StarNews: Students help preserve copies of the Wilmington Record, burned by whites in 1898. “A joint project by two Wilmington schools resulted in the digital archiving of surviving copies of black-owned paper Wilmington Daily Record. Two Wilmington writers, working with students from two area middle schools, spent a semester preserving a lost part of the Port City’s past.”
Digital NC: Meeting minutes and newsletters from Raleigh’s Oakwood neighborhood now online. “Newsletters and meeting minutes from our new partner, The Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood, are now available on DigitalNC. The Oakwood neighborhood is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, and is known for its historic Victorian era housing. The neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The digitized meeting minutes cover 1972-2001, and document various board and committee meetings of the Society for the Preservation of Historic Oakwood.” I wasn’t going to include this except that Oakwood is on the Register of Historic Places.
Spectrum News: New online tool available for those wanting track and be involved in NC legislative process. “There is a new tool available if you want to track and be involved in the legislative process in North Carolina. KillTheBill.com was launched a few months ago, and is now a resource for thousands of North Carolinians trying to keep track of the bills they have interest in.” I shared this on my Facebook page since I am in North Carolina, and some of the people looking at it found it partisan, so be told.
State Archives of North Carolina: New Digital Collection: The General Assembly Session Records. “The General Assembly Session Records collection is now available online via the North Carolina Digital Collections. This collection features records of early North Carolina state legislatures from the State Archives of North Carolina…. The physical collection includes items from 1709 through 1999, but the digital collection will focus on the earliest materials. This digital collection is currently in progress, and more items will be added as they are digitized. Check back for future updates on the status of this project.”
University of North Carolina: 100 Years of the Daily Tar Heel Now Available Freely Online. “We are very excited to announce that papers spanning the first 100 years of the Daily Tar Heel have been digitized and are now freely available online through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. The digital collection covers the years 1893-1992. It contains 73,179 pages in 12,168 issues.”
The State Archives of North Carolina Web site will be getting an update. “This summer our staff will begin working with IT professionals to get our website ready to move to a new platform. While we are moving content, you will see some changes to our current website including warning banners.” Very brief blog post, no details yet.
DigitalNC: Issues of Wake Forest University’s The Student from 1906-1935 added. “Additional issues of Wake Forest University’s The Student are now online. The additional issues cover 1906 through 1935. The Student was typically published quarterly and featured articles, opinion columns, and stories written by the students of what was then Wake Forest College, located in Wake Forest, North Carolina.”