A new acquisition to our Special Collections, the papers of North Carolinian and astronaut Dr. William Thornton, was featured recently on Tar Heel Traveler from WRAL. You can watch the video at this link: http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/travel/video/8698693/. These are very exciting new materials and we are looking forward to being able to provide access to them in the future. Watch this space for more information on this collection as it becomes available.
In other news, we’ve started a new digital collections project to be completed this month. Here are some highlights from materials we are working on in the Information Management Branch:
- Christmas Day Sales at F. F. Fagan and Company, 1833
- “Lest We Forget-Our Boys…”, Liberty Bond Poster, 1918
- St. Mary’s Christmas Dance, 1937
- Jolly’s Jewelers Christmas Window, 1941
- Theater Manager Christmas Party, 1948
- Aerial view of Fayetteville Street at Christmas, 1968