The State Archives of North Carolina was first established in 1903 under the name North Carolina Historical Commission. Since its founding, the State Archives has been committed to the collection, preservation, and utilization of the state's historic resources so that present and future residents may better understand their history. To this purpose, the Archives safeguards the documentary and material evidence of past generations for the education of all citizens and the protection of their democratic rights.
The State Library of North Carolina
The State Library of North Carolina has provided services to North Carolina and her people since 1812. Among its many services, the State Library provides resources, programs, and services to anyone with a research interest in the history, culture, geography, economy and people of North Carolina. The State Library boasts one of the largest North Carolina specific genealogical collections in the state and serves family researchers from all over the country and throughout the world.