Senate 1970s

Senate Audio

Originally posted on History For All the People:
Ever wonder about the intricacies of a North Carolina Senate session? Want to find out what was discussed prior to the passing of a certain bill? Now you can through the newly uploaded Senate audio hosted via the Internet Archive. Links to each legislation day are available…


Request for Review: Sheriff’s Department Schedule

The Government Records Section of the State Archive is putting forth for your review an update to the County Sheriff’s Department Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. We invite you to submit feedback on this schedule, which is available under the “Drafts” section at the following url: Please submit any questions or comments by Friday, September…


The Records Liaison Network

A new records manager quickly establishes a network of records liaisons in their municipality, county, or state agency, one for each functional unit. A records liaison is an employee with detailed knowledge of the operations and records of that unit. A records liaison can: Advise the records manager on the unit’s records Coordinate with the records manager on…


New Web Address!

  The State Archives of North Carolina has a new web address: Please be patient as we update any associated links over the next few weeks, and feel free to contact your Records Analyst if you have any questions.

Screenshot from NC Wildlife Resources Commission film, Record Series 20733

NC Digital Heritage Center launches “North Carolina Sights and Sounds” online collection

As announced on our other blog, History For All the People, an exciting new digital collection is now available through the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center: Welcome to the Movies! North Carolina Sights and Sounds. With funding from the Digital Public Library of America and the Knight Foundation, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center collaborated with the 11…

Scanning Local Records Tutorial

We have written on this blog several times about scanning government records.  There was a detailed explanation of how to determine whether scanning is an appropriate document management solution.  There have been several overviews of scanning operations for local governments, most recently in response to the question, If our county has a public record on…


State Archives Web Address Update

Recently, the Department of Cultural Resources switched to a new Drupal platform for their website.  This precipitated a temporary change to the State Archive’s homepage URL, which is now available at Please take this opportunity to update your State Archives bookmarks if you are receiving a “Page Cannot be Found” error.