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Newspapers, Newsletters, & Periodicals

The North Carolina Collection has current and/or back issues of these publications. Most back issues are located on the second floor of the library and are available all hours the library is open. Current issues are located in the North Carolina Room and available during the hours it is open.

The Carolina Times Archive 1937-1971
Edited by outspoken advocate for civil rights Louis Austin until 1971, The Carolina Times covers Durham and North Carolina news for the African-American community under the banner “The Truth Unbridled.”

The Herald-Sun
The online archive of Durham’s Herald-Sun newspaper covers January 1, 1995, to the present. Microfilm is available for the Durham Morning Herald and Durham Sun back to their beginnings in the late 1800s and early 1900s. These newspapers are a primary source for news about Durham city and county.

The Herald-Sun Photograph Index: Search these indexes for full-text captions of Durham-related photographs in the Herald-Sun. Years available: 1945-1957.  We are actively updating this project and will add new years as they are complete.

Durham City Directories
Published yearly from the late 1800s to the present, the Durham city directories provide a snapshot of Durham residents and businesses within the city limits. They are divided into two main sections: 1) an alphabetical listing by last name and 2) a listing by street address. Genealogists, historic preservationists, people doing environmental impact statements and many others find them useful . The North Carolina Collection has print editions back to 1961, as well as microfilm editions of the 1887-1960 editions. Many editions are online.

Digital Early Durham Newspapers

Four early Durham newspapers have been digitized and made available online through Chronicling AmericaChronicling America is freely available to anyone with an internet connection and provides access to more than 12,000 million pages from 43+ US states and territories.

Title list of newsletters from local organizations.

Title list of existing and current subscriptions to local and state-wide periodicals. Date ranges and links to online versions are provided when available.