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What is local history?

"Local history reflects the reality that our lives are shaped by particular places. . . . [It] is the study of the everyday struggles and triumphs of ordinary people."

from "What is Local History?"  by Katherine Buckingham, Ohio Local History Alliance

Useful External Links

These websites provide useful information to the local history researcher.

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How to Donate Materials

The Waco McLennan County Library welcomes donations of materials that enhance our local history collections. Because of space limitations we are not able to add every item donated to the collection. Please use the form below to provide information on what you would like to donate and our local history librarian will be in touch about the donation process.

Contact our Local History Librarian

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Sean Sutcliffe
1717 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76701