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.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. University Archives
- Office of Human Resources Reference Collection, 1950-[ongoing]
- Language of Material
- 2.5 Linear Feet, 2,500 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1948/1949||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."|
|1969/1970||The Personnel Department had the following structure: Director, Wage and Salary, Personnel Records, Employment Office, Medical Center Personnel, Training and Development, Cost Reduction|
|1980-1982||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|
|1997||Administration, Benefits Administration, Temporary Services, Employee Occupational Health Services, Learning/Training and Organizational Development, Rewards and Recognition [formerly Wage and Salary], Recruitment.|
|2000||The Human Resources division became headed by a Vice President|
- College personnel management –North Carolina--Durham
- College teachers--Retirement--handbooks, manuals, etc.
- Duke University--Employees
- Duke University--Handbooks, manuals
- Duke University. Office of Human Resources
- Duke University--Personnel management
- Duke University. Personnel Department--History
- Duke University--Quarter Century Club
- Employee fringe benefits--North Carolina--Durham
- Labor unions--North Carolina--Durham
- 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.)
[Identification of item], Office of Human Resources Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Office of Human Resources Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources for reference and research.
Processed by Thomas Harkins, March 2004
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, December 2007
Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011
Accessions 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.