As you may have seen from previous posts, next week is North Carolina Archives Week. The State Archives has several events planned including:
- Oct. 20 – Triangle Home Movie Day
- Oct. 22, from 10:00-3:00 – Civil War to Civil Rights in North Carolina; a display documents and photographs relating to the Archives Week theme, “Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina.” This free event will be held on Monday in the State Archives Search Room at 109 East Jones Street.
- Oct. 22, from 10:30-11:30 – Armchair Historians: tools you use at home or on the go; archivist Ashley Yandle guides you through online tools and social media including the State Archives’ catalog and the North Carolina Digital Collections. This free event will be held On Monday, October 22, in the auditorium at 109 East Jones Street.
- Oct. 25 – Workshop: Digitizing and Remote Sharing of Family Materials
We’d love for you to join us as we take part in this week-long celebration of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our state.
In other news:
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has started a new blog called “This Day in North Carolina History” dedicated to a day-to-day history of the people and places of the Tar Heel state. Several recent blog posts there have included items of interest to readers of this blog, including:
- R. D. W. Connor Appointed First Archivist of the United States
- Millie McKoy, One of the Conjoined Twins Known as Millie-Christine Died
- Contract to Build the Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse Signed
- Pea Island Lifesavers Perform a Dramatic Rescue
- Patriot Forces Defeat the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain
- Famed Writer Thomas Wolfe is Born in Asheville
In recent news from the Government Records and Electronic Records Branches, as recorded on the G.S. 132 Files blog:
- Jason reported on being on the road with the Western Office;
- There’s a new County Register of Deeds schedule;
- Carie wrote about how the Local Records unit can help during a courthouse move;
- And to celebrate Electronic Records Day, Rachel passed along some tips for taking control over your electronic records.