Guide to the Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers, 1835-1981
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.
- Record Group
- Nora Campbell Chaffin papers
- Chaffin, Nora Campbell, 1900-1981.
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
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Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Includes correspondence, invitation to Few Inaugural Anniversary, Gattis vs. Kilgo, copy of "Tribute to B.N. Duke," and photo of B.S. Durham
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.
- News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (Duke University Archives. )
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The Nora Campbell Chaffin Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1981.
Processed by Sara Busija, September 2006
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, September 2006
Accession A81-46 is described in this finding aid.