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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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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 Oral History Collection includes oral histories conducted by Duke student Don Yannella in 1985 leading to his thesis Race Relations at Duke University and the Allen Building Takeover. The collection includes the original interview tapes, transcripts of the some of the interviews, and use copies of several of the original recordings.

The Allen Building Takeover Oral History Collection includes materials collected by Duke student Don Yannella while writing his senior thesis in 1985. The oral histories offer first-hand accounts of and reactions to the Takeover from Duke students, staff, administrators, and members of the Durham community.

The interviews were recorded on cassette tapes, and these original tapes are in Box 1. Access copies and transcripts for many of the interviews are included; listening copies are in Box 2 and transcripts are in Box 3.

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Asian Students Association records, 1995-2005 10.6 Linear Feet — 1265 Items

Contains the records of the Duke University Asian Students Association from 1995-2005. Types of materials include a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, and a printed web page. Major subjects include Asian and Asian-American students, Asian and Asian-American culture, student life at Duke University, and governance of student groups. The Asian Students Association is a member of Spectrum, an intercultural coalition of student leaders and organizations at Duke University. English.

Contains a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, constitutions, resolutions, election materials, flyers, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, and a printed web page pertaining to the general governance, social activities, and cultural activities of the Asian Students Association at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1995 to 2005

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Black Student Alliance records, 1969-2019 1 Linear Foot — 387 Megabytes

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The Afro-American Society (now the Black Student Alliance) was established at Duke University in 1967, four years after the first Black undergraduates were admitted. The Afro-American Society was a social and activist group created to support students as they dealt with the challenges of Black life at a previously segregated institution. Contains fliers, memoranda, correspondence, printed e-mail, minutes, newsletters, reports, charts, a scrapbook, printed materials, and electronic records pertaining to the activities of the Black Student Alliance (BSA) and related Black and African American student groups at Duke University from 1969-2019.

Contains fliers, memoranda, correspondence, printed e-mail, minutes, newsletters, reports, charts, a scrapbook, printed materials, and electronic records pertaining to the activities of the Black Student Alliance and related Black and African American student groups at Duke University from 1969-2019. Forms part of the University Archives at Duke University.

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Diya records, 1992-2006 4.8 Linear Feet — 3400 Items

Diya supports the cultural, social, and political development of South Asian and South Asian-American students. Contains the records of the Diya, the South Asian American Association of Duke University, from 1995-2001. Types of materials include a short history, agendas, minutes, budgets, correspondence, a constitution, events reports, election materials, and programs. Major subjects include South Asian students at Duke University, South Asian-American students at Duke University, student group governance, South Asian culture, and South Asian-American culture. Diya is a member of Spectrum, an intercultural coalition of student leaders and organizations at Duke University.

Contains printed e-mail correspondence, election information, fliers, agendas, minutes, newsletters, a budget, event reports, and constitution pertaining to Diya, the South Asian-American Association of Duke University, as well as scrapbooks, photo albums, photographs, negatives, VHS cassette video recordings, CD-RW, and CD-R sound recordings from 1992 to 2006.

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Duke University Religious Council records, 1938-1971 1.5 Linear Feet — approx. 1200 Items

The Duke University Religious Council was formed in 1956 to coordinate interdenominational religious life and activity on the university campus and replaced the Student Religious Council, formed in 1937. Types of material include correspondence, minutes, annual reports, financial papers, membership rosters, and the Council’s founding documents. Major subjects include committees organized by the Council; special services, programs, and events; national Christian organizations; and documents relating to the council’s community outreach. The material range in date from 1938-1971.

This collection contains material created and accumulated by the Religious Council and range in date from 1938-1971. A majority dates from 1950 to 1965. The collection is divided into two series: Administrative Records and Subject Files. The administrative records contain correspondence, annual reports, financial papers, minutes of the executive council, and founding constitution and by-laws. Subject files include the materials accumulated by the Special Observance Committee, which include materials relating to various programs organized by the committee: correspondence, minutes, reports, and printed materials; Religious Emphasis Week, 1943-1955; outreach programs with Edgemont Community Center: reports, correspondence, financial papers, and the Living & Learning Project; and papers relating to the United Christian Council.

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a social and religious group for athletes and coaches. The Duke University chapter was founded in 1960. Records include correspondence, reports, history, financial materials, meeting notices, posters, programs, conference materials, membership lists, publications, clippings, and press releases. Major subjects include Duke University students, college sports, sports camps, religious life at Duke University, male college students, Christianity, leadership, and fellowship. Materials range in date from 1960 to 1965. English.

Contains materials pertaining to Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a social and religious group for Christian athletes and coaches at Duke University. Records include correspondence, reports, history, financial materials, meeting notices, posters, programs, conference materials, membership lists, publications, clippings, and press releases. Major subjects include Duke University students, college sports, sports camps, religious life at Duke University, male college students, Christianity, leadership, and fellowship. Materials range in date from 1960-1965.

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Hindu Student Association records, 2000-2004 0.25 Linear Feet — 100 Items

The Hindu Students Association (HAS) was founded in 1997 with the aims of facilitating spiritual development among members and increasing awareness of Hinduism on campus. Collection contains the organization's constitution, executive meeting notes, Bhajans (songs), materials from the 2003 Diwali, including informational handouts and the event program, and HSA flyers.

The Hindu Students Association Collection contains the organization's constitution, executive meeting notes, Bhajans (songs), materials from the 2003 Diwali, including informational handouts and the event program, and HSA flyers. The materials date from fall 2000 to spring 2004, the majority of which is from the 2003-2004 school year.

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The La Unidad Latina (LUL), Labda Upsilon Lambda, Rho Chapter, is a Latino fraternity at Duke University. The collection consists of correspondence, a brochure, and several flyers related to the founding of the La Unidad Latina chapter at Duke University.

The collection consists of correspondence, a brochure, and several flyers related to the founding of the La Unidad Latina chapter at Duke University.

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The Lutheran Campus Ministry serves Lutheran students at Duke and North Carolina Central University. The collection contains materials related to the operations of the organization dating back to 1946.

The collection contains minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, brochures, newsletters, flyers, reference files, financial records, rosters, and other records generated in the operations of the Lutheran Campus Ministry, its predecessor organizations, and the religious life staff at both Duke University and North Carolina Central University.