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Bailey Daniel Webb papers

Identifier: NCC-0200

Scope and Contents

This collection documents Webb's role as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wright Refuge, and the relationship between Wright Refuge and the Wright School. Correspondence forms the bulk of the material, but the collection also includes research files, news clippings, and Wright School publications and newsletters, as well as summaries of events compiled by Webb in the late 1990s.


  • 1963 - 1999

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

Bailey Daniel Webb was an early female graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, and a pediatrician in private practice in Durham from 1949 to 1987. Webb treated children at Wright Refuge beginning in the 1940s and became a member of the board in the late 1950s.

The Wright Refuge was founded in 1922 with funding from Durham entrepreneur Richard H. Wright as a home for poor and needy children in crisis. When the Wright Refuge closed in 1962, the trustees leased the land and building on Roxboro Street to the state of North Carolina to be used for the Wright School, a residential mental health treatment program for children ages 6 to 12 with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. Wright Refuge transferred its assets to the Triangle Community Foundation and established the Wright Refuge Fund in 1988.


.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



The collection maintains original order, and it is primarily arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bailey Daniel Webb

Related Materials

Bailey Daniel Webb Papers (Duke University - Rubenstein Library)

Bailey Daniel Webb Photographic Collection (UNC-Chapel Hill - Wilson Library)

Finding Aid for the Bailey Daniel Webb Papers
Stephanie Barnwell
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Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States