Ordering Copies of Reaves Files

Reaves Collection Family Files, Series I and Block Books

1- Determine if a file exists using the online Indexes above.
2- Determine the total number of pages, include index and miscellaneous pages.
3- Determine the cost: $.25 per page plus $2.00 for shipping and handling.
4 - Mail your check, payable to the New Hanover County Public Library, to:
      North Carolina Room, NHCPL, 201 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Reaves Family Files Series II and Subject Files

Collated files: About 2% of the multi-page files in the Reaves Family Files Series II and Subject files have been collated. Arranging a file consists of putting all the clippings and cross references, etc., in chronological order, and adhering them to paper so they are stabilized and can be photocopied. Collated files are indicated in the Index posted here by bold face print and, if more than one page, the number of pages in brackets: [xx pp]. All of the files in the several Miscellaneous folders have been collated and are shown in the Index list preceded with a hyphen (-) and in bold face; these are only one page, usually 1 to 6 clippings.

Uncollated Files: 98% of the multi-page files are still in the form of dated, unsorted, loose clippings. You can get a copy of an uncollated file for free if you come into the library and collate (arrange) it.

To Order a copy of a Collated Reaves File
1 - Determine if a file exists using the online Index above.
2 - Determine the total number of pages, include index and miscellaneous pages.
3 - Determine the cost: $.25 per page plus $2.00 for shipping and handling.
4 - Mail your check, payable to the New Hanover County Public Library, to: North Carolina Room, NHCPL, 201 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC 28401.


To Order a copy of an Uncollated Reaves File
1 - Determine if a file exists using the online Indexes.
2 - Understand what is involved here by checking out the Series II Sample page.
3 - Contact the NHCPL (email: North Carolina Room or ONHGS ) for an estimate of cost and preparation time. Due to limited resources, there may be a delay in preparation of the file for copying.
4 - Upon your agreement as to estimated cost, the Staff will arrange for the file to be collated, d
etermine the total number of pages, and advise you of the total cost.
5 - The cost will be $.50 per page plus $2.00 for shipping and handling.
6 - Mail your check, payable to the New Hanover County Public Library, to: North Carolina Room, NHCPL, 201 Chestnut St., Wilmington, NC 28401.