Check out what’s new to the North Carolina Collection

Several new titles just added to “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?”  To see the full list simply click on the link in this entry or click on the “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” link under the heading “Pages” in the right column. As always, full citations for all the new titles can be found in the University Library Catalog and they are all available for use in the North Carolina Collection Reading Room.

Maxine Swalin, 1903-2009

Maxine Swalin died at her home on October 8, 2009. Wife of the late Benjamin F. Swalin, long-time Director of the North Carolina Symphony, Maxine worked with her husband to rescue the Symphony from its low point in the late 1930s and build it into a nationally recognized musical institution. Her contributions to the orchestra were widely recognized, and, in 1989, she received the North Carolina Award for Public Service.

Read more about Maxine Swalin here.

Strawberry Festival, Wallace, North Carolina


We just had a post on festivals, so I thought I would share this interesting image from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives. No, this was not a fall festival (the date on the banner is June 1-6, [1936]), but an interesting and scrumptious event nonetheless.

Here’s what we know about the image: “Motorcade at the Wallace strawberry festival”; the image was made from a nitrate negative borrowed from the NC Office of Archives and History in 1978–their call number is N.53.16.2171. The image comes from the Albert Barden Collection.