Archival Donations Welcome

What’s in Your Attic?

We’re often asked what the Association collects for preservation. The answer is, “Anything that pertains to the history of Lincolnton and Lincoln County.”

Originals, scans, tapes, CDs, microfiche, etc. are all acceptable and we can receive them via email, mail, or in person. We are happy to scan and return your printed items if you can’t part with them.

This list outlines the type of paper-based objects we would love to see. Because of limited space, we cannot accept all larger objects. For more information on these types of donations, contact us at LincolnCountyHistoryNC@gmail.com.

Books and documents such as:
Local histories of churches, businesses, civic groups, social groups, clubs, etc.
High school annuals
Architectural histories
Books written by local authors or containing local historical information
Abstracts of local records (wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, etc.)
Family histories and minutes from family reunions
Oral histories
Theses and dissertations on subjects that connect to Lincolnton and Lincoln County
Letters
Military histories
Locally produced cookbooks
Cemetery records
Posters
Maps
Drawings and plans

Photos
Groups
Events
Portraits
Locations

Media
Local special interest publications
Clippings and obituaries

Local Directories
City directories
Church directories
Business directories
Phone books

Government documents including:
City and County budgets, codes, laws, meeting minutes, reports (past and present)
School enrollments, budgets, history

Local Ephemera (objects meant to be temporary, but are now collectable)
Menus
Advertisements
Objects used as giveaways
Brochures
Political buttons and local political advertisements
Matchbooks from local companies
Posters
Postcards
Programs, invitations, tickets, and memorabilia