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Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection has one or more folders of materials on each of the topics listed. Types of materials include newspaper and magazine clippings, pamphlets and brochures, programs from various events, reports from government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations, and much more.

All of the materials focus on the city and county of Durham. While most items date from the early 1980s when the Collection began, earlier times are also represented.

Academy of Music
Affordable Housing
Aged
Agriculture & agricultural services
Airports (2 folders)
All-American City
Allied Arts of Durham
American Dance Festival
American Tobacco Company
American Tobacco Historic District
Animals
Architecture
Arts & artists (3 folders)

  • see also Dance
  • see also Duke University–Arts
  • see also Music-Misc
  • see also Theater productions

Associations

  • see Clubs, associations, organizations, etc.

Auto Racing
Bahama (Community)
Banks and banking

  • see CCB
  • see Financial institutions

Baseball

  • see Durham Bulls

Bennett Place
Bicentennial (U.S.)
Black history

  • see also Civil rights
  • see also Race relations

Blues
Boys Club of Durham

  • see also John Avery Boys Club

Bragtown
Braille Magazine
British-American Festival
Buildings (2 folders)
Buses
Business
Businesses (5 folders)
CCB (includes Durham Bank & Trust)
Carolina Action
Carolina Friends School
Carolina Theatre (3 folders)
Cemeteries
Census
Center for Documentary Studies
Chamber of Commerce – includes Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (2 folders)
Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
Choral music
Choral Society of Durham, NC
Churches (41 folders)

  • see also Yates Baptist Association

City audit reports
City officials

  • see also County officials

City of Medicine (2 folders)
Civic Center
Civil defense
Civil rights (2 folders)

  • see also Black history
  • see also Race relations

Classical music

  • see also Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle
  • see also Durham Symphony Orchestra
  • see also Mallarmé Chamber Players

Clegg  (community in southern Durham County)
Clubs, associations, organizations, etc. (3 folders)

  • see also Council for Senior Citizens
  • see also Elk’s Lodge
  • see also Kiwanis Club
  • see also Rotary Club
  • see also Women’s organizations

Comics
Committee of 100 (RTP)
Communities

  • see also Bahama
  • see also Clegg
  • see also Lowe’s Grove
  • see also Orange Factory
  • see also Rougemont

Community centers
Community development (2 folders)
Conservation

  • see Land conservation

Confederate monument
Council for Senior Citizens
Country clubs

  • see also Hope Valley Country Club

County Centennial
County departments
County Fair
County officials and employees
Court House & courts (2 folders)
Credit unions

  • see Financial institutions

Crest Street
Crime
Dance
Daughters of the American Revolution
Day care
Description of Durham (2 folders)
DeShazor’s Beauty College
Diets
Dixon, Wyatt–Newspaper columns
Downtown (2 folders)

  • see also Parrish Street

Drugs
Duke Family
Duke Forest (2 folders)
Duke Gardens
Duke Homestead
Duke Park
Duke University (4 folders)
Duke University–Arts
Duke University Libraries
Duke University Medical Center
Duke University. Trinity College
Durham Academy
Durham & Southern Railway
Durham Art Guild
Durham Arts Council (2 folders)
Durham Bank & Trust Co.

  • see CCB

Durham Bulls (3 folders)
Durham Business and Professional Chain
Durham Business College

  • see Durham College

Durham Central Park
Durham Choral Society (1897-1899?)
Durham Civic Choral Society

  • see Choral Society of Durham, NC

Durham College
Durham Colored Library
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
Durham Congregations in Action
Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau
Durham County Criminal Justice Center
Durham County Hospital (former name) (2 folders)
Durham County Library (2009-present)
Durham County Youth Home
Durham Farmer’s Market
Durham Herald-Sun
Durham High School (2 folders)
Durham Life
Durham Memorial Stadium
Durham-Orange Genealogical Society
Durham Oratorio Society

  • see Choral Society of Durham, NC

Durham Regional Hospital
Durham Rescue Mission
Durham Symphony Orchestra
Durham Technical Institute (& … Community College)
Dwellings (3 folders)

  • see also House tours

East Durham
Economic conditions (2 folders)
Education
Elections
Elk’s Lodge
Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association
Emergency Energy Fund
Emergency management
Employment
Eno (3 folders)

  • see also West Point on the Eno

Environment
Expressway
Fairntosh
Festival for the Eno (2 folders)

  • see also Eno

Festivals
Films
Finances
Financial institutions

  • see also CCB

Fires & fire prevention
Flag & Flower (Durham’s official flag & flower)
Flood plains
Food co-ops
Forecasts
Foundation for the Better Health of Durham
Foundations
Fraternities & sororities
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (including DoubleTake – precursor to FF)
Funeral Homes
Funeral Programs
Garden clubs
Genesis House
Genealogy
Gentrification
Ghost stories

  • see Parapsychology and the supernatural

Good Will
Government

  • see Politics and government

Government documents, Miscellaneous
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

  • see Chamber of Commerce

Green Books
Gypsies
Half-way House

  • see United Fund

Hardscrabble  (Plantation)
Hayti  (Neighborhood) (2 folders)
Hayti Heritage Center
Hazardous wastes

  • see also Refuse and refuse disposal

Health and disease
Hillside High School
Hispanic
Historic house, Julian S. Carr
Historic Preservation Commission    (3 folders)
Historic Preservation Society

  • see Preservation Durham

History–Pre-1890
History–1890-1919
History–1920-1959
History–1960-1969
History–1970-1979
History–1980-1989
History–1990-1999
History–2000-2009
History–2010-2019
History—General
Homeless
Hope Valley Country Club (3 folders)
Hope Valley (Neighborhood)
Hospitals

  • see also Duke University Medical Center
  • see also Durham County Hospital
  • see also Durham Regional Hospital
  • see also Lincoln Community Health Center
  • see also NC Eye & Ear/Specialty Hospital (formerly McPherson Hospital)
  • see also Watts Hospital
  • see also Watts School of Nursing

Hotels, bed & breakfasts, etc.
House tours
House tours—Preservation Durham (2 folders)
Houses

  • see Dwellings

Housing    (2 folders)
Human relations
Image
Immaculata School
Immigration
Indians
Inventory of Natural and Cultural Resources
Jails
Jazz
Jewish Community
John Avery Boys Club
Junior League
Juvenile Court
King’s Daughters
Kiwanis Club
Lake Michie
Lakewood
Lakewood Park
Land conservation
Land use and planning
Languages
LGBTQ
Libraries

  • see also Duke University Libraries
  • see also Durham County Library
  • see also School libraries

Liggett & Myers (2 folders)
Lincoln Community Health Center
Links, Inc. (Durham & Triangle Park Chapters)
Literacy

  • see Reading

Little River School
Lowe’s Grove (1 folder)
Mallarmé Chamber Players
Maps (2 folders)
Media

  • see also Newspapers

Menus (2 folders)
Migrants (Durham)
Military
Morehead Hill
Murals
Museum of Durham History
Museum of Life and Science

  • see North Carolina Museum of Life and Science

Music

  • see Blues
  • see Choral music
  • see Classical music
  • see Jazz
  • see Music–Miscellaneous
  • see Record catalogs

Music—Miscellaneous
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP
Negro Braille Magazine
Neighborhoods

  • see also Bragtown
  • see also Crest Street
  • see also Duke Park
  • see also East Durham
  • see also Hayti
  • see also Hope Valley
  • see also Lakewood
  • see also Morehead Hill
  • see also Northeast Central Durham
  • see also Old North Durham
  • see also Parkwood
  • see also Pearsontown
  • see also Trinity Park
  • see also Walltown
  • see also Watts-Hillandale
  • see also West Durham
  • see also West End
  • see also Woodcroft

Newspapers

  • see also Media

North Carolina Central University (2 folders)
North Carolina Eye & Ear/Select Specialty Hospital (formerly McPherson Hospital)
North Carolina Museum of Life and Science (2 folders)
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. (3 folders)
North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics
Northeast Central Durham (Neighborhood)
Nursing homes
Old North Durham
Olympics
Operation Breakthrough
Orange Factory (Community)
Ordinances
Organizations

  • see Clubs, associations, organizations, etc.

Parapsychology and the supernatural
Parks and Recreation Dept.
Parkwood (Neighborhood)
Parrish Street
Pearsontown
Photographers
Police
Politics & government (4 folders)
Post Office (includes a collection given by Jean Anderson)
Postcards
Poverty
Predictions

  • see Forecasts

Preservation
Preservation Durham (2 folders)

  • see also House tours—Preservation Durham

Public Interest Research Groups
Public safety
Race relations

  • see also Black history
  • see also Civil rights

Railroads
Rankings
Reading
Record catalogs
Recreation

  • see also Parks and Recreation Dept.

Red Cross

  • see United Fund—Red Cross

Refuse and refuse disposal

  • see also Hazardous wastes

Research Triangle (3 folders)
Research Triangle Institute (3 folders)
Restaurants, etc. (2 folders)
Revenue sharing
Roads & streets

  • see also Parrish Street
  • see also Trails

Rosenwald Schools
Rotary Club
Rougemont (Community)
Sallam Cultural Center
Salvation Army
Save Our Schools (1971 Charette)
School libraries
School merger
School merger—Thesis materials
School of Science & Mathematics

  • see North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

Schools, City (pre-merger) (5 folders)
Schools, County (pre-merger) (6 folders)

  • see also Little River School

Schools, Private

  • see also Carolina Friends School
  • see also Durham Academy
  • see also Immaculata School
  • see also Wright School

Schools, Public (since merger on July 1, 1992) (4 folders)

  • see also Hillside High School
  • see also Durham High School
  • see also North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics

Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration
Sheriff
Shopping centers
Sister Cities of Durham, Inc.
Small business loan scandal
Snake handling
Social services (4 folders)
Soil and Water Conservation District
Solid waste

  • see Refuse and refuse disposal

Soul City
Sports and recreation

  • see also Durham Bulls
  • see also Olympics

St. Stephen’s Chamber Orchestra

  • see Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

Stagville
State historic sites

  • see Bennett Place
  • see Duke Homestead
  • see Stagville

Streets

  • see Roads and streets

textiles
Theater productions  (staged productions incl. drama, music (e.g. opera))

  • see also Dance

Tobacco
Trading paths

  • see Trails

Traffic accidents
Trails

  • see also Roads and streets

Transportation

  • see also Buses
  • see also Railroads

Trinity College

  • see Duke University

Trinity Park (Neighborhood)
Unions
United Fund
United Way
Urban Ministries of Durham
Urban renewal
Veterans
Walltown (Neighborhood)
Water supply
Watts-Hillandale (Neighborhood)
Watts Hospital
Watts School of Nursing
Weather
West Durham (Neighborhood)
West End (Neighborhood)
West Point on the Eno
Women
Women in Action for the Prevention of Violence and its Causes
Woodcroft
Women’s organizations
World War II
Wright School (formerly Wright Refuge)
Yates Baptist Association
YMCA
YWCA
YWCA Women of Achievement

 


NORTH CAROLINA SUBJECTS

Adoption
Archaeology
Art and artists
Burroughs Wellcome
Camp Butner
Chapel Hill Bird Club
Civil Rights
Civil War
Crusoe Island
Eastman Community School
Falls Lake, Neuse River
Fire houses
Fisheries
Historic sites
Historical documents
Indians
Jazz musicians
Jordan Lake
Orange County Home
Orange County structures
Research Triangle Park
Richard B. Harrison Library
Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant
Slavery
Soul City
Southern Historical Collection
Super collider
Timber
Triangle J Council of Governments