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Donald J. Fluke papers, 1958-1988 2.1 Linear Feet — 800 Items

Donald J. Fluke was a professor in Duke's Zoology Department. His collection includes correspondence and other documents relating to the Zoology Department, the Graduate School, research proposals and safety, and faculty involvement in civil rights activism. Materials range in date from [1958]-[1988].

Contains correspondence, memoranda, printed materials, clippings, minutes and other records of several University committees from the years roughly 1958-1988. Also includes documents and correspondence relating to research proposals and permits. Major subjects include the Duke Radiation Safety Committee, the Founders' Day Committee and the design of the University Medal, the origins of the School of Business, the Zoology Department, and the Aeolian Organ. Collection also includes documents relating to faculty participation in the civil rights and other Vietnam-era activism.

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John R. Gregg, former professor of zoology, was born December 16, 1916. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, and then completed a Ph.D. in biology at Princeton in 1946. For a decade, he served on the faculty at Columbia University before coming to Duke in 1957. He stayed at Duke until his retirement in 1986. Gregg was also a skilled longbow archer and his papers contain some information about archery. In 2009, he died at the age of 92. The John Gregg Papers contain mostly information about Dr. Gregg's research and work including materials related to the courses he taught. His interest in archery is also reflected. The collection also contains significant correspondence between Gregg and J.H. Woodger, an influential 20th century British theoretical biologist and philosopher of biology.

The collection contains the academic and personal papers of John R. Gregg, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at Duke University. The collection includes correspondence between Gregg and leading biologists such as Joseph Henry Woodger and Arstrid Lindenmayer and notes and drafts of Gregg's many publications, research notes on a variety of subjects in Biology and Zoology, and materials related to lectures given by Gregg. The collection also reflects Gregg's experiences as a professor of Zoology at Duke University with lecture notes and class materials relating to classes he taught. Materials also include personal papers relating to Gregg's passionate interest in archery, including blueprints and designs of archery equipment created by Gregg.