Research Guides

As a guide to you, we've pulled together documents from the collection highlighting several major themes of research into North Carolina history.

African Americans in North Carolina

African Americans in North Carolina

The following guide is not an exhaustive list of all documents that contain information about African Americans in the North Carolina State Government Publications collection.Read more







Eugenics in North Carolina

Eugenics in North Carolina

The twentieth century was a time of great progress for North Carolina. New scientific advancements helped to steadily advance the health of the citizens, but the state hoped to improve their health further by establishing state-wide programs.Read more



Legislative Journals

Legislative Journals

These journals, kept during sessions of the General Assembly, document the day-to-day business of the Senate and House of Representatives (known as the House of Commons until 1868) and offer a wealth of detailed information ...Read more



Military History of North Carolina

Military History of North Carolina

North Carolina's military has played a large part in the development of the state, as well as the United States. Troops that originated from and served in North Carolina have taken part in wars ranging from the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to current involvements. Read more




Native American history in North Carolina

Native American history in North Carolina

Native American history in North Carolina predates that of any group, and since the earliest settlement of Europeans, the two groups have been inextricably linked. As North Carolina has evolved, ...Read more




North Carolina Financial Publications

North Carolina State Seal

As explained at NC OpenBook, state government creates a budget, collects revenue from many sources, and spends money on projects and services. These publications open the book on the management of these monies...Read more




North Carolina Health Publications

The North Carolina State Government Publications Collection contains thousands of documents pertaining to health. This guide provides a list of important selected publications by topic...Read more




North Carolina State Budget

North Carolina State Seal

This guide on North Carolina budget publications is intended to help citizens access information on current and past budgets. It is important to remember that the State's fiscal year begins on July 1st and ends on June 30th.Read more




Public Documents of North Carolina

Public Documents of North Carolina

ThePublic Documents of North Carolina series is a great starting point to learn about the workings of North Carolina's government. Covering the period of 1831-1919, each volume compiles executive and legislative documents produced for the year's session of the General Assembly...Read more


Session Laws of North Carolina

Session Laws of North Carolina

All the ratified (agreed upon) bills and resolutions in a given session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which is our state legislature, arranged in the order in which they became law...Read more




Transportation in North Carolina (Highways)

Transportation in North Carolina

This guide provides publications, maps, reports and other information about the highways of North Carolina now, in the past and even looking into the future. Read more





Women in North Carolina

Women in North Carolina.

The history of North Carolinian women is extensive and varied. This study guide chronicles the changes that have taken place over the years regarding the conditions in the life of women of all races and socioeconomic levels...Read more



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