Need a History Fix for the Holidays?

The State Archives of North Carolina will be closed December 24 – 26 for the Christmas holiday and January 1 for the New Years holiday.

Although the Search Room may be closed, many of our other resources are still available to you. Here are lists of new materials or resources that you may have missed.


Three new videos have been added to our YouTube channel.

  • H. Lee Waters, Hillsborough, NC, January 19 and 20, 1937 – This silent, black-and-white film contains footage shot by H. Lee Waters (1902-1997) of Hillsborough, North Carolina in Orange County on 19-20 January 1937.
  • Mr. Williams Wakes Up, 1944 [MPF.18] – The role and functions of local and state health agencies are described through the use of an imaginary character named Mr. Williams in this black-and-white film directed by George Stoney and shot in Wayne and Duplin Counties, 1944.
  • Tar Heel Family, 1951 [MPF.32] – Printed and released in 1951, North Carolina’s transition from an agrarian economy to an economy based more on industry is described, featuring the Town of Clinton, NC.

Civil War

You may have missed some of our recent Civil War Sesquicentennial posts, such as:

G.S. 132

A series of new posts on records management are now available from the G.S. 132 Files blog, including:

North Carolina Digital Collections

New materials are available in several of our digital collections, including: