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Duke University Anniversaries collection, 1937 - 2000

15 Linear Feet 12500 Items
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Duke University has celebrated anniversaries of two major founding events: the establishment of continuous education at Brown's Schoolhouse in Randolph County, N.C., in 1838, and the creation of the Duke Endowment, which transformed Trinity College into Duke University in 1924. As a result, the institution commemorated the 100th Anniversary of its beginnings in Randolph County in 1938/1939, the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Endowment and founding of Duke University in 1974/1975, the 150th Anniversary of its beginnings in Randolph County in 1988/1989, and the 75th Anniversary of the Duke Endowment and founding of Duke University in 1999/2000. The Duke University Anniversaries Collection includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, printed matter, programs, speeches, a sound recording, a diary, acknowledgements from other institutions, a time capsule, and other materials relating to events commemorating the beginnings and founding of Duke University. Major subjects include events planning, fund raising, Duke University, Trinity College (Randolph Co., N.C. and Durham, N.C.), Normal College (Randolph Co., N.C.), Union Institute (Randolph Co., N.C.), and Brown's Schoolhouse (Randolph Co., N.C.). English.
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50th Anniversary (1924-1974) of the founding of Duke University, 1973-1975

Lore Parker papers, 1950-1979 and undated

12 Linear Feet 1251 Items
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Lore Lionel Parker was a copy writer for Doyle Dane Bernbach and other advertising agencies. She was part of the creative team at Bernbach credited with leading the advertising industry's Creative Revolution of the early 1960s. The Lore Parker Papers include proofs, tear sheets and radio and television broadcast scripts for advertising campaigns Parker worked on for Doyle Dane Bernbach, Dowd Redfield & Johnstone, and other advertising agencies. Topics include alcoholic beverages, cosmetics, housewares, snack foods, swimwear, tourism, and women's clothing and undergarments. Major companies or products represented include Alitalia airlines, Barton's Bonbonniere, the British Tourist Authority, Celanese Fibers, Cole of California, General Telephone/GTE, Lees Carpets, and Salada Junket foods.
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Alitalia, 1958-1959, undated 2 folders Box 7

Chevrolet salesmanship literature, 1925-1929

0.2 Linear Feet
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Chevrolet is a division of General Motors Corporation, founded in 1911 in Detroit, Mich. Collection consists of nine pamphlets addressed to Chevrolet sales personnel. Topics include closing sales, new product features, prospective buyer resistance, sales incentive programs, and seasonal selling. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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Richard Pollay. Tobacco industry promotion (TIPS) collection, 1885-2014

227.0 Linear Feet
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Richard W. Pollay was Professor and Curator of the History of Advertising Archives at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia. Collection includes audiovisual materials in multiple formats (audio and video cassettes, optical discs), clippings of articles and advertisements, pamphlets and other printed material, artifacts and ephemera (including apparel, cups, luggage, playing cards, promotional gifts and samples of tobacco packaging and candy cigarettes), photographs and slides, research reports, corporate documents, depositions and transcripts of court case testimony and other litigation-related materials. Topics include tobacco advertising and deceptive advertising practices; package labeling and health claims; cigarette marketing; manipulation of tar and nicotine levels; "light" and menthol cigarettes; lung cancer and other smoking-related health issues; smoking cessation and anti-smoking initiatives in the United States, Canada and internationally; tobacco industry manufacturing and marketing practices; smoking initiation and teenage and young adult smoking; and marketing of tobacco products to women and minorities. Companies represented include American Tobacco, British American Tobacco, Brown & Williamson, Imperial Tobacco, Liggett & Myers, Lorillard, Philip Morris (later Altria), R.J. Reynolds/RJR Nabisco and the Tobacco Institute. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Chanticleer Photograph collection, 1990s-ongoing

29 Linear Feet
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The Chanticleer is Duke's annual student-produced yearbook. Focus is placed on high- quality photographs. The collection includes photographs, slides, negatives and contact sheets. Duplicates exist throughout the collection. The Collection also includes editing notes from Chanticleer staff. Most of the photographs are in black and white, although there are some in color. They range in date from circa 1998-ongoing.
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8x10 Photographs (approx. 189) Box 1

5x7 Photographs (approx. 6) Box 1

4x6 Photographs (approx. 806) Box 1

Bradley Family papers, 1774-1882

1 Linear Feet 792 Items
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Stephen Row Bradley and his son William Czar Bradley were lawyers who, as residents of Westminster, Vermont, served in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives respectively. Later Stephen moved to Walpole, New Hampshire. Many prominent New Englanders corresponded with them about Federalist, Republican, and Democratic politics, patronage, and legal and personal matters. Stephen's son-in-law, Samuel Griswold Goodrich ("Peter Parley") was his most frequent correspondent. Other subjects of the correspondence include the Vermont militia, relations between the U.S. and Tripoli, attitudes toward the War of 1812, surveying of the northeastern boundary between the U.S. and Canada, General Lafayette's visit to Thomas Jefferson in 1824, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson.

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Jerry D. Campbell records, 1930-1998 (bulk 1989-1994)

25 Linear Feet 35,000 Items
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Contains records of the Duke University Library Administration, primarily under Jerry D. Campbell's administration, ca. 1984-1995. Types of materials include subject files, correspondence, minutes, annual reports, budgets, evaluations, contracts, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the operation and management of the Duke University Libraries since around 1930. Major topics include academic library administration, space utilization, statistics, Jerry D. Campbell, information networks, library cooperation, catalog automation, and budgets. The bulk of materials (A2002-88) are from 1989-1994. English.
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Women's Center records, 1970-2014

31.75 Linear Feet 6.46 Megabytes
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The Women's Center serves the Duke undergraduate, graduate and professional student communities. The center supports and promotes student women and gender issues on campus. Materials present include subject files, correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, surveys, programming records, committee records, flyers, job descriptions, training materials, photographs, slides, videocassettes, and other materials relating to the history and daily operation of the Center.
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A99-3, 1986-1996 4.5 boxes

School of Law Reference collection, 1930-ongoing

2 Linear Feet 2000 Items
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The School of Law Reference Collection contains subject files pertaining to various topics particular to the School of Law; some subjects/formats include: admissions, clippings, first female law student, student produced publications, first year law classes, bulletins, reports, and curriculum. The collection begins in 1930 and is ongoing.

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AA-COF Box 1

New Day Films Digital Films Collection, 1971-2022

15 Terabytes 838 Files (Preservation and access digital video files, and caption files.)
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New Day Films is a filmmaker-run cooperative founded in 1971. Film topics range widely and include women's history and culture; multiculturalism and diversity; social and political history; gender and socialization; media, culture; the environment; mental health; parenting and family; and global concerns. The New Day Films Digital Films collection consists of digitized and digitally-born films distributed by the company since its inception. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
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Manifest Destiny Jesus, 2021 Digital-materials RL13074-SET-0139_u, Video-file AasengJosh_ManifestDestinyJesus.mp4

Office of Government Relations records, 1965-2015

14.125 Linear Feet
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The Office of Government Relations is charged with representing the University in Washington, D.C. The office serves to address and monitor legislative issues of interest to the university and its community. This collection contains the records of the Office of Government Relations spanning the years 1965 to 2015. Major topics include legislation, lobbying, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and the Association of American Universities (AAU).
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AAU 1.5 boxes

John Tate Lanning papers, 1926-1976

36 Linear Feet
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John Tate Lanning (1902-1976) was a historian, colonial Latin America scholar, and Duke University Professor of History. This collection includes correspondence, manuscript materials, committee notes, student papers, newsletters, conference materials, curriculum materials, travel diaries, interview transcriptions, and field research notes. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of History, Duke University Research Council, Hispanic American Historical Review, Latin American library resources, student and teaching of Latin American history, research in the social sciences, and Latin American colleges and universities. English.
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AB-ADL Box 1



News Service Biographical Files, circa 1930s - 2004

183 Linear Feet
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The Duke News Service informs the public and the university community about research, programs, and events at Duke. The collection consists of biographical files of Duke University faculty, staff, alumni, and others compiled by the News Service, as well as some photographic materials in separate folders. The files contain primarily clippings and also curricula vitae, photographs, and other printed materials. English.
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Abbey, W. D. Box 1

Abbey, W. D. Box 123

Abbey, W. D. Box 146

News Service subject files, 1930-ongoing

117 Linear Feet
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The mission of the Duke News Service is to inform the public and the university community about research, programs, and events at Duke; to increase public understanding and appreciation of scholarly contributions made by Duke's faculty and the work of its other employees and students; and to provide media relations and consultative services to faculty and administrators. Subject-related files created by the Duke University News Service containing clippings, speeches, photographs and reference material.
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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company literature collection, 1920s-1960s

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Metropolitan Life Insurance Company was founded in 1863 as the National Union Life and Limb Insurance Company; it opened as Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1868. Today the company is known as MetLife. This collection contains printed literature and booklets about medical care, first aid, healthy living, and safety published and distributed by Metropolitan Life, particularly the Welfare Division, to the public in the mid-twentieth century. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collection and the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History.
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ABC booklet, approximately 1930s 14 pages Box 1, Folder 1

About rheumatic fever, approximately 1940s 3 pages Box 1, Folder 1

Charles and Shirley Weiss collection of opera ephemera, 1951-2003

4.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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Collection contains programs from 1386 operas attended around the world from 1951-2003 by Drs. Charles and Shirley Weiss.
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Abel Beach Nichols papers, 1835-1850

0.1 Linear Feet 3 Items
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Abel Beach Nichols (1796/7-1868) was a merchant, farmer, slave owner and dealer from Bedford County, Virginia. The collection includes a small account book A. B. (Abel Beach) Nichols used to record financial transactions that occurred in Alabama from 1835 to 1836. Nine pages contain handwriting and several pages near the front and back of the book have been removed. Of particular interest are two pages with the heading, A list of the sales of negroes in the State of Alabama in 1835 & 1836, followed by a tabular listing of the number of slaves, their names, from whom purchased, cost, date, to whom sold, time, and amount. In all, Nichols bought and sold 42 slaves for a profit of $21,430.58. Headings such as A list of bonds bought in Alabama ... and Bond on ... in Alabama for articles sold are found on subsequent pages. Also included in the collection are two letters addressed to A. B. Nichols. The 1846 letter, from Pollard Hopkins & Co., describes efforts regarding the sell or hire of Nichols' slave, Henry, and the writer's intention to buy Henry a horse and dray, thereby giving him the means to eventually buy his freedom. The 1850 letter, from Henry, respectfully explains arrangements for acquiring the title to himself.
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Ailecia Ruscin Zine collection, 1994-2002 and undated

7.2 Linear Feet 552 Items
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The collection consists of 552 zines, collected by the donor between 1994 and 2001. The collection focuses on personal zines by women, politics, the punk music scene, social justice activism, and riot grrrl. Many of the zines are accompanied by correspondence with the donor. Ailecia Ruscin is a writer, activist, and scholar from San Antonio, Texas and Auburn, Alabama. She is the author or co-author of the zines provo-CAT-ive and alabama grrrl (published from 1997-2000).
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Adele, no.5, 1999 Box 1

Incarceration Zine collection, 1995-2007 and undated

0.8 Linear Feet 107 Items
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Collection of incarceration and anarchist publications produced by South Chicago ABC Zine Distro. Collection consists of 103 zines and drawings which include works most notably by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sundiata Acoli, Ashanti Alston Omowali, David Gilbert and his son, Chesa Boudin, Kevin "Rashid" Johnson, Dennis Kyne, Anthony Rayson, Bobby Sands, Sean Swain, and Harold H. Thompson.
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Abortion Care Network records, 2007-2012 and undated

0.3 Linear Feet 195 Items
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Network of independent abortion providers, allies, and individuals; founded through the merge of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Conversation Project. Collection includes founding documents, newsletters, and promotional and printed materials from the Abortion Care Network. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Abortion Conversation Project records, 2000-2008

2.2 Linear Feet 1600 Items
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The Abortion Conversation Project was founded in 2000 to create strategies to challenge the stigma surrounding abortion. ACP was originally conceived as the 501(c)(3) sister to the National Coalition for Abortion Providers, a lobbying and trade organization for independent abortion providers. In July 2008, both organizations joined forces to form the Abortion Care Network. General administrative, financial, programmatic, and educational records; correspondence; founding documents; records of the board of directors; and files from Peg Johnston, co-founder of the Abortion Conversation Project. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Anne Baker papers, 1976-2014

4.7 Linear Feet
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Anne Baker was an abortion counselor, serving as the Director of Counseling at the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois for the majority of her career. The Anne Baker papers consist of informational pamphlets, handouts, forms, workshop evaluations, personal writings, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, VCRs, DVDs, cassettes, buttons, and sweatshirts.

John Hope Franklin papers, 1891-2010, bulk 1950-2010

306 Linear Feet
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John Hope Franklin was a historian specializing in Southern and African American history. The papers document his entire career as well as his personal life and political interests: his prolific writings on African American and Southern history; his role as a mentor and colleague, including his time as professor at Duke University; his role in associations such as Phi Beta Kappa, the American Historical Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and others; his participation in the civil rights movement, including his work with the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Justice Thurgood Marshall; and his engagement with numerous civic, community, and educational organizations such as the Board of Foreign Scholarships and Fisk University's Board of Trustees. There is also a significant amount of material from Franklin's work on President Clinton's Advisory Board for the President's Initiative on Race in 1997 and 1998. Items in the collection include files of correspondence in original order; research sources and notes; writings by and about Franklin; materials relating to family history; papers and diaries of other family members, including his father, and wife, Aurelia; printed material; event folders; many informal and publicity photographs; video and sound recordings; and awards and other memorabilia. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture at Duke University.
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Academia (AC), 1931-2006

Student Files, 1958-1990s

Trinity College (Randolph County, N.C.) collection, 1839-1992

22.5 Linear Feet
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Brown's Schoolhouse was established in 1838 in Randolph County, North Carolina. The school would go through iterations as Union Institute Academy, Normal College, and eventually Trinity College. The college relocated to Durham, North Carolina in 1892 and was renamed Duke University in 1924. This collection consists of administrative, academic, and financial records. Materials include accounting ledgers, roll books, student lists and rosters including lists containing the names of students from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, minutes and resolutions, financial and annual reports, account statements, addresses, sermons, correspondence, writings of Braxton Craven, and Trinity College publications.

Katharine M. Banham papers, 1910-1995

26 Linear Feet
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Katharine May Banham (1897-1995) served as a professor in the Department of Psychology at Duke University from 1946 to 1967, specializing in child psychology and development. Papers include correspondence, writings, speeches, case files and research notes, teaching materials, diaries, memorabilia, photographs, and oral history interviews of Katharine M. Banham, relating to her work in the field of psychology and her contributions to Duke University, Durham, and North Carolina. Prominent subjects include psychological experimentation, child psychology, geriatrics and gerontology, human social and emotional development, children with cerebral palsy, the Woman's College, Duke Preschool, Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement, the North Carolina Psychological Association, the Durham Child Guidance Clinic, and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Includes information about Banham's involvement in Durham, N.C. clubs and organizations related to the arts and community health.
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Academic and professional psychology, 1920s-1986

Academics and Research Reference collection, 1851-ongoing

1.25 Linear Feet approx. 1000 Items
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The Academics and Research Reference Collection contains materials documenting academic and research matters at the University. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Committees Reference collection, 1924-ongoing

3 Linear Feet approx. 3000 Items
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This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. The Committees Reference Collection primarily contains administrative correspondence, reports, and meeting minutes and resolutions, related to various Duke University committees.
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Academic Council records, 1954-2000

30 Linear Feet
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This collection contains materials of the Academic Council, established at Duke University in 1962. The Academic Council is a group of faculty members who provide representation of the body of Duke University faculty to the Administration, Board of Trustees, and other decision-making groups. Types of materials include minutes and associated materials, memoranda and correspondence, council and committee membership lists, new committee charges, reports, bylaws, policy documents and related proposals, financial records, and other records of the Academic Council and its committees. Major subjects include Duke University faculty, Duke University Administration, and Duke University Board of Trustees. Materials range in date from 1954-2000. English.
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Academic Council Minutes, 1962-2000.

Office of Residential Life records, 1946-2022 and undated

31 Linear Feet
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The Office of Residential Life has long been committed to creating an active and meaningful residential life for its students. As such, it has continuously worked to review and improve the quality of residential life at Duke University. Materials in the collection include administrative records, correspondence, meeting minutes, financial and statistical reports, memoranda, proposals, newsletters, handbooks, color slides, computer diskettes, reel-to-reel audio recordings, survey results and other materials documenting the activities of the Office of Residential Life.
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Faculty Reference collection, 1972-2000

1.3 Linear Feet
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Correspondence, memoranda, reports, registers, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, news clippings, and other printed and manuscript material concerning the activities of faculty, services for active and emeriti faculty, relations between the faculty and students and the faculty and the administration, salaries, and other matters. The bulk dates of the material are 1960-1990. The materials include a list of women faculty (1936-1952), and copies of faculty newsletters and faculty handbooks. Cataloged copies of the handbooks and newsletters are available.

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Academic Rankings Reference collection, 1980-[ongoing]

0.5 Linear Feet 100 Items
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The Academic Rankings Reference Collection contains files of magazines and newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the academic ranking of Duke and other schools. The bulk of the collection consists of copies of the U.S. News & World Report publications on undergraduate and graduate schools. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. English.
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Chi Omega Fraternity. Mu Kappa Chapter (Duke University) records, 1989-2005

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Chi Omega is a women's fraternity founded in 1895, and is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world. The Mu Kappa chapter was founded at Duke University on November 6, 1976. The Chi Omega Fraternity. Mu Kappa Chapter (Duke University) records include several packets of information issued by the Chi Omega national headquarters as well as limited materials specifically related to the Mu Kappa Chapter and the Durham Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter.
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Consumer Reports. Artifacts and test equipment collection, 1960s-1990s

30.0 Linear Feet
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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936 as Consumers Union. Collection includes 45 pieces of test equipment used by Consumer Reports engineers to evaluate the materials, construction, safety, and marketing claims of a range of consumer products including pens, household appliances, consumer electronics, apparel and toiletries. Items provide a representative sampling of the types of equipment designed for the Consumer Reports test laboratories as well as some products that were tested. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.
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Accelerometer Box 19, Item RL11877-A-0001

Automatic iron Box 6, Item RL11877-A-0003

Strobridge Lithographing Company Advertisements, 1910-1954 and undated

9 Linear Feet 7166 Items
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Lithography company founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in about 1847. The Strobridge Lithographing Company Advertisements span the years 1910 through 1954, documenting much of the company's printed poster advertising work from that era. All images are black and white. The core of the collection, the Image Files Series, consists of around 1000 8x10 photographs ("A" images) of advertising designs, and a similar number of smaller printed cards (approx. 5x7 to 5x8, "B" images) of outdoor advertisement designs. The images are accompanied by three different Access Files to be used to browse the collection. These files are in the form of image photocopies ( "job tickets" ) and catalog cards. Most images are of poster (billboard or transit card) designs, but there are also some photographs of tabletop display advertising, window cards and other point-of-purchase displays. The collection documents advertising during a time when transportation was changing in America, and the automobile was gaining in popularity. Billboards began to replace smaller posters, accommodating a more mobile public. It was then that Strobridge turned from its emphasis on circus and theater posters (not represented in the collection) to billboard ads for mass-produced products. Many different products are featured, but perhaps the two most prominent and well-represented campaigns are those for Camel cigarettes and Palmolive soaps. The images form a valuable reference collection of advertising designs, relevant for researchers from a variety of disciplines including commercial artwork, advertising history and design, and popular culture. The collection documents outdoor advertising design during the first part of the twentieth century for what were mostly national brands. Numerous examples are from the era of hand-drawn and painted designs, often signed by artists including Norman Rockwell, Howard Scott, and Dr. Seuss (see his designs for the product Flit). Rarely, an artist is listed on the back of the image. Later designs from the 1940s and 1950s include photographic images, often peppered with celebrity likenesses including John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Charlton Heston. Many of the celebrity advertisements promoted tobacco products. Some designs are clearly war-era, such as advertisements depicting a 1943 female factory worker, or one from Schlitz (1942) mentioning war bonds.
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Access Files

Marion Quirici papers, 2016-2022

6.57 Gigabytes 0.1 Linear Feet
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Marion Quirici was a Lecturing Fellow of the Thompson Writing Program from 2016-2022 and is an advocate for disability rights. She served as co-director for the Duke faculty working group, Disability and Access Initiative, and was the faculty advisor for the student organization, Duke Disability Alliance. The collection consists of materials relating to Marion Quirici's work with the Duke Disability Alliance, Disability Access and Initiative, and advocacy. This includes photographs, reports, proposals, presentations, and promotional materials.
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Accessibility Matters Day, 2018 Digital-materials UA29020272-SET-0001

Campus Club wall, 2018 Digital-materials UA29020272-SET-0001

Frank Allan Hanna papers, 1920-[ca. 1965]

7.5 Linear Feet 2800 Items
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Primarily professional papers documenting Hanna's research for the Social Science Research Committee, the American Statistical Association, the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth, and other organizations; subjects include an analysis of census and manufacturing data, and the distribution of income and wealth. Other professional papers include general correspondence dated 1948 to 1956, and materials concerning Hanna's book, The Compilation of Manufacturing Statistics.

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Tim Wells papers, 1982-1986

11 Linear Feet 636 Items
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Background materials relating to Well's book about the Iran hostage crisis (1979-1981), 444 Days: the Hostages Remember, and a typed manuscript of the work. Includes 546 audiocassette tapes, 83 tape transcripts, and signed release waivers and consent forms of hostages. Wells interviewed 36 of the 53 hostages and included 27 in the book. (1-12-87)

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James R. Hawkins papers, ca. 1961-1980

15 Linear Feet 7800 Items
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The subject files, correspondence, and published materials in the James R. Hawkins Papers span from ca.1961-1980, chiefly 1971-1975, and document Hawkins' role in civic life in Durham, North Carolina and provide evidence of the issues and concerns facing the citizens of Durham in the 1970s. The subject files retain Hawkins' original folder titles and alphabetical organization and provide an overview of the programs Hawkins was involved with as mayor as well as a view of the general issues Hawkins encountered while mayor of Durham. The correspondence series is arranged alphabetically and chiefly consists of letters to Hawkins from the citizens of Durham voicing their concerns over such civic issues as development, traffic safety, taxes, and various political issues. The correspondence also contains copies of Hawkins' responses to the letters he received from the citizens of Durham. This collection would be of value for scholars studying the recent history of the south or for those wishing to gain a clearer picture of the functioning of city government in the recent past. This collection is open to researchers and has received a minimal level of processing.

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Accession 1986-0001

Subject Files Box 1

History of Economics Society records, 1971-2016

37.5 Linear Feet (36 boxes.)
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The History of Economics Society seeks to promote communication, dessiminate knowledge, and encourage inquiry into the history of economics. This collection contains membership and financial records, papers and proceedings of annual meetings, officer's correspondence, constitution and bylaws, and publications, including accepted and rejected manuscripts from the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.
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St. Philip's Episcopal Church records, 1878-2002

21021 items
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St. Philip's Episcopal Church was founded in 1878 in Durham, N.C. This collections contains vestry minutes, correspondence, minutes from various organizations within the church, rector's notes, church bulletins and programs, slides, photographs, financial records, appointment books, scrapbooks, clippings, canvass reports, auditor's reports, sermons, and printed materials. Also included are the records, notes, and correspondence related to parish historian Harold Parker's history of the church (published in 1997), as well as a complete file of the church's extant sermons (1912-1994) Parker compiled for another book. There are also five reels of microfilm containing copies of vestry minutes, marriage records, a church register, etc., organized by Mr. Parker into roughly chronological order and divided into sections by rectorship.
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James Applewhite papers, 1963-2010

13 Linear Feet 9825 Items
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James Applewhite is a poet and professor emeritus of English at Duke University. The collection is comprised of manuscripts, drafts, and proofs of poems, as well as notes, correspondence, clippings, and printed materials (including serials and anthologies). The collection documents Applewhite's work as a poet and professor of English at Duke University, including his research about Wordsworth. Manuscripts in the collection include Lessons in Soaring: Poems, A History of the River: Poems, and River Writing: An Eno Journal.
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Accession (1993-0285), 1964-1992 5 boxes

Accession (2010-0155), 1963-2010 10 boxes

Joseph J. Spengler papers, circa 1896-1987

111.8 Linear Feet (137 boxes and one oversize folder.)
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Joseph Spengler (1902-1991) was the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University and a founding faculty member of the graduate economics program. This collection documents his professional and personal life, including with his wife Dorothy "Dot" Kress, through correspondence, writings, and visual material. It forms part of the Economists' Papers Archive.
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Accession 1993-0294, circa 1896-1976, bulk 1914-1960

Modern Language Association of America. Gay and Lesbian Caucus. Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter Archives, 1974-1998

3.6 Linear Feet 5568 Items
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The Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Modern Language Association is responsible for producing the Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter, which began in 1974. This collection contains correspondence; computer diskettes; printed material including newsletters and proofs; press releases; book reviews in draft form; announcements; clippings; and computer print-outs and mock-ups of the Lesbian and Gay Studies Newsletter, published by the Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the Modern Language Association. Container lists exist for a portion of the collection. (94-013, 94-030, 95-009, 97-104) (1990-1994; 3 linear feet; 5468 items)

Allan H. Gilbert papers, 1926-1976

12.56 Linear Feet 11,525 Items
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Manuscripts, research files, correspondence, approximately 1287 black-and-white photographs and photostats of documents from various repositories and used in his research, and 3 reels of microfilm. Subjects of the research files and manuscripts include: Dante, Machiavelli, Milton, Jonson, and Aristotle (his POETICS).

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J. Walter Thompson Company. Chicago Office. records, 1908-2000 and undated

161 Linear Feet (50,000 items)
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This collection (94-110) (27,000 items, 50 linear feet, dated 1908-1989) consists mostly of vertical files, including office newsletters, speeches and writings, publications, training and planning documents from Chicago and other JWT offices. There are also 78 reels of microfilm of Chicago office ads prior to 1970, as well as significant collections of proof files especially pertaining to major clients like Kraft, Quaker Oats, and Schlitz. In addition, the collection holds several hundred "Aber Reports" dating between 1950-1971, which were market research summations of various product categories. A container list for this accession follows below.

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Ladyslipper, Inc. records, 1965-2011 and undated

190.5 Linear Feet (127 boxes)
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Ladyslipper Music is a North Carolina non-profit organization which has been involved in many facets of women's music since 1976. Their mission is to heighten public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians, and to expand the scope and availability of musical and literary recordings by women. This collection documents the history, activities, and output of this organization.
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Social Democrats, USA records, 1937-1994, bulk 1970-1994

101.9 Linear Feet 60,551 Items
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This collection (20,700 items, 35.5 linear feet, 1937-1984, bulk 1970-1984) includes office files and correspondence, and records from various organizations, such as the Young Social Democrats and the Youth Institute for Peace in the Middle East. Of note are some materials on prominent socialists, including Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas, and Carl Gershman. There are also important periodicals and special publications from 1937-1968 documenting American labor history, the Jim Crow Era, and civil rights issues in the 1960s. (96-104)

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R. A. (Robert A.) McConnell papers, 1944-2000

41.4 Linear Feet 19,514 Items
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Collection (1996-0122) (11,500 items; 34.5 lin. ft.; 1944-1996) contains research materials in parapsychology spanning five decades; data and records from numerous parapsychology experiments (1947-1989); correspondence files, which include nearly all important scientists in the field (1944-1996); and various printed materials, among which are several boxes of "psychic healing" literature. Some papers document in great detail professional criticism, disputes, and controversies over several decades.

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Jim Grimsley papers, 1970-2018 and undated

19.75 Linear Feet
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Collection includes Grimsley's personal journals, personal and professional correspondence, handwritten notebooks containing the creative beginnings of his novels and plays, drafts of of his writings, publicity, reviews, and publications by or about him in small magazines. Also includes published copies and translations of his writings.
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Elizabeth C. Alden papers, 1970s-2000s

3.4 Linear Feet 1344 Items
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This unprocessed accession is comprised primarily of published materials (magazines, newsletters, and photocopies and clippings of newspaper and magazine articles) and of a few manuscript items related to women's employment, religious, legal, and domestic issues. The papers document Rev. Alden's feminist activism during the 1970s and early 1980s while she was living in Texas. Rev. Alden's folder titles and original arrangement of items were maintained. This collection is open for use.

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