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Research Guides

100 or So Good North Carolina Reference Sources
A bibliography of North Carolina sources classified by subject.

African American Newspapers in North Carolina
African American newspapers from the 19th-century to the present organized by city.

Agriculture in North Carolina
This research guide investigates the subject of agriculture in North Carolina. It covers the pre-colonial era to the 20th century and contains subtopics such as women in agriculture, farmers' markets, and the North Carolina State Fair.

Artist Information
An index to the ephemera collection on North Carolina artists.

Artists of North Carolina
A research guide prepared by the Sloan Art Library that includes a variety of sources, both in print and online, on artists native to or working in North Carolina from its beginnings to the present day. The focus is on visual artists, folk/outsider artists, and photographers.

Authors - Literary Scrapbooks
The Literary Scrapbook contains book reviews, author profiles, promotional information, and dustjackets from 1932-1993 about North Carolina books and authors.

City Directories
This list of North Carolina City Directories is organized by city, date, and county.

Desegregation at UNC Bibliography
The materials listed here cover the debate over desegregation beginning in 1930, with most materials relating to the admission of African American graduate students in 1951 and undergraduates in 1955.

Directory of North Carolina Photographers
This is a list of North Carolina photographers through the year 1910.

Education in North Carolina - Study Guide
A pathfinder on public education in North Carolina

Industrial History of North Carolina
Banking, biotechnology, furniture, naval stores, textiles and tobacco are a few of the prominent industries that have shaped the state's history and cultural character. This research guide introduces researchers to a selection of these materials in the North Carolina Collection.

Literary Award Winners
Award winning writers in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and juvenile literature in North Carolina.

Literary Scrapbooks
The Literary Scrapbook contains book reviews, author profiles, promotional information, and dustjackets from 1932-1993 about North Carolina books and authors.

Maritime History of North Carolina: A Research Guide
This guide addresses North Carolina's maritime history from pre-colonial times to the 20th century. It contains a sample of materials that are representative of various time periods and subtopics, such as pirates, shipwrecks, and maritime archaeology.

Native Americans in North Carolina - Bibliography
General works on Native Americans in North Carolina, and an extensive listing of resources available on the seven tribes recognized by the state of North Carolina.

Newspapers on Microfilm by Date - Up to and including 1865
A guide to the North Carolina Collection's extensive microfilm newspaper collection organized by date up to 1865.

North Carolina Counties - Photographic Archives
A general image file arranged by county and comprises approximately 5,200 prints and photographs of places, events, and people.

The Carolina Elephant Token. NCC Gallery

Numismatics
A small collection of currency holdings from the North Carolina Collection Gallery.

Ocracoke Island, N.C.
A research guide offering an overview of resources held by the North Carolina Collection relating to Ocracoke Island.

Orange County, N.C.
A research guide offering an overview of resources held by the North Carolina Collection relating to Orange County.

Phone Books by City
A comprehensive list of the phone book holdings of the North Carolina Collection organized by town/city name, date, and phonebook title.

Presidents and Chancellors of the University of North Carolina
From 1794 to today, a list of all the Presidents and Chancellors.

Religion -- A Guide to Researching the History of Religion in North Carolina
On overview of material contained in the North Carolina Collection pertaining to the various religious organizations and religious history of the state.

Revolutionary Era in North Carolina
North Carolina History resources from 1763-1789 including military histories, loyalists, the regulators, and the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

Sanborn Insurance Maps
An index of the North Carolina Sanborn Insurance Maps.

Student Protest Movements
Bibliographic resources on he Speaker Ban Controversy (1963), Food Workers' Strike (1969), and anti-Vietnam protests in 1969 and 1970.

Talk Like A Tar Heel
Learn how to pronounce names in North Carolina by listening to these audio files.

Telephone Books
A comprehensive list of the phone book holdings of the North Carolina Collection organized by town/city name, date, and phonebook title.

Textile Mills, Mill Villages and Mill Life in North Carolina - Study Guide
A bibliography of resources about textile mills, mill villages, and mill life in North Carolina

Old Well Old Well, ca. 1892. NCC Photo Archives

This Day in the History of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A day-by-day look at different events from the University.

This Month in North Carolina History
Short historical essays about North Carolina from famous people and events to important historic landmarks. This site is updated monthly.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Online Resources
A variety of online resources about the University maintained by the North Carolina Collection.

Thomas Wolfe Collection - Finding Aid
Learn more about Thomas Wolfe and his writings. Includes a biographical sketch, images of letters Wolfe wrote, and an index of the North Carolina Collection holdings relating to Wolfe.