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History Projects and Organizations

Collected by: Buncombe County Special Collections (Buncombe County Public Libraries)

Archived since: Jun, 2023

Description:

Organization websites, blogs, and one-off or temporary projects created by individuals or groups intended to preserve and provide access to the regional history of Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina.

Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media Genealogy Genealogy--Societies, etc. History Blogs Public history North Carolina--Asheville North Carolina--Buncombe County

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Title: 828 Digital Archives for Historical Equity

URL: http://828archives.org/

Description: Digital archives program launched in 2021 with the goal of creating a more inclusive and accessible history of Western North Carolina’s history and culture, led by co-directors Ellen Holmes Pearson, Sarah Judson, and Victoria Bradbury. Projects include the African American Cemeteries of Western North Carolina Headstone Survey Database.

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Subject:   History Western North Carolina African Americans Cemeteries

Title: Asheville and Buncombe County

URL: http://ashevilleandbuncombecounty.blogspot.com/

Description: History blog dedicated to Foster Alexander Sondley (1857-1931), which takes the same title as Sondley’s 1922 book, Asheville and Buncombe County.

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Subject:   History North Carolina--Asheville North Carolina--Buncombe County Blogs

Title: Asheville Junction: A Blog by David E. Whisnant

URL: https://ashevillejunction.com/

Description: History blog of local historian David Whisnant about "personal history, family, community, & region," with an emphasis on working-class history and especially workers of the American Enka Corporation.

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Subject:   History North Carolina--Buncombe County North Carolina--Asheville Blogs

Title: Confessions of an Oral Historian: Only the Best Stories Ever Told

URL: https://ashevilleoralhistoryproject.com/

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Subject:   Oral histories Eliada (Asheville, N.C.) Oral historians

Title: Asheville Black Cultural Heritage Trail

URL: https://bcht.exploreasheville.com/

Description: The Black Cultural Heritage Trail honors and preserves the rich heritage of Asheville's Black community. The BCHT opened in December 2023 with sites in Asheville's downtown, Southside, and River Arts District sections. Work towards the BCHT began in 2010, when residents of Asheville’s historically Black East End neighborhood proposed a trail to celebrate Black cultural heritage. River Front Development Group, a Black community development nonprofit founded in Asheville in 1996, committed to achieving these projects. River Front Development Group focused on co-creating and sharing narratives of often overlooked Black Ashevillians.

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Subject:   African Americans North Carolina--Asheville

Title: Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County

URL: https://psabc.org/

Description: Preservation society with the mission "to conserve Asheville and Buncombe County’s heritage and sense of place through preservation and promotion of the region’s historic resources." PSABC was formed in 1976, with interest in preservation sparked by observance of the U. S. Bicentennial.

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Subject:   Historic preservation North Carolina--Asheville North Carolina--Buncombe County Nonprofit organizations

Title: Buncombe County Special Collections

URL: https://specialcollections.buncombecounty.org/

Description: Special collections division of Buncombe County Public Libraries, specializing in the social, cultural, and natural history of Asheville, Buncombe County, and Western North Carolina.

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Subject:   North Carolina--Buncombe County Libraries--Special collections Archives

Title: The RAIL (Railroad and Incarcerated Laborer) Memorial Project

URL: https://therailproject.org/

Description: Project launched by Dr. Dan Pierce and Marion, NC Mayor Steve Little to memorialize the incarcerated men who labored to build the Western North Carolina Railroad between Salisbury and Murphy.

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Subject:   African Americans Railroads Convict labor History

Title: The State of Buncombe

URL: https://thestateofbuncombe.wordpress.com/

Description: History blog of Katherine Calhoun Cutshall, local historian and special collections librarian.

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Subject:   History Blogs North Carolina--Buncombe County

Title: Asheville Museum of History: Stories of the Mountains

URL: https://wnchistory.omeka.net/

Description: Omeka site with digital exhibits and featured collections of the Asheville Museum of History (formerly the Western North Carolina Historical Association).

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Subject:   North Carolina--Asheville Digital exhibitions Western North Carolina

Title: Sarah Gudger's Journey to Freedom

URL: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=97f672abfb7942f2a606aeec53c92f00

Description: An interactive exhibit honoring the memory of Sarah Gudger, an ex-slave from the Swannanoa Valley in Western North Carolina.

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Subject:   Enslaved persons African Americans

Title: Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) / Asheville Museum of History (AMOH)

URL: https://www.ashevillehistory.org/

Description: The Asheville Museum of History (AMOH) was established in 2023 by the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) in the historic Smith-McDowell House. WNCHA was established to promote regional history circa 1954, gained nonprofit status in 1974, and operated the historic house as the Smith-McDowell House Museum prior to launching AMOH.

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Subject:   Historical museums Historic house museums History--Societies, etc North Carolina--Asheville North Carolina--Buncombe County

Title: Childers, Shepherd, and Related Families of Western North Carolina

URL: https://www.childers-shepherd.org/

Description: Personal website containing individual and family profiles of the creator's Childers, Shepherd, and other ancestors in Western North Carolina.

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Subject:   Genealogy Western North Carolina North Carolina--Buncombe County

Title: History@Hand: A People’s Memory

URL: https://www.history-at-hand.com/

Description: History organization since 2002, founded and run by local historians Jan Schochet (until 2007) and Sharon Fahrer, originally with an emphasis on Asheville’s Jewish history.

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Subject:   History North Carolina--Asheville Jews Public history

Title: Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society

URL: https://www.obcgs.com/

Description: Organization founded in 1980 to provide local genealogical education through publications, workshops, a library and research support.

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Subject:   Genealogy North Carolina--Buncombe County North Carolina--Haywood County North Carolina--Henderson County North Carolina--Jackson County North Carolina--Madison County North Carolina--Transylvania County North Carolina--Yancey County North Carolina--McDowell County Nonprofit organizations

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