The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archives and research library in Manteo, N.C. on historic Roanoke Island administered by the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina. Its holdings document the history and culture of the North Carolina coast and adjacent areas.

Each year the History Center responds to research requests from scholars, writers, historians, journalists, genealogists, film makers, exhibit designers, the general public, and such national broadcast media as the History Channel, the Weather Channel, and National Public Radio. Please visit, call, or email. We’ll be glad to help you.