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21 September 2021

The legacy UNCG Digital Collections website, including the NC Runway Slave Ads Project, is currently experiencing server issues which may keep you from accessing some parts of the site. We hope to have this corrected soon and we aplogize for any inconveninence.

 

The Slave Ads Project will be moving to an entirely new site within the next few weeks.

 

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The North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements project provides online access to all known runaway slave advertisements (more than 5000 items) published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1865. These brief ads provide a glimpse into the social, economic, and cultural world of the American slave system and the specific experience within North Carolina. Working from microfilmed copies of these rare publications, the project team scanned the ads to provide digital images, create full-text transcripts and descriptive metadata, and develop a searchable database. The NCRSA website includes digital scans of the ads, contextual essays to address their historical research value, full text transcripts, an annotated bibliography to aid researchers, and a searchable database.

 

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Partners

Phase One of this collaborative project between the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the F.D. Bluford Library at North Carolina A&T State University was made possible through funding from the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.

 

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Phase Two was initiated with the assistance of a Strategic Seed Grant awarded by the UNCG Office of Research and Engagement and is now supported completely by the UNC Greensboro University Libraries.

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