The Holt-Delhi Historical Society's Digital History Archive is made up of many different sub-collections organized by donor and by topic.
For instance, we have received numerous donations of photographs which we have scanned in order to more efficiently share the historical images with the public. In some instances, we have both the physical copy and a digital copy for easy access.
Ephemera is defined as anything that was not intended to last, such as event programs, posters, ballots, newspapers, etc.; typically things that were initially made to be enjoyed for a short period of time, but have survived over the years. We have many pieces of local ephemera.
Though we have hundreds of individual digitized pieces of material we are always looking for more. If you have material to contribute to our digital archive - be it photographs, newspaper clippings, or beyond - please visit our Donations page for more information on donating physical material and digital material.
If you would like to access our digital archive, please contact us.
The Holt-Delhi Historical Society's History Collection and Archive is just as young as the organization. We have been lucky to accept several large collections into our permanent local history collection and archive.
Among other things, we maintain a local history library including Holt yearbooks, local history publications, local plat maps, and more. Our archive includes the papers of some notable local figures, including longtime supervisor John B. Fay. After the closure of the historic Grovenburg United Methodist Church in 2019, the HDHS received several boxes of material relating to the church's history. We do not, however, have any official church records.
We strive to preserve and exhibit items representing all aspects of town, including: dairy bottles, business signs, bricks from demolished buildings, uniforms, original documents, photographs, and more. If you have something that applies, please consider a donation to the HDHS! Visit our Donations page for more information.
Visit our Genealogy page for more information on our collections which may be useful in family history research.