Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Viewing entries posted in August 2011


Early Issues of The Carolina Times Now Available Online

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Early issues of The Carolina Times, from 1937 through 1950, are now available on DigitalNC.org. The Carolina Times, edited by Louis Austin from 1927 to 1971, is a paper of national significance. Targeted primarily to the African American community in Durham, the Times covered the long struggle for equal rights for all Americans. The newspaper’s motto is “The Truth Unbridled,” an accurate description of Austin’s honest and forthright depiction of racial injustice in North Carolina and beyond.

The Carolina Times was digitized from microfilm held by the Durham County Library. The North Carolina Collection at the Durham County Library documents the history of our state, with a special emphasis on Durham.


Move-in Day at Gardner-Webb University

First year students moving into Gardner-Webb University in 1996 got a little help moving into their dorms from upperclassmen. In addition to standard dorm essentials, in 1996, students brought in box televisions and pop culture decorations, such as this cartoon Garfield the Cat trashcan.Image


Wake Forest School of Medicine Yearbooks Now Online

ImageStudent yearbooks from the Wake Forest School of Medicine are now available on DigitalNC. The site contains 72 volumes, ranging back as far as 1943, from the medical school, formerly known as the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. The yearbooks also include nursing students from the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.

The yearbooks are from the collection of the Dorothy Carpenter Medical Archives at the Coy C. Carpenter Library at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.