Guide to the Richard P. Heitzenrater Papers, 1956-2007.
Richard Paul Heitzenrater was born in 1939 and lived in New York until coming to Duke University in 1957. He graduated in 1961 with a degree in History and went on to earn a degree in Church History (1964) as well as a Ph.D. in Religion, History (1972) both from Duke. The collection contains posters, Christmas cards, brochures, and numerous other printed documents showcasing Heitzenrater's graphic design. The collection also contains DVDs which were produced and edited by Heitzenrater.
- Record Group
- Richard P. Heitzenrater papers
- Heitzenrater, Richard P., 1939-
- 17 Linear Feet, 300 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection contains posters, Christmas cards, brochures, and numerous other printed documents showcasing Heitzenrater's graphic design. The collection also contains DVDs of the Duke University Choir Chapel tours which were produced and edited by Heitzenrater.
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Originals of video and audiotapes are closed to use. Patrons must request use copies to access the content of the material.
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 poster designs are from various divisions of the University and were created by Richard P. Heitzenrater and his brother W. Drew Heitzenrater.
Richard Paul Heitzenrater entered Duke University in 1957. He graduated in 1961 with a degree in History and went on to earn a degree in Church History (1964) as well as a Ph.D. in Religion, History (1972) both from Duke. After earning his degrees Heitzenrater worked as an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Butler, Pennsylvania and held teaching jobs at Centre College as well as Southern Methodist University. In 1993 Heitzenrater returned to Duke and has since held the position of William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies. He has authored a number of books and is regarded as preeminent scholar on the life of John Wesley. However, Heitzenrater has been involved with much more than just academics while here at Duke. He is a gifted graphic artist and has created Christmas cards, event posters (with his brother Drew Heitzenrater), brochures, and various other printed materials. He also sings with the Duke Chapel Choir and has produced a number of DVDs documenting their performances.
- Inventory of the Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004. (University Archives, Duke University. )
- Inventory of the News Service Biographical Files, circa 1930s-2004. (University Archives, Duke University. )
[Identification of item], Richard P. Heitzenrater Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Richard P. Heitzenrater Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in August 28, 1964, August 27, 1969 and November 21, 2007.
Processed by Sally Sullivan, July 2008
Encoded by Sally Sullivan, July 2008
Updated by Kimberly Sims, May 2013
Accessions UA64-162, UA69-169, UA2007-0065, UA2010-0013 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.