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NC ECHO enables users to search across thousands of digitized and born-digital historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers, and much more from cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places, and history of North Carolina.

The NC ECHO Search currently includes records from selected collections at the following institutions:

    East Carolina University
    Johnson C. Smith University
    New Hanover County Public Library
    North Carolina Digital Collections, Department of Cultural Resources
    North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Western Carolina University

The NC ECHO Search was developed by staff members at NC LIVE, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, and the State Library of North Carolina. It is hosted and maintained by NC LIVE.

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Please note that not all of the descriptive information for the materials represented in NC ECHO can be searched through this site. Full text of digitized newspapers and other publications are not searchable in NC ECHO, but can be searched through each digital collection's home page.