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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 November 2016


Saint Mary’s Student Blue Books now online

Student Blue Book [1911-1926], page 36

Student Blue Book [1911-1926], page 36

DigitalNC is happy to host nearly 90 years of campus publications from our partner, Saint Mary’s School.

The Student Blue Books could be especially useful for genealogists or historians, as they document the names, activities, and some addresses of the students. The complete run of documents could also be useful for anyone studying change over time in education practices at girls schools.

All of the new items are linked below:

To learn more about the Saint Mary’s School, please visit the contributor page or the homepage. To see more campus publication like these, please visit the North Carolina Yearbooks Collection. Perhaps you’ll find yearbooks from your high school!


20 Years of the Johnstonian-Sun Now Available on DigitalNC

The Johnstonian-Sun, October 30, 1930, page 2

The Johnstonian-Sun, October 30, 1930, page 2

Nearly 20 years of newspapers are included in the latest batch from the Johnston County Heritage Center.

These issues of the Johnstonian-Sun cover the 1930’s through the 1950’s, which were fascinating times in North Carolina. Issues from the 1930’s have a strong focus on business and the local economic temperature, especially in Selma. The depression-era coverage also focused on politics, elections, and party platforms, many of which were printed in the paper weekly. The heading above is featured in several issues. Stories like these could be useful for teachers creating lesson plans centered on elections, demonstrating how every vote counts. The 1940’s issues often have detailed coverage of War World II, both at the local, national, and international level.

The Johnstonian-Sun, July 20, 1933, page 2

The Johnstonian-Sun, July 20, 1933, page 2

The Johnstonian-Sun, October 10, 1940, page 2

The Johnstonian-Sun, October 10, 1940, page 2

There are no known copies of these issues on microfilm and DigitalNC is excited to help make them more accessible.

To learn more about the Johnston County Heritage Center please visit the contributor page or the website. To see more historical newspaper from North Carolina, check out the North Carolina Newspapers Collection.