Guide to the Alumni Affairs Reference Collection, 1947-ongoing


Includes printed matter, clippings, newsletters and a history of the Alumni Association.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Alumni Affairs Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.7 Linear Feet, about 500 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes reports of the Duke University National Council of the Alumni Association (1947-1964), demographic statistics about alumni, newspaper clippings, brochures, offers, and newsletters. Major subjects include the Loyalty fund, local alumni associations and clubs, travel, continuing education in the Alumni College, merchandise, and programming by regional or city-based alumni clubs.

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.

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

Alumni: Demographics
Box 1
Alumni Affairs
Box 1
Alumni Association history
Box 1
Box 1
Facts about Duke University, 1958
Box 1
Leadership conferences, 1989, 2001
Box 1
Box 1
Marking, Great Teachers, 1995
Box 1
National Council, 1947-1963, undated
Box 1
National Council, reports, 1947-1963 (incomplete)
Box 1
Noteworthy alumni lists, 1966-1983
Box 1
Programming, to 1989
Box 1
Programming, 1990-1998
Box 1
Programming, 1999
Box 1
Programming, 2000
Box 1
Programming, 2001
Box 1
Programming, 2002
Box 1
Box 1
Clubs - Newsletters, 1950, 1965
Box 1
Clubs - Newsletters, 1986-1988
Box 1
Clubs - Newsletters, 1999-2001 (2 folders)
Box 1
Half Century Club, 1971, 1972, 1975
Box 1

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Alumni Affairs Records (Duke University Archives)
  • Alumni Collections (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

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


The Alumni Affairs Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources. This collection was extracted from a vertical file on alumni which included record and non-record materials about alumni, the Alumni Association and the Alumni Affairs office. The materials were received in mailings, either to the Archives office or to Archives staff involved in alumni activities.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, May 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008; updated August 2010

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011