Guide to the Fifth Decade Program Records, 1964-1973
The Fifth Decade Program was part of a ten-year plan to expand educational and research programs, strengthen the faculty, and upgrade the physical plant.
The collection includes the files of the Ad Hoc Committee on Quality, reports, printed material and clippings. It ranges in date from 1964-1973.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. Fifth Decade Program.
- Fifth Decade Program Records, 1964-1973
- Language of Material
- 1.5 Linear Feet, approx. 750 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
The collection includes reports, memoranda, correspondence, brochures, clippings, and other materials concerning the fund-raising campaign undertaken during President Knight's administration. The bulk of the collection consists of printed reports but in addition includes records of the Ad Hoc Committee on Quality in Relation to the Fifth Decade. Those records of the Ad Hoc Committee on Quality were official transfers. The provenance of other material is conjectural and is not considered to be official transfers. The material ranges in date from 1964-1973.
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Collection is open for research.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
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.
The Fifth Decade Program was formally announced on March 10, 1965, but its origins may be found in the long range planning begun during the administration of President Edens. The fund-raising campaign was part of a ten-year plan to expand educational and research programs, strenghten the faculty, and upgrade the physical plant. A Special Trustee Committee on Duke's Fifth Decade was established in 1964 and a goal of $187,411,000 was set.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Quality in Relation to the Fifth Decade was established in Summer 1965 and was charged with examining how to maintain and improve the quality of the University, given that the enrollment was going to increase. The Committee was chaired by Arlin Turner and submitted its report to the University Policy and Planning Advisory Committee on May 3, 1966.
- Office of University Development Records (Duke University Archives)
- Office of Institutional Advancement Records (Duke University Archives)
- Douglas M. Knight Records (Duke University Archives)
- A. Hollis Edens Records (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Fifth Decade Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Fifth Decade Program Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, March 2008
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, March 2008
Accessions A73-77, A73-143 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.