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Douglas M. Knight, born in 1921, served as president of Duke University from 1963 to 1969. Knight was educated at Yale and served as president of Lawrence University prior to becoming president of Duke. After leaving Duke in 1969, he worked as an industry executive at several firms. Records include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, surveys, reports, writings and speeches, minutes, audio-visual media, honorary citations, clippings, and printed matter. Major subjects include the administration of Duke University, the planning of a new art museum, university development, Duke's Fifth Decade Campaign and fundraising, the Duke Board of Trustees, Knight's inauguration, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Forestry, the Graduate School of Business, student protest, African-American students at Duke, the takeover of the Allen Building by members of the Afro-American Society, and student rights. Major correspondents include R. Taylor Cole, E.R. Latty, Lath Meriam, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, R. Philip Hanes, Nancy Hanks, R. Patrick Ransom, George V. Allen, Charles B. Wade, Henry Rauch, Edwin L. Jones, Wright Tisdale, Les Brown, Ellen Huckabee Gobbel, Mark Pinsky, Graddon Rowlands, and Floyd B. McKissick.

The records from the Douglas M. Knight administration form part of the Duke University President Records and span the years between 1952 and 1971, with the bulk occurring between 1963 and 1969. Records created during the administrations of Hollis Edens, J. Deryl Hart, and Terry Sanford are included. The records are comprised of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, surveys, reports, writings and speeches, minutes, audio-visual media, honorary citations, clippings, and printed matter.

The records of the Knight administration are useful for the study of policies and actions regarding academic planning, student life, development and alumni affairs, campus planning, the university's interaction with both local and regional communities, faculty development, and athletics during the 1960s. With the exception of fund-raising and development, the records do not provide extensive documentation on the aforementioned areas of university life. Rather, the records often introduce the primary concerns in an issue or area as well as portray Knight's views and actions. Therefore, researchers may wish to consult an archivist about related record groups and papers, including records from the Deans of the Woman's College and Trinity College, the Provost, the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School, and the papers of Eddie Cameron, Athletic Director.

The Douglas M. Knight Papers comprise seven series. The first series, Subject Files, is alphabetically arranged by topic, and covers a broad range of issues during Knight's term. The next series, Development Files, are also arranged alphabetically, and pertain to university advancement. The third series, Correspondence, is arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondant. The Reports series is also arranged alphabetically, and consists primarily of annual reports. The fifth series, Surveys, includes a variety of Duke-related surveys on a variety of topics. The next series, Inauguration and Videorecordings, includes photographs and tapes. The last series, Student Files, includes restricted student information.

Some files are restricted and labeled as such. Please consult an archivist concerning these files.

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John S. Bradway papers, 1914-1991 60 Linear Feet — 0.03 Gigabytes

Papers of John S. Bradway, lawyer, legal aid advocate, and educator. Bradway's primary interest and work was in the field of legal aid. He served as Secretary of the National Association of Legal Aid Organizations (NALAO) from 1922-1940, and as its President from 1940-1942. While at Duke University, Bradway founded and directed the Duke Legal Aid Clinic from 1931 until 1959. The bulk of the collection reflects Bradway's role as Secretary for the National Association of Legal Aid Organizations (NALAO). Some materials were gathered by John Lindsey, a colleague and friend of Bradway's, and include writings, teaching materials, and some correspondence. Materials include correspondence with various state and city legal aid bureaus, detailed statistics and annual reports from these organizations, correspondence with various national social service and aid agencies such as the National Conference on Social Work, and NALAO committee reports and conference proceedings. Also included are chapter files of his books, addresses, and articles written by Bradway on topics relating to legal aid.

The bulk of the collection reflects the work of John S. Bradway in his role as Secretary for the National Association of Legal Aid Organizations (NALAO). Materials include correspondence with various state and city legal aid bureaus, detailed statistics and annual reports from these organizations, correspondence with various national social service and aid agencies such as the National Conference on Social Work, and NALAO committee reports and conference proceedings. Also included are chapter files of his books, addresses, and articles written by Bradway on topics relating to legal aid. Duke Legal Aid Clinic (DLAC) materials are also present.

Bound volumes include correspondence, pamphlets, reports, and other materials related to John Bradway's work with NALAO which have been bound together into volumes. These series of volumes were numbered, and are incomplete.

Accession UA2017.0063 was gathered by John M. Lindsey, a friend and colleague of John Bradway, and includes copies of writings and teaching materials created by Bradway, as well as some correspondence and materials related to Bradway's death.

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Law Dames records, 1951-1973 2.5 Linear Feet — about 1,500 Items

The Duke Law Dames was a social and service organization composed of law student wives, women law students, and wives of the law school faculty and alumni. Collection consists of reports, meeting minutes, constitutions and by-laws, newsletters, flyers, calendars of events, various printed material and scrapbooks.

Contains material pertaining to the operations and activities of the Duke Law Dames with the inclusive dates 1951-1973. Materials present include reports, minutes of general meetings and the executive council, correspondence and memoranda, newsletters, flyers, manuals, and assorted printed material including cookbooks composed by the Dames and a welcome guide for wives of Duke Law students. Also present are material accumulated by several organization presidents including officer's reports, minutes of the executive council, newsletter drafts, officer election material, and various printed material. There are also three scrapbooks that contain clippings documenting various social events sponsored by the Dames and also letters, officer lists and member rosters, flyers, event calendars, newsletters, photographs, and other assorted ephemera.

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Pamela Gann served as the Dean of the Duke University Law School from 1988 to 1999. The Pamela B. Gann Papers include materials from Pamela Gann's time as Dean of the Duke University Law School.

The Pamela B. Gann Papers include materials from Pamela Gann's time as Dean of the Duke University Law School. Included are files related to international travel, administration and operations of the Law School, the 1990s addition to the Law School building, correspondence, and other materials. Materials have not been screened or processed beyond a folder-level inventory.

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Paul D. Carrington was Dean of the Law School at Duke University and is Professor Emeritus. The collection contains materials primarily from Paul Carrington's time as Professor Emeritus at the Duke Law School and include correspondence and research materials on his writings on legal and judicial reform.

The collection contains materials primarily from Paul Carrington's time as Professor Emeritus at the Duke Law School. Included is correspondence on a number of legal issues, research materials, teaching and class materials, newsclippings, and other materials. Topics covered include judicial independence, judicial and legal refrom, legal education, Paul Carrington's writings, and other subjects.

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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity records, 1946-1976 4.7 Linear Feet — 2250 Items

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community. This collection includes minutes, correspondence, directories, workshop materials, constitution and by-laws, questionnaires and other material.

This collection includes minutes, correspondence, directories, workshop materials, constitution and by-laws, questionnaires and other material. Topics covered include Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, and its history as well as the Duke University School of Law chapter of the fraternity.

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Richard M. Nixon Reference collection, 1934-1999 0.5 Linear Feet — 500 Items

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994) attended the Duke University School of Law from 1934 to 1937, graduating number three in a class of twenty-six. During his three years at Duke, Nixon was active in the Duke Bar Association and was elected President in his senior year. The Richard M. Nixon Reference Collection contains academic transcripts, personal and administrative correspondence related to law school, letters of recommendation, newspaper clippings, and reference inquiries and correspondence related to both the honorary degree controversy in 1954 and the Watergate scandal in the early 1970's when he was President of the United States. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
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School of Law records, 1914-Ongoing 119.5 Linear Feet — 73,600 Items

The School of Law dates its origins as far back as 1850. The school experienced many organizational changes and several temporary closures in its early years before re-establishing itself as the School of Law in 1904. This collection includes papers of deans of the law school in 1930 and continuing forward. Also included are materials related to the law school's publications, the Duke Bar Association, legal research centers, the law library, Richard Nixon's time as a student at the law school and general administrative files dating back to 1914.

This collection includes papers of the deans of the School of Law starting in 1930. This material covers a wide range of information relating to the daily operations of the law school and includes: general correspondence, financial documents, annual reports, recruitment files, clerkship files, clippings, subject files, meeting minutes, development materials, and general office files. The collection also includes information about the various law school journals and publications edited and created by both students and faculty. Administrative files date back to 1914 and include: blank exams, financial documents, correspondence, placement bulletins, and other general files. Topics include legal education, Richard Nixon, administration, faculty, students, alumni, university presidents and administrators, the American Bar Association, the American Association of Law Schools, the school's Legal Aid Clinic, and law library.

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The School of Law Reference Collection contains subject files pertaining to various topics particular to the School of Law; some subjects/formats include: admissions, clippings, first female law student, student produced publications, first year law classes, bulletins, reports, and curriculum. The collection begins in 1930 and is ongoing.

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W. Bryan Bolich papers, 1891-1972 5 Linear Feet — 5,000 Items

W. Bryan Bolich (1896-1977) served as a Professor of Law at Duke University from 1927 to 1966. Papers contain family memorabilia, general correspondence, photographs, an oral history, diaries, course notes, writings, drafts of statutes revisions, and clippings. Major subjects include family work at Southern Railway in Forsyth County, N.C., Duke Law School curriculum development and reorganization, Law Day, the Rhodes Scholarship, Trinity College Class of 1917 alumni activities, Law School Alumni Association, North Carolina House of Representatives, and property and alien rights laws authored with the North Carolina General Statute Commission.

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, diaries, certificates, correspondence and drafts of laws, miscellaneous memorabilia from Bolich's career as a Professor at Duke University Law School, student notebooks from courses taken at Trinity College and University of Oxford, and a taped memoir and 19-page transcription. Family materials include materials from Southern Railway and much correspondence between Bolich's parents during their courtship (ca 1891-1893). Political correspondence between Bolich and Richard Nixon is filed in Series 3 (Correspondence. Political).