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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • New Hanover County Extension Service (1)

    • Vegetable gardens, New Hanover County
    • Pete Lewis (left), from the Agricultural Extension Service, looks at some of Pete Miars (right) squash plants. Miars will be running a U-pick operation this season and Lewis was examining some squash that was produced by using new a new watering...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • McKoy Family Papers, 1950-1969

    • McCoy family; McKoy, James H., -- 1901-1964 -- Correspondence; Maco Light (Williamston, N.C.) -- History; Plantations -- North Carolina -- History
    • This collection contains the McKoy family’s assemblage of materials related to the history of Wilmington and the surrounding areas and, to a lesser extent, a chronicle of family history and activities. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper...
    • Donora Smog Victims

    • Donora (Pa.)
    • Newspaper clipping of a photograph of the forty victims of the Donora fog of 1948 arriving in Wilmington, NC at Bluethenthal Field. In late October of 1948, a rare weather condition caused pollution from the smokestacks at Donora Zinc Works to...
    • Lumina 1

    • Atlantic Ocean, Porches, beaches, Wrightsville Beach, Swimmers,
    • Ocean front view of Lumina Ballroom showing the additions of the pillars and veranda. People are congregating at the water's edge, on the veranda and under the building. Beach-goers have an array of outfits on, bathing suits, casual and Sunday...
    • Bessie & Sophie Xanthos

    • Greek Americans; Oakdale Cemetery
    • Newspaper photograph used in the wedding announcement of sisters Bessie and Sophie Xanthos. "Bessie" Billie D. Xanthos Pappas Frank (1919-2006) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of the class of 1936 at New Hanover High School, and...
    • 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,...
    • Helen Willetts Donations, 1880s-1997

    • Harris family -- Correspondence; Carolina Yacht Club -- History; St. John's Museum of Art -- History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; Pamphlets -- North Carolina -- Wilmington
    • This collection contains some family documents from the Harriss family including receipts and correspondence. The rest of the collection includes local Wilmington history pamphlets, booklets and miscellaneous items.
    • Cape Fear Institute Masonry Class

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, community colleges, CFCC, trade schools, Front Street
    • Henry Sloan, wearing lab coat and ball cap (in center) instructs some of the students in his advanced masonry class at CFTI. Students are laying various cinder block and brick walls. One female student builds a wall on the right side of the room.
    • The fall of the Cape Fear Defense System

    • Cape Fear River (N.C.)--Maps; Wilmington (N.C.)--Maps
    • Map shows the Confederate defenses in the area around the Cape Fear River and Wilmington, North Carolina near the end of the United States Civil War. Includes sounds, inlets, islands, forts, batteries, and camps. Gives the location of town of...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Agnes McDonald

    • McDonald, Agnes, 1932- ; Poets
    • Head shot of Agnes McDonald. Agnes Hamblen McDonald (1932- ) is a NC native of and a resident of Wilmington, NC. She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is a member of the North Carolina...
    • Harriet Hunter Johnson and Catherine Casteen Papers, 19??-2001

    • Johnson, Harriet Hunter, -- 1895-2001 -- Legal documents; Casteen, Catherine Martindale, -- 1906-1984 -- Legal documents; Johnson family; Casteen family; Martindale family; Gardeners -- North Carolina -- Carolina Beach -- History
    • There are documents relating to Catherine Casteen and Harriet Johnson in this collection. The materials were collected from Harriet Johnson’s estate. Some of the documents are from other Johnson family members including Harriet’s mother Rebecca....
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Wilmington, N.C.

    • Wilmington (N.C.)--Maps; New Hanover County (N.C.)--Maps
    • Map of the City of Wilmington, North Carolina including some surrounding areas. Map shows streets names, street numbers, neighborhoods, cemeteries, railroad lines, farms, and industrial and manufacturing businesses.

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