New Additions to the North Carolina Digital Collections

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Two new collections from the State Library of North Carolina are available in the North Carolina Digital Collections (digital.ncdcr.gov)—Architectural Survey Reports and Daily Bulletin. A collaboration with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, the Architectural Survey Reports collection grants wider access to detailed information about historic buildings and structures across North Carolina. Meanwhile, the Daily Bulletin collection will serve as an archive of issues of the Daily Bulletin, a legislative summary published by the UNC School of Government.

What are Architectural Survey Reports?

An important component of every architectural survey is the report that is prepared at the end of the project. The survey report describes and analyzes the historic architecture of the survey area within relevant historic contexts. This collection contains architectural reports held by the Survey and National Register Branch of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.

Over the many years of the State Historic Preservation Office’s survey program, the reports have taken several forms. Some of the reports have separate sections on the survey area’s architecture and history while others blend the discussions of the area’s historical and architectural development. From the mid-1980s into the first decade of the twenty-first century, most of the reports were prepared as a Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF), a National Park Service “cover” report that presents an area’s historic contexts and property types in a manner that simplifies the future preparation of National Register of Historic Places nominations for properties identified by the survey as potentially eligible for National Register listing.

All the reports displayed in this collection are on file in a physical format in the State Historic Preservation Office.

Cover of Alamance County architectural heritage, 1980

What is the Daily Bulletin?

The Daily Bulletin has been published by the UNC School of Government’s Legislative Reporting Service since 1935. From its inception, it has informed legislators and state and local government officials about the daily activities of the North Carolina General Assembly. Its format has evolved to reflect changes in government and technology, moving from mimeographed hard copies mailed and delivered throughout the capital and the state to a comprehensive, interactive website available to public officials and private citizens alike.

Each Daily Bulletin summarizes activity for every legislative day and includes:

  • A summary for each bill filed
  • A summary for every amendment, committee substitute, and conference report adopted by the House and Senate
  • A list of enacted laws and vetoed bills
  • A record of the daily action taken on the floor of each chamber with respect to every bill
  • All bill summaries include:
  • The bill number
  • Short title
  • Long title
  • Principal sponsors
  • General Statutes chapters or counties affected by the bill
  • A succinct analysis of bill content or changes to the bill’s provisions

Copies can also be found at lrs.sog.unc.edu which includes issues of the Daily Bulletin and individual searchable summaries from 2011 to the present.

Daily Bulletin for June 1, 2020

Keep Checking the Collections

Both collections are works in progress. We are still working to digitize and process files for the Architectural Survey Reports collection, so more will be added in time. The Daily Bulletin collection is an active project of the UNC School of Government coinciding with the legislative calendar. Expect weekly additions to the Daily Bulletin collection as well as back issues as we digitize and process this serial publication.

We thank you for your patience and hope that you will continue to check back in with each of these new collections. Landing pages on our Digital Collections homepage are coming soon to make it easier to search these collections.

 

Author: 
Krista Sorenson, Digital Projects Librarian