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Archive for August, 2008

North Carolina Maps

I’m excited to announce the release of the beta site for North Carolina Maps, the historic map digitization project by the North Carolina State Archives, UNC-Chapel Hill University Library, and Outer Banks History Center. The site currently includes over 750 maps, primarily from the State Archives and the North Carolina Collection. Maps from the Outer […]

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Four UNC alums recently recreated Hinton James’s famous walk to Chapel Hill in 1795. See the following news story and video for more details: UNC grads walk from beach to campus to honor first student.

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A few weeks ago I added a blog entry about Wonderland, North Carolina. Well, there are Wonderlands popping up all over the place now. The cover of In Cloudland, Mayview Park, Blowing Rock, North Carolina (a promotional item for W. L. Alexander’s Mayview Park development, near Blowing Rock) recently caught my attention. When I flipped […]

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At the end of July 2008 thousands of people gathered in Denver, North Carolina, for the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting. The oldest continuing camp meeting in North Carolina, Rock Springs traces its roots to a meeting held at Rehobeth Methodist Church in Lincoln County in 1794. Camp meetings grew out of the isolation of […]

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I am sure Joseph Seawell Jones, a.k.a. “Shocco,” would be astounded at the numerous negative answers to the question posed above. For those of us “so far behind in the spirit of the age-the march of mind-the progress of scienceā€¦,” never fear. The author “through sheer compassion for [our] ignorance” provides us with a description […]

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Twenty-three years ago today, the online catalog was introduced in UNC’s Davis Library. This image shows several library employees happily exploring the new system, with the old card catalog hanging out in the background. We’ve still got our trusty card catalog here in the North Carolina Collection, though most (about 90%) of our holdings have […]

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NC and the 19th Amendment

Read about North Carolina and the 19th Amendment at “This Month in North Carolina History — North Carolina and the Women’s Suffrage Amendment.”

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This Month in North Carolina History When the Nineteenth Amendment came before the North Carolina legislature in August 1920, it was not the first time the state’s leaders had considered allowing women to vote. In February 1897, a bill for women’s suffrage had been introduced in the state senate by J.L. Hyatt, a Republican from […]

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