New Finding Aids Online

New finding aids are now available for the following collections:

Audio Visual Materials:

Carpenter, Wesley, Photograph Collection, c.1940-1945 (pdf)
Adolphus Wesley Carpenter (1909-1997) was an American amateur photographer in Durham, North Carolina. Carpenter graduated from Duke University’s business school in 1931. He and his family often took trips to various places across North Carolina and the southeast. Many of the photographs in the collection document the people and activities on these trips. This collection contains five hundred and fifty three (553), gelatin silver photographs. The photographs, taken and printed by Mr. Carpenter, depict families, events, objects, and scenes one would typically see in 1940’s American life. (555 items, 0.4 linear ft.)

Fort Caswell Yacht Basin Resort Photograph Collection, 1926-1941 (pdf)
Photographs and miscellaneous papers documenting the development of the Fort Caswell campus in Brunswick County, NC, into a vacation resort in the 1930’s. (160 black and white photographic prints varying in size from 8”x10” to 2” x2 ½”; 1 brochure, 5 postcards; 3 copies of a c.1940 typed report with maps and 18 photographs; 1 oversized 1930 map of Fort Caswell; several loose accounting documents)

Governors Papers:

Hodges, Luther Hartwell, in office November 7, 1954 – January 5, 1961

Hunt, James B., Jr., in office January 8, 1977 – January 5, 1985; January 9, 1993 – January 6, 2001

Umstead, William B., in office January 8, 1953 – November 7, 1954

Private Collections:

Ramquist, Janis L., Papers, 1970-2006
Janis Lindblom Ramquist (b. 1947) was born in San Franciso, a daughter of Alton and Sue Lindblom. In 1970 she was graduated from California State University at Sacramento (teaching certificate and B.A. in psychology). She moved to North Carolina in the late 1970s, and to Raleigh in the early 1980s. From 1978 to 1985 Ramquist was a volunteer lobbyist for the North Carolina League of Women Voters. Since 1986 she has been a lobbyist registered with the North Carolina General Assembly and a consultant to various groups through workshops, seminars, and consulting services. These are the private professional papers of Ms. Ramquist, as Governmental Affairs Consultant and Coordinator (i.e. legislative liaison or lobbyist) for several organizations. Collection contains correspondence, reports, contracts, newspaper clippings, publications, journal articles, subject files, speeches, mailing lists, press releases, fact sheets, General Assembly voting records, medical records, insurance claims, court case examinations, audio tapes, directories, employment applications, brochures, research reports, compendia, and both proposed and ratified legislation. There is one folder of materials (greeting cards and campaign button) relating to the ERA campaign. (42.0 boxes)