Durham Civic Association membership application card
Scope and Contents
The collection consists solely of a membership application card from the Durham Civic Association listing cost of memberships (annual $1, sustaining $5, life $50), to whom to apply, and the officers (president Mrs. T.D. Jones, vice-president Mrs. I.F. Hill, secretary Mrs. G.C. White, treasurer Mrs. S. W. Tucker).
- ca. 1900s to 1910s
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This collection is open for research.
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Biographical / Historical
The Durham Civic Association was established "for the promotion of civic improvement", "in health, growth, cleanliness, prosperity and attractiveness", and to organize efforts to encourage residents and businesses to keep up the appearance of their properties. Also known as the Civic League and as a women's group, one early effort proclaimed March 15 as Grand Cleaning Up Day. In a 1909 issue of the Farmer and Mechanic newspaper, the Durham Civic Association was cited as giving a $5 prize for best decorated shop window. The group was led by president Mrs. T.D. Jones, who was Mrs. Thomas Decatur Jones, also known as Mattie Southgate Jones (October 4, 1864 - March 13, 1936), daughter of Durham civic leader and insurance company founder James Southgate.
.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Citizens' associations -- North Carolina -- Durham Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Civic improvement -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham (N.C.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham (N.C.) -- Social life and customs Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham Civic Association -- Durham, N.C. Subject Source: Local sources
- Durham Civic Association membership application card
- Various processors.
- January 12, 2019
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Edition statement
- Various processors. Updated by Amy McDonald, 2012; Beth Morris Weiss, 2019.
Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States