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Durham County (N.C.) -- History

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Jean Bradley Anderson papers

Identifier: NCC-0002
Abstract The Jean Bradley Anderson Papers span the years 1934-2012, with most of the material dating between 1964 and 2012. The collection consists of correspondence, research notes, copies of original manuscript material and secondary sources, photographs, clippings, print material, oral histories, and ephemera. The bulk of the collection is made up of extensive material related to the research, writing, and publication of various published works, including both editions of Durham...
Dates: 1934-2012, undated; Majority of material found within 1964 - 2012

Colclough, Bragg, and Carpenter families papers

Identifier: NCC-0019
Scope and Contents Colclough, Bragg, and Carpenter families papers consists of account ledgers, receipts, debt agreements, and deeds of the Bragg and Colclough (also spelled Coakley or Colcough) families. The materials date back to 1825 and span 100 years of the families' financial transactions in the Oak Grove area of Wake County (which later became a part of Durham County), and later the Fish Dam area of Durham County. Most of the materials in the collection are from two people, Mary Colclough and Thomas...
Dates: 1825-1965, undated

Walter Cheek Newton papers

Identifier: NCC-0125
Scope and Contents

The Walter Cheek Newton Papers consist of correspondence, receipts, tax records, family deeds, and estate records. The collection also holds the army records and photographs of Walter Cheek Newton, Jr.

Dates: 1875 - 1951; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1937

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association records

Identifier: NCC-0130
Scope and Contents

The collection documents the association’s neighborhood advocacy and public outreach efforts, particularly the development of its resource-rich website. Research files about the neighborhood and its historic buildings, businesses, and families are also included. Photographs document the neighborhood’s buildings and natural areas, as well as the organization’s activities.

Dates: 1996-2002, undated

Orange County account ledger and other materials

Identifier: NCC-0131
Scope and Contents The ledger book was found by the donor in a locked filing cabinet in a shed on their property off Latta Road in Durham. The ledger details accounts of residents of what was Orange County at the time and includes many well known early Durham families such as the Lattas, Rigsbees, Mangums, Holloways, and Leighs. In addition to the ledger, several materials relating to the public school in Fish Dam in 1897 were found tucked within the pages of the book.The collection consists of a...
Dates: 1812 - 1821; 1896 - 1897; 1910

Women’s Clubs of Durham collection

Identifier: NCC-0198
Scope and Contents This artificial collection gathers together documentation of various women’s clubs of Durham. The documentation is primarily composed of programs detailing a club’s annual course of study. Many of the programs contain membership rosters, including information on club leadership. The clubs represented include: the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Canterbury Club, the Durham Garden Club, the Eclectic Club, the Pierian Club, the Reviewers Club, the Symposium Club, the Tourist Club,...
Dates: 1907 - 1965