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The State Archives and State Library of North Carolina are seeking volunteers to help make their materials more accessible to researchers by transcribing audio files of oral history interviews of North Carolina veterans. 

The Veterans Oral History Transcription project includes 12 oral history interviews of women veterans provided by the State Archives of North Carolina’s Military Collection Veterans Oral History Program. The program records audio format interviews with military veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces for any military service, engagement, or war, and who were born and/or raised in North Carolina; were stationed for extended time in North Carolina military installations; or have lived in the state for an extended time. 

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According to 2016 census estimates, there are approximately 5.2 million women in North Carolina, who make up 51% of the state’s population. Slightly more than 57% of women in North Carolina are in the labor force. A new state government publication released in 2018 examines the economic progress of women in North Carolina. The report, Status of Women in North Carolina: Employment and Earnings, was published by the North Carolina Department of Administration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement. The Council on Women’s mission is to advise the Governor, the legislature and state agencies on the issues impacting women in North Carolina. This report is the first in a series of four planned publications from the council on the status of women in North Carolina. Though some progress has been made, the gender wage gap for women still needs improvement. 

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The Veterans Oral History Transcription Project, a joint collaboration by the State Library and State Archives of North Carolina, celebrates the contributions of women service members. Made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (ILMS), the website contains biographies of North Carolina women, their service, as well as links to audio oral history interviews and “crowdsourced” transcriptions. This encourages people to hear and read the women’s experiences in their own words.

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