Manuscripts and Other Materials at UNC and Duke
The special collections libraries at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill have a wealth of materials related to Durham County.
North Carolina Central University Libraries
NCCU’s James E. Shepard Memorial Library’s Durham-related collections include:
- NCCU yearbooks, available to view online
- NCCU Faculty and Staff Photograph Records
- Durham Fact-Finding Conference Records
- Helen G. Edmonds Papers
- James E. Shepard Papers
- and many more.
The State Archives of North Carolina
Collects, preserves, and provides public access to historically significant archival materials relating to North Carolina.
The State Library of North Carolina
Includes an extensive library of North Carolina genealogy materials.
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Divisions
The Library of Congress owns hundreds of photos of Durham and Durham County.
National Archives and Records Administration
Preserves important documents and materials created in the course of United States government’s business. These records may help if you are researching your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
The NDLDT promotes the adoption, creation, use, dissemination and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations from all fields.
NC Literary Map
Visit the Durham page of the NC Literary Map which provides information on authors associated with Durham and literature mentioning or taking place in Durham, including both fiction and nonfiction.