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Papers of Local Individuals & Organizations

The North Carolina Collection houses an ever-growing collection of Durham-related manuscripts as well as the library archives. This alphabetical list links to descriptions of these materials.  To view an item in the manuscript collection, contact North Carolina Collection librarian Lynn Richardson at 919-560-0171 or for an appointment.

P – Q – RSTU – V – W – X – Y – Z


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Collection

Jean Bradley Anderson Papers


Henry Bane Papers

Mary Ann Black Papers

Sadie Blacknall Papers

Robert Blake Photograph Collection

Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger

John “Jack” P. Bond, III Papers

Lila Markham Brogden Collection

Brother Yusuf Collection

Bus Brown Collection

R. Kelly Bryant Papers and Obituary Collection

George W. Burch Family Papers


Cornelio Campos Collection

Carolina Theatre Records

Howard Clement III Papers

Colclough and Bragg Families Collection

E’Vonne Coleman Papers

Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Files

Cranford Family Papers

Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to Expressway Extension (1979-1980)

Stephen M. Cruse Papers


Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball Collection

Lois DeLoatch Papers

Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Records

Frank DePasquale Collection

Duke Protest Clippings

Durham Centennial Scrapbook

Durham Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Durham City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations Collection

Durham City-County Charter Commission Records

Durham City-County Unification Records

Durham City Market Stall Renters’ Bonds

Durham Council of Garden Clubs Collection

Durham Council on Alcoholism Records

Durham County Department of Health Scrapbook

Durham County Extension Service Photograph Collection

Durham County Government Slides and Photographs

Durham County Library Archives

Durham County Library Association

Durham High School Class of 1906 Papers

Durham High School Class of 1916 Papers

Durham High School Reunion 1931

Durham Historic Photographic Archives

Durham Historical Materials – Miscellaneous

Durham Hosiery Mill Advertisement Collection

Durham Jaycees Records

Durham Merchants’ Association Scrapbook

Durham Morning Herald and Durham Sun Special Editions

Durham-Orange County Medical Auxiliary Records

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Papers

Durham People’s Alliance Records

Durham Real Estate Magazine Collection

Durham Schools Collection

Durham Urban Renewal Records

Durham Voters Alliance Records

Durham Youth Home Records


East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Collection

Wells Eddleman Papers

Edgemont Community Slides

Mary Elliott Photograph Collection


Friday Morning Music Study Club Records

Friends of the Durham Library Records

Friends of West Point Records

Fuller School PTA Scrapbooks [1899-1959]


Steve Gaddis Photograph Collection, 1980-1984

Golden Belt Manufacturing Company Ledger and Aerial Photograph

Saundra Gooch Scrapbook

Gorman Family Collection

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Records

Gregory Real Estate Photograph Collection

Ernie Greup Collection


Halcyon Club Records

Louise Hall Slide Collection

Harris Family Papers

Becky Heron Papers

History of the Arts in Durham Records

Judy Hogan Papers

Irwin Holmes Papers

Hope Valley Country Club Collection


Sylvia Kerckhoff Papers

King’s Daughters – Sara Barker Circle Records

King’s Daughters – Sheltering Home Circle Records


Lakewood Park Community Association Records

William Lee Papers

LGBTQ Collection


Wade Baldwin MacDonald Papers

Shirley Jones Mallard Genealogical Papers

Mangum and Latta Family Papers

A.B. Markham Land Grant and Genealogy Correspondence and Notebooks

Mayor Charles Markham Collection

Emily Norwood Michie Papers

William H. Murdock Papers


National Council of Negro Women – Durham Section Records

Negro Braille Magazine Records

Neighborhood Housing Services of Durham Papers

Dallas W. Newsom and Dorothy Newsom Rankin Collection

North Carolina Authors Scrapbooks


Old North Durham Architecture Slides

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association

Orange County Account Ledger, 1812-1821

Louis Orr Etchings


Parker Family Papers

Pearl Cotton Mills Records

Norman Pendergraft Papers

Frankie Perry Collection

O. Gordon Perry Collection

Pleasant Pickett Papers

Pocket Theatre Records

Moody B. Pope Family Papers, 1907-1991

Dr. Benjamin E. Powell Collection

Helen D. Pratt Papers

Preservation Durham Records

The PRIDE of Durham Papers

Jack Preiss Papers

George Pyne Papers

Milo Pyne Papers


Grace Parham Rhodes Photograph Collection

Clarence Dixon Rigsbee Family Collection

Elizabeth (“Libby”) Parker Roberts Scrapbook Collection

Sidney E. Rochelle Photograph Collection

Maude Rogers Collection

Steed and Mozette Rollins Collection

Ruffin Family Papers

Hildegard Ryals Collection


John Schelp Collection

Evelyn Schmidt Papers

Lina Scott Family Photograph Collection

Small Manuscripts Collection

Charles W. Smith Property Appraisals Collection

Southern Conservatory of Music

Sprinkle-Stanley Architectural Drawings

Alvis Hatchett Stokes Papers

The Study Club Collection


Tax Notebook

Lela Stone Taylor Papers

Nathan Thomas Collection

Burnis H. Thornton Photograph Collection

Three Arts Collection

Clinton W. Toms Scrapbook

Triangle Land Conservancy Records

Tuesday Morning Study Group Records

Twaddell Music School Collection

Tyson Family Papers


Umstead Family Collection

United Daughters of the Confederacy–Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks

United Fund Collection

Up-To-Date Club Collection

USO Club Scrapbook


Walk and Talk Club Records

Mamie Dowd Walker Scrapbook

William Franklin Warren Durham City Schools Slide Collection

Thomas Whaley Papers

Ernest R. Williamson Papers

Carol Wills Journals

Thomas Womble Collection

Women’s Clubs of Durham Collection