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Preliminary Guide to the Office of Continuing Studies records, 1969-1992

Abstract

Contains the records of the Office of Continuing Studies, established in 1969 as the Office of Continuing Education at Duke University. The Office provides year-round training, short courses, certificate programs, and credit courses for students and non-students wishing to further their education or prepare for standardized tests. In 1992, the Office of Continuing Education merged with the Summer Session office to create the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Session. Types of materials include student records, subject files, correspondence, progress reports, program proposals, newsletters, annual reports, minutes, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, grant applications, directories, and course schedules. Major subjects include Duke University, career guidance, Office of Continuing Education, Center for Career Development and Continuing Education, and Office of Continuing Education and Summer Session. Contains rectricted materials.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Office of Continuing Studies records, 1969-1992
Creator
Duke University. Office of Continuing Studies.
Extent
36 Linear Feet
Repository
University Archives, Duke University.
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Contains undergraduate and graduate student records, curriculum planning, and administrative materials related to the Office of Continuing Education (formerly known as Office of Career Development and Continuing Education) at Duke University. Office of Continuing Education was directed by Jean O'Barr from 1971 to 1983, and functioned in cooperation with the Appointments Office (later the Office of Placement Services and the Career Center) and the Woman's College. The Office initially focused on career development of women students, but expanded to offer guidance services to all students. In 1992, the Office of Continuing Education merged with the Summer Session Department to form the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Session. The records include student records, correspondence, progress reports, program proposals, newsletters, annual reports, minutes, flyers, pamphlets, clippings, grant applications, directories, and course schedules. Undergraduate and graduate student records are ordered alphabetically by last name of student. Subject files are ordered alphabetically. Contains restricted materials.

Administrative Information

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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 accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

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

The contents of Boxes 1-16, Undergraduate and Graduate student records, are RESTRICTED.

Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Aml-Bro
Box 1
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Bog-Coleman, Je
Box 2
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Coleman, Ju-Drap
Box 3
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Drau-Ghir
Box 4
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Gian-Haye
Box 5
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Hea-Jon
Box 6
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Jord-Levy
Box 7
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Lew-Men
Box 8
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Mer-O'Ga
Box 9
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Ogi-Reynal
Box 10
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Reynolds-Shaw, F
Box 11
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Shaw, R-Stud
Box 12
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Stuh-Watkins, P
Box 13
Undergraduate student records, 1970-1992, Watkins, S-Zw
Box 14
Graduate student records, 1970-1992, A-O
Box 15
Graduate student records, 1970-1992, P-Z
Box 16
Access Project
Box 17
Alternative Work Patterns Proposal
Box 17
Alumni
Box 17
Astin study
Box 17
Ball's proposal for continuing education
Box 17
Blind services
Box 17
Browning Conference
Box 17
Cable TV
Box 17
Report, career development course
Box 17
Career workshops
[2 folders]
Box 17
Careers for Humanists
Box 17
Cell Leaders in Tanzania
Box 17
City Hall dedication
Box 17
Conferences
Box 17
Cocktail party with women faculty
Box 17
Conference, Law Day
Box 17
Conference, Second Careers for Women
Box 17
Conference, "Need Assessment" conference and training
Box 17
Conference, Take Charge!
Box 17
Conference, Where the Jobs Are
Box 17
Conference materials
Box 17
Covitz, Sharon
Box 17
Education Committee, Stagville
Box 17
EPA vocational counseling
Box 17
Faculty advising
Box 17
Flowers
Box 17
Foreign diplomat fellows program
Box 17
George Washington University, June 9-10 conference
Box 17
Governor's conference
Box 17
Governor's conference on mental health
Box 17
IDC
Box 17
Jansen, Roxy
Box 17
Junior League
Box 17
Loblolly
Box 17
The Major Step
Box 17
Math Proposal
Box 17
Medtronic, Inc.
Box 18
N.C. Humanities Values Conference
Box 18
Nees, Monica
Box 18
NUEA/NEA workshop application
Box 18
Nose Against the Window Pane
Box 18
Panel, Conversation in Continuing Education
Box 18
Panel, Career Choices Women Make, and Careers in Communication
Box 18
Panel, Careers in Education
Box 18
Panel, Careers in Counseling
Box 18
Panel, Health Career
Box 18
Peer Counseling Development Program
Box 18
Pre-Retirement seminar
Box 18
Program for Retired Professionals
Box 18
Project Upstart
Box 18
Quinney, Valeria
Box 18
Seminar in Writing
Box 18
Self-evaluation report
Box 18
Seminar, Careers for Humanities
Box 18
Smeal reception
Box 18
Sociology Department
Box 18
State meeting for women in NCCE
Box 18
State summer course
Box 18
Survey, HE61S
Box 18
Tanglewood
Box 18
Title IV self-evaluation
Box 18
Tutorial article on adult leadership
Box 18
Wellesley conference
Box 18
Women in medicine
Box 18
Workshop on Older Women Alone
Box 18
Workshop, September 24, 1979
Box 18
Year-round operation
Box 18
General lists of courses and people on committees
Box 18
Long Range planning, East Campus library planning materials
Box 18
Board of Housing, Residential Life Committee
Box 18
Women on East Campus, statistics of residents
Box 18
Agendas and Minutes and correspondence
Box 18
Residential Life Committee
Box 18
Clippings, general publicity, 1969-1980
Box 19
Short talks notes (generally women in the work force), ca. 1973-1976
Box 19
Speaking engagements of Continuing Education staff
Box 19
Conference announcements and supplementary materials
Box 19
General correspondence between office staff, ca. 1974-1979
Box 20
Fliers and announcements for seminars, panels, conference sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education
Box 20
Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Education, minutes, 1970-1972
Box 20
Center for Continuing Education, handbooks, 1972-1974
Box 20
Second Careers Conference materials, 1974
Box 20
Position descriptions and office correspondence
Box 20
Seminar materials (fliers, notes, registration lists, course evaluations)
Box 20
Continuing Education of Women, correspondence, programs, notes, ca. 1971-1972
Box 21
Class visitation
Box 21
Tuition and special cases for tuition remission
Box 21
Undergraduate Faculty Council speech, 1969
Box 21
General counseling and admission Materials range in date from
Box 21
Course materials, fliers, brochures, lists, notes, correspondence, course evaluations, 1977-Spring 1978
Box 21
Course materials, fliers, brochures, lists, notes, correspondence, course evaluations, Summer 1978-1980
Box 21
Course materials, fliers, brochures, lists, notes, correspondence, course evaluations, Summer 1978-1980
Box 22
Carolina Consulting Scientists and Engineers, Inc., 1979-1985 Includes minutes, grant requests, publicity, incorporation papers, conference materials, correspondence, flyers, financial materials, directories.
Box 23
Lecture Series notices, 1974-1983
Box 24
Dual Careers Conference, 1978
Box 24
The Scholar's Letter, 1983-1985
Box 24
Pamphlets
Box 24
Fliers, brochures, clippings
Box 24
Clippings
Box 24
Miscellaneous printer materials
Box 24
Annual reports, 1981-1988
Box 25
Course offerings, 1972-1984
Box 25
Handbooks, 1974-1976, 1987
Box 25
Course catalogs, 1985-1992
Box 26
Tutoring, projects, correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 27
Course evaluations, 1969-1973
Box 27
Correspondence, 1971-1973
Box 27
Internships in social services, 1969-1973
Box 27
Course materials, fliers, brochures, lists, notes, correspondence, course evaluations, 1968-1972
Box 27
Insternship announcements in Spectrum newsletter, ca 1972
Box 27
Handbooks, continuing education, general internship, ca. 1974-1979
Box 28
Internship announcements, notes and correpsondence, 1967-1971
Box 28
Internship evaluations, 1967-1971
Box 28
Directions for Educated Women Committee conference materials, correspondence, fliers, brochures, annual reports, 1965-1971
Box 28
Directions for Educated Women Committee, annual reports, 1965-1971
Box 28
Engineering program correspondence, ca. 1975
Box 28
General engineering jobs recruiting
Box 28
YWCA
Box 28
Women in Action
Box 28
Episcopal Student Center
Box 28
National Organization for Women, task force and conference materials, ca. 1975
Box 28
Women in higher education reports
Box 28
Early women's studies pamphlets
Box 28
U.S. Department of Labor, discussion on women in the work force and general education of women
Box 28
Conference materials
Box 28
Clippings
Box 28
Directions for Educated Women (DEW) materials
Box 28
Status of women in Research Triangle Park businesses
Box 28
Bibliographies on women (for courses and general reference)
Box 28

Historical Note

The Duke University Center for Continuing Education (formerly known as the Office of Career Development and Continuing Education) was established in September 1969, with funds from the Alumni Association of the Woman's College. The Center was oriented toward satisfying the educational needs of women beyond college age and helping women find educational and professional programs in the Triangle area that best fit their career goals and family situations. The Center especially focused on undergraduate women, but later developed into a way for older women to reenter the Duke community by completing interrupted education, re-training or updating skills, changing careers, or developing new interests. Jean O'Barr was director of Continuing Education from 1971 to 1983.

The Office of Career Development and Continuing Education, active from about 1969 to 1975, provided undergraduate and continuing education students with assistance in establishing career goals. Working in cooperation with the University Counseling Center, the Office of Placement Services, and deans in the undergraduate colleges and professional schools, the Office sponsored the Apprenticeship Program, which arranged volunteer placement in community businesses and agencies and the Continuing Education Program which used student teachers, tutors, and assistants in meeting community needs. Other internship projects included helping local Girl Scouts groups, tutoring school-aged children, working in hospitals, counseling older adults, and acting as mentors to at-risk youth. The Office also worked with other campus organizations to bring professionals to speak on campus about the issues of young women in a professional work environment. Although the Office of Career Development and Continuing Education worked with both men and women, the Office was especially collaborative with student groups interested in women's programs and studies.

Around 1975, the Office of Career Development and Continuing Education became part of the Office of Continuing Education. The Office continued to perform many of the same services for students, but with less focus on young women professionals. The development of the Women's Studies Program at Duke University (1983) and other activities on campus continued to support young women's professional development.

The Office of Continuing Education functioned in cooperation with the Counseling Center and Appointments Office (later the Office of Placement Services and the Career Center). The Office of Continuing Education worked closely with student groups and programs of the Woman's College, such as Directions for Education of Women (DEW), a committee organized to inform women of career opportunities and to encourage them to coordinate career and family plans, and the Internship Program in Community Service, organized to place student volunteers of the Woman's College in community services. Service expanded to include year-round training, short courses, certificate programs, and credit courses for male and female students and non-students wishing to further their educations or prepare for standardized tests.

Jean O'Barr was the Director of the Office of Continuing Education from 1971 to 1983. During that time, she developed conferences about women and work, and guided the Institute for Learning in Retirement and the Peer Counseling Program. In 1983, she left the Office of Continuing Education to become Director of the Women's Studies Program at Duke University. In 1992, the Office of Continuing Education merged with the Summer Session Department to form the Office of Continuing Education and Summer Session. In 2003, the name changed again to the Office of Continuing Studies.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Appointments Office records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Center for Continuing Education and Summer Session records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Office of Placement Services records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of Continuing Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Transfer; 1992; A92-91 (Boxes 1-16)

Transfer; 1991; A91-112 (Box 24)

Unknown source; 1989; A89-0029 (Box 23)

Transfer; 1989; A89-28 (Boxes 17 and 23)

Transfer; 1982; A82-57 (Boxes 18-22)

Transfer; 1984 A84-50 (Box 24)

Transfer; 1982; A82-79 (Box 25)

Transfer; 1976; 76-121 (Boxes 26)

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff

Completed 1995

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.