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Guide to the Board of Trustees Reference Collection, 1941-2002

Abstract

The Duke University Board of Trustees is the administrative decision-making body that oversees the planning and direction of the University. The Board of Trustees Reference Collection is mainly comprised of clippings and lists of Board members.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Board of Trustees Reference collection 1941 - 2002
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, , 2000 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

The Board of Trustees Reference Collection is mainly comprised of clippings and lists of Board members. The first series, Duke University, features clippings on a number of Duke events and issues that affected the Board. The second series, Board of Trustees, contains lists of members, press reports, citations, and the "Trustee Manual."

Administrative Information

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.

The majority of the collection was not created by the Board of Trustees and does not comprise the Board of Trustees Records, and so is open for use. See paragraph below for restrictions on Board of Trustees Records, such as minutes.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

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.

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

The Duke University series contains clipping files kept by the Duke Endowment. These files relate to major issues faced by the trustees. The materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

1950, 1960-1964
Box 1
1965-1967
Box 1
1968-1969
Box 1
1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 1
Demonstrations, 1968-February 1969
(2 folders)
Box 1
Desegregation, 1961-1963
Box 1
Durham Herald Sun, May 25, 1941 (copy)
Box 1
Hollis Edens--Inauguration, 1949
Box 1
Edens's Resignation/Edens-Gross Affair/Hart Selection, 1960
Box 1
Douglas M. Knight--Selection and Inauguration, 1961-1963
Box 1
Douglas M. Knight--Resignation, 1969
Box 1
W. R. Perkins Library, 1966-1970
Box 1
Terry Sanford--Inauguration, 1970
Box 1
Trustees, circa 1961-1971
Box 1
Trustees, circa 1974-1983
Box 1

The Board of Trustees series was compiled by the University Archives and primarily contains lists of members and press clippings about the Board.

Addresses, circa 1964-1992
Box 1
Chairmen from 1892 to 2002
Box 1
Citations, 1981-1989
Box 1
Lists of Members of Board of Trustees from 1839 to 1992
Box 1
1960-1969
Box 1
December 1973-1974
Box 1
1975-1979
Box 1
1980-June 1985
Box 1
July 1985-June 1990
Box 1
July 1990-June 1992
Box 1
July 1992-June 1993
Box 1
October 1993-December 1993
Box 1
1994-1998
Box 1
1998-2001
Box 1
Trustee Manual, circa 1980
Box 1
Young Trustees, circa 1977-2005
Box 1
RESTRICTED: Divestment (from minutes), circa 1980s
Box 1

Historical Note

The Duke University Board of Trustees is the administrative decision-making body that oversees the planning and direction of the University. The Board consists of 36 members. More information about the Board can be found at the University Secretary's website at: http://www.duke.edu/web/ous/

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Board of Trustees Records (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Board of Trustees Reference Collection, University Archives, Duke University.

Provenance

The Board of Trustees Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Gillispie

Completed April 15, 2005

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, April 15, 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.