Guide to the Association of Independent Houses collection, 1966-1983


This reference collection contains records of the Association of Independent Houses, an umbrella organization for freshman and general undergraduate independent residence halls at Duke University. Types of materials include a poster, constitutions, clippings, and printed materials. Major subjects include student life at Duke University, residence halls, undergraduate students, and college freshmen. Materials range in date from 1966 to 1983.

Descriptive Summary

Association of Independent Houses collection 1966-1983
Duke University. University Archives.
0.1 Linear Foot , 100 Items
University Archives, Duke University.
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.

Collection Overview

Contains clippings, constitutions, a poster, and pamphlets pertaining to the Association of Independent Houses, active at Duke University from about 1965 until 1982.

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Contents of the Collection

Clippings, 1979-1983
Box 1
Association of Independent Houses constitutions, ca. 1968-1972
Box 1
Poster, "Men's Independent Living," ca. 1966
Box 1
Pamphlets about independent living options at Duke University, 1966-1980
Box 1

Historical Note

The Association of Independent Houses (AIH), established in the late 1960s, represented all independent freshman and undergraduate dormitories and residence halls on both East and West campuses. The AIH assisted with general management of extracurricular activities, managed large parties, and acted as a general advocate for on-campus student residents. The AIH included Buchanan, Canterbury, Lancaster, Lee, Manchester, Mirecourt, Tabard, Taylor, Warwick, Windsor, and York Houses, and B.O.G. (Bunch of Guys), an independent living group. AIH was disbanded in 1982 due to lack of house participation. The responsibilities of the AIH were absorbed by the Undergraduate Judicial Board.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Baldwin Federation records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Bassett House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Brown House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Bunch of Guys records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Few Federation records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Fraternities and Sororities Collection. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Giles House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Jarvis House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Mirecourt House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Pegram House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • SHARE records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Warwick House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • York House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Association of Independent Houses Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


Assembled by University Archives; 1977; 77-197.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed January 2003

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.