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Guide to the Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection, 1904-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. This collection includes materials about departments, centers, programs, sections, institutes, cooperative programs (mostly Duke-UNC), and a few other units. These last ones are in the series titled "Others" and are things that did not fit anywhere else. For instance, School of Spanish Studies was not a school in the sense we now use the term. There are also files on the Woman's College and School of Nursing. The department is the basic academic administrative unit in Arts and Sciences, the Pratt School of Engineering, and the School of Medicine. Historically, other instructional and research units have included those designated as "Office of ..." and "... Laboratory," as in, for example, the Parapsychology Laboratory. Institutes, Programs, and Centers are academic units created to foster interdisciplinary work. Sections were created in 1988 to facilitate the development of new academic efforts of limited size in subject areas where the creation of a department was not warranted.

The collection includes printed matter, clippings, handbooks, newsletters, flyers, reports, lists of department administrators and other material for many departments/academic divisions at Duke University. Departments with larger amounts of material have their own reference collections. This collection ranges in date from 1904-ongoing.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Departments and Academic Divisions Reference collection, 1904-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, approx. 3500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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

Aesthetics, Art and Music, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1942-1960
Box 1
Aesthetics, Art and Music, Dept. of, 1947-1958, undated
Box 1
Afro-American Studies, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1971-1977
Box 1
Afro-American Studies, Dept. of, 1990s-2001
Box 1
Air Force ROTC, Dept. of Aeorspace Studies, 1948-
Box 1
Anthropology, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1972-1978
Box 1
Anthropology, Dept. of, 1992
Box 1
Art, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1938-1978
Box 1
Art, Dept. of, 1961-1998, undated
Box 1
Asian and African Languages and Literature, Dept. of, 2000
Box 1
Biology, Dept. of [see also Botany, Zoology], 1993
Box 1
Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 1
Memoranda, 1968, 1972, undated
Box 1
Clippings, circa 1970s-1990s
Box 1
Tenure Track Faculty, 1904-2000
Box 1
Jessica Harland Jacobs' Balancing Tradition and Innovation: The History of Botany at Duke University, 1849-1996
Box 1
Circa 1980s
Box 1
Administration (list), 1973-1987
Box 1
Clippings, 1980s, 1991, 1994
Box 1
Printed Material
Box 1
Classical Studies, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1937-1962
Box 1
Classical Studies, Dept. of, 1962-ongoing
Box 1
Computer Science, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1971-1978
Box 1
Computer Science, Dept. of, 1980-ongoing
Box 1
Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 1
Circa 1960s-ongoing
Box 1
Clippings, circa 1970s-1980s
Box 1
Graduate Study in Economics Directories, 1964-1979
Box 1
Graduates Newsletter, 1954-1989 (incomplete)
Box 1
Oeconophile, newsletter, 1973-1979
Box 2
Duke Economics Review, 1978-1979
Box 2
Education, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 2
Education, Dept. of, 1960-ongoing
Box 2
General, 1968-ongoing
Box 2
Clippings, circa 1980s-1990s
Box 2
Six Duke One-Acts, undated
Box 2
Dissertations and Theses, 1930-1962 (lists)
Box 2
Clarence Gohdes' Pioneers in English at Trinity and Duke, 1988
Box 2
Geology, Dept. of [see also Nicholas School of the Environment Reference Collection] - Administration (list), 1950-1978
Box 2
Germanic Languages and Literature, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 2
Germanic Languages and Literature, Dept. of, 1973-ongoing
Box 2
Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1931-1978
Box 2
Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Dept. of, 1908-ongoing
Box 2
History, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 2
History, Dept. of, 1986-ongoing
Box 2
Management Services, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1967-1978
Box 2
Management Services, Dept. of, 1976-1978
Box 2
Mathematics Dept. - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 3
Mathematics Dept., 1979-ongoing
Box 3
Administration (list), 1939-1978
Box 3
Clippings, 1976-1990s
Box 3
Ciompi Quartet, 1971-ongoing
Box 3
Collegium Musicum, 1983-1984
Box 3
Concerts and Seminars, 1953-ongoing
Box 3
General, 1975-ongoing
Box 3
Gina Bachauer Memorial Master Classes, circa 1970s-1980s
Box 3
String School, 1977-1985
Box 3
Navy ROTC, Dept. of Naval Sciences - Administration (list), 1951-1978
Box 3
Navy ROTC, Dept. of Naval Sciences, 1972, 1980, 1983, 1991
Box 3
Philosophy, Dept. of - Administration, 1936-1978
Box 3
Philosophy, Dept. of, circa 1970s-1980s
Box 3
Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 3
Clippings, circa 1980s-1990s
Box 3
General, 1946-ongoing
Box 3
Horst Meyer's History of Low Physics at Duke University, 2001
Box 3
Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 3
General, 1934-
Box 3
Curriculum, 1958-
Box 4
Interuniversity Consortium for Political Research, 1971-
Box 4
Report, 1963
Box 4
Psychology, Dept. of, Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 4
Psychology, Dept. of, 1996-1997, 2001
Box 4
Public Policy Sciences, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1972-1978
Box 4
Religion, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1937-1978
Box 4
Religion, Dept. of, 1982-ongoing
Box 4
Romance Languages, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 4
Romance Languages, Dept. of, 1981-1982, 1990
Box 4
Slavic Languages and Literature, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1957-1978
Box 4
Slavic Languages and Literature, Dept. of, 1968-ongoing
Box 4
Sociology, Dept. of, Administration, 1936-1941, 1972-1978
Box 4
Sociology, Dept. of, 1972-ongoing
Box 4
Sociology and Anthropology, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1941-1972
Box 4
Zoology, Dept. of - Administration (list), 1936-1978
Box 4
Zoology, Dept. of, 1949-1990s
Box 4
Africa and the Media, Center for, 1997
Box 4
Cerebrovascular Research, Center for, 1980
Box 4
Chemical Biology, Center for, 2001
Box 4
Cognitive Neuroscience, Center for, 2000
Box 4
Corporate Economics and Strategy, Center for - Clipping, 1982
Box 4
Demographic Studies, Center for, 1973-1975, 1992, 2001
Box 4
Documentary Studies, Center for, 1990s-2001
Box 4
Environmental Solutions, Center for, 2000-2001
Box 4
Health Policy Research and Education, Center for, 1991
Box 4
Health and Clinical Policy, Center for, 1982, 1984
Box 4
International Development Research, Center for, 1988
Box 4
Calendars, 1995-1997
Box 4
Comparative Studies of Immigration and Ethnicity, Clippings, 1981
Box 4
General, 1966-1970s
Box 5
General, 1980s-ongoing
Box 5
Program in Comparative Institutions and Systems, Clipping, 1968
Box 5
Report, 1988-1991
Box 5
Quebec Studies Program, 1979-1981
Box 5
Judaic Studies, Center for, 1980s-1990s
Box 5
Late Ancient Studies, Center for - flyer, undated
Box 5
Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Center for - Clippings, 1982, 1986
Box 5
Resource and Environment Policy Research, Center for, 1979
Box 5
Science Education, Center for, 1991, 1993
Box 5
Southern Studies, Center for, 1965-1967
Box 5
Study of Aging and Human Development, Center for, circa 1970s-1990s
Box 5
Study of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Christian Origins, International Center for the, 1980
Box 5
Study of Energy Conservation, Center for the - Seminar Energy Conservation in Buildings, 1975
Box 5
Study of the Family and the State, Center for the, 1978-1979
Box 5
Teaching and Learning, Center for, 1990s-2000
Box 5
Tropical Conservation, Center for, undated
Box 5
Commonwealth and Comparative Studies Center, 1956, 1961, 1973
Box 5
Japanese Study Center, 1980
Box 5
John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, 1999-ongoing
Box 5
North American Studies Center, 1997, 1999
Box 6
Primate Center, 1970s-ongoing
Box 6
Superfund Basic Research Center, 2000
Box 6
Comparative Area Studies Program, circa 1973, 1979-1980
Dance Program, 1988-1994
Clippings, 1980s-1990s
Duke Players, 1955-1998
Theater Reviews, 1990s-ongoing
Duke in New York Program - Calliope, 1983 Oct.
Film and Video, Program in, 1989-2002
Genetics, Program in - Administration (list), 1969-1978
Information Science and Information Studies Program, 2000
International Policial Economy, Program in - Clipping, 1986
Islamic and Arabian Development Studies Program, 1977-1985
Literature Program, 1970s, 1990s
Markets and Management Program - Clipping, 2000
Neuroscience Program, 1986
Science, Technology and Human Values, Program in, 1979-1983, undated
Study of Sexuality, Program in the [certificate program], 1997
Summer Programs, 1980s-1990s
Technology and the Liberal Arts Program - Clipping, 1985
Twentieth Century America Program, 1977-1978
University Writing Program, 1995-1996
Center for World Environment and Sustainable Development, 1991
Cooperative Oceanographic Program - Clipping, 1980
Cooperative Program in the Humanities, 1963-1969
Cooperative Program in International Studies, 1967
Box 7
Cooperative Program in Judaic Studies, 1973-1977
Box 7
Cooperative Program in Russian and East European Studies, 1967-1972
Box 7
General, 1959-1967
Box 7
Annual Reports, 1960-1962
Box 7
Annual Reports, 1963-1967
Box 7
Center for Soviet and East European Studies, [1991]
Box 7
Cooperative Program in East Asian Studies, 1968-1969
Box 7
Program in Latin American Studies, 1994
Box 7
Slavic Colloqium, 1967-1968
Box 7
Women's Studies Research Center, 1981-1988
Box 7
Research in Judaeo-Christian Antiquity, Office for, 1969-1973
Box 7
Clippings and News Releases, 1980-ongoing
Brochures and Announcements, 1956-ongoing
Newsletters, 1996-2002
Box 8
General, 1977-ongoing
Box 8
Catalogs, 1991, 1997-2001
Box 8
Ten Year Report, 1987
Box 8
Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, 2000-ongoing
Box 8
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences - Clippings, 1985
Box 8
Institute of the Arts, 1981-ongoing
Box 8
Kenan Institute for Ethics, 2000-ongoing
Box 8

Formerly The Instutute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs (1972-1991) and The Sanford Institute of Public Policy (1991-2009). Currently The Sanford School of Public Policy, 2009-.

General, 1980s-1990s
Box 8
A Statement of Purpose for Political Parties, circa 1981
Box 8
Brochure and Reports, 1972-1998
Box 8
Center for Documentary Photography, circa 1990s
Box 8
Center for International Development Research, 1987
Box 8
Center for North Carolina Policy Research - Cliiping, 1979
Box 8
Clippings and News Releases, 1971-Ongoing
Box 8
DeWitt Wallace Center, circa 1985-ongoing
Box 8
Faculty Publications, 1982-1996
Box 9
Governors Center, 1980s-1990s
Box 9
Hart Leadership Program, 1980s-1990s
Box 9
List of Research Centers and Programs Affiliated with the Sanford Institute (as of July 2008)
Box 9
Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1967, 1969
Box 9
Ederhostel, 1978
General, 1970s-ongoing
Handbooks, 1973-ongoing
Publicity releases, 1969-1974
Ten Years of Experience at Duke report, 1969-1979
Honors Program, circa 1933-1978
Box 10
Administration, 1930-1978
Box 10
Brochures, 1953-1985
Box 10
The Charge (handbook), 1964/65, 1966/67
Box 10
General, 1980s-2000
Box 10
Parapsychology Laboratory, 1940-1980s
Box 10
Parapsychology Laboratory - Publications, 1949-1980s
Box 10
Spanish Studies, School of, 1943-1955
Box 10
Summer Session - Administration, 1920-1978
Box 10
Administration, 1930-1972
Box 10
Forms, memos, regulations, etc.
Box 10
History
Box 10
Memorabilia
Box 10

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection was acquired over time by the University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, October 2008

Updated by Tom Harkins, April 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, October 2008

Updated by Josh Larkin Rowley, February 2011

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.