WCC Historical Archives Collection Finding Guides

#0001 Inventory of the Campus Voice Collection: 25 Nov. 1968-2 May 2008

WCC Campus Voice Collection digitized (Click “Newspapers” category)

Beginning publication as The Wayne Communiqué with an issue dated 25 Nov. 1968, the Wayne Community College (WCC) newspaper ceased publication from 1973 until 1988, then resumed continuous publication as The WCC Campus Voice with an issue dated 23 May 1988. With the 7 April 2006 issue, the newspaper’s name was changed again, becoming the Campus Voice. With the resignation of Ms. Winkie Lee as both the WCC journalism instructor and Campus Voice advisor in the Spring of 2008, publication of a WCC newspaper was again terminated indefinitely, with the last published issue dated 2 May 2008.  The WCC newspaper has chronicled school news concerning academic achievements, administrative and curriculum changes, student government elections, clubs, fraternities, sororities, sports, traditions, campus construction, deaths of students or faculty, and graduation ceremonies; it has also covered community news from the city of Goldsboro, N.C. and Wayne County, including civic meetings or developments, major weather events, and important visitors; world and national news, including issues about the economy or health have also been mentioned, anything which might affect Wayne Community College.

#0002 Inventory of the Renaissance Collection: Spring 1985-2009 and ongoing

WCC Renaissance Collection digitized (Click “Yearbooks” category)

The Renaissance is a literary magazine published each April or May since 1985 for the Wayne Community College (WCC) in Goldsboro, N.C. to showcase creative works by the institution’s students, faculty and staff. Contents include poetry, short stories, essays, black and white photographs and graphic art, as well as some original music scores. Issues of the Renaissance were first produced by the WCC Print Shop and plastic comb-bound as 8 ½ x 11 inch paperbacks from 1985 through 1999. Since 2000 the Renaissance has appeared as a saddle-stitched paperback, also measuring 8 ½ x 11 inches, produced by local professional printers, including Kornegay Printing and Accu-Copy of Goldsboro. As of March 2008, the WCC Historical Archives holdings of the Renaissance consist of all published volumes, numbered 1-25, produced each April or May from 1985 through 2009. The collection is on-going and will add new issues with each Spring publication. The collection is presently housed in four document storage boxes occupying approximately 1.25 linear feet in the archives area of the WCC Library.

#0003 Inventory of the WCC Scrapbook Collection: 1960-1991 (bulk: 1963-1991)

The WCC Scrapbook collection consists mainly of seven volumes of newspaper clippings and other ephemera inserted, glued or scotch taped onto ivory scrapbook paper stock, recording the early history of student, faculty and administrative events and developments from 1960-1991, with the bulk of the material dated after November 1963.  Also included in the collection is a group of generally oversized clippings, flattened and housed in map folders in an oversized flat storage box.  Two 3-ring clamshell album boxes contain all the pages of the first two badly deteriorated scrapbooks inserted in archival sheet protectors. Archival paper photocopies of the content of the other original scrapbooks made for patron use are also housed in sheet protectors within 3-ring clamshell album boxes.

WCC Library staff members maintained the scrapbooks until work on them ceased in 1991.  Newspaper clippings come from a variety of North Carolina publications local to Wayne County, but mainly from the Goldsboro News-Argus and Mount Olive Tribune, with others from the Metro Times (Goldsboro, N.C.), the Fremont-Pikeville News and the Raleigh News & Observer.  Ephemera includes several Wayne Community College commencement programs, class schedules, local business advertisements, a copy of the WCC Student Government Association constitution, lists of faculty and students, a few black and white photographic prints, as well as various college brochures.

The scrapbooks attempt to chronicle the history and activities of campus clubs, fraternities, sororities, building construction, sports events, meetings or conferences, visitors to the college, and academic achievements in general.   Information is present for college administrative and academic program changes, campus traditions and elections, student graduations, college and local social activities, deaths of college students, faculty or board members.  Material about events or trends in the wider world are also recorded, especially those affecting the college concerning the economy, health and weather issues, as well as other local and national news.

#0004 Inventory of the WCC Yearbook Collection: 1964-1985

WCC Yearbook Collection digitized

The WCC student yearbook has been published annually under various titles at least since 1964, the known titles including Zodiac (1964-1965), Greenbriar (1966-1967), Teknik (1968), Insight (1969-1971 and 1973-1974), Getting Together (1972), and New Horizons (1985).  Volume as well as year designations are given on the title pages for volumes I-VII (1964-1970), but it seems only year designations are given for any subsequent yearbook issues. One issue has no year or volume designation, but internal evidence, a photo of a student in a commemorative t-shirt emblazoned 1979, leads to a probable publication date of no earlier than 1979. It is unclear in exactly what year publication of the WCC student yearbook began or in what year it ceased. Contents of WCC student yearbooks consist chiefly of reproductions of black and white photographs of WCC students, staff and faculty engaged in various college and community activities, organizations, clubs, and events. By the late 1970s, but definitely by the issue for 1985, some color photographs are included, and some original, unattributed artwork is usually present in each volume. Also, of the archive holdings, only volumes for 1964 through 1971 include sections of studio portraits for the entire student body.