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Duke University Archives
Duke University Archives

The Duke University Archives is the official repository for records of Duke University and has a charge to make them available for use in accordance with policies approved by Duke University's Board of Trustees, administration and faculty. In addition to the official records of the university, the Duke University Archives holds campus publications; audiovisual materials by and about Duke University; papers and selected publications of Duke University faculty members; records of Duke University student and employee organizations and dissertations, theses, final projects and senior honors papers produced by Duke University students.

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Interdisciplinary Studies records, 1998-2006 31.5 Linear Feet — 23,000 Items

Duke University's strategic plan emphasizes interdisciplinary studies because important teaching, learning, and research often occur across the traditional boundaries of disciplines, departments, or schools. Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University became an office under the direction of the Provost with the appointment of the first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies in 1998. Prior to this, direction of interdisciplinary studies was a responsibility of the Dean of the Graduate School/Vice Provost for Graduate Education. Records contain subject files, correspondence, reports, and planning documents related to Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke, including the Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Information Science and Information Studies, Women's Studies, Science Technology and Human Values, the Black Faculty Initiative, the University Scholars Program, global health, arts and humanities, the arts warehouse, development and grants, and faculty involvement with interdisciplinary teaching.

Records contain subject files, correspondence, reports, and planning documents related to Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke, including the Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Information Science and Information Studies, Women's Studies, Science Technology and Human Values, the Black Faculty Initiative, the University Scholars Program, global health, arts and humanities, the arts warehouse, development and grants, and faculty involvement with interdisciplinary teaching.