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Digital Collections: New Additions – State Parks

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In celebration of the North Carolina State Park Centennial, several State Parks publications are available in the Government and Heritage Library’s State Government Publications digital collection.

These Division of Parks and Recreation publications include:

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Materials range from the 1950s to the 2000s and highlight the storied history of North Carolina’s natural parks, including their initial planning and development and their growth over time.

To learn more about the State Park Centennial and special events in celebration of the past 100 years, visit NC Parks – Celebrate Our Centennial.

To explore the history of North Carolina State Parks, please visit NCpedia’s state parks collection and NCpedia’s 100 year state parks timeline.

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1965 Guide to NC State Parks

Please email andrea.green@ncdcr.gov with any questions about these new additions to the North Carolina Digital Collections.

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Digital Collections: New Additions, Part II

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*Because of the large volume of new additions during fall 2015, this post will highlight new additions to the State Publications Collection only. Part I of this post highlights new additions to the Our State Magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina, and Family Records collections.*

Fall has been an active season for the State Library’s digitization projects! From September to November 2015, we have digitized and made available over 200 items, representing over ten state agencies and institutions!

The additions featured in this post cover items added to the State Publications collection and are organized by subject matter. You may scroll down to read about all of them or you can click the following links to jump quickly to a certain section!

New Additions – State Publications Collection

Annual Bulletin of Morbidity Statistics

We have added seventeen (17) volumes of the Annual Bulletin of Morbidity Statistics, ranging in years 1932 – 1948. The Morbidity Statistics were published by the Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services and contain tabulations of reported cases of diseases for the whole state, by city, county, and month. Tabulations were also organized by a selected number of reportable and communicable diseases, including Whooping Cough, Measles, Smallpox, and Influenza. Other statistics include cases reported by race, sex, and age.

Natural Heritage Program Publications

Protecting North Carolina’s Heritage, an informational pamphlet created by Richard H. Sussman and published in 1978.

Several Natural Heritage Program publications are now available online. These were created by the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, and include regional and county inventories, brochures, protection plans and guides, and reports. These publications only represent a portion of the publications created by the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NHP).

To learn more about these publications, the Natural Heritage Program, and the other publications available, click here.

To view the NHP publications currently available in the North Carolina Digital Collections, click here.

North Carolina State Highway

Two (2) publications containing general information about the development and history of North Carolina public roads are now available online. The first is North Carolina Highway and Roads: General Information, published November 1952 and edited by James S. Burch and the North Carolina State Highway Commission. The second is North Carolina’s Achievement in Road Building, written by Frank Page and published May 22, 1924. Page was the Chairman of the State Highway Commission of North Carolina at the time of publication.

from page 14 of North Carolina’s Achievement in Road Building. Upper Left-The Famous Chinmey Rock. Upper Right-Ground-Hog Slide, part of Chimney Rock. Center-Scenic Waterfall in Mountains of North Carolina. Lower Left-Profile Rock, part of Chimney Rock. Lower Right-One of many beautiful spots along ‘Boone Trail’ In Northwestern North Carolina.”

North Carolina University and Community College Publications

We have now made available online publications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and from Durham Technical Community College:

More Historical Computer and Information Technology Publications

Additional publications related to computers and information technology are now available. The items were published by what is currently the North Carolina Information Technology Services or the Instructional Technology Division, Department of Public Instruction. They include:

Public Assistance / Public Welfare Statistics and Public Welfare Progress

Now available are the first fourteen (14) volumes of the Public Assistance Statistics, which was later named Public Welfare Statistics. This publication was compiled and published by what is currently the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and these fourteen volumes range from 1937 – 1950. They include annual tabulations of services, aid, and public programs, including demographic information about recipients of aid and details pertaining the distribution of financial assistance. We will digitize volumes 15 – 28, years 1951 – 1964 in the coming months.

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September 1940, Volume 4, No. 9 of Public Assistance Statistics

Public Welfare Progress was also published by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and was a monthly newsletter distributed by the North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare. Now available are volumes 1 – 14, years 1921 – 1933. These newsletters were issued “as a means of communication between the State Board of Charities and Public Welfare and Superintendents of Public Welfare, County Board of Public Welfare, Officials of Institutions, County Officers and Social Workers generally” (Vol. 1, Oct. 1, 1921). They included news items relevant to Public Welfare and primarily of local interest as well as human interest stories.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Andrea Green at andrea.green[at]ncdcr[dot]gov

Digital Collections: New Additions, Part I

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*Because of the large volume of new additions during fall 2015, this post will highlight new additions to digital collections that are not the State Publications Collection. Part II of this post will highlight new additions to the State Publications Collection.*

Fall has been an active season for the State Library’s digitization projects! From September to November 2015, we have digitized and made available over 200 items, representing over ten state agencies and institutions!

The additions featured in this post cover items in digital collections other than the State Publications collection. These include Our State Magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina Magazine, and Family Records. Click the following links to quickly jump to a certain section or continue scrolling to read about all of them!

New Additions – Our State Magazine Digital Collection

2012’s January – December Our State Magazine covers

The Our State Magazine Collection features past issues of one of North Carolina’s longest running and most popular magazines and includes issues first published in 1933 (under the title The State) through 2012.

The new additions from 2012 include Numbers 8 – 12 of Volume 79 and Numbers 1 – 7 of Volume 80. On the collection’s homepage, you can browse all issues by year, month, volume, and number. You can also search all of the issues in the Our State collection by keyword.

Due to copyright restrictions, issues from 2013 – present are not readily available online. However, you may request a copy by contacting Our State magazine directly.

New Additions – Wildlife in North Carolina Digital Collection

Top Row (L-R): 2004 vol. 68, no. 7; 2005 vol. 69, no. 6; 2006 vol. 70, no. 2; 2007 vol. 71, no. 9; 2008 vol. 72, no. 9. Bottom Row (L-R): 2009 vol. 73, no. 10; 2010 vol. 74, no. 7; 2011 vol. 75, no. 9; 2012 vol. 76, no. 4; 2013 vol. 77, no. 6

We have added over 100 past issues of Wildlife in North Carolina magazine to our digital collections. Wildlife in North Carolina magazine is the official educational publication of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. Published since 1937, the magazine contains nearly 80 years of research, essays, and photographs dedicated to educating the public about North Carolina’s natural heritage and wildlife management practices.

The new additions include Volumes 68 – 77 (years 2004 – 2013). Each issue is text searchable and you can browse the collection by year and month.

Due to copyright restrictions, issues from 2014 – present are not currently available in the digital collection. However, you may subscribe to the magazine by contacting Wildlife in North Carolina directly.

New Additions – Family Records

Early American families, the Williams, Moore, McKitrick, Fonda

Page 61 of Early American families, the Williams, Moore, Fonda…

From the State Library of North Carolina’s general collection, six genealogical research publications are now available online. The items were created by Betty J. Camin and published between
1984-1990.  These include:

Additionally, Early American families, the Williams, Moore, McKitrick, Fonda, Van Alen, Lanning, King, Justice, Cunningham, Longacre, Swanson and Cox families was added to the Family Records collection. Published in 1916, Early American Families features family portraits and family histories from years 1580 to 1916.

Click here to explore the State Library and State Archive’s Family Records digital collection.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Andrea Green at andrea.green[at]ncdcr[dot]gov

New Additions to North Carolina Digital Collections

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Over the summer months, we worked to digitize over 100 items and to make them accessible through our digital collections. We are excited to announce additions to already existing collections as well as introduce one new digital collection!

New Additions – State Publications Collection

Governors Papers

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The Governors’ Papers covers for Gov. James Baxter Hunt, Jr., Gov. Robert W. Scott, and Gov. James Eubert Holshouser, Jr.

The North Carolina Governors’ Papers include addresses, messages, proclamations, public papers, and letters of historical North Carolina Governors. The publications come courtesy of the North Carolina Office of the Governor as well as from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources. Below is a list of these new additions:

Click here to browse all of our digitally available Governors’ Papers.

State of North Carolina Uniform Crime Reports

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The report is organized into sections by type of criminal offense. For several years, illustrations like these introduced each section. Images from the 1993 Uniform Crime Report.

State of North Carolina Uniform Crime Reports from 1973 – 2006 are now available online. More recent years are available here through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (https://www.ncdps.gov/).

The Uniform Crime Report is the yearly publication of the North Carolina Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which “is part of a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation” with the primary objective to “generate a reliable set of criminal statistics for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management” (2006, p.2). The report consists of data related to the Crime Index, which consists of eight selected offenses that “serve as an index for gauging fluctuations in overall volume and rate of crime” in North Carolina (2006, p. 2). These offenses include: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Law enforcement agencies provide the crime data and follow national standardized definitions for offenses. Each offense section differs depending on the type of offense, but most include the frequency of the reported offense by month, trends of the reported number of the offense over five years, features of the reported offense, and a breakdown of any other details (e.g. classification of type of larceny, weapons used in robbery or assault, etc).

To browse the Uniform Crime Reports (1973 – 2006), click here.

Historical Computer and Information Technology Publications

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Pages 6 & 7 from the pamphlet Computation Center: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Several historical publications, many from the North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services (ITS), are now available online. These items vary widely in publication year and purpose: some are educational in nature, some are newsletters and reports from past iterations of the agency, and some are associated publications by other institutions related to computer information and technology development.

Below is a list of the new titles. Click on the title to view or browse individual digital items:

Alternatively, you may click here to browse all publications from ITS.

New Digital Collection – Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art (SECCA)

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A portion of the many SECCA exhibition catalogs now available via North Carolina Digital Collections

The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art was founded in 1956 as a non-profit visual arts organization. Now a part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, SECCA has presented works by regional and nationally-known artists. The artworks depicted in the catalogs in this collection span not only a wide range of media pubs_seccca_tongues_textandcd(paper, photography, pottery, architecture, and textiles, among others), but also explore topics such as architecture and the use of space, technology and its role in art, nature as metaphor, nature and religious belief, environmental issues, philanthropy, war, civil rights, the effects of poverty, and other social conditions.

Included in this collection is the Tongues on Fire : Visions of Ecstasy exhibition catalog (pictured left), which involves two different formats – text & audio. We uploaded these separately to encourage long-term access and organization and have connected them through their unique URLs.

Click here to view the SECCA digital collection and to browse the items.

Have questions? Feel free to contact Andrea Green at andrea.green [at] ncdcr [dot] gov

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