The North Carolina Collection began collecting photographs in 1929. Today, the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives contains more than 3,000,000 items, from daguerreotypes to digital photographs. The photographs are descriptive and documentary in nature. They provide a visual record of North Carolina’s people, places, and events. Images exist for all 100 of the state’s counties. The photographic archives is also a major repository for historical images documenting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.