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Tuesday, April 26, 2022 / Published in News
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
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 / Published in News
Special Collections is (not) on Fire! You may remember that more than two years ago, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved spending to upgrade the Special Collections fire suppression system from water (which could drench the archives!) to a non-toxic extinguishing gas. After several years of waiting, workers arrived two weeks ago to begin
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 / Published in African Americans, Community Member Posts, Women
This post concludes Zoe Rhine’s series on the occupations of Black Women in Asheville in 1890. Soon, BCSC will be looking for other community members to submit pieces to HeardTell. Be on the lookout for an announcement, soon! Read the previous installments of this series here:Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part
Over the next several weeks Buncombe County Special Collections will share five different posts by former Special Collections (NC Room) Librarian Zoe Rhine. Since “retiring” in January 2020, Zoe has continued to follow her research interests; investigating the lives of African Americans in the late 19th century. Do you have research or stories about Asheville
Over the next several weeks Buncombe County Special Collections will share five different posts by former Special Collections (NC Room) Librarian Zoe Rhine. Since “retiring” in January 2020, Zoe has continued to follow her research interests; investigating the lives of African Americans in the late 19th century. Do you have research or stories about Asheville
Over the next several weeks Buncombe County Special Collections will share five different posts by former Special Collections (NC Room) Librarian Zoe Rhine. Since “retiring” in January 2020, Zoe has continued to follow her research interests; investigating the lives of African Americans in the late 19th century. Do you have research or stories about Asheville
Over the next several weeks Buncombe County Special Collections will share five different posts by former Special Collections (NC Room) Librarian Zoe Rhine. Since “retiring” in January 2020, Zoe has continued to follow her research interests; investigating the lives of African Americans in the late 19th century. Do you have research or stories about Asheville
Friday, January 14, 2022 / Published in Uncategorized
In remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this year we are looking back at the two trips he made to Western North Carolina at the height of the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s first visit to the area was in January 1964, just a few short months after the assassination of President John F.
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / Published in Friends of the NC Room, Volunteers
Dear Friends, Perhaps you’ve heard this sentiment already applied to any number of things: “back to normal” isn’t possible. The past two years have been revealing and transformative for society as a whole, forcing reflection and putting a pause on even the best-laid plans.   As we approached 2020, the North Carolina Room was already bracing for change: retirements, a new library
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