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: 1930s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1920s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1920s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1925-11-20

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1939

Original Format: film

Creator: Cartoon Films, Limited and Kellogg (W.K.) Company

Date: 1930-06

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: Jane S. McKimmon, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: ca. 1920

Creator: 4-H

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Date: ca. 1918

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Clarence H. Saunders

Date: ca. 1918

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Clarence Saunders

Date: 1931-06

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: Jane S. McKimmon and Cornelia C. Morris, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: ca. 1895

Original Format: photograph

Creator: William G. Bell Co., Boston.

Date: 1939

Original Format: newsletter

Creator: North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: 1930s

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: Jane S. McKimmon and Cornelia C. Morris, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: 1943

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: State 4-H Club Office, North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: ca. 1956

Original Format: film

Creator: American Can Company

Date: 1943

Original Format: poster

Creator: Henry Koerner, United States Office of War Information

Date: ca. 1915

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: Leona Kiser

Date: 1943

Original Format: poster

Creator: Alfred Parker, Office of War Information

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Date: 1929

Original Format: pamphlet

Creator: Aluminum Cooking Utensil Company