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

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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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Bert Cunningham papers, 1927-1943 2.2 Linear Feet — 250 Items

Bert Cunningham was a professor of Biology and Zoology at Trinity College and Duke University from 1916-1943. His collection includes the manuscript and illustrations for his book Introduction to Biology for the College Students, as well as professional correspondence.

Collection contains correspondence relating to the Duke Department of Zoology, the N.C. Academy of Science, and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Also includes a final revised typescript copy of Cunningham's Introduction to Biology for the College Students as well as correspondence relating to the possible publication of this book.

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Blanche H. Clark scrapbook, 1923-1928 1.3 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Blanche Henry Clark was both an undergraduate and graduate student at Trinity College from 1923-1928. The scrapbook includes personal correspondence, photographs, clippings and assorted mementos of holidays and events held at Duke and ranges in date from 1923-1928.

Contains photographs, correspondence, personal notes, party mementos (dried flowers, a lock of hair, dolls, decorative pins), train tickets, clippings, report cards, class schedules, event programs and reprimands from the Student Government Association for smoking and violating quiet hours. Many of the clippings pertain to the social life for women at Duke, including the bylaws of the W.S.G.A., the Chronicle's series My "Ideal Woman", and reports of hazing rites for sorority women. Also contains 1938 signed letter from President William Few and a booklet of Trinity College building photographs. Most items are identified with handwritten captions by Clark. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1923-1928.

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Caviness Hector Brown scrapbook, 1918-1921 1.3 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Caviness Hector Brown was a law student at Trinity College from 1919 to 1921. The scrapbook includes autograph pages, photographs, clippings and memorabilia related to Trinity College arts and athletic events, the Debating Club and North Carolina state elections.

Contains photographs, news clippings, notes, event programs and memorabilia relating to Trinity College and other subject matter from 1918-1921.

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The collection contains scrapbooks for which the creator and/or origin is unknown. They contain clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, and ephemera about Trinity College/Duke University people, athletics and speakers.

The collection contains scrapbooks for which the creator and/or origin is unknown. They contain clippings, photographs, programs, invitations, and ephemera about Trinity College/Duke University people, athletics and speakers. Most of the photographs are unidentified regarding people, but many Trinity College/Duke University buildings can be identified. Nine scrapbooks pertain solely to Aycock House from 1945-1964.

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Events Reference collection, 1903-ongoing 1.3 Linear Feet — approx. 1,300 Items

The Events Reference Collection contains files of clippings, programs, brochures, and other materials concerning various academic, professional, and social events 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 materials pertaining to celebrations, exhibits, conferences, symposia, lectures, meetings, visitors, and other events such as Parents' Weekend, the British-American Festival, and seasonal celebrations. Information about campus events will be found also in the records of sponsoring bodies, such as the Duke University Union, and academic departments and divisions.

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The Few family papers includes correspondence, business and financial papers, clippings, printed material, and genealogical information. The collection was created by various members of the Thomas and Few families, with the majority being created by Mary Reamey Thomas Few and her husband, Dr. William P. Few, president of Trinity College (1910-1924) and Duke University (1924-1940). The collection ranges in date from 1861-1986 (bulk 1905-1967).

The Few family papers encompass two families: the Few family and the Thomas family. The majority of the collection was created by Mary Reamey Thomas Few and her husband, Dr. William P. Few. The collection is divided into six series: Correspondence, Genealogy, Miscellaneous, Political Papers of Mary Reamey Thomas Few, Family Materials, and Duke University Materials.

The Correspondence series is broken down into several subseries based on how the correspondence was grouped by the Few family. The majority of the correspondence was written by and to members of the Few and Thomas families, including letters between Dr. and Mrs. Few prior to their marriage as well as letters from Mrs. Few to her parents while she was an undergraduate at Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). Other subjects in the correspondence series include family and business matters and social conditions in Durham, as well as letters and telegrams sent to the family after the death of William Preston Few in 1940.

The Genealogy series includes research notes and information accumulated by Mrs. Few as well as applications for membership in several historical and genealogical societies.

The Miscelleanous series includes financial and business papers, Lyne Starling Thomas' business papers, printed material, clippings, and address/memo books.

The Political Papers series consists of correspondence, memorabilia, pamphlets, clippings, photographs and printed materials amassed by Mary Reamey Thomas Few in her capacity as a leader in the Republican Party.

The Family Materials subseries contains photographs, memorabilia, business papers, clippings, certificates and diplomas, and other materials collected by William Preston Few, Mary Randolph Few, and their sons.

The Duke University Materials series contains photographs, magazines, newspaper clippings, correspondence, booklets and brochures, and other items relating to the history of Duke University and Trinity College, collected by members of the Few family, primarily Mary Reamey Thomas Few.

Many files contain handwritten notes identifying the contents, written by the family members who originally organized and identified the materials.

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George W. Jackson graduated from Trinity Park School in 1921 and attended Trinity College from fall 1921-spring 1923. The scrapbook contains programs, clippings and black and white photographs as well as correspondence. The scrapbook ranges in date from circa 1920-1935.

The scrapbook contains programs, clippings and black and white photographs as well as correspondence. In addition to the scrapbook, a 1923 Chanticleer and a metal match case bearing the Trinity College seal and the initials GWJ were donated. The 1923 yearbook was added to the Chanticleer duplicates and the match case was shelved with other relics. The collection ranges in date from circa 1920-1935.

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Henry R. Dwire papers, 1897-1944 1.2 Linear Feet — 250 Items

Henry R. Dwire was an alumnus of Trinity College and was appointed Duke University Vice President in 1941 and Director of Public Relations and Alumni Affairs in 1944. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, certificates and a diploma. The collection ranges in date from 1897-1944.

The collection contains Dwire's high school diploma, two certificates, correspondence, photographs, and clippings. The correspondence is congratulatory towards Dwire for his appointment as Duke University Vice President in 1941 and for the honorary degree he was awarded by Davidson College in 1943. Most of the photographs were taken at Davidson College. Most of the loose material was removed from a scrapbook after being transferred to the Archives in 1960. There is adhesive on many of the pages. The collection ranges in date from 1897-1944.

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Hugo Leander Blomquist was professor and chair of the Botany Department at Duke University from 1921-1957. The collection includes correspondence between H.L. Blomquist and his wife Margaret during the 1920s and during H.L. Blomquist's service in the Army during World War I, class notes, North Carolina maps, as well as drawings and photographs of his book The Grasses of North Carolina. The collection ranges in date from 1912-2000.

Collection contains personal and professional correspondence of Hugo L. Blomquist from the years 1912 to 1961. Correspondence includes letters to his brother during Blomquist's service in the Army during World War I as well as correspondence between H.L. Blomquist and his wife Margaret Mordecai Blomquist before and after their marriage. Also includes materials related to Blomquist's time in the Army, citizenship process, maps, notes, and oversize illustrations and photographs associated with the publication of his book Grasses of North Carolina. Illustrations were removed from acidic paper wrapping and boxed for preservation.