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New Community Colleges Schedule!

  The Government Records Section of the NC State Archives with the NC Community College System is pleased to announce that the new Community Colleges records retention and disposition schedule is available and may be downloaded at the following url:  http://archives.ncdcr.gov/Portals/3/PDF/schedules/NCCCS_Colleges_Final_7-26-16.pdf?ver=2016-08-08-113555-747 We appreciate the feedback and comments we received during the review process.  If you have any questions or…

We Must Remember This…

Users of the local records retention and disposition schedules will find the disposition instruction “a) Retain records with historical value permanently” for certain records series. For example, in the Municipal schedule, you find this disposition instruction for agendas and meeting packets (Standard 1, Item 3), fund drive and event records (Standard 1, Item 33), management studies (Standard 1, Item…

Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. 2000-2001 General Correspondence completed

Processing, arrangement, and description has been completed on Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.’s General Correspondence for 2000-2001. The correspondence consists of letters, memoranda, reports, and other enclosures sent to the Governor by the citizens of North Carolina, and his official responses to that correspondence. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject.  Subjects were assigned by…

Completed Wills Projects – Lincoln and Bladen Counties

The Records Description Unit recently completed two county original wills projects. These records are available for research in the State Archives of North Carolina’s Search Room. The Bladen County Wills, 1882-1968, are arranged alphabetically by surname and have the call numbers CR.011.801.1 – CR.011.801.18. The Lincoln County Wills, 1925-1968, have also been alphabetized and interfiled…

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Local Governments – Which schedule should I use?

We just finished a round of regional public records workshops for local governments, and I wanted to go into more detail on some of the information on one of the slides that’s included in every single presentation: the “How do I find my schedule?” slide. (Note: if you’re part of a state agency, and you…

State Agencies – Which schedule should I use?

When I receive a call from a state agency asking when (and if) records can be destroyed or transferred to the State Records Center, the first question I typically ask is, “what sort of records are they?”  For state agencies, this information is not only useful to find the record on a records retention schedule–it’s…

Procedural Change for Electronic Means Form

The Records Analysis Unit has recently made some changes concerning procedure when processing requests for disposal of records duplicated by electronic means forms.  For those unfamiliar with that form, it is one that is submitted by local government offices wishing to initiate a scanning program in which the original paper records are destroyed. We have…

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More oddities in the Governor’s Papers

     In the same vein as my previous post, many vendors will solicit the Governor with products or services through correspondence sent to his office. Some of these solicitations can be quite inventive, or even startling at times.  Recently, while processing the 2000 General Correspondence of Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., I encountered a vendor…

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Oddities in the Governor’s Papers

        As Governors’ Records Archivist, I sometimes encounter not only routine letters from constituents while processing the Governor’s correspondence, but artifacts as well.  Occasionally to illustrate their point, citizens will enclose objects or mementos in their letters to the Governor. Some of these objects can be quite unusual.  Recently, while processing 2000 General Correspondence concerning roads from Governor James…