Durham County Library Archives

Title: Durham County Public Library Archives
Inclusive Dates: 1897-present[?]
Extent of Materials: 33 grey boxes; 2 tan boxes; 2 photograph albums.
Location: boxes on back wall; large items in cupboard no. 10.
Donor: Durham County Public Library
Description: Manuscripts, newspaper articles, and other paper records are contained in 33 gray boxes (1-33). These are organized by department/function. Photographs and slides are housed separately. Slides are contained in two tan boxes (A, B). Photographs are located in two green albums.
Subject Headings: Durham County Public Library.
Libraries – North Carolina.
Scope and Content: The archives contain materials related to the existence of the public library in Durham, North Carolina. The materials date from 1897, a year before the first public library in the state opened in Durham, to the present. Much of the material is from the more recent past, with the bulk between 1960 and the present. Besides written materials, the archives also contain photos, slides, newspaper articles, and recordings.
Organization of Collection: Accession numbers, 4
Acquisitions, 18
Administration, 7-8
Administrative Grapevine, The, 8
Adult Services, 9
Aging Services, 12-13, see slides A2
Librarians, 8
Librarians, 8
Library Board, 23
Linder, George, 31, see slides B1
Main Library move (1980), 27-28, see slides
A5
Main Library, 8, see slides A1-A6
McDougald Terrace, 20, see slides B2
ALA, 24
Audio-Visual, 9
Automation Coordinator, 17
Awards, 33
Best of Friends, 29
BID, The, 15
Board of Lady Managers, 1
Board of Trustees, 1-2
Bond issues, 27
Book Selection Committee, 18
Bookmobile, 4, 14, see slides A1
Bragtown, 29, see slides B1
Branch services, 19, see slides B1-B5
Business reference, 15
Cataloging, 17-18
Children’s services, 10-11, see slides A2-A4
Circulation, 4, 11
City of Durham, 23
Collection development, 18
Community services, 12-14, see slides A4-A5
Construction of new library, see slides A4-A5
Crawford, Clara, 31
Department Heads, 8
Director, 8
Durham County, 23
Durham Tech, 31
Early Childhood Resource Project, 11, 35
Equipment inventories, 4
Extension services, 19
Financial, 5-6
Forest Hills, 20, see slides B1
Friends of the Library, 29
Great Plains Experience, 25, see slides A6
Greenaway, Emerson, 30
Herald Sun Library, 26
Historical items, 30-31
Insights, 9
NC State Library, 24-25
Negro Braille Magazine, 30
New Reference Books lists, 15
Newspaper articles, 22, 30-31
North Carolina Room, 16
North Durham, 21, see slides B2
Personnel, 8
Phillips, Ed, speech, 29
PhotoCarolina, 25
Play N Learn, see slides B4
Powell, Benjamin, 31
Project LIFT, 16
Public relations, 14
RECON, 18
Reference, 15
Salvation Army Boy’s Club, 20, see slides B3
Season’s Readings, 8
Sister City program, 33
Southwest, 20, see slides A1, A4, A6
Staff, 8, see slides A1, A4, A6
Staff Activity Committee, 8, see slides A6
Stanford L. Warren, 22, 23, 30, see slides B3, B4
Statistical reports, 3-4
Technical services, 17-18
Trustees, 2-3
Young Adult, 9
Container List: Box 1
Board of Lady Managers, 1896-1909
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1911-1920
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1921-1930
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1931-1940
[1941-1950 not included in original box list, was this a mistake?]
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1951-1960
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1961-1970
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1971-1980
Board of Trustees Correspondence, 1981-1990
Board of Trustees – Biography/Benjamin Powell
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1911-1920
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1921-1930
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1931-1940
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1941-1950
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1951-1960
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1961-1970 [65-66]
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1966
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1966-1968
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1968
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1969
Box 2
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1970-1971
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1972
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1973-1974
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1975-1977
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1978-1979
Board of Trustees Minutes, 1981-1990
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1911-1920
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1921-1930
Box 3
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1931-1940
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1941-1950
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1951-1960
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1961-1970
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1971-1980
Annual Statistical Reports to Trustees, 1981-1990
Statistical Reports (State), 1919-1978
Statistical Reports (State), 1919-1978
Statistical Reports (State), 1919-1978
Statistical Summaries, 1937-1966
Statistical Summaries for Schools, 1923-1942
Box 4
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
Bookmobile Circulation, 1922-1931
[I don’t know if they meant to put the same year or not]
Circulation Statistics, 1920-1930 (handwritten)
Registration Statistics, 1939-1965 (handwritten)
Film and ILL statistics, 1971-1979
Book, Periodical, and Newspaper statistics, 1970-1979
Accession Numbers, 1985-1989
Equipment Inventories, 1975-1983
Box 5
Audits, 1950-1958
Audits, 1959-1962
Audits, 1963-1965
Audits, 1966-1971
Audits, 1972-1976
Financial Reports, 1930-1959
Financial Reports, 1941-1958
Financial Reports, 1959-1962
Financial Reports, 1965-1977
Budgets, 1943-1963
Budgets, 1963-1967
Box 6
Budgets, 1967-1972
Budgets, 1972-1975
Budgets, 1976-1977
Budgets, 1977-1978
Budgets, 1978-1979
State and Federal Aid, 1942-1980
Annual Report Booklets, 1928-1950
Annual Report Booklets, post-1950
A Plan for Service 1990-95, 1990
Box 7
General Monthly Reports, 1972
General Monthly Reports, 1973
General Monthly Reports,1974
General Monthly Reports,1975
General Monthly Reports, 1976
General Monthly Reports, 1977
General Monthly Reports, 1978
General Monthly Reports, 1979
General Monthly Reports, 1980
Box 8
Department Head Meeting Minutes, 1972-1988
Professional Librarians Meeting Minutes, 1973-1977
Directory of NC Librarians, 1972-1979
General Staff Meeting Minutes, 1969-1989
Staff Memos, 1976-1984
Staff Activity Committee Newsletter, 1984-1987
Staff Activity Committee Notebook, 1984-1989
Staff Newsletter, The Administrative Grapevine, 1993-1994
Staff Publication, Season’s Reading’s, 1982-1993
Personnel/Staffing, 1962-1994
Box 9
Director’s Monthly Reports, 1986-1989
Director’s Yearly Reports, 1984
Assistant Director’s Yearly Reports, 1982-1990
Administrative Officer’s Yearly Reports, 1985-1987
Main Library Services Monthly Reports, 1987-1991
Main Library Services Yearly Reports, 1982-1991
Main Library Services Unit Head Meeting Minutes, 1988-1989
Main Library Services Policies/Memos
Main Library Services Miscellaneous
Box 10
Adult Services Monthly Repots, 1973-1980
Adult Services Minutes, 1975-1981
Young Adult Services Monthly Reports, 1975-1983
Young Adult Services Yearly Reports, 1982-1987
Young Adult Services Miscellaneous (including copies of Insights)
Audio-Visual Department Monthly Reports, 1977-1980
Audio-Visual Department Monthly Reports, 1981-1991
Audio-Visual Department Yearly Reports, 1982-1991
Audio-Visual Department Miscellaneous
Box 11
Children’s Services Monthly Reports, 1972-1975
Children’s Services Monthly Reports, 1975-1979
Children’s Services Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
Children’s Services Monthly Reports, 1980-1987
Children’s Services Yearly Reports, 1967-1991
Children’s Services Minutes, 1975-1979
Children’s Services Minutes, 1980-1986
Children’s Services Minutes, 1988-1990
Children’s Services Miscellaneous
Box 12
CS – Summer Reading Program, 1970-1986
CS – Early Childhood Resource Reports, 1976-1979
CS – Early Childhood Resource Program, 1972-1979
CS – Early Childhood Resource Program, 1980-1984
CS – 1986 study compiled by Kay Taylor
Circulation Department Monthly Reports, 1977-1989
Circulation Department Yearly Reports, 1982-1988
Circulation Department Minutes, 1983-1989
Circulation Department Miscellaneous
Box 13
Community Services Monthly Reports, 1982-1984
Community Services Monthly Reports, 1985-1987
Community Services Monthly Reports, 1988-1992
Community Services Yearly Reports, 1982-1991
Community Services Minutes, 1982-1991
Community Services Miscellaneous
CS – Aging Services Yearly Reports, 1981-1982
CS – Aging Services Grant Proposals, 1972-1990
CS – Aging Services Grant Proposals, 1972-1990
CS – Aging Services Miscellaneous
CS – Aging Services Monthly Reports, 1974-1983
Box 14
CS – Aging Services Yearly Reports, 1981-1982
CS – Aging Services Grant Proposals, 1972-1990
CS – Aging Services Grant Proposals, 1972-1990
CS – Aging Services Miscellaneous
CS – OASIS (Outreach) Monthly Reports, 1984-1987
CS – OASIS (Outreach) Monthly Reports, 1988-1992
CS – OASIS (Outreach) Yearly Reports, 1984-1987
CS – OASIS (Outreach) Miscellaneous
Box 15
CS – Public Relations Monthly Reports, 1987-1989
CS – Public Relations Monthly Reports, 1990-1992
CS – Public Relations Miscellaneous
Bookmobile Monthly Reports, 1975-1985
Bookmobile Monthly Reports, 1986-1991
Bookmobile Yearly Reports, 1980-1991
Bookmobile Miscellaneous (includes purchase of bookmobile)
Bookmobile – A Survey of NC Bookmobile Service by J. Abel
Box 16
Reference Department Monthly Reports, 1975-1987
Reference Department Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
Reference Department Yearly Reports, 1982-1991
Reference Department Minutes, 1983-1991
Reference Department Miscellaneous
Reference Department – New Reference Books Lists, 1977-1981
Reference Department – New Reference Books Lists, 1982-1987
Reference Department – New Reference Books Lists, 1988-1991
Business Reference Monthly Reports, 1981-1988
Business Reference Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
Business Reference Miscellaneous
Business Reference, The BID, 1983
Box 17
North Carolina Room Monthly Reports, 1980-1987
North Carolina Room Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
North Carolina Room Miscellaneous
Project LIFT Monthly Reports, 1979-1987
Project LIFT Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
Project LIFT Yearly Reports, 1983
Box 18
Technical Services (TS) Monthly Reports, 1975-1982
Technical Services Monthly Reports, 1984-1989
Technical Services Monthly Reports, 1990-1991
Technical Services Yearly Reports, 1972-1991
Technical Services Minutes, 1976-1989
Technical Services Minutes, 1990-1991
Technical Services Miscellaneous
Technical Services Procedural Manual, 1970
TS – Automation Coordinator Monthly Reports, 1989-1991
TS – Automation Coordinator, 1989-1990
TS – Cataloging Monthly Reports, 1983-1985
TS – Cataloging Monthly Reports, 1986-1987
Box 19
TS – Cataloging Monthly Reports, 1988-1989
TS – Cataloging Monthly Reports, 1990-1991
TS – Cataloging Yearly Reports, 1983-1990
TS – Cataloging Minutes, 1988-1989
TS – Cataloging Policies and Memos
TS – Acquisitions Monthly Reports, 1983-1987
TS – Acquisitions Monthly Reports, 1988-1991
TS – Acquisitions Yearly Reports, 1983-1990
TS – Acquisitions Minutes, 1988-1989
TS – Book Selection Committee, 1983-1989
TS – RECON Project Monthly Reports, 1983-1984
TS – RECON Project Monthly Reports, 1985-1989
TS – RECON Project Yearly Reports, 1983-1987
TS – RECON Project Miscellaneous
Box 20
Extension/Branch Services Monthly Reports, 1975-1979
Extension/Branch Services Monthly Reports, 1985-1991
Extension/Branch Services Yearly Reports, 1984-1991
Extension/Branch Services Development Reports, circa 1983
Extension/Branch Services Minutes, 1975-1986
Extension/Branch Services Minutes, 1988-1991
Extension/Branch Services Miscellaneous
Extension/Branch Services Pamphlets, 1970s-1980s
Box 21
Bragtown Monthly Reports, 1984-1991
Bragtown Monthly Reports, 1991-1992
Bragtown Yearly Reports, 1975, 1977-1990
Bragtown Miscellaneous
Forest Hills/Southwest Monthly Reports, 1977-1987
Forest Hills/Southwest Monthly Reports, 1990-1991
Forest Hills/Southwest Yearly Reports, 1981-1988
McDougald Terrace Monthly Reports, 1976-1980
McDougald Terrace Yearly Reports, 1978-1990
Salvation Army (SA) Monthly Reports, 1976-1981
Salvation Army Yearly Reports, 1973-1991
Salvation Army Miscellaneous
SA/McDougald Combined Monthly Report, 1984-1981
SA/McDougald Combined Yearly Report, 1984-1989
Box 22
North Durham Monthly Reports, 1979-1981
North Durham Monthly Reports, 1982-1983
North Durham Monthly Reports, 1984-1987
North Durham Monthly Reports, 1989-1991
North Durham Yearly Reports, 1980-1990
North Durham Minutes, 1991
North Durham Miscellaneous
Parkwood Monthly Reports, 1976-1983
Box 23
Parkwood Monthly Reports, 1984-1991
Parkwood Yearly Reports, 1982-1991
Parkwood Miscellaneous
Stanford L. Warren Monthly Reports, 1975-1983
Stanford L. Warren Monthly Reports, 1984-1987
Stanford L. Warren Yearly Reports, 1984-1990
Stanford L. Warren Minutes, 1980
Stanford L. Warren Miscellaneous
Stanford L. Warren pamphlets
Stanford L. Warren newspaper articles, 1983-1986
Stanford L. Warren Bradley Collection, 1958-1972
Stanford L. Warren Renovation Planning, 1983-1985
Box 24
Durham County Library (DCL) Board (members appointed), 1959-1986
Durham County correspondence, 1966-1972
Durham County Library Association, 1968-1981
Elections, Board of Durham County, 1975-1976
City of Durham correspondence, 1966-1973
City of Durham, Property Disposal Map
Social Security correspondence, 1956-1976
Proposals to combine school and public libraries, 1962-1978
Stanford L. Warren and DCL Merger, 1964-1968
Stanford L. Warren and DCL Merger, 1964-1968
Stanford L. Warren merger, Deeds
Box 25
American Libraries Association (ALA) correspondence, 1939-1978
North Carolina State Library, 1958-1978
North Carolina State Library, 1969-1972
North Carolina State Library, 1973-1976
North Carolina State Library Commissions Board
North Carolina State Library Grant Proposals, 1957-1968
North Carolina State Library Grant Proposals, 1971-1975
North Carolina State Library Advisory Council, 1973-1974
North Carolina State Library Miscellaneous
Box 26
North Carolina State Library Early Childhood Project, 1974-1980
North Carolina State Library Early Childhood Project, 1974-1980
North Carolina State Library Early Childhood Project, 1974-1980
North Carolina State Library Early Childhood Project, 1974-1980
PhotoCarolina, 1976-1981
Great Plains Experience Project Reports, 1981
Great Plains Experience Project Budget and Accounting, 1981
Great Plains Experience Project Miscellaneous
Box 27
Project – D.H. Lawrence Retrospective, 1980
Project – Bloomsbury, 1981
Project – The New Negro Renaissance, 1982
Project – The Lively Mind, 1982
Project – Folklore and Literature, 1982
Project – Measure of Humanity, 1982-1983
Project – Presidency and the People, 1983-1985
Project – DPA Teleconference, 1985
Project – South of Hester Street, 1987
Tree Planting, Durham Hassadah, 1987
Herald Sun Library/Durham News Index, 1988-1989
Box 28
First Proposed Bond Issue, 1966-1968
First Bond Elections
Board of Trustees Building Commission (including photographs)
Second Bond Issue, 1968-1972
Third Bond Issue, 1976-1978
Library Bond Issue, 1976
Special Library Committee, 1976
Special Library Committee Correspondence, 1976
Special Library Committee Minutes and Membership, 1976
Coalition in Action for a New DLC System, 1976
New Library – Newspaper articles and pamphlets
Box 29
Downtown Site Selection, 1967-1976
Speech Manuscript (site selection), Ed Phillips, circa 1970
Main Library, Building Program and Design, 1967-1976
Main Library, Planning and Construction, 1976-1980
Main Library, Architect’s Specifications, 1977
Main Library, Furniture and Equipment Specifications, 1978
Main Library Move, 1980
Main Library Dedication, 1980
Box 30
Friends of the Library, 1965-1986
Friends of the Library, 1965-1986
Friends of the Library, 1965-1986
Friends of the Library Best of Friends newsletter, 1982-1994
Friends of the Library Writers Series, 1984-1989
North Carolinians for Better Libraries, 1965-1969
Box 31
Library History (manuscript of a paper)
Article, A History of the Durham Public Library 1895-1940, 1977
Act to Incorporate, 1897
List of Materials, circa 1920
Kiwanis Club benefit for the Durham County Library truck, 1923
Employee Questionnaires, 1941; and circa 1965
Bank Passbooks, 1930-1945
Library Cards, 1942
Stanford L. Warren History, 1938-1955 (reports, measured drawings)
Stanford L. Warren History, 1958-1966 (budgets, audits)
Stanford L. Warren History – metal print
Negro Braille Magazine, 1969-1981
Carnegie Corporation Grants
House Bill #943, fire insurance, bonds, 1949-1957
Emerson Greenaway Study, 1961-1963
Box 32
Miscellaneous reports and studies, early
Miscellaneous reports and studies, 1960-1985
Technical Processes Reports, 1967-1968
Automation Reports, 1981-1984
Papers written about the Durham County Library
Newspaper articles about the Durham County Library, pre-1960
Newspaper articles about the Durham County Library, post-1960
Articles from NC Library Bulletin, 1916-1927
Early Miscellaneous (handwritten notes and other materials)
Miscellaneous
Durham Tech Internship Agreements, 1977-1984
Gifts and Memorials to the Durham County Library – policy
Benjamin Powell Biography
Clara Crawford, 1930s (articles about her and correspondence)
Linder Speech to Kiwanis, 1966
Recording of Linder Speech to Lion’s Club, 1971
Gaddis Speech manuscript, 1985
90th Anniversary of the Durham County Library
Box 33
Awards given to the Durham County Library, 1969-1989
Sister City Program, 1989-1990
Sister City Program, 1989-1990
SLEEVE 1 (Cabinet 13)
Large photograph of Clara Crawford
Durham County Library Archives Slide and Photograph List
Box A1
Library Interior, circa 1950
Patrons, 1960
Old Library interior and exterior, 1968-1974
Staff, 1970s
Staff Parties, 1973-1974
Staff Parties, 1975-1976
Bookmobile, 1975-1978
Box A2
Community Service – Oldham Towers, 1974-1978
Community Service – Aging, 1974-1978
Children’s Room, 1960s-1970s
Children’s Room, 1968-1973
Children’s Room, 1974
Children’s Room, 1974-1975
Children’s Room, 1976
Box A3
Children’s Room, 1977
Children’s Room, 1978-1979
Children’s Room, 1980-1982
Children’s Room, May 1981
Children’s Room, May 1981
Children’s Room, April 1982
Box A4
Children’s Room, 1984
Library Staff and interior, 1970s
Old Library interior, February 1980
Old Library interior, February 1980
Staff in Old Library, February 1980
Destruction of Old Annex, February 1977
Groundbreaking and Construction, 1977-1978
Box A5
Construction, 1978
Construction Completion, 1979-1980
During Move, February 1980
During Move, February 1980
Dedication, October 1980
New Main Library, 1980
New Library interior, 1980
Box A6
Miscellaneous Library Interior and Staff, 1980s
Miscellaneous Library Activities, 1980s
Great Plains Experience, October 1981
Inventory and Book Sale, 1981
All-American City Program, April 1983
SAC Picnic, July 1984
SAC Picnic, July 1984
Box B1
Pearl Hall’s 50th Anniversary, September 1984
Quiz Bowls, 1984-1985
Linder Portrait Unveiling, January 1985
Bragtown, 1970s-1980s
Forest Hills, 1970s
Box B2
John Avery B.C., 1970s
McDougald Terrace, 1974-1975
McDougald Terrace, 1976-1979
North Durham Opening, 1979
North Durham, 1979-1980s
Parkwood, 1975-1980s
Parkwood, 1980s
Box B3
Salvation Army B.C., 1970s
Salvation Army B.C., 1973
Stanford L. Warren, 1968
Stanford L. Warren, 1970s
School Visits to Stanford L. Warren, 1970s
Stanford L. Warren Facilities and Staff, 1970s
Children at Stanford L. Warren, 1970s
Box B4
Children at Stanford L. Warren, 1970s
Stanford L. Warren Activities, 1973-1974
Stanford L. Warren Activities, 1975-1976
Stanford L. Warren Activities, 1977-1978
Play N Learn – Stanford L. Warren, 1968-1980
Play N Learn – Stanford L. Warren, 1974
Play N Learn – Stanford L. Warren, 1976