Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Buildings Survey
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.
- Creation: 1974-1978
- Junior League of Wilmington (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
These papers are in the public domain.
1.46 Linear Feet (Contains 4 document boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
Genre / Form
- Wilmington, North Carolina Historic Buildings Survey
- Judith H. Davis
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note