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Bethesda Elementary School photographs

Identifier: NCC-0004

Scope and Contents

The collection contains class photos and historic photographs from Bethesda Elementary School in Durham, NC.


  • 1971, 2011-2013

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

Bethesda School was first opened around 1900 in a one-room building off Highway 70 in southeast Durham. Over the next decade it was moved to two different buildings in the same area and then expanded, and in 1925 the school moved to a location across the highway. By the 1950s Bethesda School occupied about 48 acres and housed a grammar school and a high school. In 1957 the high school classes transferred to the newly constructed Southern High School and other area schools, converting Bethesda to an elementary school. It was run by the Durham County school system until the merger of the county and school systems in 1992, and is now part of the Durham Public Schools system.


.30 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Language of Materials



Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

Old Bethesda High School Grand Reunion: October 8, 1988 (NC 373.756 BETH)

The Reflector / Bethesda School yearbook (NC 373.756 REFL)

Finding Aid for the Bethesda Elementary School Photographs
Jamie Patrick-Burns
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Jamie Patrick-Burns

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States