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Guide to the Center for Canadian Studies records, 1971-1993

Abstract

The Center for Canadian Studies was established as an independent center devoted to the study of Canada in 1973.

The collection includes reports, newsletters, clippings, announcements, conference programs, occasional papers, memoranda, brochures, slides, curricula, and other materials. Materials range in date from 1971-1993.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Center for Canadian Studies.
Title
Center for Canadian Studies records 1971-1993
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes reports, newsletters, clippings, announcements, conference programs, occasional papers, memoranda, brochures, slides, curricula, and other materials relating to the Center. Materials range in date from 1971-1993.

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.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for 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

Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, 1971
Box 1
Brochures, 1973, 1983-1984
Box 1
Canada. International Development Research Center, 1974
Box 1
Clippings, 1973-1991
Box 1
Curricula Prepared for Elementary and Secondary Schools, 1978-1979
Box 1
Newsletter, 1977-1986
Box 1
Chronological File, 1973-1993
Box 1
Papers, 1979, 1985-1986
Box 1
Reports, 1973-1978
Box 1
[Slide show, circa 1980]
Box 1

Historical Note

In 1970, Richard A. Preston (W.K. Boyd Professor of History at Duke and former Professor of History at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario) was invited to offer a one-semester undergraduate course in Duke University's Distinguished Professor Seminar series. As a consequence of student interest in the material, a new semester course on the history of Canada was introduced into the regular curriculum. The Commonwealth Studies Center (founded in 1955) already focused on Canada, and through its fellowship program, it brought one Canadian graduate student to the Duke campus each year.

In the fall of 1973, the Center for Canadian Studies was established after being awarded grants from the Office of Education and the William H. Donner Foundation. Conceived as an autonomous unit of Duke's International Studies Center, it worked closely with the Commonwealth Studies Center but remained administratively separate. The Center's name officially changed to the Center for North American Studies in January 1997. July 2003 saw the Center's name change once again and the Center for North American Studies became the Center for Canadian Studies.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Richard A. Preston papers, circa 1745-1987 (bulk 1956-1987) (Duke University Archives)
  • Commonwealth Studies Center records, 1954-1982 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for Canadian Studies Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Center for Canadian Studies records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974, 1976, and 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, September 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Accessions A76-124, A76-152, A2002-6 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.