North Carolina Rail-Trails Records 1977-2017

Creator
North Carolina Rail-Trails
Size
15.25 linear feet (29 archival boxes)
Call number
MC 00265

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, reports, studies, proposals, maps, essays on North Carolina rail-trails and railways, legal documents including financial statements and property deeds, organizational development and strategic planning records and copies of ratified senate and house bills.

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.

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

In the Winter 2017 Newsletter, the NCRT Board of Directors asked the members to approve of NCRT's dissolution. The meeting to vote on dissolution took place March 2, 2017.

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, reports, studies, proposals, maps, essays on North Carolina rail-trails and railways, legal documents including financial statements and property deeds, 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, as well as other environmental and conservation concerns, 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 2009, information on the Land Trust Alliance and proposals for land use, various legal documents, NCRT meeting minutes from 1990 until 2015, a collection of "Little Toot" newsletters from 1989, with few gaps, flyers and brochures that pertain to both local and national rail trails, greenway and rail trail organizations, as well as other conservation or environmentalist 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, as well as records of NCRT's efforts in shaping policy and legislation, through correspondence, lobbying, signature campaigns, and presentations are also housed here. Also chronicled are the NCRT's relationships with both public institutions, from the municipal to the federal levels, and with other private organizations, and NCRT's contributions and input on the topics of conservation and environmentalism, public recreation, especially as related to healthy citizens, city planning and urban beautification, and many specific collaborations on the subject of landscape architecture.

Records are arranged topically by series. Within each series, folders are arranged chronologically, except in the series devoted to trails and to North Carolina counties, which are arranged alphabetically.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 14 series:

General Rail-Trail Studies, Reports, and Guidelines; Board of Directors; Correspondence and Papers; Business Administration; Grants, Funding, and Fundraising; Trails; NC Counties; Maps; Newsletters; Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings; Brochures and Flyers; CDs and DVDs; Conferences; Other Conservation Organizations

Use of these materials

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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

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; Updated by Peter Raia June 2017

General Rail-Trail Studies, Reports, and Guidelines (MC 265 Series 1)

This series contains studies, reports, guidelines, essays, and articles relating to rail-trails, railways, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, and environmental conservation, from 1977 to 2010. Includes essays by Anthony Reevy, past historian and vice chair of NCRT.

Files in this series are arranged chronologically.

Articles by Anthony Reevy and Others 1977-1995
Box 15, Folder 4
Railroads in North Carolina 1987-2009
Box 15, Folder 10
Wisconsin's Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail 1989
Box 18, Folder 6
Studies on the Benefits of Rail-Trails 1989-1995
Box 21, Folder 2
North Carolina Railways, Essays and Articles 1889-1986
Box 3, Folder 8
NC Dept. of Tansportation - Bike/Ped Transportation 1990-1994
Box 10, Folder 14
Triangle Transportation Enhancement 1990-1998
Box 16, Folder 4
A River of Opportunity: A Pollution Abatement and Natural Resource Management Plan for the Tar-Pamlico Basin 1991
Box 29, Folder 8
Triangle Transit Authority, US Dept. of Transportation 1991-1995
Box 16, Folder 5
Essays on NC Rail-Trails and Railways 1992, undated
Legal box 2, Folder 5
The Impacts of Rail-Trails - A Study of Users and Nearby Property Owners 1992
Box 4, Folder 7
National Rail-Trail User Study 1992-1994
Box 15, Folder 3
Secrets of Successful Rail-Trails: An Acquisition and Organizing Manual 1993
Box 29, Folder 1
An Environmental Conservation Statement regarding Phosphate Mining in North Carolina 1994
Box 29, Folder 9
“Connections in Pender County: A Rail-to-Trail Design Study,” Department of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University 1994
Box 3, Folder 7
Connections in Pender County - A Rail-to-Trail Design Study 1994
Box 4, Folder 6
North Carolina Department of Transportation Bicycle Policies 1994
Box 23, Folder 11
North Carolina Greenways Advisory Council Report 1994
Box 24, Folder 12
Study on Northern Central Rail-Trail 1994
Box 21, Folder 1
Transit Best Practices 1994-2010
Box 16, Folder 6
NCRT Project Guide 1995
Box 1, Folder 8
Linear Park Paper Proposal 1995
Box 23, Folder 13
North Carolina Railroads 1995
Box 5, Folder 4
Rail-Trail Project Development Guide 1995
Box 7, Folder 12
Trail Intersection Design Guidelines 1996
Box 4, Folder 1
Transit Best Practices 1998-1999
Box 18, Folder 7
Environmental Status and Trends in the Southeast 2000
Box 23, Folder 12
Rail-Trails and Liability: A Primer on Trail-Related Liability Issues and Risk Management Techniques 2000
Box 29, Folder 7
Trails for the Twenty-First Century: Planning, Design, and Management Manual for Multi-Use Trails 2001
Box 29, Folder 4
Paving Tobacco Road: A Century of Progress by the North Carolina Department of Transportation 2003
Box 29, Folder 3
Rail-Trail Maintenance & Operation, Ensuring the Future of Your Trail: A Survey of 100 Rail-Trails 2005
Box 29, Folder 10
Bike-Ped: Safe Routes to School 2006
Box 10, Folder 13
The "Virginia Creeper:" Remembering the Virginia-Carolina Railway 2008
Box 29, Folder 11
Rail-Trails Southeast: The Official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Guidebook 2009
Box 29, Folder 2
Trail User Surveys and Economic Impact: A Comparison of Trail User Expenditures 2009
Box 29, Folder 12
The Elkin & Alleghany Railway Revisited 2013
Box 29, Folder 5
Onslow Bight & Jacksonville: North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail 2015
Box 29, Folder 6
Aberdeen Carolina and Western Rail Connection Undated
Box 9, Folder 5
Blueprint for State Rails-to-Trails Program Undated
Box 5, Folder 2
Board of Directors (MC 265 Series 2)

The Board of Directors series primarily contains records relating to board meetings from 1989 to 2015. These records include meeting minutes, agendas, reports, and notes, as well as lists of the board members from 1990 to 2009. Meeting files also contain various items that were used or referenced during meetings, including newspapers, magazines, journals, and flyers.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Meeting Minutes 1989-1991
Box 7, Folder 1
Lists 1990-1999
Box 1, Folder 1
Lists 1990-2009
Box 18, Folder 8
Meeting Minutes 1990-2000
Box 1, Folder 5
Meeting Minutes 1991-1993
Box 17, Folder 15
Meeting Agendas 1991-1999
Box 1, Folder 2
Annual Reports 1991-2002
Box 17, Folder 3
Meeting Minutes 1992-1995
Box 7, Folder 2
Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws 1995-2010
Box 8, Folder 1
Railroad Greenway Project Visit 6/11/99
Box 26, Folder 3
Meetings and Reports 2000-2002
Box 1, Folder 3
Meetings and Reports 2003-2006
Box 1, Folder 4
Organizational Development and Strategic Planning 2005-2009
Box 3, Folder 15
Meetings and Reports 2006- 2007
Box 3, Folder 13
Meetings and Reports 2012-2013
Box 3, Folder 22
Meeting in Burgaw, NC 1 of 2 1/13/07
Box 18, Folder 9
Meeting in Burgaw, NC 2 of 2 1/13/07
Box 18, Folder 10
Meeting 4/14/07
Box 18, Folder 11
Meeting in Brevard, NC 1 of 2 7/14/07
Box 19, Folder 1
Meeting in Brevard, NC 2 of 2 7/14/07
Box 19, Folder 2
Planning Retreat, High Point, NC 9/08/07
Box 19, Folder 3
Meeting and Administrative Report, Durham, NC 10/13/07
Box 19, Folder 4
"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
Meeting Minutes, Vision/Mission Feedback, Business Plan, and Board Meeting Agendas 2007-2009
Box 3, Folder 19
Membership letter, CPA Resume, and Steve Smutko's resigation letter to the board 2007, 2009
Box 3, Folder 20
By Laws Committee 2007-2010
Box 26, Folder 16
Meeting in Franklinville, NC 1/12/08
Box 19, Folder 5
Meeting in Whiteville, NC 4/12/08
Box 19, Folder 6
Meeting in Gastonia, NC 7/12/08
Box 19, Folder 7
Annual Meeting, Durham, NC 10/11/08
Box 19, Folder 8
Meeting in Roseboro, NC 1/10/09
Box 19, Folder 9
Meeting in High Point, NC 4/04/09
Box 19, Folder 10
Meeting in High Point, NC 4/04/09
Box 26, Folder 5
Meeting in Charlotte, NC 7/11/09
Box 19, Folder 11
Meeting in Charlotte, NC 7/11/09
Box 26, Folder 6
Annual Meeting, Durham, NC 10/10/09
Box 19, Folder 12
Board "Rolling Forward" Workshop 2009
Box 4, Folder 10
netCorps Technology Assessment Report 2009
Box 7, Folder 8
Board of Directors Nominations 2009-2012
Box 26, Folder 15
Meeting in Washington, NC 1/09/10
Box 26, Folder 7
Meeting in Greensboro, NC 4/10/10
Box 26, Folder 8
Handwritten Notes 2010-2011
Box 7, Folder 3
Budgets and Board Agendas 2010-2012 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Box 26, Folder 26
Meeting in Currie, NC 1/08/11
Box 26, Folder 9
Meeting in Durham, NC 4/12/14
Box 26, Folder 10
Meeting in Durham, NC 10/11/14
Box 26, Folder 11
Meeting in Durham, NC 1/10/15
Box 26, Folder 12
Meeting in Erwin, NC 4/11/15
Box 26, Folder 13
Meeting in Durham, NC 11/07/15
Box 26, Folder 14
By-laws Undated (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Box 26, Folder 24
Correspondence and Papers (MC 265 Series 3)

This series contains correspondence and papers, primarily between NCRT board members, as well as with other organizations and individuals between 1987 and 2010.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Al Capehart, Anthony Reevy 1987-1993
Box 3, Folder 1
CSX Transportation 1987-2005
Box 11, Folder 8
Al Capehart, New Hanover County 1990-1993
Box 17, Folder 16
Dan Arrasmith 1990-2000
Box 11, Folder 5
Al Capehart, 1 of 2 1990-1999
Box 21, Folder 4
Al Capehart, 2 of 2 1990-1999
Box 21, Folder 5
NC Department of Revenue Correspondence 1990-2008
Box 8, Folder 24
Attorney General Easley 1992-1994
Box 24, Folder 18
David Coats, Atty 1992-1994
Box 11, Folder 7
NC Transportation Secretary 1993-1996
Box 24, Folder 17
Carolyn Townsend 1994-2005, undated
Box 3, Folder 2
Al Capehart, Carolyn Townsend 2000-2009
Box 21, Folder 6
Anthony Reevy 2004-2005
Box 15, Folder 5
David Newton 2005-2008
Box 11, Folder 6
Al Capehart, Carrie Banks 2009 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Box 26, Folder 25
Al Capehart 2010
Box 26, Folder 4
Business Administration (MC 265 Series 4)

This series contains various records relating to the administration of NCRT from 1987 to 2012. This includes legal documents, tax documents including 501(c)(3) status applications, financial reports, and charitable solicitation licenses. Also contains strategic business plans and drafts, and reports; information relating to budgeting, contracts, reimbursements, and memberships; applications for the Better Business Bureau and Earth Share North Carolina.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Dunn-Erwin Railroad Deed 1987-2003
Legal box 28, Folder 2
Ratified Senate and House Bills 1989-1991
Box 3, Folder 21
Three-Year Work Plan 1989-1991
Box 9, Folder 4
Norfolk Southern Railway Company 1989-1998
Box 15, Folder 9
Reports, Work Plans, and Grant Applications 1989-1999
Box 1, Folder 6
Charitable Solicitation License Applications 1989-2003
Box 20, Folder 14
Legal Documents 1990
Legal box 2, Folder 3
North Carolina Rail Corridors, Preservation and Updates 1990-1995
Box 3, Folder 9
North Carolina Board of Transportation 1990-1996
Box 24, Folder 9
Incorporation Tax - 501(c)(3) Status 1990-2005
Box 20, Folder 12
State of NC Tax Status/Changes 1990-2005
Box 8, Folder 6
501(c)(3) Status 1990-2011
Box 8, Folder 9
NC General Assembly Bill, Trail System Liability 1991
Box 15, Folder 12
NC Greenways Advisory Panel January 1991
Box 3, Folder 10
Green Budget 1991, 1995
Box 23, Folder 6
Rail-Trail Project Proposals 1991-1996
Legal box 2, Folder 2
Railbanking 1991-2000
Box 20, Folder 15
Department of Transportation 1991-2001
Box 23, Folder 7
"Transition to ISTEA Transporation," North Carolina Rails-Trails 1992
Box 3, Folder 6
Land Trust 1992-1993
Box 23, Folder 4
North Carolina Farm Bureau 1992-1994
Box 24, Folder 8
Three-Year Work Plan 1992-1995
Box 9, Folder 3
Fact Sheets on Rail-Trails in North Carolina 1992-2005
Box 20, Folder 16
Charitable Solicitation Licenses 1992-2011
Box 20, Folder 13
Economic Development Assistance Areas 1993-2005
Box 24, Folder 7
General Legal Information 1993-2007
Box 26, Folder 1
North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation 1993-2008
Box 15, Folder 8
FHWA, Federico Pena 1994-1995
Box 24, Folder 10
National Park Service 1994-1995
Box 18, Folder 2
NCSU School of Design 1994-1995
Box 15, Folder 7
Stakeholders 1994-1995
Box 20, Folder 11
Contracts 1994-2009
Box 8, Folder 4
Fiber Optic Cable Route Study 1995
Box 23, Folder 14
Tax Survey, 1 of 2 1995
Legal box 28, Folder 3
Tax Survey, 2 of 2 1995
Legal box 28, Folder 4
Yardkin Valley Railroad Company 1995-1996
Box 18, Folder 5
Three-Year Work Plan 1995-1998
Box 9, Folder 2
Conservation Easements, 2 of 2 1995-2002
Box 12, Folder 8
Hayes Seay, Mattern and Mattern 1996
Box 23, Folder 5
Leadership Training Materials 1996-2003
Box 23, Folder 3
Liability for Trails 1996-2005
Box 20, Folder 17
Conservation Easements, 1 of 2 1997-2006
Box 12, Folder 7
Land Trust Information 1998-2004
Box 3, Folder 5
NCSU Greenwayss and Rail-Trail Archive 1999-2000
Box 15, Folder 11
Center for Geographic Information and Analysis 2000
Box 24, Folder 11
Strategic Plan, Annual Report 2000-2003
Box 9, Folder 1
Financial Records 2000-2006
Box 3, Folder 4
Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail Deed to Harnett County 2000-2006
Legal box 28, Folder 1
Dan Arrasmith, Finances and Reimbursements 2000-2008
Box 12, Folder 6
Reports and Studies 2001
Box 20, Folder 19
Organizational Development and Strategic Planning 2001-2003
Box 1, Folder 7
Earth Share North Carolina 2002-2003
Legal box 27, Folder 7
Three-Year Plan 2003-2005
Box 8, Folder 25
Legislative Advocacy/Lobbying 2003-2007
Box 26, Folder 2
Strategic Plan 2005
Box 8, Folder 26
Financial Statements 2005-2006
Box 3, Folder 14
Financial Records 2007
Box 3, Folder 16
Administrative and Program Support Report 2007-2010
Box 8, Folder 7
Business Plan Drafts 2008 (Accession No. 2012.0156)
Application for BBB for EarthShare North Carolina 2009
Box 8, Folder 5
Membership Renewals 2009-2010
Box 8, Folder 15
Business Plan and Staff Notes 2009-2012
Box 26, Folder 20
Merchandise 2010
Box 8, Folder 11
Recreation Resources Service, NCSU 2010
Box 8, Folder 23
Website 2010
Box 8, Folder 10
Memberships 2010-2011
Box 8, Folder 14
Budgets 2010-2012
Box 8, Folder 8
Letterhead, Printing 2011
Box 8, Folder 12
Support Base Extension, Audience Engagement, and Integrated Marketing Research 2015
Box 29, Folder 13
Assessment of Unused Rail Corridor Forms Undated
Box 20, Folder 10
Fact Sheet, Sing-up Forms Undated
Box 8, Folder 13
Grants, Funding, and Fundraising (MC 265 Series 5)

This series contains records relating NCRT's search for grants, funding, and fundraising, from 1987 to 2010. This includes grant applications, various materials detailing possible sources for grants and other funding, information on proper grantwriting, as well as strategic planning relating to procuring grants.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Grants, Grantwriting and Grantsmanship 1987-2006
Box 7, Folder 19
Grant Information 1988-1997
Box 3, Folder 12
Adopt-A-Trail 1990-1992
Box 5, Folder 7
Grant Information 1991-1995
Box 22, Folder 3
Grant Applications 1991-2004, Undated
Box 7, Folder 18
Adopt-A-Trail 1992-1993
Box 5, Folder 8
Bryan Family Foundation Grants 1992-1994
Box 21, Folder 10
Adopt-A-Trail 1993-1994
Box 5, Folder 9
Rural Center Grant Program 1993-1995
Box 16, Folder 8
Adopt-A-Trail 1994-1995
Box 5, Folder 10
Rural Tourism Development Grants 1994-1995
Box 16, Folder 9
Grant Proposal, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation 1995
Box 4, Folder 13
Adopt-A-Trail 1995-1996
Box 5, Folder 11
REI Grant 1995-1996
Box 16, Folder 7
National Recreational Trails Fund Program 1995-1999
Box 22, Folder 2
Adopt-A-Trail 1996-1997
Box 5, Folder 12
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation 1996-1997
Box 22, Folder 1
Adopt-A-Trail 1997-1998
Box 5, Folder 13
Funding Sources and Fundraising Strategies 1998-2007
Box 22, Folder 4
Environmental Federation of North Carolina 1999-2007
Box 21, Folder 8
Jacksonville Transportation Enhancement Program Application 2000
Box 4, Folder 12
Adopt-A-Trail 2002-2003
Box 5, Folder 14
Matching Grants Program 2003
Box 7, Folder 14
Adopt-A-Trail 2004-2005
Box 5, Folder 15
Earth Share of North Carolina 2005-2006
Box 3, Folder 11
National Recreational Trails Program Grant Application 2005-2007
Box 13, Folder 4
Earth Share North Carolina 4/09/08
Box 21, Folder 9
ZSR Grant Application 2009
Box 7, Folder 15
"TIGER II" Grant Program 2010
Box 7, Folder 16
Fundraising Undated
Box 5, Folder 3
Grant Opportunities Undated
Box 7, Folder 17
Strategic Planning and Fundraising Undated
Box 5, Folder 16
Trails (MC 265 Series 6)

This series contains records directly relating to the various trails with which NCRT was involved. Records include plans, proposals, updates, studies, and reports relating to design, feasibility, implementation, and development of trail projects. Also includes records collected by NCRT over the course of trail projects, 1989-2008, including newspaper articles, notes, contact information, correspondence, flyers, pamphlets, surveys, and photos.

This series is arranged alphabetically by trail name.

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
American Tobacco Trail 1999-2005
Box 17, Folder 13
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
Carolina Thread Trail 2007-2008
Box 20, Folder 18
Catawba Regional Trail 2005, undated
Box 1, Folder 13
Cherokee Trail 1999
Box 10, Folder 16
Coastal Carolina Feasibility Study Undated
Box 4, Folder 16
Coastal Carolina Trail, 1 of 3 1997-1998
Box 25, Folder 7
Coastal Carolina Trail, 2 of 3 1992-1997
Box 25, Folder 8
Coastal Carolina Trail, 3 of 3 1995-1997
Box 25, Folder 9
Coastal Carolina Trail, Executive Summary and Feasibility Study 1999, undated
Box 1, Folder 9
Coastal Carolina Trail: Beaufort, Pitt, and Martin Counties 2001-2007
Legal box 27, Folder 6
Coastal Carolina Trail: Beaufort, Pitt, and Martin Counties, Photos 2003-2005
Box 10, Folder 17
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
Coastal Carolina Trail, Master Plan Undated
Box 1, Folder 14
Coastal Carolina Trail Master Plan Undated
Box 4, Folder 17
Coastal Carolina Trail Master Plan Undated
Box 11, Folder 1
Deep River Trail, 1 of 2 1989-2000
Box 12, Folder 4
Deep River Trail 2 of 2 1989-2000
Box 12, Folder 5
Deep River Trail Photos 1999-2000
Box 12, Folder 1
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
Ole Fish Mill Trail 1999
Box 9, Folder 13
Overhills Trail Project 2000-2002
Box 13, Folder 3
Roanoke Valley Trail 1993-2007
Box 15, Folder 6
Roanoke Valley Trail Feasibility Report 1994
Legal box 27, Folder 11
Skewarkee Trail: A Rail to Trail Feasibility Study Undated
Box 4, Folder 2
Skewarkee Trail, Williamston, NC 2002, undated
Legal box 2, Folder 1
The Skewarky Trail Feasibility Study 1997
Box 25, Folder 6
Waccamaw Cypress Trail 1997-2008
Box 11, Folder 2
Yadkin-Pee Dee River Trail Map 1999
Box 4, Folder 4
NC Counties (MC 265 Series 7)

This series contains records maintained by NCRT relating to various North Carolina counties from 1987 to 2010. Files have been left in their original format. These include newspapers, journals, magazines, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, guide books, small maps, photographs, contact information, correspondence, and notes relating to the individual counties.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

Anson County Undated
Box 9, Folder 11
Ashe County Undated
Box 9, Folder 12
Ashe County Aro. Photos 1993
Legal box 27, Folder 2
Ashville/Buncombe County 1996-1999
Box 10, Folder 3
Bertie County Undated
Box 10, Folder 1
Caldwell County 2006, Undated
Box 10, Folder 10
Caswell County 1989-2006
Box 10, Folder 8
Catawba County 1994
Box 10, Folder 9
Cherokee County 1997-2004
Legal box 27, Folder 3
Cherokee County Photos Undated
Box 10, Folder 6
Chowan County 2004, Undated
Box 10, Folder 7
Columbus County 1997-2002
Box 11, Folder 3
Columbus County Photos 1997-1999
Box 10, Folder 4
Cumberland and Sampson Counties Undated
Box 10, Folder 5
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
Edgecombe County 1996
Box 22, Folder 5
Forsyth County 1994-1997
Box 22, Folder 14
Franklin County 1990-2007
Box 22, Folder 8
Gaston County 1991-2008
Box 22, Folder 19
Gates County 1995
Box 22, Folder 15
Graham County 2005
Box 22, Folder 16
Guilford County, 1 of 2 1991-2007
Box 22, Folder 9
Guilford County 2 of 2 1989-1993
Box 22, Folder 10
Guilford County, Photos 2005
Box 22, Folder 17
Harnett County 2000-2009
Box 22, Folder 6
Harnett County, Photos 2004
Box 22, Folder 7
Hoke County 2007
Box 22, Folder 12
Hyde County 1996
Box 22, Folder 11
Iredell County 1996-2004
Box 22, Folder 13
Lee County 1992-2005
Box 22, Folder 18
Lenoir County 1993-2001
Box 25, Folder 2
Lenoir County, Photos Undated
Box 25, Folder 3
Lincoln County 1990-2007
Box 25, Folder 4
Macon County 1994-1997
Box 25, Folder 5
Macon County, Map Undated
Legal box 27, Folder 4
Martin, Beaufort, and Pitt Counties, 1 of 2 1996-2004
Box 24, Folder 22
Martin, Beaufort, and Pitt Counties, 2 of 2 1995-2004
Box 24, Folder 23
Martin, Beaufort, and Pitt Counties, Photos Undated
Box 25, Folder 1
Martin County 1997-2004
Box 24, Folder 19
Martin County, Photos 2004
Box 24, Folder 20
McDowell County 2006-2010
Box 14, Folder 10
Mecklenburg County 1991-2001
Legal box 27, Folder 5
Nash County, Photos 2005
Box 14, Folder 2
Nash County, Rocky Mountain 1991-1998
Box 14, Folder 1
New Hanover County, Contact Information Undated
Box 17, Folder 18
New Hanover County, Notes 1991-1993
Box 17, Folder 19
New Hanover County, Wilmington, Photos 1993
Box 18, Folder 1
Northampton County Undated
Box 14, Folder 4
Onslow County, City of Jacksonville 1990-2008
Box 25, Folder 11
Onslow County, City of Jacksonville NCDOT Enhancement Application 2000
Box 25, Folder 12
Onslow County, City of Jacksonville, Photos Undated
Box 25, Folder 13
Onslow County, City of Jacksonville Trails and Greenways Master Plan 1992
Box 25, Folder 10
Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City 1995-2007
Box 24, Folder 24
Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City Photo Essay 1999
Box 24, Folder 21
Pasquotank County, Elizabeth City, Photos Undated
Box 24, Folder 25
Pasquotank County Undated
Legal box 28, Folder 5
Pender County, 1 of 2 1992-2006
Box 13, Folder 5
Pender County, 2 of 2 1992-2006
Box 13, Folder 6
Pender County, Photos 1994-1995
Box 13, Folder 10
Person County 1989-2003
Box 13, Folder 7
Pitt County, City of Greenville Greenway Comprehensive Plan 1991-2007
Box 13, Folder 9
Polk County 1992-2003
Box 13, Folder 8
Richmond County 1990-1994
Box 14, Folder 8
Robeson County 1994-2001
Box 14, Folder 5
Rockingham County 1997-2007
Box 14, Folder 11
Rutherford County 1991-2006
Box 14, Folder 9
Scotland County 2001
Box 14, Folder 6
Stanley County 1998-2006
Box 14, Folder 7
Stokes County, Germanton 1991-2006
Box 14, Folder 3
Stokes County, Yardkin Valley Railroad 1995-1996
Box 14, Folder 12
Transylvania County 1990-2008
Box 10, Folder 2
Eco-Tourism in Tyrrell County 1993
Box 17, Folder 21
Tyrrell County 1993-2006
Box 17, Folder 20
Tyrrell County and the Regional Economy 1993
Box 17, Folder 22
Union County 1995
Box 15, Folder 15
Oxford-Henderson Railway, Vance County, 1 of 3 1995-2001
Box 15, Folder 16
Oxford-Henderson Railway, Vance County, 2 of 3 1993-1998
Box 16, Folder 1
Oxford-Henderson Railway, Vance County, 3 of 3 1995-2001
Box 16, Folder 2
Wake County 1990-2007
Box 20, Folder 6
Wake County, Annual Meeting Photos 9/12/92
Box 20, Folder 7
Washington County 1990-2004
Box 20, Folder 8
Yancy County 2001
Box 20, Folder 9
Maps (MC 265 Series 8)

This series contains maps of various locales relating to railways and rail-trails in North Carolina.

Files are arranged alphabetically.

American Tobacco Trail, Wake County 2009-2012
Box 26, Folder 18
Map; American Tobacco Trail in Durham, Chatham, and Wake Counties, NC and Coastal Carolina Trail brochure undated
Box 3, Folder 17
Guilford County Maps 2007
Box 23, Folder 2
Highland Rail Trail Project Map Undated
Box 5, Folder 18
NC Railroad System Maps 2000, 2003
Box 4, Folder 5
Rand McNally Handy Railroad Map Undated
Box 4, Folder 14
Wilmington Area Maps 1988-1991
Box 17, Folder 12
Newsletters (MC 265 Series 9)

This series contains several newsletters, including NCRT's "Little Toot." Also includes newsletters from other organizations.

Files are arranged chronologically, and stretch from 1988 to 2017.

Newsletters and Publications 1988-1993
Box 17, Folder 5
"Little Toot" 1989-1996
Box 5, Folder 5
"Little Toot" 1989-1996
Box 5, Folder 6
"Little Toot" 1989-2000
Legal box 2, Folder 3
East Carolina Chapter of National Railway Historical Society 1992-1993
Box 24, Folder 16
"Little Toot" 1992-1996
Box 17, Folder 4
Along the Great Divide 1995
Box 24, Folder 15
Virginia Trails Newsletters and Publications 1996-2005
Box 17, Folder 10
"Little Toot" 2000-2007
Legal box 2, Folder 4
"Little Toot" 2008-2010
Box 3, Folder 18
Newsletters Fall 2009-Summer 2011
Box 26, Folder 21
NC Center for Nonprofits Newsletters 2010
Box 7, Folder 11
Newsletters 2011-2016
Box 5, Folder 1
Newsletters Winter 2012- Winter 2013
Box 26, Folder 22
Dissolution Newsletter 2017
Box 5, Folder 17
Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings (MC 265 Series 10)

This series contains newspapers, magazines, and journals that were preserved by NCRT from 1987-2014. Most newspapers pertain to specific trails, railways, or, alternatively, to relevant legislation. Magazine and journals are often produced by and relating to other conservation or rail-trail organizations.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings 1987-1998, 2001-2005, undated
Legal box 2, Folder 6
Newspaper Clippings 1989-1992
Legal box 27, Folder 10
Newspaper, Magazine, and Journal Clippings 1990-1993
Box 4, Folder 15
Great Smokey Mountains Railway 1990-1999
Box 24, Folder 13
Wilmington News Articles 1990-2006
Box 17, Folder 14
On the Benefits of Rail-Trails 1992-2000
Box 21, Folder 3
Virginia Trails News Articles 1993-2003
Box 17, Folder 9
Rural Routes Magazine 1994
Box 4, Folder 8
Newspaper Clippings 1998
Legal box 27, Folder 9
Trust for Public Land 2002-2007
Box 16, Folder 3
Safe Routes to School 2004-2006
Box 15, Folder 1
National Rail-Trail Calendars 2004-2007
Legal box 27, Folder 8
Examples of Other Conservation Publications, 1 of 2 2009-2012
Box 8, Folder 2
Newspaper and magazine Clippings 2009-2014
Box 26, Folder 17
Land Trust Alliance Magazine 2010
Box 7, Folder 10
Brochures and Flyers (MC 265 Series 11)

This series contains brochures, flyers, and pamphlets created by NCRT and by several orther organizations spread out over North America, from 1987 to 2014. Records pertain mainly to rail-trails or other bicycle/pedestrian trails.

Files are arranged chronologically.

National Organizations 1988-1996, undated
Legal box 2, Folder 9
North Carolina Rail-Trails 1991-1996
Legal box 2, Folder 7
Wilmington, NC 1993
Box 17, Folder 27
Other North Carolina Organizations 1994-1997
Legal box 2, Folder 8
Jacksonville, NC 2003-2008
Box 25, Folder 14
Examples of Other Conservation Publications 2009-2012
Box 8, Folder 3
American Tobacco Trail 2013
Box 26, Folder 19
Baltimore, Maryland Undated
Box 25, Folder 17
Guilford County Brochures and Flyers Undated
Box 23, Folder 1
National Organizations Undated
Box 8, Folder 18
National Organizations Undated
Box 17, Folder 2
National Organizations Undated
Box 20, Folder 3
NC Rail-Trails Undated
Box 8, Folder 16
NCRT Brochures Undated
Box 4, Folder 18
Other North Carolina Organizations Undated
Box 8, Folder 17
Other North Carolina Organizations Undated
Box 9, Folder 14
Other North Carolina Organizations Undated
Box 20, Folder 2
Photographs, Slides, and Negatives undated
Legal box 2, Folder 10
CDs and DVDs (MC 265 Series 12)
Virginia Greenways and Trails Toolbox 2000
Card box 6, Folder 5
Sanderling Solutions LLC, Easement Archive Document Management System 2007
Card box 6, Folder 6
Healthy City Healthy People, Design Solutions 2/21/09
Card box 6, Folder 7
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
Conferences (MC 265 Series 13)

This series contains records of various conferences attended by NCRT board and staff members, from 1989 to 2011. Records include conference schedules and agendas, presentations, reports, summaries, and notes.

Files are arranged chronologically.

Bridges Workshop and Infomation 1989-2003
Box 10, Folder 12
Future Search Conference 3/19-3/21/95
Box 21, Folder 7
Future Search Conference 1995
Box 4, Folder 9
Virginia Trails Summit 1997
Box 17, Folder 11
Land Trust Council Meeting 4/07/05
Box 23, Folder 18
West Piedmont Trails Symposium 2005
Box 15, Folder 14
NCAPA Summer Planning Institute and Leadership Conference 8/03-8/04/06
Box 23, Folder 16
Land Trust Council Meeting 11/09-11/10/06
Box 24, Folder 2
NCAPA Summer Planning Institute 2006
Box 15, Folder 13
GIS - Graphic Information Systems Conference 3/01-3/02-07
Box 23, Folder 17
12th Annual North Carolina Land Trust Assembly 4/11-4/13/07
Box 23, Folder 15
Land Trust Council Meeting 10/18-10/19/07
Box 24, Folder 1
Active Communities 2/20-2/21/09
Legal box 27, Folder 1
Bridging Rails to Trails Reception 2010
Box 10, Folder 11
Conferences 2010
Box 7, Folder 4
NC Land Trust Council 2010-2011
Box 8, Folder 19
Conferences 2011
Box 7, Folder 5
16th Annual NC Land Trust Assembly 2011
Box 7, Folder 13
Other Conservation Organizations (MC 265 Series 14)

This series contains records relating to other conservation organizations located in the United States and their interactions with NCRT from 1987-2010. Contains newspapers, magazines, journals, pamphlets,flyers, correspondence, studies, reports, and notes.

Files arranged alphabetically.

Alamance, BBAC 1994, 2005
Box 9, Folder 6
California Rail-Trails 1989-1993
Box 10, Folder 15
Coalition for Recreational Trails 2010
Box 8, Folder 22
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy 2006
Box 24, Folder 14
Common Grounds of Wilmington, Meeting Minutes 1993-1994
Box 17, Folder 6
Common Grounds of Wilmington Incorporation 1993-1994
Box 17, Folder 7
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
Deep River Park Association, Photos Undated
Box 11, Folder 9
East Coast Greenway 1996-2008
Box 23, Folder 10
Florida Rail-Trails 1993-1998
Box 24, Folder 6
Indian Trading Path Preservation Association 2002
Box 23, Folder 8
Iowa Rail-Trails 1989-1997
Box 24, Folder 3
Kansas Undated
Box 24, Folder 4
Kentucky Rail-Trails 2004-2008
Box 24, Folder 5
Land Trust Alliance 1997-2008
Box 23, Folder 9
Land Trust Alliance, Surveys and Questionaires 1999-2001
Box 15, Folder 2
Maryland Rail-Trails 1987-1994
Box 25, Folder 16
Massachusetts Rail-Trails 1992-1993
Box 25, Folder 15
NC Center for Nonprofits 2005-2009
Box 11, Folder 4
North American Rail Trails 1988-2000
Box 14, Folder 16
Pennsylvania Rail-Trails 1991-1995
Box 20, Folder 5
Rails to Trails Conservancy 1990-2004
Box 14, Folder 18
Raleigh BPAC 2010
Box 8, Folder 21
Roanoke River Partners 1987-2008
Box 14, Folder 17
Roanoke River Rails-to-Trails Annual Report 2006
Box 17, Folder 8
Rural Center Rail-Trail Advisory Committee 1994-1995
Box 17, Folder 1
Rural Center Rail-Trail Development Program Undated
Box 8, Folder 20
Rural Economic Development Center 1993-1996
Box 16, Folder 11
Sandhills Area Land Trust 1999-2008
Box 16, Folder 10
South Carolina Rail Trails 1989-2001
Box 14, Folder 13
South River Association 1994-1996
Box 14, Folder 14
Swain County Partnership for Health 2000
Box 14, Folder 15
Tennessee Rail-Trails 1993-2007
Box 20, Folder 1
Texas Rail-Trails 1992-1996
Box 20, Folder 4
The Yardkin/Pee Dee Lakes Project 1993-2001
Box 18, Folder 4
Yardkin River Trail Association 1991
Box 18, Folder 3

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