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Department of Theater Studies Records, circa 1968-2004 6.5 Linear Feet

The Department of Theater Studies at Duke University offers courses on the critical evaluation, writing and performance of dramatic works. The department seeks to promote an artistic culture at Duke by bringing professional theatrical performances to campus. The Department of Theater Studies records is composed of administrative materials and records related to both departmental and professional performances staged at Duke.

The Department of Theater Studies Records, 1969-2002 contains correspondence, planning documents, slides, photographs and audiovisual materials related to the administration of the department. The collection also includes materials from a diverse array of student and faculty theater productions. The Department of Theater Studies Records also contains correspondence, planning documents, clippings, promotional materials, slides, photographs, audiovisual materials and electronic records from professional productions brought to campus through the Theater Previews series.

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Duke Players records, 1930-1986 10 Linear Feet

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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Duke University Playbills collection, 1933-1970 1.25 Linear Feet

Playbills from numerous events held in Page Auditorium between 1933-1970. Includes musical and theatrical events, such as productions by Duke Player, recitals, symphonic performances, and solo singers.
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Stephen Tell Collection of Performing Arts Events at Duke, 1987-2001 4.5 Linear Feet — 85 Items

Collection contains video recordings of performing arts events at Duke from 1987-2001. The performances are largely Hoof'n'Horn but also include performances from the Dept. of Theater Studies, namely Duke Players.

Stephen Tell is a Duke alum hired by groups to create recordings of performing arts events. His collection includes video recordings of such events at Duke from 1987-2001, mostly of Hoof'n'Horn productions but it also includes performances by the Dept. of Theater Studies. Formats include VHS, SVHS, Umatic, and DVD.

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Vice President for Student Affairs records, 1923-[ongoing] 103 Linear Feet

The Vice President of Student Affairs oversees the Division of Student Affairs, involved in all aspects of student life at Duke University. William J. Griffith was Dean of Student Affairs and then Vice President of Student Affairs from 1963-1991. The Vice President for Student Affairs Records include correspondence, reports, memorandums, and other materials related to the operations of the Division of Student Affairs and cover such topics as student organizations, student housing, student government, student activities, administrative planning around student facilities and resources, and many other subjects.

The collection includes a wide variety of materials related to the operations of the Student Affairs office. Much of the collection is correspondence, with many reports, printed materials, and memorandums, as well as other materials.

Topics include student organizations and activities, including student government, fraternities, student living groups, interest groups, and publications; administrative activities and policies focused on student life and well-being, including student housing, student health and insurance, resources for supporting student life, and facilities for students; administrative and campus activities including arts and cultural activities such as the Duke Players, Chapel activities and services, and the Publications Board; and events of significance to the Duke community, including materials related to the Allen Building Takeover, protests and demonstrations, and many other topics.

An addition (Accession UA2018-0084) contains correpondence and subject files from Larry Moneta, VP of Student Affairs.

Some materials were removed April 2007 and now make up the Office of Student Affairs Reference Collection.