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    • Catherine Kennedy Home Collection, (1868-1999)

    • Kennedy, Catherine; Catherine Kennedy Home -- Correspondence; Catherine Kennedy Home -- History; Catherine Kennedy Home -- Photographs; Ladies Benevolent Society (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Poor women -- North carolina -- Wilmington; Elderly...
    • Collection consists of both photographs and documents kept and/or gathered by various individuals associated with the Home, including Elizabeth Whitehead Taylor and Augusta B. Spencer. Most of the collection are photographs (persons unidentfied)...
    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • City of Wilmington Police Department Monthly Reports, 1987-1991

    • Wilmington (N.C.). -- Police Dept. -- Periodicals; Police -- North Carolina -- Wilmington. -- Periodicals; Criminal statistics -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Periodicals; Crime -- North carolina -- Wilmington -- History; Criminals -- North...
    • The collection is comprised of monthly statistics compiled by the Wilmington Police Department from January 1987 to December 1991. Each report is approximately 25 pages long and includes data about crimes of violence and crimes against property...
    • Thomas Franklin Boyd Family Papers, 1816-1990

    • Boyd, Thomas Franklin, -- 1863-1934; Boyd, Thomas Franklin, -- 1863-1934 -- Correspondence; Boyd Hotel (Hamlet, N.C.); Hamlet Opera House; New Hanover High School; Bald Head Island (N.C.) -- History; Business enterprises -- North Carolina. --...
    • The collection can be divided into two main parts, family and business matters. The business folders contain all kinds of paperwork relating to business, such as bankbooks, ledgers, receipts, bills, advertisements, mortgages, bills of sale,...
    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Fishburn Family Papers, 1897-1976

    • Fishburn family; Postcards -- Montana; World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography; Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Directory; New Hanover High School (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company --...
    • This collection contains one box of documents relating to the Fishburn family. There is correspondence from Montana between Bessie and Jacob, records relating to Bessie’s funeral, ledger books, James’s school materials and publications dealing with...
    • The Josephine Brown Dunn Saint Thomas Preservation Society Collection, 1834-1999

    • Church of St. Thomas (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Church of St. Thomas (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Photographs; Saint Mary Church (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America -- History; St. Thomas Preservation Society --...
    • Collection consists of financial statements of St. Thomas Preservation Society, St. Thomas Parish history and photographs of St. Thomas Preservation Society's early members and the condition of the building after the 1966 fire, one photograph...
    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. (DARE, Inc.) Collection, 1977-2000

    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Wilmington Downtown, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Historic preservation -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Economic development -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; City planning...
    • The collection comprises almost thirty years of DARE’s mission and consists of minutes, agendas, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, deeds, maps, blueprints, photographs, and both magazine and newspaper articles. The collection is...
    • Henry Rehder Azalea Festival Papers

    • Rehder, Henry Burbank, -- 1911-2004 -- Correspondence; Will Rehder Florist (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Pamphlets; Azalea Garden...
    • This collection contains materials collected by Henry Rehder that pertain to the Azalea Festival from 1948-1995. Every year is not represented with a higher concentration of materials in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection is arranged...
    • GROW Collection, 1979-1998

    • Gay rights -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; AIDS activists -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; Counseling -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; Gays -- Abuse of -- North Carolina; Lesbians -- Abuse of -- North Carolina;...
    • The Collection contains a series of letters transcribed from primary sources located at the Virginia Military Institute archives concerning Mark Bernard Hardin. Letters of correspondence with Mark B. Hardin range from 1849 to 1899, while letters...
    • Charles E. Ponton Collection, 1919-1977

    • Fick, Ferdinand Dietrich, -- 1890-1983 -- Correspondence;Small, Edwin Nathan, -- 1921-2004 -- Correspondence; St. John's Lodge #1 A.M. & A.F. -- History; Freemasonry -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington -- History; Freemasons -- North Carolina --...
    • The collection mainly consists of chapter meeting materials, as well as personal documents, correspondence, and certificates pertaining to St. John’s Lodge #1 A.M. & A.F. for Ferdinand Dietrich Fick and Edwin Nathan Small, Jr.
    • Hargrove Bellamy Papers, 1935-1945

    • Bellamy family; Bellamy, Hargrove, -- 1896-1994 -- Correspondence; Robert R. Bellamy & Son -- History; Delgado Cotton Mill (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Astyptodyne Chemical Company (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Navy Relief Society --...
    • This collection contains materials dealing with the life of Hargrove Bellamy from his business interests to his public service career. It also contains a collection of newspaper clippings that deal with local southeastern history, World War II, and...
    • Harry Meyer Solomon Papers, 1907-1955

    • Solomon, Harry Meyer, -- 1890-1962 -- Correspondence; Fick, Carl -- Correspondence; Solomon family; American Red Cross -- Wilmington, N.C. Chapter -- History; United States -- Army. -- American Expeditionary Forces -- 2nd Division --...
    • This collection contains one box of materials, and the majority of the documents are related to WWI. The first two folders are miscellaneous documents dealing with Wilmington and places Harry visited. Folder 3 contains Carl Fick WWI documents. The...
    • Franklin Lee Block Political Papers, 1986-1992

    • Block, Franklin Lee, -- 1936-; North Carolina. -- General Assembly -- History. -- 20th century; Lawyers -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Biography; Elections -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century
    • This collection contains Frank Block’s political documents from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first box is primarily biographical information on Block, newspaper clippings pertaining to his time in the Senate and election campaigns and...
    • America's 400th Anniversary, 1984

    • United States -- History -- 17th century Virginia -- History -- 17th century Virginia -- Williamsburg -- History -- 17th century. Virginia -- Jamestown -- History -- 17th century.
    • Items were collected by the the library staff for and during America's 400th anniversary (2007). Collection includes news stories, pamphlets, and various booklets about the event.
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • The Book of Tileston, circa 1920s

    • Tileston School (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Scrapbooks; Tileston School (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Middle schools -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- History; Public schools -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington. -- History
    • Collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs from the 1920s of Tileston School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Articles, which are in a scrapbook, are from the Wilmington Star News and are mostly in chronological order. Collection is...
    • Allen O'Neal Wilmington Memorabilia Collection

    • O'Neal, Allen; County officials and employees -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- 20th century; Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County -- 20th century
    • This collection contains one box of Wilmington memorabilia collected during Allen O’Neal’s time as County Manager. The collection includes programs, invitations, handbooks, tickets and parking passes that O’Neal collected.
    • Wells Collection, 1893-1998

    • Wells, Richard Howard, -- 1921-1996 -- Correspondence; Wells, Percy Weston, -- 1880-1953; Wells family; Bijou Theatre (Wilmington, NC); Law enforcement -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington -- Personnel; Aerialists -- United States -- 20th century
    • The collection consists of newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs (including a late 19th c. photograph button and one tintype), certificates, programs, and a scrapbook that documents some of the circus acts popular during P.W. Wells’s...

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