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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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Photographs by Madlin Futrell now online from new partner City of Raleigh Museum

Madlin Futrell and a police officer walk down Fayetteville Street in Raleigh in the late 1950s

Back in August, DigitalNC was excited to road-trip over to Raleigh and test out our plan for onsite digitization at the City of Raleigh Museum whose staff kindly agreed to be our pilot location.  The collection we worked on while there was the Madlin Futrell Photograph Collection, a great collection of photographs primarily from the 1950s.  Madlin Futrell was a professional photographer who lived in Cary, NC and worked for the Raleigh Times, the North Carolina Office of Archives and History (now part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural and Natural Resources), and on a contract basis for several other institutions.  The photographs we digitized include location photographs of the Raleigh area, employees in the NC Office of Archives and History, historic sites around the state, and of President Eisenhower’s visit to the state in 1958.  They offer not only a look at places around NC in the 1950s but also a look at the life of a career woman in mid 20th century North Carolina. 

Staff of the Hall of History in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photograph was taken in April 1960.

To view all the photographs digitized from the Futrell collection, go here.  To view other photographs on DigitalNC, visit our Images of North Carolina site here.  And if you’re interested in learning more about our onsite digitization program, please read about it here and apply if interested!


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