We have had many old letters, diaries, postcards and newspapers donated to us to go into our archives. Many interesting old diaries and letters (some dating back to 1832) are in the process of being transcribed as to content. This can be a very tedious task as so many are yellowed and the ink has become faded. All the above items are being placed in acid-free sleeves and placed in a temperature controlled environment to prevent any further deterioration, so they will be preserved for future generations. Copies will be available for research and exhibits.
We have also received many interesting artifacts from the Chamberlain Institute and the Randolph Children’s Home. We are always very pleased to receive these as these institutions played a very important role in Randolph’s history.Our Randolph School collection and exhibit is constantly growing. We are definitely looking for class yearbooks. Our collection of these is very limited. If you have any you would like to donate please do so. Also we are looking for more of the large composite class pictures. Any artifacts you have concerning Randolph schools would be greatly appreciated.
If you have anything from clubs or businesses of the Randolph area we would appreciate being thought off if you are thinking of giving away any of these. These constitute a great deal of Randolph history. Any pins or buttons (club, political, etc.) are always welcome.
Don’t just think of old things to donate. Remember, today is tomorrow’s history. If you have something interesting from “modern” times please think of us. We’re in the business of preserving the past. We’ve already lost so must Randolph memorabilia - please let’s not lose more.
If you are interested in making a donation or would like more information on the Historical Society please contact Sandy Brace at (716) 358-3475 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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