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Papers of Local Individuals & Organizations

The North Carolina Collection houses an ever-growing collection of Durham-related manuscripts as well as the library archives. This alphabetical list links to descriptions of these materials.  To view an item in the manuscript collection, contact North Carolina Collection librarian Lynn Richardson at 919-560-0171 or for an appointment.

P – Q – RSTU – V – W – X – Y – Z


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Collection

Jean Bradley Anderson Papers


Henry Bane Papers

Sadie Blacknall Papers

Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger

John “Jack” P. Bond, III Papers

Lila Markham Brogden Collection

Bus Brown Collection

R. Kelly Bryant Papers and Obituary Collection

George W. Burch Family Papers


Howard Clement III Papers

E’Vonne Coleman Papers

Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Files

Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to Expressway Extension (1979-1980)

Stephen M. Cruse Papers


Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball Collection

Lois DeLoatch Papers

Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Records

Duke Protest Clippings

Durham Centennial Scrapbook

Durham Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Durham City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations Collection

Durham City-County Charter Commission Records

Durham City-County Unification Records

Durham City Market Stall Renters’ Bonds

Durham Council of Garden Clubs Collection

Durham Council on Alcoholism Records

Durham County Department of Health Scrapbook

Durham County Government Slides and Photographs

Durham County Library Archives

Durham County Library Association

Durham High School Class of 1906 Papers

Durham High School Class of 1916 Papers

Durham High School Reunion 1931

Durham Historical Materials – Miscellaneous

Durham Merchants’ Association Scrapbook

Durham Morning Herald and Durham Sun Special Editions

Durham-Orange County Medical Auxiliary Records

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Papers

Durham People’s Alliance Records

Durham Schools Collection

Durham Urban Renewal Records

Durham Voters Alliance Records


East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Collection

Wells Eddleman Papers


Friday Morning Music Study Club Records

Friends of the Durham Library Records

Friends of West Point Records

Fuller School PTA Scrapbooks [1899-1959]


Saundra Gooch Scrapbook

Gorman Family Collection

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Records

Ernie Greup Collection


Halcyon Club Records

Becky Heron Papers

History of the Arts in Durham Records

Judy Hogan Papers

Irwin Holmes Papers

Hope Valley Country Club Collection


Sylvia Kerckhoff Papers

King’s Daughters – Sara Barker Circle Records

King’s Daughters – Sheltering Home Circle Records


William Lee Papers

LGBTQ Collection


Shirley Jones Mallard Genealogical Papers

A.B. Markham Land Grant and Genealogy Correspondence and Notebooks

Mayor Charles Markham Collection

Emily Norwood Michie Papers

William H. Murdock Papers


National Council of Negro Women – Durham Section Records

Negro Braille Magazine Records

Neighborhood Housing Services of Durham Papers

Dallas W. Newsom and Dorothy Newsom Rankin Collection

North Carolina Authors Scrapbooks


Old North Durham Architecture Slides

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association

Louis Orr Etchings


Parker Family Papers

Pearl Cotton Mills Records

Norman Pendergraft Papers

Pleasant Pickett Papers

Moody B. Pope Family Papers, 1907-1991

Dr. Benjamin E. Powell Collection

Helen D. Pratt Papers

The PRIDE of Durham Papers

George Pyne Papers

Milo Pyne Papers


Grace Parham Rhodes Photograph Collection

Maude Rogers Collection

Ruffin Family Papers

Hildegard Ryals Collection


Evelyn Schmidt Papers

Small Manuscripts Collection

Charles W. Smith Property Appraisals Collection

Southern Conservatory of Music

Sprinkle-Stanley Architectural Drawings

Alvis Hatchett Stokes Papers

The Study Club Collection


Tax Notebook

Lela Stone Taylor Papers

Nathan Thomas Collection

Clinton W. Toms Scrapbook

Tuesday Morning Study Group Records

Twaddell Music School Collection


United Daughters of the Confederacy–Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks

United Fund Collection

Up-To-Date Club Collection

USO Club Scrapbook


Walk and Talk Club Records

Mamie Dowd Walker Scrapbook

Thomas Whaley Papers

Women’s Clubs of Durham Collection