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Vivian Carr Rowe scrapbook

Identifier: NCC-0241

Scope and Contents

The Vivian Carr Rowe scrapbook includes photographs, newpaper clippings, and ephemera related to Vivian Carr Rowe's life in Durham, her courtship with Curtis P. Rowe, and her travels in North Carolina and Virginia. Places she visited include Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher, and Fayetteville in North Carolina, as well as Virginia Beach and Natural Bridge in Virginia. Most of the photographs document these trips, though there are also pictures of friends and family in Durham, as well as a photograph of her office and colleagues at the Durham Hosiery Mill in 1938. Newspaper clippings primarily cover the weddings of friends, while ephemera includes items such as holiday cards, tickets, banquet programs, a school certificate, and drawings and poems from magazines. Most materials date from the mid-1930s to the early 1940s.

While all materials in the scrapbook seem to relate to Vivian Carr Rowe, it is possible that she did not assemble the entire book; some sections refer to "Aunt Vivian."


  • 1914 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Vivian Carr Rowe was a native of Durham and daughter of William A. Carr and Jennie Lyon Carr. She worked for the Durham Hosiery Mill and married Curtis P. Rowe, a typewriter salesman. Her sister Vera Carr Twaddell operated the Twaddell Music School in Durham.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Loose materials have been sleeved and remain where they were found.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Condition Description

Paper is becoming fragile and beginning to crumble. The binding has been removed to prevent further damage. Loose materials have been sleeved and remain where they were found.

Finding Aid for the Vivian Carr Rowe Scrapbook
Stephanie Barnwell
October 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States