Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall records, 1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992)

Navigate the Collection

Using These Materials Teaser

Using These Materials Links:

Using These Materials

Collection is open for research.
More about accessing and using these materials...


Duke University. Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall
Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall is a freshman dormitory on East Campus. Contains the records of activities of residents Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall. Types of materials include flyers, newsletters, agendas, notes, calendars, and damage reports. Major topics include residential living, Duke University, and social activities among students. The collection also contains accounting materials related to Addoms House. Materials date from 1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992).
0.2 Linear Feet
200 Items
Material in] English
Collection ID:
University Archives Record Group:
31 -- Student/Campus Life
31 -- Student/Campus Life > 16 -- Residence Halls


Scope and content:

Hte collection includes financial documents from Addoms House, including an account book as well as an undated constitution and records of the social activities of students living in Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall at Duke University from 1991-1992.

Biographical / historical:

Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall opened in 1957 and is constructed of buff brick with limestone trim. Its name commemorates two outstanding scholars who began teaching at Duke with the founding of the Woman's College: Dr. Katherine Everett Gilbert and Dr. Ruth Margery Addoms. In 1930, the new West Campus opened and what had been the Trinity College campus (now East Campus) became the Woman's College.

Gilbert-Addoms, the largest dormitory on East Campus, is home to freshman undergraduate students. Gilbert-Addoms is located between Southgate and Blackwell Residence Halls.

Acquisition information:
The Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1979 and 1995.
Processing information:

Processed by Emily Glenn, January 2003

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2006

Accessions A79-126 and A95-51 are described in this finding aid.

Physical location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard


Click on terms below to find related finding aids on this site. For other related materials in the Duke University Libraries, search for these terms in the Catalog.

Student housing -- North Carolina -- Durham
Residence and education
Dormitories -- North Carolina -- Durham
College freshmen -- North Carolina -- Durham
Duke University -- Students -- Social conditions
Duke University -- Students


Using These Materials

Using These Materials Links:

Using These Materials


Collection is open for research.

Terms of access:

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Before you visit:
Please consult our up-to-date information for visitors page, as our services and guidelines periodically change.
Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.