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Preliminary Guide to the American Assembly (Duke University) Records, 1957 - 1961

Abstract

American Assembly is a national, non-partisan public affairs forum illuminating issues of public policy by commissioning research and publications, sponsoring meetings, and issuing reports, books, and other literature. It was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950. The American Assembly sponsored southeastern regional meetings at Duke University from 1957 to 1961. Records include correspondence, printed matter, press releases, programs, agendas, reports, and other materials concerning the assemblies held at Duke University. Correspondents include Benjamin Ratchford, Lloyd Saville, and A. Hollis Edens. Major subjects include monetary policy and national goals.

Descriptive Summary

Title
American Assembly (Duke University) records 1957 - 1961
Creator
American Assembly (Duke University)
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet , 1000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

American Assembly Records include correspondence, printed matter, press releases, programs, agendas, reports, and other materials concerning the assemblies held at Duke University. The bulk of the records date from 1959 to 1961, and relate to planning for the second and third southeastern regional assemblies held at Duke on monetary policy in 1959, and on national goals in 1961. Correspondents include Benjamin Ratchford, Lloyd Saville, and A. Hollis Edens.

Administrative Information

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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

Programs
Box 1
Invitations issued
Box 1
Suggested participants
Box 1
Publicity
Box 1
Correspondence
Box 1
Speeches
Box 1
Comments on Assembly
Box 1
Agenda
Box 1
Budget
Box 1
Advisory Committee
Box 1
Wingspread Assembly
Box 1
Discussion outline for Goals for Americans
Box 1
Calendar
Box 1
Summaries of Panel Reports and draft of Final Report
Box 1

Historical Note

American Assembly is a national, non-partisan public affairs forum illuminating issues of public policy by commissioning research and publications, sponsoring meetings, and issuing reports, books, and other literature. It was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1950. The American Assembly sponsored southeastern regional meetings at Duke University from 1957 to 1961. The program brought together leaders from business, labor, government, and academia, and its final reports were published and distributed to schools, libraries, and other institutions.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • A. Hollis Edens records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Benjamin U. Ratchford records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Assembly Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The American Assembly Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1978.

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed: may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Encoded by Jill Katte, February 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.