Microfilm Holdings of the Kellenberger Room
Microfilmed materials comprise a large part of our collection. In dealing with local history, the newspapers present a wealth of information about the culture and times in which they were written. The first newspaper printed in North Carolina was printed in New Bern, and the library has on microfilm some of those early newspapers. The newspaper collection contains newspapers from New Bern dated from 1751 to the present, with some years missing.
Microfilmed genealogical materials include census records and county records. County records include such items as court minutes, deeds, wills, and estate papers. The counties we concentrate our microfilm collecting around are Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, and Pitt.