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Preliminary Guide to the Field Education Program Records, 1926 - 1971

Abstract

The Field Education Program administers a full-time summer term and a part-time academic term placements of divinity and church ministries graduate students. The Program began in 1926 under the supervision of Prof. Jesse M. Ormond, but its origins may lie in James B. Duke's donations for assisting rural N.C. churches starting around 1915. The Summer Preaching Program, as it was first known, was administered by the School of Religion in cooperation with the Rural Church Section of The Duke Endowment. Administrative records from the Field Education Program of the Duke University Divinity School. The records include correspondence and reports, 1926-1971, and administrative files, 1960-1971, documenting primarily clinical training programs.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Field Education Program records, 1926 - 1971
Creator
Duke University. Divinity School. Field Education Program.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, , 3000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Administrative records from the Field Education Program of the Duke University Divinity School. The records include correspondence and reports, 1926-1971, and administrative files, 1960-1971, documenting primarily clinical training programs.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

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

Primarily administrative correspondence about the program and placement of the students. The bulk of the correspondence is from Prof. J.M. Ormond until 1948 and arranged chronologically.

1926
Box 1
1927 (2 folders)
Box 1
1928 (2 folders)
Box 1
1929 (2 folders)
Box 1
1930 (2 folders)
Box 1
1931 (3 folders)
Box 1
1932
Box 1
1933 (2 folders)
Box 1
1934
Box 1
1935
Box 1
1936, A-L
Box 1
1936, M-W
Box 1
1937, A-L
Box 1
1937, M-W
Box 1
1938, A-G
Box 1
1938, H-M
Box 1
1938, N-W
Box 1
1939
Box 1
1940
Box 1
1941
Box 1
1942 (4 folders)
Box 1
1943
Box 2
1945
Box 2
1946
Box 2
1947 (2 folders with Edward F. Smith)
Box 2
1948
Box 2
1953
Box 2
1954
Box 2
1956
Box 2
1957 (2 folders)
Box 2
1965 (2 folders)
Box 2

Program reports, lists of placements, and related materials submitted to the Program director. Includes some student reports. Arranged chronologically.

1927
Box 2
1928
Box 2
1929
Box 2
1930
Box 2
1931 (2 folders)
Box 2
1932
Box 2
1933
Box 2
1934
Box 2
1935
Box 2
1936
Box 2
1937
Box 2
1938 (2 folders, including student questionnaire)
Box 2
1939 (2 folders, including student questionnaire)
Box 2
1940
Box 2
1941
Box 2
1942
Box 2
1947
Box 2
1948
Box 2
1951
Box 2
1952
Box 2
1953
Box 2
1954
Box 2
1955
Box 2
1956
Box 2
1957
Box 2
1958
Box 2
1959
Box 2

Scattered program administrative files including records from summer clinics and training as well as materials pertaining to the Student Field Work Association.

1961-1962
Box 3
1963
Box 3
1964
Box 3
1965
Box 3
1966
Box 3
1967
Box 3
1968
Box 3
1969
Box 3
Dan Shores files, 1969-1971
Box 3
Student Field Work Association, 1969-1970
Box 3
Supervision, pastoral training, 1970
Box 3
Parish clinical training, circa 1970
Box 3

Historical Note

The Field Education Program administers a full-time summer term and a part-time academic term placements of divinity and church ministries graduate students. The Program began in 1926 under the supervision of Prof. Jesse M. Ormond, but its origins may lie in James B. Duke's donations for assisting rural N.C. churches starting around 1915. The Summer Preaching Program, as it was first known, was administered by the School of Religion in cooperation with the Rural Church Section of The Duke Endowment.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Field Education Program Records, University Archives, Duke University.

Provenance

The Field Education Program Records were received by the University Archives as transfers in 1956-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Nancy T. Perry, Tim Pyatt

Completed March 2005

Note: Individual student files are confidentially disposed of 5 years after graduation or date of last attendance as per the Student Record retention guidelines approved July 2004.

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, March 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.