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 institutions, including the State Archives of North Carolina, to identify, digitize, and make publicly accessible over 140 audio and video media elements.

Screenshot from NC Wildlife Resources Commission film, Record Series 20733

Screenshot from NC Wildlife Resources Commission film, Record Series 20733, circa 1960s

Some of the selected media were 16mm state agency films, including selections from the North Carolina Film Board, Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina Bicentennial Committee, and Historic Sites. The State Archives also provided films from the Special Collections (private donations to our holdings).

Carolina Bright

Screenshot from NC Historic Sites film “Carolina Bright,” Record Series 4083

The Digital North Carolina Blog announcement contains more information on the project and partner institutions. Enjoy the sights and sounds!