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Hillandale Elementary School records

Identifier: NCC-0097

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photographs, slides, accreditation certificates, and student projects from Hillandale Elementary School in Durham, NC. Slides include a slideshow called "The Future Comes to Durham," which comprises images of newspaper articles about construction projects planned for Durham and images of buildings throughout the city. There are also slides of school activities, students, and staff. Student projects include "Stories, Poems and Sketches," a collection published annually showcasing student work.


  • 1961 - 2015


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

Hillandale Elementary School opened sometime before 1908 as the Reservoir School, so named because of its proximity to the city reservoir on Huckleberry Hill, at the intersection of Cole Mill Road and Rose of Sharon Road. In 1921 it was renamed Hillandale School. Around 1931 the school relocated to a building on Hillandale Road and Carver Street, where it remained until 1993. The school then relocated further north on Hillandale Road.


1 Linear Foot (2 document boxes)

Language of Materials



Folders are arranged alphabetically.

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

Gift of Hillandale Elementary School

Finding Aid for the Hillandale Elementary School Records
Jamie Patrick-Burns
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Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • 2022 November 22: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Jo Overstreet.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States