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Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Buildings Survey

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-029

Scope and Contents

The Junior League of Wilmington began a survey of Wilmington’s historic buildings in 1974. The league extracted data from courthouse records and the Sanford Insurance maps and wrote on-site descriptions. This research was the basis of "Old Wilmington Guidebook," which the Junior League published in 1978.

The papers are filed in 249 folders, each folder labeled with the street name and number and, if appropriate, the name of the building or item. Folders contain some or all of the following: survey forms, deed abstracts, sketches, letters, excerpts from books, magazines and newspapers, and miscellaneous brochures.

Dates

  • 1974-1978

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

These papers are in the public domain.

Extent

1.46 Linear Feet (Contains 4 document boxes)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was presented to the New Hanover County Public Library. In December 1978, Randall Library was given permission to photocopy the original research by the Junior League of Wilmington.

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 Kate Edwards.
Title
Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Buildings Survey
Status
Completed
Author
Judith H. Davis
Date
1979
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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