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Digital Collections: State Publications

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The State Library of North Carolina has the responsibility of collecting state publications from all state agencies in North Carolina. Some of those publications have found their way online in the State Publications digital collection. Some of the documents were born digital, meaning they were always online, but many in this collection were scanned by our Government & Heritage Library staff. Let’s take a look at some of the types of records you may find in this collection.

Statistics

The collection has many types of statistics. There are agricultural statistics from 1928-1995. Information includes farm values, number of farms, and crops produced in the state during those years. There are vital statistics from 1914 up through now that give the numbers of births and deaths, as well as the causes of deaths. There are also crime statistics back to 1995 that give the crime rate and types of crime by county.

Legislative Records

These records are related to the activities of the General Assembly as well as Senate and House journals dating back to 1822 and Session Laws dating back to 1777.

Court Records

You will find, among other things, Court of Appeals reports from 1968 through the present as well as the North Carolina Reports that date back to 1778.The North Carolina Reports contain information on the North Carolina Supreme Court.

These are just some of the useful documents you’ll find in the collection. Many more state publications are here at the Government & Heritage Library.

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