Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

Archives Website Currently Unavailable

Our IT Group is working on the State Archives website. The expectation is that the website will be down for a few hours but should be available again by 10 PM.

The MARS online catalog and North Carolina Digital Collections are unaffected and are still available for researchers. We will share news about the website status via this blog and our other social media should the timeline change.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Films from State Archives Now Available Online Thanks to NC Digital Heritage Center and DPLA Grant

Screenshot from the H. Lee Waters film of Concord, N.C., 1930, 1940s

Screenshot from the H. Lee Waters film of Concord, N.C., 1930, 1940s, now available online through DigitalNC.

Thirty films from the collections of the State Archives of North Carolina are now available online through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center’s “Sights and Sounds” collection. The State Archives films join audio visual materials from ten other institutions in a digitization project funded by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and the Knight Foundation. For a summary of the project, materials included, and institutions taking part, please see the recent Digital Heritage Center blog post announcing the results of the project.

The State Archives films now available through the DigitalNC website and Internet Archive include:

Several color and black and white films by H. Lee Waters Films from the Audio Visual Materials Collection, including films of:

  • Albemarle
  • Angier
  • Concord
  • Kannapolis
  • Lumberton
  • Monroe
  • Wadesboro
  • Wake Forest

Films from the Robert W. Scott II Papers (PC.1317):

  • W. Kerr Scott at Burlington, N.C., event, circa 1951
  • The inauguration of Gov. R. W. Scott II, January 3, 1969
  • U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day, July 15, 1970

State Agency films:

  • Tour of Spencer, N.C., 1942 – NC Historic Sites
  • State Fair Exhibit, ca. 1960s – Wildlife Resources
  • Who is Polk? – a film on James K. Polk, NC Historic Sites
  • 76 and Forward: Troublous Times: The Roots of Independence, North Carolina, 1774-1776 – American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Film File
  • These States – The South – American Revolution Bicentennial Committee Film File
  • Carolina Bright – a film on tobacco history, NC Historic Sites
  • Beveridge and Associates Clips – NC Film Board

The majority of the films were 16 mm and all of the items are now available online for the first time courtesy of the work of the NC Digital Heritage Center.