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.

Agriculture Statistics in North Carolina

Agriculture statistics in North Carolina

This guide, while in no way comprehensive, is a compilation of resources for those interested in the industry, history and culture of North Carolina agriculture. It also provides a list of important reports and statistical publications pertaining to North Carolina’s agricultural industry, in print and digital formats. 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

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

State Publications about African Americans

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

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

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