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Archive for September, 2009

We’ve got a postcard featuring an exhibit about African Americans in North Carolina at the 1907 Jamestown Exhibition. The NC State Legislature granted $5,000 to develop the exhibit. You can see other NC postcards from the Jamestown Ter-centennial Exposition here.

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Musicians United for Safe Energy, or MUSE, was founded shortly after the Three Mile Island accident to oppose nuclear energy. MUSE organized a series of “No Nukes” concerts in New York in September 1979. Rolling Stone devoted a cover to the headliners (including James Taylor depicted with his hand atop the head of wife Carly […]

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Every student at UNC knows Frank Porter Graham. Even if they’re unaware of his status as UNC president, or his tumultuous Senate race against Willis Smith in 1950, they’ve heard his name, which was bestowed on the student union. What I didn’t know until recently (and suspect most other students don’t), is that Frank Porter […]

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Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a syndicated column called  “My Day,” and they are brief, diary-like entries that contain her observations and experiences.  This column twice featured her opinions of the South.  On February 4, 1950, she commented broadly on the “signs of poverty and unhappiness” that occur in the South.  And she specifically references a trip […]

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It has been a while since I have posted on the NC Miscellany Blog, so let me begin by introducing myself again; my name is Patrick Cullom and I am a visual materials archivist who processes photographic materials in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.  I am very pleased to be able to announce that […]

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Death noted: David Henderson, 94, in Charlotte. In 1936 Henderson drew what was likely the first of innumerable published caricatures of Richard Nixon. It appeared on a banquet program recognizing classmate Nixon as president of the Duke University student bar association. Caption: ”Our New Prexy ‘Nose’ All.”

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One of our staff members recently found A Calendar of and Guide to All the Fall and Winter Shindigs Going on in North Carolina (Fall/Winter 1975). Since I was born in 1975 (yes, I’m trying make some of you feel old!), I thought I would see what happened on this day in 1975. September 14, […]

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Ney-sayers keep their theory alive

What was it about Peter Stewart Ney, believed by some to be a fugitive Napoleonic marshal passing as a Rowan County schoolmaster, that inspired such fascination? Has any other North Carolinian ever been the subject of so many biographies, however questionable? They just keep coming, from “Historic Doubts as to the Execution of Marshal Ney” […]

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The first twelve volumes (published 1912 – 1924) of the Carolina Alumni Review are being digitized by UNC’s Scribe scanner and will be freely available online through the Internet Archive.  You can view them here. Established in December 2007, the Scribe Digitization Program is a partnership between the UNC University Library and the Open Content […]

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On behalf of the NCC’s Photographic Archives, North Carolina Miscellany is proud to announce the release of their new digital collection, the Hugh Morton Collection of Photographs & Films! Click on the image above to be taken into the collection, and be sure to also check out their blog, A View to Hugh.

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