Community Throwback Collection

About This Project

Digitally submit unique historical information and photographs that document the past in New Hanover County and the Lower Cape Fear region. Your submission may include history, fun facts, interesting tidbits, unusual stories, images, trivia. Please limit your submission to 1000 words and to events occurring before the year 2000. Your submission must be verified by our staff so please include any sources that relate to your item. By submitting you acknowledge your submission may be shared on the library’s social media platforms.

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Submission Guidelines

Sharing Your Content

Additional Information
  • Please ensure that your content is original and that you own the rights. The items you submit will be curated into a collection, so every item may not be accepted.
  • Your submission must be verified by NHC Library staff. Please reference your sources.
  • We reserve the right to edit for space, clarity, civility and accuracy.
  • We are welcoming a wide range of digital content. If you are not sure if your content is acceptable or if you are unsure how to digitize your content, please email cingram@nhcgov.com for questions.
  • By submitting you acknowledge your submission may be shared on the library’s social media platforms.

Instructions for Converting your Word Document to PDF

After you have saved your work as a Word document, there are a few ways to convert your file to PDF:

  • Go to file, select "save as Adobe PDF", or
  • Go to file, select print, next select "Adobe PDF" as the printer, or
  • Go to file, select Export, next select "Create Adobe PDF
File Types Accepted

MP3, JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, EPUB2, EPUB3, PDF, JPG/JPEG