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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,...
    • Mr. Greater Cape Fear

    • men's, body, building, Wilmington, contest, New Hanover County
    • Some contestants in the Mr. Great Cape Fear contest are (left to right) Danny Searcy, John Galarde (Mr. Wilmington), W.C. Bain, Danny Holden, David Moore, Andrew Bellamy, Acie Robinson, and Jerry Harms.
    • 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...
    • Mosley House

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    • Some interior framing and architectural features survive from early structure built for William Mosley (1812-1895), businessman; and wife, Margaret Mills (1824-1870s). Enlarged and altered in Queen Anne style when inherited by Levi McKoy Mosley...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • New Hanover County Library Bookmobile

    • libraries, Wilmington, New Hanover County, patrons
    • Ryan Blanton (standing) and his friend, Spencer Jordan (sitting), look through some of the books on the bookmobile on its stop to Wrightsville Beach. Nancy Perry is the librarian at the desk. Both of the boys are nine years old and live at the...
    • 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...
    • NCRPC0973s

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Sports kept employees of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company active when they were not working on building vessels. This page features some photographs from the booklet, "Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding."
    • NCRPC0973t

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Page 37 of the booklet, "Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding," features some of the recreational activities that took place at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company from 1941 to 1946.
    • NCRPC0973u

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Some of the shop scenes featured in the booklet, "Five Years of North Carolina Shipbuilding," show women hard at work at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company in Wilmington. These photographs feature images of machine, gear assembly, plumbing...
    • Dwight Moore

    • Trampolines; High schools
    • Head shot of Dwight Moore. Dwight Darnell Moore (1974-2013), a native of Wilmington, NC, was a junior at New Hanover High School when he broke his neck on a mini-trampoline in a gymnastics class at the school. The accident left him parralyzed...
    • NCRPC01829

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • This photograph depicts some of the last vessels constructed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company shipyard. The six Grace Line vessels are (from left to right): the SS Santa Isabel, hull 243, launched April 16, 1946; the SS Santa Luisa, hull...
    • 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...

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