Living Groups collection, 1964-ongoing

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Duke University. University Archives
This reference collection contains assembled materials relating to Duke University non-fraternal living groups. Types of living groups include undergraduate living groups, federations, associations, and governing councils. Types of materials include flyers, correspondence, constitutions, reports, literary magazines, newsletters, and clippings. Major subjects include student life, Duke University history, residential living, and governance of residential halls. English.
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University Archives Record Group:
01 -- General Information and University History
01 -- General Information and University History > 11 -- Reference Collections


Scope and content:

Contains small collections of materials from Duke University undergraduate living groups, federations, associations, and governing councils. [Information on greek organizations can be found in the Fraternities and Sororities collection.]

Biographical / historical:

Living Groups at Duke University are non-greek residential organizations which strive to provide a social and/or academic network for students. Some Living Groups are coeducational. Selective Living Groups require an application or rush to recruit new members, while Independent Living Groups maintain an open membership policy. Living Groups on campus are required to bring diverse programming to the University. This programming benefits both members and nonmembers of the living group with events that broaden the group members' experiences. Living groups are encouraged to foster faculty interaction; community service; educational, social, and cultural programming; and citizenship, scholarship, and leadership activities.

Acquisition information:
The Living Groups Reference Collection was assembled by the University Archives. Accession A2003-16 was added in May 2003.
Processing information:

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Processed by University Archives staff. Completed January, 2003. Accession A2003-16 was added to the collection in May 2003. Photographs from this accession are housed separately in Student Life, 2000s in the University Archives Photographic Files.

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

Updated by Jill Katte, May 2003

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard


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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.

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Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Living Groups Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.