Wednesday, April 26, 2023

North Carolina Historical Review Celebrates 100 Years

Apr 26, 2023

Since 1924, the North Carolina Historical Review, published quarterly, has been a definitive source for the study and understanding of North Carolina history. Published by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Historical Resources, the Review has been continuously in print since its inception.

This year, the North Carolina Historical Review marks its 100th year, and its notable accomplishments are being commemorated throughout the year. The upcoming July issue of the Review will feature many achievements of the publication during the past century.

“The North Carolina Historical Review has been a repository of the best scholarship on North Carolina history for the past century,” said Darin Waters, DNCR’s deputy secretary for Archives and History. “Looking back over 100 years of the Review is a master class in how our approach to studying and interpreting our state’s rich and multi-layered history has evolved and strengthened.”

The Review was first proposed by William K. Boyd from Trinity College in 1922 and was created by legislative action in 1923 with the inaugural issue released January 1924. N.C. Historical Commission member Robert B. House was the publication’s first editor.

Regular features include carefully researched, handsomely illustrated articles that explore North Carolina and southern history from the colonial period to the present and cover a variety of subjects. Other features include book reviews about state, regional, and national history; an annual bibliography of books pertaining to North Carolina subjects; an annual index; and a listing, printed annually, of theses and dissertations related to North Carolina subjects.

Additional information about the Review, selected back issues, and a subscription form can be found on the DNCR website at

About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) manages, promotes, and enhances the things that people love about North Carolina – its diverse arts and culture, rich history, and spectacular natural areas. Through its programs, the department enhances education, stimulates economic development, improves public health, expands accessibility, and strengthens community resiliency.

The department manages over 100 locations across the state, including 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, five science museums, four aquariums, 35 state parks, four recreation areas, dozens of state trails and natural areas, the North Carolina Zoo, the North Carolina Symphony, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, the African American Heritage Commission, the American Indian Heritage Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, the Office of State Archaeology, the Highway Historical Markers program, the N.C. Land and Water Fund, and the Natural Heritage Program. For more information, please visit

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