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  • Collection: Papers for the People: A Treasury of North Carolina News Sources

front page from The Harris Herald by Milton Bernadine Robinson
The Harris Herald was founded to provide African Americans in Rutherford County with news of their own community.

front page from The Minority Voice by Jim Rouse, Greenville, N.C.
Monthly newspaper that serves the African American community of Eastern North Carolina

front page from The Pioneer by two daughters of Charles Wilkes (1798-1877) ?
The Pioneer was a handwritten weekly publication issued from 1871 through 1873, possibly composed by the two daughters of Charles Wilkes (1798-1877), an American naval officer and explorer who lived in High Shoals in Gaston County.

front page from The Nation by John McLean Harrington
The Nation was one of several handwritten newspapers composed by John McLean Harrington, a teacher, clerk, surveyor and sheriff of Harnett County, N.C.

front page from The Fool-Killer by James Larkin Pearson (1879-1981)
The Fool-Killer newspaper was the personal project of James Larkin Pearson, a Wilkes County native. Pearson summarized the newspaper as a “Pungent Periodical of Thrilling Thought.”

front page from The Rasp by W. Whitaker, Jr.
The Rasp was a weekly newspaper printed in Raleigh, North Carolina, and distributed in eastern and central North Carolina beginning in 1841. While the paper described its editorial approach on its masthead as “We speak plain facts…,” the contents of…

front page from The Microcosm by Leonidas B. Lemay
The Microcosm was published in Raleigh, North Carolina, by nine-year-old editor “Master” Leonidas B. Lemay, who described the newspaper as “a little world.” The paper’s content consisted primarily of reflections on life, romantic love and other…

front page from The Carolina Plain Dealer by Columbia Media Project
The Carolina Plain Dealer was an underground leftist political and alternative-culture newspaper based in Durham.

front cover of Trench And Camp by federal government and Young Men’s Christian Association
In addition to war news, stories about military personnel, activities taking place in Camp Greene or Charlotte, and advertisements, the paper included cartoons featuring American soldiers crusading against the German “Huns.”

front cover of News Of North Carolina Military District by North Carolina Military District Headquarters, Raleigh, N.C.
The paper reported on the personnel and activities of the military who interacted with civilian units in North Carolina, including recruiters, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the National Guard.

front cover of Africo-American Presbyterian by D. J. Sanders (1847-1907), Wilmington, N.C.
The Africo-American Presbyterian stated its purpose as meeting the "Educational, Material, Moral, and Religious Interests of our people in the South.”

front cover of Charlotte Jewish News by The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, N.C.
The Charlotte Jewish News was founded to bring the Jewish community closer together. The paper reports on news and upcoming events of local agencies, accomplishments and opinions from members of the Jewish community, and stories about Jewish life and…

front cover of Zion’s Landmarks by Elders I. E. Bodenheimer, Pleasant Daniel Gold (1833-1920), others, Wilson, N.C.
Primitive Baptist minister L.I. Bodenheimer began publishing Zion’s Landmarks in 1867 to connect Primitive Baptists in the state and the South

front cover of Lager Fackel by German prisoners, Camp Butner, Granville County, N.C.
Prisoner of war camps were established in eighteen locations in North Carolina during World War II. One of the largest POW facilities was located at Camp Butner in Granville County, which held as many as 3,000 mostly German prisoners. These men were…

front cover of NC Hankookin News: The Korean Language Newspaper by NC Hankookin News
Monthly newspaper that was founded in 2007 to deliver news to Korean immigrants living in North Carolina.

front cover of The China Press Weekly: The Chinese language Newspaper by The China Press, Carolinas edition
This version of China Press Weekly is centered on the Carolinas, focusing on current affairs, local and international news, life guides, business and Immigration information, and leisure and entertainment in the eastern United States.

front cover of La Noticia: The Spanish Language Newspaper by La Noticia, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
Serves more than 300,000 members of the state’s Latino community

front cover of Northeast Central Durham Community Voice by Jock Lauterer, UNC-Chapel Hill; Bruce dePyssler, NCCU; Lisa Paulin, NCCU, Durham, N.C.
The Voice focuses on the Northeast Central Durham community, a region plagued by high crime rates and economic instability. The paper is a collaboration between the journalism programs at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University, the…

front cover of Q-notes by Jim Yarbrough, Charlotte, N.C.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) arts, entertainment, and news publication based in Charlotte.

front cover of Network of North Carolina Women by C. L. Bennett, Ph.D., Fayetteville, N.C.
Progressive paper published during the last years of second-wave feminism, a roughly twenty-year period of feminist activity and thought that began in the United States in the early 1960s.

front cover of The Prison News by N.C. State Prison Department, inmates, Raleigh, N.C.
newspaper for prisoners in N.C.

front cover of Tangents by Daniel Coston, Lewd, Carl Fulmer, Dann Dunn, D.M. Marauder, and Cindy Sites-Wooley
local newspaper, started as student publication

front cover of The People’s Voice by Joe Morris (1985), Weldon, N.C
"The Newspaper for all the people of Halifax and Northampton Counties.” The publication possessed a strong progressive bent.

front cover of Home Journal by Collier Cobb (1862-1934), Shelby, N.C. and Lincolnton, N.C.
amateur newspaper
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