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Duke University Union records, 1954-ongoing 117 Linear Feet — 52 Megabytes

Collection contains records of the Duke University Union (1954-ongoing), a student-run organization at Duke University, concerning all manner of operations and events sponsored by the Union. Within the collection are records related to student life at Duke, symposia put on by the Union, and social and academic events sponsored by the Union. The collection also contains numerous scrapbooks documenting Union events, members, and history from the 1950s through the mid-2000s.

The earliest records in the collection date to the early 1950s, before the Duke University Union was officially founded. The bulk of the records date from the 1960s through the 1990s, and deal with general Union operations, as well as Union-sponsored events.

Among the events represented in the collection are numerous concerts and symposia. During the 1960s and 1970s, the Union sponsored an annual symposium that dealt with contemporary issues and problems. These events frequently drew notable speakers, ranging from Allen Dulles to Ralph Ellison. Concerts were also regularly scheduled and sponsored by the Union. Some of the bands represented in the collection include the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band, Gordon Lightfoot, and R.E.M. Among the recurring events that the Union sponsored and are represented in the collection are Joe College, Oktoberfest, an annual tree lighting in December, and Springfest (now the Last Day of Classes celebration).

Finally, performing and visual arts are both well-represented in the collection. The Union sponsored frequent performances of plays and musicals, as well as shows by local, national, and international artists. The Broadway at Duke series was also sponsored by the Union and is represented in the collection.

Materials are organized in a loose chronological fashion. There are instances wherein it made more intellectual sense to deviate from strict chronological order at both the folder and box level, and this is represented in the arrangement.

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Jazz @ records, 2017-2018 .031 Gigabytes

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Jazz @ was initially created in 2003 as a weekly jam session at the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, and it is now run by a committee of students as part of the Duke University Union's (DUU's) weekly jazz programming committee. The records include: emails; sign-up lists; event and meeting information; flyers; playlists; and financial and administrative materials.The records represented in the collection are from 2017-2018, when Duke student Philip Moss served as president of the Jazz @ committee. Some of the events covered in the collection include: Jazz @ The Coffeehouse; Jazz Brunch; and Latin Jazz Night.

Collection includes: emails; sign-up lists; event and meeting information; flyers; playlists; and financial and administrative materials. The records represented in the collection are from 2017-2018, when Duke student Philip Moss served as president of the Jazz @ committee. Some of the events covered in the collection include: Jazz @ The Coffeehouse; Jazz Brunch; and Latin Jazz Night.

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Collection contains ephemera such as brochures, programs, flyers, and playbills collected by Linda Cobb Conaway while she was a student at the Woman's College. The subjects of the ephemera include performances by Hoof' N' Horn and speakers brought in by Duke University Union's Major Speakers Committee, as well as other student events. The collection ranges in date from 1963 to 1969, and undated.
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Major Attractions is a committee of Duke University Union. Its purpose is to present major events of contemporary entertainment with an emphasis on popular music. The collection contains files about attractions and artists brought to the Duke Campus by the Major Attraction committee. Materials present include administrative documents including annual reports, budgets, and policy notices, correspondence, committee minutes, performance contracts, hospitality/technical riders, publicity materials, and clippings. Dates in the collection range from 1957-1995.

The collection contains files about attractions and artists brought to the Duke Campus by the Major Attraction committee of Duke University Union. Materials present include administrative documents including annual reports, budgets, and policy notices, correspondence, committee minutes, performance contracts, hospitality/technical riders, publicity materials, and clippings. Not all attractions and artists actually came to or performed on campus on the dates indicated; some folders may contain information on proposed events that did not occur. The collection is arranged into the following groupings subject files, publicity, and performances. Dates in the collection range from 1957-1995.

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Major Speakers Committee, 1956-2003 4.25 Linear Feet — approx. 4,000 Items

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Major Speakers is a committee of Duke University Union. Formerly the Educational Affairs Committee, the Major Speakers Committee is responsible for bringing to campus figures of national and international significance to speak upon the complex problems of the times. The collection contains files about speakers brought to the Duke Campus by the Major Speakers committee of Duke University Union. Materials present include administrative documents including budgets, policy notices, correspondence, performance contracts, publicity materials, and clippings. Dates in the collection range from 1956-2003.

The collection contains files about speakers brought to the Duke campus by the Major Speakers Committee of Duke University Union. Materials present include administrative documents including budgets, policy notices, correspondence, performance contracts, publicity materials, and clippings. The collection is arranged into the following groupings subject files, and speakers. Dates in the collection range from 1956-2003.

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The Duke University Office of Student Activities and Facilities (OSAF) serves as a liaison between the university administration and student groups, clubs, and organizations. The Office of Student Activities and Facilities Records, 1936-ongoing, contain correspondence, charters, directories, annual reports, financial statements, and other information on Duke University student organizations, including Duke Student Government, Associated Students of Duke University, the Undergraduate Publications board, the Duke University Union, and the Office of University Life. The OSAF Records also document Duke University student life more generally, including their social life, customs, and political activity.

The Office of Student Activities and Facilities Records, 1936-ongoing, contain correspondence, charters, directories, annual reports, financial statements, and other detailed information on many Duke University student organizations, including Duke Student Government (DSG), Associated Students of Duke University (ASDU), the Undergraduate Publications board, the Duke University Union, and the Office of University Life. In addition to documenting the histories of specific on-campus groups, the OSAF Records provide a wealth of material on Duke University students in general, including but not limited to their social life, political activity, and changing social customs throughout the 20th century.

Arrangement: unless stated otherwise, all accessions are arranged as received, generally in alphabetical order.

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Quadrangle Pictures records, 1932-1991 1.5 Linear Feet — 1000 Items

Quadrangle Pictures, also informally known as Q.P, Quad Pics, and Quad Flix, formed in 1928 to screen films on campus. It quickly became the central source of campus entertainment. Materials in the collection range from 1932 to 1991 and include programs, printed matter, annual reports, financial statements, and advertising campaign materials.

Materials range from 1932 to 1991 and include subject files, arranged alphabetically, relating to the work and programming of Quadrangle Pictures. The files on advertising campaigns detail the types of advertising done for numerous Quad Pics events, including their annual birthday parties at which famous bands frequently played. These files describe visits by bands such as Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman. Also included are annual reports by manager Walter M. Upchurch, most of which date from the 1930s. Files of financial statements include budgets, film costs, and some attendance figures. The policies and procedures governing ushers, doormen, and other staff are well documented. Flyers, schedules, and programs including song programs of the organlogues and community sings held at Quadrangle Pictures events are also present.