Infographics for State Agency Records

The Records Analysis Unit has developed infographics describing the disposition of some types of state agency records. These can be found on the Archives website under State Agency Records Management Tools.  The first covers disposition of records with historical value and shows the three possible dispositions applicable to all records, as well as five things that determine historical value.  The second infographic illustrates the disposition of grants received by an agency, RC No.535. …

Need to request a record from the State Records Center?

The State Archives has produced a 9-minute tutorial that explains how to request access to state agency materials that are stored temporarily at the State Records Center.  It walks you through the request form that must be submitted and provides suggestions on how to find the item number that must be included with this request.…

An Interview with Project Archivist Marie Stark

In 2019, the State Archives began a special project titled Accessing North Carolina’s Early Court Records, funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. As part of the grant, the archives hired a project archivist, Marie Stark, to undertake work describing, rehousing, and appraising the Archives’ Colonial and District Superior Court…

Update from the Government Records Description Unit: County Records in the Discover Online Catalog

The Government Records Description Unit is excited to announce that we have completed the first phase of our County Restructuring Project. We embarked on this project back in December of 2018 to improve access and discovery of county records through a restructure of their presentation in our new catalog, Discover Online Catalog (DOC; https://archives.ncdcr.gov/doc/search-doc). In…

2020 Functional Schedule for North Carolina State Agencies Now Posted to Website

Version 4.0 of the Functional Schedule for State Agencies is now available on our website (https://archives.ncdcr.gov/documents/functional-schedule-state-agencies). To see amendments to the 2020 version, please see our blog post from July 1, 2020: https://ncrecords.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/update-on-2020-functional-schedule. Since that post, one additional substantive change has been made: 13. Monitoring and Compliance RC No. 1324, Incomplete or Withdrawn Applications: added a sub-item to…