Author Archives: Courtney Bailey

WRA Celebrates Five Years!

Contributed by Sarah Downing When Heather South arrived at the Western Regional Archives (WRA) five years ago, she was quickly immersed in the history and culture of the North Carolina mountains and quick to welcome the many researchers who came … Continue reading

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Project Ceres grant to NCSU

Contributed by Todd Kosmerick The NCSU Libraries has received a Project Ceres grant to continue its longstanding efforts to digitize historical publications of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. This specific project will help make some of the Libraries’ print … Continue reading

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Lost Colony silent movie

Dr. Larry Tise, the Wilbur and Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University (ECU), and a historian at Roanoke Island Historical Association have confirmed that the film found recently at Roanoke Island is a true copy of … Continue reading

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New supervisor of the Outer Banks History Center

Contributed by Donna Kelly The Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Samantha Crisp will begin work as the new supervisor of the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo on August 1. … Continue reading

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Additions to the East Carolina Manuscript Collection

Contributed by Dale Sauter National Maritime Alliance Records #1294 This collection contains materials (1987-2002) related to the National Maritime Alliance from its beginning as a proposal in 1987 and its formal founding in 1988.  Included are correspondence, by-laws, minutes, grant … Continue reading

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New Elon Collections Archivist

Contributed by Lynne Bisko Libby Coyner joined the Carol Grotnes Belk Library team at Elon University as the Elon Collections Archivist. In this position she will be instrumental in the acquisition, processing, reference, outreach, and promotion of archival collections chiefly … Continue reading

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Carolina Colas and Carbonated Treasures

Contributed by Dale Sauter About the Exhibit The Cola Wars started long before Lionel Ritchie or Michael Jackson ever cut a record. Beginning in the late 1880’s the success of Coca-Cola sparked a legion of imitators. Here in the Carolinas, … Continue reading

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