The collection consists primarily of the Correspondence Series, 1820-1927 and undated, between Thomas Carlyle, Jane Welsh Carlyle, and various other correspondents. Correspondents include Carlyle's secretary, Henry Larkin; John Fergusson; Thomas Murray; Basil Montagu; Bryan Waller Procter ("Barry Cornwall"); Thomas Erskine; Richard Owen; Frederic Chapman; William McCall; and John Reuben Thomas. Letters present not only a narrative of their own lives, but also provocative discussion of the ideas and events of their time, including the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, the coronation of Queen Victoria, the repeal of the Corn Laws, the Great Exhibition of 1851, the deaths of Sir Robert Peel and the Duke of Wellington, the Crimean War, and the rise of modern Germany. Also present are vivid references to the works and movements of noteworthy contemporaries such as Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Ivan Turgenev, and others. Most of the letters are outgoing from the Carlyles; there is also one letter dated 1860 April 25 from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Thomas Carlyle, asking Carlyle to sit for a portrait. There is also an August 1863 letter from Carlyle likely directed to Virginia devine and abolitionist Moncure Conway, who travelled to London in 1863 armed with letters of introduction from Emerson, his mentor. There are several letters from Jane Welsh Carlyle to Henrietta Maria, Lady Stanley of Alderley, discussing day-to-day life with numerous references to her husband, Thomas Carlyle. Also included is a fragment of a letter from Thomas Carlyle to his wife containing reference to Lady Stanley's little boy.
The collection also includes miscellaneous correspondence, such as one letter to Charles Kingsley promising to help Kingsley get his book published; one letter to James Aitkin; one to Sir Richard Owen concerning inviting O. M. Mitchel (an American astronomer) to lecture on the Mississippi at Somerset House; one letter from Walter Savage Landor prior to Carlyle's only visit with Landor; one letter from Carlyle to London publisher [Frederic] Chapman referring to two manuscripts by Mr. Meccall; one letter from Carlyle to Boehm; and one letter from Carlyle to John Reuben Thompson, as well as several pieces to or from unidentified correspondents. Also includes a letter from Carlyle to D. B. Brightwick at Greenwood College regarding teaching virtue by example (includes published transcription).
The Scrapbook Series consists of a volume of clippings and annotations on Thomas Carlyle's life and works compiled by his biographer, David Alec Wilson.
The Writings Series consists of manuscript fragments of Thomas Carlyle's Shooting Niagara: And After? and his History of Frederich II of Prussia.
The Photographs Series contains a photograph showing part of the Carlyles' study and two autographed portraits of Thomas Carlyle.
Collection consists of a set of seven mounted photographs, apparently intended for exhibition, and a set of five pro-choice pamphlets created by the Abortion Rights Association of New York (later known as Abortion Rights Association, Inc.). The photographs include coroner's office photographs of deceased women following self-inflicted abortions; morgue photographs of infanticides; equipment and tools used in self-inflicted abortions; and fetuses in utero, one with deformed brain. Author of the included captions is unknown. The pamphlets, written to assist New York physicians and practioners implementing the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling, address women's rights to clinical abortions, abortion laws, counseling and guidance on policies, and references to New York abortion clinics and practitioners.
Includes a wide array of Cross' creative work, including short stories and novelettes, poems, essays, song lyrics, novels, and copies of his published work. In addition there is research he conducted for his published books, and often material related to the publishing process, including tracking sheets, correspondence, contracts, reviews, and royalty statements. Material dated past Cross' death has to do with republishing agreements.
Includes primarily research Cross conducted for his published books. Among the material are style sheets; notes, lists, and questions regarding the works; photocopies of internet and other research completed, and reference materials. Includes some correspondence with publishers. There is a review of White Guardian, and a list of Cross' recommended readings.
Includes correspondence regarding the publishing and review of Crosses work, along with contracts. Cross also comments on the work of other writers and his own unpublished work. In addition, there are files on royalty statements and the Nebula Awards. Material dated past Cross' death involves republication of his work.
Includes a wide array of Cross' creative work, including short stories and novelettes, poems, essays, song lyrics, novels, and copies of his published work. Drafts and copy edited versions of his writings are often accompanied by a variety of other material, including Cross' tracking documents, correspondence, contracts, royalty payments, reviews, photocopies of the published piece, and other items related to the publishing process.
The Consumer Reports Colston E. Warne papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, manuscripts and texts of articles and speeches, reports and other printed materials. Correspondents include Arthur Kallet, Dexter Masters, E. Scott Maynes, Edward Reich, James Mendenhall, James Morgan, Jean Whitehall, Leland Gordon, Morris Kaplan, Persia Campbell, Rhoda Karpatkin, Ruby Turner Morris, Walker Sandbach and William Pabst. Institutions represented include the American Council on Consumer Interests, Amherst College, Consumer Federation of America, Cooperative Distributors, Council of Economic Advisors, International Organization of Consumers' Unions (later Consumers International), League for Industrial Democracy, National Consumer Energy Advisory Committee, National Consumers League, National Recovery Administration and the University of Pittsburgh. Topics addressed include academic and intellectual freedom, communism and subversion, consumer and worker education, economics, labor and war-time advertising. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
The records of the Erwin Cotton Mills, a textile manufacturing company, date primarily from 1982-1967 but include items as early as 1832 and as late as 1976. There are ten series: Information; Account Books; Alphabetical; Labor Relations; William Allen Erwin; Pearl Cotton Mills; Cooleemee Cotton Mills; Erwin Yarn company; and J. N. Ledford Company. The collection relates mostly to the company's textile operations and related matters, but there is also some material concerning William A. Erwin's personal and family interests. The account books are largely intact. Most of the correspondence and topical records have not survived and are represented here only by scattered files. Records from the subsidiaries and acquired companies vary but have survived in similar fashion. the Account Books Series and Alphabetical Series comprise the bulk of the collection.
The Labor Relations series focuses upon the company's relationship with its workers, the Textile Workers Union of America, and the federal government. Files largely date from the late 1930s and early 1940s. The series documents strikes and extensive negotiations with employees, as well as contracts, memoranda, correspondence, wage charts, labor agreements, and other materials. There is also material from the United Textile Workers challenging the Textile Workers Union of America in 1951 and 1952.
Records of the textile-selling agency at Philadelphia from its origin in the 1920s until its liquidation in the 1940s. Minutes, stockholder records, ledgers, journal, cashbook, and sales journal, and several files of legal and financial papers. Volumes arranged chronologically within types. Files arranged alphabetically.
Collection contains primarily correspondence and printed materials. There are also three unidentified and undated black-and-white photographs, along with a few items representing the Livingston family, including a genealogy developed by Helen Thomas Blackwell. The correspondence contains mostly routine letters to from other family members to Alice Stone Blackwell, Anna M. Blackwell, Elizabeth Blackwell, Emma Blackwell, Helen Blackwell, Henry B. Blackwell, and Lucy Stone. There are also several postcards mailed to the Woman's Journal regarding subscriptions, address changes and other matters related to publication, or the editor's business acquaintances. There are several printed materials written by Blackwell authors, including "Philosophy of Re-Incarnation" by Anna Blackwell, and "Medicine & Morality," "Scientific Method in Biology," and “Erroneous Method in Medical Education" by Elizabeth Blackwell. However, the series primarily features printed items that were maintained in the Blackwell family library. Also contains a corrected typescript (1940s) of Ishbel Ross' Life of Elizabeth Blackwell along with notes from 1958 on the Elizabeth Blackwell award at Smith College.
Livingston family papers, 1934-1976 and undated 0.1 Linear Feet
Contains a 1972 Livingston family genealogy created by Helen T. Blackwell along with an undated article on the disputed authorship of "'twas the Night Before Christmas," possibly written my Major Henry Livingston Also includes original poetry by Jeannie Livingston Hubbard Denig, 1934-1976.
Printed material, 1847-1958 and undated 0.4 Linear Feet
Series comprises a few printed materials written by Blackwell authors, including "Philosophy of Re-Incarnation" by Anna Blackwell, and "Medicine & Morality," "Scientific Method in Biology," and Erroneous Method in Medical Education" by Elizabeth Blackwell. However, the series primarily features printed items that were maintained in the Blackwell family library. Also contains a corrected typescript (1940s) of Ishbel Ross' Life of Elizabeth Blackwell along with notes from 1958 on the Elizabeth Blackwell award at Smith College.
Collection includes trade publications, awards booklets, reprints and other printed materials, slides, photographs, audiocassettes and 35mm films. Companies represented include the Associates of the Bell Company; Foote Cone & Belding; Foster & Kleiser; Institute of Outdoor Advertising; Outdoor Advertising Association of America; Outdoor Advertising Incorporated; Southern Outdoor Markets. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
Collection includes correspondence, bills, approvals and releases, lists of stockholders, estimates, wage cards, legal files (lawsuits, judgments, claims), insurance documents and other printed materials. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
The JWT 16mm Microfilm Investigations span the years 1913-1950 and consist of research reports, market studies, account histories, office overviews, campaign studies and other investigative documents. Clients include Andrew Jergens, Ballantine, Corning, Eastman Kodak, Emerson Drug, General Cigar, J&J Colman, J.B. Williams, J.P. Stevens, Johns-Manville, Lehn & Fink, Lever Brothers (Unilever), Lorillard, Northam Warren, Penick & Ford, Pond's, R.T. French, Scott Paper, Standard Brands and the U.S. Marine Corps.
The JWT 35mm Microfilm Proofs collection spans the years 1906-1960 and consists primarily of images of print advertisements and proofs taken from proof books and portfolios of domestic and foreign JWT offices. Clients include Ballantine's, B.F. Goodrich, Butterick, Corning, Crowell Publishing, Davey Tree Surgeons, General Cigar, General Motors, Guinness, Horlicks, J.B. Williams, Jergens, Johns-Manville, Nash, Northam Warren, Pennsylvania RR, RCA, Sharp & Dohme, Shell, Standard Brands, Sun Maid, Swift, Sylvania, United Airlines, Ward Baking, and Welch's Grape Juice.
The Leah Fritz papers are organized into three series. The Personal Papers series contains Leah Fritz's correspondence and subject files. The Writings Series contains Fritz's notebooks and diaries as well as drafts, published articles, and papers related to the publication of Fritz's prose writings, poetry, and book and article reviews. The Audiotapes series contains audiocassettes of presentations and poetry readings by Fritz and other recordings.
Writings series, undated 17 boxes
The Writings Series contains Fritz's notebooks and diaries as well as drafts, published articles, and papers related to the publication of Fritz's prose writings, poetry, and book and article reviews. The Notebooks and Diaries subseries contains Fritz's diaries, notebooks, address books, and other volumes. Most of the volumes contain irregular diary entries, reflections, poetry drafts, and drawings. The Prose Subseries contains drafts and published versions of Fritz's essays, articles, letters to the editor, and other prose pieces. The bulk of these materials predate Fritz's emigration to England. Included in this series are drafts of Fritz's book, Dreamers and Dealers: An Intimate Appraisal of the Women's Movement. Also included are clippings, notes, and editorial comments on Fritz's work and an article submission index tracking the publications and journals to which Fritz submitted her writings. The Poetry subseries includes poetry manuscripts; drafts and proofs of Fritz's published poetry anthologies, including From Cookie to Witch is an Old Story, Going, Going..., Somewhere En Route - Poems, 1987-1992, The Way to Go, and an apparently unpublished collection of poems, Bureau de Change; materials related to the publication of Touching the Sun, an anthology dedicated to the memory of poet Adam Johnson, edited by Fritz; and other papers. The Book Reviews subseries contains drafts and published versions of Fritz's reviews of books, articles, and poetry.
The Audiotapes series contains audiocassettes of presentations and poetry readings by Fritz and other recordings. Cassettes labeled with poets' names presumably contain recordings of poetry readings, interviews, or other content related to those poets and their works.
Collection spans 2002-2012 and includes correspondence, entry forms, audiovisual materials, artifacts, written reports and other materials that document businesses entering the awards competitions for social service and humanitarian projects. Companies and charities represented include the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs, Children's Miracle Network, Ford, Kohl's, Komen Breast Cancer Foundation/Komen for the Cure, Macy's, Procter & Gamble, Target and Toys for Tots. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
The collection consists of an extensive, but incomplete, set of account books, remnants of the office file and James Sprunt's correspondence (personal as well as business letters and papers), and pictures. Among the account books there are long series of ledgers, journals, cashbooks, purchase books, and stock inventories that document the company's operations between the 1870s and 1950s. The ledgers date between 1889 and 1952, and there are private ledgers for 1907 through 1931. The volume of minutes covers 1919-1930, but there are a few others among the offices files along with financial statements, 1885-1915, important legal documents of the partnership and corporation, and assorted other papers.
Correspondence and other papers of James Sprunt and the company date between 1884 and 1952, but they are numerous only for 1904, 1906, 1909-1910, and 1919-1921. The letters date mostly to 1904-1910, and 1919-1921, and are largely files of James Sprunt, reflecting his activities in business and interests in secular and theological education, the Presbyterian church in the U.S., and North Carolina history. Notable correspondents and subjects are Alexander Sprunt (1815-1884), Alexander Sprunt (1852-1937), Alexander Sprunt (b. 1898), James Sprunt (1847-1924), Kenneth Mackenzie Murchison, Francis Herman Packer, John Miller Wells, John Campbell White, Edward Jenner Wood, The Laymen's Missionary Movement, and the Presbyterian mission at Kiangyin, China. Account books, minutes, and correspondence are available also for a number of domestic and foreign subsidaries and branch offices, but these are often quite fragmentary. More than thirty pictures, mostly photographs, illustrate the firm's staff, workers, physical plant, and employees as well as other scenes.
Also included are some papers representing various domestic and foreign subsidiaries and branch offices, especially Champion Compress and Warehouse Company, the Wilmington Compress and Warehouse Company, Alexander Sprunt & Son (of Delaware, a holding company), and the company's offices in New York City and Le Havre, France.
Information about the company's history can be found in: James Sprunt's letters of Nov. 6, 1908; Apr. 9, 1909; Jun. 7 and Oct. 22, 1919; an article in Wilmington's Morning Star from Feb. 11, 1921; and Dictionary of American Biography.
The Pictures Series includes both photographs and illustrated pictures and advertisements. The majority of photographs are of the Alexander Sprunt and Son employees and facilities in Wilmington, N.C., and include the main office building on Front and Walnut Streets; office staff, including some photographs of the Sprunts; the Champion Compress and Warehouse facility; the S.S. Winston Salem (1920). The series also includes portraits and photographs of the Sprunt family both in Wilmington and abroad. Other images in the collection are: postcards and advertisements, as well as a set of photos by Cirkut Photos by Coovert in Memphis, Tennessee.
The company's nomenclature for some of the account books was not apparent, and it was necessary to substitute titles that it is hoped are approximately accurate, if not always precise. In addition, there was some difficulty in distinguishing between those volumes that belonged to the main office at Wilmington and those that belonged to other offices and subsidiaries. The company was a complex operation, and its accounting procedures changed over the years. Many volumes did not have labels.
The collection consists primarily of psychiatrist Percy Ryberg's personal correspondence (in particular with his wife, Barbara), diaries, and other personal papers (1908-1991), some of which speak to his youth in Argentina. Ryberg's career as a physician and psychiatrist is represented through professional correspondence, writings, and medical research material. The material includes articles on the treatment of alcoholism in the mid-twentieth century, the publication of his book Health, Sex and Birth Control, and research on histamine reactions on the skin. Other topics that may be mentioned in the papers include mental health treatment, gender identity, schizophrenia, and spiritual and astrological aspects of medicine. There are also clippings and correspondence relating to the trial of William Koch (1940s), a U.S. physician who claimed to have developed a cure for cancer.
The collection also includes photographs (1906-1990s), mostly family snapshots and professional portraits of Ryberg, and photograph albums documenting Ryberg's travels and career. Glass plate negatives bear images of diplomas, and a military portrait of Ryberg from 1942.
Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
The Robert Ward Papers have been divided into eight series: Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Operas, Instrumental Works, Vocal Works, Music Sketchbooks and Student Works, Music by Others, and Untitled Recordings. Biographical Materials consists of documents pertaining to Ward's work as a composer, including newspaper clippings, profiles, the composer's published writings and interviews, documents from the organizations with which he affiliated, events held in his honor, and certificates and awards he received. The Correspondence series primarily consists of professional communications between Robert Ward and several organizations. Ward's music has been divided into three series based on genre and arranged alphabetically by title of piece within each series: Operas, Instrumental Works, and Vocal Works. Materials for each composition may include scores, recordings, and publicity materials such as newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews. Music Sketchbooks and Student Works contains assorted untitled music sketches and sketchbooks by Ward, as well as manuscripts for some of his student works. Music by Others includes a variety of scores and recordings by other composers included in Ward's papers, the majority of which are recordings. Untitled Recordings comprises assorted media that contain no composition titles, although some recordings are labeled and dated as specific performances.
Music Sketchbooks and Student Works contains assorted untitled music sketches and sketchbooks by Robert Ward, some of which may be related to later published works. Also includes score and parts to Ward's withdrawn work, his 1st String Quartet (not to be confused with his First String Quartet from 1966), and libretto drafts to a work entitled The Tragic Muse. Also contains various contrapuntal exercises from Ward's time at the Eastman School of Music, as well as orchestrations of works by J.S. Bach and Claude Debussy. Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Contains assorted media that contain no composition titles. Recording titles are taken from the media objects themselves. Some recordings are labeled and dated as specific performances. Includes audiocassettes, compact discs, digital audio tapes, reels, and VHS tapes. Listed alphabetically by recording title; physically sorted by format.
Operas contains a variety of materials related to each of Robert Ward's nine completed operatic works. All of the compositions include an assortment of newspaper clippings, programs, and reviews from their performances. Clippings, programs, and reviews related to The Crucible are by far the most extensive. Almost all the operas have music sketches, libretto drafts, published libretti, piano-vocal scores, orchestral scores, conductor's scores, some individual instrumental parts, and both audio and audiovisual recordings. Media types include audiocassettes, compact discs, digital audio tapes, DVDs, reels, and VHS tapes. The scores include published versions, edited proofs—many in Ward's own hand—master sheets, printing masters, and original manuscripts. Several of the operas also include correspondence from Ward regarding revisions and performances, as well as production photographs, academic publications with musical analyses, set drawings, and stage directions. The materials for Roman Fever include a filming script. The series also includes libretto drafts for an unfinished opera entitled Debs. Recording titles are taken from the media objects themselves. Arranged alphabetically by opera title.
The Allen Building Takeover Oral History Collection includes materials collected by Duke student Don Yannella while writing his senior thesis in 1985. The oral histories offer first-hand accounts of and reactions to the Takeover from Duke students, staff, administrators, and members of the Durham community.
The interviews were recorded on cassette tapes, and these original tapes are in Box 1. Access copies and transcripts for many of the interviews are included; listening copies are in Box 2 and transcripts are in Box 3.
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.
Ledger, letters, and receipts kept by George G. Allen, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Duke Endowment, concerning portraits of the members of the Endowment commissioned from Douglas Chandor. Correspondents include Douglas Chandor, Chandor's business manager Reeves Lewenthal, Duke University President William Preston Few, and Duke Endowment Trustees Norman A. Cocke, Charles I. Burkholder, Bennette E. Geer, and Robert L. Flowers.
Correspondence, student and financial records, reports, and other materials relating to the administration and academic program of Trinity College (Randolph Co., N.C.) as well as its predecessors, Union Institute and Normal College. Of particular interest are Braxton Craven's reports to the Board of Trustees, as well as minutes and resolutions of the trustees of Normal College, the constitution of Union Institute (1839), and Craven's correspondence with elected officials in North Carolina as well as Methodist clergymen. Individuals figuring prominently within the correspondence include trustee John Wesley Alspaugh; Charles Force Deems, a Methodist minister; David Lowry Swain, President of the University of North Carolina; North Carolina Governors David Settle Reid and Henry Toole Clark; and educator, Calvin H. Wiley. Subjects within the correspondence include the Methodist Episcopal Church, college financial affairs, and the activities of the Trinity Guard, a unit of student-soldiers that Craven formed during the Civil War. Some letters describe conditions and public sentiment in and around Randolph County during the Civil War. Also included are Craven's sermons and addresses, lecture notes, and diaries, as well as photographs of Craven.
Included are account books accounts of student tuition, bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Several volumes include the signatures of students. Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades. One volume contains accounting of women and children, and their amounts of bacon, meal, beef, and salt, that was possibly recorded during the Civil War.
Papers pertaining to the Order of the Masons, of which Craven was a member. Trinity College also had its own Lodge. Included within this series are bylaws of the Trinity Lodge, minutes of meetings, copies of Master Mason's Certificates, and a partial list of members.
This series documents Braxton Craven's involvement with the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Included in this series is a roll book of the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church, of which Craven was secretary (ca. 1870s). Inside the book are provisions for lay and clerical delegates.
Included are account books accounts of student tuition, bible, book, boarding fees, paper, and ink purchases. Several volumes include the signatures of students. Roll books contain students' names, courses, attendance, assignments, and grades.
Contains materials from the many grants Professor Klopfer received to fund his animal-behavior research. Included are ledger books, correspondence, research and grant paperwork, including applications. The collection ranges in date from 1957-1971.
The collection includes photographic materials created and collected by the American Dance Festival, including negatives, contact sheets, prints, and transparencies.
The interview tapes and transcripts (1972-1978, undated), which comprise the bulk of the collection, include interviews with government officials, participants in the North Carolina civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and opponents of the movement, including members of the Ku Klux Klan. The few research files in the collection include statistical data related to Greensboro elections (1930s-1950s), notes from the Joan Bluethenthal papers and a report by the North Carolina State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on civil disturbances at Dudley High School and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1969.
The Audiotapes Series consists of two identical sets (one for preservation, one for use by researchers) of twenty-eight tapes containing oral history interviews. The Printed Material Series includes transcripts and/or notes on 67 oral history interviews, and three research files related to the civil rights movement and local politics in Greensboro.
Beyond the direct oral history materials, there is also a Writings and Research Series . It includes research notes for several chapters of Chafe's book in addition to newspaper clippings addressing topics such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and the return of black veterans from the Vietnam War; an assortment of documents regarding the Black Panther Party collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigations' Counter Intelligence Program, and a number of publications produced by other authors. While the materials predominately relate to Greensboro, this series also includes information on civil rights activity in Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Research Triangle at large. The Photographs Series includes fourteen undated photographs.
William H. Chafe's book, Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom, chronicles the continuing conflict over desegregation in Greensboro in the 1950s and 1960s. Chafe explores the "progressive mystique" that defined the terms of culturally-sanctioned behavior, looking at how civility served to preserve the South's racial order. Within this context, he discusses the city's reaction to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the Greensboro sit-in movement begun by four college students at North Carolina A&T College in 1960, and the emergence of the Black Power Movement in the late 1960s.
Series consists of 14 photographs located in the final folder of box 3. Photographs show Civil Rights demonstrators, law enforcement response, race relations in the South, and active protest. All photographs are undated with little information regarding subjects and locations, though three photographs are identifiably of Chapel Hill demonstrations.
This series includes oral history interviews as well as transcripts and notes (1972-1978 and undated) related to the civil rights movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. Digital preservation audio files are available for all interviews where the original audiocassettes exist. Some interviews have transcripts only. This series also includes audio recordings of William Chafe's notes regarding interviews and his research, as well as transcripts on the Greensboro elections, notes on the papers of Joan Bluethenthal, and a report by the North Carolina State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on civil disturbances at Dudley High School and North Carolina A and T University in Greensboro.
Roughly one-half of this series consists of Chafe's notes for Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom. Notes are divided by chapter. Also included in this series are photocopies of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counter Intelligence Program documents pertaining to Black Panther Party members and chapters in Charlotte, N.C. and Oakland, C.A. Series includes reports and writings by others related to Chafe's book, a number of newspaper clippings, two interview transcripts of Ella Baker conducted by Sue Thrasher and Casey Hayden, and information on Civil Rights protests in Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and the campuses of North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Men's Basketball Game Film collection contains recordings of Duke Blue Devils men's basketball games created by Duke Athletics for the use of coaches and departmental staff. Recordings made before 1990 are largely on 16mm cellulose acetate film, and may be black and white or color and with or without audio; indications of color film or with included audio are noted in this guide where known. Recordings are grouped by individual game, titled by opponent, and include information on the game's outcome, score, and location, where known. Reference copies in other formats are included for a given game where they exist. Recordings made after 1989 are largely on video formats including VHS, BetaCam, and DVCam.
Also included are some compilations of games, highlights for certain players, and some recordings made from broadcast television. Not every game played by Duke Men's Basketball is included in this collection. Most games were recorded on several film reels, and some are missing. Many films have likely been edited. Documents related to the films are also included.
Additional information on location or game events may be included on the containers of individual recordings, or in the recordings themselves.
Video for Social Change was a documentary film course taught by Bruce Orenstein at the Center for Documentary Studies in the spring of 2014. Focusing on the production of advocacy videos for social change, the course introduced knowledge and skill sets needed to make effective videos for grassroots organizations, exploring how video is integrated into organizing strategies to achieve better results. Student projects consisted of video oral histories with social justice advocates in North Carolina, including James Andrews, Rukiya Dillahunt, Anita Earls, Angaza Laughinghouse, Dani Moore, Allison Riggs, Melinda Wiggins, and Mel Williams. The materials in the collection Include raw footage, edited projects, transcripts, and releases.
The video interviews and accompanying transcripts were created digitally. You may view streaming copies of the edited video masters under each interview listed below. To access the original video resources and transcripts, contact Rubenstein Library Research Services.
The three spiral-bound photograph albums in the collection were assembled by U.S. Army Major General Lloyd Brinkley Ramsey, and feature over 300 black-and-white gelatin silver mounted photographs, chiefly in 4x5 and 8x10 sizes, with typed captions and commentary by Ramsey about people, events, and settings. The albums measure approximately 11x13 inches. The photographs, mostly taken by Ramsey but also by other unidentified individuals, chiefly focus on Ramsey's service and travels, and include images of the National War College (renamed the Defense College in 1961) and its personnel; many meetings, dinners, and parties attended by South Korean and U.S. military officers and attaches; official military visits to the DMZ and to U.S. installations, including the newly developed guided missile system base. One set of images documents Military Armistice Commission (MAC) meetings held in August and October 1959 between North and South Koreans and American military officers. Ramsey often appears in snapshots of social events and meetings. Other images document Seoul streets, parks, palaces, markets, a women's school, and rice fields; and scenes from trips to Inchon, South Korea, rural areas, and Tokyo, Japan.
The album includes about 20 close-range photographs of violent student riots and civilian street demonstrations in Seoul against President Syngman Rhee, known as the April Revolution of 1960. The photographer is unidentified. Note: these photographs include potentially disturbing images of bloodied and dying demonstrators, and street violence.
This album includes approximately 134 photographs with typed captions and commentary. They chiefly document South Korean and American military personnel during meetings, relaxing in quarters, and posing for snaphots and group portraits. Events documented include the Korean Military and Naval Academies graduations. There are also many images from touristic trips to towns, to the Chang Gyung Won (Changgyeong Palace) Gardens, and to Tokyo, Japan, just before Ramsey departed for the U.S. from Taiwan. The first photograph is the only color image in the collection - a snapshot of Korean children playing with a seesaw on the street. Included is a large brochure for the Atami Hotel in Tokyo as well as a publicity magazine about the Tokyo Tower, a record-height communications structure built in 1958.
On pages 6-8 there are twenty black-and-white images of the April Revolution in 1960, most taken at close range and which include potentially disturbing images of bloody and dead protesters and violent clashes with police. The photographer is unidentified. The two-week mass civilian protests, spearheaded by students protesting widespread vote-rigging in presidential elections by then-President Rhee Syngman, later led to the downfall of the Rhee government that had ruled the country for 12 years.
This album includes approximately 82 photographs with typed captions and some newspaper clippings, and dates from October 1959 through March 1960. It includes many group photographs of Korean and American military officers, including officials from the Chinese embassy, as well as many snapshots of then-Colonel Lloyd Ramsey. Other images show interiors at the National War College near Kisan, Korea, including the NDC library, auditorium, typing room, and leadership's offices. There is one photo of General Paik Sun-yup, Korea's first four-star general, who died at 100 on July 10, 2020. In Korea, Paik's death sparked a controversy on his pro-Japanese activities during the colonial period.
A small sticker on the cover is labeled "Orig. Honest John," referring to a newly-developed missile visible in several images during a visit to the 4th U.S. Guided Missile Command. Other visits were to Ewha University, a women's school, and to a market.
There are many images of dinners, meetings, and parties chiefly hosted by Korean military officials, along with Korean women referred to as "hostesses." There are some family snapshots of Ramsey's wife and children.
One clipping documents meetings of the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group (PROV-MAAG-K) in 1959.
This spiral-bound album houses approximately 121 page-mounted and 5 loose sleeved photographs with typed captions and dates from July to October, 1959. Then-Colonel Ramsey came to Korea to serve as the U.S. Army advisor to the Korean National Defense College, near , South Korea, in July 1959.
The photographs are numbered. The first group is from Ramsey's first days at the National Defense College and includes shots of campus exteriors and interiors, and his quarters. There are images from side trips to rice paddies, the "Chang Duk Palace"(Changdeok Palace), Chang Gyung Won Gardens (part of present-day Changgyeong Palace), a visit by Miss Korea 1959, and August and October, 1959 Military Armistice Commission (MAC) meetings attended by North and South Koreans and U.S. personnel. There is a brochure and map of one of the palaces. Small panoramic shots of Seoul are included.
Many group photographs of officials are present. There is one image of Major General Lloyd Ramsey where he is described as a new Senior Advisor of the National Defense College in the Korean Republic. There are also images of Korean Generals Kyung Nok Choi, Lim Hang Bak, and Woo Joo Chang.
Collection consist of historical medical instruments and artifacts, art objects, realia, and other three-dimensional objects, primarily originating from Europe and the United States, but including some artifacts from China and Japan. Ranging in age from the late 16th to the late 20th centuries, objects include physician's medical kits and pharmaceutical items (often in the original cases and bags); clinical equipment used in amputation, obstetrics, opthalmology, surgery, neurology, early electrical therapies, and in research and diagnostic settings; instructional objects such as anatomical models; and art objects such as apothecary jars, a bas-relief memento mori, a marble skull, and fetish figures.
There are many models of microscopes, from a small monocular "flea glass" to mid-20th century models. Other early medical instruments and supplies include amputation saws, bleeding bowls, cupping glasses, hypodermic needles, infant and invalid feeders, lancets, opthalmoscopes, pill rollers, stethoscopes, syringes, and other items. A more unusual item - and one of the larger pieces - is an adult walker made of wood, dating perhaps to the 19th century or earlier.
Of interest is a large collection of early anatomical and diagnostic human models from China and continental Europe, in the shape of small, intricately detailed manikins, most crafted from ivory. Some feature removable anatomical parts, and female figures often include a removable fetus. There is also a model illustrating acupuncture points. Other instructional artifacts include glass slides used in medical school lectures.
Most of these objects were photographed by Medical Library staff; at a later time, digital images of almost all of the objects in the collection were added to the online Duke University Historical Images in Medicine database, linked in this collection guide and now available through the Duke Digital Repository. Many of the original black-and-white photographic prints are filed in the History of Medicine Picture File collection. See the Related Materials section in this collection guide for links to these resources.
Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
Artifacts donated by Snow Roberts.
Artifacts donated by Henry J. Pyle, M.D., Grand Rapids, Michigan
Collection contains correspondence, diaries and notebooks, financial papers, legal papers, genealogical documents, printed materials, and other items pertaining to the Knight family of Natchez, Mississippi and Frederick, Maryland. Materials in the collection date from 1784 to 1960, with the bulk of the papers dating from the 1840s to the 1890s. The majority concern the personal, legal, and financial activities of John Knight (1806-1864), merchant, plantation owner, lawyer, and investor; Frances Z. S. (Beall) Knight (1813-1900), his wife; and their daughter Frances (Fanny) Beall Knight; as well as relatives, friends, and business partners, especially banker Enoch Pratt and William Beall.
Significant topics include: life in Natchez, Mississippi and Frederick, Maryland; plantations, slaves, and slavery in Mississippi and other Southern states; 19th century economic conditions, especially concerning the cotton market; banking and bank failures; U.S. politics in the 1850s and 1860s; the Civil War, especially in Maryland; reports of cholera and yellow fever outbreaks; 19th century family life; and the Knights' travels to Europe, Egypt, Turkey, and Russia from 1850 to 1864.
Genealogies chiefly relate to the descendants of Elisha Beall of Maryland. There are also two late 19th century albumen photographs of homes in West Virginia (James and Lizzie Brown's "Kingswood") and Maryland ("Beallview," the house of Elisha Beall). A few other images of the Knights are found in the Rubenstein Library's Picture File Collection.
The papers of John Knight concern his business relations with the Beall family of Maryland; his plantations in Mississippi, Hyde Park and Beverly Place, and their management; the purchases, expenses, and medical care of the enslaved people who lived and worked on those plantations; investments in cotton land in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas; economic conditions in the United States, especially concerning the cotton market; the effects of the Civil War, especially in Maryland; and the family's trips to Europe. His notebooks keep careful track of expenses and income, as well as travel. The many land deeds, indentures, slave lists, bills of purchase, and other financial and legal documents in the collection, some dating to the 1700s, chiefly relate to his activities as an attorney and landholder. Many also relate to the legal and financial activities of the Beall family, particularly to William M. Beall. John Knight was also interested in medicine, so the collection holds memoranda books and other papers with prescriptions, receipts, and instructions for medicines treating ailments of the time.
Papers of his wife, Frances (Beall) Knight, include 21 diaries and some correspondence, as well as financial and legal papers. Her diaries describe in detail life in Natchez, Mississippi, religious life, family members, visits, the weather, and health. Of particular interest are her travel diaries, which document the family's travels to Europe, with side trips to Egypt, Turkey, Russia, and other places. Her later papers deal with her financial activities as a relatively young widow, and her role as guardian of her two grandchildren, Knight and Alexandra McDannold, who lived with her after the early deaths of their parents, Fanny Knight McDannold and Thomas McDannold.
The ten diaries of Frances (Fanny) Beall Knight, the daughter of John and Frances Knight, document in some detail their trips to Europe, and details of her father's death abroad in 1864; the collection also contains some of her school and family notebooks and correspondence. Later papers refer to her husband, Thomas Alexander McDannold, who may have been the author of at least one of the anonymous notebooks in the collection, and their two children, Alexandra and John.
20th century dates in the collection refer to a typed draft of a paper on 19th century packet ships, and an article from a Maryland history magazine.
Photographs, late 19th century 2 items — 1 box
Two albumen photographs on large card mounts, showing views of two ancestral homes. Also found in the Rubenstein Library's Picture Collection, probably separated from the Knight collection: a copy of a miniature of John Knight painted by Hugh Bridgeport in 1832; a photograph of Frances Z.S. Beall Knight; and photographs of Knight and of his tombstone in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland.
Genealogy, after 1957 and undated 3 items — 1 folder
Genealogical files contain a hand-drawn family tree for Henry McCleery and Martha Ritchie, whose children married into the Beall and Knight families; it includes geographical data, and the names of John Knight and Frances Beall, first cousins.
Other items consist of a typewritten document that gives the history of the McCleery, Ritchie, Pettit, and McLanahan families of Maryland to the tenth generation, and a typewritten document that outlines descendants of James Beall Sr., Maryland, to the eleventh generation.
Diaries, 1846-1892 1.5 Linear Feet — 3 boxes
Series consists of diaries and notebooks, almost all written by Frances Beall Knight (21), with some by John Knight (4), and Fanny Knight (10)). Most are small bound volumes, but a few are larger in size.
The Frances Beall Knight diaries span the years 1845-1865; and an anomyous 1892 diary has also been identified as hers. Other anonymous volumes in the collection have not been identified but may also be hers. The earliest diaries describe in detail of life in Natchez, Mississippi, chiefly commenting on the weather, illnesses, visits, and other aspects of daily routine; there are also many passages concerning religion and religious activities, as well as comments on the Mexican War, guncotton, the use of electrictiy, and the telegraph. A large group of the volumes relates to several visits made by the Knight family to Europe, chiefly to cities and resorts in France, Switzerland, and Italy, between 1850 and 1864, as well as a visit to Egypt, Turkey, and Russia. In the last volume, from 1892, an elderly Frances Beall Knight describes life with her grandchildren, who were at that time also her wards.
The Frances (Fanny) Beall Knight diaries, written by the young daughter of John and Frances Knight from 1852 to 1864, also describe daily life and travels in Europe, although in less detail; in 1864, Fanny describes the circumstances of her father's death in Biarritz, France.
The notebooks and diaries of John Knight from 1850 to 1856 contain financial notes, hotel lists, and travel expenses.
This series houses six anonymous diaries, dating from 1867 to 1883, which are likely by Knight family members, some possibly by Fannie's husband Thomas A. McDannold (1835-1883).
Most of this collection is comprised of Stolper's files and notes from his work in Nigeria, Tunisia, and other missions to Africa. These work files document his career as a practitioner--literally working "in the field"--of development economics.
The Nigeria Series, the first and largest, contains his work files from his job as head of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Federal Ministry of Economic Development in Lagos, Nigeria from 1961-62 (sent there under the auspices of the Ford Foundation). As head of the EPU, Stolper co-authored the first ever National Development Plan, (1962-68) for the Federation of Nigeria. As such, his papers present an extensive and thorough picture of the Nigerian economy at that time. Once top secret files, they include detailed statistical data on each industry, industrialization plans, reports on marketing board policies, maps, and demographics data. Of great interest to researchers on the Nigerian economy might be Stolper's personal diary, a 393-page typewritten account of his two years in Nigeria.
The next two series pertain to his work in Tunisia (1972) and other economic missions to Africa, including Dahomey (now Benin) and Togo (1967), Benin (1983), and Malawi (1981). He was sent to these countries under the auspices of USAID, the UN, and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, also known as the World Bank). The files from these three series alone make up eight of the fourteen storage boxes that house the entire collection. Also in the collection are some notes, papers and drafts of Professor Stolper's work pertaining to Joseph Schumpeter.
Stolper's name is perhaps most recognizable for the theoretical piece written with Paul Samuelson on what has come to be known as the Stolper-Samuelson Theorem (see "Protection and Real Wages," Review of Economic Studies, November 1941). This theorem, one of the core results of the Hecksher-Ohlin model of international trade, essentially states that an increase in the relative domestic price of a good (for example, via the imposition of a tariff) unambiguously raises the real return to the factor of production used intensively in producing that good (and lowers the real return to the other factor). This paper analyzed precisely for the first time the effect of trade or protection on real wages. At present, there is nothing (aside from reprints of the article) in this collection of papers dealing with the Stolper-Samuelson Theorem.
The fourth series, Writings, contains notes, drafts, manuscripts and reprints of any articles found in the collection but excluding those related to Joseph Schumpeter. Some highlights include drafts of "Investments in Africa South of the Sahara," notes and drafts of his book Planning Without Facts: Lessons in Resource Allocation from Nigeria's Development, and articles on smuggling in Africa.
The fifth series, Speeches, Lectures and Conferences, contains material (excluding those pertaining to Schumpeter) from public speaking engagements and conferences attended by Professor Stolper. One item that might be of interest is a speech recorded on magnetic tape titled "Problems of our Foreign Aid Program" that dates from around the 1950s.
Another of Professor Stolper's research interests is the history of economic thought, and this collection's Schumpeter series contains some notes, papers and drafts of Professor Stolper's work pertaining to Joseph Alois Schumpeter. Stolper was afforded a unique and personal relationship with Schumpeter, studying under him first at the University of Bonn and then at Harvard, and also through Schumpeter's position as a close friend of Gustav and Toni Stolper (Wolfgang's father and stepmother, respectively). Included in this series is a book (in German) that Professor Stolper co-wrote with Horst Claus Recktenwald and Frederic M. Scherer titled Uber Schumpeters »Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung« (1988).
Files related to Stolper's public speaking engagements and activities at conferences, excluding those pertaining to Joseph A. Schumpter. Arranged chronologically.
Files from Stolper's economic missions to Togo and Dahomey (now Benin; 1967), Nigeria (1970), Malawi (1981), and Benin (1983). Includes correspondence with the missions' sponsoring organizations, memoranda, and background reading (economic briefing reports, maps, etc.) on each country. Arranged chronologically.
Center for Documentary Studies, SNCC Legacy Project Critical Oral Histories Conference Interviews, 2016-2018, 2016-2018
Digital videos, photographs, and transcripts documenting critical oral history conferences in 2016 and 2018, with Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee veterans, hosted by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The Critical Oral Histories Conference in 2016 and 2018 were an extension of the SNCC Legacy Project that placed SNCC veterans in conversation with scholars using primary source materials. The events were produced by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project. Series One contains the 2016 Conference interviews, in which narrators focused on the years 1964-1967, to discuss the emergence of "Black Power" as an ideological concept as well as political and economic framework. Participants included Charlie Cobb, Courtland Cox, Gloria House, Phil Hutchings, Jen Lawson, Charles McLaurin, Cleve Sellers, Shirley Sherrod, Karen Spellman, Judy Richardson, Maria Varela, Geri Augusto, Emilye Crosby, Worth Long, Hasan Jeffries, Betty Mae Fikes, Bertha O'Neal, John O'Neal, Michael Simmons, and Zoharah Simmons. Series Two contains the 2018 Conference interviews, in which narrators focused on the efforts directly leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, with participants including Phillip Agnew, Geri Augusto, Rebecah Barber, Kenneth A. Campbell, Charles Cobb, Courtland Cox, Emilye Crosby, Amber Delgado, David (Dave) Dennis, Sr., Ajamu Dillahunt, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Timothy (Tim) L. Jenkins, Edwin King, Dorie Ann Ladner, Jennifer Lawson, Danita Mason-Hogans, Miles McKeller-Smith, Charles McLaurin, Ambria McNeill, Aja Monet Bacquie, Janet Moses, Robert Moses, Edna Watkins Muhammad, Quinn Osment, Timothy B. Tyson, Hollis Watkins, and Curtis Wilkie.
This collection contains correspondence, teaching materials, materials related to Ms. Raynor’s undergraduate coursework at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro) and graduate coursework at UNC-Chapel Hill, sporting event materials, student athlete records, tournament materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records. Materials are related to Duke University’s sports program, as well as materials from other universities and colleges. The collection includes articles and publications related to physical education instruction, primarily from outside sources. Although Raynor's teaching files are included, such as quizzes and exams, most of the published articles were authored by individuals outside of Duke University.
Sports association materials include materials from the early 1970s to the early 1980s -- these materials include records from the Division of Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS), which became the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1971.
Series includes materials related to Calla Raynor’s teaching career at Duke for a variety of physical education courses, including: syllabi, exams, quizzes, grading rubrics and answer keys, copies of articles, and drawings/diagrams of various sports.
Series includes correspondence, publicity materials and event pamphlets, tournament scoring sheets and brackets, and travel information. The majority of events are from national or regional tennis tournaments in which Duke University participated, including NCAA tournaments, NCAIAW and AIAW tournaments, and regional tournaments such as the Lady Seminole Invitational Tournament, among others.
Series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, convention materials, and handbooks and other publications related to both national and regional sports organizations. Major bodies include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), which was preceded by the Division for Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS). Materials are primarily from the mid-1960s to the 1980s.
Collection comprises 18 black-and-white photographs taken in the 1960s, assembled by a private collector and organized into two distinct groups: nine journalistic photographs documenting civil rights movement events, some credited to Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) photographers Cliff Vaughs, Danny Lyon, and Rufus Hinton, with others unattributed; and nine prints of an unidentified multi-racial staged production.
The Civil Rights prints typically feature detailed press captions on the backs, and include images of bombed-out churches, injured and jailed demonstrators, police, and portraits of activist Fannie Lou Hamer and Atlanta's Markham Street housing protest leader Willie Williams. Some prints also bear a SNCC photo credit stamp with the organization's Atlanta address.
The second group consists of two contact sheets and seven prints showing an unidentified multi-racial dramatic or musical performance perhaps staged by the Wayside Theatre in Middletown, Virginia, or may possibly be related to the Garrick Players in Washington, D.C. or to the Free Southern Theater founded by SNCC. The time period appears to be the early 1960s.
All the prints except one are roughly 8x10 inches.
Acquired as part of the John Hope Research Center for African and African American History and Culture at Duke University.
Wayside Theatre, Early 1960s? 9 items — 2 contact sheets; 7 prints
The origins and setting of these unmarked prints are unknown, as is the photographer. They were discovered in a file cabinet at the Wayside Theatre in the small city of Middletown, Virginia, close to Washington D.C., which was a cinema built in the 1940s before its transformation in 1962 into a small community theater. It closed in 2013.
The seven glossy black-and-white photographs, all 8 1/8 x 10 inches, and two 8x10 contact sheets show groups of African American and white actors in the middle of an unnamed dramatic production. It seems to have included music; one of the actors holds a tambourine and actors appear to be singing. In some scenes the setting appears to be a church.
The performance may have been staged by the Wayside Theatre or possibly by the Garrick Players, the former home of the director of the Wayside Theatre; or it may be a Free Southern Theater production in Washington D.C. or some other locality. Judging by dress and haircuts, the date appears to be the early to mid 1960s.
An actor stands at a podium on stage while three other actors look on during a production at the Wayside Theater in Middletown, Virginia(?).
The theater was formerly a cinema house.
This collection consists of four large sub-collections: the Mary Duke Biddle family papers, the James H. Semans family papers, the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans family papers, and the Elizabeth L. Gotham family papers.
This collection documents the philanthropic, political, and social activities of the James H. and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans family and their relationships with other members of the Biddle, Duke, Semans, and Trent families, plus other wealthy families from North Carolina, New York, and elsewhere. In particular, it documents the roles that they played in the development and support of arts and education throughout North Carolina in the 20th century. Types of material includes correspondence, financial and legal papers, subject files, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other material such as awards and certificates, calendars, and academic material.
Individuals include family members Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr.; Nicholas B. Duke Biddle; Angier Biddle Duke; Angier Buchanan Duke; Benjamin N. Duke; Sarah P. Angier Duke; and Josiah C. Trent, as well as baby nurse and close family friend Elizabeth L. Gotham. Leaders in the arts, education, and government are also represented, including Duke University Presidents and North Carolina Governors.
Subjects include families in the late 19th and 20th centuries, the arts, charities, women in childcare and nursing, The Duke Endowment, Duke University and the North Carolina School of the Arts, education, genealogy of the four families, personal finances and estates, philanthropy, the history of Durham, NC, vocational rehabilitation, and the Methodist Church. Many of these focus on North Carolina or white, financially wealthy families.
This collection includes correspondence, clippings, a few genealogical items, and photographs related to the Gotham family of NY, particulary Elizabeth L. Gotham. It primarily documents her experience as a baby nurse to then for Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.
Audio and video recordings of or related to Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans and her family. Besides home movies, includes commercial releases on film bought for home viewing and copies of broadcast news segments. Organized into four subseries: Home Movies, Commercial Film Releases, Other Video Recordings, and Audio Recordings.
This collection includes correspondence, wills, scrapbooks, photographs, address books, wedding memorabilia, and other material that documents Biddle's personal and family life, especially her parents, young children, and social and philanthropic activities.
The Sallie Bingham Papers provide rich documentation of the personal life, literary development, and philanthropic activities of Sallie Bingham, feminist and writer. The papers, dated 1900-2022, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1940s to 2022, are comprised of correspondence, speeches, writings, subject files, personal papers, diaries and notebooks, legal and financial papers, audiovisual recordings, and photographic media. Included also are some records of The Kentucky Foundation for Women, a philanthropic organization founded by Bingham; The American Voice, a literary journal founded by Bingham and published under the auspices of The Kentucky Foundation for Women; and Santa Fe Stages, a regional theater founded by Bingham. Arranged into the following series: Audiovisual Materials, Correspondence, Diaries and Notebooks, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Legal and Financial, Miscellaneous, Photographs, Poetry, Santa Fe Stages, Speeches, Subject Files, Writings, and Oversize Material, with the Writings, Diaries and Notebooks, and Correspondence Series composing the bulk of the collection.
The Writings Series is central to the collection, and is correspondingly substantial, comprising over half of the papers. It includes drafts, research, correspondence and publicity related to such novels as Small Victories, Upstate, Matron of Honor, and Straight Man, her memoir Passion and Prejudice, the writing and production of the plays The Awakening and The Death of Henry Flagler as well as poetry and many short, personal essays. The Poetry Series consists of individual poems, while compendiums of poetry are in the Writings Series. Many of Bingham's writings (including poems, novels, short stories, plays and essays) exist as electronic files and are available to researchers. These files are listed in the Poetry and the Writings Series. The Diaries and Notebooks Series contains material spanning her entire life -- from her adolescence in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1940s to her experiences living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and contain many ideas for writings and references to the process of writing. The Correspondence Series also spans the same period of time, and contains family correspondence spanning many decades, as well as literary and personal correspondence between Bingham and such well-known authors, activists and artists as Judy Chicago and Gloria Steinem. The smaller Speeches Series houses writings by Bingham for public engagements, and in addition to contributing to a portrait of Bingham as a writer, documents her explication of feminist issues relating to women in the corporate world, in publishing, and women in history.
Bingham, born into a prominent Louisville, KY, family that owned The Louisville Courier-Journal, worked for the newspaper as book page editor, 1982-1985. She also took an active seat on the board of the Bingham Enterprises, which was responsible for The Courier-Journal and other media corporations in the Louisville area. Bingham's desire to sell her shares in the stock in the newspaper resulted in the sale of The Courier-Journal in 1986. The Bingham family and the break-up of the Bingham Enterprises were the subject of at least four books (The Binghams of Louisville, House of Dreams, The Patriarch, and Bingham's Passion and Prejudice) and much media attention. Materials concerning this aspect of Bingham's life can be found in the Legal and Financial Papers Series and Subject Files Series. Audiovisual materials in the Audiotapes and Videotapes Series document aspects of Bingham's career and life through interviews and other events.
NOTE: This collection also contains numerous additions that have not been processed. For descriptions of later additions, please see below or consult the library's online catalog.
Addition comprises items related to published works along with Bingham's working files. There is a proof copy of THE BLUE BOX, an annotated typescript of "My Place," a book proposal for "Inheritance: Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil Fortune, and the Mixed Blessing of Family Wealth," a handwritten draft of "The Last Romance," along with drafts of short stories (2013). Also includes notes on a play "Mary Breckenridge," speeches, color and black-and-white photographs (mainly documenting her family and dance), "This I believe" essay, "Women Moving Millions" file, letters, announcements, cards etc. (2012-2014), sales/royalties information for "Red Car," and printed material (Showbill for "Paducah", Modern Millwright v. 1, 2014 Sarabande Books catalog, and bound bibliography of Mary Caperton Bingham and George Barry Bingham Library).
Collection consists of 188 individually printed 8 1/2 x 11 inch printer's proofs and 20 17 x 22 inch print diptychs by photographer Ralph Gibson, and a book mock-up for the corresponding photobook, Sacred Land: Israel before and after time, published in 2020 by Lustrum Press.
As a project, "Sacred Land" offers a portrait of Israel and the surrounding regions, including Palestine, Jordan, and Galilee, which juxtaposes past and contemporary experience through the narrative device of the diptych. Subjects include landscapes, rural and city life, found objects, architecture, antiquities, and portraits of a wide variety of people.
The untitled archival pigment inkjet prints are signed and dated by the photographer, and the printer's proofs are marked on the versos with the page numbers where the images appear in the photobook. The signed book mock-up includes the completed cover design, photo illustrations, and foreword by Martin Cohen.
Photographs from Sacred land: Israel before and after time, 2019 208 prints — 4 boxes
Collection consists of 421 black-and-white prints, darkroom and digital, 726 associated digital image and project files, and two digital videos by photographer Petra Barth. Arranged by project, the photographs document the cultures, politics, environments, and crises in countries all over the world, and Barth's interest in portraiture. Series include The Americas, whose images range from Central and South American countries to Caribbean countries of Haiti, shortly after the 2010 earthquake, and the Bahamas; migrants and migrant services at the Arizona/Mexico border; the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and residents in nearby areas in the Ukraine; scenes in Jerusalem and the West Bank; refugees in camps established in Jordan; and portraits of military veterans of the Bosnia-Herzegovina War, in the city of Sarajevo. In addition to many portraits of individuals and families, there are also landscapes, street scenes, and details of the built environment.
Areas represented in The Americas series, the largest grouping in the collection, include Bolivia; Patagonia, Argentina; the Bahamas; Foz do Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala; Martissant, Cité Soleil, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Nicaragua; Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and Cusco, Peru. In each country, Barth focused her camera on people working, cooking, minding children, participating in local festivals, traveling, and at play. Some portraits feature people in traditional dress. The largest group of images in the Americase series was taken in Haiti, where Barth returned following the 2010 earthquake. These photographs include scenes of people among the rubble in Martissant and Port-au-Prince, as well as some portraits of hospital patients. The Americas series images are arranged alphabetically by country.
The two short digital videos were taken by Barth in South America and in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive at Duke University.
Arizona/Mexico Border, circa 2013-2016 2.0 Linear Feet — 2 boxes
Series consists of two subgroups, each representing a different project by photographer Petra Barth, exploring the natural and built environment as well as the human experiences at the border crossing between Arizona and Mexico. Each series comprises photographic prints as well as associated digital image files.
The 57 black-and-white inkjet photographs in the first subseries document border crossings, desert locations, and various services and shelters supported by the Comedor/Kino Border, ARSOBO/ArizonaSonoraBorder, and San Juan Bosco Albergue Para Immigrantes initiatives, in partnership with: BCA Border Community Alliance, FESAC Fondacioa Del Empresariado Sonorese, A.C. The prints measure 13x19 inches. Associated digital records include corresponding image files and one contact sheet.
The second subseries, entitled "Los Mochileros," or "The Backpackers," comprises 32 black-and-white inkjet bust-length front-facing portraits of migrants, mostly men but also a few women, who are awaiting deportation decisions on the border between Arizona and Nogales. The prints measure 13x19 inches. Associated digital records include book layouts as well as corresponding image files and Barth's statements about the project.
Market of the Heroes, Sarajevo, 2017 July 1.0 Linear Foot — 1 box — 54 prints; 188 digital files
This portfolio consists of 54 black-and-white inkjet prints measuring 13x19 inches, and associated digital image files. The majority of the images are individual and group portraits of veterans of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, who were gathered in a Sarajevo city square in summer of 2017. There are also photographs of panoramic city views, street views, Jewish cemeteries, monuments, and buildings with bullet holes.
In addition to digital image files in .tif and .jpeg formats, the digital components include a Word document containing the photographer's statement about the Market of the Heroes project, as well as three pages of short biographies of each individual whose portraits are in the collection. A hard copy of this document accompanies the photographs in the box.
Jerusalem / West Bank / Jordan, 2016-2017 1.0 Linear Foot — 1 box — 47 prints; 101 digital files
The 16 black-and-white inkjet photographs in this portfolio by Petra Barth feature the city of Jerusalem and the West Bank and views of its buildings, streets, and inhabitants. The prints measure 13x19 inches.
The 31 black-and-white digital prints in Jordan were taken by Barth in refugee camps housing thousands of displaced people, mainly from Syria, but also from Iraq and Palestine. Portraits include men, women, children, and family groups, in their temporary housing and at refugee processing centers.
The photographic prints in this series are accompanied by corresponding digital image files in .psd and .jpeg formats, and by the photographer's statement about her project to document conditions in the refugee camps.
The collection includes: Allegheny Reproductive Health Center clinic files; National Coalition of Abortion Providers materials; National Abortion Federation meeting materials; NARAL guidelines and publications; newspaper articles; clinic insurance information; anti-abortion lawsuits, correspondence, threats, and arrests; spirituality counseling and other initiatives; and miscellaneous administrative information about the clinic. ALso included are a DVD on abortion and religion, and a VHS cassette "Abortion in Translation" listing several languages.
Collection is in original order in folders labeled by the donor.
Accession (2009-0229) 5 boxes
Accession (2009-0229) (3.0 lin. ft.; 1875 items; dated 1985-2009) includes Allegheny Reproductive Health Center clinic files; National Coalition of Abortion Providers materials; National Abortion Federation meeting materials; NARAL guidelines and publications; newspaper articles; clinic insurance information; anti-abortion lawsuits, correspondence, threats, and arrests; spirituality counseling and other initiatives; and miscellaneous administrative information about the clinic.
Accession (2012-0061) 3 boxes
Accession (2012-0061) (1.4 lin. ft.; 900 items; dated 2000-2011) includes research on men and abortion; spirituality counseling and other initiatives; information about the Abortion in Translation project and a copy of the VHS; speeches and articles by Keyes; Keyes's notepads; correspondence; and a scrapbook from Keyes's retirement.
The collection includes a wide variety of materials related to the operations of the Student Affairs office. Much of the collection is correspondence, with many reports, printed materials, and memorandums, as well as other materials.
Topics include student organizations and activities, including student government, fraternities, student living groups, interest groups, and publications; administrative activities and policies focused on student life and well-being, including student housing, student health and insurance, resources for supporting student life, and facilities for students; administrative and campus activities including arts and cultural activities such as the Duke Players, Chapel activities and services, and the Publications Board; and events of significance to the Duke community, including materials related to the Allen Building Takeover, protests and demonstrations, and many other topics.
An addition (Accession UA2018-0084) contains correspondence and subject files from Larry Moneta, VP of Student Affairs. An addition (Accession UA2020-0050) consists of email correspondence transferred from Moneta's email account. Email originals are in Outlook PST format, with a copy migrated to MBOX. Accession UA2022-0030 contains materials related to Duke Student Health.
Some materials were removed April 2007 and now make up the Office of Student Affairs Reference Collection.
The collection features musical scores, orchestrations, sheet music, scripts, programs, posters, a scrapbook, video and audio recordings, and administrative materials. Materials range in date from 1941 to 2019.
The Duke Student Government Records, 1960-2019, contain materials of both the Duke Student Government (DSG, formed in 1993), and its organizational predecessor, the Associated Students of Duke University (ASDU, formed in 1967). Records consist of correspondence, legislation, minutes, reports, printed matter, judicial decisions, charters, memoranda, speeches, receipts, vouchers, and other materials. The collection documents a broad spectrum of student social life, including student governance and political activity, organizations, events planning, housing, and interaction with Duke University administrative officers, offices, and the Board of Trustees.
Arranged in order by accession number, except that in all cases Board of Trustees materials have been transferred to the Board of Trustees Series, housed at the end of the collection.
Accession includes meeting minutes from the Duke Student Government Senate for all years 2015-2019. For academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, also included are Executive Board meeting minutes, annual budgets from the Student Organizations Finance Committee, documents from Affiliate Bodies, and General information, including rosters.
The Office of the University Secretary's records includes correspondence, reports, volunteer directories, faculty data and photographs, questionnaires, and University by-laws.
The Donna Lisker Papers include materials from Lisker's work with the Baldwin Scholars Program, on the Steering Committee of the Women's Initiative, and as Associate Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education. Topics covered include planning and development of the Baldwin Scholars Program, particularly in correspondence with Jean O'Barr, research and reports from the Women's Initiative and follow-up committees, Lisker's work with Alumni Affairs, planning of Central Campus/New Campus, retreats for and outreach to women alumni, curriculum and budget planning for the Baldwin Scholars Program, and other subjects. Included are correspondence, reports, research, budget documents, and other materials.
Baldwin Scholars Program, 2003-2012 and undated 0.5 Linear Feet
This series includes materials related to the Baldwin Scholars Program, especially its early development. Included are materials related to program parameters and structure; courses and curriculum; budget and funding, including fundraising; student scholars; planning; staff; and many other topics. Files include correspondence, reports, budgets, and other materials. Jean Fox O'Barr, co-director of the Program, is a frequent correspondent.
Women's Initiative, 2001-2007 0.25 Linear Feet
This series includes materials related to Lisker's participation in the Women's Initiative Steering Committee, the President's Commission on the Status of Women, and the President's Council on Women. Files include correspondence, reports, research, and other materials.
The collection includes photographs taken for the creation of the book Duke Chapel Illuminated as well as some materials related to the production of the book. The majority of the photographs are of the stained glass windows, statues, and carvings in, and views of the chapel; also included are photographs of events in and around the chapel, as well as images from the Duke University Archives of people, events, and scenes from the history of the Chapel. A small amount of material related to the layout and production of the book Duke Chapel Illuminated is also included.
The book The Architecture of Duke University by William Blackburn, 1939, was used to number and identify the stained glass windows, as well as provide information on the location of statues and carvings. A digital copy of this book is available via HathiTrust.
This series includes images of statues and carvings in and just outside the Chapel's entrance as well as views and objects in the Chapel's interior. Images are primarily grouped according to the subject's location within the Chapel, as described in the Architecture of Duke University and Duke Chapel Illuminated.
The collection consists of videocassettes and half-inch open reel videotapes of events recorded at and around Duke, as well as student-produced content, between 1976 and 2009. Interviewees and notable figures include William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Nikki Giovanni, Juanita Kreps, Joseph Kruzel, Henry Kyemba, Peter Orlovsky, Terry Sanford, Daniel Schorr, Ralph Nader, Elie Wiesel, and Dave Thomas. Performances include Dance Black, the Duke Symphony Orchestra, the Duke Wind Symphony, Hoof'n'Horn, the Firesign Theatre, Jerry Garcia, Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus, and Roger McGuinn and Thunderbyrd. Events include men's and women's basketball, women's crew, football, soccer, men's and women's volleyball, and Joe College Weekend. Also included are news, talk shows, panel discussions, and many other shows.
The collection also includes a binder of materials related to the Cable 13 Show Labeling project as well as a sheet for the Cable 13 Programming Director.
Contains material pertaining to the daily activities of the Duke University Athletic Director. The collection is divided into nine series: general correspondence, contracts and schedules, and subject series arranged in accession order. A majority of the material was accumulated by Tom Butters as Assistant Director of Athletics (1972-1975), Associate Athletic Director (1976), and Athletic Director (1977-1998). However, a small amount of material was created by Butters' predecessors, Carl James (1972-1976) and Eddie Cameron (1942-1972).
General correspondence is divided into two subseries: alphabetical and chronological. Alphabetical correspondence documents communication with other university offices, faculty, staff, alumni, and students; colleagues at other educational institutions and professional organizations; and various fundraising and promotional campaigns and events. Chronological correspondence contains primarily outgoing correspondence concerning similar topics.
Subject files contain material relating to Butters' work with the University and various regional and national athletics organizations. Prominent subjects throughout include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). NCAA material includes correspondence, memoranda, and minutes concerning rules and regulations; annual conventions and special meetings; various committees including Division I Basketball Committee and Television Committee; and printed material. ACC material includes correspondence, memoranda, and minutes concerning annual meetings, workshops, and clinics; news and press releases; tournaments and bowl games; legislative proposals; and several committees including Television Committee and Restructuring Committee. Also present are materials relating to Butters' fundraising activities; work with the Iron Dukes and Alumni Association; Duke University Sports Hall of Fame nominees, inductees, and speeches; Athletics Council minutes and memoranda; and athletic facilities maintenance and upgrade projects including several made to Wallace Wade Stadium and Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Other material relating directly to Duke University athletics are sports files and scholarship athletes. Sports files contain rosters, stats, and contest reports for numerous men's and women's revenue and non-revenue sports. Scholarship material contains letters of intent, and correspondence concerning scholarship renewal and terms and conditions of acceptance. Additional noteworthy subjects include Title IX, College Football Association (CFA), Raycom, North Carolina Amateur Sports, National Association of College Athletic Directors (NACAD), and National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NAIAW).
The Contracts and Schedules series contains contracts and agreements between Duke University and other colleges, universities, and academies, travel itineraries for road contests, game schedules, and lists of lettering athletes for several revenue and nonrevenue sports.
An addition (Accession UA2019-0087) contains correspondence and subject files, mostly dated 1996 to 2007.
General Correspondence, 1968-1994 3.5 boxes
Contains correspondence documenting the daily activities of the Athletic Director and includes communication with other university offices; faculty, staff, alumni, and students; colleagues at other educational institutions and professional organizations; promotional campaigns; and various social and fundraising events. Correspondence is divided into two subseries: alphabetical and chronological. Chronological correspondence contains primarily outgoing correspondence.
Accession contains bulletins, minutes, statistics, and correspondence pertaining to the Atlantic Coast Conference; contracts and schedules for non-revenue sports; and policies, minutes, and general information concerning Title IX. Additional subjects include NCAA and North Carolina Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NCAIAW).
The Carolina Wren Press Records span the years 1940 through 2019, with most of the material dated between 1970 and 1990. The papers are divided into two large groups, the Carolina Wren Press Records and the Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers, followed by accessions of additional materials.
The Carolina Wren Press Records group contains material relating to the founding and publishing activities of the press and to organizations with which the press was affiliated. The papers are divided into the following series: Correspondence, Writings, Publications, Printed Material, Lollipop Power Press (a feminist press publishing non-sexist children's books), Homegrown Books (a publication for reviews of small press work), Hyperion (a poetry journal), Grant Material, Organizations, Office Files, Financial Papers, COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers), and Photographs and Audiovisual Material. Each of these series documents not only the growth and activities of Carolina Wren Press and associated organizations, but also the origins and development of the small press movement in the United States and particularly in the South.
The Carolina Wren Press Records: Judy Hogan Papers group documents the life and activities of the author Judy Hogan, the founder of Carolina Wren Press. The material is divided into the following series: Correspondence, Diaries, Writings, Teaching Materials, Financial Papers, Biographical Material. While some of the correspondence and diary entries may mention the Carolina Wren Press, the papers in this group focus primarily on Hogan's personal life, her education, her writing and projects, and her teaching activities.
Accessions 99/369, 06/109, 07/030, 07/065, circa 1990s - 2000s 10 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Most of these accessions are unprocessed. Many contain restricted materials and are not available for research until full processing. Contact Research Services with questions about this collection.
The Tom Triman Films are comprised of 132 super 8mm reels and one VHS videocassette, containing the productions of horror movie fan/animator/writer Tom Triman (1952-2010). The bulk of the reels are elements for larger works, which here include Butterfly Man, Gunfire and Holy Water, and Pentagram. The collection also contains several commercial films released on super 8mm film, including 2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Frankenstein.
Founded in 1992 in Durham, North Carolina, Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other's lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change. The SAF records comprise: correspondence; meeting agendas; student projects; reports, articles, and other publications; event files; teaching materials; photos; scrapbooks; ephemera; and other documentation of SAF's programs. Materials relate more widely to immigrant and migrant worker issues, service learning, labor organizing, and protests and boycotts across the U.S.
The largest series (63 boxes, approximately 200 gigabytes) contains hundreds of individual SAF student projects directed by college-age students and interns as well as farmworker and migrant youths. Materials also include administrative files, many of which house intern applications. Project files typically contain recorded interviews, often with transcripts; essays; notebooks; artwork; poetry; audio and video recordings; theater materials; and photographs in analaog and digital formats. Some photograph albums and collages are also found here. Most of the projects took place in North Carolina but also in South Carolina. Umbrella programs include Into the Fields (ITF), Levante, and From the Ground Up (FTGU). Major themes involve worker education, housing, health, and pesticide safety; leadership development; and grassroots theater as a tool for teaching and activism. Materials are in English and Spanish. Many other materials on SAF projects are found in the Administrative Series.
The large Administrative Files Series contains organizational records created or compiled by SAF staff and are organized in subseries for SAF projects, fundraising, general administrative files, organizations, resource files (articles, fliers, and other publications), and photographs and scrapbooks.
The Printed Material Series contains Student Action with Farmworkers publications, SAF press coverage, student papers and theses, some children's books, and farmworker-related reports, articles, newsletters, data sheets, resource directories, and alerts from around the world.
The Joan Preiss Papers Series contains records related to an activist and long-time collaborator of SAF. Comprises a variety of printed materials, primarily articles and newsletters, as well as correspondence, protest ephemera, promotional material for unions and activist organizations, meeting notes, student papers, and photographs. The materials relate to migrants and farmworkers both in North Carolina and throughout the United States.
Finally, the Ephemera and Artifacts Series contains items such as posters, t-shirts, stickers, and buttons related to Burger King, Subway, Gallo, and Mt. Olive boycotts and protests. Some materials relate to protests and boycotts in other regions such as Florida and Western states. Also contains SAF publicity ephemera, and props and other materials from the Levante activist theater group.
Chiefly contains audio, visual, and digital material from Into the Fields, AIM, and Levante documentary projects created by interns and students. Typical content includes: theater recordings; recorded interviews; digital photographs; digital videos; artwork; and music and poetry.
A few items are more generally related to Student Action with Farmworkers events or resources rather than to student projects, such as a copy of the 1986 documentary film "Wrath of Grapes" about the Chavez and United Farmworkers campaign against dangerous working conditions for farmworkers.
Media formats in the collection include: VHS cassettes, cassette tapes, computer diskettes, mini digital video disks, mini-disks, one film reel, and many CDs and DVDs. Some but not all media have been migrated to a server; digital files are available on request.
Students also made use of an SAF server to upload electronic project files. These have not yet been transferred to the library collection.
Contains administrative and subject files organized under the following subseries: Projects, Fundraising, General Administrative, Organizations, Resource Files, and Photographs and Scrapbooks.
The General Administrative series houses administrative files which fall outside of the other categories: these include Board of Directors files, meeting minutes and agendas, finance and operations folders, events files, student and personnel policies, and outreach and correspondence files.
The Resource Files series contains chiefly articles on a wide variety of topics related to farmworkers and migrant workers.
Within subseries, groups and individual folders are organized alphabetically, with the exception of the Photos and Scrapbooks series, which is organized chronologically. Most titles were transcribed from the original folders; others have been devised by library staff.
SAF Student Projects, 1986-2018 63 boxes
Series houses hundreds of files related to SAF's student-oriented documentary and leadership projects including AIM Farmworker Class, Into the Fields (ITF), and Levante. Some projects were created as part of Duke University Documentary Studies classes. Individual projects typically lasted one academic semester, one summer, or several weeks, and usually were carried out by one or two students.
Materials in this series are divided into three subseries: student and intern applications, SAF project administrative files, and student documentary projects (the largest subgroup).
The student and intern project files typically include a cover sheet, proposals, interview plans, essays or other narratives, creative writing, oral interviews, transcripts of interviews, digital and analog photographs, negatives, notebooks, handmade photograph albums, short videos, release forms signed by participants (interviewees), and other project materials. the release forms and other documentation ferquently include data on the migrants: ages, origination, and local addresses.
Privacy laws govern these and other records. In addition, some projects include instructions banning the use of migrant names by request of the participants.
Audiovisual/digital media have been removed to a separate series for preservation purposes. These may contain still images, document files, sound and video recordings, and artwork. Many folders contain transcripts or excerpts of interviews and printouts of photographs.
The oral history video recordings, audio recordings, and transcripts in this collection were created or collected by the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) and historian Leonard Rogoff as source material for various projects related to the history of Jews in North Carolina. The collection consists of individual and group interviews of Jewish residents of urban and rural North Carolina, including rabbis and elected public officials. Families represented include the Brenner, Cone, Evans, Kittner, and Samet families. Topics discussed by interviewees include family and community history, religious education, participation in Jewish congregations, anti-Semitism and race relations in North Carolina, World War II military service and the Holocaust, family businesses, and philanthropy.
The JHFNC projects for which the oral histories were created include the museum exhibit "Migrations: Jewish settlers of eastern North Carolina" (2000-2002), the book "A history of Temple Emanu-El: an extended family, Weldon, North Carolina" (2007), and the museum exhibit, documentary film, and book "Down Home: Jewish life in North Carolina" (2007-2012). Unaffiliated projects from which the JHFNC collected oral histories include the Duke University undergraduate honors thesis "From Pine Street to Watts Street: an oral history of the Jews of Durham, North Carolina" by Robin Gruber (1986), the oral history project of the 1986 Beth El Synagogue (Durham) Confirmation class, Rogoff's book "Homelands: southern Jewish identity in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina" (2001), and the Steven Channing documentary film "Durham: a self-portrait," which shares video interview footage with "Down Home." Some of the media on which the oral histories were recorded contain additional video footage used for "Down Home" or "Durham: a self-portrait."
The majority of the interviews were performed by Leonard Rogoff and volunteers from the profiled Jewish communities. Other interviewers include Robin Gruber, Steven Sager, Steven Channing, Sharon Fahrer, and Jan Schochet.
Collection contains six portfolios of Mariette Pathy Allen's work, dating from the 1960s to 2016, totaling 208 color and black-and-white large-format photographs. There is also a papers series dating from 1981 to 2022.
The photographs document aspects of human sexuality and gender identity in the U.S.; the connections between people and art; spirituality, ritual, and gender identity in Burma and Thailand; and the social life of people in the suburbs and on the beaches of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Many of these works have been published in photobook format.
The first portfolio, Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them, contains eleven 15 1/2 x 23 inch color prints that document the everyday lives of crossdressers in the U.S.
The second portfolio, The Woman Who Lives Inside: Portraits of Men as Women, houses 16 gelatin silver and 15 color portraits of men in the U.S. who identify as female.
The third project contains Allen's earliest work and is titled NJ/PA 1968. The 28 16x20 inch gelatin silver photographs feature people at beaches and in the suburbs of New Jersey and Philadelphia.
A fourth portfolio consists of 30 black-and-white, 16x20 inch gelatin silver photographs titled People and Art, taken between 1968 and 2000. Images show artists at work, people looking at art, scenes from the 1999 Venice Bienniale festival, and settings in Paris, London, and Budapest.
The fifth portfolio consists of 31 color and black-and-white prints from Allen's 2004 book, The Gender Frontier, documenting transgender and transsexual people with their partners, participating in conferences and political rallies, and undergoing corrective surgeries.
The final project is titled Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma and Thailand. The 27 color inkjet prints feature portraits of mediums, chiefly men with gender-variant identities, who perform a 21st century version of ancient spiritual service originally practiced by women.
The collection is completed by a Papers series, which comprises print materials dating up to 2022 in the form of exhibit and gallery publicity, photobook proofs, a book dummy of "The Woman Within," and articles about Mariette Pathy Allen's career and work. Two CD-Roms of Allen's photographs in digital form are also included in this series.
A portfolio of 16 gelatin silver and 15 color prints.
Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma and Thailand, 2014-2016 1.5 Linear Feet — 2 boxes
Mariette Pathy Allen took these inkjet color photographs of Spirit Mediums in Myanmar and Thailand from 2014-2016. The mediums, both men and women, are shown engaging in rituals and trances, attending festivals, at home, relaxing, working other jobs, and dressing for events. Titles created by photographer. The prints measure 20x24 inches; they are arranged in the order assigned by the photographer.
From the artist's statement:
"Although there are differences in the traditions practiced by Spirit Mediums in Myanmar and Thailand, I have combined the images here, as my focus is on the visual mystery of Spirit Mediums when they are possessed, and when going about their daily lives. I am looking at them as human beings who have been part of their cultures for as long as Animism has existed."
"In the past, most Spirit Mediums were women, but over time, more men have felt called as Spirit Mediums. Those that live as men, dress as women in colorful, flowing garments, wear make-up, headdresses, and ornate jewelry before, during, and after possession. They must adorn themselves as women for the Spirits. Others live as women fulltime. They would be identified as transgender in the west."
Papers, 1968-2022 6 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Series comprises printed material such as exhibit and gallery publicity, including posters; book proof; a book dummy for "The Woman Within"; reviews of Allen's work; and articles about her career and life. There are also two CDs with digital images from Allen's portfolios "NJ/PA 1968" and "People and Art."
The Marine Laboratory Records include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, recommendations, and reports documenting the Laboratory's work and administration. Much of the material focuses on student and faculty research in Beaufort, North Carolina. There are also extensive correspondence and subject files belonging to John Costlow, Director of the Marine Laboratory. The collection also includes personal information on students, faculty, and staff, and these files are restricted under FERPA.
Accessions from 2018 include extensive photographs, including prints and slides, as well as administrative materials, reports, curriculur materials, and others.
The photographic work of Tom Rankin in this collection consists of 147 black-and-white and color photographs documenting the American South and China. Southern photographs were taken from 1980 to 2007, and focus on religious sites, rituals, and communities in the Mississippi Delta region; these prints form the largest series, "Sacred Space." Another body of work features portraits of Mississippi writer Larry Brown. A third body of work, "Portraits from the American South," offers views of Southern people, cultures, and landscapes in both color and black-and-white.
An additional documentary project from 2016 took Rankin to China, where he photographed semi-rural landscapes, often taken with high-rise buildings in the far distance or adjacent to industrial structures, as well as bridges and rivers, markets and live fish vendors, and a few street scenes.
Print sizes range from 11x14, 13x19, 16x20, and 20x24 inches, with many housed in window mats. Along with these prints, there are also 8x11 inch black-and-white matted contact prints. All titles were created by the photographer.
Selected photographs from this collection have been exhibited at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke and other locations. A selection of Rankin's photographs was published in a book, Sacred Space: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta (1993).
Supporting materials in this collection include a digital audio recording of a talk by Rankin at the exhibit opening of work from the Sacred Space series, "Near the Cross: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta," as well as paper records related to his career and art practice, including book publications and book layouts. Also in the collection are two motion films, Dance Like a River (1985), directed by Barry Dorfeld and Tom Rankin, and Four Women Artists (1977), directed by Bill Ferris.
Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
Manuscripts and Recordings, circa 1980-2013 14 boxes, 1 mp3 file
Professional papers, including correspondence, writings, teaching materials, and other documents, stemming from Tom Rankin's long career in teaching and documentary arts, and serving as Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Includes a digital audio recording of his opening talk on February 27, 2008 at the Duke University Libraries exhibit of his work, "Near the Cross: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta." This file has been mounted on the library server and is also available online through the Duke Libraries digital exhibits website. The papers have been given basic processing.
Photographs from China, 2016 34 prints — 3 boxes
These black-and-white gelatin silver photographs were taken by Tom Rankin while in Kunshan, China in 2016 and printed by Rankin in 2018. Sizes of prints range from 11x14 (9), 16x20 (18), and 20x24 inches (3). Scenes include rural landscapes surrounding the Duke University Kunshan campus; canals and barges; a fish market; vegetable gardens tended by lone figures, often in the shadow of industrial structures; an abandoned theme park; and religious shrines.
Collection includes advertisements (print, radio, television) and promotional materials; annual reports; audio recordings (audiocassette, CD); biography; business correspondence (emails, letters); client proposals and recommendations; conference materials; consumer and trade (advertising, fashion) periodicals; financial records and investment reports; market research; meeting agendas and minutes; memoranda; newsclippings; newsletters; online news; photographs; press releases; public service television programs; résumés; speeches; and video recordings (VHS, DVD). Topics addressed include advertising, advertising agencies, and advertisers in the United States. Individuals and organizations represented include the Association of National Advertisers, Cotton Incorporated, Dean Witter, Eastman Kodak, Frontline, Genesco, J. Walter Thompson, Manufacturers Hanover, Merrill Lynch, R.T. French, Samsonite, Sears, Simmons, Warner-Lambert, and the James Webb Young Seminar.
The papers of Delouis Wilson, an artist and jewelry designer based in North Carolina, consist of a set of 27 journals (1977-2008, currently closed); a few calendar notebooks; sketchbooks and notebooks from her time at Atlanta College of Art; and loose pieces of artwork. An important component of Wilson's archive consists of a collection of 30 large photographic portraits of African Americans dating from the late 1880s to about 1940, collected by Wilson chiefly in the American South.
Wilson's journals (closed to use by donor request), calendars, and notebooks document in detail the personal life of the artist, life in Durham, N.C., her travels abroad and in the U.S., including time in Tunisia in the Peace Corps, and her career as a jewelry designer. They include small illustrations contain as well as laid-in items such as letters and postcards; some have handmade covers constructed of textiles and other non-paper materials.
The artwork, sketchbooks, and art notebooks present a mix of drawings, sketches, prints, textile work, and mixed-media color paintings created by Wilson during and shortly after her art school years, all 8x11 inches or less. The notebooks also include art school class notes and handouts, creative writings, and personal notes such as recipes, lists, housing notes, and addresses. There are self-portraits scattered throughout, including a larger piece from 1990 laid into a sketchbook. Also in the collection is one large color photograph of an African American woman by Wilson. The artworks range in size from 4 1/2 x 6 to 16x20 inches.
A central component of the collection are thirty historic studio portraits of individual Black men and women (1890s-1940s), with some of couples and families, collected by Wilson in thrift shops and flea markets throughout the Southern U.S. Most belong to a process called crayon enlargements. The studios developed faint enlargements of the photographic images on convex pieces of thick card stock, then outlined and filled them with ink, crayon, or pastel pigments to resemble a painting. One portrait in the collection is a fully-developed gelatin silver photograph. A few smaller portraits are sized approximately 10x8 to 13x9 inches; the majority are larger, ranging from 19x13 to to 20x16 inches. Most of the prints are hand-tinted with a variety of tecniques, but some are black-and-white, and some are on flat rather than convex mounts.
This series comprises art notebooks, sketchbooks, and artwork on loose sheets, unmounted, dating chiefly from Delouis Wilson's time at the Atlanta College of Art and then East Carolina University from 1979 to the early 1980s. Two sketchbooks were assembled from about 1983-1990, and appear to include art and commentary created during her time in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Media include ink, pencil, pastels or chalk, charcoal, watercolor, block prints, textiles, and mixed-media ensembles with color pigments, textiles, and writings. Page and sheet sizes range from about 4 1/4 x 6 to 16 x 20 inches.
Delouis Wilson Collection of Historic Photographic Portraits of African Americans, circa 1890s-circa 1940 15 Linear Feet — 24 boxes; 1 pamphlet binder — 30 portraits — The mounts range in size from 8x10 to 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (dimensions are approximate), and come in oval, round, and rectangular shapes, some with rounded edges, shoulders, and large scallops. Most of the mounts are convex, but a small group are on flat paper, flat card stock, or canvas. Many of the mounts are brittle and in some cases are abraded or damaged. Delouis Wilson, the artist who collected these portraits in thrift shops and flea markets, retouched and repaired some of the damaged portraits. There may also be older repairs. The frames are no longer present. Conservation staff have created custom enclosures to protect these fragile photographs. Please request assistance when viewing them in the reading room.
The thirty large, unframed photographic portraits in this series were collected by artist Delouis Wilson in thrift and flea markets chiefly in the South. All are portraits of African American individuals, couples, and families, almot all taken in studio settings between the 1890s and 1940. The only true fully-developed black-and-white photograph in the collection was taken outside in what appears to be a rural location. The rest are crayon enlargement photographs, mounted on convex card stock and touched up by the portrait studios with ink, chalk, pastel, and other pigments.
A handful of prints are marked on the backs with negative numbers, measurements, or other studio codes. Only one studio or photographer's name appears (Thame), but no location is known for this or any other image, with one exception: a portrait of a woman which bears the name "Mary Mills," and includes a street address but no city or state.
This series comprises a series of 27 journals kept by Delouis Wilson from 1977 to 2008 which document her early student years, her work and career experiences, personal relationships, travels abroad to Europe and in the U.S., and life in Durham, N.C. The journals also contain many small sketches, colorful drawings, and doodles, as well as travel itineraries, poems and other creative writing, personal memos, and addresses and phone numbers. Loose items include some correspondence, postcards, and ephemera. Items found in the inside covers have been separated from their volumes and rehoused for preservation purposes in the same folder; most items in specific locations have been kept in position. The journals are currently closed to use by donor request.
Other items in the Papers series include an engagement calendar (1986-1987); a calendar organizer with wallet photographs of family, personal memorabilia, and sections for gardening, movies, recipes, and other notes (circa 1996-2000); an Atlanta School of Art course catalog and art class notebooks; loose pages of writings and notes; and a few photocopied black-and-white photographs of Delouis as a child and as a young woman.
The Joseph Ashby Porter Papers include a range of materials related to his career as a writer and a professor of English literature. The collection contains notes, draft typescripts, and 70 notebooks with Porter's creative writing, including the manuscript draft of his first published novel Eelgrass.. Also included are research materials and notes for his scholarly monographs on Shakespeare and publications on Renaissance literature. The collection his friends and colleagues as well as Porter's preparation notes for Duke University Writers' Conference in 1980s. Also included a number of periodicals containing Porter's short fiction.