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Early Newspapers from Chatham County Now Available Online

More than 1,000 early issues of The Chatham Record, a weekly newspaper published in Pittsboro, are now available in the North Carolina Newspapers digital collection.  The papers cover the years 1879 to 1901, a crucial period in North Carolina history as the state emerged from war and reconstruction and engaged in fierce political battles that would resonate throughout the twentieth century.

The Chatham Record covered local businesses and social news, but also had more of a literary bent than many of the papers we’ve worked on. Many issues include poetry and short stories, often featured on the front page.

The Chatham Record was nominated for digitization by the Chatham County Public Library.

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