This collection consists of links to digitized audio recordings of the North Carolina Senate daily legislative sessions from the North Carolina General Assembly. The original recordings are part of the Senate audio record series held at the State Archives of North Carolina and contain the official audio records of the chamber’s daily floor debates. Listening copies of these materials are hosted through the Internet Archive but indexed in this online collection. The digitization of Senate audio originally recorded on audio cassette, 1979–1980, and Dictaphone Veritrac tape, 1993–2005, was supported by a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The grant program is made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Recordings available online are: 1977–1978 biennium: legislative days 79–113, 116–126, and 128–136; 1979–1980 biennium: legislative days 1–58 and 60–122; 1993–1994 biennium: legislative days 1–109, extraordinary session days E1–E31, legislative days 110–144; 1995–1996 biennium: legislative days 1–109; extraordinary session 1, day E1; legislative days 110–134; extraordinary session 2, days E1–E20; 1997–1998 biennium: legislative days 1–124, extraordinary session days E1–E22, legislative days 125–152; 1999–2000 biennium: legislative days 1–101; extraordinary session 1, days E1–E2; extraordinary session 2, day E1; legislative days 102–224; 2001–2002 biennium: legislative days 1–173 extraordinary session days E1–E75, legislative days 174–243; 2003–2004 biennium: legislative days 1–105; extraordinary session 1, days E1–E2; extraordinary session 2, days E1–E2; legislative days 106–149; extraordinary session 3, day E1; 2005–2006 biennium: legislative days 1–126 and 129–176; 2007–2008 biennium: legislative days 1–154; 2009–2010 biennium: legislative days 1–148; 2011–2012 biennium: legislative days 1–137. The 2007 legislative day 26 took place at East Carolina University and was recorded on a cassette tape. It is not currently available online. Additional Senate floor debate audio from 1965–1967 and 1975–1992 are held at the State Archives and made available through fee-based digitization-on-demand.
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