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Yusuf Salim collection
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.
Scarboro's Grocery receipt
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.
Steve Schewel papers
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.
Lina Scott family photographs
This collections 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.
Mary Semans telegram
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.
Southern Living photographs
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.
James Southgate portrait presentation
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.
Billy Stevens papers
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.
E. S. Swindell papers
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.
Burnis H. Thornton photographs and other materials
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.
Mrs. S. F. Tomlinson death notices
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."
Triangle Jewish Chorale records
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.
Trinity College Class of 1907 album
Walter N. Turner land records
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.
Twaddell Music School records
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.
Tyson Family papers
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.
Umstead Family papers
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.
United Daughters of the Confederacy -- Julian S. Carr Chapter scrapbooks
Steven Unruhe papers
USO Club scrapbook
The USO Club Scrapbook, 1943-1944, consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, and invitations documenting the history of the Dillard Street USO.
Violet Park Cemetery correspondence
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.
Walk and Talk Club records
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.
Mamie Dowd Walker scrapbook
Photocopied scrapbook consisting primarily of newspaper clippings that concern Mamie Dowd Walker's 1942 to 1945 service as juvenile judge of Durham County.
Laura Valinda Watts memorial program
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.
Bailey Daniel Webb papers
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.
Thomas Whaley papers
Ernest R. Williamson papers
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.
Thomas Womble papers
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.
Women’s Clubs of Durham collection
Woodcroft Women's Club records
The Woodcroft Women's Club Records, 1987-2015, contains meeting minutes of board members and general members, newsletters and newspaper articles.
- Durham (N.C.) -- History 24
- Durham (N.C.) -- Social life and customs 11
- Community life -- North Carolina -- Durham 10
- Public schools -- North Carolina -- Durham 10
- Durham County (N.C.) -- Politics and government 8
- Citizens' associations -- North Carolina -- Durham 7
- Education -- North Carolina -- Durham 7
- Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Durham 7
- Women -- Societies and clubs 7
- Durham (N.C.) -- Politics and government 5
- Elementary schools -- North Carolina -- Durham 5
- Women -- North Carolina -- Durham 5
- Clubs -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History 4
- Community organization -- North Carolina -- Durham 4
- County government -- North Carolina -- Durham -- History 4
- Durham County (N.C.) -- History 4
- Political campaigns -- North Carolina 4
- World War, 1939-1945 4
- African Americans -- Segregation 3
- City planning -- North Carolina -- Durham 3 + ∧ less
- Carr, Julian Shakespeare 2
- Durham Hosiery Mills (Durham, N.C.) 2
- Gulley, Wib 2
- Oak Grove Elementary School 2
- People's Alliance PAC (Durham, N.C.) 2
- Preservation Durham (Organization) 2
- Regulator Bookshop (Durham, N.C.) 2
- Salim, Yusuf, 1929-2008 2
- Schewel, Stephen Matthew, 1951- 2
- Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) 2
- Watts Hospital (Durham, N.C.) 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
- Choral Society of Durham 1
- Cranford, H. C. (Henry Clay), 1920-2004 1
- Crovitz, Elaine 1
- Debutante Ball Society of Durham (N.C.) 1
- Delta Kappa Gamma Society International 1 + ∧ less