Historical NC Newspapers Selected for Digitization

Back in August I shared news that NC would be contributing papers to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America digitized newspaper portal.  The final title selections have now been made and announced on the North Carolina Miscellany blog of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

newspaperNewspapers selected will cover Buncombe, Cherokee, Chowan, Craven, Cumberland, Durham, Guilford, Henderson, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Pasquotank, Sampson, Vance, Wake, and Watauga counties.

The full list of 21 titles is on the NC Miscellany blog post.  These are going to span 1836-1922 and there are sure to be many gems among their pages.  All 100,000 pages planned for this phase should be online by Summer 2014. Stay tuned for more info as they start to get digitized!

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4 thoughts on “Historical NC Newspapers Selected for Digitization

  1. Great news, just wish that there were more Eastern NC newspapers being done as the Eastern part of NC Is full of burned counties and records are few and far between if they exist at all.

    • Hi Valerie – these papers will be posted to the Chronicling America website and from my past experience, I know the site works well on ipads. I’ve not tried it on other types of devices. I am sure the Library of Congress team wishes to make the content as accessible as possible though!

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