Academic Council records, 1954-2000 30 Linear Feet
This collection contains materials of the Academic Council, established at Duke University in 1962. The Academic Council is a group of faculty members who provide representation of the body of Duke University faculty to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and other decision-making groups. The collection includes minutes and associated materials, memoranda and correspondence, council and committee membership lists, new committee charges, reports, bylaws, policy documents and related proposals, financial records, and other records of the Academic Council and its committees. Materials range in date from 1954-2000. Materials are continuously added to this collection.
Academic Rankings Reference collection, 1980-[ongoing] 0.5 Linear Feet — 100 Items
The collection contains materials pertaining to academic ranking of Duke and other schools in the United States.
Academics and Research Reference collection, 1851-ongoing 1.25 Linear Feet — approx. 1000 Items
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.
Activating the Archive student projects collection, 2015 0.5 Linear Feet — 1 box; 7 computer files; 10.6 Gigabyte
Materials have been arranged by student name.
Consists of a single hand-written letter to [Fortunato] Prandi, dated Thursday 5th August. Date could be 1841 or 1847. One page, folded, written on front and back.
The letter is apparently in reply to a request for ten guineas owed by Lovelace to Prandi. She discusses putting off sending him the sum because of travel and also "disagreeable business." She goes on to say she is well in spite of being a "disconsolate widow" and will soon "leave town", "probably to Brighton". The letter closes with an apology for the lateness of repayment and includes a postscript noting her amusement at the "modesty" of his request. It is signed A. A. Lovelace.
Adamos manuscript, undated 1 item
Adam Reynolds photographs, 2013-2015 2.0 Linear Feet
Adam Reynolds's series "Architecture of an Existential Threat" was the 2016 winner of the ADA Collection Award for an Emerging Documentarian. He included the following abstract of his work:
"Since its creation in 1948, the State of Israel has felt itself isolated and beset by enemies seeking its destruction. This collective siege mentality is best expressed in the ubiquity of the thousands of bomb shelters found throughout the country. By law all Israelis are required to have access to a bomb shelter and rooms that can be sealed off in case of an unconventional weapons attack. There are over 10,000 public and private bomb shelters found throughout Israel and the Occupied Territories.
The photographs in this series document these bomb shelters and offer a window into the collective mindset of the Israeli people. Israelis have normalized this “doomsday space” into their daily lives, often using the shelters as dance studios, community centers, pubs, and places of worship. For Jewish Israelis haunted by a history of exile and persecution, these shelters are the architecture of an existential threat – both real and perceived."
Addison "Add" Penfield papers, 1985 0.5 Linear Feet — 750 Items
The collection contains a typed manuscript, 553 pages, concerning Penfield's career as a sports broadcaster and writer, and as a member of the Duke staff. Topics include his years as a student at Duke, Eddie Cameron, Ted Mann, Vic Bubas, Wallace Wade and other members of the athletic staff, the 1942 Rose Bowl, the Duke Football Network (1952-1962), Duke Basketball in the 1950's and 1960's and other related subjects.
Adelaide Johnson papers, 1884-1945 and undated 0.4 Linear Feet
Collection incorporates primarily Adelaide Johnson's working materials related to her sculpture of Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton that is located at the United States Capitol building, with focus on Susan B. Anthony. There are cabinet cards of Johnson's plaster casts, cabinet cards of Anthony and Anthony and Stanton, several signed, along with albumen, gelatin deveoping-out paper, and matte collodion printing-out paper prints of Anthony; two silhouettes of Mott; a few letters to Johnson; biographical information about her; and related published materials. There are also exhibit labels for the first exhibition to be held at Elizabeth Cady Stanton's House after it was acquired by the Women's Rights National Park at Seneca Falls, curated by Lisa Unger Baskin in 1986 or 1987, and featuring the Johnson materials. The exhibit was also displayed at the Sophia Smith Collection for a Berkshire Conference in on History of Women.