This website was created to host information relating to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the State Archives of North Carolina.

In 2006, the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, part of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR), formed an in-house committee to guide and promote agency-sponsored observances of the Sesquicentennial. Organizers, with the counsel of a panel of academic advisers, endorsed a wide range of programs intended to appeal to diverse audiences. The themes of Freedom, Sacrifice, and Memory encompass a wide range of topics and points of view. In 2010, the State Archives of North Carolina formed a committee to plan, coordinate, and encourage participation in the Archives’ portion of the larger Office of Archives and History/DNCR observance. The members of the Archives Civil War 150 committee created this website and blog, although other staff members from the State Archives, Record Center and DCR may participate from time to time.

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About the State Archives of North Carolina:

The State Archives of North Carolina collects, preserves, and makes available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. Its holdings consist of official records of state, county, and local governmental units, and copies of federal and foreign government materials. In addition to these official records are private collections, organization records, maps, pamphlets, sound recordings, photographs, motion picture film, and a small reference library. In all, the Archives houses over 50,000 linear feet of permanently valuable materials containing millions of individual items. The State Archives is part of the Division of Archives and Records, Office of Archives and History and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

To read about other news and events at the State Archives of North Carolina, visit our blog: History For All the People.