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Guide to the Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) records, 1958-1978 and undated

Summary

In existence since the early 1900s, the Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) is an integral part of Duke University sports, providing music and vocal support to university games such as football and basketball. Materials in the collection include administrative records (of the DUMB organization), correspondence, handbooks, game schedules, flyers, the DUMB newsletter, and rosters of alumni.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.31.07.0006
Title
Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) records
Date
1958-1978 and undated
Creator
Duke University. Marching Band
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Materials in the collection include administrative records (of the organization), correspondence, handbooks, game schedules, flyers, the DUMB newsletter, and rosters of alumni.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Using These Materials

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Collection is open for use by researchers.

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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.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Administrative Records, 1969-1973 and undated
Box 1
Correspondence, 1961-1974 and undated
Box 1
Duke University Marching Band in the News, 1958-1978 and undated
Box 1
DUMBooks, 1961, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1978
Box 1
DUMBugle, 1972-1975
Box 1
DUMB Hymnals, 1970-1971
Box 1
Flyers, 1971 and undated
Box 1
Game Schedules and Information, 1970-1973 and undated
Box 1
Marching Band Members from 1914-1975
Box 1
 

Historical Note

In existence since the early 1900's, the Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) is an integral part of Duke University sports, providing music and vocal support to university games such as football and basketball. Playing home games, close out-of-town games and any Bowl games, DUMB has established a reputation for performing creative and highly entertaining halftime shows.

Related Material

  • Inventory of the Art and Artifacts Records, 1915 – 2005 (University Archives, Duke University)
  • Inventory of the Duke University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-ongoing (University Archives, Duke University)
  • Paul Bryan Papers (University Archives, Duke University)


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Provenance

The Duke University Marching Band (DUMB) records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973, 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Samouelian, October 2007

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, November 2007

Accessions 73-67, 76-106 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.