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Guide to the International House Records, 1961-2007

Abstract

The International House's mission is to assist international students, faculty and their families with orientation and acclimation, and enhance cross-cultural interaction through programming and community outreach and to provide advocacy and support for the Duke International Community.

The collection contains some correspondence, clippings, directories of students and faculty, audiocassettes, slides, printed material, scrapbooks and information about orientation and other programs sponsored by the International House. The material ranges in date from 1961-2007.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. International House.
Title
International House records 1961-2007
Language of Material
English
Extent
8.2 Linear Feet, approx. 4,500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains correspondence, flyers, printed material such as newsletters and brochures, audiocassettes, slides, and directories. The material ranges in date from 1961-2007. More than half of this collection is comprised of subject files and subjects include the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, volunteer programs, English as a Second Language classes, and other activities coordinated by the House. The paper "Decision Process for Study Abroad" by Masaomi Hayashi gives some statistical information about the reasons students come to Duke from abroad. The files also include publications and newsletters produced by other organizations. Flyers, administrative records and newspaper clippings provide a glimpse of some of the day to day operations of the International House. Directories of foreign students and faculty document the makeup of Duke's international community and include statistical breakdowns of individuals by country of origin or field of study, while advance information sheets completed by the students provide personal data (these sheets to do not contain protected information). Also included are two scrapbooks. Computer print-outs which contains personally identifiable information such as social security numbers were destroyed.

Administrative Information

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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.

This material is stored off-site; 48 hours advanced notice is required for use.

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

Administrative (memos, mailing lists, event calendars), 1969-1977
Box 1
Administrative (correspondence, event flyers), 1973-1977
Box 1
Africa, 1977
Box 1
Agency for International Development (AID), 1974
Box 1
AID Conference Workshop, 1978-1980
Box 1
AID/NAFSA Community Involvement Meeting, Chicago, 1979
Box 1
AID/NAFSA Correspondence, 1978-1981
Box 1
AID/NAFSA Project Material, 1978-1979
Box 1
Altrusa, 1963, 1977
Box 1
American Friends of the Middle East, 1976
Box 1
American Field Service, 1970-1971, 1975
Box 1
Arrival and Orientation, 1974-1975, 1978
Box 1
Arab World, 1974-1977
Box 1
Asia, 1973-1974
Box 2
The Asian Student, 1963-1974
Box 2
Australia, 1973-1974
Box 2
Baptist, 1977
Box 2
Brian Silver, Information and Statistics, 1983-1986
Box 2
Camping, 1975
Box 2
Canada, 1972-1973, 1979
Box 2
China Exchange, 1974-1978
Box 2
Chinese Student Association, 1971-1975
Box 2
[Duke] Chinese Student Association Charter File, 1980s
Box 2
Christmas International Program, 1975-1981
Box 2
Committee on Foreign Student Affairs, 1973-1975
Box 2
Commonwealth Seminar "Muslims in Europe," 1980
Box 2
Commonwealth Studies Center, 1973
Box 2
Continuing Education, 1976
Box 2
COMSEC, 1975-1981
Box 2
Correspondence of General Interest, 1962-1975
Box 2
Correspondence from Internationally Oriented Institutions, 1959-1975
Box 2
Correspondence and Newsletters of Internationally Oriented Institutions, 1977-1979
Box 2
COSERV, 1972-1978
Box 2
Council on International Educational Exchange, 1978-1979
Box 2
Course Paper: Decision Process for Study Abroad, Masaomi Hayashi, 1978
Box 3
CROP (Community Hunger Appeal of Church World Service), 1975, 1978
Box 3
Duke University (General Info. and Policies), 1973-1977
Box 3
Duke University Study Abroad, 1963, 1977
Box 3
Durham Host Families, 1964-1980
Box 3
Durham Women's Club Picnic Sign-in Book, 1988 August
Box 3
Duke University International Club, 1969-1973
Box 3
Embassy Correspondence, 1964-1976
Box 3
Employment, 1963, 1977
Box 3
English Conversational Program, circa 1973-1975
Box 3
English Conversation Class, 1975-1977
Box 3
English: Summer and Conversational, circa 1977
Box 3
English as a Second Language, 1973-1980
Box 3
Enrollment in International Living, 1968, 1973-1977
Box 3
Foreign Faculty and Fellows, 1980-1982
Box 3
Foreign Student and Faculty Information Requests from Organizations, Corporations and Individuals, 1961-1976
Box 3
Foreign Students at Duke, 1996-1998
Box 4
Foreign Student Office, Report, 1962-1963
Box 4
Foreign Student Service Council, 1974
Box 4
Foreign Visitor Schedules and Itineraries, 1967-1973
Box 4
Governor's International Student Day, 1964
Box 4
Graduate International Experience Responses, 2002
Box 4
Hill, John W. Foundation, 1969
Box 4
India Association of Durham, 1971-1981
Box 4
Information, Release of, 1960s
Box 4
Institute of International Education, 1972-1981
Box 4
Insurance, circa 1975
Box 4
International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management, 1977
Box 4
International Classroom, 1974-1976
Box 4
International House Guests, 1967-1978
Box 4
International House Guests, 1978-1980
Box 5
International Staff and Faculty, 1975-1976
Box 5
International Student Service, 1971-1974
Box 5
International Wives, 1971-1977
Box 5
Iran, 1978-1979
Box 5
Japanese Universities, 1973-1975
Box 5
Memoir: Paul Perroud describes experience as a Smith-Mundt/Fulbright student scholar at Duke, 1955
Box 5
NAFSA (National Association for Foreign Student Affairs), 1972-1977
Box 5
NC Central University, 1972-1974
Box 5
NC Council on International Education, 1980-1981
Box 5
Receptions for Foreign Students and Personnel, 1963-1973
Box 5
Rosters (including foreign alumni), 1980-1981
Box 5
Rotary Club, 1965-1974
Box 5
Speakers' Bureau, Requests and Evaluations, 1975-1977
Box 6
Study Abroad, Solicitations, and Other Programs, 1975-1978
Box 6
UNC International Center Newsletter, 1974-1976
Box 6
UNC International Center Newsletter, 1977-1979
Box 6
Visit Reports, circa 1977-1981
Box 6
Volunteer Agency - Durham, 1970s
Box 6
Volunteer-o-thon, 1977 Sept.
Box 6
Washington, DC Youth Hostels, 1974
Box 6
Washington Post Fellows, circa 1978
Box 6
Welcome Picnics, Sign-in Books, 1976-1994
Box 7
YMCA, circa 1964, 1975
Box 7
New Student Orientation, 1967-1971
Box 7
Orientation, 1971-1975
Box 7
Orientation, 1977 Fall
Box 7
Orientation, 1979
Box 7
Orientation, 1980
Box 7
Brochures, circa 1998-2007
Box 7
Advance Information Sheets, circa late 1970s-early 1980s (5 folders)
Box 8
Advance Information Sheets of Students Who Canceled, A-J, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
Box 9
Advance Information Sheets of Students Who Canceled, K-P, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
Box 9
Advance Information Sheets of Students Who Canceled, R-Z, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
Box 9
Directories, 1959-1976
Box 9
Directories, 1969-1973
Box 9
Directories, 1974
Box 9
Directories, 1975
Box 9
Directories, 1976
Box 9
Directories, 1977
Box 9
Directories, 1978
Box 9
Directories, 1979
Box 9
Directories, 1980
Box 9
Directories, 1981
Box 9
Directories, 1993-1996
Box 9
Directories, 1995/1996
Box 9
Flyers and Calendars, circa 1973-1980
Box 9
International House Newsletter, 1983-1995
Box 9
Newsletters from Other Schools, 1995-1999
Box 9
Clippings, circa 1964-2002, undated
Box 9
Slides and 2 Photographs, circa 1980s
Box 9
Miscellaneous
Box 9
Audiocassette tapes, including Radio Moscow and a NAFSA panel
Box 9
International House Newsletter (oversize), 1963, 1965-1976
Box 10
International House Newsletter (oversize), 1977-1982
Box 10
Scrapbook, 1963-1970
Box 10
Scrapbook, 1971-1975
Box 11

Historical Note

The International House's mission is to assist international students, faculty and their families with orientation and acclimation, and enhance cross-cultural interaction through programming and community outreach and to provide advocacy and support for the Duke International Community.

By the late 1950s it had become apparent to University administrators that Duke's international students and faculty would benefit from an office set up specifically to assist them with living, studying, and working in the U.S. The Foreign Student Advisory Committee was created in 1960 by President Hart in an attempt to provide administrative aid to students. By 1963 the Committee had been disbanded in favor of the new Office of International Students. The International Office became the International House in 1964 when it moved to its own building on Campus Drive. In its years of operation, the International House has been a major sponsor of programs and groups such as the International Club and the International Friends program (formerly the Host Family program), as well as providing administrative services to Duke's international community.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • International Association Records, 1961-1987 (Duke University Archives)
  • AIESEC, Duke University Chapter Records, 1966 - 1970 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], International House Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The International House Records were received by the University Archives as transfers between 1975-2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, September 2008

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2008

Accessions A75-60, A79-5, A79-79, A80-223, A82-132, A95-102, A2002-38, and UA2007-0056 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.