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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.
Collection contains papers written by or collected by Lisa Hazirjian ranging from 1986 to 2001 and undated. Materials are related to the campaign to retire basketball player Georgia Schweitzer’s jersey (circa 2001), activism around issues of homelessness (circa 1986-1990), affordable housing in Durham (1990-1993), and benefits for same-sex partners of graduate students (circa 1997). Materials include papers from the Task Force on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Matters and student petitions advocating for benefits for same-sex spousal equivalents (SSSEs).

Lois Donehoo Heller papers, 1937-1941 2 Linear Feet — 20 Items

Heller was a 1941 graduate from the Woman's College at Duke University. The collection includes scrapbooks and photographs which highlight student life at Duke.

The collection includes a scrapbook which covers Heller's student years at Duke and includes items from social activities such as dances, sporting events, concerts, theatrical performances, and sorority functions. A photograph album spans from 1937-1939 and shows Heller's late high school years and her early years at Duke. There are images of family trips to Boston and Florida beaches as well as images of St. Petersburg [Fl.] Junior College. Many of the individuals in the album are identified. The images related to Duke showcase student life. Of particular note is an image of an African-American housekeeper and two male students dressed in black face in front of House R. Heller's diploma and loose photographs of her husband, Robert Heller, and Duke's West Campus are also present.

Margaret Bennett was a 1930 graduate of the Woman's College of Duke University and involved with numerous student groups and organizations including the Student Government Council. Album contains photographic prints and negatives of scenes of student life in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Album contains photographs that document student life in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Photographs include formal portraits, candid snapshots taken on what is today East Campus, and baseball players in uniform.


Margaret Durham scrapbook, 1916-1918 2.6 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Margaret Durham was an undergraduate student at Trinity College from 1912-1917. The scrapbook includes personal correspondence, photographs, clippings and assorted mementos of holidays and events held by fraternities and sororities.

Contains photographs, correspondence (including letters of courtship), mementos (ribbons, invitations, flowers) from parties and events, film and concert programs, ticket stubs, cigarettes, food wrappers and clippings. Also contains ephemera from visits to Dope Shop, including straws and wrappers. Most items are accompanied by handwritten commentary from Ms. Durham.


Marion T. Plyler papers, circa 1832-1950 1 Linear Foot — 750 Items

Marion Timothy Plyler was born in Iredell County, N.C., near Statesville in 1867. He graduated from Trinity College in 1892 with a B. A. degree and played on the school's first football team. He earned his M. A. degree at Trinity in 1897 and received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Duke University in 1937. Additionally, Dr. Plyler received the M. A. degree and the D. D. degree from the University of North Carolina in 1905 and 1931, respectively. Dr. Plyler was ordained as a minister in the Methodist Church in 1892. Contains typescripts, correspondence, and printed matter, with the bulk of the material consisting of the manuscript of Dr. Plyler's unpublished biography of William Preston Few, written in 1948-1949, as well as copies of Few's writings and addresses. The collection ranges in date from 1832-1950.

Contains typescripts, correspondence, and printed matter, with the bulk of the material consisting of the manuscript of Dr. Plyler's unpublished biography of William Preston Few, written in 1948-1949, as well as copies of Few's writings and addresses. There are several folders of related printed matter, research notes, and articles, including typescripts annotated by Dr. Few and Dean Alice Baldwin. Correspondence concerns the North Carolina Pastors' School, Methodist Conference matters, and the Few biography. The collection also includes some genealogical notes and other typescripts by Dr. Plyler. The collection ranges in date from 1832-1950.

Martha Louise Kindel was a student at the Woman's College at Duke University from 1930-1933. The collection includes a scrapbook created by Kindel during her three years at Duke as well as loose photographs of her dorm room and friends.

The scrapbook includes letters Kindel received prior to her freshman year from the YWCA chapter at the Woman's College as well as the Women's Student Government Association. Also included are ephemera related to campus athletics, dances, and other social events, items from Greek life events, dried flowers, ribbons, Kindel's library card, and calling cards from others. There are attached photographs of Woman's College students and campus and loose photographs of the interior of a dorm room on the Woman's College campus, unidentified individuals, and the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. It also includes items related to her future husband, Fred Craven, while he was a student at North Carolina State University.


Mary Arden Hauss collection, 1926-1929 1 Linear Foot — 10 Items

Mary Arden Hauss gradated from Duke University in 1929. The collection includes one scrapbook page and other items from her time as a Duke student. The collection ranges in date from 1926-1929.

The collection includes memorabilia from Hauss' time as a Duke University student. The is one scrapbook page that refers to "Rushing parties" on one side and has examination questions from a 1926 history exam and A Christmas Carol program (as presented by Prof. H. E. Spence) on the back. There is also a badge, graduation card, commencement invitation, and other items. The collection ranges in date from 1926-1929.


Mary Robinson papers, 1948-2010 (bulk 1985-2000) 0.5 Linear Feet — 400 Items

Mary Robinson was a 1949 graduate of the Woman's College at Duke University. Robinson was also member of the White Duchy, the women's equivalent of the Red Friars honorary society. Collection contains material pertaining to the White Duchy and her 1949 classmate and fellow White Duchy member, Nancy Hanks, eventual head of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Council on the Arts, 1969-1977.

Contains material pertaining to the Order of the White Duchy and Nancy Hanks. Materials present include correspondence between Mary Robinson and Nancy Hanks, rituals surrounding the White Duchy; the Lucky Number, the newsletter of the White Duchy; clippings concerning the death of Nancy Hanks; the creation of the Nancy Hanks Center; and color photographs and slides documenting reunions, the Cashiers, North Carolina home of Nancy Hanks, and bequests to the Museum of Art from the estate of Hanks.


Maude Brown scrapbook, 1924-1937 1.3 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Maude Brown attended Trinity College in Durham, NC from 1924-1926, before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill. She remained active in Duke's campus life through 1928. The scrapbook includes clippings, photos and memorabilia related to social and academic life at Duke, the Y.W.C.A., May Day celebrations, and occasional trips. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1924-1937.

Contains photographs, clippings from the Chanticleer, autograph pages, correspondence, event programs, May Day and Y.W.C.A. memorabilia, sports schedules, class schedules, holiday cards, news clippings, postcards and photos from trips to Chicago and Virginia. Two non-University programs from the 1930s appear towards the end of the book. The scrapbook ranges in date from 1924-1937.