Coastal Voices
  • The Fisheries Reform Act
  • The Fisheries Reform Act: An Oral History Perspective
  • This collection includes interviews conducted in 2016 with individuals who played key roles in the development or implementation of the 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act legislation.
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  • Hometown Teams
  • Hometown Teams is a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit Program and the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center that took place in 2015. Archived interviews about baseball and new interviews about a range of sports and marching band were collected. This collection consists of the new interviews.
    Cover image courtesy of Margaret Daniels | View Collection

  • Kinnakeet Adventure
  • Kinnakeet Adventure
  • The interviews in this collection were conducted with individuals who lived in Kinnakeet (Avon) village in the 1930s, when Stanley E. Green was principal and teacher at the village school. In 1971, Green wrote about his years living in Avon in a book called Kinnakeet Adventure.
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  • Port Light
  • Coastal Voices: Port Light
  • The collection contains oral history interviews that describe the maritime connections between Outer Banks communities and mainland ports when freight boats, fish buy-boats, mail boats, and private ferries were the primary mode of transportation. The Port Light project was funded by the National Maritime Heritage Grant program.
    Cover image courtesy of The Museum of the Albemarle | View Collection

  • Raising the Story
  • Raising the Story: Menhaden Fishing
  • In 2005, Beaufort Fisheries, the last menhaden "fish factory" in North Carolina, closed its doors. Many feared that the menhaden industry would be forgotten, as Beaufort Fisheries was torn down in favor of a new development and recreational marina. In 2009 Barbara Garrity-Blake led a collaborative project with industry members called "Raising the Story of Menhaden Fishing." Project participants worked together to "raise the story" just like crewmen have always worked together to raise the fish.
    Cover image courtesy of Clifton Guthrie | View Collection

  • Cape Lookout
  • Cape Lookout: The Connie Mason Collection
  • Folklorist Connie Mason recorded interviews of Carteret County residents in 2010 with connections to the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Most of the people she interviewed are residents and natives of the Down East region of the county.
    Cover image courtesy of Connie Mason | View Collection

  • Coastal Voices
  • Coastal Voices: Linking Generations
  • The collection consists of interviews conducted with Hatteras and Ocracoke residents between 1978 and 2004. Outer Banks Community Foundation provided funds to digitize the interviews.
    Cover photo by Sol Libsohn, Standard Oil Collection, University of Louisville | View Collection

  • Coastal Voices
  • Coastal Voices: Hatteras Collection
  • The collection consists of interviews conducted on Hatteras Island by local oral historians. The interviews capture the resiliency and resourcefulness of the island in stories about historic events and about everyday life.
    Cover image courtesy of Barbara Garrity-Blake | View Collection

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  • Coastal Voices: Neighbors
  • Coastal Voices Neighbors consists of interviews conducted of people in communities that neighbor the Outer Banks Scenic Byway region, such as Nags Head, Collington, Manteo, Wanchese and other mainland coastal communities to the north or west of Hatteras and Ocracoke, and Beaufort, Morehead City, and Salter Path to the west of Carteret County's Down East region.
    Cover image courtesy of Bill Biggs | View Collection