Town and Gown Reference collection, 1894-ongoing
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- Duke University. University Archives
- The Town and Gown Reference Collection contains files of clippings, reports, publications, flyers, and other material concerning the University's relations with the city and county of Durham and the Research Triangle region. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
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- Physical Description:
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- 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 collection contains files of clippings, reports, publications, flyers, and other material concerning the University's relationships with, impact on, and service to the city and county, and the region. The bulk dates are 1965 to 1995. Major topics include education, financial matters (including taxation), transportation, and student service to the community through organizations such as Kazi Ya Sanna ("work of art" in Swahili, 1997) and CHANCE (Concern and Help for the Advancement of Needy Children through Education, 1987). Major programs covered include the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Education Improvement Program, a project funded by the Ford Foundation to assist Durham schools. Durham neighborhoods figuring prominently in the material include Edgemont, Walltown, and Trinity Park. Notable items include an 1894 statement titled "Relations of College and Community;""The Third Side of the Triangle: Duke University's Interaction with the Community and Region," a 1969 report about the University's public services; and campus publications such as The Duke Community Reporter.
- Acquisition information:
- The Town and Gown Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
- Processing information:
Processed by Thomas Harkins, July 2009
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2009
Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011
- 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
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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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[Identification of item], Town and Gown Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.