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Guide to the Graduate and Professional Student Council records, 1968-2000

Abstract

The Graduate and Professional Student Council aims to represent the social and academic interests of graduate students to the Duke University community. The Council was previously known as the Graduate Student Association.

Records contain correspondence, minutes, constitutions, notes, membership lists, questionnaires, financial records, newsletters, and guidebooks. Major subjects include Graduate and Professional Student Council, Duke University student life, the Graduate School at Duke University, student organizations, Terry Sanford, student participation in administration, student housing, and tuition costs. Materials range in date from 1968 to 2000 (bulk 1968-1976).

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Graduate and Professional Student Council.
Title
Graduate and Professional Student Council records 1968-2000
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, 2500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Records contain correspondence, minutes, constitutions, notes, membership lists, questionnaires, financial records, newsletters, and guidebooks from both the Graduate Student Association and the Graduate and Professional Student Council. Major subjects include Graduate and Professional Student Council, Duke University student life, the Graduate School at Duke University, student organizations, Terry Sanford, student participation in administration, student housing, and tuition costs. Materials range in date from 1968 to 2000 (bulk 1968-1976).

Administrative Information

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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

An Orientation to the Graduate and Professional Student Council, by Barrett Koster, 1987
Box 1
Annual Reports, 1968-1975
Box 1
Committee Memberships, 1972-1974
Box 1
Committee Reports, 1970-1972
Box 1
Committee Review Board, 1976
Box 1
Correspondence, 1968-1972
Box 1
Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 1
Correspondence, 1973-1976
Box 1
Correspondence, ASDU, 1972
Box 1
Correspondence, John O. Blackburn, 1972-1975
Box 1
Correspondence, Terry Sanford, 1971-1976
Box 1
Chartering Policy, 1968-1972
Box 1
Clerical aide and office space, ca. 1972-1973
Box 1
Constitution, 1968
Box 2
Creation of GSA (includes information on the vigil and Allen Building Takeover), 1968-1969
Box 2
Deferred tuition plan, 1971-1972
Box 2
Department representatives, 1971-1973
Box 2
Early history of the GSA, ca. 1973
Box 2
Environmental Center Search Committee, 1973
Box 2
Financial records, 1969-1972
Box 2
Foreign language questionnaire, 1968
Box 2
Graduate Center (proposed), 1975
Box 2
Graduate Life Committee, 1972
Box 2
Graduate School, 1970-1975
Box 2
Graduate School, organizational structure, 1971-1972
Box 2
Member directory, 1971-1976
Box 2
Graduate Student Association President's notes, 1969-1974
Box 2
Graduate student guidebook, correspondence and related materials, 1972-1975
Box 2
Graduate student housing, 1970-1975
Box 2
Graduate student questionnaires, ca. 1970-1971
Box 2
Graduate student questionnaires, 1972-1974
Box 2
Judicial Procedures, 1970-1971
Box 2
Judicial Procedures, 1971-1972
Box 3
Judicial Procedures, Graduate Student Association statements, undated
Box 3
Legal Insurance, 1977
Box 3
Letters to students, 1969-1974
Box 3
Library meeting, grievances presented by the Graduate Student Association, 1971
Box 3
Library hours petition, 1972
Box 3
Membership roster, 1968-1971
Box 3
Membership roster, 1971-1972
Box 3
Membership roster, 1973-1974
Box 3
Membership roster, 1974-1976
Box 3
Minutes, 1968-1976
Box 3
Newsletter, 1972-1973, undated
Box 3
Newspaper Clippings, 1968-2000
Box 3
NC-PIRG, 1971
Box 4
Procedures and Function of Officers, 1970-1973
Box 4
Referenda (that Duke University to sustain the Graduate Student Association), 1970-1973
Box 4
Residential Life Committee, 1970-1975
Box 4
Traffic Commission, 1972
Box 4
University Committees, 1969-1971
Box 4
University Planning Commission, undated
Box 4
University Regulations, 1968-1971
Box 4
University Union, 1971
Box 4
X-Rated Film Policy, 1977
Box 4
Yeager, William-Personal Notes as President of GSA, 1972-1973
Box 4
Flyers, undated
Box 4
Graduate Student Guidebook, 1971-1975, 1977-1978, 1994
Box 4
Graduate Student Association newsletter, 1968-1974
Box 4

Historical Note

The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) represent all of the graduate and professional students at Duke. It was formed in 1981, "resurrected," in the words of one member "from the ashes of the Graduate Student Association" (1968-1978). The GPSC spent many of its formative years fighting for the recognition of the organization itself and for graduate students. Several issues addressed by the GPSC included entrance into athletic events by graduate students, increased representation on University committees; voting privileges and representation on Board of Trustees committees, and a student activity fee to provide funds for the GPSC.

For a more detailed history and overview of the GPSC's activities in the 1980s consult "An Orientation to the Graduate and Professional Student Council" by Barrett E. Koster housed in box 1 of this collection.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Black Graduate and Professional Student Association Records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • The GPSC handbook [serial]. (Medical Center Library.)
  • Records and Papers of Terry Sanford, 1945-1998 (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Graduate and Professional Student Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Graduate and Professional Student Council records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1973-1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn, March 2003

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008

Accessions 73-101, 80-220, A90-42, A95-39 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.