Current exhibition

Harris Herald newspaper cover

The Harris Herald, February 1946

As part of the University Libraries’ Fall 2021 Plan, the North Carolina Collection Gallery will reopen to the public Monday, August 16.

Papers for the People: A Treasury of North Carolina News Sources

 Opening August 16, 2021

Though North Carolinians may be turning more frequently to the web, social media, and broadcasting  for their news, these media have not entirely supplanted the printed word.  As in the past, residents of the Old North State turn to serialized publications—newspapers, newsletters, magazines—to get news that matches their specific interests. Often limited in circulation, these works focus on news of neighbors, workers’ rights, or political ideology.  Some cater to African Americans, Latinx, or Asian residents who find little about their communities in the major dailies.  Others feature reporting by prisoners or creative writing by teens.  This exhibition features North Carolina news sources from the 1800s to the present pulled from Wilson Library’s stacks.

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