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Durham Health Council records

Identifier: NCC-0050

Scope and Contents

The Durham Health Council Records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports produced by the Health Council between its inception in 1982 and dissolution in 1986.


  • Creation: 1982 - 1986

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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.

Administrative History

The Durham Health Council was formed in 1982 as an independent "voluntary coordinating agency" to assist in organizing community health programs, initiate studies of health issues, and to act as a forum for education and information for the public. Membership on the council was open to any organization or agency in Durham active in health related work. Members included faculty and medical staff from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University, as well as staff from area hospitals and biomedical companies in Research Triangle Park. County and city health officials were also members. Due to a lack of interest in participating and competing organizations doing similar work, the Council dissolved in 1986 and gave the balance of their account to the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science to help them with their promotion of health education.


3 Folders

Language of Materials



The collection is organized chronologically.

Physical Access Restrictions

Some of our materials are stored offsite. These items are not available for same day access and require advance notice to retrieve. Contact North Carolina Collection staff at to plan your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

Durham County Department of Health scrapbook and other materials (NCC.0043)

Durham-Orange County Medical Society papers (NCC.0063)

Evelyn Schmidt papers (NCC.0162)

Finding Aid for the Durham Health Council Records
Kristen Merryman
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 November: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Beth Morris Weiss.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States