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Box 2


Contains 10 Results:

Campaign pins, 1988, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

Five campaign pins: One for "Don Betz 4 Senate," one for "Re-Elect Mayor Don Betz," two for Dukakis for President in 1988, and one for the United States Conference of Mayors at the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta.

Dates: 1988, undated

1988 Democratic Convention, 1988

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Contains papers and photos from Betz's time as a delegate from North Carolina at the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, GA. A campaign pin for Al Gore for President and a copied photo of Gore and Betz together is also included.

Dates: 1988

Signed Burley Mitchell photo, circa 1995-1997

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Contains a signed photograph by former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Burley Mitchell, with Betz.

Dates: circa 1995-1997

Coast Guard and Royal Navy visits, 1989-1992

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and thank you letters regarding ship visits from the U.S. Coast Guard and the British Royal Navy in Wilmington. A photo of Betz with several others on the H.M.S. Invincible is also included.

Dates: 1989-1992

North Carolina Coalition for Public Transporation, 1996-1997

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Contains papers and correspondence related to Betz's service as chairman of the N.C. Coalation for Public Transportation, including a signed letter by Pat McCrory, then mayor of Charlotte.

Dates: 1996-1997

"North Carolina Cargo Magazine" copy, 1990

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Contains a copy of "North Carolina Cargo Magazine" from 1990 featuring an article about the opening of Interstate 40 in Wilmington from Raleigh. Betz, as mayor at the time, is featured at the ceremony. A picture of the Wilmington, NC mileage sign going up on I-40 in Barstow, CA--where it ends on the West Coast--is also featured. The page of the article is marked by a pin from the city of Barstow.

Dates: 1990

Commemorative events, 1988-1997

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Contains programs, cards, and invitations for special events in Wilmington, including the 250th anniversary of the city in 1989 and the 50th anniversary of V-J Day at the Battleship North Carolina.

Dates: 1988-1997

Michael Jordan photo, Undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents

Contains a black and white photograph of a young Michael Jordan shaking hands with his father, James R. Jordan, Sr., at an event, likely circa late 1970s/early 1980s.

Dates: Undated

City council campaigns, 1981-1997, bulk: 1981-1985

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Contains material related to Betz's campaign for the Wilmington city council, such as newspaper clippings and copies, bumper stickers, photographs, and invoices for his campaign advertising and efforts. Some select correspondence and cards from his election and time as mayor are also included, as well as a pamphlet from his run for the North Carolina state senate.

Dates: 1981-1997; Majority of material found in 1981-1985

Mayoral correspondence, 1983-2003

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Contains letters, articles and newspaper clippings, and paper photos from Betz's time as Wilmington's mayor. Content speaks largely to his environmental concerns, planning development, and disaster funds. Most are to him in response to letters of legislative concerns he had initially sent or as thanks for work he had done. A few letters of note are from UNCW's James Leutze, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Representative Charlie Rose, and Senators Terry Sanford and Lauch Faircloth.

Dates: 1983-2003