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The North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library is working in conjunction with the Fairview Branch Library to collect and scan photographs and other materials, and to record oral histories told by Fairview residents. We want to document life in Fairview, past and present. Let’s document Fairview for future generations!
How can you help? This is a “community-driven” project. Would you like to volunteer to:
What kind of materials are we looking for?
There is nothing more valuable than photographs, such as the one above from the North Carolina Photograph Collection. Unfortunately, the North Carolina collection is weak on outlying Buncombe County communities. People, buildings-homes-mills-stores-churches, cemeteries, roads and creeks, farming, arts and crafts. We are also looking for original material materials such as placards, pamphlets, brochures, calling cards and notices, as well as business, organization and church records.
We also want to document the contemporary life of Fairview. Are you attending an event this summer that is worthy of being documented? Is there an old building being razed or a new one being built? A photograph of your favorite Fairview restaurant, inside as well as outside. Remember: tomorrow, today will be history.
Contact the Fairview Branch Library to sign up. We just need your name, phone number and email address.
Fairview Branch Library
1 Taylor Road
The North Carolina Room’s mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Buncombe County. We are committed to preserving our historical resources for the future and making them easily accessible to the public.
Post by Zoe Rhine, Special Collections Librarian