The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and documentary materials relating to North Carolina. Protecting these collections is one of our core functions. As part of that mission, we work to remind private historical societies, individual citizens, and state and local government officials that it is never too late to protect vital records. Our state’s documentary heritage is too valuable to lose. Working together we can protect these resources and ensure they are around for generations to come.

Collections Management Branch

The Collections Management Branch of the Division of Archives and Records is responsible for the wide variety of preservation, conservation, imaging, micrographics, and photographic functions to prolong the usable life of the archival records. Preservation activities are designed to minimize the physical and chemical deterioration of records and to prevent the loss of informational content. Some of the core preservation responsibilities include emergency response planning and support, monitoring environment, pest management and collections handling, storage and housing and developing guidelines that will extend the use of the records.