In the News

Learn more about the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s projects and partners through these stories from newspapers, blogs, and other sources. Updates to this list were made through mid-2019.

Newspapers and Journals

Old HHS, Ninth Avenue School yearbooks digitized, available to public.” Henderson Lightning, September 30, 2019.

Loretta Cozart, “Online resources for KM history buffs.” Kings Mountain Herald, April 2019.

Martha Quillin, “Outrage spurs online archive traffic.” The News & Observer, February 17, 2019.

Rowan Public Library announces online access to Dunbar yearbooks.” Salisbury Post, June 12, 2018.

John Bailey, “County library, museum work to preserve Hmong culture.” Hickory Record, March 7, 2018.

Jim Buchanan. “History: One for the (year)books: ‘Oogoocoo.'” The Sylva Herald and Ruralite, January 3, 2018.

Learning from the rich history of YWCA Asheville.” Mountain Xpress, November 23, 2017.

Lisa Peet, “Middle Schoolers Help Transcribe, Digitize Rare Historical Newspaper.” LibraryJournal, September 22, 2017.

Tom Bennett, “Courthouse rose in spirited era of donors’ outside dollars.” Cherokee Scout, August 23, 2017.

Ben Steelman, “Students help preserve copies of the Wilmington Record, burned by whites in 1898.” Star News Online, July 21, 2017.

Celebrating ‘The truth unbridled.'” Durham Herald-Sun, June 8, 2017.

Lainey Millen, “QNotes digital paper archives now online.” QNotes, April 25, 2017.

Frances Hayes, “Choosing Scarlet O’Hara.” Wilkes Journal-Patriot, March 28, 2017.

Virginia Daffron, “WCU’s Hunter Library to publish new edition of rare regional classic.” Mountain Xpress, November 17, 2016.

ASFD Moves to Protect Historic Furniture Industry Design Assets.” Furniture World, October 5, 2016.

Better Access to the Past.” Wilkes Journal-Patriot, October 5, 2016.

Marti Maguire, “Tar Heel of the Week: Bob Anthony is the Keeper of NC’s History.” The News & Observer, June 11, 2016.

Wes Wolfe, “Extensive ENC family histories, local chronicles digitized, online.” Kinston Free Press, May 4, 2016.

Adria Focht, “Journals of Two Kings Mountain Notables Take Their Place in Digital History.” Kings Mountain Herald, April 6, 2016.

Matt Goad, “Historical Society Preserves 20 Wendell High School Yearbooks Online, Searching for More.” The News & Observer, February 15, 2016.

Joel Reese, “Iredell Yearbook Archive Growing.” Statesville Record & Landmark, October 19, 2015.

Reynolda House Curator Moving to Montpelier.” Winston-Salem Journal, June 11, 2015.

A Home for Virtually Everything North Carolina.” University Gazette (UNC-Chapel Hill), January 13, 2015.

Preserving History.” Jamestown News, January 6, 2015.

Marcy Thompson, “County Represented Well in State Collection.” The Transylvania Times (Brevard, N.C.), online edition, December 1, 2014.

Al Clark, “A Look Behind the Curtain.” The Daily Reflector (Greenville, N.C.), October 11, 2014.

Selma High, Harrison Yearbooks Digitized.” The Selma News, September 11, 2014.

How ’bout That Other Elkin Paper?Elkin Tribune, 25 August 2014.

Lawndale Museum Preserves World War II Newsletters, Opens for Season.” The Shelby Star (Cleveland County, N.C.), June 5, 2014.

Charlotte Memorial Hospital Historical Yearbooks Now Accessible Online.” Connections (Carolinas College of Health Sciences Alumni Newsletter), Spring 2014, p. 16.

“Stop the Microfilm Machines: The Daily Diary Goes Digital.” Carolina Alumni Review, March/April 2014, pp. 10-11.

Helen, Schwab, “Tips, Links for Charting Your Family Tree.” The Charlotte Observer, February 15, 2014.

Pittsboro High School yearbooks accessible online through Chatham Library.” Chatham Journal (Pittsboro, N.C.), February 7, 2014.

Stanly County Museum Goes Digital to Keep Local History Alive.” The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, N.C.), December 29, 2013.

Courier Digitized through State Effort.” The Daily Courier (Forest City, N.C.), December 24, 2013.

UNC and State Library of North Carolina to Bring Treasures to DPLA.” College & Research Libraries News, December 1, 2013 (pp. 554).

UNC’s Digital Heritage Center Knits State’s History Together.” News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), November 24, 2013.

NC Libraries Put Content Online.” The Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill, N.C.), November 4, 2013.

UNC, State Library Link to National Digital Library.” Durham Herald-Sun, October 26, 2013.

Local Digital Archives Now Available.” Stokes News (Walnut Cove, N.C.), August 22, 2013.

Your College, High School Yearbooks Just Went Digital.” Daily Advance (Elizabeth City, N.C.), July 23, 2013.

Library’s Digital Project Creates Easy Access to Historic Documents.” Rockingham Now (Wentworth, N.C.), July 20, 2013.

Thornton Library Digitizing Old School Annuals.” The Butner-Creedmoor News (Creedmoor, N.C.), June 27, 2013.

School Annuals Online at Thornton Library.” Oxford Public Ledger (Oxford, N.C.), June 3, 2013.

“Online Yearbooks.” Newsletter of the Tar River Connections Genealogical Society (Winter/Spring 2013).

Local High-School Yearbooks Digitized.” Winston-Salem Journal, March 26, 2013.

Bona, Becca, “Dusting off the Annual.” The Daily Record (Little Rock, Ark.), March 1, 2013.

Emily Stenberg, “DigitalNC: North Carolina’s Digital Heritage.” Review in the Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Fall 2012, pp. 61-65.

Everett, April, “ Collects Yearbooks, Among Other Things.” Salisbury Post (Salisbury, N.C.), December 23, 2012.

“One Yack is Late; Sales Slow for the Next.” Article about the UNC-Chapel Hill student yearbook, mentions digitization project. Carolina Alumni Review, November/December 2012, p. 3.

Carolyn Coons, “Beyond the Books.” Blue & White (UNC-Chapel Hill student magazine), November 2012.

Brenna Drab, “UNC Makes Old Yearbooks Available Online.” The Daily Tar Heel (UNC-Chapel Hill student newspaper), September 10, 2012.

Mike Conley, “McDowell Library Seeks Old Yearbooks for Digital Project.” The McDowell News (Marion, N.C.), September 3, 2012.

Yearbooks from 51 NC Colleges and Universities Archived Online.” College & Research Libraries News, September 2012 (pp. 454-455).

Darts and Laurels.” The Salisbury Post  (Salisbury, N.C.), August 25, 2012.

Mallory Brown, “RCC Yearbooks Available Online Through NC Digital Heritage Center.” Richmond County Daily Journal (Rockingham, N.C.), August 24, 2012.

1890 to Present: UNC System Yearbooks Online.” FYI Carolina (UNC-Chapel Hill), News for Alumni, Parents and Friends, August 2012.

Digital Preservation: Library Seeking Certain High School Yearbooks.”Davie County Enterprise Record (Mocksville, N.C.), August 9, 2012.

Thumbs Up.” Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, N.C.), August 18, 2012.

Sharon McBrayer, “Hickory Library Part of Yearbook Archiving Project.” Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, N.C.), August 16, 2012.

Lisa O’Donnell, “Click Into the Past.” Winston-Salem Journal, August 8, 2012.

Brooke Cain, “College Yearbook Archive Offers Many Blasts from the Past.” News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), August 4, 2012.

Mike Conley, “Old Marion Newspapers Get New Life Online.” The McDowell News (Marion, N.C.), May 31, 2012.

Shirley Lewis, “The College Connection.” The News Reporter (Whiteville, N.C.), March 29, 2012.

Black Ink Goes Digital.” Carolina Alumni Review, January/February 2012.

Taft Wireback, “Hey, Past: Meet the Future.” News and Record (Greensboro, N.C.), September 25, 2011.

Neil Offen, “Schools’ History Preserved on the Web.” The Herald-Sun (Durham, N.C.), April 21, 2011.

“SCC Yearbooks Digitized for Internet.” The Mount Airy News, June 27, 2010.

Blogs and Other Online Resources

A North Carolina city begins to reckon with the massacre in its white supremacist past.”, November 10, 2021.

Museum works with NC Digital Heritage Center to digitize local yearbooks. WWAY3TV, March 5, 2021.

Local to worldwide in a couple of clicks. University Communications, April 10th, 2018.

Education History Goes Digital. UNC Greensboro Community Engagement blog, January 6, 2015.

History of the University of North Carolina at Asheville Now Available Online. UNC Asheville Archives Blog, October 2, 2014.

Digitized Student Newspapers Showcase Pages from the Past. UNC Asheville News Center, July 29, 2014.

Explore WCU History Through a Digital Archives of Yearbooks. Western Carolina University Press Release, April 21, 2014.

Funeral Programs … another neat family history research resource. From UpFront with NGS, blog of the National Genealogical Society, February 7, 2014.

Meet the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Digital Public Library of America Blog, November 15, 2013.

UNC and the State Library To Bring Treasures To National Digital Library. UNC Library News and Events, October 25, 2013.

Genealogy by the States – Week 12 – North Carolina. From GenealogyBlog, March 24, 2013.

Spotlight – North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. In The Weekly Genealogist from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vol. 16, no. 01, January 2, 2013.

College Yearbooks — Fun to Check Out Over the Holidays for Some Humorous Moments! From UpFront with NGS, blog of the National Genealogical Society, December 12, 2012.

Lees-McRae College Yearbooks Are Available Online at From “eNews” at Lees-McRae College, October 26, 2012.

FSU Homecoming 2012: Yearbooks and Student Newspapers Online @! From the Chesnutt Library Blog, Fayetteville State University, October 22, 2012.

The Gate Now Available in a Digital Archive, From EKS Libris, News and Notes from the Ethel K. Smith Library at Wingate College, October 5, 2012.

Rob Neufeld, The Highland Messenger, Asheville’s First Newspaper, Sought to Improve the Masses. From The Read on WNC, an online source for discussion about books in the Asheville area, October 3, 2012.

Gigi Krachenfels, Digital Yearbook Project Shows College History, Celebrity Class Pics. On (Chapel Hill, N.C.), August 15, 2012.

WSSU & WFU Year Book Pictues from the 1890’s until 2000’s Now Available Online. From the Camel City Dispatch blog, August 9, 2012.

Ryan Sullivan, NC Yearbook Photos Displayed in New Online Archive. (Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem), August 9, 2012.

North Carolina Digital Yearbook Archive. WLOS ABC 13 (Asheville, N.C.), August 9, 2012.

Eric Townsend, Student Newspapers from Elon’s Early Years Available Online. E-Net (Elon University online news site), June 22, 2012.

Bigger than the 1940 Census . . . Post about the digitization of the Forsyth County Public Library’s 1890 Tax Book. From the North Carolina Room – Forsyth County Public Library blog, April 8, 2012.

Digitized Copies of the Bronco Voice and University YearbooksFSU News (Fayetteville State University News and Information), February 22, 2012.

Q&A with Nicholas Graham of the N. C. Digital Heritage Center. The Editor’s Desk blog, February 8, 2012.

CCCC Yearbooks, History Online. CCCC College News, November 2, 2011.

Wordless Wednesday – DigitalNC and College Yearbooks. From the Conversations with my Ancestors blog, August 24, 2011.

African Roots Podcast #123, August 12, 2011. Includes a mention of the yearbook digitization project.

Yearbooks Now Digitized. Wake Forest School of Medicine news blog, August 12, 2011.

Entire UNC Asheville Yearbook Collection Available Online. UNC Asheville Alumni Association blog, August 11, 2011.

In 1905, it was named Pinafore. Article about the Salem College yearbook digitization from the Life in Forsyth blog, July 29, 2011.

Explore the History and Culture of Davie County — Digital Davie! From the Davie County Blog, March 6, 2011.

North Carolina Central University Yearbooks Now Available Digitally. From the NCCU News blog, January 28, 2011.

Past UNCC Yearbooks Now Accessible. From the UNC Charlotte Library News and Updates blog, January 24, 2011.

Appalachian’s Yearbook, The Rhododendron, Now OnlineAppalachian State University News, June 25, 2010.

A Cavalcade of UNC Yearbooks, Now Online. WRAL TechTalk blog, March 10, 2010.

Cool! U. of North Carolina Digitizes Every Student Yearbook from 1890 through 1966. ResourceBlog, February 17, 2010.

Eric Townsend, Phi Psi Cli Yearbook Archive Hits Cyberspace. E-net (Elon University online news site), December 12, 2009.

Updated December 2023