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    • 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...
    • Families  living at St. Helena farm colony

    • Immigrants; Colonists; Agriculture
    • Families standing in front of a public building at the St. Helena farm colony. The community of St. Helena, named for an Italian queen, was developed for immigrants by the Carolina Trucking Development Company under the direction of Hugh MacRae....
    • The Glenn Restaurant

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    • Commercial building constructed for Esther Naomi Mintz Yopp (1891-1972) and built by contractor, Sam Blake. Occupied by various restaurants from 1947 to 1969. Building remains in family.
    • John Newland Maffitt

    • Blockade; Soldiers--Confederate States of America; Farmer
    • Photograph of John Newland Maffitt. John Newland Maffitt (1819-1886) was born at sea when his parents were immigrating to the United States from Ireland. Maffitt was brought to North Carolina by an uncle who adopted him in the late 1820s. He held...
    • 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.
    • Bingo at the BPO Elks Club

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, civic/social/fraternal organizations, clubs, meeting halls, games
    • Multiple tables full of bingo players, mostly women of various ages, are using markers to keep up with the calls at the BPO Elks Club #532 (NC East District # 6600) at 5102 Oleander Dr.
    • Black History Month

    • Brunswick County, North Carolina, African Americans, heritage, cultures,
    • Rev. Seth Moulton (sitting) and Rev. Nathaniel Legay(standing) speak with children of various ages from Evergreen A.M.E. Zion Church in Delco. The girl with hands folded in front is Moulton's daughter, Yude age 10. The reverends and some of the...
    • Janie Delila Skipper Gore

    • Oakdale Cemetery (Wilmington N.C.); Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • News photograph used in her obituary. Janie Delila Skipper Gore (1923-2013) was a native of New Hanover County, having lived in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. She graduated from New Hanover High School in 1940, and worked in the New Hanover...
    • Stamp Defiance Chapter NSDAR Collection, 1921-2010

    • Daughters of the American Revolution -- Stamp Defiance Chapter -- History; Daughters of the American Revolution -- Stamp Defiance Chapter -- Registers
    • The Collection contains fourteen binders in chronological order. Each binder includes various materials presenting the accomplishments of the chapter from its founding in 1921 up to present day.
    • Robert "Bobby" Greer Collection, 1988-2010

    • Greer, Robert Gardner; County officials and employees -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- 20th century
    • The Collection contains fifteen binders in chronological order from 1988 to 2010. Each binder includes various materials pertaining to Robert Greer’s political career and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
    • James House

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    • Colonial Revival style house built for Eliza Alice Haughton James (1850-1938), native of Pittsboro, NC, widow of Col. Thomas Cowan James (1849-1912). At various times residence of son, J. Marion James (1884-1976), proprietor of James Book and...
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt

    • Nesbitt, Dorothy Buckeridge, 1922-; Photographers; Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Joe and Dorothy Nesbitt. Joesph Gordon Nesbitt (1917-2008) was the chief photographer of the Star-News from 1958-1982. He married Dorothy in 1951. She was a dancer and choreographer who toured Latin America with Col. W. de Basil's Original...
    • Bradley Creek Marina (2)

    • Wilmington, New hanover County, North Carolina, marinas, J.E. McWatty, J.B. Gerald, Richard E. Barker
    • Bradley Creek "66" Marina building, various boats docked at slips, as well as a variety of cars, vans, trucks and boats parked in the lot and on the street. Bertram and Pacemaker signs hang from the marina.
    • Shrier Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as rental property for Isaac Shrier (1841-1920), native of Germany, clothier and real estate investor; and wife, Betsy Willner (1850-1916), native of Austria. Rented by various tenants, including the Telegraph-Cable...
    • Louis, James, and Henry Whitted

    • Brothers; African American men; African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Photograph of Louis, James, and Henry Whitted taken after a service at St. James A.M.E. Church in Castle Hayne, NC, March 1968. All three Whitted brothers were born in the Wilmington, NC area and attended local public schools. Louis Whitted was a...
    • Rinaldo Burrus Page

    • Wilmington star-news (Wilmington, N.C.); Newspaper publishing; North Carolina State Port Authority
    • Portrait of Rinaldo B. Page. Rinaldo Burrus Page (1890-1955) was born in Columbus, GA. Born into family with a long and prominent history in southern journalism, Page began his career working as a staff member for various newspapers owned by his...

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