DigitalNC: North Carolina's Digital Heritage

In the News

Learn more about the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s projects and partners through these stories from newspapers, blogs, and other sources.

Newspapers and Journals

Charlotte Memorial Hospital Historical Yearbooks Now Accessible Online.” Connections (Carolinas College of Health Sciences Alumni Newsletter), Spring 2014, p. 16.

“Stop the Microfilm Machines: The Daily Diary Goes Digital.” Carolina Alumni Review, March/April 2014, pp. 10-11.

Pittsboro High School yearbooks accessible online through Chatham Library.” Chatham Journal (Pittsboro, N.C.), February 7, 2014.

Stanly County Museum Goes Digital to Keep Local History Alive.” The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, N.C.), December 29, 2013.

Courier Digitized through State Effort.” The Daily Courier (Forest City, N.C.), December 24, 2013.

UNC’s Digital Heritage Center Knits State’s History Together.” News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), November 24, 2013.

NC Libraries Put Content Online.” The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, N.C.), November 4, 2013.

UNC, State Library Link to National Digital Library.” Durham Herald-Sun, October 26, 2013.

Local Digital Archives Now Available.” Stokes News (Walnut Cove, N.C.), August 22, 2013.

Your College, High School Yearbooks Just Went Digital.” Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.), July 23, 2013.

Library’s Digital Project Creates Easy Access to Historic Documents.”Rockingham Now (Wentworth, N.C.), July 20, 2013.

Thornton Library Digitizing Old School Annuals.” The Butner-Creedmoor News (Creedmoor, N.C.), June 27, 2013.

School Annuals Online at Thornton Library.” Oxford Public Ledger (Oxford, N.C.), June 3, 2013.

“Online Yearbooks.” Newsletter of the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society (Winter/Spring 2013).

Local High-School Yearbooks Digitized.” Winston-Salem Journal, March 26, 2013.

Bona, Becca, “Dusting off the Annual.” The Daily Record (Little Rock, Ark.), March 1, 2013.

Emily Stenberg, “DigitalNC: North Carolina’s Digital Heritage.” Review in the Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Fall 2012, pp. 61-65.

Everett, April, “ Collects Yearbooks, Among Other Things.”Salisbury Post (Salisbury, N.C.), December 23, 2012.

“One Yack is Late; Sales Slow for the Next.” Article about the UNC-Chapel Hill student yearbook, mentions digitization project. Carolina Alumni Review, November/December 2012, p. 3.

Carolyn Coons, “Beyond the Books.” Blue & White (UNC-Chapel Hill student magazine), November 2012.

Brenna Drab, “UNC Makes Old Yearbooks Available Online.” The Daily Tar Heel (UNC-Chapel Hill student newspaper), September 10, 2012.

Mike Conley, “McDowell Library Seeks Old Yearbooks for Digital Project,” The McDowell News (Marion, N.C.), September 3, 2012.

Yearbooks from 51 NC Colleges and Universities Archived Online.” College & Research Libraries News, September 2012 (pp. 454-455).

Darts and Laurels,” The Salisbury Post  (Salisbury, N.C.), August 25, 2012.

Mallory Brown, “RCC Yearbooks Available Online Through NC Digital Heritage Center,” Richmond County Daily Journal (Rockingham, N.C.), August 24, 2012.

1890 to Present: UNC System Yearbooks Online.” FYI Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill), News for Alumni, Parents and Friends, August 2012.

Digital Preservation: Library Seeking Certain High School Yearbooks.”Davie County Enterprise Record (Mocksville, N.C.), August 9, 2012.

Thumbs Up.” Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, N.C.), August 18, 2012.

Sharon McBrayer, “Hickory Library Part of Yearbook Archiving Project.”Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, N.C.), August 16, 2012.

Lisa O’Donnell, “Click Into the Past.” Winston-Salem Journal, August 8, 2012.

Brooke Cain, “College Yearbook Archive Offers Many Blasts from the Past.”News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), August 5, 2012.

Mike Conley, “Old Marion Newspapers Get New Life Online.” The McDowell News (Marion, N.C.), May 31, 2012.

Neil Offen, “Schools’ History Preserved on the Web.” The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.), April 21, 2011.

SCC Yearbooks Digitized for Internet.” The Mount Airy News, June 27, 2010.

Blogs and Other Online Resources

Explore WCU History Through a Digital Archives of Yearbooks.” Western Carolina University Press Release, April 21, 2014.

Funeral Programs … another neat family history research resource.” From UpFront with NGS, blog of the National Genealogical Society, February 7, 2014.

Meet the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.” Digital Public Library of America Blog, November 15, 2013.

UNC and the State Library To Bring Treasures To National Digital Library.” UNC Library News and Events, October 25, 2013.

Genealogy by the States – Week 12 – North Carolina.” From GenealogyBlog, March 24, 2013.

Spotlight – North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.” In The Weekly Genealogist from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. 16, no. 01, January 2, 2013.

College Yearbooks — Fun to Check Out Over the Holidays for Some Humorous Moments!” From UpFront with NGS, blog of the National Genealogical Society, December 12, 2012.

Lees-McRae College Yearbooks Are Available Online at” From “eNews” at Lees-McRae College, October 26, 2012.

FSU Homecoming 2012: Yearbooks and Student Newspapers Online @!” From the Chesnutt Library Blog, Fayetteville State University, October 22, 2012.

The Gate Now Available in a Digital Archive,” From EKS Libris, News and Notes from the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate College, October 5, 2012.

Rob Neufeld, “The Highland Messenger, Asheville’s First Newspaper, Sought to Improve the Masses.” From The Read on WNC, an online source for discussion about books in the Asheville area, October 3, 2012.

Gigi Krachenfels, “Digital Yearbook Project Shows College History, Celebrity Class Pics.” On (Chapel Hill, N.C.), August 15, 2012.

WSSU & WFU Year Book Pictues from the 1890′s until 2000′s Now Available Online.” From the Camel City Dispatch blog, August 9, 2012.

Ryan Sullivan, “NC Yearbook Photos Displayed in New Online Archive.” (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem), August 9, 2012.

North Carolina Digital Yearbook Archive.” WLOS ABC 13 (Asheville, N.C.), August 9, 2012.

Eric Townsend, “Student Newspapers from Elon’s Early Years Available Online.” E-Net (Elon University online news site), June 22, 2012.

Bigger than the 1940 Census . . .” Post about the digitization of the Forsyth County Public Library’s 1890 Tax Book. From the North Carolina Room – Forsyth County Public Library blog, April 8, 2012.

Digitized Copies of the Bronco Voice and University Yearbooks.” FSU News (Fayetteville State University News and Information), February 22, 2012.

Wordless Wednesday – DigitalNC and College Yearbooks.” From the Conversations with my Ancestors blog, August 24, 2011.

African Roots Podcast #123, August 12, 2011. Includes a mention of the yearbook digitization project.

Entire UNC Asheville Yearbook Collection Available Online.” UNC Asheville Alumni Association blog, August 11, 2011.

In 1905, it was named Pinafore.” Article about the Salem College yearbook digitization from the Life in Forsyth blog, July 29, 2011.

Explore the History and Culture of Davie County — Digital Davie!” From the Davie County Blog, March 6, 2011.

Appalachian’s Yearbook, The Rhododendron, Now Online.” Appalachian State University News, June 25, 2010.

A Cavalcade of UNC Yearbooks, Now Online.” WRAL TechTalk Blog, March 10, 2010.

Cool! U. of North Carolina Digitizes Every Student Yearbook from 1890 through 1966.” ResourceBlog, February 17, 2010.