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Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0027

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of programs and newspaper clippings and a small number of photographs documenting the balls and other activities of the Debutante Ball Society. A folder of materials relating to the society’s by-laws is also included. The collection contains no materials for the years 1959 and 1971.

Dates

  • 1955 - 2017
  • undated

Creator

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

Each year, the Debutante Ball Society, which draws its membership from Durham and Orange Counties, presents approximately 40 young women, placing emphasis on “integrity, honor, dignity, and society.” Durham’s first Debutante Ball was held in 1955 at the Durham Armory so that young girls might “make their formal bows to society under conditions as ideal as possible.”

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (3 oversize boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by subject in 3 series: Series 1: Programs and Clippings Series. 2. Society By-laws. Series 3: Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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.

Related Materials

Debutante Ball Society of Durham Inc. Records (UNC Chapel Hill – Wilson Library)

Title
Finding Aid for the Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball Collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the North Carolina Collection Archives Repository

Contact:
300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham NC 27701 United States