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K. P. Lewis statement

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0237
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.

Dates: 1948-02-06

Z.E. Lewis letter

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0258
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

LGBTQ collection

 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, Meredith Heil, 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...
Dates: 1972 - 2016

Mary Elliott photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0075
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.

Dates: 1910s-1979

Merchants and Manufacturers Exposition program

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0249
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.

Dates: 1931

Dallas W. Newsom and Dorothy Newsom Rankin Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0124
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

Pearl Cotton Mills records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0135
Scope and Contents

The Pearl Cotton Mills Records consist of financial records documenting the running of the mills from 1918-1930.

Dates: 1918 - 1930

O. Gordon Perry photographs and clippings

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0138
Scope and Contents

The O. Gordon Perry Collection consists of photographs of civic organizations around Durham that O. Gordon Perry was involved in during the 1940s and 1950s, including the Durham Jaycees and the Sertoma Club. It also includes newspaper clippings about Perry and his involvement in civic organizations in Durham and a photograph of Rogers Drugstore from the 1920s, which was located at the corner of Parrish and Mangum Streets.

Dates: 1920 - 1953

Pleasant Pickett papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0139
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

Piedmont Citizen

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: 33450160351720
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. Latest issue in holdings is no. 50, dated Nov. 30, 1933.

Dates: 1933

Pocket Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0140
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

Thomas Watson Poe family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0257
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of campaign material and notes on family history, written on the back of a page from a letter.

Dates: undated

Jack Preiss papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0146
Scope and Contents The Jack Preiss Papers include materials related to Preiss's involvement in the Durham community, including his city council stint from 1965-1969 and his low-income housing development work through the Durham Housing Authority and the non-profit corporation he founded, New Directions for Downtown, Inc. Most of the collection is correspondence, meeting minutes, and research notes that Preiss kept from the various organizations he was involved in. It also includes newspaper clippings related...
Dates: 1963-2011, undated

Rawls Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0274
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

Bobbie K. Reddick funeral programs

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0277
Content Description

The collection consists of funeral programs of African American Durham residents and an obituary.

Dates: 1994 - 2017

The Regulator Bookshop records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0149
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

Ralph Rogers slide collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0242
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

Rose Brothers Engineers letter

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0247
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.

Dates: 1899-01-11

Vivian Carr Rowe scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0241
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

Yusuf Salim collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0012
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

Steve Schewel papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0231
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

Lina Scott family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0163
Scope and Contents

The Lina Scott Family Photograph Collection consists of several formal portraits taken of family members around the turn of the 20th century at different portraits studios in Durham, North Carolina. Only one of the portraits is dated, with October 15, 1899, written on the back. Based on the style of dress in the images, all the portraits are likely from the same era. Also in the collection are a folder of family history research and correspondence with the donor.

Dates: 1899, undated

Mary Semans telegram

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0246
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.

Dates: 1959

Southern Living photographs

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0275
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.

Dates: 1976

James Southgate portrait presentation

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0245
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

Billy Stevens papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0206
Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily composed of material from the Sallam Cultural Center. Documents represent the center's work in promoting the region's blues and jazz music, producing concerts, and club management. Material includes calendars, flyers, menus, recipes, correspondence, and a club floorplan. There are several Author Party flyers from the Regulator Bookshop, including one for Senator Al Gore.

Dates: 1979 - 1983; undated

E. S. Swindell papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0251
Scope and Contents

The collection includes a 1956 appraisal report of the former Durham County Sanitarium with photographs of the exterior and interior, what appear to be records of late 1950's donations from county employees including Swindell, a 1974 plan for Durham City Hall, and a 1979 letter from health department employees requesting Swindell's assistance. Photos scanned as SA001-SA018.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1954 - 1979

Burnis H. Thornton photographs

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0177
Scope and Contents

The collection is primarily composed of photographs taken by Theodore Burnis Thornton of houses his father Burnis Hillman Thornton built and later photos taken by another son of Burnis's, Victor Thornton, for comparison. Materials also include a photograph index, newspaper clippings, and a program for Thornton's funeral.

Dates: ca. 1950-1991, undated

Mrs. S. F. Tomlinson death notices

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0260
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a stapled seven page booklet with three reprinted newspaper obituaries titled "Press Notices on the Death of Mrs. S. F. Tomlinson."

Dates: 1905 March

Triangle Jewish Chorale records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0201
Scope and Contents

The Triangle Jewish Chorale Records, 1994-2018, document the numerous performances put on by the TJC. The collection consists of various concert programs, Yo HaShoah programs (Holocaust Remembrance Day), photographs of members, items from an TJC Argentina trip, lists of singers throughout the years, fund-raising letters, and items used for publicity.

Dates: 1994 - 2018; undated

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