DigitalNC: North Carolina's Digital Heritage

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 October 2013


Stanly County Museum Ledgers, Newspapers and More now Online

Stanly County Bar-be-cueWe’ve added a number of newly scanned items from the Stanly County Museum to DigitalNC.org. It’s a wide variety of content:

You can see all of Stanly County Museum’s items in DigitalNC.


Glenwood School Photos now in DigitalNC

Glenwood Handicraft ClubImages of students and staff from the Glenwood Elementary and High School are now available on DigitalNC. From the book Glenwood School 1904-1972: Progressing by Fits and Starts by James Lawton Haney, these images are online courtesy the McDowell County Public Library.

The image above is of the 1956 Handicraft Club, taken from page 147.


Digital Collections from North Carolina now in the Digital Public Library of America

DPLA Logo (square)North Carolina institutions with digital collections can now have their content added to the Digital Public Library of America through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.

With over 5 million records and counting, the DPLA is a national digital library that brings together metadata from digital collections around the country into a single, searchable website. It also makes that metadata available to developers through an API (application programming interface), enabling reuse for all kinds of purposes – from visualization to data mining.<

North Carolina’s participation was announced last night at DPLA Fest in Boston. With over 120,000 items, these North Carolina institutions were partners in the initial launch:

The Digital Heritage Center is working with additional institutions around the state to add even more content from North Carolina. If you are interested in participating, read information about DPLA participation or contact us.

Additional Wilson County Yearbooks Available Online

Bear Trap 1961The Wilson County Public Library has contributed 16 more yearbooks from its local history collections to be digitized. The yearbooks range in date from 1948 to 1963 and represent several different schools, including:

The photo above comes from the 1961 issue of the Bear Trap, from Elm City High School. You can also view all of the yearbooks contributed by Wilson County Public Library.


Pasquotank County Yearbooks Now Available Online

Spotlight 1922Early high school yearbooks from Pasquotank County are now available on DigitalNC. The Pasquotank County Library contributed 29 yearbooks from its local history collections to be digitized. The yearbooks range in date from 1921 to 1963 and represent several different schools, including:


Rockingham County High School Yearbooks Now Available Online

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Early high school yearbooks from Rockingham County are now available on DigitalNC. The Rockingham County Public Library contributed 20 yearbooks from its local history collections to be digitized. The yearbooks range in date from 1935-1963 and represent several different schools, including: