Yates Mill Associates Records circa 1946-2016

Summary
Contents
Names/subjects
Using these materials
Creator
Yates Mill Associates, Inc.
Size
18.8 linear feet (11 cartons, 1 oversize flat box, 4 tubes)
Call number
MC 00461

The Yates Mill Associates Records contain correspondence, board of director and executive committee files, newsletters, brochures, building plans, photographs, slides, videos, one cassette tape, and other items related to the Yates Mill Associates Records. Materials range in date from approximately 1946 to 2016.

Yates Mill Associates, Inc. was formed in 1989. Its mission was to restore, preserve, and operate the mill. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Biographical/historical note

Yates Mill is a fully restored, circa 1756 gristmill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the centerpiece of Historic Yates Mill County Park, located in central Wake County. The mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only restored operational automatic mill in North Carolina and one of just a few in the country.

Yates Mill Associates, Inc. was formed in 1989. Its mission was to restore, preserve, and operate the mill. Yates Mill Associates developed partnerships with Wake County and North Carolina State University, the mill owner and guardian, to develop a park around this significant relic. Today, this community resource also includes the A. E. Finley Center for Education and Research, and a 174-acre nature preserve.

Scope/content

The Yates Mill Associates Records contain correspondence, board of director and executive committee files, newsletters, brochures, building plans, photographs, slides, videos, one cassette tape, and other items related to the Yates Mill Associates Records. Materials range in date from approximately 1946 to 2016.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet received full archival processing. Materials are arranged in the order received.

Use of these materials

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Yates Mill Associates Records, MC 00461, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of John Vandenbergh, 2012 (Accession 2012.0243) and Carolyn Solomon, 2016 (Accessions 2016.0091 and 2016.0306)

Processing information

Processed by: Vivian Phinizy, 2012 November; Finding aid created by: Vivian Phinizy, 2012 November; finding aid updated to reflect additions to collection by: Todd Kosmerick, 2016 Mar. - Sept.

John Vandenbergh Files 1989-1996 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 1
John Vandenbergh Files 1996-2000 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 2
John Vandenbergh Files 1990-2001 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 3
John Vandenbergh Files 2003-2008, 2010 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 4
John Vandenbergh Files 2007-2009, 2012 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 5
Miscellaneous Files, Photographs and Slides 1991-1996 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 6
Mabel Dorsey Files 1996-2006 (Accession 2012.0243)
Carton 7
Yates Mill Pond Dam 1997 (Accession 2012.0243)
Tube 1
Yates Mill, Wake County North Carolina, Arrangement of Existing Hurst Frame and Foundation 1999 (Accession 2012.0243)
Tube 2
Yates Mill Rehabilitation, North Carolina State University, Construction Documents Submittal 1997 (Accession 2012.0243)
Tube 3
Yates Mill County Park, Construction Document Submittal 2000 (Accession 2012.0243)
Tube 4
Carolyn Solomon files, including records on annual membership meetings, various events (Wheels Are Turning, Banner Day, Mill Day, etc.), fundraising, promotions, membership, and donors. Some photographs scattered throughout. 1990-2014 (Accession 2016-0091)
Carton 8
Carolyn Solomon files: reproductions of architectural drawings of Yates Mill and photographs. 1958-1999 (Accession 2016-0091)
Oversize flat box 9
Carolyn Solomon files: donor wall development 2006-2007 (Accession 2016-0091)
Oversize flat box 9
Carolyn Solomon files: including Yates Mill newsletter, publications, executive committee meetings, and board of director meetings 2001-2006 (Accession 2016-0306)
Carton 10
Carolyn Solomon files: including joint use agreement, programs and outreach, Historic Yates Mill County Park (including calendars, advisory board), partnerships, Yates Mill brochures/pamphlets, DVD of Harrison family visit to NC State Fair and Yates Mill (ca. 1946) Circa 1946-2016 (bulk 2007-2016) (Accession 2016-0306)
Carton 11
Carolyn Solomon files: including Society for Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) membership and conference planning, Yates Mill tote bag and cornmeal bag 2006-2016 (Accession 2016-0306)
Carton 12

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Yates Mill Associates Records, MC 00461, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

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.

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.