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Guide to the Robert F. Durden Reference Collection, circa 1965-2001

Abstract

Robert F. Durden is a professor emeritus of history at Duke University. He has written numerous articles and several books about the history of Duke University, the Duke Family and The Duke Endowment.

The collection includes reprints of articles and a speech written by Durden about Duke University, the Duke Family, and The Duke Endowment as well as a bibliography of selected works by Durden and clippings. The material ranges in date from circa 1965-2001.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Robert F. Durden Reference collection, circa 1965-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, about 21 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes reprints of articles and a speech written by Durden about Duke University, the Duke Family, and The Duke Endowment as well as a bibliography of selected works by Durden and clippings. The material ranges in date from circa 1965-2001.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Speech, Trinity's Past and Duke's Future, Alumni Day, 1965 Apr. 10
Box 1
Article, A Troublesome Legacy: James B. Duke's Bequests to his Cousins, North Carolina Historical Review, 1973 Autumn
Box 1
Article, The Coming of the Endowment, Duke Alumni Register, 1974 Dec.
Box 1
Article, Origins of The Duke Endowment and the Launching of Duke University, North Carolina Historical Review, 1975 Spring
Box 1
Article, Ignoring Regional Students Detrimental, Short-Sighted, 1985
Box 1
Article, Crises in University Governance: The Launching of Duke University, 1925-1935, Part I: 1925-1930, North Carolina Historical Review, 1987 July
Box 1
Article, Crises in University Governance: The Launching of Duke University, 1925-1935, Part II: 1930-1935, North Carolina Historical Review, 1987 Oct.
Box 1
Article, One Recumbent Too Many - Duke University and the Ackland Art Museum, North Carolina Historical Review, 1988 Oct.
Box 1
Article, The Rebuilding of Duke University's School of Law, 1925-1947, North Carolina Historical Review, 1989 July
Box 1
Article, James B. Duke Wins and Loses: The Partial Collapse of his Grand Design for Perpetual Philanthropy in the Carolinas, North Carolina Historical Review, 1997 Jan.
Box 1
Duke Gardens through the Years, 1997
Box 1
Article, Electrifying the Piedmont Carolinas: The Beginning of the Duke Power Company, 1904-1925, Part I, North Carolina Historical Review, 1999 Oct.
Box 1
Article, Electrifying the Piedmont Carolinas: The Beginning of the Duke Power Company, 1904-1925, Part II, North Carolina Historical Review, 2000 Jan.
Box 1
A bibliography of selected works by Robert F. Durden pertinent to Duke University and the Duke Family, 2001
Box 1
Clippings - desegregation and race relations given by Durden (A74-112)
Box 1

Historical Note

Robert Franklin Durden was born in Graymont, Georgia in 1925. He earned an A.B. (1947) and M.A. (1948) from Emory University, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University (1952). He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was an instructor and fellow at Princeton from 1950 to 1952. He joined the faculty of the History Department at Duke University in 1952, and served as chair of the Department from 1974 to 1980. He has been a Fulbright Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), and a visiting professor at several schools. He is now (2005) Professor emeritus. His field is 19th century U.S. history, Civil War and Southern history. He is also interested in the history of the Duke Family, Duke University, the Duke Endowment, and Duke Power Company.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Robert F. Durden Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert F. Durden Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Robert F. Durden Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008

Updated by Kimberly Sims, September 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.