Overman Family Papers, PC.5341


Overman Family Papers, PC.5341


The materials in this collection were taken from scrapbooks and clippings created by various members of the Overman family of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The papers document events in Dare County and Elizabeth City, including events related to the Wright Brothers and Wright Brothers Memorial and the construction of the Camden Causeway.

Descriptive Summary

Overman Family Papers
Call Number
Overman family
circa 1890-1988
0.010 cubic feet
Outer Banks History Center

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Available for research.

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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.5341, Overman Family Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The materials in this collection were compiled from scrapbooks created by various members of the Overman family, primarily Missouri Morgan Jackson Overman and Eunice Goodwin Overman. They primarily consist of newspaper clippings, but also included are letters, telegrams, photographs, and other documents. Most materials were photocopied from acidic originals and the originals were discarded or returned to the family. A small number of original items are present in the collection, including a 1931 plat of the Kitty Hawk Beach property of the Wright Memorial Bridge Company, drawn by William Jackson Overman, and a June 1903 edition of the Independent Order of Red Men Journal.


The materials in this collection were created by the Overman family of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Some of the papers were gathered by Missouri Morgan Jackson Overman (1873-1952) who married Charles Elliot Overman (1874-1955) in 1901. Their son, William Jackson Overman (1902-1979), was a civil engineer and the chief engineer for District One of the North Carolina Highway Department. He was involved in the construction of the Camden Causeway connecting Camden and Pasquotank Counties in the 1940s. William married Eunice Goodwin (1903-1997), also of Elizabeth City. Some of the items in this collection relate to Eunice's father, William Benjamin Goodwin (1872-1966), an Elizabeth City mayor and founder of Albemarle Building and Loan Association.

Contents of the Collection

Overman Family Papers, circa 1890-1988
Oversize Folder 1

Subject Headings

  • Improved Order of Red Men
  • Causeways--North Carolina--Camden County
  • Causeways--North Carolina--Pasquotank County
  • Elizabeth City (N.C.)--Genealogy
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Virginia Newsome Overman.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Samantha Crisp, September 2021.