Historical Treasures in the Library at the Museum of Buford
The library at the Museum of Buford is a great place for anyone wanting to do genealogical research, or is perhaps studying the history of this part of Georgia.
By Rebecca Bradshaw
This week the museum acquired a collection of the Journal of Cherokee Studies dating back from the mid-1970s through the 1990s. The Journals, published by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, are full of interesting and academic articles on everything from traditional storytelling to notable persons in Cherokee history, and are a good source of information for anyone studying the history of the tribe.
Speaking of...the library at the Museum of Buford is a great place for anyone wanting to do genealogical research, or is perhaps studying the history of this part of Georgia. The library contains books and periodicals about North Georgia, Gwinnett County, the Civil War, and of course, Buford. Holdings include materials that are very specific to the city, such as the many years worth of school yearbooks (I believe the earliest goes back to the 1940s) and City of Buford scrapbooks dating from the early 1990s through 2006. The museum files are brimming with source materials -- everything from invoices from some of Buford's earliest businesses, to original records from the Bona Allen Shoemakers. And of course, photos -- the archives at the MOB hold hundreds and hundreds of photos from Buford's past.