Elizabeth Gardens, Sara Shriner, and “An Outer Banks Reader”

New finding aids are available from the Outer Banks History Center:

The Elizabethan Gardens Records, 1953 – 2003 (PDF)
More than 500 plant species are found within its 10-acre site on the north end of Roanoke Island, adjacent to Waterside Theater. The Shakespearean Herb Garden, the Queen’s Rose Garden, and the formal sunken knot garden are some of the Garden’s features. The Elizabethan Gardens is also home to an impressive collection of statuary including an enthralling Italian fountain in the formal garden and a larger-than-life bronze statue of Elizabeth I, the largest likeness of her in the world.

Shriner, Sara Papers, 1947 – 1993 (PDF)
Sara Greene Shriner (1904-2003) was born in New Bern, North Carolina. She moved to the Washington, D. C. area in 1929 to attend the nursing program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After graduating in the early 1930s, she spent a decade working at Walter Reed as well as taking private-duty jobs, among them one with The Lost Colony drama. Throughout her life, Shriner had an affinity for the Outer Banks and collected materials about the area’s history.

Stick, David, “An Outer Banks Reader” Research Papers, 1992 – 1998 (PDF)
An Outer Banks Reader is a collection of essays and articles by various authors on topics related to the history and culture of the Outer Banks. The writings were selected and edited by author David Stick and published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1998. Some topics covered in the book include natural history, social history, early exploration, shipwrecks, and military history.