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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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Second of two parts  (Part one) Went to high school in North Carolina: Althea Gibson Went to college in North Carolina and graduated despite having flunked his English placement test because he was imitating Faulkner: Walker Percy Went to college in North Carolina but didn’t graduate: Shelby Foote, Emmylou Harris and Jeff MacNelly Had three […]

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“ ‘Presumptive nominee’ was used as early as 1908 by Charlotte Observer to describe William Howard Taft.” — From a tweet by presidential historian Michael Beschloss (April 26) hat tip/  Ed Williams  

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Just a list cobbled together in a previous century and recently happened onto…. Born in North Carolina, though not usually associated with it: Howard Cosell, Soupy Sales and Elwood Edwards Not born in North Carolina, though usually associated with it: Michael Jordan, James Taylor and John Shelton Reed Died of natural causes in North Carolina: […]

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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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North Carolina Historic Newspapers is well underway contributing newspapers to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America newspaper website during its second phase of digitization. There are now 127,225 historic North Carolina newspaper pages available on the site. The above masthead is from the Banner-Enteprise, a late 19th-century African-American publication out of Raleigh, then Wilmington. It […]

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Our March Artifact of the Month is a UNC sweatshirt that saw two generations of UNC basketball championship wins — and carries the spray paint to prove it. Wynne Maynor Miller bought this faded Carolina blue shirt during her freshman year in 1982 and was wearing it as she celebrated UNC’s 1985 championship victory on […]

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Among the jewels of the North Carolina Collection are more than 15,000 postcards. And we have one man to thank for about 8,000 of those items—Durwood Barbour. For 25 years, Barbour combed through boxes at coin and postcard shows looking for images that told stories of bygone people, places and doings in his native state. […]

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Nineteenth century newspapers advertised a host of treatments for illnesses, including one called catarrh. The term is one rarely used today, but in the 19th century catarrh referred to an excess of phlegm or mucous. Although nasal or sinus congestion is frequently caused by fever or allergies, it also accompanies pneumonia or other afflictions of […]

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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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