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Guide to the Office for Institutional Equity records, 1962-ongoing

Abstract

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-ongoing.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Office for Institutional Equity.
Title
Office for Institutional Equity records 1962-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.4 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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-ongoing.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

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.

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.

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).

Contents of the Collection

Affirmative Action Plans, 1970-1972
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1981, 1988
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1997/1998 c.2
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 2001
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, Executive summary, 2001
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, 2001
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1 July 1973 (Appendices)
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1973, c.2 (Incomplete)
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1976 (Appendices)
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, 1978, (Appendix Supplements)
Box 1
Affirmative Action Plan, Exhibits and Appendix, September 1981
Box 1
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Annual Reports nos. 1-4, 1975-1978 (2 folders)
Box 1
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Annual Reports nos. 5-10, 1978-1984 (2 folders)
Box 2
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Annual Reports nos. 2-10, c.2 (3 folders)
Box 2
Clippings, Equal Opportunity Office/Opportunity Development Center, 1973-1978
Box 3
Committee Composition, 1974-1975
Box 3
Compliance Reports, 1962-1967
Box 3
Discrimination Survey - Females, 1974
Box 3
EEO Advisory Group, 1975-1976 (2 folders)
Box 3
EEO-1 Report, 1967-1974 (9 folders)
Box 3
EEO-6 Report, General, 1975-1977
Box 4
EEO-6 Report, 1975, 1977, 1979 (3 folders)
Box 4
EEOC Review of Except Staff ($15,000 and under) University Non-Academic by Employment Practices Associates, Inc., May 1973
Box 4
Employment Practices Associates, Inc., May 1972-1975
Box 4
Equal Opportunity Office, General, 1974-1991
Box 4
Ivy League Plus Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Diversity Officers Conference, 2005
Box 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, 2004-2005
Box 4
Management Information for Equal Opportunity, 1994
Box 4
Maternity Leave Report, 1976-1979
Box 4
Printed Matter, 1994, undated
Box 5
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ Handicapped Survey, 1976
Box 5
Statistics, 1984-1985
Box 5
Student Employment, 1975-1977
Box 5
United Methodist Hana Survey, 1978
Box 5
Years of Progress: A Report on Equal Opportunity, 1990
Box 5
MLK Planning Committee, 1999-2000
Box 6
MLK events, 1996
Box 6
MLK events, 1997
Box 6
Memo, February 19, 1998 (re: proposal to make Martin Luther King Day a full University holiday)
Box 6
MLK events, 1999
Box 6
MLK events, 2000
Box 6
MLK events, 2001
Box 6
MLK events, 2005
Box 6
MLK events, 2006
Box 6
MLK events, 2007
Box 6
MLK events, 2008
Box 6
MLK events, 2010
Box 6
MLK events, 2011
Box 6
MLK Event Posters, 2000, 2006
Oversize Folder 1
50th Commemoration of Integration, 2012 (2 folders)
Box 6
50th Commemoration of Integration, 2013 (2 folders)
Box 6
50th Commemoration of Integration: Final Weekend, 2013
Box 6
Duke-Durham Music Fest, 2013
Box 6
Poster - Brown vs. Board of Education 1954-2004: Conversations Across Generations, 2004 Apr. 17
Oversize Folder 1
Poster - Beyond the Comfort Zone: Race, Sex, and God, undated
Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records, 1969-1973. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Vice President and Vice Provost records, 1990-1995. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office for Institutional Equity Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Office for Institutional Equity records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1997-2002; 2005-2008.

Processing Information

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.