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Huntsville History: Selected Resources: Library History

Explore selected reading and archival materials that showcase Huntsville history.

Library History

Originally called the Huntsville Circulating Library, HMCPL was founded in 1818. In its 200+ year history, the library has been a reflection of local society and the progressive steps forward made by local citizenry.

Selected Books

Dulcina DeBerry: Door Opener
by Missouri L. Torrence
Find it at the library: H 027.4976 TOR

Selected Archival Collections

The Library Collection features 200+ years of library history, including: original books, board minutes, photographs, registers, and more.
This collection is available for research in the Archive at the Downtown Huntsville Library.