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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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Ahoskie Woman’s Club Scrapbooks Now Available

Thanks to our partner, the Ahoskie Woman’s Club, a batch containing three new scrapbooks have been added to our website. These scrapbooks contain beautiful watercolor paintings, newspaper clippings about the town of Ahoskie, Junior Woman’s Club events, and more. 

Scrapbook page discussing the Junior Woman's Club Valentine danceTo learn more about the Ahoskie Woman’s Club, please visit their website

To view more scrapbooks, please click here.


Pamlico Community College Documents and Photographs Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Pamlico Community College, documents and photographs chronicling the history of Pamlico Community College are now available on our website.  This batch includes meeting minutes for the first organizational meeting of the Pamlico County Technical Institute Unit, a facility dedication and open house program for the college’s new permanent location, 1973-1975 course catalog, and photos from the college’s early years. 

President of Pamlico Technical Institute, now Pamlico Community College, Paul Johnson wields a shovel at the groundbreaking for the college's permanent location.

President of the college wields a shovel at the groundbreaking for the college’s permanent location.

Students and faculty standing on the lawn at the new Pamlico Technical College building representing various areas of study.

Students and faculty on the lawn of the new building.

To learn more about Pamlico Community College, please visit their website.

For more information on other North Carolina community colleges, please visit our community college collections


Wake County Public Libraries: A Souvenir Centennial History: 1901-2001 Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Olivia Raney Local History Library, the Wake County Public Libraries: A Souvenir Centennial History: 1901-2001 is now available on our website.  In this book, Roy C. Dicks outlines the one hundred year history of the Olivia Raney Library and establishing of the Wake County Public Libraries. 

Family and their dog looking at books in the library's bookmobile.

To learn more about the Olivia Raney Local Historical Library, visit their site here


Columbia High School 1956 and 1957 Yearbooks Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Tyrrell County Public Library, the 1956 and 1957 issues of the Columbia High School yearbook are now available on our website.

The Columbia High School 1956 will and testament page.

Last will and testament page from the 1956 Columbia High School yearbook.

For more information about the Tyrrell County Pubic Library, please visit their website.

For more yearbooks from across North Carolina, visit our yearbook collection.


R. B. Paschal Diary Transcript Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Chatham County Public Library, a transcript of R.B. Paschal’s diary entries dating from 1860-1861 and 1863-1864 are now available on our website.

In 1854, R.B. Paschal was elected the Chatham County Sheriff and served six consecutive terms.  In addition to his career as sheriff, Paschal served in the House of Delegates in 1865 and North Carolina Senate in 1866. Entries are brief and focus mainly on the weather, daily activities mostly related to farming, and sometimes news of the war.  The diary as a whole gives a window into how the Civil War affected Chatham County directly, with accounts of local men who were arriving back from fighting or taken prisoner of war.  It also includes accounts of Paschal overseeing the trade of enslaved people in Chatham County, a reminder of the duties assigned to the position of sheriff.  Place names and people’s names, white and black, are included in the diary.   

A page of R.B. Paschal's diary entries from late August to early October.

A page from the R.B. Pashcal diary transcript.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Chatham County Public Library, please visit their website

More information about the diary and R. B. Paschal can be found here.


Columbia High School and Tyrrell High School Yearbooks Now Available

Thanks to our partner, Tyrrell County Public Library, a batch of yearbooks from two Tyrrell County high schools are now available on our website. This batch includes yearbooks from Columbia High School and African American high school, Tyrrell High School, spanning from 1941 to 1962. 

Columbia High School

Tyrrell High School 

Freshman title page

Columbia High School’s 1954 yearbook freshmen title page with an image that shows a student walking the plank with the tempestuous seas of high school below.

For more information about the Tyrrell County Pubic Library, please visit their website.

For more yearbooks from across North Carolina, visit our yearbook collection.


New Batch of Catalogs and Bulletins from HBCUs Now Available

Thanks to our partner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a new batch of catalogs and bulletins from Chowan University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Shaw University are now available on our website. This batch fills in previously missing issues from 1898 to 1970.  All 5 schools are historically black college and universities and this helps fill in gaps on DigitalNC from HBCUs in North Carolina.

Picture of College of Arts and Sciences graduates.

Picture of Biddle University, now Johnson C. Smith University, College of Arts and Sciences graduates.

For more information about the universities, please visit their websites below.