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February 18th, 2011:

New Information from U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners

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New Information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners

Written by Elizabeth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian

According to the Survey of Business Owners: Black-Owned Businesses: 2007, North Carolina had 83,900 black-owned businesses–60.9% more than in 2002.  The Survey of Business Owners consists of data from a questionnaire sent to approximately 2.3 million businesses.  (more…)

State Doc Pick of the Week: Public Documents of North Carolina

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Public Documents of North Carolina

Newly appearing in the online North Carolina State Government Publications Collection, the Public Documents of North Carolina are an invaluable digital resource for historians. The original publications grew fragile with time. Historians can now work with the digital versions without hindrance. The Public Documents can be searched. Pages can be printed for convenience.

The Collection currently contains the Public Documents, which were published biennially, from 1840 to 1919. Each volume compiles all executive and legislative documents produced for that year’s session of the General Assembly of North Carolina.

For example, the 1919 edition contains then-Governor Bickett’s message to the General Assembly and the biennial reports of the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, the Attorney General, the State Highway Commission, the State’s Prison, the Department  of Agriculture, the State Librarian, and the state hospitals, among others.

The digitization of the Public Documents was supported by the Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access grant, a grant that is funding the creation of a digital collection of core North Carolina documents. The Public Documents can be viewed, printed, and/or downloaded at,76955.

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