Local History & Genealogy

Joel Reese, Local History Librarian (1)
  1. Joel Reese

    Local History Librarian
    Phone: 704-878-3090 x3093

Iredell County Historic Photographs

The library has an extensive collection of historic photographs of Iredell County, including over 100,000 photographs of people and places, over 230 yearbooks for schools in Iredell County, personnel letters, historic maps and publications.

Click Here to view our historic photograph collection.

Local History Collection Indexes

View indexes of collections held in the Iredell County Public Library’s Local History room. 

Click Here to view our indexes.


Local History Resources

Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes, and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. This resource is only available from the Statesville Library computers.
Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn fire insurance maps chart the growth and development of thousands of America towns and cities across a century. Genealogists and local historians,will find the maps a valuable tool.

Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Historic Photograph Collection The library's historic photograph collection has over 100,000 photographs of Iredell County history, including the Stimson Collection, the Tharpe Collection, high school yearbooks, and other unique photographs.
Newspaper Archive

The world's largest online newspaper archive, including Statesville newspapers from 1874 to 1977

Historic North Carolina Digital Newspaper Collection North Carolina Collection from Newspapers.com. 3.5 million pages of digitized content from over 1,000 NC county newspapers.
Statesville Record & Landmark Statesville Record & Landmark from 2007 to the current issue via NewsBank.

Local History Blog

Interested in hearing from our Local History Librarian? Read our blog Local History Notes, curated by the library’s own Joel Reese.