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HMCPL Special Collections: Local History

HMCPL Special Collections is the community's archive. We empower individuals to seek their past, explore Huntsville and Madison County, and connect with history.

Local History


Special Collections houses unique collections relating to Huntsville, Madison County, and Alabama history and serves as the library system’s multimedia resource center for local history research. Although most of our collection relates to areas east of the Mississippi River, we have online databases and additional material for other regions of the country.

Use the navigation menu to learn more about our local history collections.

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We are located on the 2nd Floor of the Downtown Huntsville Library.
915 Monroe St. SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801


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