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Tuesday, November 01, 2022 / Published in News
As part of the community efforts to help raise local consciousness of racial history Buncombe County Special Collections, in partnership with Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County and the Equal Justice Initiative, is preparing to mount a permanent exhibit about racial terror violence in Buncombe County. The central focus of the exhibit is soil
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 / Published in News
Celebrating Archives Month Every October archivists around the country celebrate American Archives Month. During this time (and, honestly, all the time) special libraries around the country work to raise awareness about public records, archives, and special collections. Buncombe County and Western North Carolina host several archives and special collections libraries that are accessible to the
Thursday, August 11, 2022 / Published in News
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
Thursday, July 14, 2022 / Published in Events, News
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
Monday, June 27, 2022 / Published in News
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
Thursday, June 09, 2022 / Published in News
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
Thursday, May 26, 2022 / Published in News
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
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
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