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The modern governors’ papers from the State Archives of North Carolina includes only a small percentage of the total governors’ papers available. While we continue to add to this collection, it currently includes the following materials: Gov. Locke Craig: correspondence; Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr.: executive orders; Gov. James G. Martin: executive orders; Gov. Mike Easley: press releases, executive orders, and proclamations; Gov. Bev Perdue: press releases, executive orders, and proclamations; Gov. Pat McCrory: executive orders and proclamations.
The listed collections are a small percentage of the total governors’ papers in the custody of the State Archives, which cover from Richard Caswell (1776 - 1780) through Pat McCrory (2012 - 2016). The State Archives also has the records of Colonial Governors, including Arthur Dobbs, Charles Eden, Gabriel Johnston, James Hasell, John Archdale, Josiah Martin, Nathaniel Rice, Robert Daniel, and William Tryon. In addition, the State Archives houses Governors' Letter Books, 1764-1916.