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Guide to the Durham County (N.C.) papers, circa 1895-1980s

Abstract

Durham county is a county in northeast central North Carolina. The county was formed in 1881. Collection materials are predominantly arranged in chronological order beginning in 1870. Within the chronology, decades are broken down by subject. Subjects include: activism, art, business, churches, clubs, courts, education, landmarks, minorities, politics, public works, publications, senior citizens, the Watts Hospital, women, YMCA/YWCA. Subject folders contain miscellaneous manuscripts and printed materials, including numerous leaflets, booklets, pamphlets, and maps.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Durham County (N.C.) papers
Creator
Durham County (N.C.).
Extent
12.5 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection materials are predominately arranged in chronological order beginning in 1870. Within the chronology, decades are broken down by subject. Subjects include: activism, art, business, churches, clubs, courts, education, landmarks, minorities, politics, public works, publications, senior citizens, the Watts Hospital, women, YMCA/YWCA. Subject folders contain miscellaneous manuscripts and printed materials, including numerous leaflets, booklets, pamphlets, and maps. Collection is heavy in Durham Arts Council and related Durham-area arts publications and materials, workers' rights campaigns and African American political mobility. Some parts of the collection are unprocessed or minimally processed. Finding aid represents present ordering of folders, box labels, and box order.

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Contents of the Collection

Parades, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Performing Arts, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Durham Country Club, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Up-To-Date Club, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Women, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Churches, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Business, 1895-1910s
Box 1
General, 1895-1910s
Box 1
1900s, circa 1895-1910s
Box 1
Schools, 1895-1910s
Box 1
Historic Sites and Buildings, 1870s-1890s
Box 2
19th Century papers, 1870s-1890s
Box 3
Proceedings of Central Prohibition Club of Durham, 1886-1892
Box 3
First Annual Report of Watts Hospital, 1895
Box 3
General, 1920s
Box 4
Assessments, 1920s
Box 4
Business, 1920s
Box 4
Churches, 1920s
Box 4
Durham Morning Herald, 1920s
Box 4
Blackwell Literary Society Roll Book, 1923-1926
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1920s
Box 5
Southern Conservatory of Music, 1920s
Box 5
Schools, 1920s
Box 5
Telephone Directory, 1920s
Box 5
YMCA, 1920s
Box 5
Maplewood Cemetary, 1920s
Box 5
Performing Arts, 1920s
Box 5
Watts Hospital, 1920s
Box 5
Watts High Lights, Vol. 8, 1936-1937
Box 6
Schools, 1930s
Box 6
Churches, 1930s
Box 6
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1930s
Box 6
Government, 1930s
Box 6
Library, 1930s
Box 6
Juvenille Court, 1930s
Box 6
General, 1930s
Box 6
United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1930s
Box 6
Women's Club, 1930s
Box 6
YMCA, 1930s
Box 6
Miscellaneous, 1930s
Box 6
Deeds, 1930s
Box 6
American Legion, 1930s
Box 6
Chamber of Commerce, 1930s
Box 6
Business, 1940s
Box 7
U.S.S. Durham, 1940s
Box 7
Tourist Club, 1940s
Box 7
Politics, 1940s
Box 7
World War II Homefront Effort, 1940s
Box 7
Miscellaneous, 1940s
Box 7
Schools, 1940s
Box 7
Kiwanis Club, 1940s
Box 7
General, 1940s
Box 7
Churches, 1940s
Box 7
Centennial, 1950s
Box 8
General, 1950s
Box 8
Railroads, 1950s
Box 8
Allied Arts, 1950s
Box 8
Kiwanis, 1950s
Box 8
Community Chest, 1950s
Box 8
Business, 1950s
Box 8
Performing Arts, 1950s
Box 8
Churches, 1950s
Box 8
Research Triangle, 1950s
Box 8
Rotary Club, 1950s
Box 8
Schools, 1950s
Box 8
Allied Arts, 1960s
Box 9
American Association of University Women, 1960s
Box 9
Business, 1960s
Box 9
Charities, 1960s
Box 9
Churches, 1960s
Box 9
Department of Public Welfare, 1960s
Box 9
Minorities, 1960s
Box 10
Libraries, 1960s
Box 10
League of Women Voters, 1960s
Box 10
Hospitals, 1960s
Box 10
Durham Liberal Alliance, 1960s
Box 10
General, 1960s
Box 10
Durham Alliance, 1960s
Box 10
Council on Human Relations, 1960s
Box 10
Durham County Citizens' Council, 1960s
Box 10
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 10
Miscellaneous, 1960s
Box 11
Inauguration of Dr. Samuel Proctor Massey, Jr., 1964
Box 11
North Carolina College at Durham, 1960s
Box 11
Operation Breakthrough, 1960s
Box 11
North Carolina "Anvil", 1960s
Box 11
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1960s
Box 11
Performing Arts, 1960s
Box 12
Red Cross, 1960s
Box 12
Politics, 1960s
Box 12
Research Triangle, 1960s
Box 12
Rotary Club, 1960s
Box 12
Schools, 1960s
Box 12
Senior Citizens, 1960s
Box 12
Taxes, 1960s
Box 12
Unions, 1960s
Box 12
United Organization for Community Improvements, 1960s
Box 12
YMCA/YWCA, 1960s
Box 12
"The Action", 1970s
Box 13
Allied Arts/Durham Arts Council, 1970s
Box 13
Durham Allied Arts Calendar of Events, 1970s
Box 13
Animal Protection Society, 1970s
Box 13
"Arterie", 1970s
Box 14
Bicentennial (United States), 1970s
Box 14
Business, 1970s
Box 14
Durham Hotel-Motel, 1970s
Box 15
Charities, 1970s
Box 15
Churches, 1970s
Box 15
Consolidated Government, 1970s
Box 15
Courts, 1970s
Box 15
General, 1970s
Box 15
Durham Arts Council, 1970s
Box 15
Durham Voters Alliance, 1970s
Box 16
Durham Women's Club, 1970s
Box 16
Edgemont Community Center, 1970s
Box 16
Eno River Association, 1970s
Box 16
Hospitals, 1970s
Box 17
Minorities, 1970s
Box 17
Museums, 1970s
Box 17
Miscellaneous, 1970s
Box 17
Masons, 1970s
Box 17
Libraries, 1970s
Box 17
"Joe's Bozart", 1970s
Box 17
Housing, 1970s
Box 17
North Carolina Public Interest Research Group (NC PIRG), 1970s
Box 18
Neighborhoods, 1970s
Box 18
North Carolina Anvil, 1970s
Box 18
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1970s
Box 18
Operation Breakthrough, 1970s
Box 18
Orange Preservation Society, 1970s
Box 18
Performing Arts, 1970s
Box 18
Politics, 1970s
Box 18
Political Action in Christ (PAX), 1970s
Box 18
Real Estate, 1970s
Box 18
Research Triangle, 1970s
Box 19
Roads and Highways, 1970s
Box 19
Schools, 1970s
Box 19
Senior Citizens, 1970s
Box 19
Stagville Preservation Center, 1970s
Box 19
Taxes and Budgets, 1970s
Box 19
Trinity Park, 1970s
Box 19
Unions, 1970s
Box 19
United Way, 1970s
Box 19
Vietnam War, 1970s
Box 19
YMCA/YWCA, 1970s
Box 19
Business, 1980s
Box 20
Carolina Action/ACORN, 1980s
Box 20
Carolina Theater, 1980s
Box 20
County Centennial, 1980s
Box 20
Papers, unidentified and undated, 1920-1989 and undated
Box 21
"Durham Report", 1985
Box 22
Durham Public Relations Book, 1981
Box 22
"Inventory of Edgemont and East Durham Early Textile Mill Villages", 1980
Box 22
Eno River Calendar, 1984
Box 22
"Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People: 50th Anniversary" Program, 1985
Box 22
Durham Arts Council, 1980s
Box 22
General, 1980s
Box 22
Voters' Alliance, 1980s
Box 22
Women's Club, 1980s
Box 22
Eno River Association, 1980s
Box 22
Hospitals, 1980s
Box 22
Libraries, 1980s
Box 22
Museums, 1980s
Box 22
Brightleaf District Advertisements, 1996
Box 23
Neighborhoods, 1980s
Box 23
People's Alliance Fund, Inc., 1980s
Box 23
Performing Arts, 1980s
Box 23
United Way, 1980s
Box 23
Tourists' Club, 1980s
Box 23
Senior Citizens, 1980s
Box 23
Schools, 1980s
Box 23
Politics, 1980s
Box 23
Woman's Club, 1980s
Box 23
YMCA/YWCA, 1980s
Box 23
Eno River Calendars, 1972-1980
Box 24
Historical Preservation Society, undated
Box 24
Durham Morning Herald, Centennial Edition, April 26, 1953
Box 25

Historical Note

Durham county is a county in northeast central North Carolina. The county was formed in 1881.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Durham County (N.C.) papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Durham County (N.C.) records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in multiple accessions starting in 1937.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff