Earth Day Photos and a Finding Aid

Earth Day is April 22nd and, in advance of that date, Kim has loaded a few photos from Earth Day 1970 on our Flickr account. Here are a few of my favorites:

PhC68_1_493_31
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Earth Day 1970, April 21-22, 1970, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC. From Carolina Power and Light (CP&L) Photograph Collection (Ph.C.68), North Carolina State Archives. [PhC.68.1.493.31]

I particularly like the fact that in the background you can see the sign for a Franklin Street landmark: Hector’s.

Also, there’s this view of what I assume to be the Pit and the Student Stores:

PhC68_1_493_17
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Earth Day 1970, April 21-22, 1970, UNC. From Carolina Power and Light (CP&L) Photograph Collection (Ph.C.68), North Carolina State Archives. [PhC.68.1.493.17]

For those of you who are basketball fans, there is a set of Raleigh News and Observer photographs of the North Carolina State University men’s basketball team during the 1983 NCAA Tournament.

In other news, I’ve added a new finding aid this week:

Sloan-Osborne Ciphering Book, c. 1753, 1778-1779, 1782 – Adlai Osborne (1744-1814), lawyer and political and educational leader, was born in either New Jersey or Delaware, son of Alexander and Agnes McWhorter Osborne. At the age of five he was brought by his parents to what is now southeastern Iredell County. Henry Sloan (1769-1783), was the son of John and Agnes Sloan of Rowan (subsequently Davidson) County. The volume contains the arithmetic exercises of both Adlai and Henry. It is thought both boys’ entries were completed around the age of 9 or 10. 1 volume made up of post-folio size paper manufactured at two different paper mills.

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