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Duke Power Company bus tokens

Identifier: NCC-0256

Scope and Contents

Two metal tokens inscribed with the Duke Power Company logo and a letter from their donor form the collection.


  • 1941 - 1980


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

Durham local public transit began in the late 1800s with a horse drawn trolley. Durham Street Railway Company operated from 1891 to 1902, the Durham Traction Company operated from 1902 to 1913, and the Durham Public Service Company operated from 1921 to 1943. Buses replaced street cars in 1930. In the early 1940s the Duke Power Company took over management of the city's bus system from the Durham Public Service Company. The same or similar style of bus token was used in Charlotte and other North Carolina and South Carolina cities.


.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

C.F. Stutts

Finding Aid for the Duke Duke Power Company Bus Tokens
Various processors.
January 19, 2019
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Edition statement
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