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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 October 2012


High School Yearbooks from Edgecombe and Nash Counties Now Available Online

The Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.) has contributed 43 historic high school yearbooks to the North Carolina High School Yearbooks digital collection. Yearbooks from the following schools are now available online:


Alamance County High School Yearbooks Now Online

Selected early high school yearbooks from Alamance County are now available on DigitalNC in the North Carolina High School Yearbooks collection. The May Memorial Library in Burlington (part of the Alamance County Public Libraries) contributed 85 yearbooks from a number of different schools, ranging in date from the late 19th century through the early 1960s. Check the list below to see if your yearbook is one of the ones available online.


Catawba College Yearbooks Now Online

Student yearbooks from Catawba College, in Salisbury, N.C., are now available in the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection.

There are 81 yearbooks online, ranging in date from 1927 to 2010. The early volumes are named “The Swastika,” which looks alarming to us now, but was attributed to a Native American design found in one of the campus buildings. The name was finally changed in 1941 to “The Sayakini.”

The original yearbooks are in the Corriher-Linn-Black Library at Catawba College.

Cabarrus College Yearbooks Now Available Online

Student yearbooks from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences are now available in the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection. The school was founded in 1942 as the Cabarrus County Hospital School of Nursing. Now located on the campus of the Charlotte Medical Center in Concord, Cabarrus College continues to prepare students for careers in nursing and other medical professions.

There are 52 volumes now available online, ranging in date from 1948 to 2005.

High School Yearbooks from Davie County and Rockingham County Now Available Online

Early high school yearbooks from Davie County and Rockingham County are now available in the North Carolina High School Yearbooks online collection. 

The Davie County Public Library contributed yearbooks from several schools:

The library at Rockingham Community College contributed yearbooks from these schools:

Wingate University Yearbooks Now Available on DigitalNC

Student yearbooks from Wingate University are now available in the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection. The Union County school was established in 1896 by Baptist organizations in North and South Carolina to educate students of all ages. It served as a two-year college for many decades before beginning to grant bachelor’s degrees in 1979 and offering graduate programs in the 1990s.

There are 72 yearbooks now online, beginning with the 1924 “Views of Wingate Junior College” and continuing through 2009. The original yearbooks are available in the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate.


Henderson Institute Yearbooks Now Available Online

Student yearbooks from the Henderson Institute, an African American school located in Vance County, are now available in the North Carolina High School Yearbooks collection. The Henderson Institute was founded in 1891 and served the community in and around Henderson, N.C. until its closing in 1970.  The original yearbooks, ranging from 1952 to 1970, are held by the Henderson Institute Historical Museum, which documents and preserves the history of the school and works closely with the Institute’s active alumni group.