Guide to the President Richard H. Brodhead Reference Collection, 2004-Ongoing


The President Richard H. Brodhead Reference Collection, 2004-contains files of printed material. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
President Richard H. Brodhead Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.5 Linear Feet, 10 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection contains materials pertaining to Dr. Brodhead's inauguration as Duke's President, September 18, 2004.

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.

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

Historical Note

Richard Halleck Brodhead became Duke's ninth president on July 1, 2004, after a 32-year career at Yale University. In addition to serving as president, he is a professor of English at Duke. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he graduated from Yale in 1968 and received his Ph.D. there in 1972. He then joined the Yale faculty, where he became the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English and American Studies. After serving as chair of Yale's Department of English for six years, Brodhead was named dean of Yale College in 1993 and served in the post for 11 years until he assumed Duke's presidency. His writings as dean are collected in The Good of This Place: Values and Challenges in College Education. He was presented with the 2006 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal by the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The President Richard H. Brodhead Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins, April 2010

Encoded by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accession is described in this finding aid.