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Old West Durham Neighborhood Association records

Identifier: NCC-0130

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the association’s neighborhood advocacy and public outreach efforts, particularly the development of its resource-rich website. Research files about the neighborhood and its historic buildings, businesses, and families are also included. Photographs document the neighborhood’s buildings and natural areas, as well as the organization’s activities.


  • 1996-2002, undated

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 Old West Durham Neighborhood Association was founded in 1995 to renew community development in the neighborhood (roughly located between Broad Street, the Durham Freeway, and Club Boulevard) and the celebration of its place in Durham’s history. Nick Tennyson, Durham mayor, proclaimed October 17, 1998 “Old West Durham Day” in honor of the association’s accomplishments; a neighborhood sign including the motto, “Diversity, Harmony, Community” was dedicated at the corner of Hillsborough and Ninth Streets.


0.5 Linear Foot (1 document box)

Language of Materials



Materials are grouped together by subject and material type and arranged alphabetically by folder title.

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 John Schelp, president of the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association

Finding Aid for the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association Records
Amy McDonald
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