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On February 13, 1969, Duke University students in the Afro-American Society occupied the the main administration building to bring attention to the needs of black students. These needs included an African American studies department, a black student union, and increased enrollment and financial support for black students. This and subsequent events became known as the Allen Building Takeover. The Allen Building Takeover Collection contains announcements, flyers, publications, correspondence, handouts, reports, transcripts, ephemera, clippings, a bibliography, photographs documenting Black Culture Week (Feb. 4-12, 1969), the Allen Building Takeover (Feb. 13, 1969), student demands, statements by Provost Marcus Hobbs and by Duke President Douglas Knight, student convocations and demonstrations both in support of and against the Takeover, and later events on the Duke campus and in Durham, N.C. In addition, the collection contains clippings and artwork related to remembering the Takeover, including the 2002 Allen Building lock-in. Major subjects include African American students and civil rights demonstrations. English.

The collection features materials documenting the Allen Building Takeover at Duke University. The Subject files include photographs, announcements, flyers, publications, correspondence, handouts, reports, transcripts, and ephemera relating to Black Culture Week (Feb. 4-12, 1969), the Allen Building Takeover (Feb. 13, 1969) and student demands, statements by Provost Marcus Hobbs and by Duke President Douglas Knight, student convocations and demonstrations both in support of and against the Takeover, and later events on the Duke campus and in Durham, N.C. Photographs were taken by student participant Lynette Lewis and show the students inside the building during the Takeover. Also included are clippings of newspaper and magazine coverage of the Takeover from the campus paperThe Chronicle, as well as local, state, and national media.

In addition, the collection contains clippings and artwork related to anniversaries and remembrance of the Takeover. Students created artwork in this collection while participating in the 2002 Allen Building lock-in, an event commemorating 1960s activism at Duke and an opportunity for students and administrators to discuss the racial climate on campus.

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On February 13, 1969, Duke University students in the Afro-American Society occupied the the main administration building to bring attention to the needs of black students. These needs included an African American studies department, a black student union, and increased enrollment and financial support for black students. This and subsequent events became known as the Allen Building Takeover. The Allen Building Takeover Oral History Collection includes oral histories conducted by Duke student Don Yannella in 1985 leading to his thesis Race Relations at Duke University and the Allen Building Takeover. The collection includes the original interview tapes, transcripts of the some of the interviews, and use copies of several of the original recordings.

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.

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Alspaugh Residence Hall records, 1949 - 1979 0.2 Linear Feet — 200 Items

Alspaugh Residence Hall is an undergraduate dormitory on the East Campus of Duke University. Records include events calendars, correspondence, subject files, notes, minutes, and newsletters. Major topics include undergraduate life at Duke University, residence halls, the Baldwin Federation, the Association of Independent Houses, and women college students. Materials date from 1949 to 1979. English.

Contains calendars of activities, lists of officers, meeting notes, subject files regarding living conditions and a food fight, general residence hall governance materials, some correspondence, and newsletters pertaining to Alspaugh Residence Hall, a Duke University dormitory.

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Asian Students Association records, 1995-2005 10.6 Linear Feet — 1265 Items

Contains the records of the Duke University Asian Students Association from 1995-2005. Types of materials include a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, and a printed web page. Major subjects include Asian and Asian-American students, Asian and Asian-American culture, student life at Duke University, and governance of student groups. The Asian Students Association is a member of Spectrum, an intercultural coalition of student leaders and organizations at Duke University. English.

Contains a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, and a printed web page pertaining to the general governance, social activities, and cultural activities of the Asian Students Association at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1995 to 2005

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Baldwin Federation records, 1971 - 1985 2.2 Linear Feet — 2,200 Items

The Baldwin Federation was an undergraduate organization which united Alspaugh, Bassett, Brown and Pegram Residence Halls on the East Campus of Duke University from around 1971 to the early 1980s. Records contain minutes, constitutions, reports, ballots, correspondence, fliers, newsletters, a survey, a pamphlet, printed materials, photographs, and clippings. Major subjects include student life at Duke University, dormitories, residence and education, college freshmen, and the Joe Baldwin festival. Materials range in date from 1971 to 1985. English.

Contains materials pertaining to the Baldwin Federation at Duke University from 1971-1983.

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Bassett Residence Hall records, 1950-1979 1.5 Linear Feet — 1500 Items

Completed and occupied in the spring of 1927, Bassett Hall was first known as Dormitory No. 4. Bassett Residence Hall was home to female undergraduate students from the 1930s through the early 1990s. Types of material included in this collection are: correspondence, constitutions, financial summaries, minutes, notes, newsletters, clippings, a biography, rules, and scrapbooks. Major subjects include: Duke University, Trinity College, Bassett Hall, living groups, and female students. Materials date from 1950-1979.

Contains minutes of house meetings, financial summaries, house notebooks, a questionnaire, materials for new students, newsletters, general rules, and scrapbooks pertaining to the undergraduate female residents of Bassett Residence Hall at Duke University from 1950-1979.

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The Black History at Duke Reference Collection chronicles the integration of Duke University. This history includes the Silent Vigil; the Allen Building Takeover; the creation of a Black Student Alliance; the development of a Black Studies Program; interactions between the university and the Durham community; as well as individual efforts from students, faculty, and administrators. The collection contains publications, fliers, reports, memos, handbooks, manuals, lists, clippings, and a bibliography. Major subjects include black students, civil rights demonstrations, and the effects of desegregation on administrative policies. English.

The collection contains publications, fliers, reports, memos, handbooks, manuals, lists, clippings, and a bibliography. The collection is divided into six series: The End of Segregation, Black Faculty, Black Studies Program, Student Groups, Public Forums, and Clippings.

The first series, The End of Segregation, includes a bibliography, background materials about desegregation efforts, statistics, reports, and memos. The second series, Black Faculty, includes clippings, and a list of black professors, assistant professors, lecturers, non-tenure track instructors, graduate teaching and research assistants. The appendix to the list includes the Medical School and School of Nursing faculty.

In 1968, there were discussions on campus about establishing a black studies or Afro-American studies program, but no action was taken by the university. One of the demands of the students who took over the Allen Building on Feb. 13, 1969, was for the establishment of a fully accredited department of Afro-American Studies. On May 2, 1969, the Black Studies Committee submitted a proposal to the Undergraduate Faculty Council of the Arts and Sciences for the creation of the Black Studies Program and the courses were approved by the curriculum committee. Walter Burford was named program head in 1970. The third series, Black Studies Program, chronicles some of the history of this program and includes drafts of proposals, enrollment statistics, flyers, photocopies of clippings, and other materials.

The fourth series, Student Groups, contains materials from a variety of groups. Included are: the Afro-American Society, the Association of African Students, the Black Student Alliance, the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Black Fraternities and Sororities, and others. The fifth series, Public Forums, includes materials on a number of speakers, rallies, demonstrations, boycotts; one newspaper advertisement; and one Internet site. The sixth series, Clippings, contains mostly photocopies of newspaper articles. The clippings are from 1967-2001 and undated, and cover a wide variety of topics. Of note is a series of articles that appeared in the Chronicle, "Black and Blue: Blacks at Duke," Feb. 13-Feb.17, 1984.

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Black Student Alliance records, 1969-2019 1 Linear Foot — 387 Megabytes

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The Afro-American Society (now the Black Student Alliance) was established at Duke University in 1967, four years after the first Black undergraduates were admitted. The Afro-American Society was a social and activist group created to support students as they dealt with the challenges of Black life at a previously segregated institution. Contains fliers, memoranda, correspondence, printed e-mail, minutes, newsletters, reports, charts, a scrapbook, printed materials, and electronic records pertaining to the activities of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and related Black and African American student groups at Duke University from 1969-2019.

Contains fliers, memoranda, correspondence, printed e-mail, minutes, newsletters, reports, charts, a scrapbook, printed materials, and electronic records pertaining to the activities of the Black Student Alliance and related Black and African American student groups at Duke University from 1969-2019. Forms part of the University Archives at Duke University.

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Diya records, 1992-2006 4.8 Linear Feet — 3400 Items

Diya supports the cultural, social, and political development of South Asian and South Asian-American students. Contains the records of the Diya, the South Asian American Association of Duke University, from 1995-2001. Types of materials include a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, a constitution, events reports, election materials, and programs. Major subjects include South Asian students at Duke University, South Asian-American students at Duke University, student group governance, South Asian culture, and South Asian-American culture. Diya is a member of Spectrum, an intercultural coalition of student leaders and organizations at Duke University.

Contains printed e-mail correspondence, election information, fliers, agendas, minutes, newsletters, a budget, event reports, and constitution pertaining to Diya, the South Asian-American Association of Duke University, as well as scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, negatives, VHS cassette video recordings, CD-RW, and CD-R sound recordings from 1992 to 2006.

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Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall is a freshman dormitory on East Campus. Contains the records of activities of residents Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall. Types of materials include flyers, newsletters, agendas, notes, calendars, and damage reports. Major topics include residential living, Duke University, and social activities among students. The collection also contains accounting materials related to Addoms House. Materials date from 1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992).

Hte collection includes financial documents from Addoms House, including an account book as well as an undated constitution and records of the social activities of students living in Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall at Duke University from 1991-1992.