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 January 2013


Historic Photos, Scrapbooks, and More from Stanly County Now Available on DigitalNC

A fascinating group of materials from the collections of the Stanly County Museum in Albemarle is now available on DigitalNC. The newly-digitized content includes:

Visit the Stanly County Museum online or in person to learn more about the history of Stanly County and its people.


Mitchell Community College Yearbooks Now Available Online

Student yearbooks from Mitchell Community College are now available in the North Carolina College and University Yearbooks collection on DigitalNC. The college traces its history back to 1852, when a Presbyterian college for women was established in Statesville. The college has grown and changed significantly over the years, joining the North Carolina Community College system in 1959.

There are 68 yearbooks available online, the earliest from 1908 when the school was known as Statesville Female College. 

High School Yearbooks from Oxford and Other Granville County Towns Now Available Online

Yearbooks from several high schools in Granville County are now available online in the North Carolina High School Yearbooks digital collection. There are 54 volumes online, ranging in date from 1899 to 1962. The yearbooks are from the collections of the Granville County Public Library in Oxford. The following schools are included:


Early Portrait Photographs from Stokes County Now Available Online

Ten early photographs from Stokes County are now available in the Images of North Carolina collection on DigitalNC. Most of the photos were taken by James Madison Tesh, a photographer based in Danbury and Madison, N.C., in the early 1870s. There is also one portrait of Tesh. All of the photos are portraits of local people, with the exception of a carte-de-visite showing the Stokes County Courthouse around 1870.

The original photographs are in the collection of the Stokes County Historical Society in Danbury. Several of the portraits in this collection are unidentified — if you recognize any of the individuals pictured here, please share your information in the comments section at the bottom of the page for that image.