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North Carolina: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of North Carolina at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


North Carolina became the twelfth state of the Union after the American Revolution. It lies on the Atlantic coast midway between New York and Florida and is bounded to the north by Virginia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by South Carolina and Georgia, and to the west by Tennessee. In 1903, North Carolina was transformed into a modern state when the Wright Brothers flew the first airplane in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to North Carolina such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on North Carolina and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.