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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,...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • 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.
    • Dr. Donald Koonce

    • Koonce family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Donald Brock Koonce (1905-1975), son of Simon Everette and Lila Ward Koonce, was born September 6th, 1905 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was married to Louise Bellamy Wood and later to Mary Hargrove Bellamy. His father was also a Physician....
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • 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...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • The Community Drive/W.P.A. Project in the process of development. 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...
    • 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.
    • William D. Polite

    • Waiters
    • Newspaper photograph of William D. Polite in a dining room William Darnell Polite (1867-1953) was born in Charleston to slave parents. He worked as a headwaiter at some of the finest hotels in the south, including the Wilmington and the Orton in...
    • Wayne Jackson

    • Television; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Wayne Jackson on remote at the election boards Wayne Robert Jackson (1926- ) was a pioneer in early television and sports broadcasting in Wilmington, NC. He was one of the first employees of WMFD in 1954, which later became WECT-TV. He was the ...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad...
    • Workers repair damaged tracks

    • railroads, railroad, accidents
    • CSX Transportation workers replace some of the tracks after Monday night's derailment in Warsaw in Duplin County (N.C.). The train's freight cars were loaded with corn, which was on its way to Carroll Foods when the derailment occurred.
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Union Station, N. Fourth Street
    • View of the railroad yards from Fourth Street, looking west toward Union Station. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly...
    • 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.

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