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Guide to the Artifacts and Relics Collection, 1830s-[ongoing]

Abstract

Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Artifacts and Relics collection, 1830s-[ongoing]
Language of Material
English
Extent
70.2 Linear Feet, about 257 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Artifacts, memorabilia, pins, awards, textiles, and other materials, either related to or produced by Trinity College and Duke University or collected by Trinity College Historical Society or other offices and individuals as historical curiosities. Includes academic apparel from university leaders, athletic memorabilia, commemorative plates, and shoulder patches from the Armed Forces units that Duke alumni served in.

Administrative Information

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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

Slot 1: Duke University Service pin, 10 years
Box 1
Slot 2: Hesperian Literary Society Orators medal, 1851; to: T.A. Smoot, Trinity College, 1851
Box 1
Slot 3: Demosthenes Aeschines medal 1851 (debating); to: T.A. Smoot
Box 1
Slot 4: Trinity College ring, Class of 1917 with yellow ribbon (from Exie Duncan)
Box 1
Slot 5: Lapel pin with Duke Family Crest, from opening of Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, December 9, 1988
Box 1
Slot 6: Duke University Service pin, 30 years (donor: Exie Duncan)
Box 1
Slot 7: Columbian Literary Society medal, Trinity College senior class, 1876, C.F. Tanner
Box 1
Slot 8: Columbian Literary Society medal, Trinity College, Praemuim Disputationi, 1893, Plummer Stewart (UA83-3)
Box 1
Slot 9: Columbian Literary Society medal Trinity College, senior class, 1894, Plummer Stewart (UA83-3)
Box 1
Slot 10: Columbian Literary Society medal Trinity College, Praemium Oratori, 1894, Plummer Stewart (UA83-3)
Box 1
Slot 11: N.C. Teachers Assembly Oratory, 1894, Plummer Stewart (UA83-3)
Box 1
Slot 12: Hesperian Literary Society, Normal College pin, 1851
Box 1
Slot 13: Phi Beta Kappa key, Trinity College, 1924, Nora Chaffin
Box 1
Slot 14: Hesperian Literary Society, Trinity College Orators medal, 1895, Thomas A. Smoot
Box 1
Slot 15: Hesperian Literary Society, Trinity College pin, 1851
Box 1
Slot 16: Columbian Literary Society, Trinity College, Orators Medal, 1910, Thomas Wilkinson and Millsaps medal for declamation, 1905 Thomas Wilkinson (UA95-117)
Box 1
Slot 17: Piece of brick wall from Divinity School expansion, packaged as a souvenir for Divinity School alumni (James Cannon, dean)
Box 1
Slot 18: Two Terry Sanford for President campaign buttons from 1976 election (from James Henderson)
Box 1
Slot 19: Class of 1929 ring, Martha Layton (UA98-24)
Box 1
Slot 20: Trinity College belt buckle
Box 1
Loose in Box: two illustrated price lists for medals and society pins
Box 1
Bandage, 1940s; prepared by Woman's College students during WWII
Box 2
Framed certificate for $58 million dollars to Duke University for the construction of Duke North Hospital along with the pen used by President Sanford to sign the agreement, 1976
Box 2
Trinity College football patch from Evette Zells, 1978
Box 2
Glass ashtray with Duke University seal
Box 2
Fiftieth anniversary of Duke University, 1924-1974, Ceramic ashtray
Box 2
Duke University Golden anniversary tile, 1974
Box 2
Duke University belt buckle
Box 2
Glass paperweight with image of the Trinity College Library
Box 2
Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) testing cards (3 packs)
Box 2
Trinity College matchbox (metal with image of three men with beer steins, from George W. Jackson, Class of 1923 (UA90-73)
Box 2
Gavel made from the wood from the tree under which Washington Duke was "converted" in 1830; donated by William K. Quick, Founders' Day, December 13, 1981 (explanatory note with gavel)
Box 2
President John Kilgo's Gavel (UA2002-50)
Box 2
Woman's College Class gavel (2)
Box 2
Duke University Class gavel (2)
Box 2
Unidentified gavel (2)
Box 2
Hesperian Literary Society medal, Trinity College, 1875, R.H. Palmer (UA93-13)
Box 3
Carillon tapes, 1939
Box 3
Trinity College, Durham, N.C. commemorative spoon depicting the Trinity gate and the Washington Duke building
Box 3
Pens used at the December 29, 1924 Board of Trustees meeting approving the change of Trinity College to Duke University
Box 3
Freshman bow, class of 1954 (UA94-119)
Box 3
Wakeman Award, designed by John Furlow and Elon Clark
Box 3
Trinity College Football pendant, 1921 - engraved Trinity 17, Wake Forest 0, H.A. Crute, FB
Box 3
Dink, Class of 1953
Box 3
Duke's Mixture, Smoking tobacco, 1 packet
Box 3
Box containing two pendants, TKA key and College Trinity pendant with J.H. Grigg on back; FCTA Sigma Chi pin and Tombs pin
Box 3
Rubber stamp with signature of President William Few
Box 3
Duke All American Bowl button (3)
Box 3
Duke 1989 Final Four pin
Box 3
Celebrating 30 years of Final Fours pin, 1963-1992
Box 3
Student appreciation week pin
Box 3
Clay ball with inscription: Taken from Auditorium, Oct. 5, 1929
Box 3
"A la gloire des Diables Bleus," lapel pin (UA2001-73)
Box 3
Sarah P. Duke Gardens Doris Duke Center ornament (UA2001-93)
Box 3
West Campus Recreation and Fitness Facility Frisbee (UA97-29)
Box 3
Lilly Library frisbee, 1993
Box 3
Lilly Library boxer shorts (UA2004-22)
Box 3
Duke buttons with ribbons (2); Class of 1948 dink; 1948 patch of the Duke seal (UA2005-0088)
Box 4
Duke button with ribbon; leather belt with Duke University belt buckle (UA2007-63)
Box 4
2001 National Champs T-shirt
Box 5
2000 Last day of classes T-shirt (UA2001-71)
Box 5
1999 Final Four T-shirt (UA99-21)
Box 5
Hideaway bar T-shirt
Box 5
Beta Omega Sigma ribbon, 1938 (UA2000-22)
Box 5
50th anniversary plate; from Charles A. Long, June 1974
Box 5
Class of 1954 dink from Morgan Brenner (UA2009-0008)
Box 5
Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) vest (UA2005-0003)
Box 6
Mortar boards (2)
Box 6
Wooden Trinity seal with J.F.B. '96 on back
Box 6
Pete Ferettini trowels, 1927-1930 (2) (UA97-44)
Box 7
Duke buttons, beads, car banner, snow globe, sun glasses, basketball ticket stub collected 2001-2003 (UA2005-44)
Box 7
Trinity Sweater (UA94-41)
Box 8
Trinity Baseball uniform (UA94-41)
Box 9
T-shirts, from various sports events including a 1981 Banks and Dennard T-shirt (UA94-41)
Box 10
T-shirts, including Women's Studies and 1994 Pan-Africa T-shirt
Box 11
Trinity banners (3)
Box 11
Basketball championship, 1991, 1992, 2001 - pennants, buttons, and T-shirts
Box 12
Two Phi Kappa Psi mini mugs (UA2001-11)
Box 13
Bag with oriental pottery (UA2001-11)
Box 13
September 8, 1984 Wallace Wade Stadium button (UA2001-11)
Box 13
Delta Phi PA rolling pin (UA2001-11)
Box 13
Town Girls Duke necklace (president on back)
Box 13
Beat Rutgers tag (October 9, 1920) and Duke football pin (UA98-50)
Box 13
East Campus Dining Halls matchbox
Box 13
Trinity College locket, June 1903
Box 13
Pin with image of Craven hall
Box 13
Explorers' Club stamp
Box 13
Pin from the Vigil and two 1988 Vigil reunion buttons (UA91-69)
Box 13
Woman's College meal ticket (UA99-27)
Box 13
Woman's College sign-out card, 1952 (UA94-119)
Box 13
National Educational Association pin, 1903
Box 13
Duke pennant (paper)
Box 13
Trinity 1924 pennant (felt)
Box 13
Duke and Trinity pennants, including the 1942 Rose Bowl (UA94-41)
Box 14
Duke vs Pitt pennants (UA2007-62)
Box 14
Armed Forces patches from WWII worn by Duke alumni (UA83-97)
Box 15
Signed Basketball game ball, from January 22, 1972 (UA93-7)
Box 16
Signed Basketball from 1992 (UA98-85)
Box 17
President Few's top coat and vest (UA90-56)
Box 18
Flag from Ambassador Angier Biddle Duke's funeral, 1995
Box 18
President Few's top hat (UA90-56)
Box 19
Asbury Building brick
Box 20 (heavy)
Brick with white glaze, 1923
Box 20 (heavy)
Paul B. Williams Media Center plaque (from Library)
Box 20 (heavy)
Conference Room Furnished by the Class of 1965 plaque
Box 20 (heavy)
Chemistry Building plaque
Box 20 (heavy)
Steinway Piano Gift of the Class of 1940 of the Woman's College plaque
Box 20 (heavy)
Westminster Chimes Centennial Gift of the 1939 Senior Class of the Women's College plaque
Box 20 (heavy)
James B. Duke's pocket watch (UA93-22)
Box 21
Five Stone Mountain Half dollars (UA93-22)
Box 21
Glass with Duke seal, ca. 1966 (UA2005-0032)
Box 21
Women's Studies coffee mug, 1983-1993
Box 21
Plastic Duke football music box (UA96-91)
Box 21
Lilly Library coffee mug
Box 21
Five printing plates for music: "A Song of the Sons," "Bonus, Bona, Bonum," "Flag and Sunset Bell," "O Duke, Alma Mater"
Box 22 (heavy)
Phi Kappa Sigma plaque presented to Hiram Earl Myers, 1962
Box 22 (heavy)
American Institute of Marine Underwriters and American Merchant Marine Institute plaque presented to Duke University, 1962
Box 22 (heavy)
Six small printing plates of campus images, including one with 1896 Trinity Archive staff
Box 22 (heavy)
Culver Academies Athletic Hall of Fame plaque presented to Edmung M. "Eddie" Cameron (UA2002-81)
Box 22 (heavy)
Saddle bags with tenuous link to Brantley York
Box 23
Top hat of President Few in leather case
Box 24
Printing plates of Duke scenes
Box 25 (heavy)
Duke University plates, 1937 (UA91-52, UA96-27) and others
Box 26
Happy Birthday Terry [Sanford] hat
Box 27
Pastels used on set of the Neil Simon "Broadway Bound" (UA86-101)
Box 27
Number punches (source unknown)
Box 27
Bayonet found in Duke Forest (UA97-40)
Box 27
Clapper from the Duke-UNC Victory bell
Box 27
Iain Hamilton honorary degree (UA2002-40)
Box 28
James B. Duke Society Tiffany box (UA98-92)
Box 28
Hardhat from WEL (Keohane Quad) project (Judith White UA2003-4)
Box 28
Souvenir Hardhat used by Terry Sanford at groundbreaking ceremony for the Sanford Institute, 1992
Box 28
Column base from Trinity College, Randolph County (UA90-110)
Box 29
Piece of Duke stone
Box 29
Duke bird house (UA2005-43)
Box 29
Ceramic plaque of William McDougall
Box 29
Death mask of President Few
Box 30
Seals for Trinity Park School, Memorial Church Fund (1938), and Duke University
Box 30
19th c. bottle of water (maybe Trinity College Historical Society artifact)
Box 31
Trinity College Faculty Trophy, Interclass Baseball, 1914 (2 pieces)
Box 31
Sigma Chi B League Division Champion Trophy, 1937
Box 32
Trinity College Relay Race Trophy, 1915-1916
Box 32
Trinity College annual field day trophy, 1911-1920, presented by the Tombs (2 pieces)
Box 32
Trinity College seals (2)
Box 33 (heavy)
Doctoral robe and cap (black)
Box 34
Unidentified paper and medal pin
Box 35
Unidentified plate
Box 35
Southern Conference Champions football trophy, 1936 (UA2005-42)
Box 35
Bible presenting to Z.F. Blair by Trinity College, June 14, 1883
Box 35
Alice Baldwin academic hoods from Duke University, University of Chicago, and Woman's College, University of North Carolina
Box 36
Pi Beta Chi pledge paddle, 1951
Box 37
Cane presented to Marquis Wood
Box 37
James B. Duke topcoat (UA2000-30)
Box 38
Alice Baldwin doctoral robe
Box 38
Artifacts removed from manuscript collections
Box 39-40
Blanket from the 1939 Rose Bowl [provenance unknown, date estimated]
Box 41
50th anniversary Rose Bowl medallions (1942-1992) (2)
Box 42
50th anniversary Rose Bowl pins (buttons, 3)
Box 42
1942 Rose Bowl tickets (3) for Pasadena
Box 42
1942 Rose Bowl ticket for Durham
Box 42
1942 Rose Bowl ticket and side line pass [UA95-20]
Box 42
Printing block of West Campus landscape plan
Box 42
Navel ROTC medallion (from 2007)
Box 42
Fantasticks T-shirt
Box 42
Freshman dink, 1958
Box 42
Graduate School of Business glass bowl
Box 43
FOCUS 2003 T-shirt
Box 43
Springternational 2003 T-shirt
Box 43
Corduroy jacket with Blue Devil patch on the back,circa 1930s (UA 2009-0011)
Box 44
Printing blocks of architectural drawings (UA2009-0012)
Box 45
Francis Micara's Miller Bishop Trophy for the 1941 Duke Homecoming Best Freshman Stunt (UA2008-0041)
Box 46
Class of 1945 Dink, donor: Capt. Francis Micara (bucket hat style) (UA2008-0063)
Box 47
Wedgwood Plates (UA2008-0035)
Box 48
Doonesbury Cartoon (framed)(UA2008-0035)
Box 49
1938 Commemorative Towel and undated sign that says "Please keep off the grass" in French [A94-76]
Box 50
2006 "Violence is NOT a Duke Value" button (UA 2009-0033)
Box 50
Fall 2009 Football season buttons produced by Duke University Libraries (UA2009-0033)
Box 50
Embosser: Duke Latin motto around the perimeter, cross/ivy in the center (just over 1 inch in diameter)
Box 51
Embosser: Woman's College Library/Durham, N.C. around the perimeter, Duke University in the center
Box 52
Embosser: Memorial Church Fund, Inc. around the perimeter, "Corporate Seal 1926 Delaware" in the center
Box 53
Trinity Park School around the perimeter, cross and books with Latin in the center emblem
Box 54
Duke Latin motto around the perimeter, cross/ivy in the center (aroun 3/4 inch in diameter)
Box 55
Duke Latin motto around the perimeter, cross/ivy in center (just over 1.5 inches in diameter)
Box 56
Blue Devil Doll
Box 57
Emily Johnson Headstone, 1895
Box 58
James B. Duke's Shaving Mug/Brush and Shoehorn; Bull Durham Tobacco Pouch and Rolling Papers
Box 59
James B. Duke's Metal Cash Box
Box 60
Gustavino tile (UA2002-70)
Box 60
Bust of Deryl Hart (removed from the Hart Reading Room)
Box UAV320F

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Trinity College Historical Society Collection (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Artifacts and Relics Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Artifacts and Relics Collection were received by the University Archives as both gifts and transfers.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, November 2007, updated May 2009, updated July 2012

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.