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Broadway Preview Series records, 1986-1993 3.7 Linear Feet — 2250 items

From 1986-1993, the Broadway Preview Series premiered new works for the American theater at Duke. The first Broadway Preview performance staged in the Reynolds Industries Theater (March 10, 1986) was Emanuel Azenberg's Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey. Some of the other productions previewed at Duke are: Broadway Bound and Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon; A Month of Sundays with Jason Robards; A Walk in the Woods with Sam Waterston; Metamorphosis with Mikhail Baryshnikov; The Circle with Rex Harrison; Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard; and Lucifer's Child with Julie Harris. The work of the Broadway Preview Series is continued today by Theater Previews at Duke. Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

Collection contains programs, clippings, photographs, some autograph notes, and other materials pertaining to productions. Also includes scripts. The material ranges in date from 1986-1993.

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The Duke Coffeehouse is a student-run coffee shop and performance venue located on East Campus near Wilson Dorm. The collection includes log books of accounts and shows, tally sheets for cash registers, flyers for the Brickside Music Festival, stickers, and other materials related to the business of the Coffeehouse.

The Duke Coffeehouse Records include log books of accounts and shows, tally sheets for cash registers, flyers for the Brickside Music Festival, stickers, and other materials related to the business of the Coffeehouse from the mid-1980s and the 2000s. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Duke University's Duke Players was founded in February 1931, with the intention of providing students with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theater. Records include production files, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, posters, and scrapbooks.

Records include production files, news clippings, press releases, newsletters, posters, and scrapbooks. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1986.

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Max Wicker was head of Duke University's Baptist Student Union (BSU) in 1953. He was dismissed by the North Carolina Baptists’ General Board in 1954, along with state BSU director Jimmy Ray and UNC-Chapel Hill BSU secretary J.C. Herrin, after events surrounding the invitation of a controversial speaker, Christian theologian Nels Ferre, to the 1953 BSU Convention. Their termination followed a six-hour hearing before the Board. The student leaders’ dismissal made the pages of the April 12, 1954 TIME magazine. Joseph Mitchell graduated from Duke Divinity School in 1953, where he met Max Wicker. After his retirement, Mitchell began to research and write the account of his friend’s dismissal. This collection contains the materials he gathered in the course of his research, including biographical information about individuals involved in the controversy; correspondence related to Wicker’s BSU activities, his hearing and termination; Max Wicker’s public statement about his beliefs; other documents related to the activities of the BSU at Duke and elsewhere in the state; and news clippings that appeared in regional and national publications. The collection also contains appendices and drafts of Mitchell’s account, and his final bound paper, "The 1954 Firing of Max Wicker and Two Other North Carolina Student Directors, Jimmy Ray and J.C. Herrin" (2006).

The Joseph Mitchell Papers on Max Wicker include materials collected by Duke Divinity School alumnus Joseph Mitchell related to the 1954 dismissal of Mitchell’s friend Max Wicker from his position as head of Duke University’s Baptist Student Union (BSU) by the N.C. Baptists’ General Board. The collection is arranged into two series. Research Files contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles and memorabilia Mitchell collected in the course of researching an account he wrote about the dismissal of Wicker and two other BSU student directors, including biographical information about many of the individuals involved in the dismissal, and other documents related to the activities of the BSU at Duke and elsewhere in the state. The second series, Writings, contains Mitchell’s bound 2006 paper about the incident, as well as drafts, appendices and other items related to its composition.

Materials are largely textual. The collection also includes two black-and-white photographs, a Baptist Student Union pin, and two CDs containing Word Perfect files of Mitchell’s paper about the Baptist student directors’ dismissal.

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Collection contains papers written by or collected by Lisa Hazirjian ranging from 1986 to 2001 and undated. Materials are related to the campaign to retire basketball player Georgia Schweitzer’s jersey (circa 2001), activism around issues of homelessness (circa 1986-1990), affordable housing in Durham (1990-1993), and benefits for same-sex partners of graduate students (circa 1997). Materials include papers from the Task Force on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Matters and student petitions advocating for benefits for same-sex spousal equivalents (SSSEs).

Collection contains papers written by or collected by Lisa Hazirjian ranging from 1986 to 2001 and undated. Materials are related to the campaign to retire basketball player Georgia Schweitzer’s jersey (circa 2001), activism around issues of homelessness (circa 1986-1990), affordable housing in Durham (1990-1993), and benefits for same-sex partners of graduate students (circa 1997). Materials include papers from the Task Force on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Matters and student petitions advocating for benefits for same-sex spousal equivalents (SSSEs).

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Sports Information Office: Photographic Negatives collection, circa 1924-1992, 1995, undated 23 Linear Feet — 20,122 items — The collection includes nitrate, acetate, and likely polyester film bases. The nitrate is housed in an off-site nitrate storage facility. There is evidence to suggest that some of the nitrate is undergoing degradation. Some of the acetate is also undergoing acetate film base degradation. Most of the negatives tend to be approximately 4x5 inches, but sizes can vary. There are also color negatives within the collection.

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Collection includes photographic negatives related to sports at Duke. Sports include the following: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, and volleyball. There are also negatives that pertain to general athletics. The subjects of the negatives include athletes, coaches, team pictures, and game action. The collection ranges in date from 1924-1992, 1995, undated.

This collection contains 20,122 negatives related to sports at Duke, and they range in date from about 1924 to 1992, 1995 and undated. The sports represented are as follows: baseball, basketball, boxing, cheerleading, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, and volleyball. There is a series for general athletics, which tends to include images of physical education instructors or coaches from all sports. There is also a series called "Undetermined," which lists individuals for whom no sport or tie to athletes could be determined.

The subjects within each series include athletes, coaches, athletic staff (such as secretaries and trainers), team pictures, game shots, trophies, and athletic fields and facilities. The athletes may have been photographed in uniform, in suits, or in letterman sweaters. They may have been photographed with family and/or friends. Oftentimes, the athletes were posed in faux action shots.

There are not very many images of women athletes, but there are some available, including a small number of images of Women's Athletic Association members playing baseball (not softball), basketball, and tennis.

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The Women's Studies Program at Duke University started in 1983 and grew rapidly into one of the largest interdisciplinary programs at the University, now called Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. The Women's Studies Program Records contain materials related to the foundation, growth, activities, and alumni of the Women's Studies Program.

The Women's Studies Program Records contain materials related to the foundation, growth, activities, and alumni of the Women's Studies Program. Included are correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, flyers, budgets, programs, surveys, and many other materials. Topics include the development of the Women's Studies Program from a certificate program to an undergraduate major and minor as well as the growth of graduate scholarship; the curriculum of the Program and the inclusion of women's studies and women's topics in other areas of the University; outreach to and fundraising with Duke alumni women and others; programs and events organized by Women's Studies, especially the Graduate Research Conference and other large conferences hosted by Women's Studies; the work of the Council on Women's Studies; and a survey given to all women alumni of Duke from the 1920s through the 1980s including questions related to their Duke experience, activities since graduation, and perspective on women's issues, among many other subjects. The majority of the materials date from Jean O'Barr's tenure as director of Women's Studies.