Duke Power Company bus tokens
Scope and Contents
Two metal tokens inscribed with the Duke Power Company logo and a letter from their donor form the collection.
- 1941 - 1980
- Duke Power Transit Company (Organization)
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
- Duke Power Company -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Duke Power Transit Company
- Durham (N.C.) -- History Subject Source: Local sources
- Local transit -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Public transportation Subject Source: Local sources
- Tokens -- North Carolina -- Durham Subject Source: Local sources
- Finding Aid for the Duke Duke Power Company Bus Tokens
- Various processors.
- January 19, 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- 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