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November 2012
Now Online! News & Observer Index, 1926-1992

The State Library has announced its new online index to the Raleigh News & Observer, containing  an alphabetical list of names and subjects with references to the newspaper articles in which they occur. It is not a database of full-text articles; rather, it’s a guide to help find articles with more information about a particular topic.


For many decades, librarians from the State Library reviewed the Raleigh News and Observer (N&O) newspaper and recorded important statewide topics and personal names from articles and selected obituaries on index cards, and later on early PCs. Now, nearly 100 years later, the N&O Index for 1926-1992 is available online for the public to search and browse.


The full-text articles themselves are available on microfilm at the Government and Heritage Library, 109 East Jones Street - right next door to the Legislative Building.


Read more about the N&O Index here.  Search or browse topics and personal names to find article citations here.

Happy Thanksgiving from the NC Legislative Library!

We will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week, but we’ll reopen at 8:30am Monday, November 26th.  Have a happy, safe Thanksgiving!

This Saturday! Come celebrate American Indian history and culture at the NC Museum of History!

17th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 17

11am – 4pm

See traditional and contemporary artists at work, watch dancers and drummers, listen to storytellers, participate in hands-on workshops and craft activities, hear historians discuss their latest findings, and learn about North Carolina’s American Indian population—the largest of any state east of the Mississippi River.   All the fun takes place at the Museum of History and outside on Bicentennial Plaza.

For more information, click here.

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