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Guide to the Freshman Life Reference Collection, 1946-ongoing

Abstract

The Freshman Life Reference Collection contains files of orientation guides, brochures, flyers, newspaper clippings, memoranda and other materials that document the experience of first-year students. 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
Freshman Life Reference collection 1946-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 200 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Freshman Life Reference Collection contains orientation handbooks, brochures, flyers, newspaper clippings, memoranda and other materials concerning the first-year student experience. Major subjects include orientation and orientation planning, summer reading lists, and Duke University traditions. Materials include a letter, 1965, to incoming students from Sam Southern, Class of 1966, advertising the Official Duke blazer; a traditions handout, ca. 1956, ascribed to Ken Albrecht and Don Duffy, and a copy of volume 1, no. 1 of The Imp, a freshman newsletter for the Class of 1954. There are cataloged sets of the orientation handbooks.

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

Blue Book, Orientation manual for the Class of 2011
Box 1
Class of ___
Box 1
Flyers, 1971, 1975
Box 1
Freshman arrival, clippings, 1975-1978
Box 1
Freshman life, clippings, 1975-2001
Box 1
Freshman reading lists, 1965-1969
Box 1
Freshman Seminars and Faculty Lecture Series, 1987, 1990, 1995
Box 1
Freshmen Traditions: Dinks
Box 1
Handbooks
Box 1
Academic Guide for Freshmen, 1960, 1971-1974, 1976
Box 1
Duke Is Now Your University, 1949, 1951, 1953
Box 1
Freshman Week Program / Orientation week / Freshman Week, Trinity College and School of Engineering, 1935-1971 [incomplete]
Box 1
Freshman Week / Orientation Week, The Woman's College, 1951-1972 [incomplete]
Box 1
Freshman Week / New Student Orientation, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, 1972-1999 [incomplete]
Box 1
Duke Insider (class of 2010), 2008/09
Box 1
The Imp, 1950 [Class of 1954 newsletter]
Box 1
Official Duke blazer, 1965
Box 1
Orientation, 1975-1981
Box 1
Orientation planning, 1946-1950, 1954, 1970-1971
Box 1
Program for accepted Students: Perspectives on Duke, 1993
Box 1
Traditions Board [ca. 1956]
Box 1

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Design For a Duchess / Duke University. Women's Student Government Association. Social Standards Committee, 1954-1963 (span). (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The Duke freshman record, Class of .. / Academic Dean of Freshmen and the Associated Students of Duke University, [1972- ] [Freshman class directory]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The Duke gentleman / Young Men's Christian Association, Duke University, [1964?]-[1968]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The Duke handbook / Young Men's Christian Association, Duke University [1930?]-[1948?]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Duke University history and traditions / Duke University. Men's Student Government Association. Traditions Board, 1964. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • : Handbook of Duke University / Y.M. and Y.W.C.A.'s, [1926?]-[1930?]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • It's not in the Handbook / Duke University. Women's Student Government Association. Social Standards Committee, 1936-1969 (span). (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The University experience / YMCA, Duke University, [1969]-[1977]. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Freshman Life Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins, June, 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February, 2007

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.