On April 10 staff of the Archives and Records Section finished the relocation of the records from the top stack level. This was done to accommodate the renovation work that will take place on that level. The installation of new fire suppression and detection systems necessitated this records shift. While all of the records normally housed in the Archives’ stacks are now in temporary shelving locations, at this time all records are available for the public to research in the Search Room.
You may have noticed on our website and this blog that the public services of the Archives will be closed from May 1-July 10 due to the next large phase of renovations. A good portion of this closure will be to accommodate the massive shift of records back to the renovated stacks. Additionally, records will be inventoried as they are returned to the shelf. While we hate to close for such a long period of time, we hope that by conducting inventory this summer we won’t need to close for our annual January inventory.
The collections at the North Carolina State Archives are full of many treasures for historical and genealogical research. Preservation is an important cornerstone of our mission. While shifting these records to accommodate the renovations in the stacks hasn’t been easy, we look forward to the time when all the records are inventoried and back in place. For any additional information on this effort, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org