Preliminary Guide to the Faculty Census Reports, 1933-1987


Contains Census Reports by faculty and other instructional staff at Duke University. Reports were administered the the Office of the Provost and Deans of schools and include information about courses, instructors and students. Types of materials include individual reports and bound volumes. Major subjects include Duke University administration, course statistics, and activities of Duke University faculty. Materials range in date from 1933 to 1987.

Descriptive Summary

Faculty Census Reports 1933-1987
Duke University. Office of the Provost.
33 Linear Feet
University Archives, Duke University.
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.

Collection Overview

Contains census reports of faculty and other instructional staff of the College of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Forestry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the Graduate School at Duke University. Reports were administered by the Office of the Provost and Deans of schools. Reports include days, dates, and locations of class meetings, credit hours, instructor name and rank, course title and subject matter, department, number of male and female students, and grade level of students. Materials are arranged in chronological order by semester, then alphabetical order by department, program, and faculty members. Contains both foldered files and bound volumes.

Administrative Information

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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.

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

October 1933-March 1939
Box 1
October 1937-November 1943
Box 2
February 1944-March 1948
Box 3
October 194-October 1951
Box 4
March 1952-October 1953
Box 5
February 1954-October 1955
Box 6
February 1957-October 1957
Box 7
February 1958-February 1959
Box 8
Fall 1959-Fall 1960
Box 9
Spring 1961-Spring 1965
Box 10
Fall 1965-Spring 1967
Box 11
Spring 1967-Fall 1968
Box 12
Spring 1969-Fall 1970
Box 13
Fall 1970-Spring 1972
Box 14
Fall 1972-Fall 1974
Box 15
Fall 1974-Fall 1976
Box 16
Fall 1976-Spring 1979
Box 17
Fall 1979-Fall 1981
Box 18
Fall 1981-Spring 1983
Box 19
Fall 1982-Fall 1984
Box 20
Spring 1985-Fall 1986
Box 21
Fall 1986-Spring 1987
Box 22

Historical Note

As the Duke University's chief academic officer, the Provost has broad responsibilities for advancing the education and research missions of Duke University.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Office of the Provost records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Faculty Census reports, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


Received 1980. Accession number: A80-207 (Boxes 1-15)

Received 1986. Accession number: 86-94 (Boxes 18-20)

Received 1989. Accession number: 89-0046 (Boxes 20-22)

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff

Completed 1990.

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.