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North Carolina Azalea Festival Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-024

Scope and Contents

This collection contains various souvenir books, programs, brochures, magazines, newspaper clippings and other ephemera related to the North Carolina Azalea Festival from 1948-2004. The Azalea Festival began in 1948 at the instigation of Dr. Houston Moore of Wilmington, NC. The first president was Hugh Morton, and Queen Azalea I was Jacqueline White, a movie actress with RKO Studios. Throughout the years, the Festival has filled three to four days with art and craft shows, a parade, coronation pageants, garden and historic tours, and several other shows and activities, which are described in these papers.

Dates

  • 1949-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United StatesĀ  copyright law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box)

Language

English

Arrangement Note

Chronological.

Acquisition Information

Original donation made by David Ronald Johnson on May 25, 1977. An additional gift by Mrs. E. L. Robbins of the 1957 Azalea Festival Souvenir Booklet was given at a later date. This collection has had several other undocumented additions.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Judith H. Davis. In 2014, this manuscript collection was re-foldered and re-housed with current archival standard materials by Rebecca Baugnon.
Title
North Carolina Azalea Festival Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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