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