The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 158,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable, and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.

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In addition to the main location in Raleigh, N.C., the State Archives also includes two regional archives: the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo, N.C., and the Western Regional Archives in Asheville, N.C. The State Archives is a division of the Office of Archives and History and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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The NC Digital Collections features content from the State Library of North Carolina’s Government and Heritage Library, State Archives of North Carolina, and North Carolina state agencies, from different time periods for educational and research purposes. Providing broad access to North Carolina’s historical record as it was originally recorded or published is important for research. You may encounter terms or images that are hurtful to you or set off strong emotional responses. We share this message because we care about your experience on the site and want to strike a balance between transparency, access, and inclusivity for our users. Please contact the Government and Heritage Library or State Archives with questions or comments.