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Addison "Add" Penfield papers, 1985 0.5 Linear Feet — 750 Items

Addison "Add" Penfield was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1918. He came to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1936. During his four years as an undergraduate he became deeply involved with sports radio broadcasting on-campus, as the play-by-play announcer for Duke Football, and of-campus he worked with numerous other radio stations throughout North Carolina. The collection contains a typed manuscript, 553 pages, concerning Penfield's career as a sports broadcaster and writer, and as a member of the Duke staff.

The collection contains a typed manuscript, 553 pages, concerning Penfield's career as a sports broadcaster and writer, and as a member of the Duke staff. Topics include his years as a student at Duke, Eddie Cameron, Ted Mann, Vic Bubas, Wallace Wade and other members of the athletic staff, the 1942 Rose Bowl, the Duke Football Network (1952-1962), Duke Basketball in the 1950's and 1960's and other related subjects.


Alice Craven Scrapbook, 1915-1924 0.5 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Alice Craven attended Trinity College in Durham, NC from 1922-1924. She was the great-granddaughter of Braxton Craven. Her scrapbook includes photos and memorabilia related to Black Mountain High School, the Athena Literary Society, the Women's Student Government Association, the Y.W.C.A., the Women's Athletic Association and general student life at Trinity College. The scrapbook contents range in date from 1915-1924.

The scrapbook contains photographs and article clippings from Chanticleer yearbook, calling cards, Drama Club ephemera, and event programs and memorabilia. Also includes 7th grade class photograph from January 1915 and a report card envelope from 11th grade at Black Mountain High School.

Craven attached these items in a patent "School Friendship Book" of 190 pages, published by the Reilly and Lee Co. Selected photographs and headings from Chanticleer have been pasted into the book, including campus literary societies, May Day celebration, signed letter from George Braxton Pegram (Trinity 1895). The contents range in date from 1915-1924.


Angus McDougall Scrapbook, 1926-1964 0.5 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Angus McDougall taught sculpture in Durham, N.C. and made numerous sculptural renderings of Duke University professors, students, and affiliates, as well as other major figures including Helen Keller and Frederick Douglas. His scrapbook contains photographs of his sculptures and his human subjects, family photos, clippings, a book jacket and correspondence.

Scrapbook contains family photos, photos of Angus McDougall's sculptures, clippings, a book jacket for George Roy Elliot's 1953 Flaming Minister: A Study of Othello as a Story of Love and Hate designed by McDougall and a 1959 letter with accompanying photographs from "Brother Tom."

The Duke Vigil was a peaceful demonstration, sparked by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that occurred at Duke University in April 1968. The Vigil involved students, faculty, and non-academic employees of the university and called for racial equality and improved wages for hourly workers. Barry Sharoff organized publicity for the Duke Vigil Strategy Committee. The collection includes fliers, newspapers, press releases, statements, notes, correspondence, and publicly distributed materials regarding the Duke Vigil gathered by Barry Sharoff in his role in charge of publicity for the Vigil, as well as materials related to the 20th anniversary of the Vigil in 1988.

The collection includes fliers, newspapers, press releases, statements, notes, correspondence, and publicly distributed materials regarding the Duke Vigil gathered by Barry Sharoff in his role in charge of publicity for the Vigil.

Included are a number of fliers for Vigil activities, particularly meetings and boycotts; statements and press releases, including statements from Board of Trustees Chair Wright Tisdale, the general faculty, and the Special Trustee-Administrative Committee, and press releases from campus radio WDBS and the Office of Information Services; Barry Sharoff's notes on publicity and organizing efforts; a list of Vigil participants; newspapers, especially the Chronicle, featuring articles on the Vigil; and materials related to the 20th anniversary of the Duke Vigil, celebrated during the 1988 20th reunion of the Class of 1968.


Bill Bramberg collection, 1955-1956 1.5 Linear Feet — approx. 19 items

Bill Bramberg graduated from Duke University in 1957. The collection includes clippings, photographs, LPs, and Hoof'n'Horn memorabilia.

The collection includes clippings and photographs regarding the 1955 Hoof'n'Horn production of "Laughing at You," as well as a telegram, Joe College brochure, and LPs of Hoof'n'Horn productions. The collection ranges in date from 1955-1956.


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.


Bob Long collection, 1936-1944, 1991 0.5 Linear Feet — About 150 Items

Bob Long was a 1941 graduate of Duke University. Collection contains photographs, clippings, Duke ephemera, and printed matter such as handbooks and programs. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

Collection contains photographs which document student life in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include athletics, commencement, social activities and societal events. Of particular note are photographs from an unidentified student event where subjects are in blackface. The collection also contains various printed matter, including handbooks and programs, and Duke ephemera, including Duke Alumni window decals and paper pennants. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

In 1990, Bridget Booher began research on Duke alum, Sheldon Robert Harte, for a final paper for her history course. Harte worked as a secretary and security guard for Leon Trotsky. Harte was killed following a raid of the Trotsky compound in 1940. This collection contains Booher's research materials including correspondence from alumni with recollections of Harte, Booher's notes, and copies of Harte's submissions to the literary magazine, The Archive.

Collection contains materials related to Booher's research on Sheldon Robert Harte. This includes correspondence from alumni containing recollections of Harte during his time at Duke University, Booher's research notes and materials, Harte's Duke transcript, and the written works Harte published in The Archive.

Capt. Francis Micara was a 1944 graduate of Trinity College at Duke University and a member of numerous student organizations and activities. Collection contains material pertaining to student life at Duke during the Second World War including NROTC bulletins, performance programs, photographs, clippings, a vinyl disc, and other assorted memorabilia. In addition, the collection contains material concerning Micara's research at the Marine Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina, and assorted printed matter concerning class reunions.

Contains material pertaining to Micara's experience as a student of Trinity College at Duke University including the first NROTC Bulletin from 1941; Duke decals and stickers; playbills, clippings, photographs, and scripts from Duke Players and Hoof 'N' Horn productions including My Sister Eileen, The Laugh's the Thing, and Stand By; a 1941 Freshman Week program; photographs of Sigma Chi fraternity; a program of the Tau Psi Omega production of The Barber of Seville in French; small charms (called "keys") from several organizations of which Micara was a member including Tau Psi Omega and Sigma Chi; material from the Agar Research Program at the Marine Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina; and a Commencement invitation and program from the October 1944 ceremony. Also present is material from class reunions including a 33 ½ RPM record titled "Mission Possible" for the 25th class reunion of 1970; a Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Chanticleer, 1944-1994; and biographical information on Capt. Francis Micara including an article about him in the Winter 2014 issue of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association's NCVA Cryptolog.

The "Asians in America" house course was the first course pertaining to the Asian diaspora and Asian American studies to be taught at Duke University. Undergraduate student, Caroline Wang, organized and instructed the class in the Fall and Spring of 1982. The collection contains syllabi, course proposals, readings, and materials related to Wang's senior thesis about Japanese American internment during World War II.

Collection contains materials related to preparation and instruction for the 1982 house course, "Asians in America." This includes articles and course readings, course syllabi and proposals, subject files, correspondence, and student assignments. Also includes a script for Caroline Wang's senior honors thesis and a video recording on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, written and narrated by Caroline Wang.


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.


Curtis Carroll Davis scrapbook, 1939-1942 1.5 Linear Feet — 1 Item

Curtis Carroll Davis was a graduate student in English at Duke University from 1939-1947. The scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, programs, invitations, telegrams, holiday cards and newspaper clippings accumulated during his early years as a doctoral student. It ranges in date from 1939-1942.

Contains correspondence, clippings of current local and world news (including World War II), Duke athletics programs, clippings related to inspirational celebrities, holiday cards, telegrams, invitations to dances at Duke, programs from events in Durham, Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Haven, CT.


Dean S. Wright collection, 1957 - 1965, 1995 0.25 Linear Feet — 100 Items

Dean Wright played football for the Duke University Blue Devils from 1958 to 1961. During this time, the Duke football team earned two consecutive ACC Championships (1960 and 1961) and won the Cotton Bowl (1961). Dean Wright received many honors as an outstanding player, including the Team MVP Award and invitations to play in the honorary North-South Game (1961) and in the All-America Game (1962). The Dean S. Wright Collection consists of clippings, correspondence, awards, memorabilia, photographs, game programs, and a textbook, which document Dean Wright's student life and football career, Head Football Coach Bill Murray, and the Duke University football team from 1958 to 1962. English.

The Dean S. Wright Collection features awards, correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, game programs, and a textbook, but the bulk of the collection is made up of clippings. These clippings consist of newspaper and magazine articles collected by Dean Wright, his family, and friends from a variety of sources. These include local papers, such as the Duke Chronicle, the Durham Morning Herald, the Raleigh News and Observer, and the Charlotte Times, as well as regional and national press, such as the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Dallas Morning News, and the Buffalo Evening News. These clippings and other materials document Dean Wright's student life and football career, Head Football Coach Bill Murray, and the Duke University football team from 1958 to 1962.


DeLossie D. Tuttle papers, circa 1948-1952 1.5 Linear Feet — 250 Items

DeLossie Tuttle was an undergraduate at the Woman's College at Duke University from 1948-1952. The collection includes grade reports, college papers, Duke calendars and schedule books, entertainment programs, Duke songbooks and handbook, photographs, a scrapbook, and artifacts such as a Duke pillow and wooden Duke Blue Devil statue. The collection ranges in date from circa 1948-1952.

Collection includes grade reports, receipts for charges such as tuition and room/board, Student Activities Pay Day receipts, graduation materials, Alpha Chi Omega materials, photographs, record albums, and Duke-related artifacts.


Dick Groat collection, 1948-1955 0.25 Linear Feet — 14 Items

Dick Groat (Class of '52) received numerous accolades for his performances in baseball and basketball while at Duke. Groat then served two years in the United States Army. He went on to play 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, winning World Series Championships with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and St. Louis Cardinals in 1964. He was also named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1960. The collection includes a scrapbook containing clippings that document Groat's athletic career at Duke and several issues of the Belvoir Castle that contain articles documenting his baseball and basketball career while playing in various armed services leagues with inclusive dates 1948-1955.

Collection consists of a scrapbook and several issues of the Belvoir Castle pertaining to the amateur athletic career of Dick Groat with inclusive dates 1948-1955. The scrapbook contains clippings pertaining to Groat's career at Duke University while a two-sport student-athlete in baseball and basketball, although a majority of the material pertains to his basketball career. The clippings document athletic contests including baseball and basketball tournaments, the numerous awards and honors received by Groat while at Duke, and his social life. Issues of the Belvoir Castle, the newsletter of the Engineer Center of the United States Army located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, contain articles pertaining to Groat's two years in several armed service baseball and basketball leagues while in the United States Army from 1953-1955. The actual creator of the collection is unknown.


Dorothy Newsom Rankin papers, 1894-1997 4.25 Linear Feet — approx. 4000 Items

Dorothy Newsom Rankin graduated from Duke University in 1933. The collection includes family papers accumulated by Dorothy Newsom Rankin and her father, D. W. Newsom, related to their ties with and the history of Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) and Duke University.

The collection includes family papers accumulated by Dorothy Newsom Rankin (1911-2002), and her father, D. W. (Dallas Walton) Newsom (1873-1949). It includes correspondence, notes, a student diary by Newsom, clippings, photographs, objects, and other materials relating to Trinity College, Duke University, Kappa Delta sorority, and Phi Kappa Psi. Newsom learned shorthand prior to entering Trinity College. Newsome's diary is written in shorthand but has been translated, a copy of which accompanies the original diary. There are also files about "Marse Jack," the old Trinity College bell on East Campus and the controversy regarding the desire of some to have it moved to West Campus. Dorothy Newsom Rankin lead the charge to keep it on East Campus, the original site of Trinity College.

D.W. (Dallas Walton) Newsom was an educational administrator, county manager, scholar, and poet. Newsom entered Trinity College in the fall of 1895 beginning a twenty-seven year association with the institution. The collection contains material correspondence between Newsom and Trinity College president John C. Kilgo and Tempe Battle Newsom; clippings of Kilgo's speeches, articles, visitations, and obituary from various local and regional newspapers; and some biographical writings regarding Kilgo. The materials in the collection date from 1894-1972.

The Newsom collection primarily contains material collected or created by D.W. Newsom. Includes material concerning Trinity College president John C. Kilgo such as correspondence between Newsom and Kilgo, clippings of Kilgo's speeches, articles, visitations, and obituary from various local and regional newspapers, and some biographical writings regarding Kilgo. Major subjects include Trinity College (Durham County, NC); Christian education; and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Also present in the collection are some materials relating to Newsom's administrative duties at Trinity College including a repair book (1911-1918), some memoranda concerning Trinity College, and miscellaneous letters. Of particular note are the responses to a janitorial service survey sent by Newsom to Trinity's peer institutions in 1920 asking for operational details of various institutions' housekeeping staff. Questions on the survey address race of staff, number of hours worked, salary, paid vacation/sick-leave, bonuses, division of responsibilities, retention, and age of workers.

Newsom kept various notebooks for jotting down thoughts, poetic words, and subjects of interest such as physics or Kilgo, philosophic quotations, and writings. These notebooks are present in the collection. Many of Newsom's notes are in shorthand. Personal correspondence consists primarily of letters between D. W. Newsom and Tempe Battle Newsom, but also contains correspondence from their parents, children, colleagues, and friends. A handwritten index of the personal correspondence is located in the collection control file and is available upon request. The materials in the collection date from 1894 to 1972.

Elaine Rose graduated from Duke University Woman's College in 1946. While at Duke, she was president of the Nereidian Club, a women's synchronized swimming club on Duke's East Campus that staged a water pageant each year. This collection contains photos and newspaper clippings about the Nereidian Club and other Duke-related activities; a program from the Nereidians' 1946 water pageant; and some Duke memorabilia.

Materials in this collection include photographs of the Nereidian Club, a women's sychronized swimming group at Duke; photos taken at Duke on Easter Sunday, 1945; a program from the Nereidians' April 1946 "Cresecent City Carnival" water pageant; and newspaper clippings, primarily about the pageant. The collection also contains a blue handmade Duke teddy bear, a 1946 class mug with broken handle, and a James B. Duke Society porcelain bowl.

Elizabeth Hatcher, Duke University class of 1939, was a photographer and member of the Explorers' Club, along with her future husband Bob Conner. The collection includes many photographs, a scrapbook, letters, and other materials documenting campus life at Duke in the late 1930s.

The collection includes photographs, letters, a scrapbook, and memorabilia from Elizabeth Hatcher and Bob Conner's time at Duke. Photographic negatives and prints depict Duke's campus, Explorers' Club activities, students in dorms and on campus, and other scenes; individuals in these images include Elizabeth Hatcher, Bob Conner, Dean Mary Alice Baldwin, Louis Orr, and a woman who may be Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans (then Mary Duke Biddle). Other materials include letters written by Bob Conner to his mother in the mid-1930s, Bob Conner's diary written during a trip to find and identify orchids in Florida and Georgia in 1936, Elizabeth Hatcher's scrapbook of her sophomore year (which includes clippings, football game programs, invitations, and other materials), newsclippings featuring Elizabeth Hatcher, Bob Conner's dink (freshmen beanie), and other materials.

Photographic negatives are primarily celluloid nitrate.

Elizabeth Mapes attended Duke University from 1937-1941 and was active in social and campus events, including Parapsychology Laboratory experiments and the Woman's College orchestra. The collection includes one large scrapbook containing programs, invitations, cards, and memorabilia, as well as several small files of photographs and clippings.

The collection contains a scrapbook Elizabeth Mapes kept of her time at Duke University as well as photographs, clippings, and other materials from her activities at Duke. The scrapbook includes programs for sporting events and various performances, tickets, meal ticket books, telegrams, cards, invitations, clippings, a corsage, a cigar, and the remains of a tobacco leaf. Photographs are of the Duke campus and other students. Clippings and correspondence include descriptions of Elizabeth Mapes' activities in Grand Rapids, MI, as well as Durham, NC; notes and correspondence related to her participation in Parapsychology Lab experiments; registration for classes and campus activities; and a copy of her certification as a Private Pilot.