||School Records in the State Archives of North Carolina
||07 Jun 2017
||OWASA Community Center
||400 W. Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro
||Map to OWASA Community Center
||7:00 - 9:00 pm
Documenting young people using official records can prove difficult in North Carolina, but school records might prove useful in filling in this gap. In this talk, we will discuss records from the State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction (including the Division of Negro Education from the early 20th century), and various counties. Learn how Common School Reports, High School Annual Reports, and other kinds of records can provide new avenues for genealogical and historical research.
Josh Hager is a Reference Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina. He has an undergraduate degree in History from Duke University, a Master’s of Public History from NC State, and a Master’s of Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill. His research on using social media for effective archival outreach won a national award in 2015 and is published in a national journal, The American Archivist.