This entry is cross-posted from the G.S. 132 Files, the official Records Management blog of the State Archives of North Carolina.
In recognition of Electronic Records Day 2017, sponsored by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the State Archives of North Carolina presents the short film “The Texting Club.” This video was created for educational purposes only.
October the 10th is Electronic Records Day, a time to share information and tools related to the management, access, and preservation of digital records. This year Lawrence Giffin wrote our Electronic Records Day post, while Francesca Perez and Jeremy Gibson created two Vinevideos to remind everyone that threats to electronic records come in many forms.
We have added an extended lesson guide on Tiny Broadwick to the education section of our website. Who was Tiny Broadwick you ask? She was a true pioneer of aviation, from right here in North Carolina.
Tiny Broadwick was a daring young woman who parachuted for the first time from a hot air balloon in 1908, when she was fifteen years old. During her lifetime she made over 1100 jumps from balloons and airplanes. She is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first woman to parachute from an airplane into water and as the first person to perform a “premeditated free-fall.” This brave woman was a little over 4 feet tall and weighed not much more than 80 pounds. To find out more about Tiny check out the short biography. The lesson guide also has fun facts and information that even non-students will find interesting to look through. Included in the lesson plan are two videos, filmed in the 1960’s that feature Tiny Broadwick.
Due to approaching inclement weather, the doors to the State Archives/State Library building will be locked at noon. The State Archives is always closed to the public on Mondays, so the impact for us should be minimal today. Should weather or road conditions tomorrow force us to delay opening the Search Room, we will update the public through our social media.
[Update (March 4, 2014): The State Archives is open this morning, although the doors to the building are currently locked. Someone is monitoring the lobby to let people into the building, but should you arrive and not be able to get in, call (919) 807-7310 for the main Archives phone line.]
If you need something to pass the time during this seemingly never-ending winter, there are some new films available on our YouTube channel:
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.
You may have missed some of our recent Civil War Sesquicentennial posts, such as: