About The North Carolina State Archives
The North Carolina State Archives, Archives and Records Section is part of the North Carolina Division of Historical Resources. Some of the primary functions of the section include collecting, preserving, and making available for public use historical and evidential materials relating to North Carolina. Most of the records housed in the Archives are available for use only in the Search Room. Many collections are searchable through the MARS (Manuscript and Archives Records System) catalog, at least to the collection and series level, and a limited amount of indexed material can be searched for mail inquiries.
Types of Records Available
- Records created by county governments. All of the county government records that have been processed are now described in the MARS Online Catalog. While these descriptions do not detail the individual files, they do replicate the card catalog that is available in the Search Room.
- State Agency Records
- Veteran's Records
- Non-Governmental Records