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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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New Addition to “Wilson County’s Greatest Generation” Exhibit

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Wilson County World War II Scrapbook, Page 52

The newest addition to the Wilson County’s Greatest Generation: The Memories of the World War II Veterans of Wilson County, N.C. digital exhibit is a scrapbook of newspaper clippings.

The scrapbook is a collection of newspaper clippings from various local newspapers and features citizens from Martin County and the surrounding towns, including Jamesville, Williamson, and Washington. The clippings include marriage announcements, injury and death announcements, new appointments, and overall movements of battles and the war.

Researchers might be interested in the way that smaller, local communities used the press to raise support around members of the community serving and the war effort overall. It is also a great source of genealogical information.

Check out all of the materials from Wilson County Public Library by visiting their contributor page and learn more about them by visiting their website.


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