Local History Collection

Rebecca B. Wall

Black and white photo of Rebecca B Wall

Rebecca B. Wall Local History Collection

The Orange County Public Library is the home of the Rebecca B. Wall Local History Collection. The collection contains many Orange County historical items, including:

  • books
  • journals
  • magazines
  • maps
  • microfilm, 
  • and online resources
  1. About Rebecca B. Wall
  2. Items in Collection
  3. Online Resources
  4. Other Area Resources

Ms. Wall (December 22, 1898 to April 2, 1986) was a career librarian and a devoted patron and benefactor of the Orange County Public Library. She was a member of the Orange County Board of Education from 1925 until 1929. She served as a librarian for the New York Public Library and at Greensboro Senior High School, in Greensboro, North Carolina. She retired from her post as chief librarian at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1964.

Ms. Wall was the daughter of Annie Cameron (nee Collins) and William Lewis Wall of Durham, North Carolina. She was a descendant of Thomas Ruffin, chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court (1833-1852), and Duncan Cameron, who served in both the state house and senate between 1802 to 1824.