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Guide to the Major Attractions Committee records, 1957-1995

Abstract

Major Attractions is a committee of Duke University Union. Its purpose is to present major events of contemporary entertainment with an emphasis on popular music.

The collection contains files about attractions and artists brought to the Duke Campus by the Major Attraction committee. Materials present include administrative documents including annual reports, budgets, and policy notices, correspondence, committee minutes, performance contracts, hospitality/technical riders, publicity materials, and clippings. Dates in the collection range from 1957-1995.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Union. Major Attractions Committee.
Title
Major Attractions Committee records 1957-1995
Language of Material
English
Extent
6.0 Linear Feet, 4,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains files about attractions and artists brought to the Duke Campus by the Major Attraction committee of Duke University Union. Materials present include administrative documents including annual reports, budgets, and policy notices, correspondence, committee minutes, performance contracts, hospitality/technical riders, publicity materials, and clippings. The collection is arranged into the following groupings subject files, publicity, and performances. Dates in the collection range from 1957-1995.

Administrative Information

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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

Administrative Stuff, 1978
Box 1
Annual Report, 1988-1989
Box 1
Booking (2 folders)
Box 1
Budget, 1990-1991
Box 1
Budget, 1994-1995,
Box 1
CEA Negotiations, 1969-1971
Box 1
Committee Heads, 1971-1972,
Box 1
Concession Report, 1970-1971,
Box 1
Correspondence, 1971-1991, (5 folders),
Box 1
Fees for Contracts, 1970-1971,
Box 1
Finances, 1987-1990,
Box 1
Form letters, 1969-1971,
Box 1
General, (3 folders), 1970-1971; 1978; 1983-1985
Box 1
Hospitality, 1989-1990,
Box 1
Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, April 3, 1971
Box 1
David Frye, April 22, 1971
Box 1
Fuzzy Mountain Boys, April 23, 1971
Box 1
Major Attractions Committee, 1957-1978, (6 folders) (also contains information concerning Joe College),
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1969-1971; 1987-1993 (3 folders),
Box 1
Policy Proposal II, , 1981
Box 1
Press kits, 1978,
Box 1
Program Council minutes, 1989,
Box 1
Program Council and Combined Programming Council and Executive Committee, 1990-1991,
Box 1
Roll Books, undated, 1970-1971,
Box 1
Semester reports and events evaluation, 1990-1991,
Box 1
Student Union Committee minutes, 1966-1967,
Box 1
Summer Executive Committee, 1989-1990,
Box 1
Southeast Regional N.E.C Conference, Charleston, SC, October 3-5,
Box 1
Telegrams, 1970-1971,
Box 1
Whisper Concerts, correspondence, 1979-1980,
Box 1
Southern Folk Cultural Revival Project, April 3, 1971,
Box 1
Concert Proposals, 1982
Box 1
Weldon, Williams, and Lick, Inc. Ticket Orders, 1965-1969
Box 1
Correspondence, 1974-1976
Box 1
Bios, Photos, Flier Originals, 1991-1992 (the Sklar Days) (2 folders)
Box 1
BoDeans
Box 1
The Connells
Box 1
Mike Cross
Box 1
The Cure
Box 1
Dreams So Real
Box 1
Driniv 'n' Crazy, Oktoberfest
Box 1
Bob Dylan
Box 1
Earth, Wind, and Fire with the Emotions, Fall 1976
Box 1
Fine Young Cannibals
Box 1
Indigo Girls
Box 1
Jorma Kaukonen
Box 1
Bob Mould, Ultra Vivid Scene
Box 1
Publicity, 1989-1990
Box 1
Royal Crescent Mob, Oktoberfest
Box 1
Various artists, undated
Box 1
Various Artists, 1969-1971,
Box 1
The Veldt
Box 1
Lionel Hampton, 1983 Nov. 19
Box 5
Joni Mitchell, 1974 Mar. 24
Box 5
Grover Washington, Jr. with Patti LaBelle, 1978 Apr. 18
Box 5
Beach Boys, 1981 Oct. 25
Box 5
Aretha Franklin, 1969 Apr. 26
Box 5
Beach Boys, Grateful Dead, Bread, Butterfied Blues, 1971 Apr. 24
Box 5
The Young Rascals, September 29, 1967
Box 2
The Play of Daniel, November 29, 1967
Box 2
Lookaway Club: Raun McKinnon, December 4-9, 1967
Box 2
The Turtles, September 28, 1968
Box 2
Simon and Garfunkel, October 12, 1968
Box 2
Sam and Dave Revue, November 23, 1968
Box 2
Beatles, "Magical Mystery Tour," February 15, 1969
Box 2
James Cotton Blues Band, March 1, 1969
Box 2
Janis Joplin, March 1, 1969
Box 2
Aretha Franklin, April 26, 1969
Box 2
Dionne Warwick, April 27, 1968
Box 2
Mitch Ryder, March 9, 1968
Box 2
New York Rock and Roll Ensemblr, May 15, 1969
Box 2
The 5th Dimensions Corp., October 4, 1969
Box 2
Dionne Warwick, November 22, 1969
Box 2
Dreams, March 14-15, 1970
Box 2
Sly and the Family Stones, March 14, 1970
Box 2
Blood, Sweat, and Tears, April 24, 1970
Box 2
Moody Blues and Dion, September 26, 1970
Box 2
Green Lyte Sunday, October 1970
Box 2
The Guess Who, October 1970
Box 2
Poco, November 21, 1970
Box 2
The Byrds, November 21, 1970 (3 folders)
Box 2
Howdy Doody - "Buffalo Bob," December 1970
Box 2
Mountain and Mylon, February 13, 1971
Box 2
James Taylor, February 12, 1971
Box 2
Jeremy Storch, March 1971
Box 2
Jackson Browne, March 1971
Box 2
Laura Nyra, November 21, 1970 and March 6, 1971 (2 folders)
Box 2
Grateful Dead, Beach Boys, Mountain, Butterfield, April 1971
Box 2
Canned Heat, September 18, 1971
Box 2
Blues Project, September 18, 1971
Box 2
Mandrill, October 1971
Box 2
Traffic and Fairport Convention, October 1971
Box 2
Leon Russell (The Shelter People), 1971 (2 folders)
Box 2
Livingston Taylor, October 1 1971
Box 2
Bread, October 1, 1971
Box 2
Sha Na Na, October 30, 1971
Box 2
Ten Years After, November 20, 1971
Box 2
Yes, November 1971
Box 2
Peter, Paul, and Mary, 1970-1971
Box 2
Edgar Winter's White Trash and J. Geils Band, January 1972
Box 2
SweatHog, January 1972
Box 2
Isaac Hayes "Hot, Buttered Soul," February 1972
Box 2
Allman Brothers Band with Alex Taylor, February 5, 1972
Box 2
Batdorf and Rodney, September 1972
Box 2
Jackson Browne, September 1972
Box 2
Jackson Browne and Batdorf and Rodney, September 1972
Box 2
Grateful Dead, September 1972
Box 2
Eagles and Mahavishno Orch, September 1972 (3 folders)
Box 2
Van Morrison, October 1972
Box 2
The Persuasions, Stevie Wonder, October 1972
Box 2
Stevie Wonder, October 1972 (2 folders)
Box 2
Poco, October 21, 1972 (2 folders)
Box 2
Osibisa, October 1972
Box 2
YES, November 11, 1972 (2 folders)
Box 2
Tranquility, November 1972
Box 2
Tammy Wynette, February 10, 1973
Box 2
Tammy Wynette and George Jones, , February 1973
Box 2
Alex Haley, February 1973
Box 2
Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention, February 24, 1973 (2 folders)
Box 2
Kenny Loggins Band with Jim Messina, March 1973 (2 folders)
Box 2
Rod Stewart and the Faces, September 19, 1973
Box 2
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, October 20, 1973
Box 2
Dave Mason, November 2, 1973
Box 2
Crosby and Nash, November 15, 1973
Box 2
The Grateful Dead, December 8, 1973
Box 2
Bonnie Raitt, January 18, 1974
Box 2
Seals and Croft, February 17, 1975
Box 2
Joni Mitchell, March 1974
Box 2
Gregg Allman, March 17, 1974
Box 2
Dean Scott Show, August 31, 1974
Box 2
Jefferson Starship, October 29, 1974 (2 folders)
Box 2
Dicky Betts and SHF, November 1974 (2 folders)
Box 2
Earth, Wind, and Fire, November 1974 (2 folders)
Box 2
The Dobbie Brothers, December 1974
Box 2
Larry Gatlin, 1974
Box 2
Les McCann, January 1975
Box 3
Bruce Springsteen, Cancellation, February 1975
Box 3
Marshall Tucker Band, March 7, 1975
Box 3
Jesse Colin Young/Leo Kottke, April 1975
Box 3
Kenny Loggins Band with Jim Messina, September 1975
Box 3
Roberta Flack/Richard Pryor, September 1975
Box 3
Frank Zappa, October 1975,
Box 3
Allman Brothers, November 1975
Box 3
Bruce Springsteen, March 28, 1976
Box 3
Jerry Garcia, April 1976
Box 3
Grateful Dead, September 1976
Box 3
Earth, Wind, and Fire, November 12, 1976
Box 3
Boston, February 13, 1977
Box 3
Boston (ticket sales), February 13, 1977
Box 3
Santana, March 18, 1977 (2 folders)
Box 3
Jimmy Buffet, October 1977 (3 folders)
Box 3
Karla Bonoff, December 7, 1977
Box 3
Atlanta Rhythm Section and Sea Level, January 1978
Box 3
Grover Washington, April 1978 (2 folders)
Box 3
Grateful Dead, April 12, 1978
Box 3
Kenny Loggins, October 1978
Box 3
Jimmy Cliff, November 1978
Box 3
Bob Marley and De Wailers, 1979
Box 3
Down Under, 1979
Box 3
Roy Ayers, October 1979
Box 3
The Mike Cotter Band, October 12, 1979
Box 3
Bonnie Raitt, November 15, 1979
Box 3
Pat Metheny, December 4, 1979
Box 3
John Prine, March 5, 1980
Box 3
Pousette Dart Band and Liv Taylor, April 1980
Box 3
The Dixie Dregs, April 25, 1980
Box 3
Steve Forbert, October 24, 1980
Box 3
Sea Level, November 7, 1980
Box 3
The Cars, November 22, 1980
Box 3
Tim Weisberg, December 10, 1980
Box 3
Bruce Springstein, 1980
Box 3
Marshall Tucker, January 25, 1981
Box 3
Jimmy Buffet, February 22, 1981 (2 folders)
Box 3
Jazz Concert - Duke Gardens, March 1981
Box 3
Chick Corea and Gary Burton, March 27, 1981
Box 3
Dave Crosby, April 23, 1981
Box 3
Peter Tosh, July 31, 1981
Box 3
Mike Cross, September 18, 1981
Box 3
Dave Bromberg, October 16, 1981
Box 3
Beach Boys, October 25, 1981
Box 3
Jorma Kaukonen, March 4, 1982
Box 3
Grateful Dead information [crowd control], 1979-1981
Box 3
The Grateful Dead, September 23, 1982
Box 3
The Psychedelic Furs, January 20, 1983
Box 3
Tommy Dorsey, September 1, 1983
Box 3
McEnroe/Vilas, September 16, 1983
Box 3
The Volunteers, September 17, 1983
Box 3
Neil Young Solo Tour, September 28, 1983(3 folders)
Box 3
Lionel Hampton, November 18, 1983
Box 3
The Kinks, November 30, 1983
Box 3
The Police, 1983
Box 3
Mike Cross, February 10, 1984
Box 3
The Producers, April 7, 1984(2 folders)
Box 3
Billy Idol, September 6, 1984 (2 folders)
Box 3
R.E.M., September 25, 1984
Box 3
The Psychedelic Furs, October 10, 1984 (2 folders)
Box 3
Cyndi Lauper, November 2, 1984 (2 folders)
Box 3
Mike Cross, February 12, 1985
Box 4
Marshall Crenshaw, Springfest, 1985(2 folders)
Box 4
Eric Clapton, April 18, 1985(2 folders)
Box 4
UB40, October 16, 1985
Box 4
Paul Young, November 5, 1985
Box 4
Hooters, December 5, 1985
Box 4
Elvis Costello/Branford Marsalis, October 10, 1986
Box 4
Love and Rockets, November 16, 1987
Box 4
Echo and the Bunnymen, February 20, 1988
Box 4
Mike Cross, April 17, 1988
Box 4
Springfest, 1988
Box 4
Bruce Hornsby, September 30, 1988
Box 4
UB40, October 4, 1988
Box 4
Windham Hill, November 15, 1988
Box 4
Springfest, April 14, 1989
Box 4
The Cure, September 20, 1989
Box 4
Fine Young Cannibals, September 27, 1989
Box 4
Oktoberfest, 1989
Box 4
Blues Traveler, December 2, 1989
Box 4
Bob Dylan, November 8, 1989
Box 4
The Indigo Girls, January 21, 1990
Box 4
BoDeans, February 17, 1990
Box 4
Ani Difranco, March 1, 1990
Box 4
Springfest, 1990
Box 4
Nikki Meets the Hibachi, June 8, 1990
Box 4
The Veldt, September 1, 1990
Box 4
Oktoberfest, 1990
Box 4
Murray Attaway, October 22, 1990
Box 4
Bob Mould/Ultra Vivid Scene, October 31, 1990
Box 4
Springfest, 1991/Pre-Exam Jam, April 20, 1991
Box 4
Dillion Fence, September 19, 1991
Box 4
Spin Doctors and Lucy Brown, October 21, 1991
Box 4
Roger Manning, November 25, 1991
Box 4
Blues Traveler, December 11, 1991
Box 4
NYC Showcase, April 3, 1992featuring Soul Craft and Cecil Baxter
Box 4
Springfest, April 10, 1992
Box 4
Luka Bloom, April 21, 1992
Box 4
They Might Be Giants, September 22, 1992
Box 4
Cracker with Walt Mink, October 27, 1992
Box 4
Dillion Fence, November 6, 1992
Box 4
Toad the Wet Sprocket, November 11, 1992
Box 4
10, 000 Maniacs, November 15, 1992
Box 4
Big Head Todd and Monsters, 1993
Box 4
Homecoming, 1993
Box 4
The Goats, January 24, 1993
Box 4
Soul Asylum, March 16, 1993
Box 4
Springfest, April 16, 1993
Box 4
Sun 60, September 17, 1993
Box 4
Widespread Panic, September 29, 1993
Box 4
Oktoberfest, 1993
Box 4
Smashing Pumpkins, November 14, 1993
Box 4
Homecoming, 1994
Box 4
The Samples, February 13, 1994
Box 4
Beck, March 26, 1994
Box 4
Greg Osby, April 8, 1994
Box 4
Jeru and Black Moon, December 4, 1994
Box 4
Juliana Hatfield, Breakeven concert #1, September 6, 1995
Box 4
Oktoberfest, September 15, 1995(involves discussions of open concert attendance policy)
Box 4

Historical Note

Major Attractions is a committee of Duke University Union. Its purpose is to present major events of contemporary entertainment with an emphasis on popular music, as well as other events the committee proposes all the while striving to present a diversity of programs to the university community. The committee is administered by students and consists of General membership and an Executive Committee made up of the following positions: chairperson; publicity chairperson; security/usher chairperson; hospitality chairperson; and finance chairperson.

Duke University Union was founded in 1954, as the Duke Student Union, with the purpose of promoting the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and spiritual activities of the students. The Union consists of the following committees and programs: ACE (All Campus Events); Broadway at Duke; Cable13; the Coffeehouse; Freewater Presentations; Freewater Productions, Major Attractions; Major Speakers; Small Town Records; Visual Arts; and WXDU.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Duke University Union records, 1951- (University Archives. Duke University. )
  • Major Speakers Committee records (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Major Attractions Committee Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Major Attractions Committee records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973-2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, July 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, July 2007

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.