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Historic buildings -- North Carolina -- Durham

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Blake photographs

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0007
Scope and Contents

This collection includes over 1,000 photographs taken by Blake between 1945 and 1998 for inspiration for his drawings and paintings. Most of the photographs are black and white and feature rural scenes in Durham County, particularly tobacco barns in various stages of decay. There are also photographs of locations around downtown Durham, as well as images of tobacco being harvested, prepared for curing, and sold at the Liberty Warehouse auctions.

Dates: 1944-2001, undated

Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph Few papers

 Collection
Identifier: NCC-0078
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings and ephemera from members of the Few family, primarily Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph (Ran) Reamey Few, with some items from Kendrick Few. The materials document some of Mary's activities in Durham, Ran's education and career, and the real estate development projects undertaken by Mary, Ran, and Kendrick. The correspondence is primarily among Mary, Ran, and Ken about real estate matters, with some personal letters, as well....
Dates: 1911 - 2016

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

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

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