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F U R T H E R R E A D I N G ANYONE who wants to look further into the history of North Carolina will find a wide range of options. There are books covering certain periods of time, specific events, counties, cities, churches, schools, businesses, or families, as well as civic, professional, and historicalorganizations. Biographiesof individuals and volumes of collected biographies arenumerous. Other books contain such printed source materials aschartersand constitutions; selected correspondence of individuals and organizations ; minutes of legislative bodies, committees, and professional organizations; and militaryrecords. Manynewspapers and periodicalsfrom the eighteenth century to the present survive in original form and some are available on microfilm as are many manuscript records from county courthouses, afewofwhich date from as early as the late i6oos. Selected source materialshave been indexed byindividuals, libraries,andarchival agencies. In a fewinstances these indexeshave been published, but in others they are available only at the creating agency. For example, the North Carolina Collection at the Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill hasacard index of biographies found in severalhundred obscure volumes, and the public librariesin Charlotte, Durham, and Greensboro have indexesof the morning daily newspaper in their city. The outstanding repository of printed materials relatingto the state isthe North Carolina Collection, but there also are fine collections at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and at East Carolina University. Most of the other universities and colleges in the state have special collections aswell. Western CarolinaUniversity at Cullowhee and Appalachian State University at Boone have good collections of regional material. In addition, many public librarieshave unusually complete collections —notably those in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Salisbury, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem. The State Library in Raleigh contains much documentation, but it isnot designated asa special collection. At the Elizabeth II State Historic Site, the Outer BanksHistory Center contains an extensivecollection developed byDavid Stick, with emphasis on the state's coastal history. Manuscript records may be consulted at the State Archives in Raleigh where colonial and state archives as well as many county and local records are located. Numerous photocopies of documents from repositories in Great Britain are available there as well. Some private manuscripts, such as personal and business correspondence , arealso in the StateArchives,but an even wider rangewill be found in the Southern Historical Collection at Chapel Hill, in the Manuscripts Department at the Duke UniversityLibrary in Durham, and in the manuscript collections at East Carolina Universityat Greenville and Wake Forest Universityat Winston-Salem, as well asat some other colleges and regional universities. Extensiverecords of the Presbyterian church are located at Montreat, whileMoravianarchives datingfrom 1752 are 593 594 Further Reading at Winston-Salem. Smaller Methodist collections are at Lake Junaluska and Statesville , while Episcopal records are in Raleigh, Lutheran and German Reformed records at Salisbury, Quaker records at Guilfbrd College, and others elsewhere but especially in the larger manuscript collections already mentioned in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. The state's universities as well as some of the colleges have archivists to maintain the official records oftheir institution, whereasalumniassociations usually keep records of former students. Books, pamphlets, and periodicals dealing with North Carolina are numerous, and manymore are being published eachyear. An attempt to listallof these would be futile, yet the citation of a few general works may suggest the variety. Long considered the leading book for a surveyof North Carolina is North Carolina: The History of a Southern State byHugh Talmage Lefler and Albert Ray Newsome, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1954 with modest revisions in 1963 and 1973. Lefler also was the editor of North Carolina History Told by Contemporaries containing selections from sources and intended for use in North Carolina history classes. Published in 1934, it was revised four times, the last in 1965, with the addition of documents to bring it up to date. Editors Lindley S. Butler and Alan D. Watson, combining both features of Lefler's two works, prepared The North Carolina Experience: An Interpretive and Documentary History, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1984. Covering the state's history in nineteen chapters, each with a different author, this book contains readable narratives, extracts from contemporary documents , and suggested readings. William S. Powell's North Carolina: A Bicentennial History (1977) is a concise narrative history intended for the general reader.Especially appealing to the casualreader isNorth Carolina.Illustrated, 1524-1(184, by H. G. Jones, which relatesthe history of the state in word and picture. Lefler and Powell collaborated to produce Colonial North...

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ISBN
9781469604466
Related ISBN
9780807818466
MARC Record
OCLC
966898551
Pages
670
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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