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A. Hollis Edens records, 1949 - 1960 52 Linear Feet — 52,000 Items

Arthur Hollis Edens (1901-1968) had a long career as an educator and administrator. He served as president of Duke University from 1949 to 1960. During that time, Edens focused on fund-raising and long range planning, and oversaw the implementation of a new student union and a University Council for faculty members. The A. Hollis Edens records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and other documents related to Edens's career at Duke. Among the major subjects of the collection focused on Duke University are its administration and development, the Board of Trustees, the Duke Endowment, Annual Reports from major divisions of the university, segregation, and Edens's inauguration in 1949. Prominent people in the collection include faculty member Paul M. Gross and presidential assistant Earl W. Potter. The collection also includes documents related to Edens's membership in organizations such as the U.S. State Department's Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange, the National Commission on Accrediting, the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Southern University Conference, the Methodist Church, and the President's Committee on Education Beyond the High School. English.

Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, conference materials, and other documents related to Edens's professional career. The collection is divided into eight series. The first and largest series, Subject Files, is arranged alphabetically by topic, and chronologically within each subject. Correspondence is filed by name of correspondent; miscellaneous correspondence is filed alphabetically at the beginning of each letter group. The next series, U. S. State Department's Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange, contains papers from Edens's service on this commission. The third series, National Commission on Accrediting, contains papers from Edens's service on this commission. Inauguration, the fourth es, includes material on Edens's presidential inauguration in 1949. The next series, Annual Reports to the President, contains the reports submitted to the president by major divisions of the university. The sixth series, Assistant to the President, Earl Porter (1956-1960), contains the papers of Edens's assistant. The seventh series, Segregation Policy Petitions, involves the desegregation process at Duke University. The next series, U.S. State Department, Educational Exchange Service, details Edens's involvement with that organization. The ninth series, Gross-Edens Controversy, consists of papers relating to Edens's resignation. This series is restricted. The final series is Oversized Materials and includes items from Edens's inauguration as president of Duke.

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The Founders' Society was created in 1980 to honor individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose gifts of endowment have strengthened and ensured continuing excellence for Duke University. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Collection contains programs, invitations, speeches, lists of members, menus and other materials relating to the operation of the Founders' Society. Materials present range in date from 1980-1997.

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John H. Hallowell papers, 1942 - 1981 9 Linear Feet — 6,000 Items

John H. Hallowell served as Professor of Political Science and as Director of the Lilly Endowment Research Program in Christianity at Duke University. Papers include correspondence, committee notes, manuscript materials, printed matter, a master's thesis, diplomas, certificates, grant proposals, and student papers. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of Political Science, political ethics, the Duke University Research Council, religious education, religious activities on campus, the Lilly Endowment, and study and teaching of political science. Contains restricted materials. Materials range in date from 1942-1981. English.

Contains materials pertaining to the career of John H. Hallowell, Professor of Political Science at Duke University from 1942-1982. Also contains records of Hallowell's involvement in political science and theological associations, and correspondence. Contains restricted materials. Types of materials include correspondence, committee notes, manuscript materials, printed matter, a master's thesis, diplomas, certificates, grant proposals, and student papers. Materials range in date from 1942-1981.

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The Treasurer is an officer of the University whose duties have included supervision of contracts, relations with the Duke Endowment, and management of the Bursar's Office, student loans, and investments. The position of Treasurer is established by the By-laws of the University. In 1995, the Treasurer's post was taken up by the chief financial and administrative officer, the Executive Vice President. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from individuals who served the University as Treasurer and the subject files they created while in office, including grants and contracts but also ledger and account books. The collection ranges in date from 1893-ongoing.

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to and from individuals who served the University as Treasurer and the subject files they created while in office, including grants and contracts. There are a handful of photographs of Highland Hospital in Asheville, N.C. in addition to legal papers such as wills and deeds of gift. Oversize materials include many account and ledger books for the early-mid part of the 20th century. One of the many benefits of this collection is official paperwork that pertains to many artifacts/collections the University has obtained as gifts from individuals such as Doris Duke and the Trent family. The collection ranges in date from 1893-ongoing.

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The Office of University Development is responsible for fund-raising programs in the areas of annual gifts, capital gifts, and program support. This collection contains printed promotional materials and annual reports as well as fund-raising materials such as mailings to alumni and parents. Additionally, there are VHS tapes and a DVD. There are a small number of photographs in this collection as well as questionnaires and gift records. The materials range in date 1947-ongoing.

Contains materials created and distributed by the Office of University Development in the promotion of the University and its programs in fund-raising efforts. This collection includes promotional materials, annual reports/plans, and a website archive, Campaign for Duke, as well as fund-raising materials such as mailings to alumni and parents. Additionally, there are VHS tapes and a DVD. There are a small number of photographs in this collection as well as questionnaires and gift records. The materials range in date 1947-ongoing.