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North Carolina Coastal Federation Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-313

Scope and Contents

The bulk of North Carolina Coastal Federation records document the activities of the organization from its formation in 1982 through 2004, reflecting the stewardship of the organization's successive presidents and the work of its staff and volunteers. The records chronicle the transformation of the North Carolina Coastal Federation from a small group concerned with coastal issues to an active, influential participant in North Carolina coastal management. The collection contains a wide range of record types, including correspondence, minutes, agendas, memoranda, reports, notes, environmental legislation, newspaper clippings, publications, maps, photographs and miscellaneous ephemera.


  • Creation: 1987- 2018


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 States copyright law.


213 Containers

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation is a non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the state's coast through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration. These records reflect the activities of the organization from its formation in 1982 through 2004. The collection is arranged in six series and includes a wide range of materials.


This collection is arranged into six series. Administrative Records: This series is arranged in the following sub-series: Organization records, Membership, Annual Meetings, Fundraising, Education and Outreach, Grants and Publications. Subject Files: This series is arranged into forty-two broadly based environmental subjects and is representative of the activities and projects carried out by the federation. Newspaper Clippings: This series is arranged by year and subject. Also included in this series are complete newspapers and news articles printed from online resources. Publications: This series is arranged in the following sub-series: Coastal Review newsletter, Periodicals and Research Publications. Maps Oral History Interviews This collection also contains two unprocessed additions: Accession 2022_07007 unprocessed addition containing 18 boxes. Accession 2023_05002 unprocessed addition containing 17 boxes.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by the North Carolina Coastal Federation.

Digital Access

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Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca Baugnon and Debbie Edwards, with the assistance of Sarah Andrew, Oliva Corby, Brent Drew, Kate Edwards, Lauren Jackson, Amber Raynor, Maya Rodgers, Alyssa Stafford.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository