IMG_7917The Swannanoa Valley Museum’s collection is available to researchers. Please consult the Resource Use Guidelines governing the use of the museum’s collection. Onsite research is available year round, by appointment only. Please call or email the museum to make an appointment. For distance research requests, please contact the museum by email. Researchers must comply with the policies stated in the museum’s Use Agreement regarding proper citation, copyright, and liability. Resource Use Guidelines for resource use fees that help offset the costs of preserving our collection. Upon returning a completed Use Agreement form a staff member will send you an invoice for services rendered.

Search the Museum Collection Online

Catalog records for a selection of the collection are available online. Click to see our Oral History holdings and subject headings for our Vertical Files of local history.

Local History Library

The museum also houses a library of local history books. The catalog is searchable online. Please click here.

Other Resources

Click here for locations for further research about local history.

NOTE: Internships are also available for college students, graduate students, upper level high school students and recent graduates looking to gain credits or practical work experience. Ask a staff member or follow the link to learn more.