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Get Involved

The overriding mission of the Friends of theBuncombe County Special Collections is to support the activities of the BCSC staff and to enhance the historical, intellectual and literary aspects of community life in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina.

To accomplish this mission The Friends work to increase public awareness and stimulate the use of the collection's resources; provide programs that engage and enlighten the Friends members and the local community; serve as ambassadors for the collection and advise the staff of the collection as needed.

Friends of the Buncombe County Special Collections have funded:
Field Trips for Buncombe County Schools Students
Community-Driven Archives Projects

If you'd like to become a Friend of the Buncombe County Special Collections, please send an email to FriendsBCSC@gmail.com.


“Local History is, at its heart – as is history itself – the study of the human condition in and through time . . .  It begs for studies of how we have lived in the past, in this particular place.”

– On Doing Local History by Carol Kammen