Author Archives: Courtney Bailey

New elements for DACS

Congratulations go out to Alston Cobourn (East Carolina University) for the culmination of the long-term effort she and Patrick Galligan (Rockefeller Archives Center) spearheaded to get a new element added to Describing Archives: A Content Standard. In addition to element … Continue reading

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Patrick Dollar and Scott Hinshaw Receive Archivist Certification

Contributed by Hollie Stevenson-Parrish UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries is home to more than 50,000 digitized primary source materials and other historical and archival resources — photos, books, programs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, letters, etc. — comprising more than 750,000 individual objects. You … Continue reading

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From the collections of the New Hanover County Public Library: Harper’s Sanitarium

Contributed by Travis Souther During the first half of the 20th century, private hospitals were all the rage. There were several such hospitals in Wilmington and the surrounding area: Bulluck Hospital in downtown, Babies’ Hospital near Wrightsville Beach, and Harper’s … Continue reading

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Update from Central Piedmont Community College

Contributed by Erin Allsop As part of recent changes to the Central Piedmont Community College Academic Affairs unit, the Central Piedmont Library is proud to welcome Becky White as the new assistant in the Archives department. Working alongside archivist Erin … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays at the New Hanover County Public Library

For some time, Travis Souther has been writing Throwback Thursday posts for the Facebook page of the New Hanover County Public Library (https://www.facebook.com/pg/NHCLibrary/), each of which highlights an aspect of local history and includes an image, map, link to an electronic … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Sanitaria in Western North Carolina

Contributed by Ashley McGhee Whittle By the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, sanitaria had become a health craze and in the tourist destination of Asheville. The sanitaria became a mecca for those suffering from tuberculosis and other ailments. The … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Dorothea Dix Hospital Project

Contributed by Leah Tams and Robert Allen Since our presentation at the 2019 SNCA Conference, the Community Histories Workshop (CHW) at UNC Chapel Hill has continued its excavation of historical records from the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. … Continue reading

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UNCG on The State of Things

Part of today’s episode of The State of Things on WUNC radio featured the Unsung Heroes Project at UNC Greensboro. You can read more at http://libresearch.uncg.edu/unsung_heroes/about.html about this collaboration to conduct oral history interviews of civil rights movement veterans. Although … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Central Piedmont Community College Nursing Program

Contributed by Erin Allsop, Archivist at Central Piedmont Community College Central Piedmont’s nursing program is the oldest nursing program in the N.C. Community College System and has graduated more than 3,000 students since its inception. When the Associate Degree program … Continue reading

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Archives Month: Health Alert!! Polio Outbreak on UNC Campus! UNC-NC State Football Game Cancelled!

Here begins a series of posts celebrating SNCA’s 2020 Archives Month theme of “20th Century Health and Medicine.” This post was contributed by Dawne Lucas. This post originally appeared on the “For the Record” blog of the University of North … Continue reading

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