North Carolina and the Space Race


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 launches occurred in Florida. Mission Control was, and still is, in Houston.…

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…