The following titles are located in the Craven County Digital History Exhibit, complete with text and images.
|1893 New Berne Business
One of New Bern's earlier city directories, this volume includes detailed information about the city's businesses and citizens. With the absence of the 1890 federal census, this book constitutes the largest printed listing of the residents of New Bern for that period.
School of Music
Pamphlet describing the school, teachers, and courses of the Bourdelais School of Music, which began operation in New Bern in 1913. The school continued until shortly before the death of Mr. Bordelais in October 1932.
Constitution and By-Laws of the Atlantic Steam Fire Engine Company, 1935
Pamphlet details the charters and rules for running the Atlantic Steam Fire Engine Company in New Bern.
|Craven County, North
Carolina And New Bern, Its Capital
This document is an early Chamber of Commerce booklet to entice investors and "home seekers" to locate in New Bern and Craven County.
|Illustrated City of New Bern
This profusely illustrated volume includes detailed information about almost every business located in New Bern during 1914.
|Life of a Confederate
Soldier by John B. Ernul
This short volume describes the experiences of a Craven County resident while in a northern prison camp during the latter part of the Civil War.
|New Bern North Carolina
Founded by De Graffenried in 1710 by Emma H. Powell (1905)
An early, illustrated history of New Bern that also includes information on several New Bern businesses in 1905.
Presentation of a
Flag, February 27, 1896
Programme and Souvenir of New Bern (1910)
Revisited" by William Garrison Reed
William Garrison Reed was a soldier in the 44th Massachusetts Regiment stationed in New Bern during 1862-1863. In 1884, he with other veterans revisited Eastern North Carolina and photographed sites that held significance to the 44th Massachusetts. An account of his visit in 1884 is found in Record of the Service of the Forty-Fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in North Carolina, August 1862 to May 1863 (Boston: Privately Printed, 1887), p. 223-232. The following site is a reprint of that visit along with a series photographs taken by Reed that were not included in the original version of "North Carolina Revisited."
|Short Historical Sketch of
Christ Church Parish by Dita Roberts (1911)
An early history of New Bern's oldest church.
|Souvenir of New Bern
A history of New Bern produced for the Bicentennial Celebration in 1910, this volume also includes illustrations of many of New Bern's attractions and businesses.
Last updated on June 9, 2015.