Salem College Library has digital collections including diaries and scrapbooks and at DigitalNC they have newspapers, Salem College yearbooks, and school scrapbooks.


Hattie Strong Collection – The Hattie Strong Collection includes correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, and photographs.   


Emma Lehman Collection – The Emma Lehman Collection includes her history writings, lecture notes, poems, correspondences and scrapbooks. The highlight of the collection is her herbarium of North Carolina plants, including the plant discovered and named after her: Monotropsis lehmanii.   


DigitalNC page for Salem Academy and College:

  • The Salemite – College Newspaper

  • College “Sights and Insights” – yearbooks from 1905-2011

  • Academy “The Quill Pen” – yearbooks from 1927-1964  (for reasons of privacy, more current issues have not been scanned)

  • Catalogs – Academic catalogs starting in 1854.  The catalogs list the names of students, and classes offered

  • Alumnae Newsletters – Alumnae newsletters starting in 1878.

  • Salem Female Academy Ledger – View the oldest general ledger in our Archives;  we use the ledgers to verify attendance at the Girl’s Boarding School or Salem Female Academy.

  • Academy Glee Club Scrapbook – 1974-1975

  • College Girls’ Record, Compiled and Illustrated by Virginia Woodson Frame


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