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Duke University. University Archives
0.5 Linear Feet
300 Items
Material in 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:

The Undergraduate Publications Board Reference Collection includes a list of Pub Board publications (past and present) a general history of the organization, as well as clippings, histories, lists of editors, flyers, and other materials relating to individual publications. Folders are also present for the Bassett Fund and the Blackburn Literary Festival. The Bassett Fund finances public lectures, defrays honoraria for the Blackburn Literary Festival, and supplements new undergraduate publications. The Blackburn Literary Festival honors the spirit of sharing and love of literature embodied by Professor William Blackburn.

Biographical / historical:

taken from Undergraduate Publications Board homepage http://www.duke-union.org/About_UPB?

Since 1924, the Undergraduate Publications Board, commonly referred to as the Pub Board or UPB, has overseen the production of each of the university's recognized publications (with the exception of The Chronicle and Towerview). The Board also approves and supports emerging publications, known as Independents, runs the Blackburn Literary Festival, and administers the John Spencer Bassett Fund. Its continuing mission is to provide diverse forums in which students can engage their creative, intellectual, political and literary faculties.

Currently (2007), the UPB oversees the production of eleven publications: The Archive; Blind Spot; Carpe Noctem; The Chanticleer; Duke Blue; Erudito; Latent Image; Matter Magazine; Vertices; Passport Magazine; and Woman's Handbook. A sampling of other titles produced during the UPB's history include: Tobacco Road; Prometheus Black; Missing Link, Jabberwocky; and Teacher-Course Evaluation Book.

Acquisition information:
The Publications Board Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.
Processing information:

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2008

Updtaed by Tom Harkins, April 2010

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Updated by Josh Larkin Rowley, February 2011

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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Durham, N.C., Duke University Publications Board
College prose, American -- North Carolina -- Durham
Duke University. Undergraduate Publications Board


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