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80 Newspaper titles added to DigitalNC this week!

Header for April 1891 issue of Raleigh, N.C. newspaper The Golden Visitor

This week we have an astounding 80 titles up on DigitalNC! These papers span all across the state, covering 22 of North Carolina’s 100 counties! We have papers from smaller communities, like The Free Press from the town of Forest City (Fun fact: Forest City was originally named “Burnt Chimney” after a house that burned own in the area, leaving only a charred chimney behind). We also have well-established papers from Raleigh, such as The Raleigh Times and Evening Visitor, giving us a cross section of the entire state.

Header for the September 3, 1857 issue of Raleigh paper The Live Giraffe

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions include:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


21 Newspaper titles added to DigitalNC!

Header for June 27, 1894 issue of Raleigh, N.C. paper The Spirit of the Age

We have 21 new titles this week, including a couple from Petersburg, Virginia! In 1863, printer John William Syme relocated the Raleigh Register to Petersburg, Virginia. Production continued only until 1864, when the scarcity of supplies forced him to cease publication.

This week we also have one of the earliest advertisements for Pepsi buried on the last page of this issue of the New Bern Daily Journal. Created in a New Bern drug store in 1893, Pepsi was originally named “Brad’s Drink” after its creator and store owner, Caleb Bradham. In 1898 Bradham, changed the name to “Pepsi-Cola,” and in 1902 registered a trademark for the name. The first ad, misspelled as “Pesi-Cola,” is from August 8th, 1902 and the second, with the corrected name, is from August 31st, 1902.

Advertisement for "Pepsi-Cola" misspelled as "Pesi-Cola" from August 8th, 1902Advertisement for "Pepsi-Cola" from August 31st, 1902

 

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions include:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


40 Titles added to DigitalNC this week!

Header for August 31, 1888 issue of Durham, N.C. paper The Daily Tobacco Plant

This week we have 40 more titles on DigitalNC from all across North Carolina! Most of these papers are from Raleigh (such as the long-running Raleigh Evening Times and the Methodist Episcopal paper Raleigh Christian Advocate) as well as many papers from smaller communities. We have Rich Square’s Roanoke-Chowan Times, The Warrenton Gazette from Warrenton, The Roanoke News from Weldon, and Richmond County’s Rockingham Rocket. Whether it’s marriage announcements, classifieds for lost pets, or local elections where the winner barely reaches 100 votes, these newspapers give a glimpse into what small town life in North Carolina was like over a hundred years ago.

Header for the August 14, 1875 issue of Raleigh, N.C. paper Southern Illustrated Age

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions include:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


48 Titles on DigitalNC this week!

Header from Charlotte, N.C. paper The Southern Mechanic

This week we have 48 titles up on DigitalNC! One of the newspapers added this week is The Holden Record. The short-lived Raleigh publication, solely dedicated to discrediting gubernatorial candidate W.W. Holden, was created by abolitionist and Raleigh Register co-publisher H.H. Helper. Holden went on to be elected governor, even though the paper painted him as a violent man and blamed him for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Holden took an anti-Klan stance and this tension led to the Kirk-Holden War. He served until 1871, was impeached, and charged on eight counts for alleged crimes committed during this time. While the impeachment was politically motivated due to his suppression of the Klan, he is still the only North Carolina governor to have been impeached.

Clippings from 1868 newspaper The Holden Record where they blame W.W. Holden for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on 

Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions are the following:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


This week: 25 Titles including over 5,000 issues of The Wilmington Morning Star

Header for The North-Carolina Magazine from August 31, 1764

In following with our collaboration with newspapers.com, we have another large batch of newspapers this week! These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week we have over 5,000 issues of The Wilmington Morning Star. The paper was founded in 1867 by former Confederate Major William H. Bernard and played a role in stoking the Wilmington Massacre of 1898. In November of 1898 a biracial government was legitimately elected in Wilmington, which the paper claimed to be fraudulent. Earlier that year, Daily Record editor, Alexander Manly, published an article proposing that it was possible for white women to be attracted to black men. The Morning Star found this to be “vile and slanderous” and riled a mob of angry white supremacists to burn down the paper’s office then claim that they had not started the violence. The following clippings are from November 9, 10, and 11. The day before the massacre, the day of, and the day after.

A clipping from the November 9, 1898 issue of The Wilmington Morning Star with the headline "White Supremacy" A clipping from the November 10, 1898 issue of The Wilmington Morning Star with the headline "Citizens Aroused"A clipping from the November 11, 1898 issue of The Wilmington Morning Star with the headline "Bloody Conflict With Negroes"

Here are the rest of this week’s additions:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


40 Additional titles from New Bern, Wilmington, Raleigh, Edenton

Header of a Wilmington, North Carolina newspaper titled North-Carolina Gazette from 1765.

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions are the following:

  1. The Morning Star (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1867-1901
  2. Carolina Centinel (New Bern, N.C.) – 1818-1822
  3. The Newbernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1843-1848
  4. Newbern Spectator (New Bern, N.C.) – 1834
  5. New Berne Daily Times (New Bern, N.C.) – 1866-1874
  6. The Wilmington Messenger (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1890-1907
  7. The New Era and Commercial Advertiser (New Bern, N.C.) – 1854-1859
  8. Daily Progress (New Bern, N.C.) – 1858-1861
  9. The Carolina Farmer and Morning Star (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1871-1874
  10. The Daily Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1882-1914
  11. The Morning New Bernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1916-1917
  12. The Encyclopedian Instructor and Farmer’s Gazette (Edenton, N.C.) – 1785-1801
  13. The Herald of the Union (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1865
  14. The Daily Herald (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1854-1861
  15. The Weekly Messenger (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1892-1896
  16. The New Bern Sun Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1920-1922
  17. New Berne Weekly Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1884-1913
  18. Saturday Record (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1915-1937
  19. North-Carolina Gazette (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1769-1800
  20. The Daily Dispatch (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1865-1866
  21. The New Bernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1921-1924
  22. North Carolina Christian Advocate (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1874-1909
  23. The Daily Progress (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1862-1864
  24. The Raleigh News (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1872-1880
  25. The Friend of Temperance (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1868-1879
  26. Newbern Sentinel (New Bern, N.C.) – 1834-1837
  27. Weekly Conservative (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1864-1865
  28. The Farmer and Mechanic (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1905
  29. The Raleigh Microcosm (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1838-1843
  30. The Morning Post (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1897-1899
  31. The Harbinger (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1902-1904
  32. The Daily Evening Visitor (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1892-1893
  33. The Raleigh Evening Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1905-1908
  34. The Evening Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1908-1910
  35. The Raleigh Daily Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1910
  36. The Progressive Farmer (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1906-1922
  37. The Wilmington Post (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1867-1877
  38. The Evening Dispatch (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1914
  39. The Evening Visitor (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1879-1881
  40. The Friend and Templar (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1876-1880

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


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