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Manuscripts and Other Materials at UNC and Duke

Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have materials with a connection to Durham history. All links on this page will open in a new tab.

Duke University Libraries
Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s Durham-related collections include:

Duke University Medical Center Archives
Separate from the university library system, the Medical Center Archives house the legal, administrative and historical records of Duke Medical Center and Health System, as well as personal manuscripts, departmental records, photographs, and other materials related to the center.

Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, includes:

North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library
The North Carolina Collection attempts to acquire every published regional, county, and town history for North Carolina. The NCC also collects family histories, architectural guides, photographs, maps, city directories and phone books, and some published government records and has many other items of interest to local historians and genealogists.