Duke University: General Administrative, 1948-1980

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Contains materials on appointments, commonwealth studies, university policies, graduate students, the History Department, letters of recommendation, the military history program at Duke, oral examinations, retirement, Shell fellowships, testimonials, the University Centers for Rational Alternatives, visitors, and grant proposals.

There are a small number of letters in the folder entitled "Testimonials" that are dated before 1965 and would pre-date Preston's arrival at Duke University.

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