Archival and print research methodology has changed greatly, and for the better, in recent years as the result of the digitization of vast troves of historical records: primary documents, photographs and maps, serials, newspapers, and published books. We have made extensive use of those resources, as well as of non-digitized materials. Repositories and databases consulted for this study have included:
African-American Newspapers: The Nineteenth Century [online digital resource]: Cultural life and history during the 1800s. First-hand reports of major events and issues.
America’s Historical Newspapers [online digital resource]: Early American Newspaper Series, 1690-1900
America History and Life: Digitized index for North American history consisting of journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations and book reviews. Full-text searchable.
Cape Lookout National Seashore archives: Print and computerized records
H-Atlantic: International online discussion list for scholars who study British North America and the United States, Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America in a transatlantic context. Component unit of Humanities and Social Sciences Online (H-Net), housed at the Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, Michigan State University.
JSTOR: Online digital full-text scholarly journals in a variety of fields
LexisNexis Congressional: [online digital resource] Index and abstracts for congressional committee documents, prints, reports and published hearings, legislative histories, bill texts
Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Davis Library: Print, archival and microform resources
Documenting the American South (http://docsouth.unc.edu/): Online digital resource including print, maps, images, and photographic materials. Also includes the digitized version of the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, a vast compendium of primary documents.
Making of America (Cornell University Library)
Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. Especially rich in nineteenth century periodicals.
National Park Service Denver Service Center (ETIC)
Extensive digital collection of CALO maps, reports, planning documents, and drawings.
National Park Service Southeast Regional Office
Digitized photographic materials supplied by Tommy Jones
New York Times Historical Newspaper
Full-text and full-image newspaper articles covering the entire publishing history of the newspaper, from 1851 to 2001
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Extensive holdings on all aspects of historic preservation, including National Register nominations
Outer Banks History Center, Manteo NC: regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives.
ProQuest: Full text online database of Ph.D. dissertations
Appendix A: Historic Base Maps
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout Bight
Coastal County and State Election Results
Elections of 1896-1908
Appendix C: Calendar of Hurricanes
Date (year, month,day [if known])
Main impact points on Outer Banks and coastal areas