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Durham County Library Archives

Title:Durham County Library Archives
Inclusive Dates:1893 - 2013 and ongoing
Extent of Materials:Approximately 75 linear feet
Location:Shelves 51-77; large items in cupboard 10
Date of Accession:ongoing
Donor:Durham County Library
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR
Processor:Joshua Larkin-Rowley
Description:
Subject Headings:Durham County (N.C.) Library -- History.
Public Libraries – North Carolina -- Durham County -- History.
Abstract: 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.
Scope and Content:Durham County Library Archives
The archives of the Durham County Library are arranged into nine series: General Files, Benjamin Powell Papers, Administrative Files, Library Outreach, Historical Material, Ledgers, Scrapbooks, Audiovisual Material, and Photographs.

The General Files series, 1916 – 2008 and undated, contains published annual reports of the library system and numerous studies conducted on various aspects of library operations such as automation, technology support, community service, and access. The series also contains files relating to several local and state organizations including the Durham Library Foundation, the Friends of the Durham County Library, the North Carolina Humanities Council, and the State Library of North Carolina. In addition, the series contains several folders of clippings documenting the library in the news, various awards, certificates, and plaques given to the library in recognition of service to the community, and documents relating to library controversies such as the Gay Pride Week display.

The Benjamin Powell Papers series contains material documenting the service of Dr. Benjamin Powell, former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Durham County Library, and includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, speeches, and budget material. The Powell Papers range in date from 1930 – 1974.

The Administrative Files series composes the majority of the archive, documenting the scope of library operations from its earliest years to the present, ranging in date from 1911 – 2009 with some undated material. This series is divided into eight subseries: Board of Trustees, Committees, Directors Files, Departmental Files, Facilities Files, Statistics, Personnel Files, and Publicity Binders. The Board of Trustees subseries, with a date range of 1911 – 2006, contains correspondence concerning appointments, term extensions, various financial matters and building proposals; rosters and by-laws; as well as reports issued by numerous committees including the Building Committee, the Committee on Facilities and Standards, and the Marketing and Development Committee. The Committees subseries, 1968 – 2005, contains material relating to the activities of various library committees, task forces, and associations including Library Council, the Staff Activities Committee, the Planning Task Force, and the Information Services Advisory Committee, among others. The Directors Files subseries, 1943 – 2006, contains materials relating to the automation of the library's catalog including feasibility studies, funding, corporate bids, and communication with library staff. The subseries also contains material on budgets, bond issues relating to the new main library building, various federal grant opportunities including Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) and Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, reports, and subject files. There is also a small section of Dale Gaddis speeches and correspondence. Departmental Files are arranged alphabetically by department and range in date from 1967 – 2007. The sub-series contains reports--annual and monthly, meeting minutes, correspondence, and policies and memoranda from departments across the library including research and reference services, technical services, outreach, and branch services. The Facilities Files subseries ranges from 1969 – 2008, documenting the operations of the various regional and branch libraries that compose the Durham County Library System. The subseries contains reports, budgets, and meeting minutes; materials relating to renovation and constructions projects such as the construction of East and South Regional, renovations to the Main Library, and the 1985 and 2005 renovation projects at the Stanford L. Warren Branch; and some materials relating to outreach, public relations, operations, and grand openings. The Statistics subseries ranges in date from 1911 – 2002 and contains registration, reference, and circulation statistics, including some bookmobile statistics. A more complete statistical record for the library can be found in the Ledgers series. The Personnel subseries contains budgets, documents outlining classification and salary, staff meeting minutes, personnel reports, staff memoranda, and staff development-related items. The general personnel files contain staff memoranda announcing reclassification of positions, promotions, position vacancies, and search updates, and some internal correspondence. The Publicity Binders subseries date from 2005 – 2009 and consist of eighteen spiral binders of photocopied clippings relating to the library including notices of public events, official news releases, and other aspects of public relations. The binders also contain a small amount of print ephemera associated with various events and public programs.

The Library Outreach, 1974 – 2013 and undated series contains material documenting various outreach efforts of the library and is divided into two subseries, (1) Projects and Programming and (2) Publications. The Projects and Programming series contains reports, budgets, meeting minutes, photographs, and scrapbooks relating to numerous projects and educational programming efforts offered by the library such as the Great Plains Experience, Learning Information for Today (LIFT), Library Centennial, and the Sister Cities Program. The subseries also contains a substantial amount of advertising ephemera such as programs, fliers, and posters. The Publications subseries contains a number of publications produced by the library including Branching Out; the Salvation Army Branch's newsletter; and Season’s Readings, an annual booklet of staff reading recommendations.

The Historical Materials, 1897 – 1990s and undated series contains documents, reports, resolutions, artifacts, and photographs that represent the library’s earliest years and pivotal points in its history. The series also contains several histories of the Durham County Library and its branches authored by contemporary writers. Noteworthy items include a copy of the 1897 Act to Incorporate the Durham County Library, a dedication program and brochure from the opening of the Stanford L. Warren Branch, and a small hand-colored albumen portrait of Lillian Baker Griggs, the library’s first professional librarian in 1911.

The Ledgers Series, 1893 – 2004 is a collection of bound manuscript record books that document accessions, deaccessions, circulation, registration, and cataloging statistics from the late nineteenth century. Other ledgers document salary disbursements, circulation of specific collections such as juvenile literature, and circulation statistics of various branches including Bragtown, Forest Hills, and Y. E. Smith.

The Scrapbooks Series, 1897 – 2004 is composed of fourteen scrapbooks. The first eight scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper clippings, but also some photographs and documents marking pivotal moments in the history of the library; scrapbooks documenting public programming events at the North Durham Branch; and several scrapbooks dedicated to the library’s Centennial Celebration in 1997. The Audiovisual Series also contains several videocassettes of the Centennial Celebration including broadcast highlights and the Centennial Gala Dinner. The series also contains reel-to-reel audio of the presentation of the portrait of State auditor Henry L. Bridges.
The Photographs Series has not been fully processed.
Related Materials:Friends of the Durham Library Records
Restrictions:The collection is open for research.
Biographical/Historical Note:
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection:1. General Files, 1916 - 2008 and undated
2. Benjamin Powell Papers, 1930 - 1974
3. Administrative Files, 1911 - 2012 and undated
3.1 Board of Trustees
3.2 Committees and Durham County Library Association
3.3 Directors Files
3.4 Departmental Files
3.5 Facilities Files
3.6 Statistics
3.7 Personnel
3.8 Publicity Binders
4. Library Outreach, 1974 - 2013 and undated
4.1 Projects and Programming
4.2 Publications
5. Historical Material, 1897 - 1990s and undated
6. Ledgers, 1893 - 2004
7. Scrapbooks, 1897 - 2004
8. Audiovisual Material, 1979-2008
9. Photographs
1. General Files, 1916-2008 and undated
Container List:Box 1
American Library Association 1939-1978
Awards and certificates 1969-1997
Benjamin Powell Memorial1982
Bequest letter1975
Board of County Commissioners - Vision for Durham 2030 undated
Bookmobile (history) 1981-1999
Clippings (9 folders) ca. 1960-2005
Box 2
Clippings (2 folders) 2006-2008 and undated
Coalition in Action for a New Durham Library System1976
Directory of Community Services1973
Durham (City) - property disposal map undated
Durham County Board of Elections 1975-1976
Durham County Information and Referral Network 1992-1993
Durham County Library Board 1959-1986
Durham County Library "family" 12 October 2006
Durham County Library - dedication program (box 17)1980
Durham Library Foundation 2005-2006
Durham Library Foundation - NEH Challenge Grant 2003-2005
Durham Technical Institute--internship agreement 1977-1978
Employee Handbook, 1990-1991
Employee Handbook1993
Employee Handbook (2)1995
Box 3
Friends of the Durham County Library
Branch Library Committee report 1977 March 25
By-Laws and Articles of Amendment 1968, 1981
Correspondence 1965-1980
General (3 folders) 1991-1995
Box 4
General (2 folders) 1995-1997
Meeting minutes and rosters 1968-1979 and undated
Newsletter 1982-1994
Writers Series 1985-1989
Gay Pride Week (display controversy) 1986
Gifts and Memorials Policy undated
Library brochures ca. 1990s-2000s
Library development plans (2 folders) 1974-1989
Library fact sheet 1994, 2004
Library mission and roles 1989 and undated
News releases, 2004-2006 2004-2006
North Carolina Humanities Council 1985-1989
Box 5
State Library of North Carolina
Commission Board--applications 1941-1973
Standards for Public Library Service 1976-1977
Long-Range Program for Library Service (box 25)1977
Miscellaneous1942
North Carolinians for Better Libraries 1965-1969
North Durham Branch--dedication 1980
Papers about DCL1988
Plan for Service 1990-1995
Playboy petition1999
Policies and programs 1989-1995
Proclamation - Information and Referral Awareness Week, 7 May 1999
Processing manual1970
Reports
Annual reports (published) 1928-1945
Annual reports (published) 1983-1999
Miscellaneous reports and studies 1930-1985
Box 6
Titled Reports
Automation Feasibility Study 1981-1984
Durham County Library and its Community 1977-1979
Centralized Access to Municipal Information in the City of Durham1977
An Evaluation of Durham County's Services to Senior Citizens, 1987-19881988
Library Service in Durham: A Look to the Future (Emerson Greenway) 1961-1963
A Plan for the Management of Technology of the DCL 2001-2002
Program for the Design of Durham County Library1976
Recommendations for Durham County Library Service Development1978
Standards for North Carolina Public Libraries1963
Technical Processing 1967-1968
Staff newsletter - Administrative Grapevine 1993-1994
Staffing and volunteers 1995-1996
State Data Center 1981-1994
Strategic plan (2 folders) 2001-2005
Time Warner Cable - Celebration of Books and Reading 1997-1998
Trends in Library Design2006
Box 6a
Plaque from Sertoma Club - Freedom Week 22 February 1997
Durham County Library Association Resolution 12 May 1981
Bulletin board and kiosk fliers October 2012 - April 2013
Box 119
Bulletin board and kiosk posters December 2012 - April 2013
Proclamation - Information and Referral Awareness Week (DC Board of Commissioners), 26 April 1999
2. Benjamin Powell Papers, 1930-1974
Box 7
Correspondence (2 folders) 1948-1974
Bond issue print material 1976
Budget material 1930-1949
Board of Trustees
Minutes and agendas 1960-1970
Notebooks (4 folders) 1959-1964
Minutes (4 folders) 1960-1969
Box 8
Minutes 1970-1973
Roster and library budget1966
City Council meeting (agenda and minutes) 14 February 1966
Miscellaneous 1970s
Emerson Greenway Study, "Library Service in Durham"1963
Scrapbook ca. 1940s
New library 1976
State Library of North Carolina
Miscellaneous 1960s
State aid to libraries ca. 1940s-1960s
Print material (2 folders) 1920s-1960s
Speeches
Staff Manual notebook (3 folders)1945
3. Administrative Files, 1911-2009 and undated
Box 9
3.1 Board of Trustees, 1911-2006
Appointments 1985-2001
Committees
Building Committee 1964-1968
Facilities and Standards Committee 2003-2004
Marketing and Development Committee 1999-2000
By-laws ca. 1980s-2000s
By-laws, open meetings laws 1983, 1994
Correspondence (8 folders) 1911-1990
Correspondence: Liberty Street property1954
Minutes (6 folders) 1911-1970
Box 10
Minutes (8 folders) 1966-1977
Box 11
Minutes (2 folders) 1978-1990
Minutes and correspondence (4 folders) 1976-1984
Box 12
Minutes and correspondence (6 folders) 1984-1990
Box 13
Minutes and correspondence (7 folders) 1990-1996
Box 14
Minutes and correspondence (5 folders) 1995-1999
Box 15
Minutes and correspondence (5 folders) 1998-2001
Box 16
Minutes and correspondence (6 folders) 2000-2003
Box 17
Minutes and correspondence (6 folders) 2002-2006
Box 18
House Bill #943, insurance and bonds 1954-1962 and undated
Roster undated
3.2 Committees and Durham County Library Association, 1968-2005
Durham County Library Association 1968-1981
Information Services Advisory Committee 1997-1998
Box 19
Planning Task Force (2 folders) 1988-1989, 1995-1996
Professional Librarians meeting minutes 1973-1977
Senior Leadership Team 2004-2005
Special Library Committee1976
Library visits 1965-1966
Correspondence1976
Minutes and rosters1976
Staff Activities Committee 1984-1989
Notebook 1984-1989
Newsletter 1984-1987
3.3 Directors Files, 1943-2006
Box 20
Automation
Project grant1986
Pre-Dynix documents 1984-1986
Plans, timetables, and history 1977-1989
Feasibility study1984
LAMBDA 1982-1987
LIBRIS 1982-1984
Bid evaluation1986
Solinet contract 1979-1984
Request for bids1986
Dynix contract 1986-1992
Telecommunication1986
Item barcoding 1986-1988
Staff communication 1987-1991
Box 21
Bond Issues
New Library
First proposal 1966-1968
Second bond issue 1968-1972
First bond election 1963-1968
Third bond issue 1976-1978
Box 22
Budgets (8 folders) 1943-1979
Box 23
Budgets (8 folders) 1979-1985
Box 24
Budgets (6 folders) 1985-1989
Box 25
Budgets (6 folders) 1989-1992
Box 26
Budgets (5 folders) 1991-1994
Box 27
Budgets (5 folders) 1994-1996
Box 28
Budgets (5 folders) 1996-1998
Box 29
Budgets (5 folders) 1999-2000
Box 30
Budgets (6 folders) 2000-2001
Box 31
Budgets (8 folders ) 2001-2004
Box 32
Budget (11 folders) 2003-2006
Box 33
Capital Improvement Plan
General (4 folders) 1985-2005
Task force 1993-1999
Joint CIP Committee 1999-2002
Regional plan 1998-2005
Box 34
Children's Project (Susie Wilde) 1995-1996
City of Durham 1967-1971
Cooperation with other schools 1987-1994
Durham County 1967-1972
General 2006-2007
N.C. Library (3 folders) 1958-1976
Social Security 1956-1976
Durham Human Action Needs Committee 1992-1994
Family literacy 1992-1994
Gaddis, Dale
Speaker introductions 1984-2001 and undated
Speeches 1983-2001
Box 35
Grants
General 1972-1994
LSCA MURL (FY94)1993
LSCA MURL (FY98)1997
LSCA Enrichment1993
FY98 grants 1997-1998
Raise-a-Reader, Smart Start (FY98) 1997-1998
Raise-a-Reader, Smart Start (FY99) 1998-1999
Raise-a-Reader, Smart Start (FY00) 1999-2000
LSCA Technology 1997-1998
LSTA (FY99) 1998-1999
LSTA (FY00) 1999-2000
Donations/Friends grants (FY00) 1999-2000
Box 36
Aid to Public Libraries 2000-2001
LSTA, basic equipment 2000-2001
LSTA, enhanced connectivity 2000-2001
LSTA, Hispanic services 2001-2002
LSTA, planning 2001-2002
LSTA, technology planning 2001-2002
LSTA, powerful partners 2000-2002
Gates Initiative (2 folders) 2000-2001
Welcome Baby (2 folders) 1999-2001
Raise-a-Reader, Smart Start 2000-2001
N.C. Humanities Council2001
WIA2000
Box 37
LSTA, internet infrastructure improvement 2002-2003
LSTA, Hispanic services project 2002-2003
LSTA, Hispanic services 2002-2004
LSTA, basic equipment (3 folders) 2003-2005
IMLS grants, 2003-2004
IMLS, library youth partnership, 2002-2003
Miscellaneous grants (2 folders) 2002-2005
Latino services program grants,2004
N.C. Humanities Council,2003
Durham County nonprofit agency funding2005
Verizon literacy 2004-2005
Herald-Sun Index 1988-1989
Issues facing the new director 10 July 2006
Merger:
Stanford L. Warren and Durham Public Library 1960-1966
Stanford L. Warren and Durham Public Library--deeds1966
Public School and Public Library Branch 1970-1979
Box 38
Library Council (7 folders) 1998-2004
Library legislation (5 folders) 1983-1999
State Library of North Carolina
Advisory Council, 1973-1974
Grant Proposals (2 folders) 1971-1975
Box 39
North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission 13 April 1981
Reports
Assistant director--annual 1982-1990
Director--monthly 1983-1994
Director--annual1984
Monthly reports: division head meeting minutes 1991-1993
Monthly reports: Library Council meeting minutes 1994, 1996, 1997
State reports (4 folders) 1978-1991
Box 40
State reports (4 folders) 1992-1997
State statistical report 1970-1983
State and federal aid 1942-1980
Subject Files
Internet filters and censorship 2001-2002 and undated
Box 41
Planning
Community Analysis and Library Plan 1977-1979
Planning and role setting process 1988-1989
Strategic Planning Task Force 1995-1996
Proposal to combine public school/private library branch 1970-1978
Publicity, historical materials1983
Durham Interagency Council on Community Education and Recreation (DICCER) (1 folder)
Box 42
Durham Interagency Council on Community Education and Recreation (DICCER) (2 folders), 1976-1997 and undated
Durham County Library Association 1977-1982
3.4 Departmental Files, 1967-2007
Box 43
Administrative officer--yearly report1985
Administrative
Report guidelines 2000-2001
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1997-2002
Adult Services
Meeting minutes 1973-1981
Monthly reports 1975 June-1980 December
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1997-2002
Box 43A
Budget 2000-2006
Friends funding requests 2002-2005
Stories Work 2006-2007
Work plans and job descriptions 1997-2007
Audiovisual Department 1973-1987
Correspondence and meeting minutes 1975 June-1980 December
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1975-1991
Box 44
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1991-1999
Yearly reports 1982-1991
Branch Services
Monthly reports 1991-1993
Business Reference
The BID (Business Information for Durham) 1981-1992
Business reference resources 1981, 1985, and undated
Monthly reports 1981-1992
Monthly reports (duplicates) 1981-1991
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1991-2002
Children's Services
Early Childhood Resource Program 1972-1977
Box 45
Early Childhood Resource Program 1980-1984
Early Childhood Resource Program, Play-N-Learn--quarterly reports 1976-1979
Kay Taylor Study 1986 February
Meeting minutes (3 folders) 1975-1986, 1988-1990
Miscellaneous 1971-1985
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1972-1987
Box 46
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1988-1997, 1999-2001
Monthly reports (duplicates) 1977-1989
Summer reading programs 1970-1986
Yearly Reports (2 folders) 1967-1991
Circulation Department
Policies and memoranda 1980-1985
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1977-1989, 1994-2002
Yearly reports 1982-1990
Box 47
Community Services
Aging services
Grant proposals (2 folders) 1970s-1980s
Yearly reports 1971-1980
Miscellaneous 1970s
Monthly reports 1974-1983
OASIS
Monthly reports 1981-1992
Yearly reports 1984-1987
Miscellaneous1984
Public relations and programming
Monthly reports 1987-1989
Box 48
Monthly reports 1990-1992
Miscellaneous 1970s
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1982-1992
Yearly reports 1982-1989
Meeting minutes 1982-1987
Box 49
Miscellaneous 1984-1988
Community information and referral 1999-2001
Department Heads
Meeting minutes 1973-1975, 1988
Extension/Branch Services
Development reports ca. 1982
Meeting minutes 1976-1986
Meeting minutes 1988-1991
Monthly reports 1975-1977
Monthly reports 1985-1991
Monthly reports 1993-1998
Box 50
Monthly reports 1999-2002
Yearly reports 1983-1991
Pamphlets 1977-1990
North Carolina Collection
Collection guide1998
Correspondence and collection policy ca.1980-2002
Monthly reports (4 folders) 1980-1998
Box 51
Monthly reports 1999-2007
Monthly reports (duplicates) 1980-1998
Outreach Services
Monthly reports 1992-2002
Periodicals
Monthly reports 1999-2002
Box 52
Public Relations
Monthly reports (4 folders) 1991-2002
Public Services
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1999-2002, 2004
Box 53
Reference
Budget 1996-1997
Electronic reference 1999-2002
Foreign languages collection 1994-2009
Hispanic services 2003-2004
Meeting minutes (3 folders) 1981-2008
Meeting minutes (duplicates) 1997-2002
Miscellaneous ca. 1980s
Box 54
Monthly reports (6 folders) 1975-2002
Box 55
Narrative reports (3 folders) 1976-2005
Yearly reports 1982-1990
New reference books lists (3 folders) 1977-1991
Box 56
Practicum papers, 1983-1990
Security committee1996
Resources and Technology Services
Monthly reports (7 folders) 1993-2002
Box 57
Monthly reports (2 folders) 2002-2003
Technology
Cybrary N 2003-2005
RFID 2002-2005
Library connectivity 2004-2005
Dynix maintenance 2003-2004
Dynix/Horizon conversion2005
Bookmobile network access 1996-1999
Technology training room2001
DCL website1998
GIS 1992-1996
Early Learning Technology Centers1998
Computer use policy 1998-2005
Technology planning 1996-2004
Box 58
PC placements 2000-2002
Gates program2003
Durham County imaging project2004
NC Live 1997-2000
Internet/PC management, purchasing process 2002-2003
E-Rates (2 folders) 1997-2004
Children's Internet Protection Act 2001-2002
Youth access issues2000
Box 59
Public Access to the Internet and County Government Information Project 1997-1999
Printing options1998
Dynix contract 1993, 1995
Dynix upgrade1993
Ameritech bid (2 folders)1998
Box 60
Technical Services
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1983-1991
Yearly reports 1983-1990
Meeting minutes 1988-1989
Automation Coordinator
Monthly reports 1989-1991
Yearly reports 1989-1990
Book Selection Committee 1983-1989
Monthly reports (4 folders) 1983-1991
Box 61
Meeting minutes 1988-1989
Policies and memoranda 1983 and undated
Yearly reports 1983-1990
Meeting minutes (2 folders) 1975-1991
Miscellaneous files 1970-1987
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1975-1991
Procedural manual1970
Box 62
Recon Project
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1983-1989
Yearly reports 1983-1987
Miscellaneous files 1983-1984, 1986
Yearly reports 1972-1991
Young Adult Services
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1975-1987
Yearly reports 1982-1987
Miscellaneous files 1972-1981
Box 63
Youth Services
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1993-1998
Youth Services Network 1997-1998
3.5 Facilities Files, 1969 - 2008
Bookmobile
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1975-1991
Yearly reports 1980-1987
Registration and sale invoice 1969-1970
Miscellaneous files 1974-1986, 1999
A Survey of Service by Joanne Abel1986
Regional Facilities
Bragtown Branch
Monthly reports 1977-1992
Monthly reports 1993, 1995-1996
Box 64
Monthly reports 2000-2002
Yearly reports 1982-1991
Miscellaneous files 1979-1989, 2004
Expansion proposal (2 folders) 1995-2005
East Regional
Branch construction
Groundbreaking 2004
Project budget 2003-2004
Supporters and public relations1999
Site selection 2001-2002
Torrey Homes negotiations 2001-2003
Fact sheet, grand opening, and miscellaneous 2004-2006
Forest Hills
Manual1971
Monthly reports 1977-1987
Monthly reports 1990-1991
Yearly reports 1981-1990
Box 65
McDougald Terrace
Monthly reports 1976-1980
Monthly reports 1991-1993, 1996, 1998
Yearly reports 1978-1982, 1989-1990
Expansion of hours2004
Main Library
Library and development of East Durham corridor (ABC Durham) 2006 October
Capital improvements 1976-1999
Building program/design 1967-1976
Site selection 1973-1976
Planning and construction 1976-1980
Architect's specifications, c.11977
Box 66
Architect's specifications, c.21977
Furniture and equipment specifications1978
Main Library move February 1980
Furniture and equipment (2 folders) 1978-1980
Dedication 6 October 1980
Box 67
Staff manual (2 folders) ca. 1970
Space Study: Building for Tomorrow, Building for Today 1988-1990
Budgetary cost proposals1990
Budgetary cost proposals--revised1991
Miscellaneous improvements 1988-1994
Renovations and expansion planning1994
Recarpeting 1993-1994
Box 68
Circulation renovations 1989-1993
Circulation renovations--project manual1993
Facilities survey 1995, 1999
Planning and Programming: Final Report March 2009
Services
Monthly reports 1986-1991
Yearly reports 1982-1990
Unit heads--meeting minutes 1988-1989
Policies/memoranda 1985-1989
Draft report undated
Box 69
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1993-1998
North Durham
Budget request1977
Meeting minutes 1991
Miscellaneous files 1979-1991
Monthly reports (4 folders) 1979-1991
Box 70
Monthly reports (5 folders) 1991-2002
Initial planning, 1977-1980
Box 71
Lease agreement 1979-1989
Lease agreement 1999-2001
Expansion1987
New Construction
Board of County Commissioners presentations 2001-2004
Project budget 2002-2004
Site evaluation 1999, 2001 and undated
School site 2002-2004
Progress meetings 2004-2005
Box 72
Project manual (North and East Regional) 14 April 2004
Parkwood
Lease agreements 1975, 1988 and undated
Correspondence 1974-1989
History 1975, 1987 and undated
Expansion 1975-1988
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1976-1991
Box 73
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1991-2002
Yearly reports 1980-1990
Miscellaneous files ca. 1970s-1980s
Salvation Army
Monthly reports 1976-1981
McDougald Terrace combined monthly reports 1984-1991
Yearly reports ca. 1980s
McDougald Terrace combined yearly reports 1984-1989
Box 74
South Regional
Planning
Lowe's Grove site (2 folders) 2002-2005
Barbee Road site (2 folders) 2002-2005
Project manual 2008 June
Box 75
Southwest Regional
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1991-2002
Site selection and negotiations (4 folders) 1989-1990
Box 76
Proposals for architectural services (3 folders)1990
Nicholson Associates 1990-1991
Board of County Commissioners 1988-1990
Public support 1987-1989
Box 77
State construction grant 1989-1994
Construction (2 folders) 1990-1993
Construction/initial budget (2 folders) 1989-1992
Furniture and equipment1992
Award entries1993
Opening 1989-1992
Box 78
Branch expansion 2002-2005
Project manual index August 2008
Project manual (2 copies) 15 August 2008
Box 79
Project manual 9 September 2008
Signage-construction documents 30 April 2009
Stanford L. Warren Branch
Bradley Collection 1958, 1972 and undated
Correspondence and minutes 1966, 1983
Friends of the Stanford L. Warren Library 1983-1988
Box 80
Budgets and audits 1958-1967
50th Anniversary1990
History 1981-1985
Meeting minutes 14 March 1980
Miscellaneous files ca. 1970s
Monthly reports (4 folders)1975-1998
Box 81
Monthly reports 1999-2002
Yearly reports 1982-1990
Newspaper clippings 1983-1986
Print material ca. 1955-1990s
Programming fliers ca. 1950-2004
Selena Warren Wheeler Collection 1988-1990
Capital Improvement plan 1989-1992
1985 Renovation
Planning meeting and renovations 1983-1985
Box 82
Study report and recommendations1984
Furniture and equipment1985
Hackney, Sears, and Associates report1984
General 1984-1985
2005 Renovation
Building program2003
Construction and design plans 2003-2004
Closing celebration 2003-2004
Project budget and bids 2003-2005
Box 83
Progress meetings 2002-2005
General 1994, 2002-2004
Project manual 2004 July
General Facilities files
Equipment inventories 1975-1983
Financial Reports
Audits (2 folders) 1950-1962
Box 84
Audits (3 folders) 1963-1976
Quarterly (2 folders) 1930-1962
Annual and semi-annual 1941-1958
Miscellaneous 1965-1977
System monthly reports (4 folders) 1972-1975
Box 85
System monthly reports (5 folders) 1976-1980
ADA compliance 1993-1994
Architects2002
Freelon Group 2002-2004
Branch studies1995
Facilities and standards subcommittee2004
Box 86
Regional branch planning 1990-2005
Durham prototype library images2003
Library site selection 2000-2001
Joint use of public facilities 1995, 2001
Reports
Prototype Branch Planning: Design Development2003
North and East Branch Prototype: Schematic Design Reports2003
Building Program for Regional Library, 2nd draft2003
Building Program for Regional Library, final report2003
Studies
Facility study1995
Resources and Technical Services space analysis1999
Box 87
Annual reports of divisions, branches and units (3 folders) 1990-1993
3.6 Statistics, 1911 - 2002
Box 88
Annual statistical reports (14 folders) 1911-1990, 1997-2002
Box 89
Annual statistical reports (3 folders) 2003-2005
Annual statistical reports--State (3 folders) 1919-1982
Accession numbers 1985-1989
Bookmobile circulation statistics
Route 5 1922-1923
Trips to schools (2 folders) 1924-1926
General (4 folders) 1928-1931
Box 90
Books, periodicals, newspapers 1970-1979
Circulation records 1920, 1925-1930
Circulation records 1974-1975
Comparative statistical reports 1996-1999
Film and ILL statistics 1971-1979
NC Live statistics 2000-2001
Processing Department, monthly statistical report 1974-1996
Reference/ILL, monthly statistical report 1985 Jan.-1993 Feb.
Box 91
Reference/ILL, monthly statistical report 1993 March-2002 September
Reference, Monthly statistics (totals) 2003 May-2002 March
Registration statistics 1929-1966
Statistical profile1989
Statistical summaries 1937-1966
Statistical summaries for schools 1923-1942
3.7 Personnel
Box 92
Employee questionnaire1941
Budget - increases and temporary positions 8 July 2008
Classifications/salaries 1964-1965 and undated
General staff meeting minutes 1969-1989
General personnel (5 folders) 1978-2001
Library union1973
Salary schedule 1990 July
Staffing 1961-1994
Personnel and organizational charts 1998, 2002-2003 and undated
Box 93
Personnel reports 1955-1975
Print material 2012 and undated
Staff development 1973-1994
Staff memoranda 1976-1984
3.8 Publicity Binders, 2005 - 2009
Clip Reports
1. January - June 2005
2. July - December 2005
3. January - April 2006
4. May - August 2006
5. August - September 2006
6. October - December 2006
7. January - March 2007
8. April - June 2007
9. July - December 2007
10. January - March 2008
11. April - June 2008
12. July - September 2008
13. October - December 2008
14. January - April 2009
15. May 2009 - December 2009
News Releases and PSAs
16. 2005
17. 2005
18. 2006
4. Library Outreach, 1974-2013 and undated
4.1 Projects and Programming
Box 93
90th Anniversary 1988 February
Isabel Allende2004
Bloomsbury1981
Branching Out: The Campaign for the Library ca. 2002
D. H. Lawrence Retrospective1980
Domestic Policy Association teleconference1985
Durham Reads Together2005
Durham Reads Together, Margaret Maron's North Carolina (fan)2012
Folklore and literature1982
General programming--print material 1983-2009
Great Plains Experience1981
Project reports1981
Project budget and accounting1981
Miscellaneous files
Guide and Itinerary2009
Box 94
Humanities Programs at DCL
Learning Information for Today (LIFT)
Brochures undated
History 1978-2009
Miscellaneous files 1977-1987
Monthly reports (2 folders) 1980-1989
Box 95
Monthly reports (3 folders) 1990-2008
Monthly reports--duplicates (2 folders) 1989-2006
Photographs undated
Box 96
Publicity 1980-1994
Yearly Reports 1981-1982
Library Centennial
Committees1997
Exhibits1997
Gala1997
Library history1997
Photographs from library history publication1997
Meeting minutes1997
Scrapbook-- Recollections1997
Box 119
Proclamation of Centennial Celebration - mayor 26 February 1997
Resolution of Durham County Board of County Commissioners 24 February 1997
Box 96
The Lively Mind1982
Measure of Humanity 1982-1983
Box 97
The New Negro Renaissance1982
North Carolina Early Childhood Project (3 folders) 1974-1980
North Carolina Early Childhood Project--supplies1974
North Regional - grand opening2007
Photo Carolina (2 folders) 1976-1982
The Presidency and the People 1983-1985
Sister Cities Program
General 1988-1990
Kostroma (U.S.S.R) 1989-1990
Box 98
Kostroma Binder,1990
Introductory Letter
Postcards
Photographs
Poster
Pamphlets
Newspapers
Durham, England--reproductions of old prints undated
South of Hester Street1987
Southwest Regional dedication1992
Summer Reading materials 1988-1998
The Tie That Binds1989
Tree planting ceremony (Durham Hadassah),1987
We the People1985
WEE READ2013
Write On! 2006, 2009
4.2 Publications
Box 99
Dare to Share Your Favorite Recipe1999
Kids' Curriculum1986
Reaching Out (Salvation Army Branch)2000
Season's Readings (4 folders) 1980-1998
Box 100
Season's Readings (3 folders)1998-2009, 2011, 2012
Resolutions for Reading1987
Box 100A
Branching Out 2005-2007, 2009
Summer Reading Club2004
Family Reading Festival - Dragon's, Dreams and Daring Deeds2005
5. Historical Material, 1897-1990s and undated
Box 101
Act to Incorporate Durham Public Library5 March 1897
Bank passbook 1930-1945
Board of Lady Managers 1896-1909, 1913
Bookmark undated
Book accounts pocket ledger 1942-1959
Borrower density map ca. 1930
Carnegie Corporation grants 1905 and undated
Circulation tickets (by subject) 1958 February-1959 December
Cornerstone box (photocopies) 1897, 1940
Clara Crawford, biography and letter 1930-1938
Clara Crawford, Early History of the Library (undated manuscript) undated
Durham Public Library annual reports 1916-1923
Durham Colored Library
Deed1966
History undated
Annual Report 1919-1920
Fines--pocket ledger 1944-1954
History of the Durham Public Library, 1895-19401977
Kiwanis Club benefit for Durham County Library truck--program1923
Legislation and resolutions 1897, 1966
Linder, George--retirement1982
Library cards1942
Library deed1897
Library - early history ca. 1980s
Library Recollections, by Mena Webb ca. 1990
George Linder, address to Durham Lions Club26156
Negro Braille Magazine, 1969-1981
North Carolina Collection inventory ca. 1920
Box 102
Ed Phillips - speech typescript ca. 1970
Report - Post-WWII plans for library1946
Resolution - Merging Stanford L. Warren branch and DCPL 14 February 1966
Resolution Providing for the Operation of the DCPL by the County of Durham1973
Resolutions in Memory of Thomas B. Fuller1923
Stanford L. Warren Branch
Bradley Collection catalog cards undated
Dedication program and brochure 1940, 1947
History ca. 1950s-1970s
Stiles, C. W. Letter to mayor of Durham1916
Tribute to Benjamin Powell - program and newsletter 1981-1982
Umstead, Mrs. W. B. library card 1937-1942
Vacation Reading Club certificate1936
Box 103
Artifacts
Printing Plates
Stanford L. Warren Branch
First bookmobile
Unidentified
Library skeleton keys
Portrait of Lillian Baker Griggs in case
6. Ledgers, 1893-2004
Box 104
Circulation Record (vol. 1 ), 1905-1944
Circulation Record (vol. 3), 1917, 1929-1934
Salaries (vol. 33), 1954-1959
Salaries (vol. 34), 1960-1963
Salaries (vol. 35), 1964-1965
Box 105
Accession record (vol. 20) 1893-1915
Accession record (vol. 21)1898
Accession record (vol. 22) 1898-1903
Accession record (vol. 23) 1915-1921
Receipts and disbursements (Vol. 42) Aug. 1964-June 1966
Box 106
Circulation record (vol. 2) 1927-1965
Circulation record (vol. 4)1932
Circulation record (vol. 5) 1933-1934
Circulation record (vol. 6) 1935-1936
Circulation record (vol. 7) 1937-1942
Circulation record (vol. 8) 1955-1960
Circulation record (vol. 10) 1961-1970
Circulation record (vol. 11) 1979-1981
Circulation record (vol. 12) 1981-1984
Box 107
Circulation record (vol. 13) 1985-1987
Circulation record (vol. 14)1988
Circulation record (vol. 14a) December 1968-Aug. 1978
Circulation record (vol.14b) September 1978-June 1984
Circulation record (vol. 14c) July 1984-June 1988
Box 108
Circulation record (vol. 14d), November 1994-October 2004
Circulation record - Forest Hills Branch (vol. 15)1946
Circulation record - YE Smith Branch (vol. 16a)1944
Circulation record - YE Smith Branch (vol. 16b)1945
Circulation record - YE Smith Branch (vol. 17)1946
Circulation record - YE Smith Branch (vol. 18)1947
Circulation record - YE Smith Branch (vol. 19)1948
School's and Children's Department Circulation Record (vol. 9) 1940-1950
Juvenile circulation record (vol. 9a) 1950-1953
Juvenile circulation record (vol. 9b) 1956-1964
Juvenile circulation record (Vol. 9c) 1965-1970
Box 109
Accession record - Bragtown Branch, 1927-1928 (vol. 24) 1927-1928
Additions and withdrawals - juvenile, 1941-1965 (vol. 25) 1941-1965
Processing record, July 1967 - Dec. 1969 (vol. 26) July 1967-Dec. 1969
Processing record, 1970-1972 (vol. 27) 1970-1972
Processing and withdrawals record, 1973-1975 (vol. 28) 1973-1975
Processing and withdrawals record, 1976-1978 (vol. 29) 1976-1978
Additions and withdrawals - juvenile, 1965 (vol. 30)1965
Victory Tax Record, Jan. 1943-Sept. 1943 (vol. 31) January 1943-September 1943
Salaries, 1949-1953 (vol. 32) 1949-1953
Registration, 1937-1952 (vol. 36) 1937-1952
Registration, 1953-1957 (vol. 37) 1953-1957
Box 110
Transient registration (vol. 38) 1947-1948
Reference - book stock record (vol. 39) 1939-1956
Cataloging record, 1936-1959 (vol. 40) 1936-1959
Cataloging record, 1960-1965 (vol. 41) 1960-1965
Scrapbooks, 1897-2004
Box 111
Scrapbook 1 1897-1937
Scrapbook 2, 1938-1965
Box 112
Scrapbook 3 1966-1970
Scrapbook 4 1971-1975
Box 113
Scrapbook 5 1976-1978
Scrapbook 6 1978-1982
Box 114
Scrapbook 7 1982-1987
Scrapbook 8 1987-1996
Box 115
North Durham 1984-1989
North Durham 1990-1996
North Durham 1980-1986, 2003-2004
B0x 116
Centennial1997
Box 117
Centennial1997
Centennial Book of Letters1997
8. Audiovisual Materials, 1979-2008
Box 118
VHS Cassettes
Centennial video ca. 1997
Durham County Library TV's highlights of centennial celebration1997
Durham County Library's Centennial gala dinner 25 October 1997
Lowe's Grove School 16 December 2008
Audio cassettes
Presentation of portrait of Henry L. Bridges (state auditor) 8 February 1979
9. Photographs
Contact the NC Collection librarian for information about library-related photos.