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Oak Grove Elementary School records

Identifier: NCC-0203

Scope and Contents

The collection contains certificates, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, handbooks, and videocassettes that document the history and activities of Oak Grove Elementary School in Durham, NC


  • 1954-2015, undated


Access Restrictions

The 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

Originally part of the Durham County school system, Oak Grove School opened in 1927 to serve grades 1 through 11. It was formed from the merger of Mineral Springs, Southview, Southview Annex, and Redwood Schools and named for Oak Grove Township, one of the original townships in Durham County. Mr. J. W. Neal was the first principal. With the opening of Southern High School in 1956, the high school grades left Oak Grove School, and when Neal Middle School opened, Oak Grove was transformed into an elementary school, serving kindergarten through fifth grade. In 1994 the school moved into a new facility constructed at the same location on Wake Forest Road.


1 Linear Foot (2 boxes: 1 document box, 1 other box)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into three series: 1. History and ephemera, 2. Photographs, and 3. Videocassettes.

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.

Technical Access Restrictions

Audiovisual materials in this collection are in a format that is not currently accessible. Contact North Carolina Collection staff at for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Finding Aid for the Oak Grove Elementary School Records
Jamie Patrick-Burns
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2022 November: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Emma Parker.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States