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E. S. Swindell papers

 Collection — Box: 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 12, Folder: 1
Identifier: NCC-0251

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a 1956 appraisal report of the former Durham County Sanitarium with photographs of the exterior and interior, what appear to be records of late 1950's donations from county employees including Swindell, a 1974 plan for Durham City Hall, and a 1979 letter from health department employees requesting Swindell's assistance. Photos scanned as SA001-SA018.


  • Creation: 1954 - 1979

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

Edmund Slade Swindell, Jr. worked as county manager through three decades from 1949 to 1984. The Durham tuberculosis sanitarium was approved by ballot measure by Durham citizens in 1943 or 1944, more than 15 years after the city commisioners voted in 1923 and 1927 to establish a sanitarium, and was operating at 2400 Broad Street in 1946. From 1950 to the 1977, the WTVD television station and studios were located in the former tuberculosis sanitarium building.


1 Folder

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Finding Aid for the E.S. Swindell Papers
Various processors.
2019 January 19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Various processors. Updated by Amy McDonald, 2012; Beth Morris Weiss, 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States