Digital Collections and Online Exhibits
The North Carolina Digital Collection (NCDC) is a joint project of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina. The goal of the North Carolina Digital Collections is to support instructional and research needs related to the history and culture of North Carolina. As a collaborative effort, this project brings together items held in the physical collections of the State Archives and State Library of North Carolina in order to allow seamless searching across both collections, with a primary focus on documentary and state government information from and about North Carolina.
Current digital collections with State Archives content include:
Special Online Exhibits
Black Mountain College was an experimental school located in Black Mountain, North Carolina. The college was established in 1933 by John A. Rice and others, many of whom were former students and faculty from Rollins College in Florida. The purpose of the college was to educate the whole person, with an emphasis on the role of the arts and creative thinking. Black Mountain College itself was owned by the faculty, with students playing a significant role in the decision making process. This page provides links to various BMC related resources including finding aids, academic transcript information, and photographs available through both Flickr and the North Carolina Digital Collections.
In 2010, the State Archives of North Carolina formed a committee to plan, coordinate, and encourage participation in the Archives' portion of the larger Office of Archives and History/Dept. of Cultural Resources observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Many of the materials on this page have their origin in the work of that committee, including the NC Civil War 150 blog and the digitized materials available through the North Carolina Digital Collections.
The State Archives of North Carolina created this website to share newly developed materials with the public - most notably North Carolina's educators and students. The site includes five episodes from North Carolina’s rich history for students to explore and includes companion lesson plans and other resources for teachers. The website was created by Carrie Misenheimer, the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Program intern working in the Information Management Branch during the Summer of 2009
Flickr is a photo management and sharing application that allows users to post, tag, search and comment on their own photographs and videos and the photos and videos of others. Both the State Archives and the Outer Banks History Center have photostreams that allow the public to search and interact with some of our most popular photographic materials. Although a large amount of our materials are available through Flickr and other tools, many more are not currently available online.
For more information about our photographic materials, please contact the State Archives Non-Textual Materials Unit, the Outer Banks History Center, the Western Regional Archives, or search our online catalog, MARS.
The resources gathered here will give you a glimpse into the experiences of North Carolinians during “The Great War” and point you to other related materials available in the collections of the State Archives of North Carolina, including finding aids and digitized materials presented as part of the North Carolina Digital Collections.
A more extensive list of online tools is available on our main Digital Collections and Publications page.
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