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Guide to the Richard P. Heitzenrater Papers, 1956-2007.

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Heitzenrater, Richard P.
Title
Richard P. Heitzenrater papers 1956-2007
Language of Material
English
Extent
17.0 Linear Feet, 300 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

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

The poster designs are from various divisions of the University and were created by Richard P. Heitzenrater and his brother W. Drew Heitzenrater.

Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 1-4)
Box 1
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 5-8)
Box 2
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 9-12)
Box 3
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 13-16)
Box 4
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 17-20)
Box 5
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 21-24)
Box 6
Poster Designs, 1956-1969 (folders 25-27)
Box 7
Bracey's Design Printing, Richard Heitzenrater
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Christmas Cards
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Contact sheets, Christmas cards
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Contact Sheets, posters
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Reports, Medical Research at Duke, Decade for Decision
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Reports, Program of Capital Expansion, Duke University Divinity School
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Small Posters (3)
Box 8 (formerly box 3)
Duke University Chapel Choir, England Tour, 1995
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir, England Tour, 1995 and China Tour, 1997
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir, China Tour, 1997
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
The Organs of Duke Chapel, 1997
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir, Gala Concert, 1999
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Choral Activities, The Year of Music, 1999
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir, Year of Music Gala Concert Rehearsal, 2004
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir in Spain, 2006
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Duke University Chapel Choir, The Year of Music, undated
Box 9 (formerly box 4)
Christmas cards created by Heitzenrater as well as files on their production. Also a binder documenting the history of the Divinity School governance, 1962-1971.
Box 10 (formerly Box 5)

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard P. Heitzenrater Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

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.

Processing Information

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.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.