Carolina Judiciary Campaign Materials, 1968-1974

North Carolina Senate Campaign Materials, 1984, 2016

Political Circulars, 1825-1872

United States Congressional Campaign Materials, 1900-1994

3. University of North Carolina System, 1857-2010

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials created by the University of North Carolina System and its individual campuses, primarily the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and North Carolina State University, and East Carolina University. Documentation of individual schools primarily consists of printed material distributed to current and prospective students, such as handbooks, directories, promotional brochures, commencement programs, and informational circulars. This series also includes a folder of material related to the consolidation of the University of North Carolina System, circa 1930s-1948.

Board of Trustees, 1957-1964

Consolidation, circa 1930s-1948

East Carolina University, 1966-2004

Brochures and Event Flyers, 1966-2004
Box 81
Division of Continuing Education, 1968-1996
Box 81
Program Flyers, 1966-1990s
Box 81
Regional Development Institute, 1990s
Box 81
Summer Theater, 1966-2001
Box 81

Elizabeth City State University, 1991-2004

Institute of Statistics, 1948-1961

North Carolina School of the Arts, 1995-2003

North Carolina State University, 1926-2004

Campus Buildings, 1950-1955
Box 82
Colleges and Schools, 1950-1966
Box 82
Sea Grant Program, 1976-2004
Box 82
Sport Fishing School, 1957-2004
Box 82
Student Handbooks, 1926, 1957
Box 82

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1857-2010

Alumni Association, 1881-1946
Box 82
Athletics and Physical Education, 1943-1963
Box 82
Board of Trustees, 1881-1961
Box 82
Campus Buildings, 1927-1996
Box 83
Campus Events, 1889-1975
Box 83
Carolina Playmakers, 1916-1953
Box 83
Carolina Symposium, 1956-1970
Box 83
Class Reunion Programs [2 folders], 1914-1968
Box 83
Commencement Programs [5 folders], 1857-1979
Box 84
Directories [5 folders], 1937-1952
Box 85
Directories [5 folders], 1953-1965
Box 86
Faculty and Administration, 1915-1980
Box 87
Inauguration Programs, 1885-1966
Box 87
Institute of Outdoor Drama, 1973-2010
Box 87
Institute for Human Relations, 1927-1945
Box 87
Libraries, 1912-2005
Box 87
Music Department Programs, 1939-1952
Box 87
Music Department Programs [3 folders], 1956-1965
Box 88
North Caroliniana Society, 1978-2003
Box 88
Office of Admissions, circa 1880s-1962
Box 88
Oliver Max Gardner Award, 1949-1964
Box 88
Student Handbooks, 1895-1925
Box 88
Student Handbooks [3 folders], 1927-1942
Box 89
University Day Programs, 1936-1963
Box 89

University of North Carolina at Greensboro [2 folders], circa 1907-1998

The University in the War, 1942

4. United States, 1932-2016

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials created by national and federal organizations, as well as material related to the state of Virginia. Materials primarily consist of pamphlets, brochures, published reports, public notices, and form letters. Most of the materials in this series relate directly or indirectly to the North Carolina coastal region. The first two folders in the series document a proposed plan by Mobile Oil Company to conduct offshore drilling off the coast of North Carolina in the early 1990s. The United States Postal Service Commemorative Postage primarily commemorates significant events in coastal North Carolina history, such as the birth of Virginia Dare and the Wright Brothers' first flight.

Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 1989-1990

Materials Management Service Offshore Drilling Proposal, 1989-1990

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1981-2011

National Park Service, 1999-2016

United States Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Branch, 1927-1980

United States Geological Survey, 1948-circa 1990s

United States Lighthouse Society, 1988-2003

United States Postal Service Commemorative Postage, 1932-2016

Virginia, 1987-2005

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, 1987-1997
Box 90
Life-Saving Museum of Virginia, 1989-2005
Box 90
Tidewater Genealogical Society, 1990-1995
Box 90

Subject Headings

  • Green, Paul, 1894-1981--Lost Colony
  • North Carolina State University
  • Roanoke Island Historical Association
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina (System)
  • Flight--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Real property--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Recreation--North Carolina
  • Tourism--North Carolina
  • White Supremacy Movements--North Carolina
  • Dare County (N.C.)--History
  • Dare County (N.C.)--Societies, etc.
  • Kill Devil Hills (N.C.)--History
  • Kitty Hawk (N.C.)--History
  • Manteo (N.C.)--History
  • Nags Head (N.C.)--History
  • North Carolina--Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • North Carolina--Description and travel
  • North Carolina--Environmental conditions
  • North Carolina--Exhibitions
  • North Carolina--History--19th century
  • North Carolina--History--20th century
  • North Carolina--Politics and government
  • North Carolina--Race relations
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--Description and travel
  • Processing Information

  • Processed by Samantha Crisp, May 2018. Updated by Samantha Crisp, June 2019.