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Preliminary Guide to the Business Division records, 1938-1948

Abstract

Contains the records of the Business Division of Duke University. A. S. Brower was an administrative assistant (1939-1946), then business manager and comptroller of the Business Division (1946-1956). This position is now known as the Office of the Executive Vice President, part of Duke University Administration. Types of materials include memoranda, forms, correspondence, printed matter, blueprints, contracts, financial materials, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reports. Major subjects include Duke University Administration, the Business Division, history of the Office of the Executive Vice President, World War II and education, Selective Service, ROTC and V-12 military training programs, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and campus development and construction. Materials range in date from 1938 to 1948. Contains restricted materials.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Business Division records, 1938-1948
Creator
Duke University. Business Division.
Extent
15 Linear Feet
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

Contains memoranda, forms, correspondence, printed matter, blueprints, contracts, financial materials, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reports pertaining to the Business Division at Duke University. A. S. Brower was an administrative assistant (1939-1946), then business manager and comptroller of the Business Division (1946-1956). Major subjects include Duke University Administration, the Business Division, history of the Office of the Executive Vice President, World War II and education, Selective Service, ROTC and V-12 military training programs, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. and campus development and construction. Materials range in date from 1938 to 1948. Boxes 1 and 2 contain restricted materials.

Administrative Information

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Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

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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

"Affidavit of College or University" forms

Contains statements of student's intent to enlist in the service, or to defer enlistment in order to continue education at Duke University.

Box 1
Correspondence regarding students, selective service, and education, ca. 1941-1943
Box 1
Classification advice forms to Duke University from the Selective Service, ca. 1941-1943
Box 1
"Affidavit of College or University" forms

Contains statements of student's intent to enlist in the service, or to defer enlistment in order to continue education at Duke University.

Box 2
Correspondence regarding students, selective service, and education, ca. 1941-1943
Box 2
Classification advice forms to Duke University from the Selective Service, ca. 1941-1943
Box 2
National Roster Survey (draft status of students enrolled in courses), 1944
Box 2
Army Air Forces--Air ROTC proposal, 1946
Box 2
Class of 1912 reunion (A. S. Brower was chair) and 1946 commencement materials
Box 2
A Study of Academic Degrees Held by Members of the Duke University Faculty, 1937
Box 2
Correspondence and conference materials from professional education organizations, 1940-1942
Box 3
Enrollment statistics of armed forces veterans, 1947-1948
Box 3
Proposed school of aviation at Duke University, 1944
Box 3
Clippings and bulletins, 1942
Box 3
Letter to students from President Flowers, regarding students' decision to enroll in the draft, 1941
Box 3
Selective Service questionnaire sent to all Duke University students, 1941
Box 3
Selective Service registration information for students, 1941
Box 3
Duke Council for American Defense, 1940-1941
Box 3
Statistical report, enrollment of undergraduate men, March-June semester, 1944
Box 3
Statistical report, enrollment of undergraduate men, November-January, 1944-1945
Box 3
Statistical report, enrollment of undergraduate men, July 1943
Box 3
Statistical report, enrollment of undergraduate men, Trinity College and College of Engineering, 1942-1943

Includes dates of departure and military classification

Box 3
Report of a meeting on the impact of the war on education, 1942
Box 4
Civilian morale
Box 4
Labor supply
Box 4
Materials for developing a war training program at a college or university, ca. 1941-1943
Box 4
Student questionnaire, 1941
Box 4
Statistical report on Selective Service status of Duke University students, 1941-1942
Box 4
National Roster of Scientific and Specialized personnel (of Duke University)
Box 4
Civilian Personnel Administration for the Army Air Forces, proposal and cancellation, 1945
Box 4
Marine Corps recruiting, 1942
Box 4
U.S. Coast Guard recruiting, 1942
Box 4
Signal Corps recruiting, 1942-1947
Box 4
Army recruiting and brochures
Box 4
Joint Army-Navy Coast Guard recruiting and brochures
Box 4
Navy Medical Specialist Unit, 1940
Box 4
Proposed Navy Aviation Reception Center, 1942
Box 4
Naval Supply Corps
Box 4
Navy V-7
Box 4
Navy V-5 Air Corps
Box 4
Navy V-12 bulletins and general information, 1942-1943
Box 4
Army enlisted reserve corps plan
Box 4
Selective service registration, 1942
Box 4
General correspondence regarding the draft, ca. 1941-1942
Box 4
Fort Bragg conference on rehabilitation, 1941
Box 5
War Service Opportunities for College and University Students bulletins, 1941-1942
Box 5
Navy V-1, correspondence, miscellaneous materials
Box 5
War Advisory Council
Box 5
A Report on War Courses Offered by Collegiate Schools of Business and Departments of Economics, 1942
Box 5
List of veterans enrolled, spring, 1948
Box 5
Army Finance School rosters, 1944
Box 5
National Municipal League, correspondence and conference notes
Box 5
Naval ROTC bulletins, 1943-1946
Box 5
Civil defense organizations, general notes
Box 5
Enrollment, 1945-1946
Box 5
War Manpower Commission correspondence and reports, ca. 1942-1943
Box 5
Article by A. S. Brower on annual earnings for the state of North Carolina, ca. 1937-1938
Box 5
Student and faculty deferment materials
Box 6
Duke Committee on Defense
Box 6
Post-war planning, correspondence, 1943
Box 6
Army
Box 7
Finance School, contract W2287, 1942
Box 7
Finance School, correspondence
Box 7
Specialized Training Program in Medicine, correspondence and establishment materials, 1943-1946
Box 7
Specialized Training Program in Medicine, contract W54 (SCIV)
Box 7
Navy V-12
Box 7
Medical ROTC, contract and correspondence, 1943-1946, 1963
Box 7
Navy Theological School, contract and correspondence, 1944
Box 7
Duke University prospectus sent to Navy
Box 7
Commissioning expense reports, 1943-1944
Box 7
Contract and correspondence, 1943, 1944-1946
Box 7
Correspondence, 1943-1943
Box 7
Reports and memoranda, 1943-1946
Box 7
Textbook cost and appraisal
Box 7
Contracting visit information, 1944
Box 7
Correspondence on establishment, 1940-1941
Box 7
Correspondence, 1946-1948
Box 7
Correspondence on establishment of Transportation and Medical Corps, 1937-1940, 1946-1947
Box 7
Association of NROTC Colleges, correspondence, 1947-1948
Box 7
Veterans' rehabilitation training
Box 7
Report, Recommendations for Organizing the Business Administration Division, 1948
Box 7
Report, Establishment of Budgetary Control Program, 1948
Box 7
Budgets and Measurements, budget book, 1950/1951
Box 8
Budgets and Measurements, budget book, 1960/1961
[2 folders]
Box 8
Budget materials, 1960-1961
Box 9
Building and Grounds Committee materials, 1962
Box 9
Child Psychiatry Rehabilitation Center, photographs and correspondence, 1962
Box 9
Department of Music budget, 1963-1964
Box 9
Divinity School renovation correspondence
Box 9
Fallout shelter program, 1963
Box 9
Fundraising Potentials for Duke University, 1962
Box 9
Landscaping and the Duke Gardens, 1962
Box 9
Manager of Store Operations, supervisor manual
Box 9
Married student housing
Box 9
Medical Center additions
Box 9
Phytotron Road improvements
Box 9
Outside audit, 1961-1962
Box 9
Self-study reports for various departments, 1965
Box 9
Space allocation Committee
Box 9
Tuition grant program for children of staff members
Box 9
Organization for Business and Finance, report and diagram, 1965
Box 9

Historical Note

The Business Division of Duke University coordinated the financial and administrative business of schools and departments throughout Duke University.

During World War II, the Business Division mediated requests for student records and information pertaining to students enrolling (or deferring enrollment) in the Selective Service. The Business Division was also associated with some construction and building improvements on campus, particularly those of the Arts Center and East Campus buildings. The Business Division maintained contracts for these and other projects during the 1960s.

A. S. (Alfred Smith) Brower was a longtime staff member of the Business Division. Before coming to Duke University, Brower held several state government posts in finance and statistics, and was the Comptroller at North Carolina State University. From 1939 to 1946, Brower was administrative assistant in the Business Division. He then became the business manager and comptroller (now treasurer), serving in that position from 1946 until 1956. From 1956 to 1959, he served as the Business Division's business manager and treasurer. Brower died in 1968 at age 76.

In 1962, the Business Division was reorganized and renamed. The newly-formed Business and Finance Division was headed by the Vice President for Business and Finance, who was the chief fiscal officer of the university and reported to the president.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Vice President for Business and Finance records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Business and Finance Division records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Business Division records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Boxes 1-7; Gift; 1995; A64-57

Box 8; Transfer; Budgets and Measurements Department; 1982; A82-121

Boxes 9-10; Transfer; Office of the Business Manager; 1967; A67-82

Processing Information

Processed by Cat Saleeby

Completed 1997

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.