Guide to the James B. Duke Society Reference Collection, 1997-ongoing

Collection Overview

Collection includes an invitation and remarks made by Nannerl Overholser Keohane for the 1997 James B. Duke Society Gala Recognition Weekend.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. University Archives
James B. Duke Society Reference collection 1997-ongoing
Language of Material
0.5 Linear Feet, 2 Items
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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Invitation to the James B. Duke Society Gala Recognition Weekend, September 26-28, 1997
Box 1
Remarks of Nannerl Overholser Keohane to the James B. Duke Society, September 26, 1997
Box 1

Historical Note

taken from the Pratt School of Engineering development page

The James B. Duke Society recognizes those individuals who have followed the example and generosity of Duke University's founder, James B. Duke, by continuing his vision through involvement and support, and by providing cumulative gifts exceeding $100,000 to all areas of Duke University.

To acknowledge membership in the James B. Duke Society, the University commissioned Tiffany and Company to create a limited edition porcelain box inspired by the original architect's drawings of the West Campus Union and dormitory buildings. Each member of the James B. Duke Society receives one of these "special" boxes and is invited to Duke's annual gala donor recognition weekend.

At the conclusion of 2006-2007 the James B. Duke Society numbered 3156 members.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Founders' Society Reference Collection. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Office of University Development records, 1947-2003. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Artifacts and Relics Collection, 1830s-[ongoing] (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James B. Duke Society Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The James B. Duke Society Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Accessions 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.