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    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • Silent movies were shown on an outdoor movie screen in the surf at Lumina, with spectators sitting on benches on the ocean side of the pavilion. The movies appealed especially to children for they were most often comedies or westerns. Bathers are...
    • Student Tans on Castle Street

    • Students, Cape Fear Technical Institute
    • Paul Minor parks his car right on the river at the foot of Castle St. and does some sunning. He is a student at CFTI and was on his lunch break. He says he goes there often. Minor lives at Wrightsville Beach.
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • Chestnut Street - 200 block.

    • Princess Street, Friendly Cafeteria Building, Musician
    • A blind musician played in front of the Art Moderne style Friendly Cafeteria Building located on Princess Street. Playing the harp and guitar he worked alone during the week and his wife joined him on weekends. Both had beautiful voices and often...
    • Ruth Worth

    • Missionaries--China
    • Ruth Worth speaking on her experiences in China Ruth Worth (1906-1991) was born into the missionary family of Dr. George C. Worth at their medical mission at Kiangyin (now Jiangyin) China. The Worth family is an old one in Wilmington, and...
    • Cape Fear River - Eagles Island.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island
    • A freighter passes Eagles Island. Eagles Island is located on the west bank of the Cape Fear River, directly opposite downtown Wilmington. The seven mile long island was named for Richard Eagles, a native of Bristol, England, who was granted a...
    • Lori White

    • Singers; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Head shot of Lori White. Dr. Lori N. White was a member of the music faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the 1990s. She was an assistant professor of Fine Arts, and often gave vocal performances.
    • Beverly Tetterton

    • Tetterton, Beverly; Tetterton, Glen; Special librarians; Women archivists; Genealogy and local history; Women historians
    • Photograph of Beverly Tetterton at the New Hanover County Courthouse. Beverly S. Tetterton-Opheim is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, the youngest daughter of Ella Virginia Levorsen and Lester Norvin Opheim. Mrs. Tetterton and her husband Glenn...
    • Relvin V. Asbury, Jr.

    • Historic preservation
    • Photograph of Relvin V. Asbury, Jr. Relvin V. Asbury, Jr. is a recognized authority on the preservation and conservation of historic sites in southeastern North Carolina. He was a guide at Old Brunswick Town, and often gave his talks in period...
    • H.H. Smith to Louie, April 24, 1864

    • Owen, Barry, Smith, Louie, amorous gossip, Civil War, Lee
    • Page 1 of letter from Henry "Harry" Hungerford Smith to Louie, who is often mentioned in letters to his mother, Elizabeth Ann Noble Smith. Smith expresses relief to hear that his mother has recovered from an illness since his return to his...
    • Ricky Meeks

    • Buses; New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • New Hanover High School Yearbook photograph of Ricky Meeks. Richard Meeks (1968- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He is a familiar sight around town, riding the public transit buses and attending sporting events around the city. He has run for...


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