Inventory of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Records, 1911 - 1999
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions coordinates admissions for Trinity College and the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Records include applications to Trinity College prior to the founding of Duke University (1911-1925); administrative files of Admissions Director Robert H. Ballantyne (1967-1974); and blank application forms, newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, statistics, a poster, and a videocassette related to Duke University undergraduate admissions (circa 1950-1999).
- Office of Undergraduate Admissions Records, 1911 - 1999.
- Duke University. Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
- 1.5 Linear Feet, , 1500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Records include applications to Trinity College prior to the founding of Duke University (1911-1925); administrative files of Admissions Director Robert H. Ballantyne (1967-1974); and blank application forms, newspaper clippings, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, statistics, a poster, and a videocassette related to Duke University undergraduate admissions (circa 1950-1999).
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Publicly-available reports, promotional materials, forms, statistics, and other items collected by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.
There is little written record of the early administrative reporting relationships of admissions beyond the following broad outline. When the Woman's College and Trinity College were separate, the Dean of Admissions of each school reported to the University Registrar, who reported to the Vice President of the Educational Division (now Provost). Each college may have had a committee on admissions. In 1961 William Brinkley was named Director of Admissions and probably Associate Registrar at the same time. The separate Deans of Admissions reported to him. In 1967 Robert Ballantyne was named Director of Admissions, and at this time, reporting shifted from the Registrar to an officer in the Provost's Office. In 1969 he reported to the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, James Price. By 1975 that title had changed to Vice Provost and Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. There was a major reorganization and retirement of admissions personnel with the merger of the Woman's College and Trinity College as of July 1, 1972. In 1978 the Director of Admissions appears to be reporting to an Assistant Provost with responsibility for Admissions, Financial Aid and Registration. In 1980 an organizational chart in a University Report uses the term Assistant Provost for Academic Support Services (Admission Records, Financial Aid, Academic Systems, Placement). However, this title was not found in a University Bulletin.
[Identification of item], Office of Undergraduate Admissions Records, University Archives, Duke University.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973-1998.
Processed by University Archives staff
Encoded by Jill Katte, January 2005
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.