In 1838, Methodist and Quaker families in rural Randolph County, N.C. employed Brantley York as a permanent teacher for their subscription school in Brown's Schoolhouse. One hundred years later, Duke University commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its humble beginnings during the 1938/1939 academic year. The Centennial Celebration, a three-day event featuring ceremonies, symposia, lectures, and performances, took place April 21-23, 1939.
Series includes printed materials, correspondence, Centennial Fund records, a diary, publications, invitation lists, congratulations from other institutions, and several complete packets of centennial celebration materials. Also included is a time capsule, labeled: "1939-2039. A collection of items presented to the President of Duke University at the Centennial Celebration, April 22, 1939; not to be opened until the occasion of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the institution."
11x4 inch prints 22 photographs
13-Month Crop: One Year in the Life of a Piedmont Virginia Tobacco Farm, 2000-2001 1.5 Linear Feet — 38 photographic prints
Series contains 38 11x14 inch black-and-white (gelatin silver) prints by photographer Jesse Pyrant Andrews, featured in a solo exhibit at Duke University's Perkins Library in 2002. Andrews spent one tobacco farming season, April 2000 to April 2001, using a traditional film camera to document the lives of the people who cultivate tobacco on the Moore family farm in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Images portray the white farm family members as well as seasonal migrant farmworkers. Tobacco farming is so labor-intensive that it is often called a "13-month crop."
Collection includes articles, printed matter, correspondence, clippings, subject files, photographs, programs, and financial materials. Major subjects include Sesquicentennial Celebration planning and events, the historic marker for Brown's Schoolhouse, and the plaque and maintenance of the Trinity College Memorial Gazebo. Materials range in date from 1988 to 2000 (bulk 1988-1989). The collection also includes a program from the Centennial Celebration of the relocation of Trinity College to Durham, 1992.
Contains three black-and-white 16mm films which David Goldblatt created with the still images in the photographs collection.
16x20 inch prints 6 photographs
Map of South Carolina and Mecklenburg Co., N.C. Routes taken by Nathaniel Greene and Daniel Morgan during the American Revolution are shown as well as cities and rivers. Mutilated. Ink on paper. 50 x 36 cm.
Map of some roads, railroads, and waterways as well the location of the 1st and 2nd Divisions. " Dept. Tenn." is noted at the top of the map. Pencil and ink on paper. Scale, 4:1. 32 x 41 cm.
Map of the region between the Potomac and Rappahanock Rivers showing Caroline, Stafford, King George, Richmond, Essex, and Westmoreland counties. Roads and waterways are shown in detail. Colored ink on paper. 41 x 26 cm.
Principally a map of the towns of Harrisonburg and New Market west to the Shenandoah Mountains showing roads, waterways, churches, and topography. Pencil and colored ink on paper. Scale, 4:10. 42 x 43 cm.
"This is a Map of Portsmouth, Norfolk City and surrounding vicinity by A. M. Thornton" [verso] showing the Dismal Swamp, waterways and the Cheasepeake Bay, military and naval sites, and the location of fleets, with notations. Pencil and ink on paper. Scale,1:? 24 x 20 cm.
De Saulles, A. B. "Map of Baton Rouge" showing streets and roads, a garrison, and a powder magazine as well as the Mississippi River. Ink on paper. 35 x 42 cm.
De Saulles, A. B. "Port Hudson and Vicinity" showing roads, plantation lands, and the Mississippi River. Colored ink on linen cloth. Scale, 2:1. 46 x 44 cm.
Plan of New Bern showing defenses and Union hospitals. Ink on linen. Scale, 1":400'. 53 x 61.
Map of the East Point and Jonesboro region showing roads, railroads, and the movements of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Union Army Corps. Ink on linen. Scale, 1:1. 30 x 19 cm.
Map of the East Point and Jonesboro region showing roads, waterways, railroads, and the movements of the 15th, 16th, and 17th Union Army Corps. Ink on paper. Scale, 1:1. 30 x 29 cm.
Map of eastern Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee showing the Cumberland Gap; waterways, including the Cumberland and Powells rivers; roads; topography; and towns. Distances between points are given in some instances. Legend included. Colored ink on paper. 26 x 37 cm.
"Outline Map of the Country Around Verona . . ." [verso] showing roads and railroads; cities and towns;waterways; and counties in eastern Mississippi and western Alabama. Colored ink and watercolors on paper. Scale, 1:5. 63 x 60 cm.
"Country from New Bern to Kinston"showing waterways, roads and railroads, with legend. Ink on paper. Scale, 1:4.. 26 x 39 cm.
Maj. Gen. J. F.Gilmer. "Map Of The Counties Lying Between The James And Rappahanock Rivers, East of Richmond and Fredericksburg. Made under direction of A. H. Campbell, Captain P. E. chief Top' l Dept. D. N. Va." Depicts roads; counties, particularly Gloucester, Middlesex, and Queen Anne; waterways, cities and towns, and railroads. Notation. Colored ink on linen. Scale, 1:4. 60 x 52 cm.
1869 Series 1 box
The Union Pacific Railroad, Salt Lake City and Valley, and the Black Hills of Wyoming photographed immediately upon the completion of the road in the summer of 1869.
1870 Series 2 boxes
Views made during August-November, 1870, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to Colorado City, Colorado, as well as some parts of Utah.
1871 Series 1 box
From Ogden, Utah, via Fort Hall, Idaho, to Fort Ellis Montana then up the Yellowstone River to the lake, to the headwaters of the Madison.
1873 Series 1 box
These three photographs, the largest ones in the collection, do not provide titles except for a caption on one of them. They do contain numbers and the Catalogue provided the following descriptions. Jackson made this series in Colorado. These three photographs once formed parts of panoramas.
1874 Series 2 boxes
Jackson also made this series in Colorado. It is listed in: William Henry Jackson, Descriptive Catalogue of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, For the Years 1869-1875, Inclusive, 2nd ed., U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Miscellaneous Publications, No. 5 (Washington: G.P.O., 1875). The geographical location of the scenes is described as: "Colorado. Middle Park, via Berthound Pass; thence to San Juan mining-region, via the Blue River, Hoosier Pass, and the Rio Grande, including all points of interest in Antelope and Boker's Park, and about the head of San Miguel. The La Platta Mountains and the remarkable prehistoric ruins in the cañon of the Mancos and about El Late, taking in finally, on the way back, the Monument Rocks, between Colorado City and Denver." The photographs were made from 5 x 8 inch negatives.
Correspondence, accounts, diary (1869), bills, deeds, wills, legal documents, and other papers (largely 1829-1897). The bulk of the collection relates to Thomas A. Person and his family, and includes letters written from Harrison Co., Tex., and New Orleans (ca. 1850s); student letters from various North Carolina schools (1835-1860); letters of Confederate soldiers concerning military life; and family and business letters with Civil War reminiscences. The early material mostly concerns Thomas A. Person's father, Presley Carter Person, of Louisburg, N.C., and the settlement of his estate. Later material concerns patent medicines manufactured by a member of the family. Other correspondents and names mentioned include W. P. Montgomery, Harriett Person Perry, Levin Perry, Theophilus Perry, Jesse H. H. Person, Joseph Arrington Person, M. P. Person, and Willie Mangum Person.
1965 3 boxes
Includes information about convocation, commencement, Founder's Day, baccalaureate services, honorary degrees, and the daily business of the Office of the University Marshal. The Office files include correspondence, memos, statistics, receipts, lists of dissertation titles, memos on ceremonial procedures, lists of degree candidates, information about diplomas, and information on honors and prizes.
1975 Accession 18 boxes
This accession was gifted to the University in 1975, and includes boxes 163-180. The materials from this accession were not interfiled with the rest of the collection. This series includes files pertaining to the William Baskerville Hamilton and Duke University subseries, alphabetical files on individuals, and Mississippi Research files.
Includes information about convocation, commencement, Founder's Day, baccalaureate services, honorary degrees, and the daily business of the Office of the University Marshal. The Office files include correspondence, statistics, receipts, lists of dissertation titles, memos on ceremonial procedures, lists of degree candidates, information about diplomas, and information on honors and prizes.