(RALEIGH) --Governor Perdue has designated Oct. 22-26 as Archives Week in North Carolina. The State Archives of North Carolina will celebrate Archives Week with educational programs planned to reflect this year's theme, "Journeys to Justice: Civil Rights in North Carolina." Documents will be exhibited in the State Archives on Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
One such document on view will be the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. North Carolina ratified the amendment abolishing slavery in December 1865 with these words: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Visitors can view this and other records, documents, letters, and photographs in the Archives Search Room. In addition, archivist Ashley Yandle will present "Armchair Historians: Tools You Use At Home or on the Go," Monday, Oct, 22, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Friends of the Archives will sponsor "Digitizing and Remote Sharing of Family Materials" a workshop about digital preservation of family papers and photographs and the ease of sharing family information through digital formats. This workshop is free for Friends members and is $10 for non-members. Please register by telephoning 919-807-7310.
Saturday, Oct, 20, is Triangle Home Movie Day, part of a worldwide celebration of amateur home movies. Bring in your family films (8mm, Super8mm, or 16mm home only) to share and talk with archivists about ways to properly store films and plan for their future. This event, from 1-4 p.m., is free and will be held in the Cultural Resources auditorium.
All events take place at the State Archives of North Carolina at 109 E. Jones St. in Raleigh.