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Carolina Comments

by Jeffrey J. Crow, 2006

The January 2007 issue of Carolina Comments. Image from the North Carolina Digital Collections.Carolina Comments began in 1952 as a newsletter of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. The newsletter reported on historical activities in the department and around the state and served as an organ of the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association. Much of the information that had been appearing in the "Historical News" section of the North Carolina Historical Review was absorbed by Carolina Comments. In the late 1970s the newsletter took on a more structured format, with regular reports from each section in the Division of Archives and History; news from state, county, and local historical organizations as well as colleges and universities; feature stories; and occasional articles. It continues to be published six times a year (January, March, May, July, September, and November).

Update from N.C. Government & Heritage Library staff: 

2020: Carolina Comments became a quarterly publication in 2003. Beginning with Volume 59, number 1 (January 2011) the North Carolina Office of Archives and History issued Carolina Comments electronically and ceased print publication. In January 2013, the Office published the last issue of Carolina Comments, and moved to a social media based version of the publication. Copies of the publication are aviailabe in the North Carolina Digital Collections.

Additional Resources:

North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Carolina Comments 1-61 (1952-2013). In the North Carolina Digital Collections. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/search/searchterm/2047645/field/identi (accessed February 26, 2020).

Corbitt, D. L. "Division of Publications: Carolina Comments." Twenty-Fourth Biennial Report of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History. Raleigh, N.C.: Department of Archives and History. 1952. p.49. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p249901coll22/id/34521 (accessed August 28, 2012).

Image Credits:

North Carolina Office of Archives and History. Carolina Comments 55, no. 1 (January 2007). In the North Carolina Digital Collections. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p249901coll22/id/169107 (accessed August 28, 2012).

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