Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

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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Viewing entries posted in November 2010

Historic Medical Supplies

Medical Instrument Case
A few doctor’s items from the Orange County Historical Museum have been added to DigitalNC. These items belonged to Dr. Edmund Strudwick, a physician and surgeon from Hillsborough, N.C. I don’t envy the people on whom Dr. Strudwick worked with those scary suturing needles, but it would be pretty neat to have your doctor arrive on horseback with all of his supplies in tow in a specially constructed medical saddlebag.

Fayetteville State University Yearbooks Available on DigitalNC

Student yearbooks from Fayetteville State University are now available on DigitalNC. The online collection includes 53 volumes, spanning the years 1947, when the school was still known as Fayetteville State Teachers College, to 2009.

Learn more about the history of Fayetteville State at the website for the Archives & Special Collections in the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.

Fayettevillian, 1964

Golf! And So Much More…

Jack Nicklaus at the World Golf Open Championship
New photographs from the Tufts Archives (Pinehurst, N.C.) featuring professional and amateur golfers are now available on DigitalNC. These photographs bear witness to Pinehurst’s prominence as a mecca for golf enthusiasts during the early part of the twentieth century, and depict legendary figures such as Sam Snead, Bobby Jones, Glenna Collett Vare, Jack Nicklaus, and Peggy Kirk Bell.

But while Pinehurst may be best known for golf, other photographs show a lot of other activity happening there as well, including horse racing, boxing matches, dog shows, archery, costume balls, and more. There’s even a picture of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his wooden companion, Charlie McCarthy.

Durham Urban Renewal Records Now Online

A large collection of property appraisals and photographs from the Durham Urban Renewal Records in the Durham County Library is now available on DigitalNC. The online collection contains nearly 1,500 items, most of which are photographs and appraisals for properties slated for demolition during renewal projects in the 1960s and 1970s. These records provide a fascinating look at the history of Durham, enabling users to view and study houses and even whole neighborhoods that no longer exist.

Learn more about the collection — and Durham history in general — at the North Carolina Collection in the Durham County Library.

 Photograph, 102-104 W Main Street, 107 N Mangum Street

Walgreen Drugs at 102-104 W Main Street, 107 N Mangum Street