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Duke University Archives
Duke University Archives

The Duke University Archives is the official repository for records of Duke University and has a charge to make them available for use in accordance with policies approved by Duke University's Board of Trustees, administration and faculty. In addition to the official records of the university, the Duke University Archives holds campus publications; audiovisual materials by and about Duke University; papers and selected publications of Duke University faculty members; records of Duke University student and employee organizations and dissertations, theses, final projects and senior honors papers produced by Duke University students.

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Includes information about convocation, commencement, Founder's Day, baccalaureate services, honorary degrees, and the daily business of the Office of the University Marshal. The Office files include correspondence, memos, statistics, receipts, lists of dissertation titles, memos on ceremonial procedures, lists of degree candidates, information about diplomas, and information on honors and prizes.

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Includes extensive correspondence, numerous drafts and published articles and reviews, photocopies of primary sources, some research notes, and administrative papers dealing with the Duke University History Dept. The chief subjects include Canadian military affairs, general military history, military education, and Canadian Studies as a historical subdiscipline.

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Series includes correspondence, planning materials, programs, meeting minutes, financial statements, printed matter, and clippings created by the 50th Anniversary Steering and Advisory Committees. Materials range in date from 1973 to 1975. Major subjects include Duke University history and event planning.

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Subjects: Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Men's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Men's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Men's Tennis, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Swimming, Baseball, Field Hockey, Dancers, Football, Cheerleaders, Women's Golf and MiscellaneousEnter scope/content note.

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A99-3, 1986-1996 4.5 boxes

Accession contains correspondence, reports, proposals, surveys, programming records, committee records, and other materials with inclusive dates 1986-1996. Some files concern Judicial Board matters and are restricted. Major subjects/programs present include Task Force on a Duke University Women's Center, Men Acting for Change, campus climate, sexual harassment, Women of Color, and Student Affairs.

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The Minutes series is maintained in chronological order and includes agendas, minutes and associated materials (such as committee reports and other attachments) for meetings of the Academic Council. Duplicates have been removed. There are no restrictions on access to this material. Minutes from recent meetings are maintained in the University Archives subject file.

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This accession includes files from William Griffith's time as Vice President for Student Affairs. Alphabetized files include correspondence, reports, and other materials on the Duke Players and performance planning, the Duke University Union operations, student housing, student organizations, and other topics. Materials primarily date from the 1960s.

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Correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other materials documenting Thomas Dixon's responsibilities as the Vice President for Administrative Services as well as other positions he held in the university. Mainly composed of subject files pertaining to operations of non-academic divisions, including Auxiliary Services, Human Resources, the Telecommunications Department (Tel-Com), Facilities Planning and Management, and Duke University Food Services. Minutes and memoranda from the Operating Boards of various divisions are included as well as minutes of the Management Board. Also contains minutes of various Board of Trustees meetings--see Restrictions.

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These materials contain information about the Meyerses' digs in Meiron and Khirbet Shema in Israel during the early and mid-1970s. These notes and records were later used as sources for two books co-written by the Meyerses, Excavations at Ancient Meiron, Upper Galilee, Israel 1971-72, 1974-75, 1977, and Ancient Synagogue Excavations at Khirbet Shema, Upper Galilee, Israel 1970-1972. The letters and numbers used to identify the various binders and folders (i.e. MV 4) indicate a particular physical part of the excavation site. Only some of the binders and folders are dated.

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Syllabi, correspondence with instructors and participants, printed matter, and other materials offered in intensive courses from 1977-1989, most often as part of the Intensive Course Program or the Senior Professional Program. Arranged as received; all folders are syllabi unless otherwise described.

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Records of the DSG's Vice-President for Academic Affairs, mainly from 2000-2001. Materials and topics include technology on campus, the tuition equalization policy on study abroad, dining services (ARAMARK), the Perkins Library renovation, legislative meetings, a history of DSG activities from 1999-2000, and the DSG Task Force on Financial Aid Report, 2000. Arranged as received.

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Officer rosters, correspondence, and financial data for approximately thirty student interest groups and houses. Also included are financial statements for two ad hoc groups apparently formed into reaction to contemporaneous world political events: Fast for Biafra, 1969; and Hungarian Student Aid Drive, 1957. For other generally-related manuscript materials in the Rubenstein Library, see also the Hungarian Revolution, 1956 : miscellaneous pamphlets and clippings.

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The Accounting Department series is arranged into four subseries. The Office of the Controller's records include memoranda, two General Accounting Procedures handbooks, and a small unbound booklet. The Accounting Operations Office records contain memoranda and correspondence from the Chief Accountant, and later the Manager of Accounting Operations. The Plant Accounting Office, which managed capital assets (especially equipment) and space utilization, contains Plant Accounting memoranda. Cost Accounting Office records contain an oversized spiral bound volume containing fully allocated cost schedules of all revenue producing components of the university, including the schools, medical center, service departments and business auxiliaries.

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Digital-materials UA31070016-SET-0001

Logos, flyers, promotional materials, sign-up sheet, and event listing for 2017. Documents in Excel, JPG, GIF, PNG, and PDF formats.

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Three addresses delivered by Everett H. Hopkins explaining the need for and importance of institutional advancement at Duke. Hopkins gave the first address to the Duke Faculty Club, dated March 21, 1961, before he actually began his duties as Vice President. The series is useful in explaining some of the concepts behind institutional advancement in higher education and its relationship to long-term planning, and showing the importance placed on planning and development at Duke during the early 1960s.

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The Administrative Files Series contains materials regarding the general origins, development, and oversight of the Mary Lou Williams Center, along with materials documenting its staffing. There are also subject files related to programming, especially at other black culture centers and in higher education in general. Among the materials are articles; plans; Board of Directors meeting minutes, agendas, and draft policies; event and exhibit flyers; black-and-white photographs; mailing and contact lists; correspondence, reports, and budgets; and reservations.

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The Administrative series begins with correspondence. The Reading File is a collection of all the outgoing correspondence of the North American Office. Most of this correspondence is written by J. T. Spencer and Kenneth J. Turnbull, Executive Directors of OTS. Following the Reading Files is correspondence organized by the name of the sender. Much of this correspondence is from Jorge Campabadal of the Costa Rican Office. All of the correspondence is arranged in chronological order, with the latest materials in the front of the folders.

In addition to correspondence, the Administrative series contains committee materials, founding materials, information on funding (much of which came from the National Science Foundation), and other topics of importance to OTS. These materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title.