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Guide to the Duke Endowment Reference Collection, 1964-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Duke Endowment Reference Collection contains addresses, clippings, ephemera, news releases, information on the Duke Endowment archives housed in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, as well as various newsletters, reports, and yearbooks concerning the Duke Endowment and Duke Power. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Duke Endowment Reference collection, 1964-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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

Addresses (delivered at the 8th, 9th, and 10th Anniversaries of the Duke Endowment)
Box 1
Addresses c.2
Box 1
Clippings, ephemera, and news releases (4 folders)
Box 1
Committee on Educational Institutions, 1965; 1967
Box 1
Committee on Educational Institutions, 1970-1971
Box 1
Committee on Educational Institutions, 1972-1973
Box 1
Committee on Educational Institutions, 1974-1975
Box 1
Committee on Educational Institutions c.2 (2 folders)
Box 1
Duke Endowment Archives
Box 1
Duke Endowment Archives, Inventory
Box 1
Duke Endowment and _____
Box 1
Duke Power Archives, a Chronology of Duke Power
Box 1
Indenture of James B. Duke establishing The Duke Endowment (10 copies)
Box 1
Issues' newsletter, c.2 and c.3 (c.1 is cataloged)
Box 1
Questions and Answers, 1987-1997 [pamphlet]
Box 1
Questions and Answers c.2
Box 1
Reports - Annual Report, 1991
Box 1
Reports - Annual Report, 2005
Box 1
Reports - Report of the Secretary, 1964
Box 1
Reports - Report of the Treasurer, 1964
Box 1
Yearbook, no. 3, 25, 26
Box 1
James B. Duke Memorial Volume, signed by Trustees of the Duke Endowment at a meeting held 1925 Oct. 27
Box 1

Historical Note

The Duke Endowment is a common law charitable trust that began its legal existence on December 11, 1924, when James Buchanan Duke signed the Indenture, which established a $40 million dollar endowment whose mission is to serve the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs of higher education, health care, children's welfare, and spiritual life. Market Value of Endowment Assets as of Dec. 31, 2006: Approximately $2.9 billion.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Robert F. Durden Reference Collection, circa 1965-2001. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • William Preston Few records and papers, 1814-1971 (bulk 1911-1940). (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • The Duke Endowment Archives : records, 1902 - [ongoing] (bulk [1920s]-[1990s]) [manuscript]. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.)
  • Papers, 1924-1928. [Betty Dailey] (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.)
  • Papers, 1927-1998. [Clyde, Paul Hibbert, 1896-] (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. )

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Duke Endowment Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Updated by Kimberly Sims, March 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.