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History of the Arts in Durham Records

Title: History of the Arts in Durham records
Inclusive Dates: 1905-2008, bulk 2001-2008
Extent of Materials: 4 Hollinger boxes
Location: Shelf 30-31
Date of Accession: 2012
Donor: Jane Goodridge for Preservation Durham
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR Copies of the book Brighter Leaves: Celebrating the Arts in Durham, for which these materials were compiled, are held in the North Carolina Collection.
Processor: Cale McCammon
Finding aid updated: 10/2/13
Subject Headings: Arts–North Carolina–Durham.
Performing arts–North Carolina–Durham.
Architecture–North Carolina–Durham.
Community development–North Carolina–Durham.
Cultural property–North Carolina–Durham.
Scope and Content: The collection contains committee and executive board materials, financial documents, interviews, permission information regarding the use of photos, email correspondence, and drafts relating to the writing and publication of Brighter Leaves: Celebrating the Arts in Durham, North Carolina. These materials indicate the sources of funding and how the project was organized, as well as the overall editing and research process behind the book’s publication. Because the North Carolina Collection contains a copy of the published book, only those drafts that differ significantly from the final version were retained. The documents relating to the use of photographs, which include photocopies of the photographs themselves, were received as compilations in large binders, and their original labels and order were retained. Many of the labels in the arrangement reflect the structure of the book, which revolves around broad topics–namely beginnings, institutions, architecture, crafts, dance, music, theater, and the visual arts.
Related Materials: Book: Brighter Leaves: Celebrating the Arts in Durham
Restrictions: Folder 3, labeled “Crafts,” of Box 1 is restricted from the public at the request of the author, Margaret Pepper Fluke.
Biographical/Historical Note: Referred to as the HAD Project or simply as Arts in Durham, the History of the Arts in Durham project was initiated under Patrick D. Kenan’s leadership with sponsorship from the Historic Preservation of Society in Durham in order to celebrate Durham arts and culture. When Kenan died in 2002, his friends and colleagues continued the project and dedicated it to his memory. Among the members of the executive board were Jean Anderson, author of Durham County: A History of Durham, North Carolina. The resulting book, Brighter Leaves, was published in 2008 and includes essays on architecture, crafts, dance, music, theater, and visual art from such writers as Jean Anderson, Jim Wise, Margaret Pepper Fluke, Linda Belans, Nonna Skumanich, Randolph Umberger, and Kate Dobbs Ariail.
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection: 1. Drafts and related correspondence
2. Permission documents relating to the use of photos
3. Organizational records
4. Audiovisual and digital materials
Container List
Box 1
1. Book Cover 2001-2005
2. Book Outline 2002-2003
3. Arts Institutions 2004
4. Architecture 2004
5. Crafts – RESTRICTED 2004-2007
6. Dance 2002-2006
7. Interviews 2001-2006
Transcripts and manuscript draft derived from interviews with Keith and Brenda Brodie, Thomas S. Kenan, III, E’Vonne Coleman, Ella Fountain Pratt, Jim and Mary Semans, and Kate Dobbs Ariail.
8. Music 2003-2006
9. Theater 2003-2006
10. Visual Arts 2002-2007
Box 2 Dates reflect both the original dates of the copied photographs and the creation of the TIFFs themselves. Each folder contains photocopies of images that were considered or used in the book.
1. .tif Image Photocopy Index
2. Permission Information 2005-2008
3. Beginnings 1905-2007
4. Institutions 1940-2007
6. Architecture 1910-2007
6. Crafts 1970-2007
7. Dance 1970-2007
8. Music 1910-2007
9. Theater 1926-2007
10. Visual Arts 1965-2007
11. Color Insert 1971-2008
Box 3
1. Budgets 2002-2005
2. Correspondence 2002-2006
Includes correspondence between board members, BW&A Books, and documents related to editing and printing.
3. A Directory of Durham’s Assets in the Arts 1965
Photocopy of the publication.
4. Durham Arts Council grant application 2002-2004
5. Durham County Main Library program on the arts in Durham 2008
6. Executive board minutes and agendas 2001-2005
7. Finance committee meeting report 2002
8. Financial reports 2003-2005
9. Fundraising 2001-2003
10. Grants committee reports 2003
11. Guidelines, procedures, instructions 2001-2005
12. Historic Preservation Society of Durham sponsorship 1996-2003
13. Newspaper articles 2002, 2008
14. Project manager job description 2002
15. Triangle Community Foundation application 2003
16. Writers agreements 2003-2005
Box 4
1. Images
4 CDs, each including photos that appear to have been used for the book’s publication. Dates reflect the creation of the files themselves, not the creation of the original photographs.
1.1 Image Database [Originally labeled “Book MS Jan 08″] 2007
1 PDF with 210 pages, each with a photo. Accompanied by a spreadsheet that describes each one.
1.2 Images from J. Kenan 2007
15 jpegs, 1 bitmap, 1 gif, 3 tiffs
1.3 Images from Jean Anderson 2007
10 tiffs, most of which appear in the book alongside Anderson’s article on the beginnings of the arts in Durham.
1.4 Other images [Originally labeled “DHPA July’07”] 2007
5 tiffs relating to the beginnings of the arts in Durham, theater, and music.
2. Keith and Brenda Brodie Interview cassette tapes 2003
2 cassette tapes labeled 6/11/03
3. Keith and Brenda Brodie Interview minidiscs 2003
2 minidiscs labeled 6/11/03
4. Organizational Files 2005
Contains financial reports, executive board minutes and agendas, and other files relating to the project’s organization.
4.1 Files as of 2/23/05
4.2 Files as of 8/10/05


Updated October 2, 2013.