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Durham City Market Stall Renters bonds

Identifier: NCC-0039
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

Durham Civic Association membership application card

Identifier: NCC-0254
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

Durham Civic Center Proposal speech

Identifier: NCC-0273
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.

Dates: 1982-04-16

Durham Council on Alcoholism records

Identifier: NCC-0042
Scope and Contents

Meeting minutes, administrative and financial materials, correspondence, and clippings document the activities of the Durham Council on Alcoholism from its founding in 1958 through 1988, although the bulk of materials date from the 1970s through the early 1980s. A small number of photographs of the organization’s leadership is included.

Dates: 1955 - 1991; undated

Durham County Extension Service Photograph Collection

Identifier: NCC-0044
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:

Dates: 1920 - 1965

Durham County Library records

Identifier: NCC-0046
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

Durham County Personal Property and Poll Tax Registers, 1936 and undated

Identifier: NCC-0228
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

Durham County Youth Home records

Identifier: NCC-0070
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...
Dates: 1933 - 1968

Durham-Duke Club records

Identifier: NCC-0262
Scope and Contents

The collection contains typed club minutes from 1935 to 1939 taken by various club secretaries, with a first page paragraph on club's founding signed by "Dante J. Germino, Sec." and 11 slides in black and white of an undated parade (ca. 1930s) organized by the club for Duke University’s homecoming weekend.

Dates: 1935 - 1979

Durham Elks Poster collection

Identifier: NCC-0048
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.

Dates: 1976

Durham Hosiery Mill advertisement collection

Identifier: NCC-0057
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

Durham LGBTQ+ Community collection

Identifier: NCC-0107
Scope and Contents The LGBTQ Collection is an artificial collection consisting of materials from the following donors: Joanne Abel, Carol Anderson, Betsy Barton, Nancy Blood, Richard Dillwood and Carrie Hart, Durham County Library North Carolina Collection, Meredith Emmett, Joseph Fedrowitz, Mindy Fraiser, Amy Glaser, Lucy Harris, Luke Hirst, Holly Jordan, Collin Lee (on behalf of the Queer Coalition), Deirdre Lutz, Carol Place, Kym Register, Cris Rivera, Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture...
Dates: 1972 - 2016

Durham Miscellaneous Newspapers

 Item — Flat Box: 1 - Mixed Flat, Oversize Folder: 1
Identifier: 33450167280773
Dates: 1884, 1889, 1899, 1932

Durham Newspapers Historic Editions

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 33450160353254
Dates: 1953, 1964, 1976, 1981

Durham Real Estate Magazine collection

Identifier: NCC-0065
Scope and Contents The collection consists of issues from 1957 and 1958 of two different magazines relating to real estate in Durham, Ideas for Better Living, distributed by Security Savings and Loan Association, and Your Home Planner, distributed by the Durham Board of Realtors.The magazines give a glimpse into the latest architectural styles popular among the middle class in Durham in the late 1950s. They contain articles about different house styles, sample floor plans, how to decorate one's...
Dates: 1957 - 1958

Durham Senior High School Vocal Ensemble recital program

Identifier: NCC-0266
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the four page program for the March 1937 Vocal Ensemble Recital at the Durham Senior High School, including songs performed by the girls' ensemble, boys' ensemble, and the mixed ensemble. Fourteen local businesses advertise in the program and the cover reads "proceeds for Columbia Expenses".

Dates: 1937

Durham Urban Renewal records

Identifier: NCC-0068
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

East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association records

Identifier: NCC-0072
Scope and Contents

The East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Records consists of correspondence, minutes, roll books, yearbooks, booklets, bulletins, calendars, programs, and photographs that document the events, finances, history, and meetings of an organization of Missionary Baptist churches in Durham, Granville, Orange, Person, and Wake Counties in central North Carolina.

Dates: 1918 - 2014

Wells Eddleman papers

Identifier: NCC-0073
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

Eno River Association records

Identifier: NCC-0239
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

Eugene Morehead memorial address

Identifier: NCC-0259
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

Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph Few papers

Identifier: NCC-0078
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings and ephemera from members of the Few family, primarily Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph (Ran) Reamey Few, with some items from Kendrick Few. The materials document some of Mary's activities in Durham, Ran's education and career, and the real estate development projects undertaken by Mary, Ran, and Kendrick. The correspondence is primarily among Mary, Ran, and Ken about real estate matters, with some personal letters, as well....
Dates: 1911 - 2016

Foushee Family collection

Identifier: NCC-0079
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of five items: 1) a letter from Mary Sweaney Andersen, daughter of Frances Leak Foushee and donor of these materials, 2 & 3) two diaries of Frances Leak Foushee, 4) a booklet on the presentation of the portrait of Howard Alexander Foushee, and 5) a small memorial book about Howard Alexander Foushee.

Dates: 1916, 1923-1924, 1946

Wib Gulley papers

Identifier: NCC-0232
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

Theodore S. and Maude Heflin papers

Identifier: NCC-0095
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


 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 33450160557938
Dates: 1920-1928, 1932-1954

Home, Farm and Forest

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 33450160351712
Scope and Contents

"A paper devoted to the farming interests of Durham and adjoining counties."

Published as Home, Farm and Forest from November 8, 1932 through September 15, 1933 and as Piedmont Citizen beginning Sept. 21, 1933. Missing no. 15.

Dates: 1932 - 1933

Hope Valley Country Club records

Identifier: NCC-0101
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...
Dates: 1925 - 2009

Insurance Maps of Durham, North Carolina

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 33450164215657
Dates: 1913 - 1960

James Iredell permission pass

Identifier: NCC-0240

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.

Dates: 1783

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