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Papers of Individuals and Organizations

The North Carolina Collection houses an ever-growing collection of Durham-related manuscripts as well as the library archives. This alphabetical list links to descriptions of these materials.  To view an item in the manuscript collection, contact the North Carolina Collection at 919-560-0171 for an appointment.

A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Zeta Omega Chapter Collection

Jean Bradley Anderson Papers


Henry Bane Papers

Bethesda Elementary School Records

Mary Ann Black Papers

Sadie Blacknall Papers

Robert Blake Photograph Collection

Bobbin and Shuttle Company Ledger

John “Jack” P. Bond, III Papers

Lila Markham Brogden Collection

Brogden Middle School Records

Brother Yusuf Collection

Bus Brown Collection

R. Kelly Bryant Papers and Obituary Collection

George W. Burch Family Papers


Carrington Middle School Records

Cornelio Campos Collection

Carolina Theatre Records

Howard Clement III Papers

Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet School Records

Colclough and Bragg Families Collection

E’Vonne Coleman Papers

Committee to Investigate the Durham Police Department in the Duke Lacrosse Case Records

Community Chest of Durham Newspaper Files

Cranford Family Papers

Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to Expressway Extension (1979-1980)

Stephen M. Cruse Papers


Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball Collection

Lois DeLoatch Papers

Delta Sigma Theta, Durham Alumnae Records

Frank DePasquale Collection

Duke Protest Newspaper Clippings

Durham Centennial Scrapbook

Durham Christian and Missionary Alliance Church

Durham City Council of Parent-Teacher Associations Collection

Durham City-County Charter Commission Records

Durham City-County Unification Records

Durham City Market Stall Renters’ Bonds

Durham Civil Rights Heritage Project Collection

Durham Council on Alcoholism Records

Durham County Department of Health Collection

Durham County Extension Service Photograph Collection

Durham County Government Slides and Photographs

Durham County Library Archives

Durham County Library Association

Durham County Youth Home Records

Durham Elks Poster Collection

Durham Health Council Records

Durham High School Class of 1906 Papers

Durham High School Class of 1916 Papers

Durham High School Class of 1931 Papers

Durham Historic Photographic Archives

Durham Hosiery Mill Advertisement Collection

Durham Interagency Roundtable Records

Durham Jaycees Records

Durham Merchants’ Association Scrapbook

Durham-Orange County Medical Auxiliary Records

Durham-Orange County Medical Society Papers

Durham People’s Alliance Records

Durham Real Estate Magazine Collection

Durham School of the Arts Records

Durham Schools Collection

Durham Urban Renewal Records

Durham Voters Alliance Records


E. K. Powe Elementary School Records

East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association Collection

Wells Eddleman Papers

Edgemont Community Slides

Mary Elliot Photograph Collection

Eno River Festival Collection

Eno Valley Elementary School Records


Mary Reamey Thomas Few and Randolph Few Papers

Foushee Family Collection

Friday Morning Music Study Club Records

Friends of the Durham Library Records

Friends of West Point Records

Fuller School PTA Scrapbooks [1899-1959]


Steve Gaddis Photograph Collection, 1980-1984

Golden Belt Manufacturing Company Ledger and Aerial Photograph

Saundra Gooch Scrapbook

Gorman Family Collection

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Records

Gregory Real Estate Photograph Collection

Ernie Greup Collection

Wib Gulley Papers


Halcyon Club Records

Louise Hall Slide Collection

Harris Family Papers

Becky Heron Papers

Hillandale Elementary School Records

History of the Arts in Durham Records

Judy Hogan Papers

Irwin Holmes Papers

Hope Valley Country Club Collection

Hope Valley Elementary School Records


James E. Shepard Magnet Middle School Records


Sylvia Kerckhoff Papers

King’s Daughters – Sara Barker Circle Records

King’s Daughters – Sheltering Home Circle Records


Lakewood Park Community Association Records

William Lee Papers

LGBTQ Collection

Little River Elementary School Records

Lucas Middle School Records


Wade Baldwin MacDonald Papers

Shirley Jones Mallard Genealogical Papers

Mangum and Latta Family Papers

Mangum Elementary School Records

A.B. Markham Land Grant and Genealogy Correspondence and Notebooks

Mayor Charles Markham Collection

Emily Norwood Michie Papers

Middle College High School Records

Morehead Montessori School Records

William H. Murdock Papers


National Council of Negro Women – Durham Section Records

Negro Braille Magazine Records

Neighborhood Housing Services of Durham Papers

Dallas W. Newsom and Dorothy Newsom Rankin Collection

Walter Cheek Newton Records

North Carolina Authors Scrapbooks

Northern High School Records


Oak Grove Elementary School Records

Old North Durham Architecture Slides

Old North Durham Neighborhood Association Records

Old West Durham Neighborhood Association Records

Orange County Account Ledger, 1812-1821

Louis Orr Etchings


Parker Family Papers

Parkwood Elementary School Records

Pearl Cotton Mills Records

Norman Pendergraft Papers

Frankie Perry Collection

O. Gordon Perry Collection

Pleasant Pickett Papers

Pocket Theatre Records

Moody B. Pope Family Papers, 1907-1991

Helen D. Pratt Papers

Jack Preiss Papers

Preservation Durham Records

The PRIDE of Durham Papers

George Pyne Papers

Milo Pyne Papers


R. N. Harris Magnet Elementary School Records

Red Cross Durham Collection

The Regulator Bookshop Records

Grace Parham Rhodes Photograph Collection

Clarence Dixon Rigsbee Family Collection

Riverside High School Records

Elizabeth (“Libby”) Parker Roberts Scrapbook Collection

Sidney E. Rochelle Photograph Collection

Maude Rogers Collection

Rogers-Herr Middle School Records

Steed and Mozette Rollins Collection

Ruffin Family Papers

Hildegard Ryals Collection


John Schelp Collection

Steve Schewel Papers

Evelyn Schmidt Papers

Lina Scott Family Photograph Collection

Sherwood Githens Middle School Records

Small Manuscripts Collection

Charles W. Smith Property Appraisals Collection

Southern Conservatory of Music

Southern High School Records

Southwest Elementary School Records

Asa T. Spaulding Biographical Collection

Sprinkle-Stanley Architectural Drawings

Alvis Hatchett Stokes Papers

The Study Club Records


Tax Notebook

Lela Stone Taylor Papers

Nathan Thomas Collection

Burnis H. Thornton Photograph Collection

Three Arts Collection

Clinton W. Toms Scrapbook

Triangle Jewish Chorale Records

Triangle Land Conservancy Records

Tuesday Morning Study Group Records

Twaddell Music School Collection

Tyson Family Papers


Umstead Family Collection

United Daughters of the Confederacy–Julian S. Carr Chapter Scrapbooks

United Fund Collection

Steven Unruhe Papers

Up-To-Date Club Collection

USO Club Scrapbook


Walk and Talk Club Records

Mamie Dowd Walker Scrapbook

William Franklin Warren Durham City Schools Slide Collection

Thomas Whaley Papers

Ernest R. Williamson Papers

Carol Wills Journals

Thomas Womble Collection

Women’s Clubs of Durham Collection

Woodcroft Women’s Club Collection