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Guide to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subject Collection, circa 1960-1979

Abstract

In 1938, the School of Forestry at Duke was founded as the first graduate school of forestry in the South. In the 1970s, the school expanded its program to include a broad range of resource and environmental studies. In 1974/75, it became the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Collection contains memoranda, brochures, newspaper clippings, conference materials, annual reports, photographs and slides relating to the Duke School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from roughly 1960 through 1979.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Title
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subject Collection circa 1960-1979
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 400 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains alumni newsletters, publications, technical papers, department brochures, conference programs, memoranda, annual reports, as well as documents relating to the proposed phasing out of the Forestry School in 1975 and resultant student protests. Also includes papers from the 1965 Tropical Forestry Symposium sponsored by the School of Forestry, black and white photographs of the arboretum, and color photos and slides of School’s field days in 1977 and 1979. Removed photographs from albums and interleaved in folders for preservation.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

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

Faculty, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Box 1
Papers on Forestry Program
Box 1
Research Reports
Box 1
Promotional Material
Box 1
Forestry Publications
Box 1
Newsletters
Box 1
Course Reports
Box 1
Course Brochures
Box 1
News Clippings
Box 1
Conference Flyers
Box 1
Tropical Forestry Symposium
Box 1
Photographs of Arboretum
Box 2
Annual Report, 1976-1977
Box 2
Annual Report, 1978-1979
Box 2

Historical Note

Instruction in Forestry was offered to Trinity College students as early as 1932. In 1938, the School of Forestry was founded as the first graduate school of forestry in the South. In the 1970s, the school expanded its program to include a broad range of resource and environmental studies. In 1974/75, it became the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. In 1991, the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Duke University Marine Lab came together to become the School of Environment. In 1995, following a $20 million gift from Peter M. and Ginny Nicholas of Boston, the name changed to the Nicholas School of the Environment. In 1997, the Department of Geology joined the School, bringing with it new resources and a new name in December 2000, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Tropical Studies (Organization for) Records, 1962-1974. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Harrar (Ellwood S.) Papers, 1928-1975. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Edens (A. Hollis) Records, 1949-1960. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Marine Laboratory Records, 1945-1990. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Phytotron Records, 1958-1984. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subject Collection., Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subject Collection was received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1974-1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accessions A76-117, A78-81, A95-23, A74-160 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.