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National Council of Negro Women - Durham Section records

Identifier: NCC-0121

Scope and Contents

The collection primarily contains programs from the section’s annual events, particularly the Harambee Breakfast and the Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Program. Color photographs taken at these annual events are included, although subjects are largely unidentified. The collection also includes a small amount of administrative materials, including some correspondence, an issue of the section’s newsletter, and local newspaper clippings.


  • 1980-2009, 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 National Council of Negro Women—Durham Section is dedicated to fostering sisterhood in, providing opportunities for, and uplifting Durham’s community of African-American women. The organization is a section of the National Council of Negro Women, which was organized in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and social activist.


0.5 Linear Foot (1 document box)

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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 La Harve Johnson

Related Materials

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter cotillion programs and other materials (NCC.0001)

Tuesday Morning Study Group records (NCC.0181)

Finding Aid for the National Council of Negro Women - Durham Section Records
Amy McDonald, Kristen Merryman
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • circa 2015: Updated by Kristen Merryman to include materials from subsequent accessions.
  • 2022 December: 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