History

MosaicNC is the newest initiative of the oldest continuously-operating, state-supported historical publishing program in the United States. MosaicNC is primarily staffed by the editor of the Governors Papers and the editor of Colonial Records. These two positions carry forward the work of interpreting and publishing North Carolina’s historical record.

The Governors Papers project started with the editing and publication of Thomas Bickett’s papers in 1923 and has continued since then by publishing the records of modern and historical governors. The Colonial Records Project began in 1963 during the commemoration of the state’s tercentenary, expanding on work that began in the late nineteenth century. Both projects have traditionally been published in print volumes. Future editions will be published electronically on MosaicNC.