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Local History Research


This guide will help you research local history topics for Western North Carolina and southern Appalachia.

Secondary Sources


Microfilm is also an option. A librarian can set up the machine; bring a flash drive to save images.

Company/Organization Records

Political Information

Directories, Yearbooks, Vital Records, and Family Histories

Other (Images, Correspondence, Manuscripts, etc.)

  • Genealogy and Historical Societies
  • Public Libraries
  • Academic Library Special Collections

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Hunter Library
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Cullowhee, USA