National Council of Negro Women - Durham Section records
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
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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.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of La Harve Johnson
- African American women -- Societies and clubs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Durham (N.C.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- North Carolina -- Durham County -- Public Interest -- Societies Subject Source: Local sources
- 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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- circa 2015: Updated by Kristen Merryman to include materials from subsequent accessions.
- 2022 December: Finding aid migrated to ArchivesSpace by Emma Parker.