Guide to the Duke University Equestrian Team (DUET) records, 1977-1981
The Duke University Equestrian Team (DUET) was formed in 1976 to provide a means for equestrians to represent Duke University in competitions. Records contain correspondence, programs, reports, financial materials, agendas, membership lists, minutes, a charter application, a constitution, and notebooks. Major subjects include Duke University, sports clubs, horse showing in the southeastern United States, intercollegiate sports, and the Duke University Equestrian Team. Materials range in date from 1977 to 1981.
- Record Group
- Duke University Equestrian Team (DUET) records
- Duke University. Equestrian Team
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Contains materials pertaining to the Duke University Equestrian Team. Materials range date from 1977 to 1981.
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The Duke University Equestrian Team (DUET) was formed in 1976 to provide a means for equestrians to represent Duke University in competitions. During the 1970s-1980s, membership was open to all Duke University undergraduates and Equestrian Team Alumni, both men and women. During its first four years, the team participated in about six events annually. The club was funded by dues, fundraisers, and ASDU allowances.
The Duke University Equestrian Team participates in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), an association of student teams from all over the United States. The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional and national levels. The competitions are unique in that no rider may use his or her own horse; all horses are supplied by the college hosting the event. During the early 1980s, the team participated in IHSA competitions at James Madison University, Southern Seminary Junior College, and Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Since the 1980s, the Duke University team has had about 15-20 members per year. As of 2007, the Duke University Equestrian Team is active.
[Identification of item], Duke University Equestrian Team (DUET) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Duke University Equestrian Team records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980.
Processed by Emily Glenn, March 2003
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006
Accession A80-212 is described in this finding aid.