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Guide to the The Chronicle records, 1904-2000

Abstract

The Chronicle is Duke's independent, student-run news publication. Originally financed by the Columbian and Hesperian Literary Societies, the newspaper is currently (2007) completely independent of the University, and funded entirely by advertising revenue.

Materials in the collection include letters to the editors, correspondence, submitted material, awards, illustrations, historical documents and notes, schedules, calendars, reports, flyers, forms, surveys and questionnaires, meeting minutes, and releases. The materials date from 1904-2000, the bulk of which is from 1950-1970.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Chronicle (Durham, N.C.)
Title
The Chronicle records 1904-2000
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.9 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Materials in the collection include letters to the editors, correspondence, submitted material, awards, illustrations, historical documents and notes, schedules, calendars, reports, flyers, forms, surveys and questionnaires, meeting minutes, and releases. The materials date from 1904-2000, the bulk of which is from 1950-1970.

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

Letters to the Editor, 1955-1956
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1956-1957
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1957-1958
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1958-1959
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1960-1961
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1961-1962
Box 1
Letters to the Editor [Nelson Administration], 1963
Box 1
Letters to the Editor, 1965-1966
Box 1
Letters to the Editor [Not Used], 1966-1967
Box 2
Letters to the Editor (1), 1966-1967
Box 2
Letters to the Editor (2), 1966-1967
Box 2
Letters to the Editor (3), 1966-1967
Box 2
Letters to the Editor (1), 1967-1968
Box 2
Letters to the Editor (2), 1967-1968
Box 2
Letters to the Editor [Not Used], 1969-1970
Box 2
Correspondence, 1966-1967
Box 3
Correspondence, 1967-1968
Box 3
Correspondence, 1968-1969
Box 3
Submitted Material (1), 1967-1968
Box 3
Submitted Material (2), 1967-1968
Box 3
Submitted Material (3), 1967-1968
Box 3
75th Anniversary Reunion (1), November 1980
Box 4
75th Anniversary Reunion (2), November 1980
Box 4
Advisory Program, 1968
Box 4
Awards, 1939-1970
Box 4
Bethany Sue Strong Sinnott, Letter, 1980
Box 4
Chronicle Organization, ca. 1968
Box 4
"Duke by DePree", 1984-1988
Box 4
History (1), 1948-1966
Box 4
History (2), 1905-1938
Box 4
Letters from Former Editors and Other Material, 1980
Box 4
List of Editors and Business Managers, 1904-1935
Box 4
"Prince Quirky", 2000
Box 4
Trinity College Governing Board of Trinity Chronicle Minutes, 1908-1920
Box 4
Candidates, Etc., 1968
Box 5
Columns, 1976-1977
Box 5
Etc., 1959, 1967
Box 5
Organization and Recruitment, 1968-1969
Box 5
Project Coordination, 1968-1969
Box 5
Report of the Antioch College Commission on Governance, 1968
Box 5
Residential Reform, 1968
Box 5
Trimester Report, Etc., 1963
Box 5
Wire Information, 1968
Box 5

Historical Note

The Chronicle is Duke's independent, student-run news publication. Actually older than the University itself, the Chronicle was founded December 9, 1905 at Duke University's predecessor Trinity College. Trinity College became Duke University in 1924, and the newspaper continued to cover campus news and the world around it. The Chronicle was first realized as a weekly newspaper, but by the middle of the century had twice evolved into a bi-weekly and then a tri-weekly publication. In 1968, the paper was finally expanded into a weekday daily.

Originally financed by the Columbian and Hesperian Literary Societies, the newspaper was later financed by student subscription fees and advertisements. Currently (2007), it is completely independent of the University, and funded entirely by advertising revenue.

For a more in-depth history of the Chronicle please see the University Archives web exhibit: The Chronicle: 100 years of a student newspaper http://library.duke.edu/uarchives/exhibits/chronicle/index.html

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Columbian and Hesperian Literary Societies’ records, 1848-1942. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • James Patrick Toomey papers, 1981-1983. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Index to the Chronicle, Duke University, Durham, NC / [serial]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Index to the Trinity College and Duke University Chronicle, v.1, 1905-v.29, 1933 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Through these doors : 100 years of the Chronicle (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The Trinity chronicle [serial]. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Chronicle Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The The Chronicle records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1971-1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Alyssa Reichardt, October 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2007

Accessions 76-23; 81-62; A88-0011 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.