- Aerial of Downtown Raleigh Photograph Collection, ca. summer, 1977 *
The photograph is an aerial view of central Raleigh, north to south showing Peace Street to Memorial Auditorium and Shaw University and from east to west containing Blount Street to McDowell Street, ca. summer, 1977. The color photograph hung in the law office of William L. Thorpe in Raleigh from 1977 to 1995.
- Archives and History Reunion Photograph Collection, 1988 *
107 color photos of Archives and History employees at Ballentine's Cafeteria, Raleigh, NC on April 9, 1988.
- Archives and History Reunion Photograph Collection, 1994 *
- 95 color photographs and negatives taken by Peggy R. Hopson at the Reunion of Archives and History employees at Ballentine's Cafeteria, Raleigh, May 28, 1994.
- Armfield, Joseph Franklin, Photograph Collection, ca. late 1890s
The collection contains a photograph of Col. Joseph Franklin Armfield (1862-1910) on horseback, ca. late 1890s. He was colonel of the First North Carolina Regiment during the Spanish American War. He was later an officer with the North Carolina State Guard.
- Asheville, North Carolina Area Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1910s *
Three (3) lantern slides containing views of western North Carolina. [Note: this collection has moved to the Western Regional Archives. A complete list of collections (PDF) moved to the Western Regional Archives is available online; visit our blog for more information.]
- Attorneys General of North Carolina Photograph Collection, ca. 1704-1990s *
The collection contains photographs of thirty six former attorneys general of North Carolina from 1704 to the early 1990s. The portraits were on display in the Attorney General's Office for many years before being place in storage when the agency was moved into the renovated Education Building.
- Biographical Directory of the General Assembly of North Carolina Project Photograph Collection (General Assembly Composite Photograph File), 1875 - 1993
The North Carolina General Assembly is the state of North Carolina's state legislature. This elected body makes the laws of North Carolina, also known as the General Statutes. This collection consists of composite photographs of the North Carolina General Assembly, one original photograph depicting a composite of members of the N.C. Constitutional Convention of 1875, and several color portraits. (23 items, 1 box.)
- Bittner, Denise, Photograph Collection, 1980-2001
Denise and John Bittner were residents of Chapel Hill and Ocracoke, N.C. Dr. John R. Bittner (4 May 1943-9 April 2002) was a professor in the Journalism School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Denise Alexander Bittner was Director of Development at the UNC Lineburger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In 1987, Denise and John Bittner participated in the US Olympic Festival Torch Run on Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, N.C., and volunteered during Research Triangle area festival events including the volleyball competition. Dr. Bittner passed away in 2002. This collection contains a total thirty-seven (37) photographs and thirty-six (36) negatives. The bulk of the materials relate to Denise Alexander Bittner, John Robert Bittner, and others running in and participating in events of the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival Torch Run on Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, N.C. Other shots of the Bittners were taken with the North Carolina Historical Marker for Lt. Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy. Additional photos depict a variety of events in the lives of Denise and John R. Bittner, c.1980-2001. Several photos show them with celebrities while others show Dr. Bittner in his role as professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism. Other shots show events and various people associated with the UNC-CH Lineburger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Thirty-six (36) negatives depict the volleyball competition during the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival in the Research Triangle. 73 items.
- Black Mountain College Photograph Collection, 1940-1945
This collection of photographs includes views of the construction of the Studies Building, interiors of art classes, and activities of faculty and students between 1940 and 1945. [Note: this collection has moved to the Western Regional Archives. A complete list of collections (PDF) moved to the Western Regional Archives is available online; visit our blog for more information.]
- Blue Ridge Parkway Photograph Collection, 1931-1959
14 photo boxes (includes photographs and negatives), 5 drop boxes (includes index cards describing the photographs). The Blue Ridge Parkway was built to connect Shenandoah and The Great Smokey Mountains National Parks. Construction began in 1935 by the Public Works Administration. It was completed in 1987. The photographs document the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway between 1935 and 1959. Photographs from 1931-1933 include the construction of Skyline Drive, used as a model for the Blue Ridge Parkway. [Note: this collection has moved to the Western Regional Archives. A complete list of collections (PDF) moved to the Western Regional Archives is available online; visit our blog for more information.]
- Bowman's Jewelers Photograph Collection *
The materials in this collection were housed in a scrapbook assembled by Clarence E. Bowman, owner and operator of Bowman's Jewelers in Raleigh. The images include photographs of Bowman's store and examples of silverwork he crafted.
- Brimley, Herbert Hutchinson, Photograph Collection, 1880 - 1977
The Brimley Collection is named for Herbert Hutchinson Brimley, the first Curator (and later, first Director) of The North Carolina State Museum of Natural History. Brimley was born in Bedfordshire, England, on 7 March 1861 and immigrated with his parents to Raleigh in the winter of 1880. During his years of service with the State Museum, Brimley assembled North Carolina displays at various national and international expositions. In preparation of his exhibits for the various shows, Brimley did his own photographic work and traveled throughout North Carolina to capture scenes for display in his exhibits. This collection includes ca. 5,000 items, mainly photographic negatives and prints taken and overseen by Herbert Hutchinson Brimley (1861-1946) for the Department of Agriculture, the North Carolina Geological Survey and the State Museum. The photographs document many aspects of life in the state between the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries.
- Brock, Allen Houston, Photograph Collection, ca. 1870 - 1900
Allen Houston Brock, an antique dealer in Raleigh, collected these images while living in the capital city. Includes portraits of African Americans from Wake County, N.C., ca. 1870-1900.
- Camp Davis, North Carolina Photograph Collection, ca. 1942 *
The one (1) print in this collection contains an aerial view of Camp Davis, Onslow County, N.C.
- Camp Recovery, N.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps), Photograph Collection, April, 1935
The print is a panoramic view of Camp Recovery, Home of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 457.
- Colorado Historical Commission Photograph Collection, ca. 1915-1956 *
The photograph collection consists of twenty four (24) photographs of various North Carolina related subjects.
- Cooper, Dr. George Marion, Photograph Collection, ca. 1914-1940 *
The collection belonged to Dr. George M. Cooper, a pioneer public health official who was associated with the North Carolina State Board of Health for thirty five years. It mainly consists of photographs taken in conjunction with his public health career and includes views of schools, students, dentists, nurses, public buildings, scenic views, etc.
- Dean, Delores, Photograph Collection, ca. 1920 - 1930
Star Warehouse was one of the oldest tobacco warehouses in Wake County and had advertising murals all over its walls as well as ten inch wide plank floors. Two sepia photographs measuring 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" (cardboard backing measures 10" x 12") depicting the interior of the Star Warehouse (tobacco) in Wendell, NC, c.1920-1930. (2 items)
- Dean, Heulon, Photograph Collection, 1950-1966
Heulon Dean was born 10 February 1925, in Granville County, NC, son of Franklin Pearce Dean and Minnie Williford Dean. His parents were farmers and moved to Wake County to avoid the Granville Wilt that was taking over tobacco grown in the Granville County area. The family relocated to the community of Needmore just north of Fuquay-Varina, then known as Fuquay Springs. Dean opened the Heulon Dean Studio in 1957, which soon became Heulon Dean and Associates Photography. His studio became very successful and built one of the first Custom Color Labs for producing portraits for himself and for other photographers in the area. Sixty-three (63) 4"x5" black and white photographic negatives dating 1950-1966 depicting various events, structures, historic sites, and people in and related to the town of Fuquay-Varina, NC (Wake County). All photos were taken by Heulon Dean, a professional photographer who worked in and operated a studio in Fuquay-Varina from the early 1950's until the 1990's. (63 items)
- Dempsey, Jean M., Photograph Collection *
These photographs were donated by Mrs. Jean M. Dempsey. The collection includes portraits of Leonidas Marion King (1841-1894) and Captain James H. Smith (1832-1906) in their military uniforms and with their families. King served with the 6th Regiment, N. C. Troops, Confederate States Army and Smith served with Troop G, 2nd Michigan Cavalry, USA.
- Dept. of Conservation and Development, Travel Information Division Photographs, 1937 - 1973
In 1930 the Division of Commerce and Industry merged with the Division of Public Relations, an office that had previously functioned within the Department of Conservation and Development as a quasi chamber of commerce for the state. The Division of Commerce and Industry continued to promote the state through public relations until 1937, when the department was granted an appropriation that enabled it to create a separate Division of State Advertising. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Division of Travel Information (previously named the Division of State Advertising) worked in cooperation with the Division of Commerce and Industry, conducting "Get acquainted with North Carolina" events for newcomers to the state, including those transferred by out-of-state firms to branch operations in North Carolina. The two divisions also worked on a project initiated during the 1960s, locating welcome centers at interstate highway exits near the state's borders. The Division of Commerce and Industry subsequently established a Travel and Tourism Section that continued into the next decade. The photographs in this series are quite diverse and range in subject from pictures of governors of North Carolina to shots of naval personnel during World War II. The first 118 boxes of photographs usually contain both prints and original negatives. They are arranged numerically with print and accompanying negative numbers corresponding. Photographs found in boxes 119 through 128 are arranged alphabetically by subject. No index or classification system other than an alphabetical arrangement by subject exists for these photographs. (128 boxes, including photographs and negatives)
- Dept. of Natural and Economic Resources, Travel Development, 1937-1949 *
This is a copy of the subject card index to the inactive series of photographs taken for the N.C. Department of Conservation and Development (now the Department of Natural and Economic Resources).
- Dept. of Natural Resources and Community Development, Division of Forest Resources Information and Education Photography, 1916 - 1949
In 1905 the General Assembly established the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, the state's first agency charged with examining natural resources both in terms of economic potential and of conservation needs. In 1925 the General Assembly replaced the Geological and Economic Survey with the Department of Conservation and Development, giving it a broad mandate to expand all services currently offered by the state in the conservation, utilization, and development of natural resources. In the area of forest resources, the department had overall responsibility for forest maintenance, fire prevention, reforestation, and custody of state forests and parks. Under the Executive Organization Act of 1971, the Department of Natural and Economic Resources was created and placed under the direction of a cabinet-level secretary appointed by the governor. This act assigned to the new agency more than twenty different entities, including the Department of Conservation and Development and its divisions (including the forest service). By provision of a legislative act of 1977, the department was reorganized and renamed the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development. This collection was compiled by the Division of Forestry for use in information and education programs on the state of the timber industry in North Carolina. It includes photographs and negatives arranged in alphabetical order by subject matter. (15 boxes, includes photographs and negatives with extensive moisture damage.)
- Division of Marine Fisheries Slides, ca. 1970 - 1985
The Marine Fisheries Commission and the Marine Fisheries Division have their origins in agencies established during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. North Carolina's coastal fishing industry enjoyed a brief period of rapid growth following the Civil War; however towards the end of the century, commerciall fishermen were experiencing a marked reduction in the catch rates for striped bass, shad, and oysters. By the decade of the 1890s, it was apparent that North Carolina's fisheries and oyster beds were continuing to decline. In response, different legislatures of that era enacted laws to more effectively conserve and manage the fishing industry. The General Assembly of 1907 established the Fish Commission and directed it to report its activities to the Geological and Economic Survey Board. By a legislative act of 1927, the Department of Conservation and Development and the Fisheries Commission were consolidated. Under the Executive Organization Act of 1971, the Department of Conservation and Development and many of its components were transferred for administrative purposes to the newly established Department of Natural and Economic Resources. Under the Executive Organization Act of 1973, the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development took over such divisions as Commercial and Sports Fisheries, and the Department of Conservation and Development became defunct. In 1989 the General Assembly abolished the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development and transferred the Marine Fisheries Commission and its corresponding division to the new Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources. The division was placed under the department's assistant secretary for the Division of Environmental Protection. It monitored marine fisheries resources; provided law enforcement for regulations established by the Marine Fisheries Commission; conducted scientific research; and developed artificial reefs and programs for shellfish rehabilitation. Includes slides assembled by the Office of Public Information, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, Morehead City, North Carolina, as a part of its governmental duties under the State Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources. Subjects include artificial reefs, reef fish and natural habitat, the Dan Moore (ship), and law enforcement. (7 volumes)
- Dorothea Dix Hospital Photograph Collection, circa 1890-2000
Dorothea Dix Hospital, formerly known as the The State Hospital at Raleigh, was named for Dorothea Dix (1802-1887), an activist who worked for improving conditions for the mentally ill in hospitals and asylums. Dix influenced North Carolina legislators to remove mentally ill inmates from prisons and to create a state institution where they could receive treatment. A location was chosen in the countryside a short distance outside of Raleigh, North Carolina . The first patient was admitted on February 22, 1856, and, fifty-one males and thirty-nine females were admitted during the next nine months. During the early twentieth century the hospital continued to add more buildings to the facility in addition to new patients. By the 1930's there were over 2,000 patients. Situated on a 425 acre tract of land on the south side of the city of Raleigh, there are more than 120 separate buildings on the site, many of which were constructed during 1910-1930 and 1960-1980. The buildings are used for patient care, offices, shops, warehouses and other activities in support of the hospital. The photographs in this collection include images of the hospital's buildings, facilities, staff, and residents. (1 box, ca. 3 linear feet.)
- Eighteenth Regiment, Sixth Brigade, F.A.R.D., Camp Jackson, S.C., Photograph Collection, ca. 1918 *
The print is a panoramic view of members of the Eighteenth Regiment, Sixth Brigade, Field Artillery Replacement Depot (F.A.R.D.) at Camp Jackson, S.C. circa 1918.
- F. Carter Williams Photograph Collection - See Williams, F. Carter, Photograph Collection, 1950s-1980s
- Farrell, Charles A., Photograph Collection, c.1925-1945
Charles Anderson Farrell was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina in 1893. After graduating from Wake Forest College, Farrell worked in his father Andrew Jackson Farrell's photography studio in Winston-Salem. Commercial photographer A. J. Farrell also worked for the Reynolds family in Winston Salem. In 1919, Farrell began working for the Eastman Kodak Company as a technical representative. Farrell married Anne McKaughan on February 5, 1921. Charles A. Farrell worked for the Greensboro Daily News, and according to his obituary, was the first professional photographer on staff at the newspaper. The Farrells opened a photographic studio and camera and art supply store in Greensboro called The Art Shop. Between 1933 and 1944, Charles Farrell contributed photographs to five books printed by the University of North Carolina Press, including the popular book Tobe, the story of a young African American boy during the 1930s. Anne M. Farrell began capturing photographs in the 1930s, contributing articles and images to American Girl magazine. Later, Mrs. Farrell assisted Ethel Stephens Arnett with the retouching, printing, and reproduction of the illustrations in Arnett's books. The bulk of the photographs in the collection were taken by Charles A. Farrell between 1925 and 1940 in association with his work as a commercial photographer in Greensboro. Farrell also took a significant number of photographs of coastal North Carolina in the late 1930s. Farrell took many photographs of Onslow County fishermen to document traditional coastal life prior to the construction of Camp Lejeune. Additionally, there are photographs of a Cherokee Indian Fair in the mountains and photographs related to aviation, including pictures of Charles Lindbergh in Greensboro. The collection also contains images captured by Anne McKaughan Farrell during her travels in the state and photographs of McKaughan and Farrell relatives. (ca. 5,200 items, 6.0 linear feet.)
- Faulk, William G., Jr., Photograph Collection, 1969-1976 *
William G. Faulk, Jr., former site manager of Brunswicktown State Historic Site, took the photographs between 1969 and 1976. The majority of the negatives are of sites and objects in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
- Fort Johnston Photograph Collection *
The collection contains oversize photographic negatives of plans of Fort Johnston, in present day Southport, North Carolina from 1767 to 1865.
- Gary, Marshall Photograph Collection, 1904-1905 *
These photographic negatives belonged to Frederick Sterling Marshall Gary Jr. (b. July, 1886) of Halifax County, North Carolina. The photographs contain many views of the Saint Louis Exposition of 1904, the mountains of West Virginia, beach scenes, views in Halifax County, Washington, D.C., Niagara Falls, and Belmont Abbey College.
- Georgia Historical Society Postcard Collection, ca. 1905-1960s *
Half of the cards in this collection are views of various cities and towns and the other half consists of scenes and points of interest in the mountains of the western part of North Carolina.
- Gill, Edwin Maurice, Photograph Collection, ca. 1900s-1940s *
This collection consists of portraits of Edwin Gill, as well as other noteable state and federal officials.
- Helms, Jesse, Photograph Collection, 1984
Jesse Helms was born in Monroe, North Carolina on October 18, 1921. In 1972, he won election as the Republican candidate to the U.S. Senate and was reelected until he retired in 2003. Photographs taken in Hickory, N.C., during a Jesse Helms for U.S. Senate campaign tour probably in or around October 1984 during the hotly contested Hunt vs Helms race. 10 items.
- Henderson, Archie and Vallie, Photograph Collection, c.1940-1997
This collection consists primarily of negatives and some prints taken by Vallie Henderson in the late 1960's and 1970's of homes and yards in the Oakwood neighborhood in Raleigh, NC, and of activities of Raleigh's HANDS organization (Home And Neighborhood Development Sponsors, part of the Keep America Beautiful program of the Sears Roebuck Foundation) and the Oakwood Garden Club. A smaller group of negatives depict automobile accidents in the Raleigh area in the 1940's and were most likely shot by Archie Henderson. There is also a small group of home movies taken by the Hendersons on various trips and vacations in the 1940's. (Approximately 2,500 items, 2.0 linear feet.)
- Hickerson, Thomas Felix, Photograph Collection *
The photographs in this collection came from a photograph album from the estate of Thomas Felix Hickerson (1882-1968). They include portraits of individuals from the western piedmont of North Carolina and a photograph of the home of Hoke C. Secrest in South Carolina. In addition, there is an obituary card in memory of Gen. Collett Leventhorpe (d. 1889).
- Historical Commission/Archives and History Heads Photograph Collection, 1903-1975 *
Black and white portraits of executive heads and chairmen of the North Carolina Historical Commission/ Division of Archives and History, 1903-1975.
- Hodges, Luther C., Photograph Collection, December 6, 1941 *
The eight, 8 x 10 prints depict the launching of the merchant ship S. S. Zebulon B. Vance. One drawing contains a view of the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Hodges, Governor Luther H., Slide Collection, ca. 1954-1960
The collection consists of images of Luther Hartwell Hodges as a young man and during his two terms as governor.
- Hunt, Governor James B. Jr., Gubernatorial Veto Legislation Photograph Collection, 1997 *
The collection includes one color photograph of Governor Hunt and former Governor Terry Sanford in the Governor's, Office of the State Capitol. The image, autographed by both men, shows Governor Hunt signing the gubernatorial veto legislation on February 27, 1997.
- Inglis, Frances and Ross, Photograph Collection, early 1900s
Frank Baldwin took these photographs and the negatives were collected by Frances and Ross Inglis. The glass-plate negatives contain views of Chowan County fisheries, cotton fields at Greenfield, the Cupola House and cypress trees.
- Interstate Highway 40 Tunnel Construction Photograph Collection, 1967 - 1969
Andrew C. Payne, an English civil engineer, held the title of assistant to the resident engineer for Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. Consulting Engineers and supervised the work of the contractor, Lewis Construction Associates. Payne and his staff provided the site lines for the alignment and profile of the highway and tunnel and administered the contract on behalf of the State Highway Department. Collection includes photographs, negatives, and other materials that document the construction of the westbound tunnel of I-40 close to the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. [Note: this collection has moved to the Western Regional Archives. A complete list of collections (PDF) moved to the Western Regional Archives is available online; visit our blog for more information.]
- Johnson, Robert Grady, Photograph Collection, 1931-1945
Robert Grady Johnson (5 May 1895-22 June 1951), lawyer, legislator, and politician, was born in Burgaw, North Carolina. In 1929, Johnson was elected state senator from the Ninth District. In 1931 he was elected to the state House of Representatives for Pender County. He was re-elected in 1933 and 1935 and was Speaker of the House in 1935. In 1941 he was made chairman of the State Board of Alcoholic Control, and from 1942 until 1950 he was a member of the Utilities Commission. Photographic prints dating 1931-1945 depicting Robert Grady Johnson, other members of the North Carolina General Assembly, and/or other members of state government during that time period. Four certificates documenting Robert Grady Johnson's membership on the State Highway and Public Works Commission, 1937; the State Board of Alcoholic Control, 1941; and the North Carolina Utilities Commission, 1942 and 1945. (14 items)
- Lilly, Henry T., Postcard Collection, ca. 1910- ca.1960 *
The collection contains postcard views of Canada, Cuba, France, Great Britain, and the United States. It also includes an assortment of foreign Presbyterian missions, ships, and German propaganda cards.
- Lindsey and Brown Photograph Collection *
The collection of photographs includes two aerial views of Asheville, the railroad at seventeen points in "The Land of the Sky," a view along the French Broad River, and a view of Connally's Ford on the Swannanoa River. Thomas H. Lindsey and E. E. Brown were professional photographers in Asheville.
- The Lost Colony Amphitheater and Fort Raleigh Photograph Collection, August, 1952 *
The collection contains photographs of the Lost Colony amphitheater and Fort Raleigh at Manteo, Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
- Maxey, Robert L., Photograph Collection, 1939- ca. 1940s *
The source of this photograph collection is Robert Linwood Maxey (1894-1963), an official with the State Budget Bureau and a onetime superintendent of the North Carolina State Government Buildings and Grounds. Most of the images are of Raleigh, but there are a few of Guilford Battleground, the Fayetteville Centennial Celebration, and a Duke vs. UNC football game, in Durham.
- Minneapolis Public Library Collection, ca. 1930s- ca. 1940s *
This collection contains wire service photographs and newspaper clippings donated by the Minneapolis Public Library. Included are photos of: the Barrage Balloon Training Center at Camp Davis; football players from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University; Black Mountain College buildings, students and faculty members; various public officials and other individuals. Many of the photographs originated from the Associated Press.
- Miscellaneous Postcard Collection
The Miscellaneous Postcard Collection is a collection of 1101 postcards collected from a variety of sources. The postcards are divided into five series - individual postcards, addressed individual postcards, postcard packets, oversize and miscellaneous postcards and cards. The heyday of postcards was between 1900 and the outbreak of World War I. Most of the postcards in Series 2: Addressed Individual Postcards, reflect this trend. While later postcards depict places, many of these early postcards convey simple birthday or holiday greetings and were seemingly used in effort to facilitate community events, agricultural pursuits, illnesses and courtships.
- Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts Photograph Collection *
The small collection consists of images of houses, people, and places from the coast to the mountains of North Carolina. A portion of the images are unidentified.
- North Carolina Aerial Photograph Collection, 1931-ca. 1940 *
This collection is composed of 8 x 10 black and white negatives of aerial photographs featuring Wilmington, the North Carolina mountains, Greensboro, Southern Pines, the Cannon Mills Company, and Rocky Mount.
- North Carolina Banking Commission Photograph Collection, ca. 1925-1957 *
This photograph collection consists of nineteen (19) original black and white photographs of various officers of the North Carolina Banking Commission. One additional photograph is a portrait of Governor Angus Wilton McLean, 1925-1929.
- "A North Carolina Postcard Album, 1905-1925" Photograph Collection *
The negatives and prints in this collection were generated and used in the preparation of a division publication, A North Carolina Postcard Album, 1905-1925, co-authored by Stephen E. Massengill and Robert M. Topkins in 1988. The images in the collection show scenes of North Carolina cities and towns, transportation, business and industry, education and religion, rural life, hotels, parades and public gatherings, disasters, county courthouses, etc. The photographs and negatives are primarily from the years 1905 to 1925, although there are a few later than 1925.
- North Carolina State Capitol Photograph Collection, ca. 1896 *
The collection contains one (1) glass plate negative depicting the North Carolina State Capitol Building and grounds, circa 1896.
- [North Carolina] State Capitol Building Photograph Collection, ca. 1900 *
The photograph is an image of the south side of the State Capitol Building, Raleigh, ca. 1900.
- North Carolina Supreme Court Photograph Collection, 1978-1980
This collection consists of three (3) black and white composite portraits of members of the North Carolina Supreme Court for Fall Term 1978, Spring Term 1979, and Spring Term 1980.
- Olsen Associates (Consulting Engineers) Photograph Collection, ca. 1920s-1950s *
The collection consists of negatives and prints of various water and power plants, water towers, dams, sewage treatment facilities, and sites throughout North Carolina.
- Parker, Surry Photograph Collection, 1867-1942 *
This collection of negatives contains images of the Surry Parker family and business enterprises in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.
- Political Campaign Poster Collection
This small collection of political campaign posters spans a variety of years. The collection consists of presidential campaign posters, William Kerr Scott's North Carolina governor poster, and Wake County, central, and eastern North Carolina local political campaign ephemera and posters. (10 items)
- Poster Collection, Miscellaneous Posters
The first 5 items in this series were found within the World War II series of the Poster Collection and were determined to be inappropriate for that series. They have been grouped together here with other posters and poster-like items that do not fit into any of the other series in the Poster Collection. (28 items)
- Powell, E. Stuart, Jr., Photograph Collection *
The photographs are signed portraits of Clyde Rourk Hoey (1877-1954), governor and United States Senator, and Franklin Wills Hancock, Jr. (1894-1969), legislator and congressman. Donated by E. Stuart Powell, Jr.
- Rencher, Abraham, Family Photograph Collection, 1847 - 1889
Abraham Rencher (1798-1883) served as a Congressman, was charge d'affaires to Portugal (1843-1847), and was territorial governor of New Mexico (1857-1861). The collection is composed of three photographs and one lithograph containing likenesses of the Abraham Rencher family.
- Richmond County Historical Collection, Nick Lovin Studio Photo Negatives, 1976
Nick Lovin (1942-1985) was a professional photographer in Richmond County. He continued studio and location work while employed at the Richmond County Daily Journal as their staff photographer. The photo negatives of the Nick Lovin Collection comprise color and black-and-white photographic negatives in 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, 6 x 7, and 35mm formats. Primary subject matter includes weddings and portraits. (3 boxes, .75 cubic feet.)
- Rose Family Photograph Albums, 1925 - 1950
Marion Simon Rose (1901-1980) was a Durham businessman married to Susan Emily (1915- ), a figure in the cultural life of Durham. The four albums of candid photographs chronicle their wedding, other special occasions, and the lives of their two daughters. 4 volumes on 1 microfilm reel.
- Siddell Studio Photograph Collection, 1904-ca. 1961 *
The collection primarily consists of photographic prints and negatives of composite pictures of the North Carolina General Assembly, 1935-1961. It also includes exterior and interior shots of buildings and group pictures.
- Speer, J. Alex, Lantern Slide Collection, early 1900s. *
The lantern slides in this collection contain views of geological features in the Wake County vicinity as well as areas of Western North Carolina.
- Stokes County (N.C.) Stereograph Collection
The stereographs in this collection contain views of Stokes County, North Carolina during the late Nineteenth or early Twentieth century and include images of the Piedmont Springs Hotel, a river landscape with a railroad depot, and farm buildings.
- Stone, Raymond, Photograph Collection of Governor Terry Sanford's Education Tour, 1962
James Terry Sanford was born August 20, 1917. A political ally of John F. Kennedy, in 1960 he won the governor's race for North Carolina on a moderate platform. As governor, Terry Sanford fought for the desegregation of North Carolina schools, and helped expand the Research Triangle Park in the Raleigh-Durham area which helped boost the state's economy. After his term he opened a law practice. In 1969 he became President of Duke University, a post he held until 1985. Terry Sanford made two unsuccessful bids to be the Democratic Presidential nominee in the 1970s. In 1986 he was elected to United States Senate where he served until defeated by Lauch Faircloth in 1992. Sanford died on April 18, 1998 of esophageal cancer. The 247 photographs in this collection are 5x7 black and white prints taken by Lt. Lloyd Burchett of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, who served both as Governor Sanford's chauffeur and photographer. In 1962 Governor Terry Sanford launched a tour around North Carolina schools to promote integration. The photographs in the collection span January to the end of September, 1962, and generally depict Governor Sanford speaking in school gymnasiums or cafeterias, interacting with schoolchildren and local dignitaries. (247 items, .67 linear feet.)
- Strickland Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1880s-ca. 1930 *
The collection consists of 319 photographs that belonged to Ruth Strickland Baucom (1894-1988) and includes a photo album, loose photos and an obituary card. The album is composed of numerous family related snap shots most of which are identified by brief captions beneath the pictures. Many of the images are of scenic views while on vacation in North Carolina, particularly the mountains.
- Stryzs, Toni, Photograph Collection, 1943
Corporal Ralph Primavera (Apr 1920-Nov 2001) of Wilmington, DE, was the uncle of Toni Stryzs and a football player for the Camp Davis team. This collection consists of three oversized black and white photographic prints. Two prints depict the Camp Davis vs Wake Forest Football game, 25 September 1943. The third is group photograph depicting the School for Physical Reconditioning Instructors at Camp Davis, c. 1943.
- Swan Island Club Photograph Collection, 1890-1900
Swan Island is located in Currituck County, NC, in Currituck Sound, near the more well known Knott's Island. In the nineteenth century, northern businessmen discovered the wealth of wild birds in this area and began buying up tracts of the marshes and small islands in the sound to construct hunt clubs. Hunters from New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey would come in the winter months down to Currituck to these clubs to hunt and fish. Local residents served as caretakers, servants, and guides, providing them with a sorely needed source of income. The Swan Island Club is a guided duck hunting club and was established in 1872. Card photographs of the Swan Island Club, docks and surrounding buildings, Currituck County, NC, c. 1890-1900. 4 items.
- Swindell Family Photograph Collection, 1897-1898, ca. 1905 *
Two of the photographs are views of Bingham School near Mebane, North Carolina, 1897-1898. The other two photographs are of Colonel Fred Olds with the "Sunshiners," a boys club, on an outing to Beaufort, North Carolina, ca. 1905.
- Tuttle, Marcus, Postcard Collection, 1906 - 1910
Marcus Tuttle graduated from Trinity College in Durham with a degree in pharmacy. The postcards were mailed to Marcus Tuttle by friends from various towns and tourist attractions.
- Van Natta, Mr. and Mrs. Ray, Postcard Collection, ca. 1913 *
The picture postcards in the collection depict views of various scenes in North Carolina from the coast to the mountains. Eleven postcards include one continuous postal message from an unidentified "Father" to his daughter Bertie. The writer was an actor traveling to North Carolina cities in which a play was being performed.
- Wilkerson, Dr. Charles R., Photograph Collection, 1906 *
The eleven photographs in this collection contain individual portraits of Medical students in the 1906 graduating class of the UNC-Chapel Hill Medical School.
- Williams, F. Carter, Photograph Collection, 1950s-1980s *
This collection contains 152 items including photographic prints, slides and printed materials documenting architectural projects worked on by the firm of F. Carter Williams, PA, Raleigh, North Carolina. Also included are photos and slides of the renovation of the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh by the firm during 1975-1976.
- World War I Poster Collection, General Liberty Loan Posters, ca. 1917 - ca. 1919
After the United States entered World War I, government officials found posters to be an extremely effective means of communicating information to the general public. The posters were meant to have widespread appeal and thus tended to be colorful, with simple, legible messages. Many made use of patriotic symbols such as the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, the American Flag, and Uncle Sam. Others included easily-recognizable buildings important to the nation's history, including Independence Hall and the Supreme Court Building. Images of soldiers, ships, and planes are common, as are women personifying Liberty, America, Freedom, etc. Although most of the designs followed themes of patriotism and unity, some used ethnic stereotypes and anti-German imagery. In addition to general war propaganda, posters were employed for a variety of causes, including recruitment, conservation, and solicitation of donations for relief groups. Other posters helped the government raise money through the sale of Victory and Liberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps. Over 350 World War I posters, produced between 1917 and 1919, are preserved in the State Archives of North Carolina poster collection, 97 of which were created in support of the various war fund-raising and Liberty Loan campaigns. A wide variety of printers and artists are represented in this collection.
Last Modified: 03/21/2013