Student yearbooks from Wayne Community College in Goldsboro are now available on DigitalNC.org. The thirteen digitized yearbooks cover the years 1964 to 1985. The picture above is from the 1970 yearbook. The original yearbooks are in the collections of the Claude A. Erwin, Jr., Library, located in the Wayne Learning Center.
The school was established in 1957 as the Goldsboro Industrial Education Center. In 1964 the name was changed to Wayne Technical Institute and in 1967 the school joined North Carolina’s community college system.
Class registration at Winston Salem State University, 1973. From 1973 The New Ram
As college students across North Carolina head back to class it seems like a good time to take a peek in our NC College Yearbooks collection and see what registering for classes used to look like before we were able to just sit in our dorm room, or coffee shop, or be halfway across the world to sign up on our computers. Until the early 1990s, to sign up for classes involved a lengthy process of waiting in very long lines and hoping that no one in front of you got into the class you wanted or needed before you did. As the images below show, the overwhelming feeling among students about this process was pure frustration. Today’s students can be glad this is one college tradition they do not experience anymore!
Registration day was a feature in community colleges as well. This is from Wayne Community College’s 1974 yearbook, Insights.
Registration frustration from UNC-Wilmington’s 1966 Fledgling yearbook
Utilizing the gym floor to figure out classes during registration, from UNC-Chapel Hill’s 1982 Yackety yack
Registration was a “hassel!!” at NC Agricultural and Technical State University in 1974. from 1974 Ayantee
To view more college yearbooks from North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s NC Yearbooks collection here, and welcome back to school students!
Twenty-nine issues of Renaissance, a campus publication from Wayne Community College, are now available on DigitalNC. Renaissance features student poetry, artwork, and short stories.
The following microfilmed newspapers were selected for digitization in 2017-2018. Thanks to supplemental funding from the State Library of North Carolina, we were able to complete more reels than in previous years. Reels were chosen from nominations according to our Criteria for Selecting Newspapers to Digitize from Microfilm.
|Alamance Gleaner (Graham, N.C.)
||Alamance County Public Libraries
|Carolina Indian Voice (Pembroke, N.C.)
||UNC Chapel Hill
|Carteret County News-Times (Morehead City, N.C.)
||Carteret County Public Library
||Johnson C. Smith University
|The Cherokee Scout (Murphy, N.C.)
||Murphy Public Library
|Duplin Times (Warsaw, N.C.)
||Duplin County Library
|Enterprise (Williamston, N.C.)
||Martin Memorial Library
||Farmville Public Library
|Franklin Press and the Highlands Maconian (Franklin, N.C.)
||Fontana Regional Library
|The Franklin Times (Louisburg, N.C.)
|Hertford County Herald (Ahoskie, N.C.)
|Journal-Patriot (North Wilkesboro, N.C.)
||Wilkes County Public Library
|Mount Airy News
||Surry Community College
|News-Record (Marshall, N.C.)
||Madison County Public Library
|Perquimans Weekly (Hertford, N.C.)
||Perquimans County Library
|Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.)
||Southern Pines Public Library
|The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.)
||Person County Public Library
||Johnston County Heritage Center
|Transylvania Times (Brevard, N.C.)
||Transylvania County Library
|Watauga Democrat (Boone, N.C.)
||Watauga County Public Library
||Haywood County Public Library
||Forsyth County Public Library