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The aftermath of a 1915 snowstorm in Raleigh. Image from the N.C. Museum of History

The aftermath of a 1915 snowstorm in Raleigh. Image from the N.C. Museum of History

Though the weather outside certainly is frightful, we’ve got some great online resources for you to explore to keep your mood delightful. Here are four suggestions:

  1. Our This Day in N.C. History Project tells some of most interesting (and bizarre) tales from our state’s past – from Earl Scurggs to the original Siamese Twins, there’s a story for everyone. And if you’re more of a visual person, our This Day Pinterest board tells those stories in images
  2.  NCpedia’s awesome collection of articles on weather
  3. Great historical footage from the State Archives on YouTube dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. Videos range from Terry Sanford speaking on civil rights to more than two hours of black-and-white footage from Durham
  4. Photos of the snow through the ages. You can see some from the State Archives here and from our other historic sites and museums here (search: snow)

Enjoy the weather, and stay warm!

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Kathleen Kenney, from the State Library of North Carolina was recently invited to contribute to the Library of Congress’s digital preservation blog called The Signal. Her article about the North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives joins other posts written by digital preservation leaders from around the country.

The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives is a joint project of two North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources agencies – the State Library and the State Archives.  The project showcases state agency Web sites inNorth Carolina dating back to 1996.

Kathleen is the project director for Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access, in partnership with ECU and UNC-Chapel Hill, and is a digitization specialist on the Access to State Government Information Initiative digital preservation grant, both funded by a federal grant through the Library Services and Technology Act

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