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Archive for October 19th, 2009

Today is the 80th anniversary of Wilson Library’s dedication. Enjoy the picture below from 1929. If you would like to read more on the history of Wilson Library, see the following web site: Louis Round Wilson Library: An Enduring Monument to Learning.

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Celebrate Archives Week!

Governor Bev Perdue has proclaimed October 19-25, 2009, as Archives Week in North Carolina. The State Archives in Raleigh is hosting several events to celebrate the week. Read more about them here: http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/archives_week/index.htm. Go out and hug an archivist today.

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Until William Jennings Bryan’s 1896 campaign against William McKinley, presidential candidates seldom left home in search of votes. Stumping was left to surrogates. Although Bryan lost (and then lost and lost again), his willingness to hit the trail changed American politics forever. This passage from American Heritage magazine (April/May 1980) suggests that Marion Butler, the […]

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