Launched by Governor Terry Sanford in 1963, the North Carolina Fund was a five year initiative to fight poverty statewide through the creation of eleven community action agencies and other community initiatives.
During the summers of 1964 and 1965, the North Carolina Volunteers Program created teams of African-American and white college students to work together and show that communities could be stronger if their members reached across lines of race and class to solve problems of poverty.
The North Carolina Fund leadership had the foresight to insist upon thorough documentation of the Fund's work. Billy E.Barnes and the sixteen Public Information staff members produced five films, many radio pieces, and many other print materials in addition to the still photography featured here. An incredible collection of these materials is now archived at the Southern Historical Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill's Wilson Library.
This website presents an electronic monograph (published by UNC Press) that describes the history and archaeology of Occaneechi Town, an Indian village near present-day Hillsborough, North Carolina, that was visited by explorer John Lawson in 1702.
More information on the CD-ROM can be found at http://www.ibiblio.org/uncpress/occaneechi/
The Orange County Arts Commission is the countywide arts agency that ensures the growth of local arts experiences by providing funding & support for diverse, high quality programs. The Arts Commission is also Orange County's information clearinghouse on local arts events & programs.
In the spring of 1966, several Chapel Hill citizens, discussing the increasing number of historic landmarks that were being destroyed, discovered that they shared a sense of alarm. From this nucleus of concerned citizens, the Chapel Hill Historical Society emerged.
Tucked in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (1933-1957) has emerged as one of the most influencial experiments in education. Though short lived, Black Mountain College's unique model inspired and shaped the 20th century American modern art.
Fully Awake: Black Mountain College is a documentary film exploring "education in a democracy," and highlights the College's belief that the creative arts and practical responsibilities are equally important to intellectual development. Life skills are developed through democratic governance, art exploration, manual labor, and community living.
These are only a few of the North Carolina-related collections we have here at ibiblio. Find even more in our collection index.