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Scope and Contents Set of posters handwritten by Joe McGowan in 1976 that details the history of the Elks in North Carolina, including the Durham lodge, as well as a listing of all the birth and death dates of all the members from 1900 to 1976, which includes many well known Durham names. There is also a history of the Amos and Andy radio program, which was broadcast from Durham and was started by two Elks members.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 11 advertisements for the Durham Hosiery Mill from 1918 to 1921, featuring the socks made at the mill. The advertisements were run in the Saturday Evening Post and the Ladies Home Journal. The postcard in the collection depicts the mill's exterior. The collection offers a look at how products from Durham were advertised nationally in the late 1910s and early 1920s.
Dates: 1918 - 1921; undated
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised largely of property appraisal forms completed as part of the City of Durham’s plans to redevelop the Hayti-Elizabeth St. area and the downtown business district. Appraisals often include photographs and architectural sketches of the properties. A series of loose photographs, most organized by street name, document the architecture of these areas. The collection also includes seven reel-to-reel audio tapes of meetings between the Durham Redevelopment Commission and...
Dates: 1964-1976, undated
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily composed of articles, notes, petitions, memoranda, timelines, and songs related to nuclear energy, specifically the Coalition for Alternatives to Shearon Harris (CASH), the Conservation Council of North Carolina, the North Carolina Utilities Commission, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Most of the material in the collection is dated from 1986 and 1987. More recent articles and correspondence from 1996, 2010, and 2011 cover a range of topics.
Dates: 1985 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1987
Scope and Contents The collection documents member mailings and publications by the Eno River Association between 1973 and 1980 that illustrate the efforts of the organization of local environmentalists to organize community supporters during the 1970s to join efforts such as work days, hikes, clean ups, and fundraisers, along with supporting establishing an Eno River state park. The collection helps illustrate how the association enacted its goals of "land protection, land stewardship, education, [and]...
Dates: 1973 - 1980
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an "In Memoriam" program with a copy of a 9 page speech by Julian Carr remembering his colleague Eugene Morehead.
Dates: 1889 March 18
Abstract The Wib Gulley papers span 1981 to 2004. Gulley was a lawyer, environmental lobbyist, mayor of Durham for four years and a North Carolina state senator for 12 years. In addition to documenting his political career, the collection details public response to Gulley's support of anti-discrimination and gay rights and his support for establishing public transportation for the region. Items in the collection include personal and professional correspondence, notes, memoranda, meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1981 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1993
Abstract The Theodore S. and Maude Heflin Papers span 1917 to 1929. Theodore Heflin, a World War I veteran, worked for Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company and his wife Maude Heflin worked as a teacher in Durham. In addition to documenting her letters to him during the two years prior to marrying, the collection illustrates 1920s examples of insurance coverage for veterans, business correspondence for a tobacco sales employee, Durham retailers' payment records, personal banking records, Durham city tax...
Dates: 1917 - 1925; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1929
Scope and Contents The Hope Valley Country Club (HVCC) Records include documents, correspondence and financial materials documenting the club's formation; membership rosters and lists of club officers; original deeds; and blueprints. The collection also includes records that document later functions and activities of the club: administrative records, club charter, constitutions and by-laws, reports and letters from the club president, committee minutes and reports, petitions, newsletters, and financial material....
Dates: 1925 - 2009
Abstract The permission pass illustrates the financial cost and special arrangement needed for an enslaved person to carry a firearm in 18th century North Carolina, and that London was classified as "property" by the lawyers issuing the permission.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a sixteen-page booklet with a tied thread binding from a memorial program for Laura Valinda Watts. The booklet includes a glossy photo page with an overlay page of tissue or vellum and measures 6.5 by 9.5 inches.
Dates: ca. 1915
Scope and Contents The collection contains what appears to be a carbon copy of a two-page typed speech to Erwin Mills stakeholders signed by K.P. Lewis asking to be named Chairman of the Board.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a letter thanking Fuller for hosting Lewis for an October 3, 1920 visit to Durham where he was introduced to Edgemont residents in hopes of him later establishing a church with them, and requesting Fuller issue a formal call for Lewis if so desired, so he could consider coming to Durham instead of Presbyterian mission work.
Dates: 1920 October 11
Scope and Contents The Mary Elliott Photograph Collection consists of 30 slide photographs depicting the life of the Elliott family from the 1910s until 1970, the majority covering the 1950s-1960s.
Scope and Contents The collection contains a program listing evening and matinee entertainment acts for the April 1931 "Merchants and Manufacturers Exposition, Under Auspices of American Legion, Durham Post No. 7" and the 65 participating local businesses.
Scope and Contents This collection contains clippings, subject files, printed materials, postcards, scrapbooks and miscellaneous manuscropts, ephemera, and artifacts collected by Dallas W. Newsom, Durham county manager in 1930s and 1940s, and his daughter, civic leader and local historian and preservationist Dorothy Newsom Rankin.
Dates: 1892-1998, 2008
Scope and Contents The Pearl Cotton Mills Records consist of financial records documenting the running of the mills from 1918-1930.
Dates: 1918 - 1930
Scope and Contents The Pleasant Pickett Papers (1819-1933) consists largely of Pickett family financial records, including state tax receipts, receipts of purchased goods, and doctors’ receipts. Also included are photographs, records documenting significant family events, and miscellaneous published texts that either belonged to Pickett family members or were published by a North Carolina organization. Records pertain to Pleasant Pickett, as well as to his wife Mary Pickett (née Marcom or Markham), his son...
Dates: 1819 - 1933
Scope and Contents The bulk of the collection documents the plays performed by Pocket Theatre in the late 1970s. Other topics include correspondence, special events, and scripts that may not have been performed by Pocket Theatre, primarily written by Rebecca Ranson. Materials include newspaper clippings, posters and flyers, press releases, set sketches, handwritten notes, photographs, negatives, and slides. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order within each series.
Dates: 1969 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1979
Scope and Contents The collection consists of campaign material and notes on family history, written on the back of a page from a letter.
Content Description The collection consists of family papers digitized by the donor between 2007 to 2011, approximately half of which are jpeg files of family photographs from the late 1800's to approximately 1960, as well as Adobe Acrobat pdf files of genealogical summaries for the ancestors of Harriet Hickok Holman and the ancestors and descendants of Quinton Edward Rawls. Also included are death certificates, newspaper articles, obituaries, Maplewood Cemetery gravestone photographs, street details from 1913...
Dates: 1872 - 2003
Scope and Contents The Regulator Bookshop records document events and other efforts undertaken to promote the store. This includes flyers for “author parties,” newspaper clippings covering events and store anniversaries, as well as photographs of the store, its staff and events. The collection also includes issues of Paperwork, a semi-regular newsletter for customers that includes book recommendations and information on new arrivals.
Dates: 1977 - 2012
Scope and Contents This collection includes slides that depict buildings in downtown Durham from the 1950s to the 1990s. These photographs were taken by Rogers and show how the streetscape changed during this fifty year period. There are many images of buildings that have since been destroyed, and some photos even show buildings just after demolition.
Dates: 1950 - 1998
Scope and Contents The collection contains what appears to be a mimeograph copy of a typed two-page January 11, 1899 letter from Rose Brothers, Engineers in Gainsborough, England to R.H. Wright, Esq. in London.
Scope and Contents The Vivian Carr Rowe scrapbook includes photographs, newpaper clippings, and ephemera related to Vivian Carr Rowe's life in Durham, her courtship with Curtis P. Rowe, and her travels in North Carolina and Virginia. Places she visited include Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Carolina Beach, Fort Fisher, and Fayetteville in North Carolina, as well as Virginia Beach and Natural Bridge in Virginia. Most of the photographs document these trips, though there are also pictures of friends and family in...
Dates: 1914 - 1945
Scope and Contents This collection is primarily composed of promotional materials and newspaper articles related to Yusuf Salim, known as Brother Yusuf, a Durham resident and musician. Many of the items are related to 2004 and 2007 concerts in his honor. It also contains memorials and articles written about Brother Yusuf after his death in 2008, a few photographs, a vinyl record, and one chapter of a memoir Yusuf wrote.
Dates: 2004 - 2013
Scope and Contents This collection contains news clippings, mailers and correspondence that document local and statewide political campaigns of progressive candidates, which Schewel often contributed to by assisting with copywriting and political analysis. This collection also includes political ephemera from local, state and national campaigns, as well as a handful of items that document Schewel's involvement with other community organizations and events.
Dates: 1978 - 2016
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a Western Union telegram sent by Mary Semans on August 3, 1959 to Frank Kenan, care of County Commissioners Office in Durham, North Carolina, instructing Kenan to go "on record" that the commissioner's office did not want passenger trains discontinued on the Southern Railway. Also included is the telegram's envelope with note written by Kenan.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of five black and white prints of photographs of downtown Durham taken in fall 1976 by Bob Lancaster for Southern Living magazine.
Scope and Contents The collection includes a brief biography of James Southgate, a description of the 1944 ceremony where his portrait was presented to the Masons, speeches about or by some of the presenters, and a list of the Masons who had led the group and were still living in 1944.
Dates: 1944 - 1988
- 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