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NCpedia relies on volunteer contributions for many new entries and for continued development of new content areas, and contributors have come from a variety of occupations and institutions. If you are interested in contributing an entry on a topic about which you are knowledgeable, please contact us with the topic before submitting it. Reference citations are required for all new entries submitted. Read below for an overview of content and format guidelines for NCpedia submissions.

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Articles should generally be encyclopedic in nature and should range from 500 to 1400 words in length, but may go up to 2000 words in length for some topics. 

NCpedia utilizes the Chicago Manual of Style for document and citation formatting.

Entries should remain neutral in tone.

Article bibliographic elements:  Title (topic/individual last, first name), Author, Year Written, Author's Affiliation (where applicable); birth date - death date (for biographical articles).

Article structural elements: First sentence should summarize the topic, its significance to history, and ties to North Carolina. Article should provide a chronological overview of important aspects the topic, giving special attention to events occurring in, or of importance to, North Carolina.  Discrepancies between sources may be noted. Hyperlinks to other NCpedia articles or other reputable online resources for more information are strongly encouraged.  For biographies, include any marriages and children, death date and how s/he died (if known) and location of burial (if known). See the Submission and Editorial Guidelines for more detailed and full guidelines.

References: List of references used in writing the entry is required.  Please format according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Additional resources used: Finding aids, individual's papers, other reputable resources online users may go to for additional information, even if they were not used in the creation of the entry are helpful and may be included.

Supporting media credits for images/video/audio:  Inclusion of images and video and audio (where appropriate) is encouraged, provided they are in the public domain, have a Creative Commons License, or if permission is secured to include them in NCpedia.  Provide citation information for supporting media and include its creator, year created, title, owning institution (when applicable), and URL (where applicable).

Fact checking is conducted on all new submissions.

Contact us with any additional questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.




I was wondering if you could add the North Carolina Folk Festival to the Folk Festivals page. You can find information about it here: https://ncfolkfestival.com


Hello! I am the Outreach Coordinator for Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia, NC.
I have noticed that you have no reference to our school, studios and gallery. Pocosin Arts has been a Columbia, NC fixture, located on the Scuppernong River for 25 years.
I would very much like to contribute an article. Thank you and I look forward to hearing for you!


I did not see a reply to my request on July 30 so wrote again today. If a reply was sent I did not see it. thankyou!


Hi Gillian --

Thank you for trying again!  I am replying to you via email!

Kelly Agan, NC Government & Heritage Library


hello, I am a Historic Bath volunteer from Beaufort county. In preparation for the coming 300th anniversary of Port Bath 1715-2015 beginning August 2015-2016 I have researched primary sources suitable for articles about Port Bath 1700-1730, including but not limited to the following: Port Bath history, known vessels, known merchants, known tradespeople, known children and young apprentices. I also have written a prototype series of vignettes about the young people drawn from primary resources.

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