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The David Paletz Student Films were created by Duke students for David Paletz's POLI 130: Politics and Media course, with topics covering politics and Duke University.

The collection includes fims on seven U-matic and nine VHS cassette tapes that cover a variety of topics related to politics and Duke University.

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The Department of Political Science was established in 1934 and continues today with both undergraduate and graduate programs. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, course materials, applications, honors theses, and departmental papers.

Collection contains departmental files, Honors-Master's Program theses, prize-winning term papers, miscellaneous announcements, memoranda, booklets, and budget and salary recommendations, from the Political Science Department. The materials range in date from 1922 to 1993, with the bulk from 1962 to 1980.

The collection is arranged into the following series: Theses and Papers, General Files, Graduate School, and Course Material. Each series is arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the collection is miscellaneous files relating to departmental affairs and applications and appointments. Major subjects are R. R. Wilson and Robert S. Rankin.

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Frederic N. Cleaveland papers, 1938-1983 0.5 Linear Feet — 500 Items

Frederic N. Cleaveland (1915–2005) served as assistant dean of men at Duke University from 1937-1941 and as provost and professor of political science from 1971–1979. In the interim, he was a professor of political science and researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was educated at Duke (AB and MA in history) and Princeton (MA and PhD in politics). His papers contain correspondence from colleagues in the academic community in relation to his career and professional/community involvement. It also contains photographs, employment files, various handwritten speeches and manuscripts. Materials ange in date from 1938-1983.

Collection includes personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, writings and speeches, and photographs pertaining to Cleaveland's family, career, and interests. The majority of items in the collection are related to transitions in Cleaveland's career.

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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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Robert R. Wilson papers, 1921 - 1975 7.5 Linear Feet — 5000 Items

Robert Renbert Wilson served as a professor of political science at Duke University from 1925 to 1975. He also acted as chair of the Dept. of Political Science (1934-1948), Director of Graduate Studies (1937-1947, 1949-1966), lecturer in the Law School (1948-1966), and chair of the Commonwealth Studies Center (1959-1966) at Duke University, and as an adviser on commercial treaties to the U.S. State Department. The Robert R. Wilson Papers primarily consist of correspondence, but the collection also contains writings, teaching materials, subject files, and photographs. Major subjects include American politics and government, treaties, international law, political theory, and the American Journal of International Law. English.

The Robert R. Wilson papers are organized into five series: Correspondence, Writings, Courses, Subject Files, and Photographs. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence dealing with Wilson's speaking engagements, professional associations, books and publications, and students and colleagues in law and political science at Duke and at institutions across the United States. Major correspondents include the U.S. Foreign Service, the U.S. Dept. of State, the American Journal of International Law, the Commonwealth Studies Center, and university presses. Writings include articles, book reviews, addresses, and other pieces written by Wilson about obligatory arbitration, treaties, African American suffrage, international law, public law, international organization, World War II, the British Commonwealth, the United Nations, and U.S. foreign relations. The Courses series includes syllabi, exams, class case studies, and other materials relating to Wilson's classes in American politics and government, and in international law. Subject Files include reports, articles written about Robert R. Wilson, students' evaluations of Wilson's courses, and other materials. Photographs include a group photo of the Intercollegiate Model Disarmament Conference (Bucknell University, Dec. 4-6, 1931); an unidentified, undated group photo; and an unidentified, undated portrait of a female subject.

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Robert Stanley Rankin (1899-1976) taught political science at Duke beginning in 1927 and was chairman of the political science department from 1949 to 1964. He retired from teaching in 1969. The collection includes departmental records, correspondence, reports, notes, student papers, questionnaires, publications, and other materials of Robert S. Rankin and the Duke University Department of Political Science. English.

The collection includes departmental records, correspondence, reports, notes, student papers, questionnaires, publications, and other materials of Robert S. Rankin and the Duke University Department of Political Science, circa 1927-1977.

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Robert Taylor Cole papers, 1933-1991 2.5 Linear Feet — 1500 Items

Robert Taylor Cole was a professor in Duke's Political Science department, specializing in comparative politics, Europe and the British Commonwealth and served as Provost to the University from 1960-1969. The collection includes correspondence, student recommendations, and writings. The material ranges in date from 1933-1991.

Contains correspondence, student recommendations, writings, a photo identification card from Heidelberg University (1933), and a dust jacket from "The Recollections of R. Taylor Cole." At least one letter (in box 1, miscellaneous writings folder) is in German. Also included is a folder which holds a few reports related to Duke University. Box 3 contains two bound volumes of both handwritten and typed letters sent to Cole in 1975, upon his retirement. The material ranges in date from 1933-1991.