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Guide to the Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers, 1835-1981

Abstract

Nora Chaffin was on the history faculty at Duke University from 1935-1944.

Her collection contains correspondence, clippings, typescripts, reviews, records, and other materials. Among the papers are review of her book Trinity College and a record book of an unidentified YMCA. The collection ranges in date from 1835-1981.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Chaffin, Nora Campbell, 1900-1981.
Title
Nora Campbell Chaffin papers 1835-1981
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, clippings, typescripts, reviews, records, and other materials. Among the papers are review of her book Trinity College and a record book of an unidentified YMCA. The collection ranges in date from 1835-1981.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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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

1835-1981 (includes correspondence)
Box 1
Record Book of the YMCA, 1889-1893
Box 1
Text of history of Vanderbilt University
Box 1
Translation, Le Vrai Christophe Colomb et la Legende, 1936
Box 1
1926, 1936-1938

Includes correspondence, invitation to Few Inaugural Anniversary, Gattis vs. Kilgo, copy of "Tribute to B.N. Duke," and photo of B.S. Durham

Box 1
Reviews of Trinity College: 1839-1892, 1950
Box 1
Correspondence of J.R. Peacock, 1951-1957
Box 1

Historical Note

Nora Chaffin was born in Cyprus Creek, NC and received her A. B. in 1924 from Trinity College in Durham and her Ph.D. from Duke University. She did post-graduate work at Columbia University and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. Chaffin was on the history faculty of Duke University from 1935 to 1944. Chaffin was dean of women at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN from 1944 until her retirement in 1966. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1944 as an assistant professor of history, was named an associate professor in 1946 and was promoted to professor of history in 1950. She was named dean emeritus upon her retirement. She died February 5, 1981 at age 81. She authored the book Trinity College, 1832-1892: the beginnings of Duke University.

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News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. Duke University Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1981.

Processing Information

Processed by Sara Busija, September 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, September 2006

Accession A81-46 is 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.