The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library administered by the North Carolina State Archives and located in Manteo, on historic Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Its holdings document the history, development and growth of the North Carolina coast.
Each year the Center responds to between 3,000 and 4,000 research requests from scholars, writers, historians, journalists, genealogists, the general public, and such national broadcast media as the History Channel, the Weather Channel, and National Public Radio.
Now the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo received a grant of more than $40,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. State archivist Dick Lankford says the money will support the work of a full-time archivist who will arrange and describe some of the collections for the center's "Reaching New Audiences" program.
The Outer Banks History Center web site is available at: http://www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov.