Guide to the Julian Abele Reference Collection, 1974-2009


Julian Abele was the chief designer for Horace Trumbauer's architectural firm in Philadelphia, PA. He designed the buildings for the Duke University campus, including Duke Chapel. The reference collection includes articles, correspondence, clippings, printed and genealogical material, and other files related to Abele.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Julian Abele reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.25 Linear Feet, 125 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

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

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

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

1. Container List

1 box
Chronology and Genealogy, Family Information [Abele and Cook families], 1985-1986, undated
Box 1
Copies of Letters and Articles on Duke Architecture [originals held in Duke University Archives]
Box 1
Notes and Articles on Horace Trumbauer and Julian Abele
Box 1
Select Bibliography: Julian Abele
Box 1
Box 1
Correspondence and Notes: Exhibit Book, 1999
Box 1
Exhibit Publicity and Thank-You Notes, 2000
Box 1
Images (xeroxed copies)
Box 1
"Spire and Spirit," by Alice Phillips, 1974
Box 1
"The Discovery of an Architect," by William E. King, published in Southern Cultures 2009 Spring issue
Box 1
NC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects: Awards Program, 1995
Box 1

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • University Archives Rolled Items Collection (Duke University Archives)
  • Horace Trumbauer Architectural Drawings Collection, 1924-1958 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Julian Abele Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Julian Abele Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2013

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2013