The State Library of North Carolina has
newspaper microfilm that may be viewed in
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the Information Center or borrowed on
interlibrary loan through your local library.
For a complete listing of State Library
services, please visit the State Library’s Web
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us ... making history accessible ...
From this Internet page you can link to:
For information about hours and holdings, • Guide to Newspapers on Microfilm in the
contact library staff at: North Carolina State Archives
109 East Jones Street • County and city indexes to newspaper title
Raleigh NC 27699-4641 information
919/807-7450 • Information about newspaper project work
in other states
Interlibrary Loan Procedures for
The North Carolina State Archives does
not lend microfilm. Microfilm may be viewed • Contact your local library
in the Archives Search Room during normal • The interlibrary loan librarian or reference
operating hours. librarian should be able to help you
• Microfilm will be loaned only through
For information about hours and holdings, libraries
contact the North Carolina State Archives at: Old newspapers are a great resource for
109 East Jones Street students, historians, teachers, genealogists,
Raleigh NC 27699-4614 and anyone interested in the history of their
Purchasing Microfilm town, county, or state.
Microfilm may be purchased through the
The Correspondence Archivist may also be Division of Archives and History. Contact the
reached at: North Carolina State Archives at 919/807- But how can this resource be tapped?
firstname.lastname@example.org 7310 for details.
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Additional information about the North
Carolina State Archives can be found on their
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/ Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Five
thousand copies of this public document were printed at a cost
archives of $333.00, or $0.067 per copy. newspape.htm
North Carolina Newspapers How to Start Interlibrary Loan
Over 2,000 newspapers have been published The best place to begin your research is at Many newspaper titles on microfilm are
in North Carolina since the North Carolina your local library. The librarian can assist available through interlibrary loan (ILL), a
Gazette first appeared in New Bern in 1751. you with your search, identify where cooperative program for lending materials
The North Carolina Division of Archives and newspapers are located, and provide among libraries. The State Library of North
History and the State Library of North information about resources in your area; e.g., Carolina lends its microfilm through ILL, but
Carolina have completed an extensive whether or not a local history or genealogical all ILL requests must come through a
program to locate, catalog, and microfilm group has indexed the county's paper. library. Microfilm and other library materials
North Carolina newspapers. Since this effort are never mailed to the patron’s home.
began in 1991, over 3,000,000 newspaper Selected information is also available on the
pages have been microfilmed. Partial funding Internet at: http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/
for this project was provided by the National tss/newspape.htm Microfilm Purchase
Endowment for the Humanities.
• The titles of newspapers published in Newspaper microfilm may be purchased
North Carolina cities and counties. Each through the Division of Archives and History.
What is Now Available entry gives title, earliest/latest issue, Contact the North Carolina State Archives at
OCLC number, preceding/succeeding 919/807-7310 for details.
Newspapers have been identified for 99 of titles
North Carolina’s 100 counties. There is no • The titles of newspapers microfilmed by
evidence that any newspaper has been the State Archives
published in Camden County. • Full text of the newspapers is not Note to Librarians
available on the Internet
Selected titles from each county have been • Personal name and subject indexes are not When searching OCLC for newspaper
microfilmed by the State Archives. Not all available on the Internet titles, remember to look at both the paper
newspaper titles have been filmed, due to and microform records. Microfilm
limited funding. Your local library can help you identify holdings may be attached to either the
libraries in the state that have microfilm paper record or to the microform record,
Some North Carolina newspapers have been copies of newspaper titles filmed by the State depending upon the practice of the
microfilmed by commercial companies. Archives or by commercial companies. inputting library.
Also, don't forget to check the Name-
What is Not Available Address Directory (NAD) to verify
• Newspapers in original paper form
• Topical indexes of the newspapers The OCLC symbol for the State Archives
microfilmed is sa4. The OCLC symbol for the State
• Searching by personal names or subjects Library is NCS.