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 April 2011

Driverless Car Parade

These photos, from the Transylvania County Library, are both labeled “Driverless Car Parade, 1937.” What in the world is a driverless car parade? The cars, as far as I can tell, have drivers. Any ideas?

Saint Augustine’s College Yearbooks Available on DigitalNC

A photo of students in St. Augustine's College's sociology club
Student yearbooks from Saint Augustine’s College (now Saint Augustine’s University) in Raleigh are now available on The fifty-one volumes range in date from 1934 to 2002. As an added bonus for Falcon alumni and fans, there are also four football programs from 2002 available to browse online.

April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, and just in case you’re planning a party to celebrate, the April 23rd, 1953 issue of the Raeford News-Journal has some suggestions for refreshments (page 5). According to the “Kitchen Clatter” column, April Fool’s Day surprises need not be unpleasant (such as salt in the sugar bowl or chocolate-covered onions). Instead, delight your guests with the “exceedingly pleasant” recipe for “Surprise Meat Devils”, which consist primarily of corn flakes and ground beef. Depending on your gastronomic preferences, however, these might turn out to be a little bit of an April Fool’s joke after all.