On September 29, 2021 the Buncombe County Library system celebrates the 60th anniversary of integration. The 828 Digital Archives for Historical Equity Project has been working closely with Buncombe County Special Collections to digitize documents from the Asheville-Buncombe Library Collection and research the history of segregation and integration in the libraries in order to commemorate
I love an intriguing, if not hyperbolic description of an item on eBay like the one I stumbled on the other day. I couldn’t resist the allure of a “ghost town” in Buncombe County, let alone one named Glen Inglis. I placed my bid, even without being able to decipher the postmark in the photo.
HeardTell followers will have a surprise when they pick up the Nov. 30, 2016 issue of Mountain Express. The cover story trumpets the inclusion of the Influential Eight, “some of those lesser-known folks who are quietly doing important work in the Asheville area.” Among those eight is North Carolina librarian Zoe Rhine. Read it and
A college student was interning with the North Carolina Room and on her first day we were showing her around. We mentioned that, for history purposes, we’d kept our N.C. card catalog. We noticed she was looking around the room as if lost. She didn’t know what to look for because she didn’t know what she was
The photographer only had about 30 days to get the above interesting picture. This is what’s missing. The building above as it appeared in 1909 as the Asheville Library building at 4 Pack Square South. It was for many years before that known of as the First National Bank Building. In 1889 the bank purchased two small brick buildings that predated
Our fearless leader, Laura Gaskin, is retiring from Pack Memorial Library after 24 years of dedicated service. Laura has been the Head Librarian here for most of that time, but she cut her teeth as the first Special Collections Librarian at Pack. It’s staggering to think about the work and dedication it must have taken to process, organize, and
Friends of the North Carolina Room, Pack Memorial Library: Become a Friend Are you interested in local history, architecture, photographs, manuscripts, oral histories, newspapers? Would you like to be in closer contact with the North Carolina Room–maybe even work with staff behind the scenes? Would you like to serve as an ambassador for the collection