A collaborative project to digitize and publish historic North Carolina maps received an Award of Merit for Leadership in History on Friday from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH).
The digital North Carolina Maps project scanned and posted more than 3,200 maps over a three-year period ending June 2010. The UNC Library and the North Carolina State Archives scanned the maps, and the Library hosts and administers the site. The Outer Banks History Center in Manteo also contributed maps.
The partners identified and scanned nearly every original map of the state published from 1584 to 1923. The online site also contains maps of every North Carolina county and maps published by the state through the year 2000.
The AASLH award honors significant achievement in state and local history. Presentation of the award was made during the association’s annual meeting on Sept. 16, in Richmond, Va. AASLH is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of history.
- North Carolina Maps project home
- Five centuries of N.C. maps posted online (UNC News Services release, June 17, 2010)