What’s in Your Attic?
We’re often asked what the Association collects for preservation. The answer is, “Anything that pertains to the history of Lincolnton and Lincoln County.”
Originals, scans, tapes, CDs, microfiche, etc. are all acceptable and we can receive them via email, mail, or in person. We are happy to scan and return your printed items if you can’t part with them.
This list outlines the type of paper-based objects we would love to see. Because of limited space, we cannot accept all larger objects. For more information on these types of donations, contact us at LincolnCountyHistoryNC@gmail.com.
Books and documents such as:
Local histories of churches, businesses, civic groups, social groups, clubs, etc.
High school annuals
Books written by local authors or containing local historical information
Abstracts of local records (wills, deeds, marriages, court minutes, etc.)
Family histories and minutes from family reunions
Theses and dissertations on subjects that connect to Lincolnton and Lincoln County
Locally produced cookbooks
Drawings and plans
Local special interest publications
Clippings and obituaries
Government documents including:
City and County budgets, codes, laws, meeting minutes, reports (past and present)
School enrollments, budgets, history
Local Ephemera (objects meant to be temporary, but are now collectable)
Objects used as giveaways
Political buttons and local political advertisements
Matchbooks from local companies
Programs, invitations, tickets, and memorabilia