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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 July 2011

Greensboro World War II Base Newspapers Available Online

Cover of The Rotator from December 21, 1945I’m excited to announce a new addition to the North Carolina Newspapers collection: a complete run of newspapers from the Basic Training Camp and Overseas Relocation Depot, located in Greensboro during World War II, is now available on DigitalNC. The newspapers are from the collections of the Greensboro Historical Museum.

The base saw more than 330,000 soldiers pass through between 1943 and its closing in 1946. The base newspaper began publication in March 1943 and ran through September 1946, producing a total of 176 issues. The newspaper documented all aspects of life on the base, especially the social and sporting activities of the enlisted men. We’ll post a few highlights and interesting photos from the paper over the next few weeks.

[Update, January 2015. This newspaper can be viewed online in the Greensboro Historical Newspapers collection, hosted by UNC-Greensboro.]

Chowan College French Club, 1915

Happy Bastille Day, from the 1915 Chowan College French Club.

Image from the 1915 Chowanoka yearbook of Le Petit Restaurant du Cafe de la Paix

Le Petit Restaurant du Cafe de la Paix (1915)

It doesn’t quite recall Paris, but I’m sure that the makeshift “Le Petit Restaurant du Cafe de la Paix” was a fine place to pass an afternoon.

The image above is from the 1915 Chowan College (now Chowan University) yearbook, the Chowanoka.

Salem College Yearbooks Now Available Online

Student yearbooks from Salem College are now available on DigitalNC. Ranging in date from 1905 to 2009, there are 102 volumes accessible online.

Located in historic Old Salem, Salem College traces its origins back to 1772 and is recognized as the oldest women’s college in the nation by founding date.

Salem College varsity basketball team, 1927.