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Guide to the Fifth Decade Program Records, 1964-1973

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Fifth Decade Program.
Title
Fifth Decade Program records 1964-1973
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, approx. 750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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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

Correspondence, 1965-1966
Box 1
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Quality in Relation to the Fifth Decade, 1966
Box 1
Report Drafts, 1965-1966
Box 1
Ad Hoc Committee Report Notes, circa 1965-1966
Box 1
University Committee on Long Range Planning, Report of Subcommittee on the Undergraduate Colleges, 1960
Box 1
Communications, 1965-1966, 1968, 1973
Box 1
Summary Report through 1968 Nov. 30
Box 1
Report and Recommendations to the Board of Trustees, 1965
Box 1
University Report, 1966-1971
Box 1
Campaign Report, 1966-1971
Box 1
Promotional (booklets, brochures, pamphlets), circa 1965-1969
Box 2
Duke University Today, 1967
Box 2
School Brochures, 1966-1969
Box 2
The Fifth Decade Campaign in Retrospective, 1965-1971
Box 2
Chairman's Handbook, undated
Box 2
Memorial Gift Opportunities, undated
Box 2
A Statement of the Case for Duke University's Plans for the Future, 1965
Box 2
THE FIFTH DECADE, rough copy, draft two
Box 2
THE FIFTH DECADE, final draft[?], 1964
Box 2
THE FIFTH DECADE, 1964
Box 3
THE FIFTH DECADE, 1964
Box 3
A Staff Re-Examination, 1965[?]
Box 3
Fund Raising Potentials for Duke University: A Survey, Analysis and Plan, John Price Jones Co., Inc., 1965
Box 3
Clippings, 1965-1966
Box 3

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fifth Decade Program Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Fifth Decade Program Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973.

Processing Information

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.