The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, and makes
available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. Its holdings consist of official records of state, county, and local governmental units, and copies of federal and foreign government materials. In addition to these official records are private collections, organization records, maps, pamphlets, sound recordings, photographs, motion picture film, and a small reference library. In all, the Archives houses over 50,000 linear feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items. Materials in the Archives collections constitute by far the most valuable assembly of manuscript records and North Caroliniana in existence. The State Archives is part of the Division of Archives and Records of the Office of Archives and History and the Department of Cultural Resources.
Updated January 25, 2012: All records requests regarding the North Carolina Eugenics Board must go through the NC Justice for Victims of Sterilization Foundation. The Foundation's main webpage includes directions on how to contact them and what forms are needed for inquiries: http://www.sterilizationvictims.nc.gov/