Durham County Library archives
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials related to the history of the public library in Durham, North Carolina. The materials date from 1897, a year before the first public library in the state opened in Durham, to the present. Much of the material is from the more recent past, with the bulk between 1960 and the present. Besides written materials, the archives also contain photos, slides, newspaper articles, and recordings.
- 1893-2013 and ongoing
Conditions Governing Access
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.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
For historical information see: https://durhamcountylibrary.org/about/history/
106 Linear Feet (162 boxes: 122 document boxes, 29 binder boxes, 11 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged into nine series: General Files, Benjamin Powell Papers, Administrative Files, Library Outreach, Historical Material, Ledgers, Scrapbooks, Audiovisual Material, and Photographs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Durham County Library
- Durham County (N.C.) Library -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Public Libraries -- North Carolina -- Durham County -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Finding Aid for the Durham County Library Archives
- In Progress
- Hayley Wilson
- April 25, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script