about us

Using donations and endowments, the Friends purchases collections, funds conservation work, implements public programming and sponsors staff education and professional development. 

how does your contribution help?

why give?

Your support is critical to our success

The Friends of the Archives contributes to the collecting efforts of the State Archives by funding the select acquisition of collections that would otherwise be unable to be acquired by the State Archives as a government agency. The Friends have funded culturally-significant collections which have enhanced and complemented the State Archives holdings to benefit the research options for the public.

FOA donations support the State Archives of North Carolina in several ways: preservation and conservation of our documents; purchase of photos and documents to add to Special Collections; and paid internships which allow the next generation archivists to have hands on experience.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Officers & board members

Karen Paar


Robert Moss


Sarah E. Koonts



Frank King

Ex Officio

Kevin Cherry

Susi H. Hamilton

Past President

Jo Ann Williford


Joshua Hager

Randon McCrea 


Rich Carney

Jennifer Daugherty 

Joe A. Mobley

Warren Milteer, Jr.

George Thomas

Jason Tomberlin     

Victoria Young