Archive Resources

Explore our online collections below of photographs, letters, artifacts, maps, newspapers, oral histories, etc. related to the history of Mooresville, Iredell County, and the surrounding area. More items are being added each day.

Mooresville Archives
Local History & Archives Gallery - These online collections explore the history of businesses, families, and Mooresville through the grouping of related materials detailing special areas or events in the history of Mooresville.
Local History & Archives Catalog- The official online catalog of Local History and Archives. Search for books, artifacts, photographs, documents, and more through this online catalog.

NC History
Digital NC - The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program that works with cultural heritage institutions of all sizes across North Carolina to digitize and publish historic materials online.
Documenting the American South - Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently, DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
NC Pedia - NCpedia highlights North Carolina's unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate and inform. 
Sanborn Maps NC -  Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size, and shape. Come explore America's rich and diverse building history.
Sanborn Maps Mooresville NC - The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size, and shape. Come explore Mooresville's rich and diverse building history.

Mooresville Tribune - In the late 1800s the Mooresville newspaper changed names frequently, and at times more than one paper was being published for the town. Some of the titles are as follows: The Gazette in 1880, the Mooresville Monitor in 1885, the Weekly Register in 1893, the Mooresville Record in 1895, and The Record-Times at some point between 1895 and 1899. The paper was known as The Mooresville Enterprise from 1904-to 1946, and in 1947 it became the Mooresville Tribune.
NC Digital Newspaper - A collection of digital newspapers from around North Carolina.

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