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The Buncombe County Special Collections Library (formerly the North Carolina Room) is a medium-sized archival facility located on the lower level of Pack Memorial Library in Downtown Asheville.

  • HeardTell Blog: Check out posts on Malvern Hills, Deaverview, “Worst” Asheville, Burton Street, E.W. Pearson, and the Logan family
  • Archives database: Try basic keyword searches, use the ‘Browse Locations’ and ‘Browse Streets’ tabs, or check out collections like the Henry Family Papers (MS020), records about the Falconhurst neighborhood (MS104), Phyllis Lang Papers (MS229), Gary Logan Family Collection (MS242), and of course the West Asheville History Project Collection (MS302). Use the ‘Related Materials’ tab to narrow down the collection description to specific boxes, folders, or digitized items.
  • Visit BCSC to browse books, view exhibits, access digital databases such as Newspapers.com, and get reference help from librarians.

The West Asheville Branch Library is home to several reference volumes of research materials collected as part of the West Asheville History Project. See which volumes are available for in-person browsing in the NC Cardinal catalog, or view them online.

The West Asheville History Museum holds a collection of artifacts from historic West Asheville and hosts tours along Haywood Road.

Hood Huggers International hosts walking and driving tours focusing on Asheville’s Black heritage, including West Asheville’s Burton Street community.

The West Asheville Business Association is a membership organization for businesses in West Asheville. Their website includes news and listings of current businesses.

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