Guide to the Office of Human Resources Records, 1979-2000.


The position of Personnel Director has existed at Duke since 1949. In 1980 the division of Human Resources was created to oversee all aspects of employee affairs and relations.

The collection contains memoranda, policy statements, wage and salary information, pay range documentation, and various other materials relating to employee relations and personnel management at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. Office of Human Resources.
Office of Human Resources records 1979-2000.
Language of Material
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
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Collection Overview

The collection contains policy statements, wage and salary information, pay range documentation, and various other materials relating to employee relations and personnel management at Duke University. Specifically it contains lists of job families for exempt and non-exempt positions, surveys, and material related to Duke Personnel Management Council. The materials in this collection range in date from 1979-2000.

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warning Access Restrictions

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

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

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

Compensation Management Report, 1979
Box 1
Job Families (and pay wages, biweekly), 1979
Box 1
Wage and Salary, Compensation Survey, 1981-1982
Box 1
Wage and Salary, Compensation Management Report, 1983-1984
Box 1
Job Classification, 1990-1991
Box 1
Duke Personnel Management Council, 1990-1993
Box 1
Job Classifications and Pay Ranges, 1999-2000
Box 1

Historical Note

Chronology List

1948-1949The position of Personnel Director first appeared in the University Bulletin. The appointee, Walter G. Cooper, reported to the Business Manager and Comptroller. The Personnel Department was given authority over all "employees of the University who are not directly connected in a professional capacity with its social or academic activities."
1969-1970The Personnel Department had the following structure: Director, Wage and Salary, Personnel Records, Employment Office, Medical Center Personnel, Training and Development, Cost Reduction
1980-1982The Human Resources division was created and structured as follows: Director (an Assistant Vice President), Benefits and Records, Employee Relations, Employee Services, Wage and Salary, Human Resources Development, Employment Office, Labor Relations
1997Structure revised to include: Administration, Benefits Administration, Temporary Services, Employee Occupational Health Services, Learning/Training and Organizational Development [several name changes], Rewards and Recognition [formerly Wage and Salary], Recruitment.
2000The Human Resources division became headed by a Vice President

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Inventory of the Office of Human Resources Reference Collection, 1950-[ongoing]. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Preliminary Inventory of the President’s Advisory Committee on Resources Records (PACOR), 1988-1995. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Preliminary Inventory of the Vice President for Business and Finance records, 1962-1985. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Vice President for Administrative Services records, 1980-1992. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of Human Resources Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Office of Human Resources Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975-2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Sullivan, July 2008

Encoded by Sally Sullivan, July 2008

Accessions UA99-80, UA2001-75 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.