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.
Krispy Kreme opened its first store 80 years ago today in Winston-Salem. To celebrate the beginning of the famous North Carolina company, we’ve created a gallery (at the bottom of the page) of news articles, ads, and photos from its history.
Want to learn more about Krispy Kreme? Start with Bridget Madden’s excellent blog post for the North Carolina Collection’s This Month in North Carolina History from 2009 for a brief overview of the company’s history or Krispy Kreme’s own timeline on their website.
Finally, this video from the Smithsonian (the source of the GIF at the beginning of this post) discusses the innovative process Krispy Kreme invented to make their doughnuts:
Click on an image to enlarge it.
Two men sit at the counter of a Krispy Kreme store in 1958.
This ad for the grand opening of a new Krispy Kreme store in Atlanta ran in the February 22nd, 1958 edition of the Atlanta Constitution. The store in question was open 24 hours a day and had 23 flavors of dougnut. There is still a Krispy Kreme in West End, though not at this address.
The Krispy Automatic Ring-King Junior was introduced by the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation of Winston-Salem, N.C., in the 1950s. It was designed for making the company’s signature product—hot glazed doughnuts—in small retail operations around the United States and abroad. The Ring-King Junior could produce about 60 dozen doughnuts an hour, and was used until the late 1960s.
In 1961, Krispy Kreme wanted to expand in large cities east of the Mississippi. They ran this ad in the New York Times looking for potential locations.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts were popular as giveaways at grocery stores and socials, and remain a key fundraising item.
When marchers came to Atlanta for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral, Krispy Kreme donated 150 dozen doughnuts to help feed them.
In this 1971 letter to the editor, the writer says that “any self-respecting doughnut lover” prefers Krispy Kreme to Dunkin’ Donuts.
Taken between 1972 and 1979, this photograph shows the production area at a Krispy Kreme store. Customers could watch doughnuts being made through the windows on the left.
This 1989 postcard from Charlotte features the Krispy Kreme store on Independence Boulevard, now closed.
This photograph, taken between 1980 and 2006, shows the production line at the first Krispy Kreme store in Winston-Salem, NC.