Edward J. McCauley Photographs
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About this Collection

Edward Johnson McCauley (1926-2003) was a photojournalist and life long resident of Burlington, N.C. He spent more than twenty years on the staff of the Burlington Daily Times-News, covering a wide variety of events in Burlington, across Alamance County, and in other parts of North Carolina. He was also a professional portrait photographer, photographic developer, and framer. The collection contains photographic material created by Edward J. McCauley between the years 1949 and 1974, mostly for the Burlington Daily Times-News, but also as a private photographer and developer (portraits, weddings, and other events). Included are images of local, state, and national politicians and political events; news events; Burlington businesses; civic groups and other organizations; Alamance County schools; sporting events; and other images that document daily life in North Carolina. Most of the images are from Burlington and Alamance County, but many other North Carolina localities are also represented.

The digital collection presented here contains examples of photographic material created by Edward J. McCauley between the years 1952 and 1972, mostly for the Burlington Daily Times-News. A majority of the images come from sub-series 1.6 (McCauley called this group "Special Negatives") and center around political campaigns/elections and other events in and around Alamance County. This digital collection represents only a small percentage (around 600 images) of the nearly 90,000 images found in the Edward J. McCauley Photographic Materials (P082: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives). Researchers are encouraged to use the finding aid to locate additional subjects and locales in this collection.