South Elm St., ca. 1900

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Spanning the 1700s to the present day—with a focus on the people of Greensboro, Guilford County and Piedmont North Carolina—our Archives houses manuscripts, photographs, printed materials, artwork and audiovisual materials.

Holdings include:
Manuscripts – family, individual and organizational papers
Photographs, prints & drawings
Printed materials – books, maps, City Directories, ads etc.

South Elm St., August 1965

Notable collections include resources documenting the lives and work of author William Sidney Porter (O. Henry) and First Lady Dolley Madison.

A broad range of materials with a Greensboro focus include collections from local African American educator Abraham H. Peeler of J. C. Price School and the World War II letters of Beth and Lewis Puckett.