The Historical Publications Section of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resource’s Office of Archives and History announces the publication of its first Spanish-language title “Libro de Hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte” (“The Old North State Fact Book”).
First published in 1976 and now in its sixth revised edition, “The Old North State Fact Book” provides a concise reference source for North Carolina’s early history, along with information on the State Capitol; the Legislative Building; the Executive Mansion; and the state flag, seal, song, and motto. The book also includes information about and color pictures of all official state symbols and festivals. A list of North Carolina’s governors (1585-2011) completes the text.
Beginning in 1905, the Historical Publications Section has published more than 300 books. The section’s editors selected “The Old North State Fact Book” for translation into Spanish because of its enduring popularity among North Carolinians of all ages for more than three decades.
“Elsie T. Talavera, bilingual administrative assistant at Family Health International, ably translated the English text into Spanish. Dr. Jamey Widener-Reynolds, Spanish lecturer in the Foreign Languages Department at North Carolina State University, proofread the translation,” says Dr. Jeffrey Crow, deputy secretary of Archives and History. ”On behalf of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, we are extremely grateful to both of these professionals for their work on this volume.”
“Libro de Hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte” (paperbound; pp. v, 105; illustrations; index; 2011) sells for $21.35, which includes tax and shipping. Order from the Historical Publications Section (N), Office of Archives and History, 4622 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4622. For credit card orders call (919) 733-7442, ext. 0, or visit the section’s secure online store. The book is also available through local bookstores and Amazon.com.Read the full article