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Of Archivists and Rock Stars. . .

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Double take!  But who’s the celebrity?!

Albert Ray Newsome (left) and Sam Smith (right).  Image of Sam Smith from marcen27, on Wikimedia Commons used under license CC By 2.0.  Image of Albert Newsome from the collections of the N.C. Museum of History.

Image of Sam Smith from marcen27, on Wikimedia Commons used under license CC By 2.0. Image of Albert Newsome from the collections of the N.C. Museum of History.

Many of you can probably guess the name of the dapper, soulful English balladeer.  But do you know the name of the gent on the left?

North Carolina archivist and historian Albert Ray Newsome was a rock star in his own right.  Newsome graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1915 at the top of his class.  Following graduate work he joined the History faculty at UNC and later became the Secretary of the North Carolina Historical Commission (which eventually became the Office of Archives and History).  Newsome would later be involved in establishing the Society of American Archivists and became the organization’s first president, serving from 1936 to 1939. He served at the national level in archivist and historical associations, wrote, researched and published widely on North Carolina history and collections, and eventually returned to UNC where he finished his career as a beloved chair and professor in the Department of History.

To learn more about North Carolina’s archivist and historian rock stars, visit NCpedia!

 

Kelly Agan, NCpedia Digital Media Librarian

 

Picture of a picture of the UNC Band, 1926-27

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This picture was taken during a site visit to the Hertford County Public Library during the former NC ECHO project in 2002. It is of the 1926-27 UNC Band.

More images of institutions, exhibits, and collections that were visited between 1999-2007 during the NC ECHO project are online at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/search/collection/p16062coll8/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/title/ad/asc. An institutional directory that was created as a result of the project is online at the NC Connecting to Collections website. Learn about the new NC ECHO federated search project to search NC cultural heritage information online at http://www.ncecho.org/.

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Picture of the Week: Boy showing a cow at the North Carolina State Fair

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Can you believe the North Carolina State Fair starts tomorrow? We can hardly contain our excitement!!!

This week’s photo comes from  the North Carolina State Fair Office and can be found in Blue Ribbon Memories: Your History of the NC State Fair. This photograph is of a young boy showing a cow at the 1969 North Carolina State Fair. This image was also published in the October 1, 1969 issue of the Agricultural Review.

Don’t forget you can share your own memories of the North Carolina State Fair in the online collection, Blue Ribbon Memories! Share your favorite today!http://statelibrarync.org/omeka/items/browse

Picture of the Week: Cover of the 1937 North Carolina State Fair Premium List

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North Carolina State Fair premium list, cover (1937)
This idealized view of “man” is done in the style of the 19th-century European artistic movement of the same name. (See, for example, Demosthenes at the Sea Shore by A. Bernard Sykes.) In his hands, our North Carolina man holds the State seal and a paper, perhaps representing knowledge or progress.

It’s October and you know what’s it is almost time for? The State Fair of North Carolina! This week’s pic is of the cover of the 1937 North Carolina State Fair premium list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 To view more premium lists dating back to 1860 please go here, http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,262830. (more…)

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