Guide to the Admissions Reference Collection, 1949-ongoing


The Admissions Reference Collection contains files of printed matter, statistics, and other material concerning admission. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Admissions Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.5 Linear Feet, approx. 500 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The Admissions Reference Collection contains files concerning admission and recruitment. Materials include class profiles and other statistics and compilations, memoranda, brochures, application forms, clippings, newsletters, reports, fact sheets and other publicly distributed material.

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.

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

Administration, circa 1960-1986
Box 1
Application forms [blanks], 1960s
Box 1
Brochures, circa 1949/54-2000/01
Box 1
Brochures, Blue Devil Days, 1996
Box 1
Brochures, campus visits, undated
Box 1
Brochures, financial aid, 1960-1970
Box 1
Brochures and handouts, miscellaneous, undated
Box 1
Class profiles, 1954-2001 (Classes of 1959-2005, incomplete)
Box 1
Clippings, circa 1972-2001
Box 1
Cumulative statistics and compilations, 1958-1989
Box 1
Report of the faculty committee on admissions, 1953
Box 1
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences - Fact sheets [on Departments] 1985
Box 1
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences - Profiles of Departments & Programs, 1986/87
Box 1
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences - Profiles of Departments & Programs, 1987/88
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The Admissions Reference Collection was acquired by the University Archives over time.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, April 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2010

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.