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Durham (N.C.) -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

George W. Burch family papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0015
Abstract

A small collection of school-related records and Methodist newspapers from the George W. Burch family of Durham.

Dates: 1884 - 1899

Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0029
Scope and Contents The collection contains programs of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Durham Alumnae Chapter's "Jabberwock," an annual debutante ball and talent showcase in which the winning contestant is crowned Jabberwock Queen. The event celebrates elegance and scholarship and provides a platform for the Chapter to thank its contributors and members. Each program contains a brief history of the sorority, a list of members and patrons, profiles of the contestants, and notes of congratulations and...
Dates: 1953 - 2017

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

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

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

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

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