Guide to North Carolina Newspapers on Microfilm

in the

Verona Joyner Langford
North Carolina Collection

J. Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Compiled by
Christopher J. Olson
1997

Updated 2007

Introduction
The North Carolina Collection’s holdings of North Carolina newspapers on microfilm are listed in this guide. The guide lists two types of microfilm: titles filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, and titles obtained from other sources.

N.C. Division of Archives and History Microfilm
This series consists of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century newspapers. The guide is alphabetized by city, which appears in bold type. In each individual city entry are that city’s newspaper titles, shown in italics. The year(s) refers to the issues that still exist. If a year is in brackets, it means most issues of that year’s publication are missing. The newspaper entries in most cases list the months and dates that exist on microfilm. The call number appears at the bottom of the newspaper entry. These are filed with an alpha-numeric call number system (shown below), where the abbreviated town and newspaper name appears first, followed by the reel number(s). For example:

City:  NEW BERN

Newspaper name and year: 
Sun Journal, daily, 1920-1932, [1957].

List of N.C. Collection’s  holdings: 
The library has the following issues:
May 7, 1920 - Dec. 31, 1932
July 1, 1957 - Sept. 30, 1957

Call number and number of reels: 
NbSJ-1 to 30, 30 reels.


18th-, 19th-, and 20th-Century Newspapers
filmed by the
North Carolina Division of Archives and History.

(alphabetized by city)


A-B   C-D   E-F   G-H   I-L   M-N   O-P   Q-R   S-T   U-Z

Guide to N.C. Division of Archives and History Microfilm
Eighteenth-Century North Carolina Newspapers

The following pages are a short summary of eighteenth century North Carolina newspapers holdings filmed by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. These newspapers are found on reels 18Cen-1 through 8.

EDENTON
Edenton Gazette -- Nov. 19; Dec. 11, 1800; April 9, 1801.
Edenton Intelligencer -- Apr. 9; June 4, 1788.
Encyclopedian Instructor -- May 21, 1800.
North Carolina Gazette -- Dec. 19, 1787.
Post-Angel -- Sept. 10; Nov. 12, 1800.

FAYETTEVILLE
Fayetteville Gazette -- Aug. 24; Sept. 14, 21; Oct. 12, 1789.
Fayetteville Gazette -- Aug. 7, 1792 - Nov. 19, 1793.
North Carolina Centinel -- July 25; Aug. 8, 15, 29, 1795.
North Carolina Chronicle -- Feb. 1, 1790 - Mar. 7, 1791.

HILLSBORO
North Carolina Gazette -- Oct. 6, 1785; Feb. 16, 1786.
Reel 18Cen-1

NEW BERN
North Carolina Gazette -- Nov. 15, 1751; Mar. 6, 13, 1752; July 7, one undated copy, 1753; Apr. 15, 1757; Oct. 18, 1759.
North Carolina Gazette -- June 24, 1768 - Nov. 30, 1778.
Reel 18Cen-2

NEW BERN
North Carolina Gazette -- July 29; Sept. 2; Dec. 9, 1784.
North Carolina Gazette -- Nov. 3, 1785 - Feb. 24, 1798.
North Carolina Magazine -- June 29, 1764 - Jan. 18, 1765.

SALISBURY
North Carolina Mercury -- June 27, 1799 - Aug. 13, 1801.
Reel 18Cen-3

NEW BERN
Newbern Gazette -- Aug. 25, 1798 - Apr. 25, 1801; June 10, 1803; March 9, 1804.
North Carolina Magazine -- June 29, 1764 - Jan. 18, 1765.

SALISBURY
North Carolina Mercury -- June 27; Dec. 5 - 16, 1799; Jan. 2, 1800 - Aug. 13, 1801.
Reel 18Cen-4

WILMINGTON
Cape-Fear Mercury -- Nov. 24, 1769 - Sept. 1, 1775.
Hall's Wilmington Gazette -- Feb. 9, 1797 - Nov. 29, 1798.
North Carolina Gazette -- Nov. 20, 27, 1765; Feb. 12, 26, 1766.
Wilmington Centinel -- June 18, 1788.
Wilmington Chronicle -- July 3, 1795 - Aug. 4, 1796.
Wilmington Gazette -- March 7, 1799 - Dec. 4, 1800.
Reel 18Cen-5

WILMINGTON
Wilmington Gazette -- Jan. 1, 1801 - Dec. 30, 1806.
Reel 18Cen-6

WILMINGTON
Wilmington Gazette -- Jan. 6, 1807 - Apr. 6, 1816.
Reel 18Cen-7

FAYETTEVILLE
Fayetteville Gazette -- Apr. 30, May 21, 28; June 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 1793.

WILMINGTON
North Carolina Gazette -- July 10, 1765.
Wilmington Centinel -- June 1, 1788; Jan. 8 - Mar. 5, 1789.
Wilmington Chronicle -- July 3; Aug. 7, 20; Sept. 5, 24; October 1, 8, 22, 1795; Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 11; Mar. 5; May 5, 1796.
Reel 18Cen-8 -- Contains additional issues of previously filmed eighteenth century titles.

The following eighteenth-century newspapers are filed alphabetically by city in this guide: 
Minerva [FAYETTEVILLE and RALEIGH], 1796 - 1821.
Herald of Freedom [EDENTON], 1799.
State Gazette of North Carolina [NEW BERN and EDENTON], 1787 - 1799.
North Carolina Journal [HALIFAX], 1792 - 1810.
Raleigh Register [RALEIGH], 1799 - 1886.
 

Microfilm obtained from other sources:
This series includes newspapers to which the North Carolina Collection currently subscribes, and early twentieth-century newspaper microfilms with limited publication runs. These are filed together in alphabetical order by newspaper title, but are housed separately from the Archives and History newspaper microfilm.

The Advance (Elizabeth City) -- Mar. 4, 1913 - June 2, 1913; July 3, 1914 - Dec. 31 1915; Jan. 4, 1916 - Sept. 30, 1916; Oct. 2, 1916 - Oct. 12, 1916

Beaufort News -- Jan. 1, 1920 - May 13, 1948

The Carolina Home and Farm and The Eastern Reflector (Greenville) -- Aug. 12 - Dec. 23, 1910; Jan. 5. - Dec. 27, 1915

Carolina Times (Durham) -- May 1937 - Dec. 1994

Carteret County News-Times (Morehead City) -- May 18, 1948 - Dec. 30, 1976

Chapel Hill Weekly -- Mar. 2, 1934 - Oct. 29, 1937

Charlotte Chronicle -- Oct. 26, 1886 - Mar. 12, 1892

Charlotte Observer -- Mar. 13, 1892 - Present

Coastland Times (Manteo) -- Jan. 5, 1951 - Dec. 31, 1989

Daily Advance (Elizabeth City)  --  Oct. 13, 1916 - Feb. 28, 1929

Daily Economist (Elizabeth City) -- July 25, 1905 - Dec. 30, 1905

Daily Industrial News (Greensboro) -- Jan. - Sept. 1906

The Daily Journal (New Bern) -- Aug. 6, 1914 - June 20, 1915

Daily Reflector (Greenville) -- Dec. 10, 1894 - Present

Daily Tar Heel (Chapel Hill) -- Sept. 15, 1955 - June 1966

East Carolinian (Greenville) -- Nov. 7, 1952 - Dec. 5, 2000; Jan. 20, 2004 - Present

Eastern Reflector (Greenville) -- Jan. 26, 1882 - Aug. 5, 1910

Ebony Herald (Greenville) -- Feb. 1975 - Sept. 1978; Sept. 1982 - Nov. 1984

Enterprise (Williamston) -- Jan. 24, 1906 - Dec. 25, 1942

Evening Telegram (Rocky Mount) -- Mar., June - Aug., Oct . - Nov. 1916; Apr. - Oct., Dec. 1917; July 1918; Jan. - Mar., July - Sept. 1919; Jan. - Sept. 1920; Mar. - June 22, 1921; Apr. - Jul., Sept. 1922; Jan. 1923 - Mar. 1925; Jul. 1925 - 1933 

Farmville Enterprise (Farmville) -- Jan. 29, 1914 - July 27, 1975

Fountainhead (Greenville) -- Sept. 1969 - July 31, 1979

The Front Page (Raleigh) -- Jan. 2, 1902 - June 30, 1921

Greensboro Daily News -- July 28, 1909 - 1920; 1950 - 1969; Mar. 16, 1984

Greensboro News and Record -- Mar. 17, 1984 - present

Greenville Times -- Mar. 12, 1981 - Jan. 8, 2002; Jan. 7, 2004 - Present

Independent (Durham) -- Apr. 15, 1983 - Jan. 1, 2002

Kinston Daily Free Press -- Mar.15, 1888 - Dec. 30, 1977

M-Voice (Greenville) -- Nov. 1987 - Present

Martin Monitor (Williamston) -- Oct. 10, 1984 - July 10, 1985

Morning New Bernian (New Bern) -- June 4, 1916 - Sept. 30, 1916; Apr. 30, 1918 - 1920; Sept. 2, 1920 - Sept. 13, 1921

New Bern Semi-Weekly Journal (New Bern) -- Aug. 25, 1914 - Dec. 18, 1914

New Berne Daily Journal (New Bern) -- July 1, 1899 - 1911

New Berne Weekly Journal (New Bern) -- Aug. 1, 1898 - July 25, 1899; Jan. 5, 1904 - March 31, 1905; Jan. 2, 1914 - Aug. 18, 1914

New Bernian (New Bern) -- Sept. 14, 1921 - 1932

News and Observer (Raleigh) -- Sept. 12, 1880 - Present

News Reporter (Whiteville) -- Jan. 1, 1951 - Dec. 30, 1976

Raleigh Times -- Jan. 1, 1914 - Feb. 1970

Roanoke-Chowan Times (Rich Square) -- Jan. 2, 1902; June 30, 1921

Robesonian (Lumberton) -- 1956 - 1975

Semi-Weekly Sun-Journal (New Bern) -- Jan. - Dec. 1912; 1914; 1916; 1917

Sun Daily (New Bern) -- Oct. 1908 - Jan. 1915

Sun Journal (New Bern) -- Jan. 1 - 5, 1916; Apr. 1 - June 30, 1916; Oct. 3 - Dec. 28, 1916; Jan. 1917 - Dec. 1986

Sun Weekly (New Bern) -- Jan. 6 - Dec. 29, 1910

Tar  Heel (Elizabeth City) -- Jan. 6, 1902 - Dec. 30, 1910 

Teco Echo (Greenville) -- Dec. 19, 1925 - Oct. 31, 1952

Twin City Times (Morehead City) -- Oct. 1, 1947 - May 11, 1948

Washington Daily News (Washington) -- 1909 - 1959

Weekly Advance (Elizabeth City) -- May 19, 1911 - Feb. 28, 1913

Wilmington Daily Journal (NC) -- Sept. 8, 1851 - March 3, 1877

Zebulon Record -- June 26, 1925 - Dec. 28, 1972

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