North Carolina Rail-Trails Records 1987-2015

Creator
North Carolina Rail-Trails
Size
17 linear feet (3 archival boxes, 2 half box, 10 cartons)
Call number
MC 00265

Includes organizational files and reference material created and used by the North Carolina Rail-Trails from 1987-2015, a volunteer organization dedicated to converting rail corridors to public trails.

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.

Biographical/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.

Scope/content

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.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Rail-Trails Records, MC 00265, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

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); gift of Emily Herbert, (Accession 2016.0032), gift of Tony Reevy (Accession 2016.0268)

Processing information

Processed by Jane V. Charles; Nancy J. Kaiser

Completed July, 1999; October 2000; Updated by Judy Allen Dodson, March 2010; Updated by Judy Allen Dodson 2011; updated by Jennifer Baker April 2013; Updated by Jacque Dinnes February 2016; Updated by Gwynn Thayer and Lindsey Naylor August 2016

Board of Directors (MC 265 Series 1)
Meeting Minutes 1990-2000
Box 1, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes, Vision/Mission Feedback, Business Plan, and Board Meeting Agendas 2007-2009
Box 3, Folder 19
Board of Directors, Meetings and Reports 2006-2013
Box 3, Folder 22
Membership letter, CPA Resume, and Steve Smutko's resigation letter to the board 2007, 2009
Box 3, Folder 20
Lists 1990-1999
Box 1, Folder 1
Meeting Agendas 1991-1999, undated
Box 1, Folder 2
Meetings and Reports 2000-2002
Box 1, Folder 3
Meetings and Reports 2003-2006
Box 1, Folder 4
Meetings and Reports April 2006- 2007
Box 3, Folder 13
Business Plan Drafts 2008 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Half box 4, Folder 3
By-laws (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Half box 4, Folder 4
Budgets and Agendas 2010-2012 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Half box 4, Folder 6
Board "Rolling Forward" Workshop 2009
Box 4, Folder 10
Meeting Minutes 1989-1991
Box 7, Folder 1
Meeting Minutes 1992-1995
Box 7, Folder 2
Handwritten Notes 2010-2011, Undated
Box 7, Folder 3
"Taking Stock and Moving Forward" Board Planning Retreat 2007
Box 7, Folder 6
1,000 Cranes Business Plan Development Retreat Sessions 2007
Box 7, Folder 7
netCorps Technology Assessment Report 2009
Box 7, Folder 8
Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws 1995-2010
Box 8, Folder 1
Reports, Work Plans, and Grant Applications 1989-1999, undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Organizational Development and Strategic Planning 2001-2003
Box 1, Folder 7
Organizational Development and Strategic Planning 2005-2009
Box 3, Folder 15
Project Guide undated
Box 1, Folder 8
Newsletters (MC 265 Series 2)
"Little Toot" 1989-2000
Box 2, Folder 3
"Little Toot" 2000-2007
Box 2, Folder 4
"Little Toot" 2008-2010
Box 3, Folder 18
Newsletters Fall 2009-Summer 2011
Half box 4, Folder 1
Newsletters Winter 2012- Winter 2013
Half box 4, Folder 2
Newsletters 2011-2016
Box 5, Folder 1
"Little Toot" 1989-1996
Box 5, Folder 5
"Little Toot" 1989-1996
Box 5, Folder 6
Dissolution Newsletter 2017
Box 5, Folder 17
NC Center for Nonprofits Newsletters 2010
Box 7, Folder 11
Trails (MC 265 Series 3)
American Tobacco Trail, Plans and Updates 1991-1995
Box 1, Folder 10
American Tobacco Trail 2000-2003
Box 1, Folder 11
American Tobacco Trail Master Plan 1992
Box 4, Folder 11
American Tobacco Trail - Social Justice as it Pertains to Safety Undated
Box 4, Folder 3
Catawba Regional Trail 2005, undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Coastal Carolina Trail 1999, undated
Box 1, Folder 9
Dunn-Erwin Trail 2000-2004, undated
Box 1, Folder 12
Dunn-Erwin Trail Master Plan Proposals, Site Design, and Implementation Report 2001
Box 3, Folder 23
Skewarkee Trail, Williamston, NC 2002, undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Skewarkee Trail: A Rail to Trail Feasibility Study Undated
Box 4, Folder 2
Yadkin-Pee Dee River Trail Map 1999
Box 4, Folder 4
Coastal Carolina Feasibility Study Undated
Box 4, Folder 16
Coastal Carolina Trail Master Plan Undated
Box 4, Folder 17
American Trails Session 1 notes Undated
Box 7, Folder 9
Anson County Rail Corridor Access & Trail Development Study 2006
Box 9, Folder 7
Ashe County Creeper Trail Project Undated
Box 9, Folder 8
Ashe County Creeper Trail Extension Petition 1993
Box 9, Folder 9
Ashe County Creeper Trail Photos 1993
Box 9, Folder 10
Ole Fish Mill Trail 1999
Box 9, Folder 13
Cherokee Trail 1999
Box 10, Folder 16
Coastal Carolina Trail' Beaufort, Pitt, and Martin Counties, Photos 2003-2005
Box 10, Folder 17
Coastal Carolina Trail Master Plan Undated
Box 11, Folder 1
Waccamaw Cypress Trail 1997-2008
Box 11, Folder 2
Deep River Trail Photos 1999-2000
Box 12, Folder 1
Coastal Carolina Trail Committee, 1 of 2 1995-2004
Box 12, Folder 2
Coastal Carolina Trail Committee, 2 of 2 1996-2000
Box 12, Folder 3
Deep River Trail, 1 of 2 1989-2000
Box 12, Folder 4
Deep River Trail 2 of 2 1989-2000
Box 12, Folder 5
Overhills Trail Project 2000-2002
Box 13, Folder 3
Rail-Trail Project Proposals 1991-1996
Box 2, Folder 2
Map; American Tobacco Trail in Durham, Chatham, and Wake Counties, NC and Coastal Carolina Trail brochure undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Correspondence 1987-1993
Box 3, Folder 1
Correspondence 1994-2005, undated
Box 3, Folder 2
Correspondence 2009 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Half box 4, Folder 5
Photographs, Slides, and Negatives undated
Box 2, Folder 10
Legal Documents 1990
Box 2, Folder 3
Land Trust Information 1998-1999, 2004
Box 3, Folder 5
"Transition to ISTEA Transporation," North Carolina Rails-Trails 1992
Box 3, Folder 6
Financial Records 2007
Box 3, Folder 16
Financial Statements December 2005, December 2006
Box 3, Folder 14
Financial Records 2000, 2005-2006
Box 3, Folder 4
North Carolina Rail Corridors, Preservation and Updates 1990-1995
Box 3, Folder 9
NC Greenways and Advisory Panel January 1991
Box 3, Folder 10
Earth Share of North Carolina 2005-2006
Box 3, Folder 11
Miscellaneous 1988-1997, undated
Box 3, Folder 12
Ratified Senate and House Bills 1989-1991
Box 3, Folder 21
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 5
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 6
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 7
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 8
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 9
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 10
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 11
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 12
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 13
Unprocessed Records 2000-2015 (2016.0032)
Carton 14
Unprocessed Records 2010-2015 (2016.0268)
Half box 15
General Rail-Trail Studies, Reports, and Guidelines (MC 265 Series 4)
North Carolina Railways, Essays and Articles 1989-1986, undated
Box 3, Folder 8
Essays on NC Rail-Trails and Railways 1992, undated
Box 2, Folder 5
“Connections in Pender County: A Rail-to-Trail Design Study,” Department of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University 1994
Box 3, Folder 7
Trail Intersection Design Guidelines 1996
Box 4, Folder 1
Connections in Pender County - A Rail-to-Trail Design Study 1994
Box 4, Folder 6
The Impacts of Rail-Trails - A Study of Users and Nearby Property Owners 1992
Box 4, Folder 7
Blueprint for State Rails-to-Trails Program Undated
Box 5, Folder 2
North Carolina Railroads 1995
Box 5, Folder 4
Rail-Trail Project Development Guide 1995
Box 7, Folder 12
Aberdeen Carolina and Western Rail Connection Undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Bike-Ped: Safe Routes to School 2006
Box 10, Folder 13
NC Dept. of Tansportation - Bike/Ped Transportation 1990-1994
Box 10, Folder 14
Maps (MC 265 Series 5)
NC Railroad System Maps 2000, 2003
Box 4, Folder 5
Rand McNally Handy Railroad Map Undated
Box 4, Folder 14
Highland Rail Trail Project Map Undated
Box 5, Folder 18
Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings (MC 265 Series 6)
Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings 1987-1998, 2001-2005, undated
Box 2, Folder 6
Rural Routes Magazine 1994
Box 4, Folder 8
Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings 1990-1993
Box 4, Folder 15
Land Trust Alliance Magazine 2010
Box 7, Folder 10
Examples of Other Conservation Publications, 1 of 2 2009-2012
Box 8, Folder 2
Brochures and Flyers (MC 265 Series 7)
North Carolina Rail-Trails 1991-1996, undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Other North Carolina Organizations 1994-1997, undated
Box 2, Folder 8
National Organizations 1988-1996, undated
Box 2, Folder 9
NCRT Brochures Undated
Box 4, Folder 18
Examples of Other Conservation Publications 2009-2012
Box 8, Folder 3
NC Rail-Trails Undated
Box 8, Folder 16
Other North Carolina Organizations Undated
Box 8, Folder 17
National Organizations Undated
Box 8, Folder 18
Other North Carolina Organizations Undated
Box 9, Folder 14
Conferences (MC 265 Series 8)
Future Search Conference 1995
Box 4, Folder 9
Conferences 2010
Box 7, Folder 4
Conferences 2011
Box 7, Folder 5
16th Annual NC Land Trust Assembly 2011
Box 7, Folder 13
NC Land Trust Council 2010-2011
Box 8, Folder 19
Bridging Rails to Trails Reception 2010
Box 10, Folder 11
Bridges Workshop and Infomation 1989-2003
Box 10, Folder 12
Grants, Funding, and Fundraising (MC 265 Series 9)
Jacksonville Transportation Enhancement Program Application 2000
Box 4, Folder 12
Grant Proposal, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation 1995
Box 4, Folder 13
Fundraising Undated
Box 5, Folder 3
Adopt-A-Trail 1990-1992
Box 5, Folder 7
Adopt-A-Trail 1992-1993
Box 5, Folder 8
Adopt-A-Trail 1993-1994
Box 5, Folder 9
Adopt-A-Trail 1994-1995
Box 5, Folder 10
Adopt-A-Trail 1995-1996
Box 5, Folder 11
Adopt-A-Trail 1996-1997
Box 5, Folder 12
Adopt-A-Trail 1997-1998
Box 5, Folder 13
Adopt-A-Trail 2002-2003
Box 5, Folder 14
Adopt-A-Trail 2004-2005
Box 5, Folder 15
Strategic Planning and Fundraising Undated
Box 5, Folder 16
Matching Grants Program 2003
Box 7, Folder 14
ZSR Grant Application 2009
Box 7, Folder 15
"TIGER II" Grant Program 2010
Box 7, Folder 16
Grant Opportunities Undated
Box 7, Folder 17
Grant Applications 1991-2004, Undated
Box 7, Folder 18
Grants, Grandwriting and Grantsmanship 1987-2006
Box 7, Folder 19
National Recreational Trails Program Grant Application 2005-2007
Box 13, Folder 4
CDs and DVDs (MC 265 Series 10)
Bridging Rails to Trails: Stories of the American Tobacco Trail 2010
Card box 6, Folder 1
NC Rail-Trails Selected Web Files and Other Info 2010
Card box 6, Folder 2
Rail-Trails Benefit 2012
Card box 6, Folder 3
Ped Bike Scan Tour Undated
Card box 6, Folder 4
Business Administration (MC 265 Series 11)
Contracts 1994-2009
Box 8, Folder 4
Application for BBB for EarthShare North Carolina 2009
Box 8, Folder 5
State of NC Tax Status/Changes 1990-2005
Box 8, Folder 6
Administrative and Program Support Report 2007-2010
Box 8, Folder 7
Budgets 2010-2012
Box 8, Folder 8
501(c)(3) Status 1990-2011
Box 8, Folder 9
Website 2010
Box 8, Folder 10
Merchandise 2010
Box 8, Folder 11
Letterhead, Printing 2011
Box 8, Folder 12
Fact Sheet, Sing-up Forms Undated
Box 8, Folder 13
Memberships 2010-2011
Box 8, Folder 14
Membership Renewals 2009-2010
Box 8, Folder 15
Recreation Resources Service, NCSU 2010
Box 8, Folder 23
Three-Year Plan 2003-2005
Box 8, Folder 25
Strategic Plan 2005
Box 8, Folder 26
Strategic Plan, Annual Report 2000-2003
Box 9, Folder 1
Three-Year Work Plan 1995-1998
Box 9, Folder 2
Three-Year Work Plan 1992-1995
Box 9, Folder 3
Three-Year Work Plan 1989-1991
Box 9, Folder 4
Dan Arrasmith, Finances and Reimbursements 2000-2008
Box 12, Folder 6
Conservation Easements, 1 of 2 1997-2006
Box 12, Folder 7
Conservation Easements, 2 of 2 1995-2002
Box 12, Folder 8
Other Conservation Organizations (MC 265 Series 12)
Rural Center Rail-Trail Development Program Undated
Box 8, Folder 20
Raleigh BPAC 2010
Box 8, Folder 21
Coalition for Recreational Trails 2010
Box 8, Folder 22
Alamance, BBAC 1994, 2005
Box 9, Folder 6
California Rail-Trails 1989-1993
Box 10, Folder 15
NC Center for Nonprofits 2005-2009
Box 11, Folder 4
Deep River Park Association, Photos Undated
Box 11, Folder 9
Deep River Park Association, 1 of 2 1989-2004
Box 11, Folder 10
Deep River Park Association, 2 of 2 1989-2004
Box 11, Folder 11
Correspondence and Papers (MC 265 Series 13)
NC Department of Revenue Correspondence 1990-2008
Box 8, Folder 24
Dan Arrasmith 1990-2000
Box 11, Folder 5
David Newton 2005-2008
Box 11, Folder 6
David Coats, Atty 1992-1994
Box 11, Folder 7
CSX Transportation 1987-2005
Box 11, Folder 8
NC Counties (MC 265 Series 14)
Anson County Undated
Box 9, Folder 11
Ashe County Undated
Box 9, Folder 12
Bertie County Undated
Box 10, Folder 1
Transylvania County 1990-2008
Box 10, Folder 2
Ashville/Buncombe County 1996-1999
Box 10, Folder 3
Columbus County Photos 1997-1999
Box 10, Folder 4
Cumberland and Sampson Counties Undated
Box 10, Folder 5
Cherokee County Photos Undated
Box 10, Folder 6
Chowan County 2004, Undated
Box 10, Folder 7
Caswell County 1989-2006
Box 10, Folder 8
Catawba County 1994
Box 10, Folder 9
Caldwell County 2006, Undated
Box 10, Folder 10
Columbus Count 1997-2002
Box 11, Folder 3
Duplin County 2008
Box 12, Folder 9
Durham County, 1 of 2 1987-2007
Box 13, Folder 1
Durham County, 2 of 2 1987-2007
Box 13, Folder 2
Pender County, 1 of 2 1992-2006
Box 13, Folder 5
Pender County, 2 of 2 1992-2006
Box 13, Folder 6
Person County 1989-2003
Box 13, Folder 7
Polk County 1992-2003
Box 13, Folder 8
Pitt County, City of Greenville Greenway Comprehensive Plan 1991-2007
Box 13, Folder 9
Nash County, Rocky Mountain 1991-1998
Box 14, Folder 1
Nash County, Photos 2005
Box 14, Folder 2
Stokes County, Germanton 1991-2006
Box 14, Folder 3
Northampton County Undated
Box 14, Folder 4
Robeson County 1994-2001
Box 14, Folder 5
Scotland County 2001
Box 14, Folder 6
Stanley County 1998-2006
Box 14, Folder 7

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Rail-Trails Records, MC 00265, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.