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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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New Newspapers from the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Charlotte added to DigitalNC

Plan for Shalom Park Expansion Project, December 2001.

Plan for Shalom Park Expansion Project, December 2001.

Newspapers from The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Charlotte located at the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center have been added to DigitalNC. The new additions to The Charlotte Jewish News run from January 2000 to December 2008, filling in gaps from the editions we previously digitized, which run from 1979 to 2013. You can browse by year and see newspapers in a calendar view at DigitalNC as well as use keywords to search.

Ground is broken for the Shalom Park Expansion in April 2002 with families from the community participating.

Ground is broken for the Shalom Park Expansion in April 2002.

The Charlotte Jewish News covers news stories relating to the Jewish community in Charlotte, such as holidays, events, awards, education, arts, fundraisers, speakers, clubs, and travel. With decades of newspapers digitized, you can follow stories as they unfold, such as the expansion of the Shalom Park. Plans were published in the December 2001 issue, ground was broken in April 2002, a map of the Shalom Park expansion and renovation projects was published in June 2002, and in January 2004 the paper reviewed what had been built and what new features were to come.

 

You can learn more about the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Charlotte from their contributor page or the website for the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library and Resource Center.


New Yearbooks from the Wake Forest School of Medicine

Wake Forest Medical School class of 2015

Wake Forest Medical School class of 2015.

We have uploaded four new yearbooks from the Wake Forest School of Medicine. The yearbooks, called “Grey Matter,” are from 2012 to 2015. They feature medical students and PA students as well as faculty. The yearbooks include student photos, white coat ceremonies, match day, clubs, student groups, intramural sports, and various events.

These four yearbooks join 73 others from the Wake Forest School of Medicine, the earliest from 1943. The Wake Forest School of Medicine was founded in 1902 with the goals of “teaching excellence in clinical medicine, promoting strong clinical and basic research, rendering exemplary patient care and stressing service to the community.” You can learn more about the school on their website and see more content from them and older blog posts on their contributors page.


More photographs added from Benson Museum of Local History

Easter Egg Hunt circa 1950.

Easter Egg Hunt, circa 1950.

More photographs from the Benson Museum of Local History have been added to DigitalNC. These 168 photographs join 339 previously uploaded images. They depict daily life in Benson, North Carolina, and many of the same families and places from previous uploads appear again. You can see a variety of people and places, including citizens of Benson, local businesses, homes, parades, performing arts, sports, students, churches, and drawings. Most of the photographs are from the twentieth century.

You can see more from the Benson Museum of Local History on their contributor page and learn more about them on their website. You can also view more blog posts about the Benson Museum of Local History.

Benson

First Mule Day Parade, circa 1950.


New Architectural Photographs from Rockingham Community College

Glencoe School in Rockingham County, photograph taken in 1980.

Glencoe School in New Bethel Township, Rockingham County; photograph taken in 1980.

200 more slides from Rockingham Community College’s architecture slide collection have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. The slides show early architecture around Rockingham County, including houses, barns, farms, schools, banks, mills, and tobacco factories. Taken in the early 1980s, these photographs include multiple exterior as well as interior views of the buildings. Some of buildings still stand today and others no longer exist, but location, owners’ names, and building dates are included in the descriptions of the photographs.

You can learn more about these slides and the architecture depicted  in the Guide to the Early Rockingham County Architecture Slide Collection. See more from Rockingham Community College on the contributor page and learn more on their website.


The Peeps form a Witch Club

Peep witch club.

The peep witch club.

Witches Club, Presbyterian College for Women, 1910.

Witches Club, Presbyterian College for Women, 1910.

In celebration of the beginning of Spring, we decided to recreate a favorite yearbook photo at DigitalNC. The photograph is of a students’ Witches Club, and it comes from the 1910 yearbook “The Edelweiss,” from the Presbyterian College for Women, a precursor to Queens University of Charlotte. You can read more about it in a past blog post.

Inspired by other libraries, we created our own peep diorama, complete with cauldron, broomsticks, hats, and a cat to celebrate one of the many great North Carolina school clubs on DigitalNC.

 

 

 


More Photos from Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum Added to DigitalNC

A third batch of photos provided by the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. These photographs and newspaper clippings are about the athletes and coaches in Wilson, including teams from Darden High, Speight High School, and Frederick Douglass High School, as well as hall of fame members. The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum is located in Wilson, North Carolina and has artifacts relating to the contributions of African Americans to Wilson.

Past blog posts about items from the museum can be seen here and here. You can view more from the Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum on their contributor page and learn more about them on their website.

Darden High "Trojans" 1938-1941

Darden High “Trojans” 1938-1941.


New Scrapbooks from Surry Community College

Clipping from The Mount Airy News in the Surry Community College Scrapbook November 1980-July 1985.

Clipping from The Mount Airy News in the Surry Community College Scrapbook November 1980-July 1985.

21 scrapbooks from Surry Community College have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. Surry Community College is located in Dobson, North Carolina and serves Surry and Yadkin Counties. These are the first scrapbooks we have digitized from Surry Community College; they contain clippings about the college from various local and state newspapers, including events, activities, athletics, arts, funding, awards, students, teachers, and classes. One scrapbook was made by Louise Anderson, a visiting artist at Surry from 1982 to 1984 who participated in the storytelling festival. The scrapbooks date from 1964 to 2007, covering forty years of Surry’s history.

All of the scrapbooks from Surry Community College can be viewed here, plus we have digitized yearbooks for Surry in the past, which can be viewed here. You can see more from Surry Community College on their contributor page and learn more about them on their website.


New Randolph County Scrapbook added to DigitalNC

Members of the Woman's Club in High Point, NC hold a groundbreaking for their new building.

Members of the Woman’s Club in High Point, NC hold a groundbreaking for their new building.

A new scrapbook from Randolph County Public Library has been digitized and added to DigitalNC. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from 1970 to 1978. The clippings are about Randolph County, including news articles and photographs about events, clubs, sports, arts, personality profiles, the woman’s club, a library opening, wedding announcements, anniversaries, and obituaries.

View more scrapbooks, as well as yearbooks and newspapers, from Randolph County Public Library on DigitalNC, and learn more about the library on their website.


New Salem College Newspapers added to DigitalNC

"Nine Students Jailed," an article from February 21, 1974 reads. The students were "enacting a social deviance experiment" in order to test "the effectiveness of violence on the college administration."

“Nine Students Jailed,” an article from May 10, 1973 reads. The students were “enacting a social deviance experiment” in order to test “the effectiveness of violence on the college administration.” Click the image to read the full article.

New issues from The Salemite have been added to DigitalNC. The Salemite is the Salem College Student Newspaper, continuously published under that name since 1920. Salem College was founded in 1772 in Winston-Salem and is one of the oldest women’s colleges in the United States. The newly digitized issues are from 1970 through 1978. They focus on student life, events, athletics, arts, clubs, announcements, and news. In the image above, students were arrested for conducting a social experiment to see how the school’s administration would react to a riot.

You can view all of the digitized issues of the Salem College Student Newspaper, from 1920 to 1990. View more from Salem College here, and learn more about the school on their website.


Yearbooks from Forsyth County Added to DigitalNC

From Carver High School yearbook, Hi-Lite, 1949.

“New Farmers of America,” from the Carver High School yearbook, Hi-Lite, 1949.

Eleven new yearbooks provided by Forsyth County Public Library have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. All eleven are from Carver High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, dating from 1949 to 1969. The yearbook was titled “Hi-Lite” until 1949, then “Yellow Jacket” from 1950 onward. Carver High School is a historically black school founded in 1936 and still open today; the yearbooks include photographs of students, staff, class activities, athletics, clubs, and superlatives.

You can view more yearbooks from Forsyth County Public Library, including books from Carver High School and Richard J. Reynolds High School, on DigitalNC. Plus you can see more materials from Forsyth County Public Library, including yearbooks, city directories, memorabilia, and photographs.