Guide to the Office of Human Resources Reference Collection, 1950-[ongoing]
The Office of Human Resources Reference Collection contains files of memoranda, personnel policy notices, employee handbooks and newsletters, policy manuals, news clippings, literature on training opportunities, and other materials concerning the personnel management functions of the University. Materials date from the early 1950s through the 1990s. Major subjects include benefits, wages and salaries, upward mobility programs and training, services for employees, employee awards and appreciation events, and personnel policies and work rules. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
- Record Group
- Office of Human Resources Reference collection
- Duke University. University Archives
- 2.5 Linear Feet, 2,500 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The Office of Human Resources Reference Collection contains files of memoranda, personnel policy notices, employee handbooks and newsletters; policy manuals; news clippings, brochures, and other printed materials. The collection is organized in five series: 1) Management 2) Personnel Department 3) Awards 4) Training 5) Benefits
Access to the Collection
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Office of Human Resources Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The 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."
The Personnel Department had the following structure: Director, Wage and Salary, Personnel Records, Employment Office, Medical Center Personnel, Training and Development, Cost Reduction
The 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
Administration, Benefits Administration, Temporary Services, Employee Occupational Health Services, Learning/Training and Organizational Development, Rewards and Recognition [formerly Wage and Salary], Recruitment.
The Human Resources division became headed by a Vice President
- Labor Unions Reference Collection, 1965-1982. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Office of Human Resources records, 1979-[ongoing]. (Duke University Archives, Duke University.)
- Academic Council Records see Non-Academic Employees Committee (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Student Organizations Reference Collection, 1913-ongoing. see Student-Employee Relations Coalition (University Archives, Duke University.)
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Duke University -- Employees
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- Duke University. Office of Human Resources
- Duke University. University Archives
- Duke University -- Personnel management
- Duke University. Personnel Department -- History
The Office of Human Resources Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources for reference and research.