Guide to the Academic Rankings Reference Collection, 1980-[ongoing]


The Academic Rankings Reference Collection contains files of magazines and newspaper and magazine clippings concerning the academic ranking of Duke and other schools. The bulk of the collection consists of copies of the U.S. News & World Report publications on undergraduate and graduate schools. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. English.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Academic Rankings Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.5 Linear Feet, 100 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

The collection contains materials pertaining to academic ranking of Duke and other schools in the United States.

Restrictions on Access & Use

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

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

No restrictions.

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

Academic rankings, general information
Box 1
Academic rankings, to 1979
Box 1
Academic rankings, 1980-1989
Box 1
Academic rankings, 1990-1999
Box 1
Academic rankings, 2000-
Box 1
USN&WR clippings, ca. 1985-2000
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The Academic Rankings Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources, including the Reference Desk's copies of USN&WR publications withdrawn from their active files. These items are cataloged.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins

Completed December 2005

Updated by University Archives Staff August 2012

Encoded by Jill Katte, December 2005, Updated by Kimberly Sims November 2012