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for Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts Vol. 29 Issue 1, Summer 2003
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All state governments had record keeping procedures that documented the claims of artisans who had provided goods and services. The Decorative Arts Guide to the Records of the Auditor of Public Accounts was compiled from vouchers and accounts for work performed by craftsmen working in Virginia during 1776-1840. The guide is an important resource on the lives and work of artisans working in the antebellum south.
Research by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina found new records on the apprenticeship system, trade guilds and material culture in Carolinas. The records are of convicts, indentures, redemptioners, enslaved African American and American Indian labor and apprentices.