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Office of Government Relations records, 1965-2015

14.125 Linear Feet
Abstract Or Scope
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

ADL-ALD Box 1

ALE-AMB 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

1.0 Linear Feet
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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

Locus Science Fiction Foundation archives, 1942-2012 and undated

10 Linear Feet
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Locus, the Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field, was co-founded by Charles N. Brown (1937-2009), Ed Meskys (1936-), and Dave Vanderwerf (1944-) in New York in 1968. It first began as a science-fiction and fantasy one-sheet news fanzine that was created to help the Boston Science Fiction Group win its 1971 Worldcon bid. Vanderwerf left after issue #4, and Meskys after #11. Charles Brown remained as editor until his death in 2009. The Locus Archives include names files for more than 800 people, many of whom are writers, editors, or publishers. The files contain correspondence, clippings, obituaries, and writings, the bulk of which relate to American writers, though there are several files kept on writers and fans from across the world, including China, Japan, and Russia. Much of the correspondence is about publishing news, corrections, and deaths in the science-fiction, fantasy, and horror community. There are several well-known correspondents including: Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Jim Baen, Ian and Betty Ballantine, Algis Budrys, Octavia E. Butler, Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Harlan Ellison, Robert Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Dean Koontz, Andre Alice Norton, James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon), and Gene Wolfe.
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Abe, Kobe, 1989-1993 Box 1

Ackerman, Forrest J, 1978-2008 Box 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

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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

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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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