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Collection Number: P0045

Collection Title: America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1984-1987(bulk 1987)

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Size 0.25 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 223 items)
Abstract Between 1984 and 1987, celebrations were held in North Carolina and England to commemorate the 400th anniversary of English colonists settling in America. The collection contains photographs and printed material documenting the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the late-16th-century English voyages to Roanoke Island, N.C. Photographs document events at the Fort Raleigh and Elizabeth II state historic sites in Dare County, N.C., as well as a ceremony in Plymouth, England. People appearing in the photographs include journalists Sam Ragan, North Carolina governors James B. Hunt and James G. Martin, and Princess Anne of Great Britain.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
For copyright and use restrictions contact the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials #P0045, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Accession numbers 30193-30208 (16 photographs), gift of William S. Powell; accession numbers 30344 (one photograph) and 30511 (14 post cards, 118 color slides, 54 color prints, 11 black-and-white prints, 7 color negatives, and 1 copy of the cartoon Shoe by Jeff MacNelly), gifts of John D. Neville, Richmond, Va.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Roanoke Island in Dare County, N.C., was first settled by English colonists in 1587. The colony was led by John White and was the location of the first birth of an English child in America, Virginia Dare. In late 1587, John White returned to England for supplies and did not return for three years. Upon his return, it was discovered that the colony had been abandoned and no trace of the colonists remained, giving rise to the name "the Lost Colony."

Between 1984 and 1987, celebrations were held in Roanoke, N.C., to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the English settlement of America.

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The collection contains photographs and printed material documenting the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the late-16th-century English voyages to Roanoke Island, N.C. Photographs document events at the Fort Raleigh and Elizabeth II state historic sites in Dare County, N.C., as well as a ceremony in Plymouth, England. People appearing in the photographs include journalists Sam Ragan, North Carolina governors James B. Hunt and James G. Martin, and Princess Anne of Great Britain.

Most of the 35mm color slides bear the stamp, "Thomas L. Norris, Jr. 2700 Shelley Road, Raleigh, N. C. 27612." One transparency is a commercially published slide of Sherborne Castle marked "ELFINCOLOR ORIGINAL." Eight slides are not stamped.

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Contents list

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223 items.

Arrangement: Location/Date.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0001

North Carolina Prints, 1983-1984. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0001

Black-and-white and color prints.

4 images.

Images were taken in Dare County, N.C. Included are images of Princess Anne of England and Governor Jim Hunt.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0002

North Carolina Prints: Manteo and Fort Raleigh, 1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0002

Black-and-white and color prints.

53 images.

Images were taken in Dare County, Wake County, and unknown locations in North Carolina. Included are images of Governor James Martin.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0003

England Prints: Plymouth, April 1984. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0003

Black-and-white and color prints.

15 images.

Images were taken in Plymouth, England. Included are images of Governor Jim Hunt and Sama Ragan.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0004

England Prints, 1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0004

Black-and-white and color prints.

10 images.

Images were taken in Plymouth, London, and unknown locations in England. Included are images of Governor James Martin.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0005

England Slides, April 1984. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0005

Color 35mm slides.

120 images.

Images were taken in Plymouth, London, and unknown locations in England.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0006

Slides from unknown locations, circa 1984-1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0006

Color 35mm slides.

8 images.

Images appear to be of a ceremony aboard the ship Elizabeth II.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0007

Negatives, circa 1984-1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0007

Color 120 roll film negative and color 35mm negatives.

8 images.

Includes an image of Princess Anne of England taken in 1984.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0008

Manuscripts, circa 1984-1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0008

Manuscript correspondence.

2 items.

Includes an invitation to a 400th Anniversary Celebration held in Manteo, N.C., and a manuscript letter from John D. Neville of the College of William and Mary.

Flat Box 01

Folder P0045/0009

Unrelated materials, circa 1984-1987. #P0045, Series: "America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Photographs and Related Materials, 1983-1987." Flatbox 01, Folder P0045/0009

Postcards and illustration.

15 items.

Includes postcards from various sites in England related to Sir Walter Raleigh and the Roanoke Expedition and a copy of the comic strip "Shoe" related to Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection, 1997; Tracy M. Jackson, 2011

Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, August 2010, June 2011

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