MC 00265 Guide to the North Carolina Rail-Trails Records, 1987-2013

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[Box 1, Folder 1] Lists, 1990-1999
[Box 1, Folder 2] Meeting Agendas, 1991-1999, undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] Meetings and Reports, 2000-2002
[Box 1, Folder 4] Meetings and Reports, 2003-2006
[Box 3, Folder 13] Meetings and Reports, April 2006- 2007
[Half Box 4, Folder 3] Business Plan Drafts, 2008 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
[Half Box 4, Folder 4] By-laws (Accession No. 2012.0156)
[Half Box 4, Folder 6] Budgets and Agendas, 2010-2012 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
[Box 1, Folder 5]
[Box 1, Folder 8]
[Box 3, Folder 22, Box 3, Folder 13]
[Box 2, Folder 3] "Little Toot", 1989-2000
[Box 2, Folder 4] "Little Toot", 2000-2007
[Box 3, Folder 18] "Little Toot", 2008-2010
[Box 2, Folder 5] Essays on NC Rail-Trails and Railways, 1992, undated
[Half Box 4, Folder 1] Newsletters, fall 2009, spring 2010, spring 2011, and Summer 2011, 2009-2011
[Half Box 4, Folder 2] Newsletters, winter 2012, spring 2012, spring 2013, 2013
[Box 1, Folder 9] Coastal Carolina Trail, 1999, undated
[Box 1, Folder 10] American Tobacco Trail, Plans and Updates, 1991-1995
[Box 1, Folder 11] American Tobacco Trail, 2000-2003
[Box 1, Folder 12] Dunn-Erwin Trail, 2000-2004, undated
[Box 1, Folder 13] Catawba Regional Trail, 2005, undated
[Box 2, Folder 1] Skewarkee Trail, 2002, undated
[Box 2, Folder 7] North Carolina Rail-Trails, 1991-1996, undated
[Box 2, Folder 8] Other North Carolina Organizations, 1994-1997, undated
[Box 2, Folder 9] National Organizations, 1988-1996, undated
[Box 3, Folder 1] 1987-1993
[Box 3, Folder 2] 1994-2005, undated
[Half Box 4, Folder 5] 2009 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
[Box 2, Folder 3]
[Box 3, Folder 5] Land Trust Information, 1998-1999, 2004
[Box 3, Folder 6] "Transition to ISTEA Transporation," North Carolina Rails-Trails, 1992
[Box 3, Folder 16]


North Carolina Rail-Trails.


1.79 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

3 archival boxes, 1 half box


For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.



Acquisition Information

Gift of Anthony Reevy, 1999 (Accession 1999.0008) and North Carolina Rail-Trails, 2011 (Accession 2011.0149), 2012 {Accession 2012.0080 and 2012.0156), gift of Tony Reevy (Accession 2013.0070)


Processed by: Jane V. Charles and Nancy J. Kaiser; machine-readable finding aid created by: Nancy J. Kaiser; updated by: Kelly Clark Policelli, March 2009; updated by : Judy Allen Dodson, March 2010: Updated by Judy Allen Dodson, July 2011 & August 2011


2011 August, 2012 April, 2012 June, <date calendar="gregorian" normal="2005" era="ce">2005</date><item>Converted to EAD 2002</item></change><change><date calendar="gregorian" normal="2007-04" era="ce">2007 April</date><item>Updated in April 2007 by Linda Sellars</item>, Updated in April 2012 by Vivian Phinizy, Updated in June 2012 by Yona Owens

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of organizational records and reference material that North Carolina Rail-Trails (NCRT) both created and used to facilitate the operation of the organization. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, NCRT meeting minutes and agendas, brochures, flyers, several newsletters, including "Little Toot," newspaper and magazine articles, essays for "Little Toot" by Anthony Reevy, past historian and vice chair of NCRT, work plans, proposals, maps, essays on North Carolina rail-trails and railways, legal documents including financial statements, organizational development and strategic planning records and copies of ratified senate and house bills.

Organizational records include plans and updates on the American Tobacco Trail, correspondence between members of the NCRT Board of Directors, "Little Toot" articles, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles about greenways and rail trails throughout North Carolina and the United States, a copy of the 1991 North Carolina Greenway Advisory Board report, and North Carolina rail corridor updates. Also included are lists of the NCRT Board of Directors from 1990 until 1999, information on the Land Trust Alliance, various legal documents, NCRT meeting minutes from 1990 until 2013, a collection of "Little Toot" newsletters from 1989, with few gaps, flyers and brochures that pertain to both local and national rail trails and greenway and rail trail organizations, and various North Carolina rail trail proposals and plans. Copies of ratified Senate and House bills that pertain to the approval of land and rail corridor preservation, the provision of rail revitalization funds, and the regulation of leasing rail corridors are also housed here. Records are arranged topically. Placement of papers within each folder reflects chronological arrangement.

Historical Note

North Carolina Rail-Trails, a volunteer organization supported by dues, gifts, and grants, began as a steering committee at the North Carolina Greenways Conference in Charlotte on June 3, 1988. North Carolina Rail-Trails (NCRT), headquartered in Durham, became incorporated on March 12, 1990. NCRT is a charter member of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and the Environmental Federation of North Carolina, a Durham-based organization that endeavors to both protect and preserve the state's natural resources. NCRT's purpose is threefold: to monitor the state's rail system, to pursue corridor preservation, and to both retrieve and convert rail corridors to public trails. NCRT coordinates projects among local, state, and federal agencies and organizations.

Since 1989 NCRT has published a quarterly newsletter called "Little Toot," which informs members and interested citizens about activities of the organization, as well as the status of rail-trail projects throughout the state. NCRT's Board of Directors meets quarterly at various project locations in North Carolina. Members of the Board represent a variety of interests, including bicycling, hiking, equestrian, historic, conservation, preservation, and economic. NCRT, along with the North Carolina Railroad Company, Friends of the State Parks, and the North Carolina Sierra Club Chapter, has introduced railbanking legislation through the state Rails Council, legislative research committees, and the North Carolina General Assembly.

The following organizations have given grants to the NCRT: the NC Division of Parks and Recreation, the Mary Duke Biddle and Bryan Family foundations, and the North Carolina Rural Center.

Access to Collection

Collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Preferred Citation

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