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Durham (N.C.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin N. Duke calling card

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0253
Scope and Contents

Benjamin N. Duke's calling card is the lone item in the collection and exemplifies one category of stationery a wealthy American used to announce their presence, record a visit, request a meeting, or accompany a gift.

Dates: ca. 1890s

Duke Power Company bus tokens

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0256
Scope and Contents

Two metal tokens inscribed with the Duke Power Company logo and a letter from their donor form the collection.

Dates: 1941 - 1980

Durham Centennial scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0032
Scope and Contents

The Durham Centennial 1953 Scrapbook, spanning from February 9, 1952 to March 2, 1955, includes newspaper clippings, a program and schedule of events, memorabilia, and meeting minutes from the Durham Centennial and Historical Commission. The celebration occurred April 26 through May 2, 1953 and included parades, a ball, performances, agricultural displays, and various other events.

Dates: 1952 - 1955

Durham Civic Association membership application card

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 County Extension Service Photograph Collection

 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: https://dur.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=Durham+County+Extension+Services&te=ASSET

Dates: 1920 - 1965

Eugene Morehead memorial address

 Collection
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

Laura Valinda Watts memorial program

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0261
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: ca. 1915

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

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

Thomas Watson Poe 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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