The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is in the process of adding the yearbooks of Bennett College to the Internet Archive. Bennett College is a Historically Black College in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. The yearbook began in the 1961-1962 year. As of this writing, they have added up to 1982 but it is very likely they will add past this year.
The first issue of the yearbook has a wonderful inscription from the yearbook editor, Jean Franklin, to the college president, Dr. Willa B. Player.
- Inscription to President Dr. Willa B. Player
The inscription reads
This is the first edition of the Bennett College Yearbook, 1961-1962, compliments of the junior class and the yearbook staff.
I hope as you read this first pictorial account of the life at Bennett you will be constantly reminded of the unyielding determination of everyone concerned to produce something that would be memorable and cherished by the Bennett family in the years to come.
I look forward to seeing more of these important volumes come online. You can find a link to them under “Guilford County” on the Yearbooks page.
Your site coordinator is going to try and do a better job of posting updates here on the blog. I add resources quite often, but for some reason don’t do the update.
A new addition to the Bookshelf today is a few volumes of an index to the Durham Herald newspaper of Durham. These were compiled by staff at the paper. It seems that there are both name & subject indexes. They include information from articles and photographs from the local and regional editions of the Durham-Herald and the Durham Sun. The scope of the index focused on articles of local interest.
At the time of this writing, a few have been uploaded to the Internet Archive including:
In the Name index you’ll find the person’s name, followed by notes and symbols telling you more about the news item. Here are examples for obituary listings of Ms. Alberta Council Leak and Facious Shaquitta Leak:
Alberta’s obituary appeared in the May 26th, 1984 issue of the Durham Herald, 2nd Edition, Section C, Page 8, and the “O” is for obituary. Now that we know this information, it makes requesting it from the Durham County Public Library all that much easier.
These have been added to the Newspapers page and the list will be updated as I learn of new additions. Enjoy!
The following items were added to the Bookshelf this month:
- Alamance County
- Dedication and unveiling of the Dr. Charles Richard Drew memorial marker : Alamance County, N.C., April 5, 1986 — added to Biographies
- Caldwell County
- added to the Military page – Reminscences of Caldwell County, N. C. : in the Great War of 1861-65 (1913)
- Cumberland County
- Fayetteville State University yearbook links added
- Forsyth County
- added links to the 1940-1997 Wake Forest Yearbooks
- Guilford County
- Life and character of Governor Alexander Martin (1898) – added to Biographies page
- UNC-Greensboro Alumni News newsletters – added to Education page
- The history of Guilford County, North Carolina (1902) – added to the History page
- Orange County
- Life and character of Hon. David L. Swain, late president of the University of North Carolina : a memorial oration (1878) – added to Education page
- Wake County
- History of the Wake County Ladies Memorial Association : confederate memorials in Capitol Square, Memorial Pavilion, the House of Memory and the Confederate cemetery (1938) — added to the Military page
- Peace College Yearbooks : 1902 to 2009 –added to Yearbooks page
Older yearbooks for Peace College in Raleigh (Wake County) have been added to the Internet Archive by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. So far, yearbooks from 1902 – 1912 are online. So far, the NCGenWeb Yearbook Index contains graduating class members from this 10 year time span (excluding 1905). You can read more on the Wake County NCGenWeb site.
Looks like UNC is adding another set of yearbooks to the Internet Archive. This time, it’s great news for Harnett County researchers — the yearbook is for Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
At the time of this blog post five volumes have been added – 1912 – 1916 and 1927-1930. I’m keeping my eye out for more additions, so check the Yearbook Listings page for updates.
The UNC Alumni Review was a newspaper presenting updates on UNC Alumni. A link to the 1912-1924 issues has been added to the Education page under the Orange County header.
The purpose of this site is to provide as a directory for NC-related e-texts/documents that may be useful for your family history & genealogical research. As part of the NCGenWeb Project, we envision this site as being of use to browse and locate texts at either the state level and/or the individual county levels. You will find that some of these texts will be linked from the individual county pages, but a central location can also prove useful for overall discovery.
Some items to know as you navigate:
- all is not perfect yet! we need to go through and standardize the look of some of the pages; but, we’ll get there – just bear with us
- items are organized by major topics (see left sidebar)
- on each topic page, items are organized by those most relevant across the state, followed by categorization at the county level
- sometimes, an e-document will be listed in more than one category
- if you know of something we’ve missed – tell us!
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