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Baum Family Papers, 1700 – 1984 – The Baum family has a long history of living on the Outer Banks; it is likely it is one of the oldest families that settled there. The family can trace roots back to the early 1700s and owned extensive property in Currituck and surrounding counties. The materials in this collection primarily relate to the genealogy/family history of the Baum family of Currituck County. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, genealogical material, deeds, wills, publications and photographs. Many of the materials are photocopies and not original. (.15 cubic feet)

O’Neal, Warren, Papers, 1962 – 1981 – Warren R. O’Neal was born in Manteo in 1910. His boatbuilding career began in 1925, when, at the age of 15, he built a flat bottom skiff. In the 1950’s, Warren pulled long nets, shrimped in the off-season and carried sports fisherman in the summer months on the Pearl, a wooden, flat-bottom boat named after his wife, Pearl Daniels O’Neal. In 1959, he built the Pearl II, incorporating a deep V-shaped hull to allow for increased speed and the ability to plow through rough seas with ease. He built numerous sports fishers, small boats and skiffs. His boats remain popular and many craftsmen in boatbuilding worked with the O’Neal Boatworks at one time. The materials in this collection relate to the O’Neal Boat Works and several aspects of the boat building business. Warren O’Neal is credited with building the first modern sport fishing boat in Dare County in 1959, known as the Carolina Boat. There are photographs of some of O’Neal’s boats as well as several sketches. There are also financial documents relating to O’Neal Boat Works, including a boatbuilding ledger documenting the cost of materials and an accounts receivable ledger. Exhibit materials include clippings, a piece of stationary, a postcard and an invitation. (.2 cubic feet cubic feet)

Stick, Frank, Cancer Research Papers, 1930 – 1955 – Frank Stick (1889-1966), artist, developer and naturalist had an interest in cancer, believing that diet could cause a factor in its development or prevention. Stick’s interest in, and research about, cancer was conducted during his early years in Dare County. Contains articles about cancer, correspondence and photos. It also contains a manuscript called Cancer: A Preventable Disease as well as drafts and a suggested diet. (42 items)