Guide to the Office for Institutional Equity records, 1962-2008
The Equal Opportunity Office was created in 1972 by Chancellor John S. Blackburn to ensure University compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation.
Collection contains material pertaining to the Office for Institutional Equity including Duke University's Affirmative Action plans, and promotional material as well as planning and committee material for the annual Martin Luther King Day Commemoration. Materials in the collection range in date from 1962-2008.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. Office for Institutional Equity.
- Office for Institutional Equity records, 1962-2008
- Language of Material
- 4.4 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Collection contains material pertaining to the Office for Institutional Equity including Duke University's Affirmative Action plans, files relating to the Ivy League Plus Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officers fall meeting held at Duke University, promotional material as well as planning and committee material for Martin Luther King Day Commemoration. Major subjects present include affirmation action, equal opportunity, Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights, minorities, and employment. Materials in the collection range in date from 1962-2008.
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.
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.
Copying in whole or in part of the Affirmative Action Plan for Equal Opportunity is not permitted under the Confidentiality Notice to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP).
The Equal Opportunity Office was created in 1972 by Chancellor John S. Blackburn to ensure University compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation. The office reported to the Chancellor (until 1985) and was originally directed by George S. Kantor. In 1982, the office was renamed the Opportunity Development Center. In 1985 the office was abolished by then-President Brodie, however the functions of the office were still carried out by the former director Dolores S. Burke, who was named Special Assistant to the President, and later, Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President for Administration. In 1995, the responsibilities were transferred to the newly created Office of the Vice President for Institutional Equity. The name of the office changed to Office for Institutional Equity in the 2004/2005 academic year.
- Affirmative action programs--North Carolina--Durham.
- Civil Rights.
- Discrimination in employment--North Carolina--Durham.
- Duke University--Employees.
- Duke University. Equal Opportunity Office.
- Duke University. Opportunity Development Center.
- Minorities--Employment--North Carolina--Durham.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records, 1969-1973. (University Archives, Duke University.)
- Vice President and Vice Provost records, 1990-1995. (University Archives, Duke University.)
[Identification of item], Office for Institutional Equity records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Office for Institutional Equity records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1997-2002; 2005-2008.
Processed by Archives Staff, January 2008
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008
Accessions A97-104; A99-85; A99-17; A2000-26; A2001-20; A2001-80; A2002-27; UA2005-0017; UA2005-86; UA2007-0002; and UA2008-0007 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.