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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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Scrapbooks from Ocracoke added to DigitalNC

Illustrations of local plant and animal life in Ocracoke, from "Historic Ocracoke."

Illustrations of local plant and animal life in Ocracoke.

Ocracoke Preservation Society

Ocracoke Lighthouse and plane, 1952.

Park Service plans for project in Outer Banks.

Park Service plans for project in Outer Banks, July 1952.

Nine scrapbooks from Ocracoke, North Carolina have been digitized and added to DigitalNC. From the Ocracoke Preservation Society, these scrapbooks range from the 1940s to 1980s and include photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, booklets, drawings, letters, maps, short stories, and histories about Ocracoke. The newspaper articles are often about local people and families, events, and news such as park projects and ferries opening. The brochures and booklets are typically informational, about nature, animals, boats, and lighthouses on the Outer Banks and Ocracoke Island . The 1955-1981 scrapbook in particular features information about lighthouses and lighthouse keepers and ships and sailors. The 1956-1980 scrapbook is full of photographs from Ocracoke, including buildings, houses, ships, and the lighthouse. All of the scrapbooks are listed below:

Ocracoke Preservation Society

Ocracoke, 1952.

These materials were contributed by the Ocracoke Preservation Society, which works to preserve the cultural and historical heritage of Ocracoke Island. You can view more from the Ocracoke Preservation Society through their contributor page or on their website.

4th of July pony penning.

4th of July pony penning.

Coast Guard Station, Ocracoke.

Coast Guard Station on Ocracoke Island.


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