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Preliminary Guide to the Project ABC (A Better Chance) Duke University Program Records, 1966 - 1969

Abstract

Project ABC (A Better Chance) began at Dartmouth College in 1964, as a summer program to prepare academically-gifted, underprivileged and minority students to attend independent college preparatory schools. In 1966, Duke University partnered with Project ABC, and conducted intensive, eight-week summer sessions for boys with the goal of easing the transition from public school to private school. Records contain reports, financial materials, and correspondence generated or maintained by Project ABC at Duke University. The bulk of the collection consists of student applications to the ABC program and prep school progress reports. Materials range in date from 1966 to 1969.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Project ABC (A Better Chance) Duke University Program records 1966 - 1969
Creator
Project ABC (Duke University)
Extent
4.0 Linear Feet , 4000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Records contain reports, financial materials, and correspondence generated or maintained by Project ABC at Duke University. The bulk of the collection consists of student applications to the ABC program and prep school progress reports. Materials range in date from 1966 to 1969.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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.

Unprocessed materials are closed pending processing.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

Students, 1966
Box 1-2
Accounts, 1966
Box 3
Prep school progress reports, 1966
Box 3
Director's report, 1966
Box 3
Students, 1966
Box 4
Administration, 1966
Box 4
Students, 1967
Box 5
Administration, 1967
Box 5
Accounts, 1967
Box 6
Staff and faculty, 1967
Box 6
Students, 1968
Box 7
Accounts, 1968
Box 7
Administration, 1968
Box 7
Staff and faculty, 1968
Box 7
Students, 1969
Box 8
Accounts, 1969
Box 8
Administration, 1969
Box 8
Staff and faculty, 1969
Box 8

Historical Note

Project ABC (A Better Chance) began at Dartmouth College in 1964, as a summer program to prepare academically-gifted, underprivileged and minority students to attend independent college preparatory schools. In 1966, Duke University partnered with Project ABC, and conducted intensive, eight-week summer sessions for boys with the goal of easing the transition from public school to private school.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Project ABC (A Better Chance) Duke University Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Project ABC (A Better Chance) Duke University Program Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1971.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, January 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.