Wilson Special Collections Library

Collection highlights, exhibits, events, and behind-the-scenes views from the Wilson Special Collections library at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Camel cigarettes have been offered by the Winston-Salem-based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company since 1913 and were one of the first prepackaged cigarettes successfully sold in America. The R. J. Reynolds Company used unique advertising campaigns for Camel cigarettes, many of which appeared in newspapers, such as the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, and magazines throughout the 20th century, including the “More Doctors Smoke Camels” campaign.

Camel cigarettes have been offered by the Winston-Salem-based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company since 1913 and were one of the first prepackaged cigarettes successfully sold in America. The R. J. Reynolds Company used unique advertising campaigns for Camel cigarettes, many of which appeared in newspapers, such as the Rockingham Post-Dispatch, and magazines throughout the 20th century, including the “More Doctors Smoke Camels” campaign.


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David Sedaris as a freshman at Western Carolina University. From the 1976 yearbook, Catamount.
View at DigitalNC: 1976 Catamount
Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks
Contributing Institution: Western Carolina University
Usage Statement: The materials in this collection are presented courtesy of Hunter Library at Western Carolina University for research and educational purposes. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.

David Sedaris as a freshman at Western Carolina University. From the 1976 yearbook, Catamount.

View at DigitalNC: 1976 Catamount

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: Western Carolina University

Usage Statement: The materials in this collection are presented courtesy of Hunter Library at Western Carolina University for research and educational purposes. Prior permission is required for any commercial use.


david sedaris     potw     western carolina university     digitalnc     cullowhee     yearbooks    

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Today’s theme is Beauty Queens, organized by Lisa Gregory from the NC Digital Heritage Center.

Whether you love them or hate them, there are over 600 images related to beauty pageants and related contests on dp.la. From Miss Vegetable Plate to Miss Universe, from the “Prettiest waitress” to homecoming queens in high school and college yearbooks, you can view the activities of women who won prizes for poise in all manner of local and national events.

Image credits:

Miss Wilmington 1948.” Photo by Hugh A. Morton. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 

Fruit and Vegetable Association convention (Statler Hotel), 1953. University of Southern California Special Collections. 

1958 Rhododendron QueenPhoto by Hugh A. Morton. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 

Contests—Beauty—Bathing beauty contest (from the New York World’s Fair), 1939-1940. Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library. 

Miss Tobacco Pageant Participants, ca.1940s. Wilson County Public Library via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. 

Miss Massachusetts. Photo by Leslie Jones, 1886-1967. Boston Public Library via Digital Commonwealth. Copyright (c) Leslie Jones. This work is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND). 

Contests—Beauty—Prettiest Waitress and Most Handsome Bellboy contest winners  (from the New York World’s Fair), 1939-1940. Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library. 


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