About this collection

This digital collection includes items from the Vault Collection of the State Archives of North Carolina. Many of these items are fragile and this online collection allows the public to view them without physically handling them. It includes items like the Carolina Charter of 1663, North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights, volumes pertaining to African American and Native American history, and other documents that uniquely describe and enhance the cultural history of North Carolina. In addition to the Vault Collection, the digital collection includes a sample of presidential signatures on official documents and correspondence.

For constitutional materials, please see the Federal and State Constitutional Materials digital collection.