We have a trial of Newsbank’s Access World News through December 2018. This gives us many more North Carolina news sources as in our current Newsbank subscription. The link changes monthly, and the link to Access World News (trial) on the main Park Library page will be updated through Dec. 2018.
New-to-us resources in Access World News include many North Carolina community newspapers, such as:
Laurinburg Exchange, 2006-present
Southern Pines Pilot, 1999-present
Whiteville News Reporter, 2004-present
College newspapers are included too (the Daily Tar Heel from 2012-current, plus the Duke and NCSU newspapers, among others).
Temporary access includes archives from the San Francisco Chronicle, the Columbus (OH) Dispatch, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
We currently can search about 60 North Carolina new sources, most of which are newspapers. They include:
On October 19, 1957, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip saw their first football game, and it starred UNC and Maryland.
Queen Elizabeth II (second from right) with University of Maryland President Wilson Elkins (center) and University of Maryland football coach Tommy Mont at the 1957 UNC vs. Maryland football game, held in College Park, MD. William Friday, President of the University of North Carolina, is on the far left.
The football game, held at Maryland, was part of the Queen’s first state visit to the United States. In honor of the visit, UNC arranged for a BBC broadcast of UNC songs such as “Hark the Sound” to air the day before the game. At halftime, students presented the Queen with a banner, the 1957 Yackety Yack, and stuffed rams for her children.
Read more in the Daily Tar Heel:
The Daily Tar Heel, Friday, August 16, 1957
The Daily Tar Heel, Wednesday, October 16, 1957
The Daily Tar Heel, Thursday, October 17, 1957
Queen Elizabeth II visit, in the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films #P0081, copyright 1957, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
In the lead up to First Amendment Day, we’ve highlighted some of the student protests held at UNC during the 1960s and 1970s. Our series culminates today with Jim Wallace’s striking coverage of a civil rights demonstration on Franklin Street on February 8, 1964.
Photo copyright Jim Wallace, used with permission.
The Daily Tar Heel had extensive coverage of the demonstration that week (click to enlarge):
In 2012, Jim Wallace spoke about the civil rights movement and his book at the School of Media and Journalism.