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The Buncombe County Special Collections Library (formerly the North Carolina Room) is a medium-sized archival facility located on the lower level of Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville. Buncombe County Special Collections specializes in the social, cultural, and natural history of Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina.

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Featured Photographer: Andrea Clark

Date: 1968 Before acquiring these photographs, the Pack Library NC Collection included only a few photographs of the vibrant Valley Street neighborhood, now just a fading memory. Thanks to Andrea Clark's photographs, the people and places of that community live again. [View Full Collection]

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Please email us at packnc@buncombecounty.org

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Read more +11 August 2022 By packnc in News

BCSC News: July/August 2022

Want to get involved? Now is the time! We’ve been hearing from many of you over the last few months looking for ways to get involved with Buncombe County Special Collections. Since the pandemic changed our lives, including the way we work and volunteer, BCSC staff have been thinking about ways to re-invigorate our volunteer
Read more +14 July 2022 By packnc in Events, News

Event Reminder: Thursday Night Lights Kicks Off 7/14 at 6PM

Are you ready for some football?!? We know we are! Join us tonight at 6pm in the Buncombe County Special Collections reading room for our first screening of vintage football game review films. Over the past several months, in partnership with BCSC the Asheville City Schools Foundation started the process of digitizing their archive of
Read more +27 June 2022 By packnc in News

BCSC News: June 2022

Have you heard tell..? Did you see our recent announcement that HeardTell will now be open to community submissions? Since 2013 our blog, HeardTell, has engaged lovers of Buncombe County history by sharing stories about and found in our archive. Over the years, HeardTell has become a tremendous resource and outreach tool, reaching more than
Read more +09 June 2022 By packnc in News

HeardTell Blog Now Open to Community Submissions  

Buncombe County Special Collections is now accepting community member submissions to our HeardTell Blog!   Since 2013 our blog, HeardTell, has engaged lovers of Buncombe County history by sharing stories about and found in our archive. Over the years, HeardTell has become a tremendous resource and outreach tool, reaching more than half a million views. The
Read more +26 May 2022 By packnc in News

BCSC News: May 2022

Black Asheville History Project Relaunches! After two long years of near stagnation, the Black Asheville History Project reignited during an event at the East Asheville Library on May 20. Together with the Buncombe County Communications and Public Engagement (CAPE) team, BCSC staff hosted an informational luncheon. The luncheon brought together a wide variety of community
Read more +26 April 2022 By packnc in News

BCSC News: April 2022

Back in the Spring of things… As we settle into spring here at BCSC, work continues on our new archive-safe Fire Suppression system. Throughout our partial closure staff have been working hard behind the scenes to provide our community with greater access to our resources. Beginning Tuesday May 3, 2022, BCSC will resume our regular
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