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Ralph Rogers slide collection

Identifier: NCC-0242

Scope and Contents

This collection includes slides that depict buildings in downtown Durham from the 1950s to the 1990s. These photographs were taken by Rogers and show how the streetscape changed during this fifty year period. There are many images of buildings that have since been destroyed, and some photos even show buildings just after demolition.


  • 1950 - 1998

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

Ralph Rogers is a native Durham businessman and pharmacist. Along with his father, he operated Rogers Drug Company at the corner of Parrish and Mangum streets for fifty years.


0.30 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Language of Materials



The slides are foldered according to the slide carousel in which they were originally housed. For the most part, images are grouped geographically. The order of images in the folders and in the web exhibit is roughly the same, and it follows the order used by Ralph Rogers during presentations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ralph Rogers

Related Materials

Digital exhibit:

Finding Aid for the Ralph Rogers Slide Collection
Stephanie Barnwell
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
  • Gift Agreement

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States