June 1975 was not only a time of leisure suits, disco dancing and box office top dog, Benji, it was the North Carolina Room’s time to debut at the Central Library. Local and state dignitaries and citizens gathered on June 15, 1975 to celebrate a new space dedicated to local history and genealogy. Anne Correll presided over the celebration as the room’s first head librarian. The Room was relocated twice in the building in the following years and now it operates out of a temporary location on the second floor of the Government Center until a brand new space is opened in the renovated library.

We thank every person and organization who has spent time exploring our resources in the room and who have donated items to make the collection as strong as it is. We invite you to a birthday reception on June 15, 2015 at our current location from 11 am to 2 pm as we remember the past and dream of the future.

We hope to see you there!

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 Winston-Salem Journal, June 16, 1975.

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