Guide to the Robert F. Durden Reference Collection, circa 1965-2001
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.
- Record Group
- Robert F. Durden Reference collection
- circa 1965-2001
- Duke University. University Archives
- 0.5 Linear Feet, about 21 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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.
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.
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.
- Robert F. Durden Papers (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University)
[Identification of item], Robert F. Durden Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Robert F. Durden Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.
Processed by Archives Staff, February 2007
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008
Updated by Kimberly Sims, September 2011