Catawba JournalThe North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( has digitized and indexed five Charlotte-area newspapers, covering most of the years from 1824 to 1868. These titles were selected and nominated by Charlotte/ Mecklenburg Library Manager Joyce Reimann and Librarian Jane Johnson, of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room. The NC Digital Heritage Center agreed and selected them above others in the state.


The Catawba Journal (1824-1828) is the first to go online and others will follow soon. Page images are online and available for browsing, and they have also been made searchable. Genealogists looking for a particular family name or students looking for certain subject keywords may enter them as search terms and go directly to the relevant passage. Online availability expands access to newspapers previously accessible only as microfilms in Charlotte’s  Carolina Room and other research libraries.