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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State Archives of North Carolina
The State Archives of North Carolina (SANC) provides guidance concerning the preservation and management of government records to state, county, city and state university officials; and collects, preserves and provides public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina. The first role is handled primarily by the Government Records Section, while the second is the focus of several specialized sections, which are collectively called the “State Archives of North Carolina."
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.
State Library of North Carolina
Established in 1812, the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) provides exceptional library service and exceptional service to libraries. We enrich the lives of North Carolinians through access to information resources; we strengthen communities through exceptional library services; and we inspire and support literacy and lifelong learning for all North Carolinians. The State Library is a division of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Copyright and Use Restrictions
The materials included in the North Carolina Digital Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. Each item in the collections has a rights statement included in its description, which identifies any restrictions on use. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
We try to properly assess the copyright status of items in our collections. However, if you are a copyright holder who is not properly identified or who would prefer not to have your materials included in our collections, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Line Guidance and Use Permissions
Unless otherwise stipulated in the rights statement, we request that reuse of any item carry a credit line stating "Courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources."
If an item is from the State Archives of North Carolina, please refer to their Permissions and Citations page for guidance.
Statement on Harmful Content
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.