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State Archives of North Carolina
4614 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614

http://archives.ncdcr.gov/

Description:

The State Archives of North Carolina is administered by the Division of Archives and Records under the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The name “Archives and Records” reflects the dual role of the division—to collect, preserve, and provide public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina; and to provide guidance to government agencies that manage, preserve, and provide access to state and local government records.

While all government records and the bulk of private collections are maintained in North Carolina’s capital of Raleigh, the State Archives operates two satellite facilities—the Outer Banks History Center on the coast in Manteo, and the Western Regional Archives in Asheville. Each site collects and preserves archival materials documenting the culture and history of those geographical and surrounding regions.

The State Archives holds more than 100,000,000 items that include over 2,000,000 negatives and photographs, more than 5,100 maps, dozens of archival films, hundreds of audio and video tapes and DVDs, and works of art. 

Categories: Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant,

Collections:
Ruth R. Sermon collection, 1954-1977
Robert M. Douglass Letters, 1866-1873

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Ruth R. Sermon collection, 1954-1977

100 items.
Copy of the ordinance creating the Andrew Johnson Memorial Commission, which was created to supervise the Andrew Johnson birthplace; notice of appointment of members; annual reports of the curator; minutes of meetings; copies of letter written by Sermon relating to Johnson and the commission; letters received by Sermon; notes relating to Johnson; letters from Margaret P. Bartlett, Andrew Johnson's great-granddaughter; clippings relating to Johnson, his birthplace, and former president Harry S. Truman's visit to Raleigh; and brochures and postcards relating to Johnson and his birthplace.
Andrew Johnson Memorial Commission records Are found among the records of the Division of Archives and History, North Carolina State Archives.
Member of the Andrew Johnson Memorial Commission, 1955-1968.
Finding aid published in: National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, microfiche 3.10.280.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70947343

Size
100 items

Presidential content includes:

- Andrew Johnson

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Robert M. Douglass Letters, 1866-1873


143 items.
Letters to Douglas written during the period between his graduation from Georgetown University and his resignation as private secretary for President Grant. Includes letters (1867-1869) concerning family and personal matters and letters (1869-1873) relating to the Chicago, Ill., and Mississippi estate of his father, Stephen A. Douglas; mining interests of Douglas and Gen. Robert Williams, second husband of Adèle Cutts Douglas, his stepmother; and Douglas's interest in railroad development in Costa Rica and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The majority of the letters from this later period relate to Republican Party affairs, appointments to vacant offices, election campaigns, and other political matters. Writers are chiefly from that segment of the Republican Party in North Carolina that supported the election of Grant for a second term including Williams Woods Holden, Joseph W. Holden, Thomas Settle, and Robert Paine Dick. Other subjects include East-West tensions within the party, internal opposition to the reelection of Sen. John Pool, struggles over the distribution of party patronage, the election of 1872, relationship of the Ku Klux Klan to the Democratic Party, Klan activities, and indictment of Klansmen. Other correspondents include Thomas B. Keogh and Darius H. Starbuck.
Lawyer, businessman, private secretary to Gov. William Woods Holden of North Carolina and Pres. Ulysses S. Grant; and supreme court justice, of Greensboro, N.C.; son of Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois, and Martha Denny (Martin) Douglas, of Rockingham County, N.C.
Finding aid in the repository.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/70955925

Size
143 items

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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