Library & Archives

New at the Gray Library


A Potter’s Progress: Emanuel Suter and the Business of Craft, Scott H. Suter
Reimagining Historic House Museums, Kenneth Turino and Max van Balgooy
Slavery Remembered, Paul D, Escott
Race and Family in the Colonial South, Jordan/Skemp ed.


                Recent Projects

Scanning project of Old Salem institutional ephemera has made the Three Forks of Muddy Creek,  Johann Leinbach Journal and Erika Huber’s translation of the Aufseher Collegium available online.  Another resource that was originally prepared in 1994 reviewed many of the diaries and records of the Moravians and created a compilation of mentions of African Americans in Wachovia/Salem. 


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Old Salem’s Anne P. and Thomas A. Gray Library houses materials on Moravian history, southern decorative arts and material culture, and social history of the antebellum South. The Library contains over 20,000 cataloged volumes, including books, periodicals, rare books and manuscripts, and microforms.


Frank L. Horton Museum Center

924 South Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Please see the Research page.)


In order to serve patrons better, the library staff strongly suggests appointments. To make an appointment, please contact the Librarian.

Library Catalog

The library’s catalog can be accessed by clicking here.

Wachovia Residents Database

This card file contains information on the over 2500 residents who lived in Wachovia, most of whom were born prior to 1830.

Click here to search Old Salem’s Wachovia Residents Database

Historic Photograph Collection

Old Salem’s Historic Photograph Collection includes thousands of images taken from the 1850s through to the restoration of Salem in the 20th century.
Many images have been digitized and are available through the Digital Forsyth project.

Click here to search Digital Forsyth