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The Academic Rankings Reference Collection contains files of magazines and newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the academic ranking of Duke and other schools. The bulk of the collection consists of copies of the U.S. News & World Report publications on undergraduate and graduate schools. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. English.

The collection contains materials pertaining to academic ranking of Duke and other schools in the United States.

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Academics and Research Reference collection, 1851-ongoing 1.25 Linear Feet — approx. 1000 Items

The Academics and Research Reference Collection contains materials documenting academic and research matters at the University. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

The collection contains documents pertaining to academic and research matters at the University such as curriculum development, advising, academic and research support, interdisciplinary programs, consortia and cooperative programs, research centers, and so forth. The materials include handbooks, clippings, flyers, reports, and proposals. The bulk dates are 1964-1994.

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Admissions Reference collection, 1949-ongoing 0.5 Linear Feet — approx. 500 Items

The Admissions Reference Collection contains files of printed matter, statistics, and other material concerning admission. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

The Admissions Reference Collection contains files concerning admission and recruitment. Materials include class profiles and other statistics and compilations, memoranda, brochures, application forms, clippings, newsletters, reports, fact sheets and other publicly distributed material.

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On February 13, 1969, Duke University students in the Afro-American Society occupied the the main administration building to bring attention to the needs of black students. These needs included an African American studies department, a black student union, and increased enrollment and financial support for black students. This and subsequent events became known as the Allen Building Takeover. The Allen Building Takeover Collection contains announcements, flyers, publications, correspondence, handouts, reports, transcripts, ephemera, clippings, a bibliography, photographs documenting Black Culture Week (Feb. 4-12, 1969), the Allen Building Takeover (Feb. 13, 1969), student demands, statements by Provost Marcus Hobbs and by Duke President Douglas Knight, student convocations and demonstrations both in support of and against the Takeover, and later events on the Duke campus and in Durham, N.C. In addition, the collection contains clippings and artwork related to remembering the Takeover, including the 2002 Allen Building lock-in. Major subjects include African American students and civil rights demonstrations. English.

The collection features materials documenting the Allen Building Takeover at Duke University. The Subject files include photographs, announcements, flyers, publications, correspondence, handouts, reports, transcripts, and ephemera relating to Black Culture Week (Feb. 4-12, 1969), the Allen Building Takeover (Feb. 13, 1969) and student demands, statements by Provost Marcus Hobbs and by Duke President Douglas Knight, student convocations and demonstrations both in support of and against the Takeover, and later events on the Duke campus and in Durham, N.C. Photographs were taken by student participant Lynette Lewis and show the students inside the building during the Takeover. Also included are clippings of newspaper and magazine coverage of the Takeover from the campus paperThe Chronicle, as well as local, state, and national media.

In addition, the collection contains clippings and artwork related to anniversaries and remembrance of the Takeover. Students created artwork in this collection while participating in the 2002 Allen Building lock-in, an event commemorating 1960s activism at Duke and an opportunity for students and administrators to discuss the racial climate on campus.

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Alumni Affairs Reference collection, 1947-ongoing 0.7 Linear Feet — about 500 Items

Includes printed matter, clippings, newsletters and a history of the Alumni Association.

The collection includes reports of the Duke University National Council of the Alumni Association (1947-1964), demographic statistics about alumni, newspaper clippings, brochures, offers, and newsletters. Major subjects include the Loyalty fund, local alumni associations and clubs, travel, continuing education in the Alumni College, merchandise, and programming by regional or city-based alumni clubs.

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The American Dance Festival (ADF) serves the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers and professionals in dance-related fields by supporting the creation of new modern dance work; preserving modern dance heritage; building wider national and international audiences for modern dance; enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form; providing a sound scientific/aesthetic base for professional education and training of young dancers; and providing a forum for information on dance education. The American Dance Festival Reference Collection includes clippings, announcements, programs, and other materials pertaining to ADF performances and events held on the Duke University campus. This materials was collected from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. English.

The American Dance Festival Reference Collection includes clippings, announcements, programs, and other materials pertaining to ADF performances and events held on the Duke University campus. This materials was collected from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Please note that the official repository for information about ADF is the American Dance Festival Archives.

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Art and Artifacts records, 1915 - 2005 2 Linear Feet — 1,300 Items

In January, 2005, funds granted by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation allowed the Duke University Archives to survey University-owned paintings within the Perkins Library system. Prior to the survey, records of University-owned art that had been collected by University Archives staff, and these records were organized and collated with the new survey information. Collection includes lists, inventories, correspondence, clippings, notes, memoranda, photographs, and other materials generated 1915-2005 and related to art and artifacts owned by Duke University, including information on the portaits of the Trustees of The Duke Endowment painted by Douglas Chandor. Other artists represented include Charles S. Wiltschek, John Da Costa, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, Norval H. Busey, Irene Price, Cedric Egeli, Simmie Knox, John A. Furlow, and Nelson Shanks. English.

Collection includes lists, inventories, correspondence, clippings, notes, memoranda, photographs, and other materials generated 1915-2005 and related to art and artifacts owned by Duke University, including information on the portraits of the Trustees of The Duke Endowment in the Gothic Reading Room painted by Douglas Chandor. Other artists represented include Charles S. Wiltschek, John Da Costa, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, Norval H. Busey, Irene Price, Cedric Egeli, Simmie Knox, John A. Furlow, and Nelson Shanks.

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Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities.

Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities. Includes academic apparel from university leaders, athletic memorabilia, commemorative plates, and shoulder patches from the Armed Forces units that Duke alumni served in.

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Arts at Duke Reference collection, circa 1910-ongoing 0.7 Linear Feet — approx. 350 Items

The Arts at Duke Reference Collection contains files of clippings, programs, calendars and other materials concerning the arts at Duke and at Trinity College, the University's predecessor. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. For materials pertaining to art at Trinity College, see the Trinity College Reference Collection.

The Arts at Duke Reference Collection contains files of clippings, programs, calendars and other materials concerning the arts at Duke and at Trinity College, the University's predecessor. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. For materials pertaining to art at Trinity College, see the Trinity College Reference Collection.

Flyers and posters, newspaper and magazine clippings, calendars, event programs and other materials pertaining to the arts at Duke and Trinity College. The bulk dates are 1972-2000. Includes a plan of the "Woodland Stage" at Trinity College along with programs and contracts for performances at Trinity by the Ben Greet Players and the Coburn Players, circa 1910-1916.

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This reference collection contains records of the Association of Independent Houses, an umbrella organization for freshman and general undergraduate independent residence halls at Duke University. Types of materials include a poster, constitutions, clippings, and printed materials. Major subjects include student life at Duke University, residence halls, undergraduate students, and college freshmen. Materials range in date from 1966 to 1983. English.

Contains clippings, constitutions, a poster, and pamphlets pertaining to the Association of Independent Houses, active at Duke University from about 1965 until 1982.