The collection contains materials pertaining to academic ranking of Duke and other schools in the United States.
The collection contains documents pertaining to academic and research matters at the University such as curriculum development, advising, academic and research support, interdisciplinary programs, consortia and cooperative programs, research centers, and so forth. The materials include handbooks, clippings, flyers, reports, and proposals. The bulk dates are 1964-1994.
The Admissions Reference Collection contains files concerning admission and recruitment. Materials include class profiles and other statistics and compilations, memoranda, brochures, application forms, clippings, newsletters, reports, fact sheets and other publicly distributed material.
The collection includes reports of the Duke University National Council of the Alumni Association (1947-1964), demographic statistics about alumni, newspaper clippings, brochures, offers, and newsletters. Major subjects include the Loyalty fund, local alumni associations and clubs, travel, continuing education in the Alumni College, merchandise, and programming by regional or city-based alumni clubs.
The American Dance Festival Reference Collection includes clippings, announcements, programs, and other materials pertaining to ADF performances and events held on the Duke University campus. This materials was collected from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
Please note that the official repository for information about ADF is the American Dance Festival Archives.
Collection includes lists, inventories, correspondence, clippings, notes, memoranda, photographs, and other materials generated 1915-2005 and related to art and artifacts owned by Duke University, including information on the portraits of the Trustees of The Duke Endowment in the Gothic Reading Room painted by Douglas Chandor. Other artists represented include Charles S. Wiltschek, John Da Costa, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, Norval H. Busey, Irene Price, Cedric Egeli, Simmie Knox, John A. Furlow, and Nelson Shanks.
Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities. Includes academic apparel from university leaders, athletic memorabilia, commemorative plates, and shoulder patches from the Armed Forces units that Duke alumni served in.
Flyers and posters, newspaper and magazine clippings, calendars, event programs and other materials pertaining to the arts at Duke and Trinity College. The bulk dates are 1972-2000. Includes a plan of the "Woodland Stage" at Trinity College along with programs and contracts for performances at Trinity by the Ben Greet Players and the Coburn Players, circa 1910-1916.
The Associations Reference Collection contains material about organizations other than the university, but with which university faculty, staff, and students have been involved. These organizations, which may be local, regional, or national in scope, include informal unincorporated associations as well as foundations and businesses. The forms of material present include correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed materials, news and magazine clippings, rosters, and forms. Major subjects include the Research Triangle, children's education, Durham's Trinity Park neighborhood, pluralism, and student government. The dates span the years 1927 to 1998 with the bulk being 1964 to 1989.
The Athletics Reference Collection contains files of clippings, articles and essays, printouts, publications, and other materials about Duke athletic programs. Topics include revenue and non-revenue sports, cheerleaders, fan behavior, fundraising, the Hall of Fame, Duke Olympians and other athletes, and sports promotions. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Auxiliary Services Reference Collection contains reports, memoranda, publications, schedules, flyers, charts, news clippings and other materials about the operations of Auxiliary Services. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Awards Reference Collection contains files of clippings, flyers, lists, memoranda and other material concerning awards, prizes, medals, and other marks of distinction awarded by the University or by other organizations to members of the University community. Information spans the period from 1879 to the present. This collection does not include information about scholarships; see the Scholarships Reference Collection. Information about the awards listed here and also other awards can also be found in the records of the President and other administrative officers, and in the records of departments and schools. See, for example, the English Department records for information about The Anne Flexner Memorial Award for Creative Writing, or the Personnel Office Reference Collection for information about awards made to employees.
The collection contains essays, articles, clippings, correspondence, reminiscences, and other published and unpublished matter including Bassett's article, "Stirring Up the Fires of Race Antipathy" (1903); a scrapbook, 1903-1904, kept by Trinity College officials with newspaper clippings documenting national coverage the case received; copies of letters by Theodore Roosevelt to Owen Wister (1906) commenting on the case and on Trinity; manuscripts of "My Recollections of the Bassett Trial," by Robert Lee Durham (1936), "The Bassett Affair: A Play in Six Acts," by Baird Straughan (1975), and "Crisis at Trinity" a play by John Merritt (1989); lists of related materials in other collections; various shorter articles and speeches including comments by Richard L. Watson and an address to the Academic Council by Terry Sanford; and materials from the centennial celebration of the Bassett Affair, collected by University Archives staff.
The collection contains publications, fliers, reports, memos, handbooks, manuals, lists, clippings, and a bibliography. The collection is divided into six series: The End of Segregation, Black Faculty, Black Studies Program, Student Groups, Public Forums, and Clippings.
The first series, The End of Segregation, includes a bibliography, background materials about desegregation efforts, statistics, reports, and memos. The second series, Black Faculty, includes clippings, and a list of black professors, assistant professors, lecturers, non-tenure track instructors, graduate teaching and research assistants. The appendix to the list includes the Medical School and School of Nursing faculty.
In 1968, there were discussions on campus about establishing a black studies or Afro-American studies program, but no action was taken by the university. One of the demands of the students who took over the Allen Building on Feb. 13, 1969, was for the establishment of a fully accredited department of Afro-American Studies. On May 2, 1969, the Black Studies Committee submitted a proposal to the Undergraduate Faculty Council of the Arts and Sciences for the creation of the Black Studies Program and the courses were approved by the curriculum committee. Walter Burford was named program head in 1970. The third series, Black Studies Program, chronicles some of the history of this program and includes drafts of proposals, enrollment statistics, flyers, photocopies of clippings, and other materials.
The fourth series, Student Groups, contains materials from a variety of groups. Included are: the Afro-American Society, the Association of African Students, the Black Student Alliance, the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Fraternities and Sororities, and others. The fifth series, Public Forums, includes materials on a number of speakers, rallies, demonstrations, boycotts; one newspaper advertisement; and one Internet site. The sixth series, Clippings, contains mostly photocopies of newspaper articles. The clippings are from 1967-2001 and undated, and cover a wide variety of topics. Of note is a series of articles that appeared in the Chronicle, "Black and Blue: Blacks at Duke," Feb. 13-Feb.17, 1984.
The Blue Devil Reference Collection contains files of clippings and other material about Duke University's mascot. Topics include the French mountain troops for whom Duke's mascot is named, the costume, drawings, history, public opinion, and copies of the handout, "Why a Blue Devil?" The collection also includes folders about uses of the Blue Devil name. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
The Board of Trustees Reference Collection is mainly comprised of clippings and lists of Board members. The first series, Duke University, features clippings on a number of Duke events and issues that affected the Board. The second series, Board of Trustees, contains lists of members, press reports, citations, and the "Trustee Manual."
The Campus Groups Reference Collection documents activities of formal and informal campus-based associations and groups of people, such as clubs and ethnic groups. The collection includes flyers and newsletters, memoranda, announcements, clippings, membership lists, financial records and other material.
The collection includes invitations, clippings, scrapbooks, and an audio recording with remarks from several speakers at the events, including Terry Sanford and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.