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Mary Robinson papers, 1948-2010 (bulk 1985-2000) 0.5 Linear Feet — 400 Items

Mary Robinson was a 1949 graduate of the Woman's College at Duke University. Robinson was also member of the White Duchy, the women's equivalent of the Red Friars honorary society. Collection contains material pertaining to the White Duchy and her 1949 classmate and fellow White Duchy member, Nancy Hanks, eventual head of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council on the Arts, 1969-1977.

Contains material pertaining to the Order of the White Duchy and Nancy Hanks. Materials present include correspondence between Mary Robinson and Nancy Hanks, rituals surrounding the White Duchy; the Lucky Number, the newsletter of the White Duchy; clippings concerning the death of Nancy Hanks; the creation of the Nancy Hanks Center; and color photographs and slides documenting reunions, the Cashiers, North Carolina home of Nancy Hanks, and bequests to the Museum of Art from the estate of Hanks.


Virginia Parrott collection, 1958-1962 0.5 Linear Feet — about 400 Items

Virginia Parrot was a 1962 graduate of the Woman's College and a member of Debate Council and the PreMed Society. Collection contains a disassembled scrapbook and assorted loose memorabilia reflecting student life at the Woman's College in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Collection contains a patent Duke scrapbook and additional assorted loose memorabilia. Materials present include a Class of 1962 ribbon, welcoming letters and printed matter from campus organizations to incoming students. Senders include the Judicial Board, the YWCA, and various sororities. Copies of the Cadueceus, the newsletter of the Duke PreMed Society, printed programs, and other material reflective of student life in the late 1950s and early 1960s is also present. Due to wear, items in scrapbook have been foldered in page order and the scrapbook pages discarded.

Virginia Passmore Beaujean, a native of Nottingham, Pennsylvania, was a 1942 graduate of the Woman's College at Duke University. She was a member of the Kappa Sigma sorority, the Freshman "Y" Council, the Sophomore "Y" Council, the Woman's Glee Club, and was named to the Dean's List her Freshman and Sophomore years. The scrapbook contains clippings, programs, catalogs, and other ephemera. Also present are artifacts and other assorted memorabilia. Due to its brittle condition the scrapbook has been disassembled with each page housed in a separate folder.

The scrapbook contains material pertaining to Beaujean's experience as a student of the Woman's College at Duke University with inclusive dates of 1938-1942. Material present includes material retained by Beaujean from Oxford High School in Nottingham, Pennsylvania including grade reports, her letter of admission to Duke, athletic and theatre ticket stubs and books, invitations and calling cards, Sigma Kappa sorority material, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and several artifacts.

Additional material includes a Women's Athletic Association Handbook, and Order of Service for Duke University Church, a program for the Southern High School Invitational Basketball Tournament played at Duke Gymnasium in 1940, and numerous receipts showing tuition, room and board, and laboratory fees. Also worthy of note is an October 18, 1938 letter from the President of Jarvis residence hall noting Beaujean's continuing disregard for the 11:30 PM lights-off rule and potential appearance before the House Committee if neglect continues. Due to brittle pages, the scrapbook had been disassembled and individual pages foldered separately.


Woman's College records, 1928-1974 60.4 Linear Feet — 42,305 items

The Woman's College was established at Duke University in 1930, as a coordinate to Trinity College for men. As a coordinate college within Duke University, the Woman's College fostered a community that allowed for shared university faculty, curriculum, and educational facilities, while giving women an opportunity for leadership through their separate student government, social standards committees, and judicial board. It was merged with Trinity College in 1972. The collection includes university administrative records, correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, course schedules, statistics, handbooks, newsletters, calendars, financial information, photographs, audio recordings and other materials. Major topics include coordinate education at Duke University, especially administrative and curricular procedures; relationship between the Woman's College and its students (in loco parentis); social standards policies; women's student government; integration of the Woman's College; student health care; and student organizations.

Materials in the collection include university administrative records, correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, course schedules, statistics, handbooks, newsletters, calendars, financial information, photographs, audio recordings, scrapbooks, and other materials from the tenures of Deans Baldwin, Brinkley, Ball, and Kreps. The university administrative records of other offices such as Dean of Women, Academic Dean, Assistant Dean of Women, and Dean of Freshmen are also present.