Digital Collections & Online Exhibits

Thanks to the hard work of the State Archives and State Library and many of our historic sites and museums, and to some innovative partnerships we’ve formed, you can browse thousands of items from our collections online and get great overviews of various subjects like the Civil War and aviation history through online exhibits.

Explore Our Digital Collections

Nearly 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts and other primary materials from the collections of the State Archives, State Library and several of other institutions available online in one place.

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Other Digital Collections

Our digital collections give you access to tens of thousands artifacts, publications, photographs, works of art and other materials related to North Carolina, and offer a small glimpse into the hundreds of thousands of these materials that make up our collections in total.


Part digital collection, part online exhibition, NCpedia is the online encyclopedia of all things North Carolina. More than 7,000 articles are accompanied by materials from across our collections, timelines, resources for educators and more.

Explore North Carolina History and Culture on NCpedia

Highlighted Online Exhibits

Ever wondered how the Blue Ridge Parkway has changed over time? Wondering how medicine has evolved throughout Tar Heel history? Learn more about these and other topics related to the Old North State by checking out our online exhibits.