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…

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…