Letters, cards, contracts, deeds, and much more
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The Greensboro Historical Museum Archives cares for collections relating to individuals, families and corporate bodies. Within these collections are letters, documents, printed materials and photographs.
The term "papers" defines collections of original materials generated or produced by the individual or family, which document various aspects of their lives.
The term "collection" generally defines an artificially-created group of materials (originals and copies) assembled on a specific topic (for example, the Bridges Collection is about O. Henry, not about Bridges or the Bridges family).
Some collections which have been organized and completely described are available for research visits by appointment. More limited access is available to some additional collections which await thorough organization and description. Researchers interested in those collections should contact the Archives to see if temporary descriptions are available.
Two local women’s journals are available online. Read excerpts from the Mary K. Smith Diaries, written by the wife of the Rev. Jacob Henry Smith, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Annie E. Kendall Newell’s diary of a 1912 automobile trip from Florida to Greensboro, N.C. and back.