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Archive for January, 2013

Tonight’s weather report brings snow to the Tar Heel State and snow-mania has set in. Nothing like some snow cream to help you enjoy the wintery weather. “Granny’s Snow Cream” “Snow Cream Custard” from Welkom: Terra Ceia Cookbook III, a Collection of Recipes. “Snow Cream” from A Taste of the Old and the New. Other […]

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Several new titles just added to “New in the North Carolina Collection.” To see the full list simply click on the link in the entry or click on the “New in the North Carolina Collection” tab at the top of the page. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in […]

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On this day in 1974: Having set off an Elvis-level ticket-buying frenzy, Bob Dylan makes his first visit to Charlotte at a time when Watergate is threatening the Nixon presidency. Reports the Observer’s Polly Paddock from the original Charlotte Coliseum: “The high point of the night had to come with ‘It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only […]

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On this day in 1975: Black hecklers prevent David Duke, a little-known Ku Klux Klansman from Louisiana, from speaking at the University of North Carolina’s Memorial Auditorium. Chancellor Ferebee Taylor calls the incident “a transgression of one of the highest and noblest traditions of this institution.” Duke will go on to form the National Association […]

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I am a person who wears hats, so perhaps it was inevitable that I would notice when campaigns used headgear to make a point. Chapeaux faux-pas have been a bit of a tradition in American politics—many of us remember the unfortunate images of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in a helmet or the tittering when […]

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“For a century after losing the Civil War, the South was America’s own colonial backwater — ‘not quite a nation within a nation, but the next thing to it,’ W.J. Cash wrote in his classic 1941 study, ‘The Mind of the South’…. “Cash has this description of ‘the South at its best': ‘proud, brave, honorable […]

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Our January Artifact of the Month follows in the tobacco-tinged footsteps of last month’s Artifact, although this one is quite a bit older and, one might argue, a little easier on the eyes than the Joe Camel holiday lighter. This tobacco pouch once held Seal of North Carolina Plug Cut tobacco, a product of the […]

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Loyal blog readers and sundry others know that the North Carolina Collection collects political ephemera, including those annoying post cards and letters that fill our mailboxes in election season. During the 2008 presidential election cycle, friends of the Collection sent us more than 700 pieces of campaign ephemera. During the 2012 campaign season we received […]

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“Planters in the low country of North Carolina… were terrified to learn that, as one wrote, Unionists among the lower classes had ‘gone so far as to declare [that they] will take the property from the rich men & divide it among the poor men.’ “It was no idle threat. From near the war’s beginning […]

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A few recipes with some interesting pairings. “Velveeta Fudge” from Welkom: Terra Ceia Cookbook III, a Collection of Recipes. “Apple Shrimp Bake” “Banana Cheese Sandwiches” from Love Yourself Cookbook: Easy Recipes for One or Two. “Cabbage Custard” from Good Eatin’ from Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina. “Sausage Cake” from Hyde County Cook […]

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