Office of University Development records, 1947-2018
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- Duke University. Office of University Development
- The Office of University Development is responsible for fund-raising programs in the areas of annual gifts, capital gifts, and program support. This collection contains correspondence, printed promotional materials, speeches, annual reports, and records related to fundraising. The collection also consists of a small number of photographs, questionnaires, and gift records.
- 51 Linear Feet
- Physical Description:
- 1 Gigabytes
- Material in English
- Collection ID:
- University Archives Record Group:
- 14 -- Alumni Affairs and University Development
14 -- Alumni Affairs and University Development > 02 -- Office of University Development
- Scope and content:
Contains materials created and distributed by the Office of University Development in the promotion of the University and its programs in fund-raising efforts. This collection includes promotional materials; donor correspondence; annual reports/plans; a website archive, Campaign for Duke; and fund-raising materials such as mailings to alumni and parents. Additionally, there are VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, and zip disks in the collection. Also contains a small number of photographs, questionnaires, and gift records.
- Biographical / historical:
The Office of University Development is responsible for fund-raising programs in the areas of annual gifts, capital gifts, and program support. The Gifts Records Office acknowledges all gifts to the University and maintains the official records on them, as well as the permanent files on all endowment funds. This office was formed in the Fall of 1981 by a merger of the gift record functions of the Alumni, Development, and Institutional Advancement Offices. The purpose of this merger was to centralize gift record functions. Development activities in the professional schools and in other areas of the University coordinate with and report to the Development Office.
- Acquisition information:
- The Office of University Development records were received by the University Archives as transfers over a period of time.
- Processing information:
Processed by Kimberly Sims, February 2006;
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006, updated April 2009
Multiple accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Electronic records processed by Hyeeyoung Kim, October 2017.
Accessions UA2018.0048, UA2018.0058, UA2018.0060, UA2018.0067, UA2018.0083 added by Tracy M. Jackson, September and December 2018. UA2018.0091 added by Tracy M. Jackson, October 2020.
Addition to accession UA2018.0091 added by Leah M. Kerr, April 2021.
Accession UA2022.0051 added by April Blevins, May 2023.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Access restricted. Collection contains Duke University administrative materials. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. Contact Research Services for more information.
Access note. Some materials in this collection are electronic records that require special equipment. Contact Research Services with questions.
Access restricted. Collection contains university development records. Materials related to individual fundraising prospects are restricted for 70 years. Contact Research Services for more information.
Access restricted. Some materials in this collection include student records. In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. Contact Research Services for more information.
- 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.
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- Preferred citation:
[Identification of item], Office of University Development Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.