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: 1923

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1910

Original Format: memorandum

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1938

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1960

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1940s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1952

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1960

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1920

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1945

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1929

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1950

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1945

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1920s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1925

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1945

Original Format: report

Creator: North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service

Date: c. 1923

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

Date: 1920s

Original Format: photograph

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1960

Original Format: film

Creator: General Mills Co.