Researchers and history buffs alike may now search and access local history collections across North Carolina with a single search box thanks to a collaborative project led by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, NC LIVE, and the State Library of North Carolina.
NC ECHO enables users to search across thousands of digitized historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers, and much more from cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places, and history of North Carolina.
To use NC ECHO, patrons can visit http://ncecho.org, and search based on historical interests, places, or people. All of the collections available through the NC ECHO search are freely available online to all users, regardless of their location or affiliation.