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Durham County Library Honors Local History Donors

Program: Celebrate North Carolina Collection Donors
Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a recognition ceremony and reception celebrating individuals and organizations that have donated materials to the North Carolina Collection in the past five years. The reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Books are a library staple, but there is much more to Durham history than what is found in books. The North Carolina Collection seeks out and makes available photos, papers of individuals and organizations, high school newspapers and yearbooks, architectural drawings, maps and other materials that, in most cases, no other institution in the world has. The North Carolina Collection holds more than one hundred small manuscripts collections specifically related to Durham history and culture. Among the donors of these materials are Irwin Holmes, Hillside High graduate and first black athlete in the Atlantic Coast Conference; Doris Stanley, of the Sprinkle-Stanley architectural firm; Jean Bradley Anderson, author of the definitive history of Durham County; Howard Clement, North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance executive and long-time city councilman; the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association; and Durham Public Schools.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Lynn Richardson at 919-560-0171 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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