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Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection has one or more folders of materials on each of the topics listed. Types of materials include newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets and brochures, programs from various events, reports from government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations, and much more.

All of the materials focus on the city and county of Durham. While most items date from the early 1980s when the Collection began, earlier times are also represented.

The files are housed in the North Carolina Collection librarian’s office. Please contact North Carolina Collection librarian Lynn Richardson in person or at 919-560-0171 or lrichard@dconc.gov for access to this collection.

Academy of Music

Aged

Agriculture & agricultural services

Airports (2 folders)

All-American City

Allied Arts of Durham

American Dance Festival

American Tobacco Historic District

Animals

Architecture

Arts & artists (2 folders)

  • see also Dance
  • see also Duke University–Arts
  • see also Music
  • see also Theater productions

Arts Council

  • see Durham Arts Council

Associations

  • see Clubs, associations, organizations, etc.

Bahama (Community)

Banks and banking

  • see CCB
  • see Financial institutions

Baseball

  • see Durham Bulls

Bennett Place

Bicentennial (U.S.)

Black history

  • see also Civil rights
  • see also Race relations

Blues

Boys Club of Durham

  • see also John Avery Boys Club

Bragtown

Braille Magazine

British-American Festival

Buildings (2 folders)

Buses

Business

Businesses (3 folders)

CCB (includes Durham Bank & Trust)

Carolina Action

Carolina Friends School

Carolina Theatre (2 folders)

Cemeteries

Census

Center for Documentary Studies

Chain

  • see Durham Business and Professional Chain

Chamber of Commerce – includes Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (2 folders)

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Children’s Nature Museum

  • see North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Choral music

Choral Society of Durham, NC

Churches (39 folders)

  • see also Yates Baptist Association

City audit reports

City officials

City of Medicine

Civic Center

Civil defense

Civil rights

  • see also Black history
  • see also Race relations

Classical music

  • see also Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
  • see also Durham Symphony Orchestra
  • see also Mallarmé Chamber Players

Clegg  (community in southern Durham County)

Clubs, associations, organizations, etc. (3 folders)

  • see also Elk’s Lodge
  • see also Kiwanis Club
  • see also Rotary Club
  • see also Women’s organizations

Committee of 100 (RTP)

Communities

  • see also Bahama
  • see also Clegg
  • see also Lowe’s Grove
  • see also Orange Factory
  • see also Rougemont

Community centers

Community development

Community Fund Foundation

  • see United Fund–Community Fund Foundation

Congregations in Action

  • see Durham Congregations in Action

Conservation

  • see Land conservation

Country clubs

  • see also Hope Valley Country Club

County Centennial

County departments

County Fair

County officials and employees

Court House & courts

Credit unions

  • see Financial institutions

Crest Street

Crime

Dance

Daughters of the American Revolution

Day care

Description (2 folders)

DeShazor’s Beauty College

Diets

Dixon, Wyatt–Newspaper columns

Downtown (2 folders)

  • see also Parrish Street

Drugs

Duke Family

Duke Forest (2 folders)

Duke Gardens

Duke Homestead

Duke Park

Duke University (4 folders)

Duke University–Arts

Duke University Libraries

Duke University Medical Center

Duke University. Trinity College

Durham Academy

Durham & Southern Railway

Durham Art Guild

Durham Arts Council

Durham Bank & Trust Co.

  • see CCB

Durham Bulls (2 folders)

Durham Business and Professional Chain

Durham Business College

  • see Durham College

Durham Central Park

Durham Choral Society (1897-1899?)

Durham Civic Choral Society

  • see Choral Society of Durham, NC

Durham College

Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People

Durham Congregations in Action

Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau

Durham County Hospital (former name) (2 folders)

Durham County Library (2009-present)

Durham County Youth Home

Durham Farmer’s Market

Durham Historic Preservation Commission

  • see Historic Preservation Commission

Durham Oratorio Society

  • see Choral Society of Durham, NC

Durham Regional Hospital

Durham Symphony Orchestra

Durham Technical Institute (& … Community College)

Dwellings (3 folders)

  • see also House tours

East Durham

Economic conditions

Education

Elections

Elk’s Lodge

Employment

Emergency Energy Fund

Emergency management

Eno (3 folders)

  • see also West Point on the Eno

Environment

Expressway

Fairntosh

Falls Lake & Neuse River

Farmer’s Market

see Durham Farmer’s Market

Festival for the Eno (2 folders)

  • see also Eno

Films

Financial institutions

  • see also CCB

Finances

Fires & fire prevention

Flag & Flower (Durham’s official flag & flower)

Flood plains

Food co-ops

Forecasts

Foundation for the Better Health of Durham

Foundations

Fraternities & sororities

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Funeral homes

Garden clubs

Gay & lesbian issues

Genesis House

Ghost stories

  • see Parapsychology and the supernatural

Good Will

Government

  • see Politics and government

Government documents, Miscellaneous

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

  • see Durham Chamber of Commerce

Gypsies

Half-way House

  • see United Fund—Half-way House

Hardscrabble  (Plantation)

Hayti  (Neighborhood)

Hayti Heritage Center

Hazardous wastes

  • see also Refuse and refuse disposal

Health and disease

Hillside High School

Historic Preservation Commission    (3 folders)

Historic Preservation Society

  • see Preservation Durham

History–Pre-1890

History–1890-1919

History–1920-1959

History–1960-1969

History–1970-1979

History–1980-1989

History–1990-1999

History–2000-2009

History—General

Homeless

Hope Valley Country Club (3 folders)

Hope Valley (Neighborhood)

Hospitals

  • see also Duke University Medical Center
  • see also Durham County Hospital
  • see also Durham Regional Hospital
  • see also Lincoln Community Health Center
  • see also NC Eye & Ear/Specialty Hospital (formerly McPherson Hospital)
  • see also Watts Hospital
  • see also Watts School of Nursing

Hotels, bed & breakfasts, etc.

House tours

House tours—Preservation Durham

Houses

  • see Dwellings

Housing    (2 folders)

Human relations

Image

Immaculata School

Indians

Inventory of Natural and Cultural Resources

Jails

Jazz

John Avery Boys Club

Junior League

Juvenile Court

King’s Daughters

Kiwanis Club

Lake Michie

Lakewood

Lakewood Park

Land conservation

Land use and planning

Libraries

  • see also Duke University Libraries
  • see also Durham County Library
  • see also School libraries

Lincoln Community Health Center

Links, Inc. (Durham & Triangle Park Chapters)

Literacy

  • see Reading

Lowe’s Grove (2 folders)

Mallarmé Chamber Players

Maps (2 folders)

Media

  • see also Newspapers

Migrants

Military

Morehead Hill

Museum of Durham History

Museum of Life and Science

  • see North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Music

  • see Blues
  • see Choral music
  • see Classical music
  • see Jazz
  • see Music–Miscellaneous
  • see Record catalogs

Music—Miscellaneous

Negro Braille Magazine

Neighborhoods

  • see also Bragtown
  • see also Crest Street
  • see also Duke Park
  • see also East Durham
  • see also Hayti
  • see also Hope Valley
  • see also Lakewood
  • see also Morehead Hill
  • see also Northeast Central Durham
  • see also Old North Durham
  • see also Parkwood
  • see also Pearsontown
  • see also Trinity Park
  • see also Walltown
  • see also Watts-Hillandale
  • see also West Durham
  • see also West End
  • see also Woodcroft

Newspapers

  • see also Media

North Carolina Central University (2 folders)

North Carolina Eye & Ear/Select Specialty Hospital (formerly McPherson Hospital)

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co.

North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

Northeast Central Durham (Neighborhood)

Nursing homes

Old North Durham

Olympics

Operation Breakthrough

Orange Factory (Community)

Ordinances

Organizations

  • see Clubs, associations, organizations, etc.

Parapsychology and the supernatural

Parks and Recreation Dept.

Parkwood (Neighborhood)

Parrish Street

Pearsontown

Photographers

Police

Politics & government (3 folders)

Post Office (includes a collection given by Jean Anderson)

Postcards

Predictions

  • see Forecasts

Preservation

Preservation Durham (2 folders)

  • see also House tours—Preservation Durham

Public Interest Research Groups

Public safety

Race relations

  • see also Black history
  • see also Civil rights

Railroads

Rankings

Reading

Record catalogs

Recreation

  • see also Parks and Recreation Dept.

Red Cross

  • see United Fund—Red Cross

Refuse and refuse disposal

  • see also Hazardous wastes

Research Triangle

Research Triangle Institute (2 folders)

Restaurants, etc.

Revenue sharing

Roads & streets

  • see also Parrish Street
  • see also Trails

Rosenwald Schools

Rotary Club

Rougemont (Community)

Sallam Cultural Center

Salvation Army

School libraries

School merger

School merger—Thesis materials

School of Science & Mathematics

  • see North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

Schools, City (pre-merger) (4 folders)

Schools, County (pre-merger) (3 folders)

Schools, Private

  • see also Carolina Friends School
  • see also Durham Academy
  • see also Immaculata School
  • see also Wright School

Schools, Public (since merger on July 1, 1992) (3 folders)

  • see also Hillside High School
  • see also North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration

Sheriff

Shopping centers

Sister Cities of Durham, Inc.

Small business loan scandal

Snake handling

Social services (3 folders)

Soil and Water Conservation District

Solid waste

  • see Refuse and refuse disposal

Sports and recreation

  • see also Durham Bulls
  • see also Olympics

St. Stephen’s Chamber Orchestra

  • see Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Stagville

State historic sites

  • see Bennett Place
  • see Duke Homestead
  • see Stagville

Streets

  • see Roads and streets

Theater productions  (staged productions incl. drama, music (e.g. opera))

  • see also Dance

Tobacco

Trading paths

  • see Trails

Traffic accidents

Trails

  • see also Roads and streets

Transportation

  • see also Buses
  • see also Railroads

Trinity College

  • see Duke University

Trinity Park (Neighborhood)

Unions

United Fund

Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban renewal

Walltown (Neighborhood)

Water supply

Watts-Hillandale (Neighborhood)

Watts Hospital

Watts School of Nursing

Weather

West Durham (Neighborhood)

West End (Neighborhood)

West Point on the Eno

Women

Women in Action for the Prevention of Violence and its Causes

Women’s organizations

Wright School (formerly Wright Refuge)

YMCA

YWCA

YWCA Women of Achievement

Yates Baptist Association

 


NORTH CAROLINA SUBJECTS

Adoption

Archaeology

Art and artists

Burroughs Wellcome

Camp Butner

Chapel Hill Bird Club

Civil War

Crusoe Island

Eastman Community School

Falls Lake, Neuse River

Fire houses

Fisheries

Historic sites

Historical documents

Indians

Jazz musicians

Jordan Lake

Orange County Home

Orange County structures

Research Triangle Park

Richard B. Harrison Library

Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant

Slavery

Soul City

Southern Historical Collection

Super collider

Timber

Triangle J Council of Governments