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North Carolina Living Treasures

Identifier: SC-MS-149

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of materials related to the planning, administration, and celebrations for the North Carolina Living Treasure awards.


  • Creation: 1987-2009, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History ( for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

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

Historical Note

The North Carolina Living Treasure Award was established in 1987 by Dr. Gerald Shinn, through the Museum of World Cultures, to recognize North Carolina artists who work in the traditional arts. The Museum of World Cultures has since become a part of the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Randall Library, which now administers the North Carolina Living Treasure Award. Awarded annually until 1995, the title of North Carolina Living Treasure is now granted biennially.


7 Containers (Contains 4 document boxes, 2 archival tubes, and 1 map case folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Martin Meyerson.

North Carolina Living Treasures
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository