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National Council of Negro Women—Durham Section Records

Title: National Council of Negro Women—Durham Section Records
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2009 and undated
Extent of Materials: 1 Hollinger box (.4 linear feet; 60 items)
Location: Storage Room Shelf 80
Date of Accession: The collection is comprised of several accessions, the latest received in 2009.
Donor: La Harve Johnson
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR The National Council of Negro Women—Durham Section is the Durham chapter of the nationally known organization for African-American women. Donor La Harve Johnson, a former president of the section, has a stated interest in making the section’s organizational records available to the Durham community.
Processor: Amy McDonald
Subject Headings: Durham (N.C.)–History.
National Council of Negro Women–History.
Public interest–Societies, etc.–North Carolina–Durham County.
Women–Societies and clubs– North Carolina–Durham County.
Scope and Content: The collection primarily contains programs from the section’s annual events, particularly the Harambee Breakfast and the Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Program. Color photographs taken at these annual events are included, although subjects are largely unidentified. The collection also includes a small amount of administrative materials, including some correspondence, an issue of the section’s newsletter, and local newspaper clippings.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Biographical/Historical Note: The National Council of Negro Women—Durham Section is dedicated to fostering sisterhood in, providing opportunities for, and uplifting Durham’s community of African-American women. The organization is a section of the National Council of Negro Women, which was organized in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and social activist.
Organization of Collection: Administrative Records, 1980-2007 and undated
Box 1
Correspondence, 1983
Clippings, 1980-2005
Clippings from 1986, 2002, and 2005 list that year’s elected section officers.

“Highlights of NCNW’s Activities, September 1989-July 1990″
Sister to Sister Newsletter, September-December 2007
Programs, 1983-2008 and undated
The bulk of the collection centers on programs from the section’s busy slate of celebratory events. Programs often include lists of members and officers, information about the section and national organization, information about previous events, and statements from the section’s President.
Box 1 (con’t)
Harambee Breakfast Programs, 1994-2007
Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Luncheon Programs and Correspondence, NCNW-Durham Section (2 folders), 1983-2009
Mary McLeod Bethune Recognition Program Programs, NCNW-NC Coalition, 2008-2009
Miscellaneous Programs, 1987-2007
Miscellaneous programs include several memorial services held by the section, programs for a 1987 Black History Program and a 2007 Women’s History Month Program, and guides for a 2008 exhibit, “Black Dreams and Silver Screens: Black Film Posters, 1921-2004,” at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Program Clippings, 1983, 2005, and undated
Photographs, 1993-2004 and undated
Box 1 (con’t)
7th Harambee Breakfast Photographs, 2000
9th Harambee Breakfast Photographs, 2003
Miscellaneous Photographs, 1993-2004 and undated