Veteran’s Day, Electronic Records Conference, and Rose O’Neal Greenhow

It’s time for another catch-all blog post of news from 109 East Jones St.:

First, the North Carolina State Archives Search Room will be closed November 11-13, 2011 for the Veteran’s Day holiday. In the Information Management Branch, we’ve been working on some World War I materials that we plan to add to the North Carolina Digital Collections in the coming year and, if I have a chance tomorrow, I’d very much like to add at least one document or photograph to commemorate Veteran’s Day.  If I do add an item tomorrow I’ll write a blog post about it here. [Nov. 10, 2011 update:  a photograph of the “Graves of Maj. L. C. Ward and First Lieut. H. M. Smith, buried by Chaplains F. C. Vickes [T. G. Vickers] and J. T. Jennes [Jenner] of 324th Regiment Infantry, 81st Division. Haudiomont, Meuse, France, November 14, 1918″ is now available in the World War I Collection of the North Carolina Digital Collections.]

Second, if you attended the conference From Theory to Practice: Accessing and Preserving Electronic Records and Digital Materials held November 3-4 at the McKimmon Center, I’ve posted the session slides that we’ve received so far on a new webpage. We also hope to add some photos from the conference on our Flickr account, so stay tuned for that as well. [Nov. 10, 2011 update: The photographs taken at the conference are now available on Flickr thanks to our Non-Textual Materials Archivist, Kim Cumber.]

And finally, a talk on “A Thorn in the Union’s Side: Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy Part One” will be presented on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 10:30—11:30 a.m. in the auditorium at the State Archives/State Library Building. The talk will be given by Debbi Blake, head of the Public Services Branch of the North Carolina State Archives, who has spent many years researching Rose O’Neal Greenhow and was the lead researcher for the book North Carolina’s First Ladies 1891-2001More information on this and other Civil War lectures can be found on our Civil War blog.