Edward J. McCauley Digital Collection Goes Live

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.

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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).

2 thoughts on “Edward J. McCauley Digital Collection Goes Live”

  1. Wow- the site looks great! I love the way the ‘advanced search’ page is set up too.

    That’s interesting that he took alot of Miss NC photos – there are a number of unattributed Miss NC photos from the 1950s-1960s in the Cone Mills Corporation Records too (they commissioned the designer and provided the fabric for the winner’s ceremony gown and wardrobe) – I wonder if they were taken by McCauley?

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