North Carolina Newspapers Selected for Digitization

North Carolina Historic Newspapers recently finalized its list of newspaper titles on microfilm to digitize as part of its partnership with the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The project’s advisory board met in the fall of 2012 to make a preliminary list of titles based on research value, geographic representation, temporal coverage and other selection criteria as defined by the NDNP. Project staff then inspected the selected titles’ microfilm for conformance to the NDNP’s technical requirements. The finalized list is comprised of 21 newspaper titles totaling 100,000 pages of North Carolina newspapers dating from 1836 – 1922. The digitized newspaper pages will be added incrementally to the Library of Congress’ collection of historic American newspapers on the Chronicling America website, with all pages to be delivered to the Library of Congress by the summer of 2014.

Runs from the following titles will be digitized:

  • Watauga Democrat, Boone
  • The North-Carolina Standard, Raleigh
  • The Asheville Citizen, Asheville
  • The Independent, Elizabeth City
  • Newbern Weekly Progress, New Bern
  • The Charlotte Democrat, Charlotte
  • Tarboro Press, Tarboro
  • Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Rockingham
  • Fisherman & Farmer, Edenton and Elizabeth City
  • The Review, High Point
  • The French Broad Hustler, Hendersonville
  • The Durham Daily Globe, Durham
  • The Semi-weekly Messenger, Wilmington
  • The Sun, Fayetteville
  • Journal of Freedom, Raleigh
  • The Gold Leaf, Henderson
  • The Weekly Caucasian, Clinton, Goldsboro and Raleigh
  • The Progressive Farmer, Winston and Raleigh
  • The Western Democrat, Charlotte
  • Wilmington Journal, Wilmington
  • Cherokee Scout, Murphy

Project titles distributed across North Carolina can be found on this map:

North Carolina Historic Newspapers Available via Chronicling America
North Carolina Historic Newspapers Available via Chronicling America.


North Carolina Historic Newspapers has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: We the People. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this post do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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