Better Living In North Carolina

About the Project

Better Living in North Carolina: Bringing Science and Technology to the People, is a two year grant funded project to digitize correspondence, reports, audio recordings, scrapbooks, and other primary sources on agricultural extension in North Carolina. The project is a collaboration between the NC State University Libraries and the F. D. Bluford Library at North Carolina A&T State University.

Better Living provides researchers with primary source documentation and related historical information on the impact of the NC Agricultural Extension / Cooperative Extension offices, staff, faculty, and students on the development of the state's agricultural economy and on North Carolina citizens.


This project was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Featured Collections

Selected materials from these physical collections have been digitized as part of the project.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Annual Reports, 1908-2013

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Publications, 1916-2016

North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources Annual Reports, 1946-2015

S. B. Simmons Collection, Archives & Special Collections, F. D. Bluford Library, North Carolina A&T State University

John D. Wray Collection, Archives & Special Collections, F. D. Bluford Library, North Carolina A&T State University

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Digitized Materials

Articles & Biographies on NCpedia

4-H and Home Demonstration among African Americans: North Carolina's African American Extension Service

Bailey, Neil Alexander

Current, Ruth Augusta

Graber, Robert Walter

Lowe, Dazelle Foster

Mitchell, John W.

NC State University Special Collectons News Articles

Other Resources from NC State University Libraries & NCA&T Bluford Library

NC State University Libraries Digital Collections

NC State University Libraries Historical State Search

NC State University Historical Timeline of the Cooperative Extension Service

NCAT Bluford Library Digital Collections