We are pleased to announce that a new digital collection has been created which contains images from a recently processed collection in the Photographic Archives: the Edward J. McCauley Photographic Materials. This collection contains photographs taken by Edward J. McCauley (1926-2003) as a photographer for the Burlington Times-News in Burlington, North Carolina between the years 1950 and 1972.
The digital collection represents only a small percentage (around 600 images) of the nearly 90,000 images found in the Edward J. McCauley Photographic Materials (P082: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives). A majority of the images found on the site come from sub-series 1.6 (McCauley called this group “Special Negatives”) and center around political campaigns/elections and other events in and around Alamance County. There are also numerous images from North Carolina Gubernatorial Inauguration Ceremonies (1953-1973) held in Raleigh.
New images will be added to this digital collection in the near future. Topics could include tobacco production (Alamance County), illicit liquor production (Alamance County), Miss North Carolina Beauty Pageants (held in Burlington), Boy Scouts of America (Alamance County), and Girl Scouts of America (Alamance County).