The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina would like to announce the availability online of one of its largest WWII photograph collections. The 392 photographs are from the Robert R. Morrison Jr. Papers (WWII 33) in the World War II Papers of the Military Collection. They are the most completely identified and dated collection of European Theater occupation photographs in the Military Collection, containing full captions written by Morrison Jr.
In 1939, the lives of nine German Jewish families were rescued from the Holocaust and given homes and small farms in rural Pender County.
All are cordially invited to a dedication program & unveiling of a new North Carolina Highway Historical Marker
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Pender County Public Library
103 S. Cowan St. in Burgaw, North Carolina
N.C. MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Annual Meeting and Symposium
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Members and Officers of the North Carolina Military Historical Society hereby announce and invite you and your friends to attend the annual meeting and SYMPOSIUM featuring speakers and exhibits focusing on North Carolina’s contributions during the First World War.
Since the spring of 1988, approximately 400 scholars have been awarded Archie K. Davis Fellowships in a targeted research program sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society. On a competitive basis, the program’s funding has supported hands-on research by young scholars spending time in North Carolina’s historical and cultural collections, both public and private.
As part of the symposium Going Viral: Impact and Implications of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, a discussion website provides a place to share stories, recollections, dialogue and artifacts related to the 1918 flu pandemic. There you will find personal stories passed down to new generations.
To read first-person testimonials and participate, please visit the website at http://1918flustories.web.unc.edu/
About Going Viral:
North Carolina Heritage Awards Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
THURSDAY APRIL 12, 2018
5PM - 9PM
Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, Room 504
The 135th United States Colored Troop Presents:
The 1st Annual United States Colored Troops Living History Weekend
"Rather Die Free Men, Than Live To Be Slaves"
See and hear history come alive and meet the men of the 135th USCT, a regiment of Sherman's Army formed in Goldsboro, North Carolina.
Location: Historic Downtown Goldsboro, Pop-up Museum - Paramount Theater - Encampment on Center Street
O Lost! The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Thomas Wolfe and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Main Lobby and Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is pleased to announce that it will award up to eight short-term summer research fellowships in the amount of $1,250 to support intensive, innovative, and impactful research use of its collections.
Supported topics include: