New additions to the R. Kelly Bryant Obituary Collection, provided by our partner, Durham County Library, are now online. This collection of funeral programs and obituaries of African American Durham residents was compiled by R. Kelly Bryant (1917-2015), a historian with an extensive knowledge of Durham, North Carolina.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by last names of individuals. Names included in the newest addition cover the surnames Gaddy through Kearny. The funeral programs and obituaries are an excellent genealogical source and often include biographical details like birth and death dates, names of family members, locations lived, and aspects of an individual’s life story. We will continue to digitize this collection, so check back for more additions in the coming months.
To take a look at what we have digitized so far of the R. Kelly Bryant Obituary Collection, please visit the collection’s exhibit page. Information about the collection is also available in the finding aid on Durham County Library’s website.