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Durham (N.C.) -- Politics and government

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Durham City-County Charter Commission Records

Identifier: NCC-0035
Scope and Contents

This collection includes reports, clippings, drafts and committee materials describing the work of the Durham City-County Charter Commission, 1971-1974.

Dates: 1969 - 1974

Durham City-County Unification Records

Identifier: NCC-0038
Dates: 1956 - 1961

Sylvia Kerckhoff papers

Identifier: NCC-0102
Scope and Contents

Materials within the Sylvia Kerckhoff papers include correspondence, résumés, contracts, certificates, proclamations, reports, newspaper clippings, and photographs. Materials relate to her time as mayor and document her activity with the North Carolina League of Women Voters and with the Cooperative School for Pregnant Girls. Material extends into Kerckhoff’s retirement after the end of her second term as mayor.

Dates: 1928; 1962 - 2010

William H. Murdock papers

Identifier: NCC-0120
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials related to the World War II service and legal career of U.S. Attorney William H. Murdock of Durham. Materials include correspondences, and certificates signed by U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon. Noteworthy correspondence includes those from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and other prominent political figures. The collection also includes the pen used by President Kennedy to sign Murdock’s commission in 1961 and a...
Dates: 1944 - 1982; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1969

E. S. Swindell papers

 Collection — Box 10 - Small Collections, Folder: 12, Folder: 1
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: 1954 - 1979