Thanks to our partner Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, we now have new editions of yearbooks from Mecklenburg County Schools up on our website. We have the 1968 editions of East Wind, the East Mecklenburg High School yearbook; Somecka, the South Mecklenburg High School Yearbook; Ships & Cuts from Garinger High School; The Torch from Olympic High School, The Acorn from Harding University High School; Lion from West Charlotte High School; Post Script from Charlotte Country Day School; Mustang from Myers Park High School; Tomahawk from West Mecklenburg High School; and Spirit of ’68 from Independence Senior High School.
Front cover of the 1968 edition of Somecka, the yearbook for South Mecklenburg High School in Pineville, North Carolina.
You can see yearbooks and a number of other items we’ve scanned for Charlotte Mecklenburg Library on their contributor page. For more information about this partner, visit their website.
Thanks to our partner, University of Mount Olive, DigitalNC welcomes 61 issues of a new church newspaper called The Free Will Baptist, which span the years 1874 – 1913.
In 1873 the General Conference of the North Carolina Free Will Baptists authorized editor and proprietor E. Robert Ellis to print this weekly newspaper in Fremont, N.C. for the benefit of the denomination, although it was originally called The Free Will Baptist Advocate. Over the course of its publication history, the paper’s location was moved to at least four other North Carolina cities — including Toisnot (now known as Elm City, not included in this batch), New Bern, Ormondsville, and Ayden. After 1880 when the paper was again publishing in Fremont, N.C., the word “advocate” was dropped from its name. This would be the community paper’s second and final name change.
The publications regularly feature poetry, sermons, editorial pieces…
…and of course, advertisements:
The ‘Locals’ section offers a fascinating look into the comings and goings of the community this newspaper served.
Clipping from ‘Locals’ section of The Free Will Baptist, Vol 19, Iss. 11
View the entire collection of the Free Will Baptist at DigitalNC!
Nearly sixty additional issues of The Charlotte Post have been added to DigitalNC. These new issues, from 1998 to 2006, were added to existing issues from 1930 to 1934 and 1971 to 1997. In total, DigitalNC is proud to host nearly 1000 issues of The Charlotte Post, showcasing Charlotte’s strong legacy of journalism in its African American communities. We are thankful to Johnson C. Smith University for their partnership in providing these papers.
This latest batch includes more of the same great content from The Charlotte Post, documenting Charlotte’s communities as well as issues from across the state, country, and world.
Some digital “clippings” are shared below:
DigitalNC is thankful to our partner Johnson C. Smith University for working with us to provide digital access to The Charlotte Post. To view all digitized issues of this paper, click here. For more information about Johnson C. Smith University, visit their partner page here or their website here.