New Hanover County Public Library Digital Archives
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, …
Port City Architecture Online documents the historic architecture in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. Included are the buildings that have historic plaques awarded by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Over 500 have been granted since the program began in the 1970s. Working with the foundation the New Hanover County Public Library …
The Wilmington Harbor Collection contains images of and along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina from 1837 to present day. The historic boundary of the harbor extended from about two miles south of Market Street to just north of Point Peter.
The New Hanover County Public Library postcard collection consists of over 1,000 postcards from 1900 to present day. The collection features New Hanover County which includes Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the unincorporated areas. There are also some postcards from Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, Duplin and …
This collection was created by Robert Martin Fales (1907-1995), a native of Wilmington and local physician from 1935 to 1985. In the early 1970s, Dr. Fales began accumulating photographs of physicians who had practiced in Wilmington. Over the years, the focus of the collection enlarged to cover any photograph relating to historic …
The New Hanover County Digital Archives provides access to collections that tell the history of Southeastern, North Carolina. Much of it has been handed down through several former public and private libraries dating back to the Cape Fear Library of 1760. Although emphasis has been placed on collecting information about Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC and the Lower Cape Fear Region, the collection includes materials from across the State. Photographs and manuscripts from the archives at the New Hanover County Public Library are featured. Also in the collection are postcards, maps, "Wilmington Star-News" articles, various letters, and pamphlets from family collections, covering the 19th and 20th centuries. The New Hanover County Digital Archives contains materials that are owned by the Library, private owners, and institutions. Some collections may require special permission for use of the photographs and other documents available on this site. A "Condition of Use Agreement" form must be signed when permission is granted.