Local & State History Room - Collections Indexes
Noted local historian Jack Crane created an extensive collection of local and state history. After his death this collection was donated by his family.
The online index makes it possible to check for specific subjects in the collection before coming to view the documents.
These papers provide insights into individuals and families in this area's past, as well as the architecture of their homes.
This online index helps identify folders which may contain the information you seek.
The fourteen-volume set, North Carolina Troops 1861 - 1865: A Roster, (call number R-GEN 973.7456N) gives each man's county of enlistment and a synopsis of his Civil War service.
This online index provides the volume and page number where the above information can be found.
These are online indexes of articles appearing in "The Fayetteville Observer," "Fayetteville Times," or "Cumberland County Outlook" in either 1982 or 1983. Articles can be found by their subject or by a person's name. For each article, there is a brief summary, the name of the newspaper in which it appeared, date and page number.
Armed with this information, one can readily view and print the full text of these articles using the microfilm in the Local and State History Room.
Biography File Holdings (PDF)
Biography files can be valuable research tools. They contain a variety of biographical information in the form of newspaper clippings, magazine and newsletter articles, and bits of family history.
These files can be used to best advantage by examining them in person in the Local & State History Room.