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Durham Civic Association membership application card

Identifier: NCC-0254

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

Conditions Governing Access

This 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

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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Related Materials

Southgate-Jones Family Papers (Duke University – Rubenstein Library)

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Early Durham flyer for "Grand Spring Cleaning Up Day" by the Board of Aldermen at the request of the Civic League (

Durham Civic Association membership application card
Various processors.
January 12, 2019
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Various processors. Updated by Amy McDonald, 2012; Beth Morris Weiss, 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States