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Publications and Printings


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains the work of North Carolina shell fisher turned environmental activist, Lena Ritter. It covers her career with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, where she served on the board of directors and was its president from 1987-1990, especially focused on her community and legal efforts to preserve Permuda Island in Onslow County and the educational sessions she gave to school children and on local and national TV shows. Content also includes documents related to her 1986 Nancy Susan Reynolds Award for her conservation efforts in saving Permuda Island, as well as additional achievements and various media coverage. Materials include correspondence, legal documents, publications, newspaper articles and clippings, photographs, artifacts, and VHS tapes.


  • Creation: 1962-2009
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1983-1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 4.3 Linear Feet (Contains 2 document boxes, 1 VHS tape box, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder in a multiple MS box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository