This History of Public Library Service in Durham, 1897-1997 by Jessica Harland-Jacobs




Durham County Library Archives, Durham County Library, Durham, NC.

Scrapbooks: No. 1, 1897-1937; No. 2, 1938-65; NO. 3, 1966-70; No. 4, 1971-75; No. 5, 1976-78; No. 6, 1978-82; No. 7, 1982-87; No. 8, 1987-96.

Board meeting minutes, Lady Managers (1869-1909) and Trustees (1911-80).

Correspondence: Board of Trustees, ALA, County of Durham, City of Durham.


Various files.

Photographic collection.

Stanford L. Warren Branch Archives, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, Durham, NC.

Board of Trustees, Meeting Minutes, 1923-1966.

Staff Minutes, 1956-1960.

Monthly Reports, 1938-1948.

Photographic collection.

Duke University Archives, Durham, NC.

Lillian Baker Griggs Papers.

Town of Durham Records.

Book G, 12/4/1894-3/21/1898.


Annual Reports: Durham Public Library and Durham County Library.

Emerson Greenaway, Library Service in Durham--A Look to the Future (Durham, 1963).

Staff of the Durham County Library, The Durham County Library and Its Community (Durham, 1979).

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library Study Report and Recommendations Durham, 1984).

A Plan for Service (Durham, 1989).

Newspapers and Journals

Durham Globe.

Durham Recorder.

Morning Herald (Durham).

Durham Sun.

North Carolina Library Bulletin, 1913-1927.


Oral Histories and Presentations

Dale Gaddis, Oral History, 20 October 1997.

Constance and Charles Watts, Oral History, 28 October 1997.

Betty Clark, Selena Warren Wheeler, and Anne Berkley, presentations to the Historic Preservation Society, Durham, NC, 1987.

Sydney Nathans, The Lowdown on Uplift: Public Libraries and Democratic Culture, 1890-1920, paper presented at the Linder Humanities Lecture Series, Durham County Library, 16 September 1997.

Jan Radway, Books as 'Equipment for Living': Libraries, Book Clubs, and the Promotion of Reading in the Inter-war Years, paper presented at the Linder Humanities Lecture Series, Durham County Library, 23 September 1997.

Books, Articles, and Theses

Anders, Mary Edna. The Development of Public Library Service in the Southeastern States, 1895-1950. (Ph. D. diss., Columbia University, 1958).

Anderson, Jean Bradley. Durham County. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990).

Andrews, R. McCants. John Merrick: A Biographical Sketch. (Durham: Seeman Printery, 1920).

Bobinski, George S. Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. (Chicago: American Library Association, 1969).

Boyd, William K. The Story of Durham: City of the New South.(Durham: Duke University Press, 1925).

Franklin, John Hope, and Alfred A. Moss, Jr. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947).

High, Walter M. A History of the Durham Public Library, 1895-1940. (Master's thesis, University of North Carolina, 1976).

Jones, Beverly Washington. Stanford L. Warren Branch Library: 77 Years of Public Service. (Durham: Durham County Library, 1990).

Martin, Robert Sidney (ed). Carnegie Denied: Communities Rejecting Carnegie Library Construction Grants, 1898-1925. (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993).

McCoy, Earnestine. A Historical Study of Stanford L. Warren Branch of the Durham Public Library (1955 through 1990). (Master's thesis, North Carolina Central University, 1994).

Nathans, Sydney. The Quest for Progress: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1879-1920. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983).

Powell, William S. North Carolina Through Four Centuries. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989).

Scott, Anne Firor. Women and Libraries, in Donald G. Davis (ed), Libraries, Books & Culture. (Austin: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1986).

A Sister Institution Begins its Second Half Century of Progress. The Whetstone: Field and Home Office Magazine of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company 41 (1964): 2-9.

Valentine, Patrick M. The Spread of Public Libraries: The Community of the Book in North Carolina, 1900-1960. North Carolina Libraries 54 (September 1996): 113-121.

-----. Steel, Cotton, and Tobacco: Philanthropy and Public Libraries in North Carolina, 1900-1940. Libraries & Culture 31 (March 1996): 272-298.

Webb, Mena. Jule Carr: General without in Army. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

Wilson, Emily Herring. Hope and Dignity: Older Black Women of the South. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983).

Young, Betty I. Lillian Baker Griggs: Pioneer Librarian. The Durham Record 1 (1983): 26-52.

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