Adjutant General's Office Records
Includes letter books, correspondence, land warrants issued to soldiers, ledgers, registers of troops, records of some Civil War units.
Attorney General's Office Records
Includes letter books, general correspondence, opinions.
Auditor's Office Records
Includes correspondence, receipts, reports, accounts, pension voucher stubs, Civil War pensioners.
Includes Colonial Court records, District and District Superior Court records, and North Carolina Supreme Court. Archives Information Circular #9, "North Carolina Courts of Law and Equity Prior to 1868" details the roles of early courts. A more detailed account of North Carolina's courts is available in North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History by Helen Leary (1996).
General Assembly Session Records, 1707-1974
Includes certificates of elections, journals, petitions, legislative bills, amendments, data on contested elections, reports of state officials, tax lists, resignations.
Governor's Office Records, 1688-Present
Includes letter books, general correspondence, minutes of the Council of State, requisitions and extraditions, lists of justices and notaries, records and reports of state agencies, pardons and paroles, appointments to official positions.
Education Boards and Departments
Literary Board, Board of Education, and Superintendent of Public Instruction's Records. Include letter books, general correspondence, addresses, common school reports, land entry payments.
Secretary of State's Office Records, 1663-1959
Includes letter books, general correspondence, land entries, land surveys, land grants, court records, tax lists, original wills and estates papers prior to 1798, Constitutional Convention, Provincial Congresses, Committees of Safety, Court of Chancery, Continental Congress, election returns, Revolutionary military papers, oaths of allegiance, Indian affairs, boundaries, voter registrations.
Includes cases, dockets, minute books. An index, covering 1909-1929, is available for purchase for $45.00.
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office Records, ca.1731-Present
Includes letter books, accounts, bonds, day books, cash bonds, ledgers, journals, tax lists, muster rolls, militia returns, commissary records, discharges, boundary line surveys, tax records, sheriffs' reports, vouchers, warrants, agriculture, Capitol Building, conventions and congresses, Indian Affairs, Internal Improvements, military papers, public claims, Shellfish Commission.
Other State Agencies
Varying quantities of records covering various dates are preserved for many other agencies of state: Administration, Agriculture, Commerce, Community Colleges, Correction, Crime Control and Public Safety, Cultural Resources, Elections, Emergency Relief Administration, Ethics, Governor's Office, Governors' Papers, Human Resources, Insurance, Justice, Labor, Natural Resources and Community Development, Revenue, Transportation, University of North Carolina System, various boards such as Boards of Architecture, Dental Examiners, Medical Examiners, Nursing, Pharmacy, etc. A Guide to Research Materials in the State Archives of North Carolina: State Agency Records is available for purchase for $30.00.
Last Modified: 07/27/2012