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About this collection

In 2008 the StarNews gave the majority of their image archives to the New Hanover County Public Library. The archives consist of 2,600 linear feet of photographs or approximately 150,000 photos. They newspaper divided the images into two collections: Subjects and People Pixs. Most of the photographs were taken from 1975 to 1996; however, there are some earlier images. The photographs are filed alphabetically and there is no overall index. The library began this digital collection with 500 StarNews photos and will continue to add to it in the future. The collection chronicles Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region during the latter part of the 20th century. In addition, the collection highlights the quality of newspaper photography and is a tribute to the StarNews photographers.

 

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