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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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40 Additional titles from New Bern, Wilmington, Raleigh, Edenton

Header of a Wilmington, North Carolina newspaper titled North-Carolina Gazette from 1765.

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use.

This week’s additions are the following:

  1. The Morning Star (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1867-1901
  2. Carolina Centinel (New Bern, N.C.) – 1818-1822
  3. The Newbernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1843-1848
  4. Newbern Spectator (New Bern, N.C.) – 1834
  5. New Berne Daily Times (New Bern, N.C.) – 1866-1874
  6. The Wilmington Messenger (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1890-1907
  7. The New Era and Commercial Advertiser (New Bern, N.C.) – 1854-1859
  8. Daily Progress (New Bern, N.C.) – 1858-1861
  9. The Carolina Farmer and Morning Star (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1871-1874
  10. The Daily Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1882-1914
  11. The Morning New Bernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1916-1917
  12. The Encyclopedian Instructor and Farmer’s Gazette (Edenton, N.C.) – 1785-1801
  13. The Herald of the Union (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1865
  14. The Daily Herald (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1854-1861
  15. The Weekly Messenger (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1892-1896
  16. The New Bern Sun Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1920-1922
  17. New Berne Weekly Journal (New Bern, N.C.) – 1884-1913
  18. Saturday Record (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1915-1937
  19. North-Carolina Gazette (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1769-1800
  20. The Daily Dispatch (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1865-1866
  21. The New Bernian (New Bern, N.C.) – 1921-1924
  22. North Carolina Christian Advocate (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1874-1909
  23. The Daily Progress (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1862-1864
  24. The Raleigh News (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1872-1880
  25. The Friend of Temperance (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1868-1879
  26. Newbern Sentinel (New Bern, N.C.) – 1834-1837
  27. Weekly Conservative (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1864-1865
  28. The Farmer and Mechanic (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1905
  29. The Raleigh Microcosm (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1838-1843
  30. The Morning Post (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1897-1899
  31. The Harbinger (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1902-1904
  32. The Daily Evening Visitor (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1892-1893
  33. The Raleigh Evening Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1905-1908
  34. The Evening Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1908-1910
  35. The Raleigh Daily Times (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1910
  36. The Progressive Farmer (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1906-1922
  37. The Wilmington Post (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1867-1877
  38. The Evening Dispatch (Wilmington, N.C.) – 1914
  39. The Evening Visitor (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1879-1881
  40. The Friend and Templar (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1876-1880

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


This Week’s 25 New Newspaper Titles – New Bern, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Goldsboro

Header for Wilmington, N.C. newspaper The Carolina Farmer & Morning star, August 26, 1870

Over the next year, we’ll be adding millions of newspaper images to DigitalNC. These images were originally digitized a number of years ago in a partnership with Newspapers.com. That project focused on scanning microfilmed papers published before 1923 held by the North Carolina Collection in Wilson Special Collections Library. While you can currently search all of those pre-1923 issues on Newspapers.com, over the next year we will also make them available in our newspaper database as well. This will allow you to search that content alongside the 2 million pages already on our site – all completely open access and free to use. 

Here are this week’s additions:

If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


52 Newspaper titles from NDNP available on DigitalNC

The header for a Raleigh, N.C. newspaper from 1865 titled Journal of Freedom.

This week we are sharing the second installment of titles on DigitalNC that were brought to us by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in a cooperative effort with the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries.

The NDNP is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress with the intention of creating a vast, searchable database of newspapers and other historical documents. You can currently search all of the NDNP issues on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website. Those same issues will be available on our newspaper database, allowing you to search that content alongside the other papers on DigitalNC.  The week’s titles are the following:

This concludes the list of newspapers that we are sharing from the NDNP. If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.


33 Titles from NDNP now available on DigitalNC

The title image for the Progressive Farmer, a farming weekly based out of Raleigh, N.C.

Starting this week, we will have an update every Friday on new titles being added to our newspaper collection during a year-long project to bring already digitized content from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and Newspapers.com onto the DigitalNC newspaper platform. 

This week we are sharing a list of the many new titles on DigitalNC that were brought to us by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in conjunction with the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries. The NDNP is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress with the intention of creating a vast, searchable database of newspapers and other historical documents. While you can currently search all of the NDNP issues on the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website, adding those same issues to our  newspaper database will allow you to search that content alongside the other papers on DigitalNC.  The titles in this batch include:

Over the next few weeks we will be uploading more newspapers from NDNP. If you want to see all of the newspapers we have available on DigitalNC, you can find them here. Thanks to UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries for permission to and support for adding all of this content as well as the content to come. We also thank the North Caroliniana Society for providing funding to support staff working on this project.