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George Pyne Papers

Title: George Pyne Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1997 and undated
Extent of Materials: 1 Hollinger box (.4 linear feet, plus oversize materials; approx. 100 items)
Location: Duke Storage and Map Cabinet #11
Date of Accession: 2010
Donor: Milo Pyne
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR:
Processor: Amy McDonald
Subject Headings: Citizens’ associations — North Carolina — Durham.
Community development, Urban–United States–Citizen participation.
Community life — North Carolina — Durham.
Scope and Content: The collection contains biographical materials and primary source documents collected by Pyne’s parents, George and Mary Pyne, pertaining to friends and notable Durham residents. The Frances Foushee camp diary is a photocopy of the original, which remains in Milo Pyne’s possession. The collection also contains documentation about George Pyne’s work with several organizations working to preserve Durham’s natural areas.
Related Materials: Friends of West Point records 1979-1997 and undated. North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.
Hildegard Ryals Papers, 1964-2006. North Carolina Collection, Durham County Library.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Biographical/Historical Note: George Pyne was an architect whose firm, Harris & Pyne,designed many Durham buildings including the Lincoln Community Health Center, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, and dorms at NC Central University. Pyne loved history, architecture, photography, and wildflowers. He was an active volunteer who worked to protect the Eno River, led tours of Maplewood Cemetery and St. Joseph AME Church/Hayti Heritage Center, and served on Durham’s Open Space and Trails Commission.
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection:
Container List:
Box 1
Frances Foushee Camp Diary (photocopy) 1923
Ina Forbus 1955-1994 and undated
Ina Forbus Photographs undated
Durham Open Space & Trails Commission (2 folders) 1991-1997
Durham Urban Trails & Greenways Commission (2 folders) 1987-1991
Friends of the New Hope 1989-1991
Friends of West Point 1995 and undated
Oversize Folder
Burton Park Trail Map undated
Third Fork Creek Floodplain 1988
Cub Creek Floodplain undated
American Lutheran Church Property Maps (2) April 8, 1964
City of Durham Contour Map March 16, 1980
This map has been marked to show aspects of the South Ellerbe Creek Trail.


Updated October 29, 2013.