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Small Manuscripts Collection

Title: Small Manuscripts Collection
Inclusive Dates:
Extent of Materials: 3 Hollinger boxes (1.2 linear feet; approx. 250 items)
Location: NC 2nd floor storage room, Shelf 51
Date of Accession:
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR:
Processor: various; updated by Amy McDonald, 2012
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Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
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Organization of Collection:
Container List:
Box 1
Item Description Donor
Eno River Association Records, 1973-1980 (1 folder) Bill King
Permission for slave overseer to carry firearm, signed by James Iredell, February 12, 1783 (1 folder — 2 items)
Durham Sit-In circular, 1960 (1 folder) Bill Sharpe
Scarboro’s Grocery receipt, 1938 (1 folder — 1 item) Sandi Haithcock and Carmella Blakney
James Southgate Portrait Historical Collection, 1944 and undated (1 folder)
Durham Juvenile Court Historical Collection, 1941, 1949, and undated (3 folders)
Fred E. Fels term paper (Duke University), “The Work of the Durham Juvenile Court”, ca. 1949 (1 folder — 1 item)
Telegram, Mary Semans to Frank Kenan, 1959 (1 folder — 1 item)
Old Turner Deed and 60 Notes, 1921, 1929-1930 (1 folder) A. G. Barbee?
Statement at Erwin Cotton Mills Stockholders Meeting by R. P. Lewis, 1948 (1 folder — 1 item)
Letter, Rose Bros. to Richard Wright, 1899 (1 folder — 1 item)
Merchants and Manufacturers Exposition program bulletin, 1931 (1 folder — 1 item)
Box 2
Item Description Donor
Violet Park Cemetery Records, 1912-1943, 1969, 1992-1995 (1 folder)
E. S. Swindell Collection, 1954-1956, 1974, 1979 (1 folder)
The collection contains a property appraisal for and photographs of the Durham County Sanitarium.
Benjamin N. Duke calling card, ca. 1890s (1 folder — 1 item)
Durham Civic Association membership application card, undated (1 folder — 1 item)
Durham transportation tokens, 1941, 1980 (1 folder) Connie F. Stutts
Thomas Watson Poe Papers, 1902 and undated (1 folder — 2 items)
Letter, Z. E. Lewis to Thomas B. Fuller, 1920 (1 folder — 1 item)
Box 3
Item Description Donor
Col. Eugene Morehead Memorial Address, 1889 (1 folder — 1 item)
“Press Notices on the Death of Mrs. S. F. Tomlinson”, undated (1 folder — 1 item)
Laura Valinda Watts Memorial Program, [1915] (1 folder — 1 item)
Durham-Duke Club Records, 1935-1936, 1939 (1 folder)
The collection contains club minutes taken by member Dante J. Germino and slides of an undated parade (ca. 1930s) organized by the club for Duke University’s homecoming weekend.
Trinity College Class of 1907 Photo Album (1 folder)
Notable class members include Mary Lillian Duke (later Biddle; daughter of Benjamin N. Duke) and Hersey Everett Spence (Professor of Religious Education and Biblical Literature at Duke University from 1918 to 1952. The album also includes photographs of Trinity College president John C. Kilgo and the entrance to Trinity College, including the campus gates and the Washington Duke building. The folder also contains obituaries for several class members.
Durham School Song Book (2 copies), 1910 (1 folder — 2 items)
These songbooks are extremely fragile and should be handled carefully.
Community Christmas Carol Service Programs, 1928-1945 and undated (1 folder) Dorothy Newsom Rankin?
Durham Senior High School Vocal Ensemble Recital Program, 1937 (1 folder — 1 item)
Engraving of Bennett Place (reproduction), undate (1 folder — 1 item)
Lucian Riley Papers, 1888-1901 (1 folder)
The collection contains receipts for purchases from James Webb, Jr. & Brother (general store) and The Farmers Alliance Warehouse, family genealogical information, and an order from the Board of Supervisors of Public Roads appointing Riley the overseer of construction of a Little River Township road.
36th Annual Convention and Tournament of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association Program, 1923 (1 folder — 1 item)
The program contains photographs of Durham Fire Stations #1-3.
Zafa Debutante Ball, 1983 (1 folder)
The collection contains schedule and committee rosters (photocopies) for Zafa’s first debutante ball. The Durham-based Zafa Court is Court #41 of the Daughters of Isis of North and South America.