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.