The Subject files series contains a variety of resources relating to the Allen Building Takeover that have been collected by the University Archives staff for teaching and research. These materials are organized into three subseries: Primary documents, Media coverage, and Remembrance. Primary documents include flyers, publications, handouts, correspondence, reports, transcripts, and ephemera. The media coverage subseries features clippings and photocopied clippings from campus, local, state, and national newspapers and magazines. Both of these subseries contain materials from 1969, both during and after the Allen Building Takeover. The third subseries, Remembrance, features clippings relating to the anniversaries of the Takeover in 1989 and 1999, as well as artwork made by participants in the Allen Building Lock-in on April 5-6, 2002.
Documents include "The Black Demands, ""Scenario for Campus Revolt, " two requests that students leave the Allen Building peacefully made by Provost Marcus Hobbs, "A Co-ordinating Council Response," and other materials.
Documents include "A 3 day boycott of classes -- Friday, Saturday, and Monday ON STRIKE!! ""Statement by Dr. Douglas Knight for WDBS Radio, Saturday, February 15, 1969," and other materials.
Two letters describing the Allen Building Takeover and subsequent events. The letters were written by Oliver Ferguson and Jane Philpott, colleagues of Carl Anderson (1919-2003), a Duke English professor and administrator, who was in Sweden during the Takeover. At the time, Oliver Ferguson was a member of the Duke English department, and Jane Philpott was Acting Dean of the Woman's College.
Documents include "Summary of Action of the Undergraduate Faculty Council" and other materials.
Documents include "Why Black Students Need Student Power...Why Black Students Cannot Get Student Power," memoranda and statements from Duke President Douglas M. Knight, "Dilemma at Duke, " minutes of the Academic Council, and other materials.
The trial was open to the Duke community, and the names of the students charged were made publicly available. These notes describe these open hearings, but not the private committee deliberations on punishment.