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What Does the Archives Collect?

​We collect a wide variety of material in any format, digital and/or analog, including, but not limited to:

  • Papers, physical and digital
  • Diaries, letters, and emails
  • Photographs and digital image files
  • Postcards
  • Maps
  • Art
  • Movies and films, including film and digital video files
  • Sound recordings, including analog and digital media
  • Architectural and technical drawings and plans
  • Original research
  • Publications about the County, its towns and townships, and its residents, or by noted residents of the County
  • Family histories and genealogical material

We accept records from a variety of different sources, including:

  • Individuals and families
  • Community organizations
  • Businesses
  • Local governments

We are particularly interested in original, unpublished materials (diaries, photographs, personal or institutional papers), but secondary sources that cast light on the history of the County will also be considered.

It is our goal to collect records that show what the past was like – but keep in mind that current events will, before long, be considered as part of the past. Don't assume that we only want old records!

If you're not sure we will be interested in your records, please contact us​ to make sure. You never know!