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Guide to the Founders' Society Reference Collection, 1980-1997

Abstract

The Founders' Society was created in 1980 to honor individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose gifts of endowment have strengthened and ensured continuing excellence for Duke University. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Founders' Society Reference collection, 1980-1997
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains programs, invitations, speeches, lists of members, menus and other materials relating to the operation of the Founders' Society. Materials present range in date from 1980-1997.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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

Collection is open for research.

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

Founders' Society (printed material, clippings)
Box 1
1980 (first year)
Box 1
1981
Box 1
1982
Box 1
1983
Box 1
1984
Box 1
1985
Box 1
1986
Box 1
1987
Box 1
1988
Box 1
1989
Box 1
1990
Box 1
1991
Box 1
1992
Box 1
1997
Box 1

Historical Note

The Founders' Society was created in 1980 to honor individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations whose gifts of endowment have strengthened and ensured continuing excellence for Duke University. Founders' Society members are honored by the University: through recognition at a special presentation during Founders' Day Weekend; through invitations to special events and programs relating to the initiatives they support; through the Founders' Society banquet; and with the presentation of a replica The Sower statue. Numbering 193 at its inception in 1980 membership reached more than 1550 by 1995. The Founders' Society ended in 2004.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • H. Keith H. Brodie, President, Records, 1963 - 1994. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Nancy Hanks Papers, 1894-1987 (bulk 1945-1983) (Duke University. David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
  • Records and Papers of Terry Sanford, 1945-1998 (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Founders' Society Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Founders' Society Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, March 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008

Accessions 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.