Archival Collections

The library has obtained several items from donors as well as research collections of local genealogists. Much of the information in these materials is important to family historians. These collections contain a wide variety of materials including vital information, obituaries, family Bibles, notebooks, ledgers, photo albums, and more. Some items are fragile and should not be handled so we have digitized them in order to preserve them.

The American Thread Company was located in Troutman, North Carolina. This collection was donated by Tim Whitener whose father, Harry worked for the company. 
Images and documents from the Troutman factory in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Family Bibles
Church Family Bible, 1895
Clanton Family Bible, 1907
Hammer Family Bible, 1943
King Family Bible
Tate Family Bible
James Forney Mills served his country during the Spanish-American War (1898-1899) and contributed to the Iredell County newspapers keeping the locals in tune to foreign affairs and the condition of the Iredell soldiers. 
Clippings, etc. 1907-1916
Correspondence and Papers, 1898-1924
Mills Family Research
Mary Nesbit Collection
Personal Correspondence, 1942-1947
WWII Letters, 1942-1945
Women's Clubs Papers
Cabin Papers
Eclectic Book Club Papers, 1912-1991
T.J. Allison Papers
Aaron Frazier Will, 1882
Frazier Estate, 1869-1882
Allison Family Papers
Lelia Houpe Holland (1876-1966) was born at Cool Springs, in Iredell County. She married Forrest Burette Holland in 1909. Lelia was a member of the Broad Street Methodist Church in Statesville and was a life member in the Women’s Society of Christian Service.  
Ann Louvina Sherrill and her family moved into a house at 156 W. Church St. in Troutman in 1949 and this notebook documents the comings and goings of her Troutman neighbors for that year. 
Journal Entries
Katherine Barnard Alexander (1919-2012) was a long-time resident of Iredell County and her husband's family had roots in this county. She was a member of the Fort Dobbs chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and played a vital role in preserving Iredell history and the heritage of local families. 
Original Family Papers, 1823-1971
Rachel Alexander Papers
Hugh Reynolds Jr. (1809-1878) was a prominent merchant in Statesville serving as a county commissioner. He was also part of the building committee in charge of erecting the Presbyterian Church in Statesville in 1870. 
Letters and Correspondence
George D. Sherrill (1837-1914) joined Captain Nathaniel P. Rankin's Company F of the 26th N.C. Regiment enlisting on July 15, 1861 at the age of 24. After the Civil War, he served as a Baptist minister.
Letters and Correspondence