Local History Reader

This bibliography lists publications focusing on Greensboro and Guilford County history and is organized by subject. The citations were taken from several sources:

  • Everyday Life in Guilford County in the Past, by Helen Snow
  • Greensboro: A Chosen Center, by Gayle Hicks Fripp (below)
  • North Carolina History: An Annotated Bibliography, by H.G. Jones, pp. 590-597 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995)
  • Some titles come directly from the online catalogs below.

Most of these titles are available locally as noted (library abbreviation & call number usually follow the entry). You can check each library’s online catalog to see if they are checked in and available to use.

Direct links are provided for titles that have been digitized by local, regional, and national libraries.

BIOGRAPHY: Guilford County Lives 

Brown, Charlotte Hawkins

  • Burns-Vann, Tracey and Andre Vann. Sedalia and the Palmer Memorial Institute. Black America Series. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004. (GPL: NC 973 B96)
  • Marteena, Constance Hill. The Lengthening Shadow of a Woman: A Biography of Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Hicksville: Exposition, 1977. (GPL: NC B B8772)
  • Silcox-Jarrett, Diane. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, One Woman’s Dream. Winston-Salem: Bandit, 1995. (GPL: NC 370.92 B87S)
  • Wadelington, Charles and Richard Knapp. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute: What One Young African American Woman Could Do. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. (GPL: 371.1 B87W)

Caldwell, David

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. David Caldwell. Greensboro: Media, 1976. (GPL: NC B C147A)
  • Brooks, Aubrey Lee. “David Caldwell and His Log College.” N.C. Historical Review 28 (October 1951): 399-407. (GPL: Periodicals)
  • Caruthers, Eli W. A Sketch of the Life and Character of the Rev. David Caldwell, D.D. … Greensborough: Printed by Swaim and Sherwood, 1842. (GPL: B C147C)

Coffin, Levi

Frye, Henry

  • Covington, Howard E., Jr. Henry Frye: North Carolina’s first African American chief justice. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013. (GPL: 347.756035 F94C)

Lindley, J. Van

  • Carlin, Joseph C. J. Van Lindley: His Ancestors, Life, and Legacy. [Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified], c2011. (GPL NC 929.2 L74)

Madison, Dolley

  • Allgor, Catherine. A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2006. (GPL: 973.51092 M18A)
  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Mrs. James Madison: The Incomparable Dolley. Greensboro: Piedmont Press, 1972. (GPL: NC B M182A)
  • Hunt-Jones, Conover. Dolley and the “great little Madison.” Washington, D.C.: American Institute of Architects Foundation, 1977. (GPL: 975.302 H94)

Murrow, Edward R.

  • Kendrick, Alexander. Prime time: The Life of Edward R. Murrow. Boston: Little, Brown, [1969]. (GPL: NC B M984K)
  • Persico, Joseph E. Murrow, an American Original. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. (GPL: NC 070.92 M98)
  • Sperber, A.M. Murrow: his life and times. New York: Freundlich Books, 1968. (GPL: 070.92 M98)

Porter, William Sidney (O. Henry)

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. O. Henry from Polecat Creek. Greensboro: Piedmont Press, 1962. (GPL: NC B P849)
  • Langford, Gerald. Alias O. Henry: A Biography of William Sidney Porter. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1957. (GPL: B P849L)
  • Smith, C. Alphonso. O. Henry Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916. (GPL: B P849)
  • Stuart, David. O. Henry: A Biography of William Sydney Porter. Chelsea, MI: Scarborough House, 1990. (UNCG: PS2649.P5 Z844 1990)

Preddy, George

  • Noah, Joe and Samuel L. Sox Jr. George Preddy: Top Mustang Ace. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1991. (GPL: 940.544 N73)

Tourgée, Albion

  • Elliott, Mark. Color Blind Justice: Albion Tourgée and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. (GPL: 813.4 T72E)
  • Karcher, Carolyn L. A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. (GPL: 813.4 T72K)
  • Olsen, Otto H. Carpetbagger’s Crusade: The Life of Albion Winegar Tourgée. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1965. (GPL: 813.09 T72)

Warner, Yardley


Architectural History/Surveys

  • Brown, Marvin A. Greensboro, an Architectural Record: A Survey of the Historic and Architecturally Significant Structures of Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: Preservation Greensboro, Inc., 1995. (GPL: 720.975662 B87)
  • Little-Stokes, Ruth. An Inventory of Historic Architecture, Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: City of Greensboro, 1976. (GPL: 975.662 I62)

Business & Industry

  • Cone Export & Commission Company. Half Century Book, 1891-1941. Greensboro: Cone Export & Commission Co., 1941. (GPL: 677.2 C74)
  • Cone Mills Corp. [Carolyn R. Hines, ed.]. A Century of Excellence: The History of Cone Mills, 1891 to 1991. Greensboro: Cone Mills Corp., 1991. (GPL: 677.21 C39)
  • Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, ed. Like A Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987. Includes mentions/information on Greensboro/Guilford County mills & workers. (GPL: 305.9677 L72)
  • Herring, Harriet L. Welfare Work in Mill Villages: The Story of Extra-Mill Activities in North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1929. Includes information on Cone Mills (Proximity Mfg. Co. & Revolution Mill). (GPL: 331.8 H56; UNCG: HD 8039.T42 U65).
  • Rodengen, Jeffrey L. and Richard F. Hubbard. Jefferson Pilot Financial, 1903-2003: A Century of Excellence. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Write Stuff Enterprises, Inc., c2003. (GPL 368.32006573 R68)

Churches & Religion

Education & School History 

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. For Whom our Public Schools Were Named, Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: Piedmont Press, 1973. (GPL: J975.662 Arnett)
  • Bowles, Elisabeth Ann. A Good Beginning: The First Four Decades of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1967. (GPL: NC 378.756 B78)
  • Brooks, Aubrey Lee. “David Caldwell and His Log College.” N.C. Historical Review 28 (October 1951): 399-407.
  • Byrd, Peter. “A History of Greensboro/Grimsley Senior High School,” pp. 6-31, in Greensboro/Grimsley Senior High School Alumni Directory 1996. Norfolk, VA: Bernard C. Harris Publishing Co., 1996. (GPL: 373.75662 G81)
  • Donnell, Minor C. Bessemer School—The Early Days. (GPL: NC 371.01 D68)
  • Edmunds, Mary Lewis Rucker. Letters from Edgeworth, or the Southernization of Minna Alcott: A tale of Sorcery, Intrigue and Romance in Greensborough 1849-1851. Greensboro: Greensboro Preservation Society, 1988. (GPL: F Edmunds)
  • Gibbs, Warmoth T. History of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College: Greensboro, North Carolina. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown Book Co., 1966. (GPL: 630.71 G44)
  • Gilbert, Dorothy Lloyd. Guilford: A Quaker College. Greensboro: Joseph J. Stone, 1937. (GPL: 378 G95)
  • Liberti, Rita. “‘We Were Ladies, We Just Played Basketball Like Boys: African American Womanhood and Competitive Basketball at Bennett College, 1928-1942.” Journal of Sport History 25 (Fall 1999): 567-584. (UNCG: GV571.J68)
  • New Wings; an Anthology of Prose and Verse, Written during 1930-1931, by the Children of Greensboro Public Schools, Greensboro, North Carolina. (GPL: NC 810.8 N53 v.1 1930-1931).
  • Park, Herbert W. Physical Education. Greensboro: Public Schools, 1923. (GPL: NC 371.1 P23)
  • Report of the Way We Were: Oral Histories of Four Former All-Black Public Schools in Two North Carolina Counties. [Afro-American Genealogy and History Society, 1991.] (GPL: NC 371.97 R42)
  • Stoesen, Alexander R. Guilford College: On the Strength of 150 Years. Greensboro: Guilford College, 1987. (GPL: 378.GQ S87)
  • Styles, Teresa Jo and Valerie Nieman. Mens et Manus: A Pictorial History of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers, 2015. (GPL: NC 378.756 S93)
  • Trelease, Allen W. Changing Assignments: A Pictorial History of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Greensboro: The University, 1991. (GPL: 378.UG E T78)
  • Turrentine, Samuel Bryant. A Romance of Education: A Narrative Including Recollections and Other Facts Connected with Greensboro College. Greensboro: Piedmont Press, 1946. (GPL: 378 T95)


  • Chappell, John W. A History of Motion Picture Exhibition in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1908-1928. Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1978.

General Histories

  • Albright, James W. Greensboro, 1808-1904: Facts, Figures, Traditions and Reminiscences. Greensboro: Jos. J. Stone, 1904. (GPL: NC 975.6622 A342g)
  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Greensboro, North Carolina: The County Seat of Guilford. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1955. (GPL: NC 975.6622 A74)
  • Banner, Ray. Greensboro, the Best Place to Live. Greensboro, 1998. (GPL: NC 975.6622 B21)
  • Fripp, Gayle Hicks. Greensboro. Dover, NH: Arcadia Publishing, 1997. (GPL: NC 975.6622 F91)
  • Fripp, Gayle Hicks. Greensboro. Vol. II: Neighborhoods. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1998. (GPL: NC 975.6622 F91)
  • Fripp, Gayle Hicks. Greensboro: A Chosen Center. Sun Valley, CA: American Historical Press, 2001. (GPL: NC 975.6622 F91 2001)

Medicine & Medical History

Military & Wars

  • Arnett, Ethel Stephens. Confederate Guns Were Stacked [at] Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: Piedmont Press, 1965. (GPL: 973.782 A74)
  • Babits, Lawrence E. and Joshua B. Howard. Long, Obstinate and Bloody: The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. (GPL: 975.662 B11)
  • Baker, Thomas. Another Such Victory: The story of the American defeat at Guilford Courthouse that helped win the War for Independence. [New York}: Eastern Acorn Press, 1999. (GPL: 973.337 B16)
  • Buchanan, John. The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas. New York: Wiley, 1997. (GPL: 973.33 B91)
  • Dunkerly, Robert M. The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro: The final days of the Army of Tennessee, April 1865. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2013. (GPL: NC 973.7468 D91)
  • Foley, Bradley R., ed. with Adrian Whicker. The Civil War Ends, Greensboro, April 1865: A historical study of the Civil War in Guilford County. Greensboro: Guilford County Genealogical Society, 2008. (GPL: NC 975.662 F66)
  • Hendricks, Howard O. Imperiled City: The Movements of the Union and Confederate Armies toward Greensboro in the closing days of the Civil War in North Carolina. Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987. (UNCG: AS36 .N65 HIST., 87-4)
  • Kars, Marjoleine. Breaking Loose Together: The Regulator Rebellion in Pre-Revolutionary North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. (GPL: 975.602 K18)
  • Lee, Wayne E. Crowds and Soldiers in Revolutionary North Carolina: The Culture of Violence in Riot and War. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001. (UNCG: E263.N8 L35 2001)
  • Newlin, Algie I. The Battle of New Garden. Greensboro: North Carolina Friends Historical Society, 1977. (GPL: 973.337 N54)


Municipal (City) Services

  • Coble, L.W. and D.E. Spears, eds. Greensboro Fire Department, 1808-1990. [Greensboro: Greensboro Fire Dept., 1991]. (GPL: 363.378 G81 1991)
  • Greensboro Police Department: 100th Anniversary, 1889-1989. [Greensboro]: The Department, 1989. (GPL: 363.2 G81)
  • Whitworth, C.W., ed. Greensboro Fire Department, 1926-2001. [Greensboro: Greensboro Fire Department, 2001]. (GPL: NC 363.378 G81)


  • Baylin, Jonathan F. “An historical study of residential development in Greensboro, 1808-1965.” Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968. (UNCG: F264.G8 B39)
  • Brown, Marvin A. Greensboro, an Architectural Record: A Survey of the Historic and Architecturally Significant Structures of Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: Preservation Greensboro, Inc., 1995. Includes historical information on the formation of individual neighborhoods. (GPL: 720.975662 B87)

People & Families

  • Caldwell, Bettie D., comp. Founders and Builders of Greensboro, 1808-1908, fifty sketches. Greensboro: J.J. Stone & Co., 1925. (GPL: 920 C14)
  • Edmunds, Mary Lewis Rucker. Governor Morehead’s Blandwood and the Family Who Lived There. Greensboro: Greensboro Printing, 1976. (GPL: 929.2 M83)
  • Jones, Abe D., Jr. Greensboro 27. Bassett, VA: Bassett Printing Co., 1976. (GPL: 920 J76)

Photographs & Photography

  • Catlett, J[ames] Stephen. Dateline Greensboro: The Piedmont and Beyond. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1999. (GPL: NC 975.6622 C36)
  • Catlett, J[ames] Stephen. Martin’s and Miller’s Greensboro. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002. (GPL: NC 975.6622 C36)
  • Fry, John Walker. The photography of John Walker Fry: The immediate world and distant vistas of a Victorian gentleman/ with explanatory text and including an intimate history of Greensboro by his granddaughter Mary Lewis Rucker Edmunds. Greensboro: Greensboro Preservation Society, 1982 (Winston-Salem: Hunter Publishing Co.). (GPL: 975.6622 F94)
  • O’Keefe, Patrick, ed. Greensboro: A Pictorial History. Norfolk, VA: Donning Co., 1977. (GPL: 975.662 G81)

Pictorials (images of people, businesses, buildings, streets)

Race & Class Relations

  • Atwood, Jesse H., et. al. Thus Be Their Destiny: The Personality Development of Negro Youth in Three Communities. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education, 1941. Includes study of Greensboro youth. (NC A&T & UNCG: E185.6 A85)
  • Bagwell, William. School Desegregation in the Carolinas: Two Case Studies. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1972. Compares Greensboro & Greenville. (GPL: 370.19 B14)
  • Bermanzohn, Paul C. and Sally A. Bermanzohn. The True Story of the Greensboro Massacre. New York: C. Cauce, 1980. (GPL: NC 322.42 B51)
  • Bermanzohn, Salley A. Survivors of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre: A Study of the Long Term Impact of Protest Movements on the Political Socialization of Radical Activists. Ph.D. dissertation, City University New York, 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 1998. (UNCG: HN79.N83 R330 1994b)
  • Bradley, Josephine Ophelia Boyd. Wearing My Name: School Desegregation, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1954-1958. Ph.D. dissertation, Emory University, 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1996. (UNCG: LC214.23.G720 B73 1995b)
  • Chafe, William H. Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. (GPL: NC 323.423 C43)
  • Chafe, William H. “Greensboro, North Carolina, Perspectives on Progressivism.” In Southern Businessmen and Desegregation, ed. Elizabeth Jacoway & David R. Colburn. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982, pp. 42-70.
  • Horowitz, Marcia R. The Jewish Community of Greensboro: Its Experience in a Progressive Southern City. Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993. (UNCG AS36.N65 MLS, 93-3)
  • Peck, Jane Cary. School Desegregation in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1954-1971: A Case Study in Purposive Social Change. Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University, 1974. Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Dissertation Services, 1995. (UNCG: LC214.23.G720 P43 1974b)
  • Red Tide Rising in the Carolinas. [Alexandria, VA: Western Goals, 1980.] (UNCG: HX91.N8 R410)
  • Sieber, H.A. White Water, Colored Water: The Historicity of the African-American community of Greensboro, North Carolina. Greensboro: Simkins-Smith Center, Project Homestead, Inc., 1993. (GPL: 975.6622 S57)
  • Stuber, Robert W. The Negro and the Struggle for Equal Opportunity in Greensboro, May-July, 1963. Master’s thesis, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1970. (UNCG: AS36.N65 HIST. 70-3)
  • Tumin, Melvin M. Desegregation: Resistance and Readiness. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1958. (GPL: NC 326 T92)
  • Wheaton, Elizabeth. Codename GREENKIL: The 1979 Greensboro killings. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987. (GPL: 363.3497 W55)
  • Wolff, Miles. Lunch at the 5 & 10. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 1990. (GPL: 975.662 W85)


  • Edmunds, Mary Lewis Rucker. Recollections of Greensboro. Greensboro: M.L.R. Edmunds, 1993. (GPL: 975.6622 E24)
  • Griffin, Roy. As I Remember—(A Boy in the ‘Twenties). [Greensboro]: 1967. (GPL: 818 G85)
  • Griffin, Roy. Look over Your Shoulder…One-Nine-O-O: Greensboro at the Turn of the Century. [Greensboro]: 1970. (GPL: 917.5662 G85)
  • Sills, Walter H. Old Times Not Forgotten. Volumes 1 and 2. Greensboro: W.H. Sills, 1991-1996. (GPL: 975.6622 S58)

Social Change


  • Barrier, Smith. GGO 50th Anniversary Book, 1938-1988. Greensboro: Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament, 1988. (GPL: 796.352 B27)


  • Smith, Mary Kelly Watson. The Women of Greensboro, N.C., 1861-1865. Little Rock, (Ark.): Democrat P. & L. Co., [1919?]. (GPL NC 975.603 S65; UNCG: HQ1439.G74 S650)
  • Smith, Mary Kelly Watson [Susie M.H. Smith, ed.]. The Love That Never Failed. [Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Co., 1928.] (GPL: NC B S651S)
  • Zopf, Paul E., Jr. A Profile of Women in Greensboro. [Greensboro: Commission on the Status of Women, City of Greensboro, 1977.] (GPL: 305.4 Z88)


Architecture History/Surveys

  • Graybeal, Kaye (surveyor). Historic Architecture Inventory: Guilford County, North Carolina, 1996. Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission, 1996. (GPL: NC 720.975662 G78)
  • Smith, H. McKelden. Architectural Resources: An Inventory of Historic Architecture, High Point, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County. Raleigh: N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives & History, 1979. (GPL: 720.975662 S64)

Churches & Religion (Guilford Co.)

Education & School History

  • Batchelor, John. The Guilford County Schools: A History. Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 1991. (GPL: NC 370.975662 B32)


  • Carroll, Karen Cobb. Windows to the Past; Primitive Watercolors from Guilford County, North Carolina, in the 1820s. Greensboro: Greensboro Historical Museum, 1983. (GPL: NC 757.9 C31)
  • Ebert, Charles H. “Furniture Making in High Point.” N.C. Historical Review 36 (July 1959): 330-339. (GPL: Periodicals)
  • Guilford County Bicentennial Commission. Guilford County, a Brief History. [Greensboro]: Guilford County Bicentennial Commission, [1971]. (GPL: NC 975.662 G95)
  • Hatch, Charles E., Jr. Guilford Courthouse and Its Environs: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1970. (GPL: NC 975.6 H36g)
  • Hatch, Charles E., Jr. The Battle of Guilford Courthouse. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1971. (GPL: NC 975.6 H36b)
  • Hughes, Fred. Guilford County: A Map Supplement. Jamestown: The Custom House, 1988. (GPL: NC 975.662 H89)
  • Pegg, William Wesley, Sr. Something of the Story of Deep River. Greensboro: Pegg, 1980. (GPL: 975.662 P37)
  • Publications of the Guilford County Literary and Historical Association. Greensboro: Published for the Association by Jos. J. Stone, 1908. (GPL: NC 975.662 G856p)
  • Robinson, Blackwell P., and Alexander R. Stoesen. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina, U.S.A. to 1980, A.D. Edited by Sydney M. Cone Jr. 1981? (GPL: NC 975.662 R65)
  • Sharpe, Stella Gentry. Tobe. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939. Photos by Charles Farrell, Greensboro. Images of rural African American life in Goshen, ten miles from Greensboro. (GPL: NC 776.9 S53)
  • Sieber, H.A. Holy Ground: Significant Events in the Civil Rights-Related History of the African-American Communities of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1771-1995. Greensboro: Project Homestead, Inc., 1995. (GPL: NC 975.662 S57)
  • Sloan, John Alexander. Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B, 27th N.C. Regiment. Washington, D.C.: R.C. Polkinhorn, Printer, 1883. (GPL: 929.3 NC AAA.46 S63)
  • Stockard, Sallie W. The History of Guilford County, North Carolina. Knoxville, TN: Gaut-Ogden Co., Printers, 1902. (GPL: NC 975.662 S86)
  • Stoesen, Alexander R. Guilford County: A Brief History. Raleigh: N.C. Division of Archives and History, 1993. (GPL: 975.662 S87)
  • Weatherly, Andrew Earl. The First Hundred Years of Historic Guilford, 1771-1871. Greensboro: Greensboro Print Co., 1972. (GPL: NC 975.662 W53)
  • Zopf, Paul E. The People of Guilford: Growth and Changes in the Population of Guilford County. Greensboro: Total Communications and Community Development & Planning Divisions, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, 1972. (GPL: NC 312 Z88)

Medicine & Medical History


Brown Summit

  • Phillips, Robert L. The Village of Brown Summit, Past and Present. Greensboro: The Printworks, 1993. (GPL: NC 975.662 P56)


  • Walker, Mary Hannah. A History of Gibsonville up to 1900. (4 pp.) (GPL: NC 975.662 W18)

High Point

  • The Building and the Builders of a City. Compiled by the High Point Chamber of Commerce. High Point: Hall, 1947. (GPL: NC 975.66211 H63)
  • McPherson, Holt. High Pointers of High Point. High Point: [Chamber of Commerce of High Point, 1976]. (GPL: NC 975.662 M17)
  • Selby, John Gregory. “Better to Starve in the Shade than in the Factory: Labor Protest in High Point, North Carolina, in the Early 1930s.” N.C. Historical Review 64 (Jan. 1987): 43-64. (GPL: Periodicals)


  • Crouch, Esther Kersey. A Short History of Jamestown, North Carolina. 1965. (GPL: NC 975.662 C95)
  • Thomas, C. Yvonne Bell. Roads to Jamestown: A View and Review of the Old Town. Fredericksburg: BookCrafters, 1997. (GPL: NC 975.662 T45)


  • Sockwell, Helen Paisley. Life, Lore & Legend of McLeansville. [McLeansville]: Sockwell Publishing, 2009. (GPL: NC 975.662 S67)


  • Scarlette, Gladys. Summerfield, North Carolina: A Pictorial History. Greensboro: Younts, 1995. (GPL: NC 975.662 S28)


  • Jordan, Pauls Stahls. Women of Guilford County, North Carolina: A Study of Women’s Contributions, 1740-1979. Greensboro: Women of Guilford, 1979. (GPL: 301.412 J82)


  • Crow, Jeffrey, Escott, Paul and Hatley, Flora. A History of African Americans in North Carolina. Raleigh: NC Office of Archives and History, 2002.
  • Gill, Hannah. The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Johnson, Guion Griffis. Antebellum North Carolina: A Social History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1937.
  • Ross, Thomas. American Indians in North Carolina: Geographic Interpretations. Southern Pines, NC: Karo Hollow Press, 1999.
  • Powell, William, ed. Encyclopedia of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.


  • Bradley, Mark. This Astounding Close: The Road to Bennett Place. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Richter, Daniel. Facing East from Indian County: A Native History of Early America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.