A View to Hugh: Processing the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films
This blog explores the stories behind images drawn from the estimated 250,00 items found within the Hugh Morton collection of photographs and films. The blog also serves as a springboard into the digital collection of more than 8,000 Morton images available for viewing online.
Online Portfolios and Exhibits
Digital North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives
The North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives (NCCPA) has developed a digitization program specifically designed to provide researchers access to NCCPA materials. This link leads to a webpage that lists all finding aids for collections that include digitized items. Clicking on a collection name will take you to that collection’s finding aid (a descriptive guide to the collection’s contents) that contains thumbnails for digitized items; clicking on a thumbnail leads to a larger view with basic descriptive information. Once inside the Digital NCCPA, researchers may search across collections.
The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History
“Carolina’s open eye to its own past” features close to 200 photographs from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.
McGuire’s Miracle: UNC’s 1956-1957 Championship Basketball Season
The season started on December 4, 1956, and ended on March 23, 1957. In between, North Carolina and the nation witnessed a perfect season—“McGuire’s Miracle.” The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team, which was led by Coach Frank McGuire and featured All-American Lennie Rosenbluth, finished the season 32-0. Please note: this online exhibit is being updated and will return soon.
North Carolina Civil War Image Portfolio
This portfolio comprises engravings, lithographs, and photographs in the North Carolina Collection that depict the American Civil War, this portfolio draws mostly upon illustrations from northern publications such as Harper’s Weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The portfolio is organized into categorized sections that provide lists of captions and citations that link to scanned images. Please note: this online exhibit is being updated and will return soon.
The Thomas Wolfe Collection
The Thomas Wolfe Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, legal documents, family memorabilia, printed material by and about Wolfe, photographs, clippings, and recorded materials.