07/21/05 — N.C. role in WWII focus of slide show

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N.C. role in WWII focus of slide show

By Dennis Hill
Published in News on July 21, 2005 1:45 PM

North Carolina's Military Archivist, Ret. Lt. Col Sion H. Harrington III of the Archives and Records Section of the state Division of Historical Resources, will present a slide program on North Carolina's role in World War II at the July meeting of the Old Dobbs Genealogical Society.

The meeting will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. The presentation will focus on facts pertaining to the State's contribution to the overall war effort and anecdotes related to the service of individual North Carolinians. The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge.

In addition to the slide show, information will be shared regarding the on-going effort to compile a roster of North Carolinians who served in either the Confederate States Navy or Marine Corps, and the need for public assistance in gathering this information. Upon completion, the roster will be made available to the researching public, as well as to the Historical Publications Section for use in compiling a future volume of its "North Carolina Troops" series.

The state archives Military Collection is seeking original or copy print photographs of North Carolinians in their military uniforms, including individual or group photographs; original copies of personal papers, such as letters, postcards, diaries, reminiscences, memoirs, paper or photographic souvenir items, as well as official military papers and oral interviews conducted with military service veterans.

An interview question guide is available free of charge via mail or email to anyone wishing to assist the archives in conducting interviews for donation to the collection.

All materials received as donations are processed and placed in acid-free containers for storage in the archives' secure, climate-controlled locked stacks area. They are made available for on-site research in the Archives Search Room.

If you have photographs or documents to donate to the Military Collection, contact Harrington at the Archives and Records Section, Military Collection, 4614 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4614; or by calling 919-807-7314.