The Greensboro History 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 accumulated by an individual or family and documenting various aspects of their lives.
The term “collection” generally defines a group of original materials produced by an organization. However, it may also be used for an artificially-created group of materials (originals and copies) assembled on a specific topic (for example, the Earley W. Bridges Collection is about O. Henry, not about Bridges or the Bridges family).
Collections that have been organized and described are available for research visits by appointment during the museum’s weekday hours. More limited access is available to additional collections that await organization and description. Please contact the Archivist with questions about any of our collections or to schedule a research visit.
A complete list of collections is provided below with links to brief inventories or detailed finding aids when available. If you are interested in a specific person or subject, use the Search field at the top right of our website or visit our Selected Subjects listing.
Selected materials in some collections have been digitized in partnership with the Digital Projects Unit at UNCG and are available through Textiles, Teachers, and Troops: Greensboro, North Carolina, 1880-1945 and Good Medicine: Greensboro’s Hospitals and Healers, 1865-present. Direct links from finding aids are provided where applicable.