North Carolina will be holding a virtual “family history fair” on November 4th. From the home page: “Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina. This year the presentations will be focusing on local collections and resources for local and family history research. Local records, libraries and archives are a treasure trove of excellent information to Start @Home for research. Join us for free online live streaming presentations. View on your own on a laptop or desktop or at participating North Carolina Libraries.”
Digital NC: New Batch of Q-notes Traces LGBT Issues from 1997-2004. “More issues of the newspaper Q-notes, provided by our partner the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, are now up on DigitalNC. These new issues cover the years 1997-2004 and join previously digitized issues from 1986-1996.”
Digital NC: Saint Mary’s Student School Newspaper now online. “The Saint Mary’s School student newspaper, The Belles, is now online, from its origins as ‘The Grapevine’ in 1936 through 1995. The Belles continues to be published in an electronic form to this day. The paper gives a good look into the viewpoint of North Carolina teen women over a 60 year period.”
Digital NC: Newspaper serving Lumbee Tribe members in Robeson County, The Carolina Indian Voice, is now available. “Almost ten years of The Carolina Indian Voice, a newspaper out of Pembroke, North Carolina, are now up on DigitalNC thanks to our partner the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Carolina Indian Voice was established in 1973 and was published on a weekly basis until 2005. Issues from 1996-2005 are now available digitally. The paper primarily served the interests of members of the Lumbee Tribe living in Robeson County, who make up more than a third of the population of Robeson County and almost 90% of the town of Pembroke.”
State Archives of North Carolina: New Veterans Oral History Collection Online. “The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the launch of the digital Veterans Oral History Collection through the North Carolina Digital Collections. The interviews, conducted since 2015 as audio interviews, are part of the Military Collection’s North Carolina Veterans Oral History Program, whose goal is to capture and provide access to the memories and experiences of the military servicemen and servicewomen from North Carolina, preserving them for the future scholarship.”
DigitalNC: Two decades of yearbooks from newest partner Johnston Community College. “Yearbooks from Johnston Community College are now available on DigitalNC. These yearbooks date from 1972-1992 and follow the school’s shift in focus from a technical institute to a community college. Johnston Community College, first called Johnston County Technical Institute, was established in 1969 and became a community college in 1987. JCC is located 30 miles east of Raleigh and offers a range of degrees and certificates in fields such as health science, business, and education.”
Digital NC: Amazing panoramic WWI images from Randolph County Public Library now available!. “Panoramic photos of Company K and the 120th Infantry, provided by Randolph County Public Library, are now online at DigitalNC. These photos, taken from 1914-1919, show Company K, which was comprised of men from Asheboro, and the larger North Carolina Brigade in a variety of locations.” This is a tiny collection – six images! – but I’m including it here because I can’t recall ever seeing panoramic images that old.