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Under the supervision of Mr. Derek Allen Clements and Mrs. Jan Wecker, the collection added a manuscript section known as the Randolph County Manuscript Collection in 2009. While many papers had been in the possession of the Randolph County Heritage Museum, they were finally organized and stored according to the best archival practices available. At this point, the collection exceeds 20 linear feet. Within the collection are general boxes and special collections containing materials focusing on one person’s materials. Additionally, many oversized materials are included in the collection.


Archives Manuscript Collection

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