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Prior to 2011, the Society's newsletter was distributed to members twice a year. It contained articles on subjects of archival concern, announcements of archival events and meetings in the state and region, news from members and member institutions, and notices of professional opportunities and internships.

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  • 14 May 2024 09:19 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    North Carolina State University Public History MA student, Alana Gomez, blogs about her experience curating a new exhibit at the Special Collections Research Center at D.H. Hill Jr. Library. (Note: This blog was first published by the NC State Department of History.)

    I remember the fear that sunk in when I was told I would curate the Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) newest exhibit, College of Design: 75 Years of Designing Tomorrow. After my first excitement over the opportunity, I quickly realized I didn’t know anything about architecture. There is more to the College of Design than just buildings, construction, and planning, however. 

    During the Fall of 2023 and Spring of 2024, I became immersed in the people, narratives, and legacies of departments like graphic design, urban planning, product design, and landscape architecture. While popular names like Eduardo Catalano and Matthew Nowicki appeared frequently in the archives, I was also drawn to the stories of students and faculty like Jean MacKensie Jenkins and Ronald Mace who challenged traditional design principles and practices. Sharing their stories and highlighting the creativity and passion of students over 75 years was integral to capturing the spirit of the College of Design.

    Before sharing more on my experience with this exhibit, however, I want to take a second to recognize the people who have worked alongside me and the opportunity that allowed me to be here today. 

    Firstly, it is important to note that I was awarded this Graduate Student Support Plan position, or GSSP, through the Libraries. For those who don’t know, the GSSP/GEA position waived my tuition and provided a stipend while also allowing me to gain real-world experience in my field. Not only was I afforded the opportunity to curate and install an exhibit, but I was also given the tangible experience of working in a setting like Special Collections, which has prepared me tremendously for the professional world. Secondly, I would like to thank the public history department and my mentors there for teaching me the necessary skills and experience to succeed in this position. 

    Finally, it is important that I shout out those who helped this exhibit come to life. I would like to thank the library preservation team, design team, and all of the Special Collections staff who have rooted me on at every turn in this process. Specifically I’d like to thank Associate Head and Chief Curator of Special Collections and Affiliate Graduate Faculty Member Dr. Gwynn Thayer and University Archivist Todd Kosmerick for their guidance and supervision. Dr. Thayer was recently featured in an article titled Topics in History and Memory: The Pinehurst/Taylortown Project. 

    Additionally, I’d like to recognize the work of my two fellow graduate students, Kelly Arnold, who recently graduated from the public history master’s program, and Shima Hosseininasab, soon to graduate from the public history PhD program, for their help with research, advising, and graphics. 

    Now, I’d like to start my discussion of this exhibit and its curation with a note about the title. As I went through the archives and my colleagues’ notes, there were a few themes that came up repeatedly, and I think many of them are present throughout the exhibit. What stuck out to me was a passion for the design process and a rejection of preconceptions associated with the past. Students were encouraged by faculty to push the boundaries of design, to experiment, and to produce the best design possible. 

    Another constant were the students, who consistently brought a spirit of constant curiosity and dedication to their craft. Because so much of the College of Design’s research and analysis fell into these recurring ideas, we decided on a thematic rather than chronologic curation style. Many of the cases in the exhibit include nods to this dedication to the best design, straying from tradition, and the student spirit that was present in every decade of the College.  

    With all these themes in mind, my team and I felt there was also an element to the College of Design that was very forward-thinking. Even contemporary designs by faculty and students had long-term impacts that we still talk about today. The College of Design operated in the world of “tomorrow,” and it was that kind of thinking that has created such an important legacy. 

    If I had to sum up this exhibit in one sentence it would be “Since its early days in the old World War II barracks on campus, the College of Design has remained a space that, throughout time, allowed for constant curiosity, freedom of expression and experimentation, and the pushing of boundaries.” But I also hope people take a moment to read about those stories, designs, and people not always included in what we historians like to call the “traditional” narrative. It was in discovering these moments in history and finding these more “hidden” histories in the archives that I enjoyed the most.

    I’d also like to direct attention to some blog posts I wrote that are located on the SCRC website. These blogs are also present in the exhibit as QR codes. 

    College of Design History — The Construction of Archives

    College of Design History — A tour of the COD around campus

    College of Design History — The Early Artists

    College of Design History– 75 Years of Design Curriculum

    College of Design History– Challenging the Norm Through Design 

    College of Design History- George Matsumoto

  • 28 Mar 2024 09:41 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2024 Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award recipient!

    SNCA’s Development Committee is honored to announce Martha Elmore as the recipient of the Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award!

    Martha has served in Special Collections at East Carolina University’s Joyner Library for over 40 years. She began her service in 1976 as a student worker. Martha currently serves as the Manuscript Archivist for the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, where she has played a vital role in preserving the history of eastern North Carolina through fostering relationships with donors and through personally donating and curating several collections and items. Martha’s nominator also notes that she has “consistently served the archival profession…as a mentor, colleague, and friend for many archivists and cultural heritage workers throughout her time at ECU.”

    Martha will be recognized at the conference in April.

    The Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the archival profession in the state of North Carolina.  Nominations for next year’s award will be accepted next spring. Watch the SNCA blog and listserv for announcements.

  • 26 Mar 2024 07:39 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2024 Michelle Francis Scholarship recipient!

    SNCA’s Development Committee is pleased to announce that Laura Silva is a recipient of one of this year’s Michelle Francis Scholarships.

    Laura is the Archives Services Librarian at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She is a certified archivist with over six years of experience in academic libraries, five of which have been in archive services as a long arranger. Laura is excited to attend this year’s conference to network with other SNCA members!

    Laura will receive a certificate at the conference.

    The Michelle Francis Scholarship is awarded to provide SNCA members access to professional development opportunities through attendance at the annual SNCA conference. Generally, two awards of $250 are presented each year. Applications for next year’s awards will be accepted next spring. Watch the SNCA blog and listserv for announcements.


  • 12 Mar 2024 17:13 | Stephanie Bennett

    The following candidates will be on SNCA members' ballots this spring.

    President: Josh Hager, Government Records Description Unit Head, State Archives of North Carolina   

    I have had the privilege to serve as a SNCA Member at Large, Education Chair, and (currently) as the Vice President and Programming Chair. In total, I have seven years of experience serving on the SNCA Executive Board. In my capacity as Education Chair, I helped facilitate virtual workshops during the height of the pandemic and I oversaw the redesign of the Williams Award, which went into implementation with this year's call for nominations. As Vice President, I am working on planning the 2024 Annual Meeting as our 40th Anniversary commemoration. I have also assisted with strategic planning for SNCA with the other current board members.   

    My hope is to continue the progress made by the current board in strategic planning and reach an implementation of some key goals. Specifically, I hope to oversee a major discussion of how SNCA can best serve students and those seeking employment in the field. I also want to facilitate SNCA's role in encouraging professional development and networking, both in person and in virtual settings. Finally, I want to continue exploring ways that SNCA can assist the professional work for archivists in North Carolina as smaller institutions through facilitating targeted collaborations and exploring the potential for microgrants. Thank you for your consideration. Can't wait to see you all in Raleigh on April 18! 

    Vice President/Program Chair: Patrick Cash, East Carolina University   

    I have been an active member of SNCA for the past ten years and have seen firsthand the benefit the organization offers for archivists and cultural heritage workers across our state. During my time in SNCA, I have served on the Education Committee, assisted in planning the 2023 and 2024 annual conferences as part of the Programming Committee, and am currently serving on the SNCA Executive Board as Membership Chair. As Membership Chair, I have worked to streamline the approval/renewal process for new members while also improving on membership communication via the membership management system. I have also been a part of conversations with organizational leadership in looking at ways we can improve our membership experience and the benefits that membership to SNCA provides to individuals. assisted with strategic planning for SNCA with the other current board members. 

    If elected, it is my goal to continue building off the work of the current SNCA Executive Board by focusing on ensuring that SNCA is best suited to serve its members by providing professional development, networking opportunities, and a sense of professional community-building year-round.  As we continue to navigate the post-pandemic world, we need to ensure that SNCA continues to be a professional organization where individuals can see that there are benefits to joining and remaining active members. 

    Treasurer (2 year positions): Harry L. Cooke, Gaston College   

    Over the years I have served as treasurer to a variety of organizations, including Conover Lutheran Church, the state Humane Society, Friends of the Library, L and H Properties, and SNCA.  The goal is to invest funds above budget needs to create additional income for the organization. 

    Publications Chair (2 year positions): Rebecca Williams, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives   

    I am the Archives Librarian for Research, Outreach, & Education at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives where I support research and teaching by providing access to collections and encouraging their use by the Duke Health community and the public. I have been there since 2016 after graduating with a MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill. I have most recently served as an Officer at Large for Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS) and have really enjoyed connecting with other archivists through a professional organization. As a lifelong North Carolina resident, I have greatly benefited from the wisdom and guidance from North Carolina archivists. I appreciate the opportunity to become more active in SNCA. 

    Member-At-Large, SAA Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) Representative (2 year) position: Adreonna Bennett, UNC Charlotte  

    I hold the position of Community Engagement Archivist at UNC Charlotte. I have a BA in Communication Studies from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master's in Library Science from the illustrious North Carolina Central University. In my role, at UNC Charlotte, I oversee outreach and engagement initiatives for the special collections unit within J. Murrey Atkins. I’ve collaborated with faculty, staff, and students at the university on events and projects centered around Charlotte’s history and also worked with folks at other repositories across the city. I am interested in the position of SAA RAAC Representative Member at Large position because I would like to not only be more involved with SNCA but also liaise with archivists and memory workers in other regions. Furthermore, I believe that North Carolina is unique in its institutions and collections. I would love the opportunity to not only share the amazing work going on across our state but also bring back information that would be beneficial to our work. I am eager to leverage my skills and experience to contribute to the success of our consortium and to help shape a vibrant future for our region. 

    Member-At-Large, New Professional/Student Member (2 year position): Davia Webb, UNC-Chapel Hill   

    I am a second-year graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. My interest in this position comes from my strong belief that community is a critical component for the improvement and progression of the information professional field. Serving the Society of North Carolina Archivists as a liaison to library schools in my home state of North Carolina will prove to be a great opportunity to collaborate, gain new perspectives, and celebrate the evolving diversity of our practice. I hope to promote vibrant and productive communication for everyone who shares goals and interests in archival materials and resources. The archival community is overflowing with knowledge and mindfulness of how our actions impact archives and their use. Because of this, it is important to share and learn from each other, and I want to be a contributor towards that goal. 

  • 14 Feb 2024 11:49 | E-Resources Chair (Administrator)

    SNCA’s Education Committee is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s student awards.

    Griffin Anderson, a student enrolled in East Carolina University’s Master of Library Science program, is one of two recipients of this year’s C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship.

    Anderson works as branch manager at Moss Memorial Library where he has been building an archives of local and regional history, the Mary Fonda Heritage Center.

    Kensington Laube, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, is also a recipient of this year’s C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship

    Laube currently works as a graduate assistant for the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Library and has previously served as a library and archives intern for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and as a special collections student employee at the Randall Library.

    The C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship awards $500 to support attendance at SNCA’s upcoming annual conference and can be used for pre-conference workshops and other professional development opportunities. This award also provides a one year membership in SNCA.

    Emma Dingle, a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Information and Library Science, is the recipient of the Gene J. Williams Student Paper Award. Dingle’s paper, “A Snapshot of Literary Manuscript Collecting in the United States and Britain,” which was written as coursework for the Rare Books and Manuscripts course, will be published in the next issue of Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists.

    Dingle’s paper describes the acquisition of British and Irish manuscripts from the nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century through two case studies of the special collections libraries of Marquette University and Emory University.

    The Gene J. Williams Award also provides $250, free attendance to this year’s SNCA conference, and a one-year membership to SNCA.

    Congratulations to all three students!

    Applications for next year’s awards will be accepted next winter. Please watch the SNCA blog and listserv for announcements.

  • 15 Dec 2023 10:37 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    Contributed by Andy Poore, Mooresville Public Library

    Early this fall Mooresville Public Library’s Local History & Archives (LHA) received a donation that is representative of the LHA’s collection goals and priorities in the documentation of notable citizens of Mooresville. The collection, comprised of photographs and documents, was given in memory of Dorothy Brown, who was known throughout her life as “Long Sam” and had attained fame for her likeness to the cartoon character of the same name.  Through collections such as this, the archives endeavors to develop an intellectual and comprehensive understanding of the lives of citizens from Mooresville who achieved fame both within the town and the beyond the community.

    Dorothy Mae Brown was born in 1940, one of ten children, to a rural family in Wilkes County.  At the age of three her family moved to Iredell County and the Mooresville community.  Raised in a small house along the banks of the Catawba River, Dorothy dropped out of school in the 7th grade to help her mother with her younger siblings and to help provide for the family by babysitting for others. 

    In 1954 Al Capp and Bob Lubbers, best known for their creation of “Li’l Abner” launched their newest comic strip “Long Sam” about a young woman who lived in a small mountain community. The strip dealt with her growing up and venturing into the “outside” world from her mountain community. The strip was a hit and was quickly syndicated in all major newspapers in the U.S.  In 1956 Tom McKnight, owner and publisher of the Mooresville Tribune, and photographer Fletcher Davis were out along the Catawba River working on a story about a local moonshine operation when Dorothy Brown stepped from the woods and “Long Sam” became one of Mooresville’s famous citizens.


    Amazed at how much she looked like the cartoon figure, Mr. McKnight wrote a story titled The Girl in Black which caught the attention of Kays Gary, a columnist for The Charlotte Observer.  The story was soon picked up and quickly appeared in all the papers, which caught the attention of Life magazine, who sent someone to photograph Ms. Brown. The story and the photographs caught the attention of one of the members of the Ed Sullivan Show, and soon an invitation was sent to her to appear on the show. This young woman from a small town in North Carolina was soon standing on the stage of one of the nation’s most famous television shows, and that story was picked up by Newsweek magazine. She was then asked to appear on the Steve Allen Show and to appear on Broadway in a live version of L’il Abner.  She turned them down.  


    After her trip and brief stay in New York, she returned home where friends of Mr. McKnight, Ross and Virigina Puette, paid for Dorothy to finish her high school degree at Wingate Junior College.  After Wingate, she attended The Women’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro) where she graduated with her B.A. and teaching certification. She returned to Mooresville and eventually moved to Charlotte where she taught at Idlewild Elementary until she retired.  She passed away March 5, 2023.

    For Dorothy, never having traveled much outside of Iredell County, the experience of becoming a celebrity was a whirlwind introduction to the world outside her community. She was exposed to life outside a small Southern town and was presented with opportunities that, under normal circumstances, would not have been available to her. Although she chose not to remain in the limelight, she was able to realize her dream of becoming a teacher and helping others through education. 
  • 7 Dec 2023 13:35 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    The Forsyth County Public Library’s North Carolina Collection welcomed a new staff member in October. Cade Carlson is the new photograph collection librarian in charge of caring for the library’s extensive photograph collections and responding to Digital Forsyth requests. Cade graduated from the UNC School of Information and Library Science where his focus was on archives and records management. He brings a range of experience with him to his new library role, having worked as a retail manager, bookstore staff, and a library clerk. He is also a self-trained collage and spray paint artist. We are happy to welcome him to the team!

    Q & A with Cade

    1. What made you want to work with library special collections?

    A couple of factors drove my interest in working with such a collection: previous professional experience working with implementing physical organization systems (creating and implementing a book and media department for the creative reuse thrift store, the Scrap Exchange), having my passion for archives awakened early in my time as a graduate student at UNC’s SILS, and my time as a field experience volunteer at the North Carolina Collection at Durham’s Central Library. Each of these contributed to my intent to be able to work with elevating such collections and providing avenues for accessing them.

    2. What types of Images does the Forsyth County Public Library ("the Library") photograph collection contain?

    The Library’s photograph collection contains a vast cornucopia of historic and contemporary images that together produce a highly contextual gestalt of the history of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. A large bulk of the collection are images that were captured by former photographers for the Winston Salem Journal and Twin City Sentinel as well as a large swath of portrait studio images depicting residents of Winston-Salem (and that’s only scratching the surface of what is on hand!). The collection is always growing through donations, where it continues to evolve and paint an even more vivid picture of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

    3. How can customers access the photograph collection?

    Much of the collection is available for public viewing via the Digital Forsyth website. The website enables patrons to search for images through keyword/subject searching. Relevant images can be viewed with extensive descriptive information (metadata) being present for further contextual elucidation on the nature of the images. Patrons can request high resolution digital prints for a fee via this website as well (look for the “Want a print of this photograph?” link on a respective image’s page). The watermarked images on Digital Forsyth are free to use as well, so long as they are remarked as “Courtesy of Forsyth County Public Library.” For special requests regarding viewing images in person, or for patrons seeking images that may not be present on the Digital Forsyth website, we welcome you to contact us to arrange for such a session.

    4. How did you become an artist?

    I attended Durham School of the Arts for high school, where I was able to take classes related to classical guitar, piano, and photography. Once I started attending college, I made a series of creative pivots and experienced numerous “happy accidents” that reallocated my artistic pursuits towards working with collage and spray paint as my primary mediums. After graduating from undergrad, I co-founded the Durty Durham Artist Cooperative with many DSA alumni, where we aimed to create opportunities/spaces for young artists to be able to show/perform their artistic endeavors. Being a part of this collective further entrenched my pursuit of personal artistic growth to the point where it’s hard to imagine not continuing to create and evolve through my artistic output.

    5. How does a collage and spray paint artist make art?

    My workflows involve creating narratives through the selection/arrangement of the volumes of carefully cut-out images from any analog/physical source of interest that I can get my hands on. The spray paint aspect serves as the backdrop to these narratives, where the use of color and constant experimentation (the gross majority of my spray paint work involves how it interacts with the direct introduction of water to the panel/board) aims to be in service of the narratives, with the hope of being able to marry the two mediums through the use of dream logic, magical realism, and colors selection. My work can be viewed on my portfolio website, Spraygaze; you can also follow me on my Instagram account.

  • 15 Nov 2023 10:50 | Stephanie Bennett

    We can't wait to welcome everyone to our first in-person meeting since 2019
    as we celebrate SNCA's 40th Anniversary at the State Archives Building in
    Downtown Raleigh on April 18-19, 2024. The official theme, calls for
    proposals, and registration information are coming soon. If you have any
    questions in the meantime, please let me know. We'll see you in Raleigh
    next spring!

  • 2 Nov 2023 10:34 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    Submitted by Kathelene McCarty Smith, Department Head, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    A letter found in the papers of Dr. Charles Duncan McIver, the founder and first president of the State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro), noted that he had always wanted to see a “first class [train] wreck.” He got his wish on the night of August 25, 1902, when Southern Railway’s Fast Mail Train No. 35 ran off the rails near Harkins, South Carolina. Fast Mail express trains had been operated by Southern Railway since the late 19th century and were particularly perilous because of their speed. But they were attractive to some passengers, such as Dr. McIver, as they often journeyed at night and were faster than the alternative methods of travel. He booked a seat on the No. 35 train in hopes of a quick trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to speak at the Teachers’ Institute.

    Wreck of Southern Railway's No. 35 Mail Train

    The train, which carried the mail from New York to Atlanta, was running at the rapid speed of sixty miles per hour when it encountered a sabotaged section of the track. The conductor, Henry Busha, who was injured in the wreck, blamed the incident on “miscreants” whose mischief caused the train to hit the open switch and careen off the tracks, leaving the engine, mail car, baggage car, and coaches stranded on their sides. Busha made it a point to tell reporters that he had not jumped out of the engine but crawled to safety; thus, keeping his pride intact and ensuring that he was not to blame. News accounts considered it “nothing short of a miracle” that no one was killed, although several people were seriously injured. Many witnesses who were at the scene saw nothing wrong with the switch and believed that there was no evidence of foul play, but railroad authorities believed that there was proof of premeditative tampering, as a crowbar was found, and spikes were pried out of a side track. Believing that the saboteurs might still be nearby, bloodhounds were employed in efforts to hunt them down, but to no avail.

    Debris from the wreck

    Train wrecks were not uncommon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and some included Fast Mail trains like the one Dr. McIver rode. One of the most famous occurred almost a year after McIver’s experience. On September 27, 1903, another Southern Railway Fast Mail train jumped the track near Danville, Virginia. Like the event that took place the year before, this crash was partially caused by the accelerated speed of train in the attempt to make up for lost time. The momentum resulted in a plunge of forty-five feet off the Stillhouse Branch trestle. The wreck soon became a public spectacle, and many people came to view the horrible scene. Eleven members of the crew perished, and almost everyone on the train was injured, becoming the worst train wreck in the history of the state of Virginia. Soon lore began to supersede facts, and ghostly figures and train whistles began to be witnessed. The incident even inspired the 1924 hit country song “The Wreck on the Southern Old 97,” which sold six million records, and since has been recorded by many country artists.

    The Wreck of the Southern Old 97

    Dr. McIver knew that his wife, Lula, had been worried about his propensity for riding on night trains. In fact, she wrote her husband a letter only a few weeks before the wreck expressing her concerns. She cited a recent train wreck that occurred at night, and she expressed a strong preference for him to travel by day – even if it delayed his homecoming several hours. He noted her apprehension but countered with this comment made by Mark Twain: An insurance man tried to sell Twain a policy as he was boarding a train. Twain told him, “No, I don’t want it. More people die in beds than on trains.”

    Reassuring telegram after a "fearful wreck"

    Mrs. McIver’s fears were realized when her husband’s train went off the rails in the early hours of August 25. She did not accompany her husband to Atlanta but remained at home on the college campus with their small family. As soon as he was able, he sent her a Western Union telegram reading, “In fearful wreck this evening but not injured at all.” After Dr. McIver was settled in his “delightful room on the fifth floor” of his Atlanta hotel, he wrote to Lula again, regaling her of his adventure. He described the general pandemonium after the wreck, especially the cries of “murder” from an older passenger. He wrote that the engine that “lay flat on the side and whistled mournfully for 20 minutes” and the wood which was strewn everywhere and eventually used for a bonfire. He even enclosed a piece of the wood in his letter as a “souvenir of the wreck.” His general tone was surprisingly cheerful, no doubt to soothe his wife’s panic, and he closed with “No news – Love to you all!

    Charles and Lula McIver and their children

    Ironically, Mark Twain’s story would not hold true for Dr. McIver. On September 17, 1906, he caught the early morning train to Raleigh, North Carolina, to meet a group who was traveling with politician William Jennings Bryan back to Greensboro. The train stopped in Durham for Bryan to make a campaign speech and for the party to have lunch. After lunch, McIver complained of indigestion and acute chest pains, and decided to return to the club car to rest. He died shortly afterwards, suffering a stroke while returning from Raleigh – on a train.


    • President Charles Duncan McIver Records, Correspondence of Dr. and Mrs. McIver, 1892-1902; Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    • “Bad Wreck Due to Miscreants,” The Atlanta Constitution 26 Aug 1902, p 7.
    • “Wreck of the Old 97,” Encyclopedia Virginia,

  • 3 Oct 2023 13:05 | Courtney Bailey (Administrator)

    The Society of North Carolina Archivists Archives Month Committee invites you to a series of Lunch and Learns.  An impressive array of presenters is ready to explore this year’s theme:



    Calamity, &

    Anguish in the Archives

     Murder victim, Dawson Street, Raleigh, April 1959.  NO_4-3-1959_pilkingtonmurder From the N&O negative collection, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. Photo copyrighted by the News and Observer. Illegal to use without express permission from the N&O.

    Thursday, Oct. 5 at 12:00 p.m. 

    "It Was a Train Wreck: Calamitous and Scandalous Tales from the UNCG Archives," join panelists Patrick Dollar, Suzanne Helms, Stacey Krim, Erin Lawrimore, and Kathelene McCarty Smith as they share information about different incidents/people from their collections. 


    Thursday, Oct. 12 at 12:00 p.m. 

    "Forevermore I’ll Sing”: Traditional Ballads from Sodom Laurel with Donna Ray Norton an eighth-generation descendant of the original settlers of Madison County, and of its music tradition. The ballads that Donna Ray sings are widely known as murder ballads, but her family calls them love songs. You’re sure to hear something about unrequited love, someone’s father killing her lover, maybe even someone’s head getting cut off. 


    Thursday, Oct. 26 at 12:00 p.m. 

    “Misdeeds and Depravity in the A/V Collection,”with Ian Dunn, Processing Archivist in the Audiovisual Materials Unit of the Special Collections Section, State Archives of North Carolina. 


    To register, visit the SNCA website and look for Upcoming Events.

    Visit the SNCA Facebook page for additional tales of Scandal, Nuisance, Calamity, and Anguish in the Archives! 

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