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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

Sprinkle Stanley TEST

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-7777
Abstract

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Dates: 1000

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

Trinity College Class of 1907 album

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0263
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a "Trinity 1907" photo album, featuring two individual senior class portraits per page, and four alumni obituaries from 1957 to 1960.

Dates: 1907 - 1960

Walter N. Turner papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0236
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence from Delos W. Sorrell's law offices regarding a land deed purchased in May 1932 by Arthur G. Barbee from Walter N. Turner and his wife Mary Turner, receipts from the 60 notes of payment on the deed made by Turner between 1929 and 1934, a 1929 deed for the land between the Turners and George C. Walker and R. E. Graves, and a 1921 deed to Turner by The Durham Land and Security Company.

Dates: 1921 - 1934

Twaddell Music School records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0183
Abstract

The Twaddell Music School Collection contains photographs, clippings, and miscellaneous material related to the lives and careers of William P. Twaddell and wife Vera Carr Twaddell and a music school which Mrs. Twaddell operated in Durham from 1934 to 1966.

Dates: 1923 - 1960

Tyson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0184
Scope and Contents

Collection of primarily financial materials that belonged to Samuel R. and Carrie Tyson, who lived in Durham from the early 1900s until the 1950s, when they passed away. There is a letter from their nephew who was a seaman in World War II, telling them that he has established them as the beneficiaries of his life insurance policy if he dies at sea. There are also several receipts from Durham businesses in the 1930s, including the Criterion Soda Shop and the Palms Restaurant.

Dates: 1911 - 1983

Umstead Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0185
Scope and Contents

The Bible was printed in 1892 in Durham, North Carolina, by T. J. Gattis & Son. One of the pages at the front feature an inscription by Hampton Umstead to his daughter Claude. The family records portion of the Bible was removed sometime before it was donated. The bank receipts cover 1908 thru 1926 and are with many businesses that were in Durham at the time, such as S.T. Mangum's General Merchandise and W.A. Slater and Co.

Dates: 1908 - 1926; 1892; 2014

United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Julian S. Carr Chapter scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0186
Scope and Contents The United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection, 1907-1939, consists of five scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, histories, photographs, poems, memoirs, postcards, and yearbooks documenting Civil War history and the activities of the organization. Mrs. C. M. Goodlet of Nashville, Tennessee, first organized the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1894. According to its ritual, the group convened to “do homage unto the memory of…gallant Confederate soldiers, and to perpetuate the...
Dates: 1907 - 1939

Steven Unruhe papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0188
Abstract Steven Unruhe, a long-time Durham resident, is a retired educator, community activist, and local political figure. The Steven Unruhe papers document Unruhe's personal and career journey from an undergraduate activist for social justice with the World Student Christian Federation in California to his election to the Durham County Board of Education in 2016. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of material relating to Unruhe's work with Citizens for a Safer East Durham, a...
Dates: 1973 - 2016

USO Club scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0190
Scope and Contents

The USO Club Scrapbook, 1943-1944, consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and invitations documenting the history of the Dillard Street USO.

Dates: 1943 - 1944

Violet Park Cemetery correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0250
Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence from historian R. Kelly Bryant to the Durham County Library and North Carolina State Archives, listings of more than 1,900 burials recorded at Violet Park Cemetery compiled by Carrie McNair, and two related newspaper clippings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1913 - 1995

Walk and Talk Club records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0191
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, correspondence, roll books, attendance cards, and meeting minutes. Of particular interest, the collection includes periodic brochures listing the club’s roster, as well as photographs of members. There are also a few short biographies, photographs, and pieces of correspondence relating directly to the death of W.E. Stanley on July 16, 1967.

Dates: 1959 - 1994; undated

Mamie Dowd Walker scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0192
Scope and Contents

Photocopied scrapbook consisting primarily of newspaper clippings that concern Mamie Dowd Walker's 1942 to 1945 service as juvenile judge of Durham County.

Dates: 1941 - 1945

Bailey Daniel Webb papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0200
Scope and Contents

This collection documents Webb's role as a member of the Board of Trustees of Wright Refuge, and the relationship between Wright Refuge and the Wright School. Correspondence forms the bulk of the material, but the collection also includes research files, news clippings, and Wright School publications and newsletters, as well as summaries of events compiled by Webb in the late 1990s.

Dates: 1963 - 1999

Thomas Whaley papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0194
Scope and Contents Spanning the years 1939-2010, the Thomas Whaley papers primarily contain materials relating to Thomas Whaley and his brothers’ service during WWII and to local stories commemorating veterans. These include newspaper articles from the 1980s and 1990s that profile the Whaley brothers, and certificates and letters that celebrate Thomas Whaley’s service. Of particular note is a copy of a brief manuscript that his sister, Dorothy Wentz, sent to NBC’s Tom Brokaw in which Whaley tells of his...
Dates: 1939 - 2010

Ernest R. Williamson papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0195
Scope and Contents

The collection documents E. R. Williamson's life and work, including speeches made during his congressional campaign, writings, folders of campaign notes and clippings, and photographs. The bulk of the collection documents his run to represent North Carolina's Sixth District in Congress in 1950.

Dates: 1948 - 1956; undated

Thomas Womble papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0197
Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs taken at the Lyon Park Community Center and at "We Are West End" reunions in the 1990s and photographs of Elite Club teams from Lyon Park, including the softball and baseball teams from the 1940s and 1950s. There is also a folder of materials relating to the history of Lyon Park School that date from 2003, when the Community Family Life Center at Lyon Park opened. Notes from an oral history done with Womble in 2006 are also included in the collection.

Dates: 1943 - 2006

Women’s Clubs of Durham collection

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0198
Scope and Contents This artificial collection gathers together documentation of various women’s clubs of Durham. The documentation is primarily composed of programs detailing a club’s annual course of study. Many of the programs contain membership rosters, including information on club leadership. The clubs represented include: the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Canterbury Club, the Durham Garden Club, the Eclectic Club, the Pierian Club, the Reviewers Club, the Symposium Club, the Tourist Club,...
Dates: 1907 - 1965

Woodcroft Women's Club records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0199
Scope and Contents

The Woodcroft Women's Club Records, 1987-2015, contains meeting minutes of board members and general members, newsletters and newspaper articles.

Dates: 1987 - 2015

World War I 113th Field Artillery Battery C Roster

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0252
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a roster listing all who trained as Battery C of the 113th Field Artillery, whose members were from Durham, North Carolina.

Dates: 1917-08-28

World War II Scrapbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: NCC-0312
Scope and Contents

These seven scrapbooks were compiled by Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Cannon, Mr. and Mrs. George Lougee, and Miss Frances Barnette whose stated intent was to include photographs of all white servicemen and servicewomen from the Durham area beginning January 1, 1943 through the end of the war. Each volume is indexed separately, but this guide contains a combined index, arranged alphabetically by last name or subject. An article on the project is located in Volume 5, p. 5. The clippings are not dated.

Dates: 1943-1945

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