The Friends of the Archives, Inc., (FOA) was formed in 1977 as a support group for the North Carolina State Archives. With volunteered time and financial contributions, the Friends have purchased valuable documents for the Archives, among them the 1775 Mouzon Map of North Carolina, the Fort Fisher Log Book for 1864, and the Duberman Collection of Black Mountain College papers. The Friends have provided copies of Revolutionary War account books when the originals were threatened by constant use.
The FOA sponsors workshops for both beginning and advanced researchers. The support group has funded an automated orientation program to introduce first-time visitors to the Archives, and it has purchased 75 new chairs to replace worn ones used by researchers in the Search Room.
The FOA helped to establish the North Carolina Preservation Consortium. Individual members of the organization have contributed substantial sums to support archival preservation and to sponsor graduate student internships in the Archives.
The support of the Friends continues; however, if current plans and future projects are to succeed, the group needs your help.
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