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Durham County Library. North Carolina Collection

300 N. Roxboro St., P.O. Box 3809
Durham, North Carolina 27702

Email: lrichard@durhamcountync.gov

Phone: 919-560-0171

Repository URL: http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/ncc/aboutncc.php External Link

Repository code: ncdur

Repository description (CRHP): The North Carolina Collections has a compilation of primarily oral histories, panel discussions and radio interviews that are about Durham or feature people from Durham. Most of the materials are from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Durham County Library, WUNC Radio and Preservation Durham. The inventory has four sections:

Repository description (extant): The primary mission of the Durham County Library North Carolina Collection is to preserve and make available the historical record of the city and county of Durham. It also has a wealth of materials for people interested in researching North Carolina-related topics. Strengths of the collection include:

* 2000+ photographs of Durham
* around 15,000 books on many subjects related to local and state history and culture
o an extensive collection of books about Durham and by Durham authors
o many dissertations relating to Durham
o a good collection of rarer Durham and NC books
* an extensive collection of Piedmont and eastern NC-related genealogical materials
* significant historical maps of Durham County
* city directories dating from 1889
* high school yearbooks
* biography files and subject files built over time that cover Durham history and biography
* microfilmed local newspapers back to the 1870s
* manuscripts (written records from local people and institutions)

Repository type: Public Library

Collections:

Durham civil rights heritage project

 

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