Guide to the Humanities Council Records, 1961 - 1979
The Humanities Council of Duke University was created in 1961 to give attention to various matters affecting the humanities departments as a whole, including the advancement of research, interdepartmental and inter-institutional programs, and support for various humanistic activities. The Humanities Council records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, clippings, and printed programs relating to planning, resource allocation, curriculum, and state of the humanities at Duke University from 1961 to 1979. Major subjects include graduate studies in anthropology, the Department of Music, the Museum of Art, medieval and renaissance studies, the American Comparative Literature Association, the Cooperative Program in the Humanities between Duke and the University of North Carolina, and the National Humanities Center.
- Humanities Council records 1961 - 1979
- Duke University. Humanities Council.
- 0.5 Linear Feet , 500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
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Minutes of the Humanities Council chronicle the development of the humanities at Duke University. Here one can see the steps taken in the assessment, planning and implementation of the Humanities.
This series contains humanities-related proposals from various bodies within the Committee and University.
This series consists of reports produced by the committee and by outside groups closely associated with the workings of the committee.
This series contains printed matter. Not all of the material within this series was produced by the committee, but it demonstrates the working of the committee with other bodies, both inside and outside the University.
The Humanities Council of Duke University was originally constituted in 1961. Its function was to give attention to various matters affecting the Humanities departments as a whole, including the advancement of research, interdepartmental and inter-institution programs of lectures, exhibits, seminars, and the support for various humanistic activities. The committee was appointed by the President of the University and consisted of seven faculty members representing the departments of English, Religion, History, Romance Languages, Music, Art, and Philosophy. The first Chair of this committee was Arlin Turner, Professor of English.
- American Comparative Literature Association
- Cooperative Program in the Humanities
- Duke University -- Curricula
- Duke University. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Duke University -- Degrees
- Duke University. Dept. of Cultural Anthropology
- Duke University. Dept. of Music
- Duke University. Humanities Council
- Duke University. Museum of Art
- Education, Humanistic
- Humanities -- Research
- Humanities -- Study and teaching
- National Humanities Center
- University cooperation
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Curricula
[Identification of item], Humanities Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Humanities Council Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1974 and 1978.
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Completed January 2000
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