New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:
Civil War Journalism, by Ford Risley. This book describes Northern and Southern reporting during the Civil War, America’s first widely covered war by the press, and offers a clear account of the work of hundreds of correspondents, photographers and artists in the field who chronicled 4 years of conflict.
Davidson County 1940-1945: Local Newspapers Describe Life on the WWII Homefront, compiled by Jim Daniel; Davidson County Museum, publisher. This book gathers information from editorials, news articles, classifieds, and society pages found in Davidson County’s local newspapers and presents a picture of everyday life for citizens, and how they learn to cope with the reality of World War II.
Missing Relatives and Lost Friends, by Robert Barnes [Genealogy Collection]. This book contains newspaper advertisements from the 18th and 19th centuries for missing relatives and lost friends. It chronicles the appearances and disappearances of 1566 individuals from newspapers published in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware and a few from New York and the District of Columbia.
Feel the Bonds That Draw: Images of the Civil War at the Western Reserve Historical Society, by Christine Dee. Including numerous vintage photographs, this book presents the history of news photography during the civil war.
Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. Genealogy materials are available on-site at the Government and Heritage Library or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.