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Scope and Contents The collection contains a receipt listing 13 items purchased by Willis Holloway on May 21, 1938 from Scarboro's Grocery at 1000 9th Street. The preprinted text on the reverse of the receipt illustrates the credit policy by which grocery customers were able to be billed for food purchases in the 1930s.
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 1960 flyer calling for boycotts of Woolworth's, Kress, and Walgreens in downtown Durham. While its creators are not named, the flyer's sections document "Why??" citizens were being asked to boycott stores that would sell merchandise to but not seat African American customers for service at their lunch counters, explains "What Can You Do??" including shopping elsewhere, letter writing and petitions, and instructs to "Join the Student Picket Lines" which were "manned...
Dates: 1960 to circa 2000s?
Abstract The Jean Bradley Anderson Papers span the years 1934-2012, with most of the material dating between 1964 and 2012. The collection consists of correspondence, research notes, copies of original manuscript material and secondary sources, photographs, clippings, print material, oral histories, and ephemera. The bulk of the collection is made up of extensive material related to the research, writing, and publication of various published works, including both editions of Durham...
Dates: 1934-2012, undated; Majority of material found within 1964 - 2012
Scope and Contents The Henry Bane Papers consist of certificates, diplomas, photographs, and WWII-era military medals of Judge Henry Bane (1904-1998). Certificates recognize his involvement as President of the North Carolina State Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges, a Jewish organization, from 1941 to 1942. Diplomas include Bane's undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. Also included are the guestbook from Bane's funerary services in 1998 and an account...
Dates: 1914-1948, 1971, 1976, 1998
Scope and Contents The collection contains class photos and historic photographs from Bethesda Elementary School in Durham, NC.
Dates: 1971, 2011-2013
Abstract The Mary Ann Black Papers, 1964-2009, include materials from Black's time with the Durham County Board of Commissioners and with the Duke University Health System, as well as some personal materials. The bulk of the materials date from 1990-2000. Many of the materials relate to the Durham public school merger in the early 1990s.
Dates: 1964 - 2014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two scrapbooks created by Sadie Blacknall between 1875 and 1933 and two ledgers used in the office of her brother-in-law J. R. Blacknall, the first sheriff of Durham County.
Dates: 1875 - 1933
Scope and Contents This collection includes over 1,000 photographs taken by Blake between 1945 and 1998 for inspiration for his drawings and paintings. Most of the photographs are black and white and feature rural scenes in Durham County, particularly tobacco barns in various stages of decay. There are also photographs of locations around downtown Durham, as well as images of tobacco being harvested, prepared for curing, and sold at the Liberty Warehouse auctions.
Dates: 1944-2001, undated
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the Durham Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger, which contains invoices and statemenets that account for the purchase and sale of various supplies and machinery from 1888 to 1891. The purchases involve materials that supported the mill’s function, such as lumber, oil to lubricate machinery, and tools. Also included are statements regarding tax payments, lawyer fees, and travel expenditures.
Dates: 1888 - 1891
Scope and Contents The collection contains a scrapbook and loose materials concerning John "Jack" Bond’s time as Durham’s county manager from 1984-1991. Titled “Jack Bond Comes to Durham,” the scrapbook tells the story of Bond’s experiences as county manager and his relationship with his staff through text and photographs. The photographs show various administrators with whom Bond worked, award functions, and administrative proceedings. The loose materials include letters congratulating Bond on his appointment...
Dates: 1984 - 1991
Scope and Contents The Lila Markham Brogden Papers consist of early documentation of the Woman's Club of Durham, including correspondence, programs, photographs, newsletters, budgets, and other material. It also contains Durham city budgets, materials relating to the Durham High School Classes of 1900, 1901, and 1916, and graduation memorabilia from Trinity College, Class of 1902.The 2011 addition introduces materials that concern other members of the Brogden-Markham family, including John L....
Dates: 1900 - 2009
Scope and Contents The collection contains reports, brochures, clippings, photographs, and serial publications documenting the history of Brodgen Middle School. The reports are for periodic accreditation evaluation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Publications include newsletter "News from the Dragons' Den," student-run newspaper The Satellite, and compilations of student poems and writings. Photographs document school classroom scenes and outdoor activities, as well as larger...
Dates: 1934 - 2014
Scope and Contents These materials primarily document the part of musician Bus Brown's life spent in Durham. Audiovisual materials consist of audio recordings of The Storyteller, Bus Brown's only published album; a video recording titled "Bus Brown, the Storyteller," and five tapes from a potential documentary, with interviews of Bus Brown by Frankie Alexander and Melva Fager Okun. Papers include several programs from performances and events at which Brown appeared, newspaper articles about him and the jazz scene...
Dates: 1966-2007, undated
Abstract A small collection of school-related records and Methodist newspapers from the George W. Burch family of Durham.
Dates: 1884 - 1899
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of membership directories, histories, photographs and other material documenting the life of the church. Included is a portrait of famed evangelist, Baxter Franklin McLendon.
Dates: circa 1920s-2006
Scope and Contents The collection contains conference notes, requests for documents, reports, memos, presentations and other materials documenting the committee's work to investigate the Durham Police Department's handling of the Duke lacrosse case. A CD-ROM contains PDF files of depositions related to District Attorney for Durham County Michael B. Nifong's disciplinary hearing before the North Carolina State Bar.
Dates: 2007 - 2008; undated
Scope and Contents The Cranford Family Papers span the years of circa 1936-2013, with most of the material dating from 1942-2000. The collection consists of a variety of materials including correspondence, family history and documents, writings, speeches, three scrapbooks and many photographs. The collection also contains notes and documents relating to friends and acquaintances of the Cranfords who were notable Durham community members. Of particular interest in this collection is a series of letters between...
Dates: circa 1936-2013
Scope and Contents The collection includes reports on the negative effects of and alternatives to the freeway from community organizations and individuals.
Dates: 1979 - 1980
Abstract Eta Chapter, founded in 1939, is a Durham-based chapter of the Eta State organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which provides professional and social support for women educators. Files in the collection pertain to the work and social activities of the chapter.
Dates: 1934 - 2018
Scope and Contents The collection contains programs of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Durham Alumnae Chapter's "Jabberwock," an annual debutante ball and talent showcase in which the winning contestant is crowned Jabberwock Queen. The event celebrates elegance and scholarship and provides a platform for the Chapter to thank its contributors and members. Each program contains a brief history of the sorority, a list of members and patrons, profiles of the contestants, and notes of congratulations and gratitude.
Dates: 1953 - 2017
Scope and Contents Benjamin N. Duke's calling card is the lone item in the collection and exemplifies one category of stationery a wealthy American used to announce their presence, record a visit, request a meeting, or accompany a gift.
Dates: ca. 1890s
Scope and Contents Two metal tokens inscribed with the Duke Power Company logo and a letter from their donor form the collection.
Dates: 1941 - 1980
Scope and Contents The Durham Centennial 1953 Scrapbook, spanning from February 9, 1952 to March 2, 1955, includes newspaper clippings, a program and schedule of events, memorabilia, and meeting minutes from the Durham Centennial and Historical Commission. The celebration occurred April 26 through May 2, 1953 and included parades, a ball, performances, agricultural displays, and various other events.
Dates: 1952 - 1955
Scope and Contents This collection includes bonds for renting stalls to sell meat, fish, and agricultural products throughout Durham. The bonds bear signatures -- sometimes an “x” for illiterate persons -- of individuals renting stalls and date from 1886 and 1921. Stall renters included both whites and African Americans, although the race of individuals is not provided in the records.
Dates: 1886 - 1921
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).
Dates: ca. 1900s to 1910s
Content Description The collection consists of Whichard's April 1982 speech beginning with a brief chronology from January 1980 of the Downtown Durham Development Corporation's path to plans for a hotel and civic center complex in downtown Durham and his calculations of economic benefits from such a hotel and civic center complex in order to advocate for the proposed $10.5 million bond needed for construction.
Scope and Contents The Durham County Extension Service Photograph Collection consists of 32 photographs of work done by the Extension Service in the 1920s through 1940s. All of the images can be viewed online here: https://dur.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Durham+County+Extension+Services&te=ASSET
Dates: 1920 - 1965
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the history of the public library in Durham, North Carolina. The materials date from 1897, a year before the first public library in the state opened in Durham, to the present. Much of the material is from the more recent past, with the bulk between 1960 and the present. Besides written materials, the archives also contain photos, slides, newspaper articles, and recordings.
Dates: 1893-2013 and ongoing
Scope and Contents Both registers list taxpayer names and payments. The 1936 register is organized by township. Townships include Durham, Carr, Cedar Fork, Lebanon, Mangum, Oak Grove, and Patterson. The undated register is organized into city and surrounding township records. Both registers have separate sections for white and colored taxpayers.
Dates: 1936; undated
Scope and Contents The Durham County Youth Home Records consist mostly of administrative records for both the Juvenile Court and the Durham County Youth Home from 1933-1968. Three main types of records are included: monthly reports, money reports, and age-of-delinquent reports. The monthly reports provide information on the types of crimes that youth in Durham were being charged with and include breakdowns by sex and race. The money reports are budget reports for the Youth Home, and the age-of-delinquent reports...
Dates: 1933 - 1968
- Durham (N.C.) -- Social life and customs 7
- Community life -- North Carolina -- Durham 6
- Durham (N.C.) -- History 6
- Durham County (N.C.) -- Politics and government 6
- Political campaigns -- North Carolina 4
- Women -- North Carolina -- Durham 4
- African Americans -- Segregation 3
- City planning -- North Carolina -- Durham 3
- County government -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History 3
- Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Durham 3
- Public schools -- North Carolina -- Durham 3
- Campaign literature 2
- Central business districts -- North Carolina -- Durham 2
- Citizens' associations -- North Carolina -- Durham 2
- Community activists 2
- Community organization 2
- Cotton manufacture -- North Carolina 2
- Cotton textile industry -- North Carolina -- Durham 2
- Cotton textile manufacture -- North Carolina 2
- Durham (N.C.) -- Geneaology 2 ∧ less
- Regulator Bookshop (Durham, N.C.) 2
- Salim, Yusuf, 1929-2008 2
- Whichard, Willis P. 2
- Anderson, Jean Bradley 1
- Association for the Preservation of the Eno River Valley 1
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina 1
- Carr, Julian Shakespeare 1
- Choral Society of Durham 1
- Cranford, H. C. (Henry Clay), 1920-2004 1
- Crovitz, Elaine 1
- Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 1
- Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Eta State (N.C.) 1
- Duke Blue Devils (Lacrosse team) 1
- Duke Power Transit Company 1
- Duke, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Newton), 1855-1929 1
- Durham (N.C.). Police Department 1
- Durham Chamber of Commerce 1
- Durham County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners 1
- Durham High School (Durham, N.C.) 1
- Durham Hosiery Mills (Durham, N.C.) 1 ∧ less