Press Releases

N.C. Women’s Stories to be Preserved

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the establishment of an Oral History Unit within its Special Collections Section.

Program Shares Ante-Bellum Era Vintage Photographs of African Americans

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Most frequently seen images of African Americans from pre-Civil War times show them barefoot and poorly clothed. Collector Craig James has striking images of elegant and proud African Americans from that period. He will offer “A New Look at Early African American Images,” Thursday, Feb. 21 at 12:30 p.m., in the Archives & History/State Library Building,109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.

Wake Forest Biology Professor’s WWII Papers Available at State Archives

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for public research of the World War II-era papers of U.S. Army Air Forces aerial reconnaissance photographer Charles M. Allen Jr. of Mount Gilead, N.C.. Allen served in Headquarters, 10th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), and later Headquarters, 363rd Reconnaissance Group, during World War II, and  also served in the European Theater from February 1944 through the summer of 1945. 

National Register Adds 17 North Carolina Historic Places

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources announces that 17 individual properties across the state, including seven shipwrecks, have been added to the National Register of His

October is Archives Month in North Carolina

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 2018 as Archives Month in North Carolina and the State Archives of North Carolina is cosponsoring an exhibit that displays both ordinary and extraordinary documents that record the history and culture of the state. 

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