The Archive

Explore the surprising history of North Carolina food through the primary documents here, in The Archive. You'll find everything from horseradish Jell-O recipes to a silent film about the newfangled refrigerators of the 1910s. The documents, photographs, and films in The Archive are called primary sources because they offer evidence of what people in the past were thinking, saying, and doing. When a historian or person like you interprets primary sources, their interpretation is called a secondary source. Archives are traditionally places that hold historic materials with enduring value. Archives can be located inside libraries and historical societies, or they may operate indendently. Sometimes, they can be online. 



Browse Primary Sources in the Archive (249 total)

Date: 1964

Original Format: film

Creator: United States Department of Agriculture, Motion Picture Service

Date: 1943

Original Format: poster

Creator: United States Office of War Information, Division of Public Inquiries

Date: 1943

Original Format: poster

Creator: United States Office of War Information

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Date: 1896

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: W. O. Atwater and Chas. D. Woods, United States Department of Agriculture

Date: 1918

Original Format: poster

Creator: Wallace Morgan, United States Food Administration

Date: 1942

Original Format: poster

Creator: War Production Board, United States Bureau of Industrial Conservation

Date: ca. 1955

Original Format: film

Creator: Woman's Home Companion