About the Collection

The Duke University Chapel is a center of worship on the Duke Campus. With its 100-voice choir and four pipe organs, it offers vibrant services with faithful preaching, thoughtfully engaging history and tradition with innovation and flexibility.

The Duke University Chapel Recordings Digital Collection consists audio and video recordings made at Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, between 1955 and 1995. The recordings are drawn from a large collection held in the Duke University Archives. The digitized recordings were selected by staff of the Chapel and Divinity School for their historic significance, including a number of sermons by notable African American and female preachers.

Special thanks to the Rev. Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel; Fred Westbrook, C’Access Inc.; Adrienne Koch, Communications Specialist, Duke Chapel; and Charles Campbell, Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School, for their support of this project and help in selecting recordings. Special thanks also to Divinity student Ben Vockery, who fully inventoried the collection of recordings in preparation for digitization.

The materials in this collection are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. No commercial use or derivative works are authorized under this license. For all uses beyond the scope of this license it is the responsibility of the user to obtain whatever permissions are necessary from the rights holders. If you have information regarding these materials, please contact the University Archivist.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke University Chapel recordings, 1954-[ongoing], University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Online version available at: [URL/URI], [date accessed].
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