New scrapbooks contributed by Granville County Public Library have been digitized and are now on DigitalNC. Five of these scrapbooks are from the Francis B. Hays Collection, joining the 92 previously digitized scrapbooks made by Hays about Oxford and Granville County, North Carolina. The scrapbooks are focused on topics such as pharmacies in Granville County, the bar and lawyers, medicine and sexuality, mayor and board elections, and the Oxford Orphan Asylum. We have also digitized three new scrapbooks by Johnnie and Floyd Parker, which include cards, newspaper clippings, obituaries, weddings, graduations, World War II news, postcards, diary entries, and photographs. The 1968 scrapbook focuses on UNC basketball in particular, including the Parkers’ trip to Los Angeles for the championship game. Johnnie Parker consistently wrote down scores and updated brackets for basketball games. Following are the links to the newly digitized scrapbooks.
- Hays Scrapbook Vol. 94: Druggists
- Hays Scrapbook Vol. 95: Oxford Bar
- Hays Scrapbook Vol. 96: Medicine and Sexuality
- Hays Scrapbook Vol. 97: Oxford Mayor and Board
- Hays Scrapbook Vol. 98: Oxford Orphanage
- Parker Scrapbook [1941-1944]
- Parker Scrapbook [1956-1967]
- Parker Scrapbook [February 1968-December 1968]
The contributor page of Granville County Public Library has more materials from them, including scrapbooks, photographs, yearbooks, and newspapers. There is an exhibit page dedicated to the Francis B. Hays Collection, where you can browse by topics like Oxford and Granville County church histories, families, marriages, obituaries, schools, and businesses. You can learn more about the Granville County Public Library through their website.