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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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Ladies Steal the Show in the New Yearbooks from Cabarrus County Public Library

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The Girls Basketball Team from Kannapolis High School, 1928

Cabarrus County Public Library’s newest contributions to DigitalNC include nearly 90 high school yearbooks. They range from the the mid-1920’s through the early 1960’s, the edge of DigitalNC’s 50 year date embargo for yearbooks. Each gives a unique look at the culture of young people during the period, especially that of young women

From the cropped bobs of the 20’s to the big bouffants of the 60’s, the yearbooks are galleries of teenagers displaying their most fashionable styles for the camera. From the basketball court to the band, high school girls marked the change in style over the decades, even in small towns in North Carolina.

Check out all the fashion and cultural changes throughout high schools in North Carolina by browsing the North Carolina Yearbooks Collection.

You can see all of the recently added yearbooks from Cabarrus County below:

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Letter girls from the A.L. Brown High School Band, 1965

To see more items from Cabarrus County Public Library, visit their contributor’s page or their website.


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