Back in August, we announced our annual call for microfilmed newspaper digitization. We asked institutions throughout North Carolina to nominate papers they’d like to see added to DigitalNC. As it is every year, it was an incredibly tough choice – we are typically able to choose between 40-60 reels out of over a thousand nominated. This year we’ve chosen the following titles and years.
|Black Mountain News||1945-1948||Swannanoa Valley Museum|
|Carolinian (Raleigh)||1959-1972||Olivia Raney Local History Library|
|Dunn Daily Record||1950-1962||Dunn History Musem|
|Eastern Carolina News||1898||Trenton Public Library / Neuse Regional Library|
|Goldsboro News||1923-1927||Wayne County Public Library|
|Tryon Daily Bulletin||1928-1942||Polk County Public Libraries|
|Tyrrell County Herald/Progress/Times||1928; 1944-1945||Tyrrell County Library|
|Tyrrell Tribune||1939-1941||Tyrrell County Library|
|Zebulon Record||1925-1956||Little River Historical Society|
For our selection criteria, we prioritize newspapers that document underrepresented communities, new titles, papers that come from a county that currently has little representation on DigitalNC, and papers nominated by new partners. After selection, we ask the partners to secure permission for digitization and, if that’s successful, they make it into the final list above.
We hope to have these titles coming online in the first half of 2020. If your title didn’t make it this year don’t despair! We welcome repeat submissions, and plan on sending out another call in Fall 2020.