Carolina Public Press: Reisinger, Miles earn national award for work on Buncombe slave-deeds project

News report from Carolina Public Press

Deborah Miles, executive director of UNC Asheville’s Center for Diversity Education, and Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County Register of Deeds, were named co-recipients of a 2013 Award of Merit from the national Council of State Archivists.

Issuing the award at its annual meeting last month in New Orleans, the council honored Miles and Reisinger “for their collaborative work on the preservation and digitization of slave deeds in Buncombe County, thereby bringing local records to the center of a national conversation on slavery and freedom.” …

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