There’s a new source of digitized proceedings of the early conferences of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association.
The Internet Archive (archive.org) has digitized a portion of the proceedings in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina. The direct links are listed below, and each year’s proceedings is fully-searchable. There are also a range of download formats.
- 1896 – 8th
- 1897 to 1903 – 9th to 16th
- 1910 – 23rd
- 1927 – 40th
- 1936 – 49th
- 1929 to 1934 – 42nd to 47th
- 1956 and 1957 – 69th and 70th
The proceedings are available at archive.org. Search on “firemen’s convention” [with apostrophe].
Legeros has also created digital versions of the 1896 to 1903 proceedings, using a book scanning camera at Wilson Library at UNC. They’re a little rougher.
He’s combined the Internet Archive versions with his versions, and merged everything together. Those and other digital NCSFA (and NCVFA) proceedings are available at www.legeros.com/history/fa/proceedings.