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 300+ nominated. This year we’ve chosen the following titles and years.
|The Alleghany Times / News / Star-Times (Sparta, N.C.)||1933-1947||Alleghany County Public Library|
|The Charlotte Labor Journal and Dixie Farm News (Charlotte, N.C.)||1939-1953||UNC Charlotte|
|The Daily Record (Dunn, N.C.)||1963-1965||Campbell University|
|The Eagle (Cherryville, N.C.)||1942-1954||Cherryville Historical Museum|
|The Highlander (Highlands, N.C.)||1937-1978||Highlands Historical Society|
|The Kings Mountain Herald (Kings Mountain, N.C.)||1958||Mauney Memorial Library|
|North Carolina Catholic (Nazareth, N.C.)||1946-1968||Catholic Diocese of Raleigh|
|The Roanoke News (Weldon, N.C.)||1923-1944||Halifax County Library System|
|The Valdese News (Valdese, N.C.)||1938-1950||Burke County Public Library|
|The Yadkin Ripple (Fort Bend, N.C.)||1893-1944||Yadkin County Public Library|
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 2022.