Tag Archives: North Carolina Archives Week

Workshop on Digital Preservation Cancelled

[This blog post comes from Debbi Blake of our Public Services Branch.] The Friends of the Archives workshop on digital preservation scheduled for the auditorium of the State Archives building at 9:00 on October 25 is cancelled.  We are sorry … Continue reading

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This Day in North Carolina History and Archives Week

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources has started a new blog called “This Day in North Carolina History” dedicated to a day-to-day history of the people and places of the Tar Heel state. Today’s entry is relevant to the … Continue reading

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Archives Week: Obituary for Governor John W. Ellis

John W. Ellis served as Governor of North Carolina from 1859 to 1861.  Originally noted for his work on internal improvements such as improving roads and the state educational system, his second term was marked by the ongoing secession crisis. … Continue reading

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Archives Week – The Human Touch

This is Archives Week in North Carolina and, as part of our celebration here at the State Archives, we’ve been writing a blog post a day about some of our favorite items in our collections. When I was assigned a … Continue reading

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Archives Week – “Winning the Hearts and Minds”

With the arrival of federal forces on Outer Banks in August and September 1861, the definition of the sectional conflict was still being defined within the ranks of the Union Army. On one side, there were those soldiers and officers … Continue reading

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William H. S. Burgwyn Diary (January 21, 1864-September 29, 1864)

The third diary of William H. S. Burgwyn first 25 pages contain an alphabetical list of the men as well as a detailed clothing allowance list for Company H of the 35th Regiment North Carolina Troops. There is also a … Continue reading

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Archives Week – Petition to Secede from Secession

It is nearly impossible to select a favorite Civil War era document from the rich holdings of the North Carolina State Archives.  Tasked with just such a mission, I was surprised to find myself readily mentally sifting through the holdings … Continue reading

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Civil War Treasures Exhibit

Mark your calendars! Civil War Treasures Exhibit Where: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (2nd Floor, North Carolina State Archives Search Room), 109 E. Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. When: Monday October 24, from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Please join us … Continue reading

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A New Ancestor and 2011 Archives Week Posters and Bookmarks

There is a new essay available under the “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” tab. “Find Your Civil War Ancestors” is a project we started during October of last year where members of our staff try to research one of their … Continue reading

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Bacot Letters

While adding a link to the new NC Archives Week video on another blog, I stumbled across this video created by our parent organization, the North Carolina Dept. of Cultural Resources, and hosted on their YouTube channel. Since the video … Continue reading

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