This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wallace C. Murchison (1919-2013). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, grant applications, publications, publicity materials, financial documents, maps, blueprints, brochures, notes, printed materials, and a photograph. Major subjects include the North Carolina Fund, the Wilmington-New Hanover County Good Neighbor Council, the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, and Democratic political campaigns, including that of then Senator Alton Lennon and Governor Terry Sanford. Materials pertaining to the North Carolina Fund make up the largest portion of the collection, materials including annual reports, grant proposals, correspondence, progress reports, publications, and newspaper clippings. Materials date from 1948 to 1974.
The North Carolina Fund portion of the collection includes annual reports, grant proposals, correspondence, progress reports, publications, and newspaper clippings associated with the North Carolina Fund, a non-profit corporation established in North Carolina to help alleviate poverty in the state, with emphasis on better educational opportunities.