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Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Records

Title:Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce records
Inclusive Dates:1891-2013 (bulk 1960-2013)
Extent of Materials:6 Hollinger boxes, 1 flat box, 8 slide albums, 4 12"X 8" X 6" boxes
Location:Duke Storage
Date of Accession:2013, 2014
Donor:Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR
Processor:Cale McCammon, 2014 addition by Kristen Merryman
Subject Headings:Business enterprises--North Carolina--Durham--Directories.
Business relocation--North Carolina--Durham.
Durham (N.C.)--Commerce--Directories.
Durham (N.C.)--Description and travel--Periodicals.
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (Durham, N.C.)--Directories.
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (Durham, N.C.)--Periodicals.
Industries--North Carolina--Durham--Directories.
Scope and Content:The collection consists of materials created by the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and a few records of the organization . The materials relate not only to the organization's activities and presence in the community, but also to the changing economic landscape of Durham. Included are slides dating from 19xx-19xx of sites all around Durham, various publications that contain membership listings and guides for buyers, businesses, and new residents, as well as programs and invitations relating to community events that the Chamber of Commerce hosted. The collection also contains two scrapbooks of newspaper articles, one concerning a possible merger of the Durham city and county governments and another concerning the industrial and commercial expansion of Research Triangle Park during 1968. Provided with the scrapbooks were sections of the April 26, 1953, Durham Morning Herald, which celebrated the city's centennial by providing histories and snapshots of Durham churches, sports, businesses, the Chamber of Commerce itself, and women's organizations. The collection also contains an insert from the February 23, 1924, issue of the Durham Morning Herald , which features histories of the Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis clubs. Because the 1953 issue has been microfilmed, the original was discarded, while the 1924 insert was retained.
Related Materials:Durham Morning Herald microfilm.
Durham Centennial Scrapbook.
Materials cataloged separately from manuscript collection (Durham FYI, Durham Today, "Action" Newsletter, etc.)
Restrictions:The collection is open for research.
Biographical/Historical Note:Founded in 1906, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce aims to foster leadership and collaboration among Durham businesses for the benefit of the economic climate. On the political front, the Chamber of Commerce advocates for Durham businesses in order to inform legislative powers and affect public policy.
Condition Notes:
Organization of Collection:
1. Organizational records
1a. Publications [Includes membership directories and relocation/new resident guides, as well as promotional Durham brochures and handouts]
2. Outside publications and promotional materials [includes Durham promotional sections in nationwide magazines]
3. Scrapbooks and oversized materials
4. Audiovisual materials and slides (The slides are organized as they were by the Chamber of Commerce. The section categories from the Chamber are reflected in the container list.)
Container List
Box 11. Annual dinner, 1959
2. Annual meeting programs, 1960, 1979-1980, 2012-2013
3. Annual reports, 1950-2007
Missing 1951-1965, 1967-1978, 1981-1986, 1988-1999, 2005 forward
4. Audited financial statements, 2006
5. Board of Directors minutes, 1967-1968
6. Board of Directors minutes, January - June 2007
7. Board of Directors minutes, July - December 2007
8. Community needs assessment, 1985
9. Correspondence, 1962-1963, 1967-1968
10. Durham First campaign, 1980
11. Durham livability survey report, 1984
12. Executive committee meeting minutes, January - June 2007
Box 2 1. Executive committee meeting minutes, January - June 2007
2. Governor's business awards in education, 1984
3. History of Durham files, 1917
4. History of Chamber of Commerce files, 1981
5. Leadership manual, 1982
6. Meeting a national problem through local action by Carl A. Gray, 1978
7. Membership service forms, 1971-1983
8. Policy manual, 1970
9. Programs of work goals, 1965-2003
Missing 1982, 1984-1988, , 1991, 1993-1997, 2000, 2004 forward
10. Promotional handouts and brochures, 1989-1990
11. Promotional materials, Chamber of Commerce centennial, 2006
12. Publicity clippings, 1985-1989
Box 41. Residence choice surveys, 1976, 1980
2. Residence choice survey, 1985
3. Silver Anvil award, 1987
4. Various invitations and promotional materials, 1961-2010
5. Construction services directory, 1990
6. Contact club training manual, 1992
7. Discover Durham, North Carolina community data, 1970
8. Durham, the City of Medicine: Bird's Eye View, circa 1996
9. Durham, the City of Medicine, the County of Merit: development handbook, circa 1996
10. Durham community service organizations, 2010
11. Durham Centennial magazine, 19475
12. Durham, North Carolina, 1977
13. Durham, North Carolina - A word-picture story about an area and its people --Committee of 100, 1953
14. Durham, North Carolina information guide, 1970
15. Durham Wholesalers Directory, 1962
16. Government--A report on city and county, 1970
17. Marketplace exhibitor's manuals, 1992-1993
Box 51. Major employers, 2011
2. Membership directories, 1964, 1967-1968
3. Membership directories, 1970-1972
4. Membership directories, 1973-1977
5. Membership directories, 1982-1983, 1988-1990
6. Membership Directory, Business Guide, and New Resident Guide, 2003
7. Membership Directory and Buyers Guide [100th Anniversary Edition], 2006
Box 61. Membership directories, 2012-2013
2. New Durham: Crossing the Threshold, A Four-Year Accelerated Economic Development/Image Program for Durham and Durham County, 1984
3. New resident guides, 2004-2008
4. Relocation guide, 2011
5. American Way , January, February 1986
6. Durham promotional handouts and brochures, 1986-1993
7. Jack Tar Durham promotional flyer, 1963
8. PACE magazine, December 1985, February 1987
9. PACE magazine, "Durham Report" [1985] and "Development in the Triangle" [1987], 1985, 1987
10. The Research Triangle Urban Region--An Economic Atlas, 1982
11. The State, 31929
12. We the People of North Carolina, January 1986, February 1987, June 1990
Box 71. Surveys of local chambers of commerce, 1968-1989
2. Who's who in Chamber management, 1985-1988
Box 31. "Bird's-eye view of the city of Durham, North Carolina" print of original oversized map, 1891
Date reflects the year the map was created, not the year of publication.
2. Durham Morning Herald February 23, 1924, 1924
Articles celebrating the Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis clubs.
3. Durham Morning Herald "The Ayes of Durham," November 4, 1973, 1973
4. "Expansion 1968 Volume I" scrapbook, 1968
Compilation of newspaper articles relating to the industrial and commercial expansion of the Research Triangle Park during 1968.
5. "Durham Citizens for One Government" scrapbook, 1974
Compilation of newspaper articles relating to the merging of Durham city and county governments.
6. Leader--News of the Research Triangle "Durham on the Move," October 1987, 1987
7. North Carolina's Research Triangle, 1980
Box 8Best Places To Live, Money Magazine Story--ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA-- VHS, n.d.
Business Dialogue, Good Example of Racial Harmony--VHS, 42081
Business Dialogue, Good Example of Good Human Relations--VHS, 42085
Durham --VHS, n.d.
Durham Black Achievers Program--VHS, 34001
Durham First Presentation--VHS, n.d.
Durham Public Schools presented By, WTVD News channel 11 --VHS, n.d.
Durham's Youth Speaks Out--VHS, 33302
Gateways To Higher Achievement--VHS, n.d.
Box 9The 84th Annual Meeting with slide presentation--VHS, 35104
The 84th Annual Meeting video presentation [12 minutes]--VHS, n.d.
The 89th Annual Meeting--VHS , 37013
The Right Choice--VHS, n.d.
New Durham Delivers "Education", COC-101-A :30, "Growth" COC-101-B :30, "Medical" COC-101-C :30--VHS, 32225
Our Children…Our World 1. Race, Class Achievement 2. Education, Top Priority --VHS, n.d.
Out on The Town, the Newcomer's Video Guide To The Triangle--VHS, 1/1/1994
Pic Forum On Transportation--VHS, 33316
Race, Class, and Student Achievement: A Town Meeting 59:50 --VHS
Box 10The Road Back, TROSA--VHS, n.d.
Watershed Ordinance--VHS, n.d.
3M-MBU 18s Videocassette
City Of Medicine, Durham Chamber Corporation-Tape 3, 38047
Diversity of Durham, Greater Durham Chamber Of Commerce, Bill K. Baucom, Jr., 38047
3M-MBU 18s VideoCassette
Box 11New Durham Program master 11:08, no date
Portrait Of The Triangle, no date
Box 12Aerial views, 1977-1993
Arts and music
Community events
Duke sites
Downtown sites
Health relations
Historical visitor sites
People and children
Research Triangle Park buildings
Schools and universities
Box 13Shopping centers, 1975-1991
Durham Chamber Of Commerce
"Diversity Of Durham" slide presentation
"New Durham" slide presenetation
Box 14Miscellaneous, 1980
Box 15Slides A-E
Miscellaneous people, 1972-1977
Duke University
Kings Business College
North Carolina State University
Durham Technical Institute
North Carolina Central University
University Of North Carolina
Watts School of Nursing
Durham High School
Fayetteville Street School
Hillandale School
Jordan Junior High School
Lakewood School
Mobile classroom
Pearsontown School
E. K. Powe School
Shepard Junior High School
School room scene
School children
Kindergarten scene
Box 16Slides F-T, 1974-1978
Durham General Hospital
Veteran's Administration Hospital
Watts Hospital
Northgate Shopping Center
South Square Mall
First Union Mall
Holland Street Mall
Bennett Place
Duke Homestead Tobacco Museum
Morehead Planetarium
Stagville Preservation Center
West Point Mill
Eno River
Elderly housing
Croasdaile Apartments
Yorktowne Apartments
Colony Hills Condominiums
Public housing
Devonshire Manor
Homes (private)
Neighborhood (near Watts Hospital)
Quiet street in Durham
Belk Leggett
Durham hotel implosion (former Washington Duke Hotel)
Unidentified churches
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
First Baptist Church
First Presbyterian Church
Saint Pauls Lutheran
Saint Philips
Saint Stephens Episcopal
Trinity Methodist Church
Westwood Baptist
Durham Symphony at Five Points
North Carolina Symphony
Small Business Administration luncheon
Kiwanis mini park
Richard Morgan's downtown gallery
Farmers market (Holland street mall)
Mike Vance seminar
WTVD Live Eye van
Durham City Council
County Commissioners
Congressional Action Committee--Raleigh
United States Capitol--Washington, D.C., sites
Sports--special events
Box 17Slides U-Z, 1973-1978
Durham Chamber Of Commerce Golf/Tennis tournament
Durham Chamber Of Commerce bike racing
Annual meeting
Alan Aldridge
Frank Borman
J. B. Brame
Vic Bubas
Tootie and Vic Bubas
George Gallup
Ray Mulligan
Dillard Teer
US-USSR track meet logos
Pan-Africa-West Germany track meet
Durham policemen
Durham firemen
Durham fire engine
Durham fire chief's car
Durham First
35mm Color Transparencies, n.d.
Box 18Duke Gardens
Five Points
Duke Chapel
Slides, 1976-1977
Duke Gardens
Ligget, Richard Coyle
L. Stifel, Burroughs Wellcome
County office building
Duke Power Company
U.S. Forestry Service
Sara Watts
Allen Teasley Theatre
Box 19Durham, N.C., 1972-1987
Shopping centers
Tobacco museum replica
Duke Homestead
Duke museum
Durham County Hospital
Lab research