Greetings from the Technical Services Department in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives (NCCPA)! We are very pleased to announce the launch of a new feature now available with finding aids for selected collections in the NCCPA. This feature has been specifically designed to provide researchers access to NCCPA materials that have been digitized in recent months and years. The ordering processes remain the same and researchers interested in requesting reproductions for use should contact the North Carolina Collection Reference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon arrival at any one of the finding aids for collections with this feature, a box will appear at the top of the page indicating that the collection has digital materials available. The link in the box opens the Digital NCCPA ContentDM site in another window. This site is not a “typical” digital collection with an introduction and detailed information about the creator and collection; rather it is designed to display digital material available at that time associated with the collection. Researchers should consult finding aids for more detailed information about these collections.
The following collections have digital content available:
P0006: Frances B. Johnston Collection
P0015: Jack J. Kearins Collection
P0016: Ben Moore Patrick Photographic Collection
P0017: Adeline Denham McCall Photographic Collection
P0020: Elmer D. Johnson Photographic Collection
P0027: U.S. Navy Pre-flight School,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
P0031: UNC at Chapel Hill Photographic Laboratory Collection
P0042: John Moran Frohock Photographic Collection
The descriptions provided with the digital images come straight from the finding aid and in some cases may be minimal; this is done intentionally, with the concentration being on providing users with access to images. Researchers are reminded that these digital images represent only the “smallest drop in a large ocean” of photographs in the NCCPA and are encouraged to use the finding aids to access collections to find multitudes of images that have not been digitized. Additional materials will be made available as they are requested and copyright allows.