A digital publishing venture of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History.


About Us

It is the primary charge of MosaicNC to digitally publish exhibits on various special topics and future installments of two long-running projects of the Historical Publications Office: the Colonial Records of North Carolina and the Governors’ Papers Project. Through this digital medium, we aim to provide free and open access to our work for the educational benefit of present and future generations of North Carolinians.


Explore the History of North Carolina

Just as technology has allowed MosaicNC to bring our scholarly editions into the digital age, it also allows us to publish other thematic exhibits about the state’s past.

Gov. Thomas W. Bickett

Governors' Papers

Few of the Historical Publications Office's special publications have been of more significance to students of recent history than the documentary volumes relating to gubernatorial administrations.

Coast of North Carolina

North Carolina Colonial Records Project

Since 1961, the North Carolina Colonial Records Project has sought to increase accessibility to the State’s colonial, Revolutionary, and early national history.

Ed White during the first American spacewalk

North Carolina and the Space Race

Learn about the various contributions of North Carolina scientists, engineers, pilots, and more to Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. Trace the influences of this golden age of the American space program on future generations of Tar Heel space explorers.

Recent Blog Articles

    North Carolina and the Space Race

    George Cox and Wayne Koons, of Marine Corps helicopter squadron HMR-262, recover astronaut Alan B. Shepard and his capsule, Freedom 7, on May 5, 1961. Courtesy NASA.What does North Carolina have to do with that? Some form of that question is what I typically receive when I tell folks about my work on the state’s role in the space race. And, to be fair, it’s a valid response. All the…

    Bringing the 18th century into the 21st

    In his introduction to the new second series of Colonial Records of North Carolina, Archives and History Director Christopher Crittenden wrote: “This new series is definitely needed.” Today, a little more than fifty-seven years later, Dr. Crittenden’s sentiments remain just as true. The Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission launched the new series of Colonial Records in an…