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Guide to the Charles E. Jordan Papers, 1942 - 1966

Abstract

Charles E. Jordan (1901-1974) served Duke as Assistant Secretary from 1925 to 1941, as Secretary from 1941 to 1957, as Chairman of the Athletic council from 1949 to 1963, and as Vice President for University Relations from 1946 to 1966. He was also active in community organizations, including the Durham County and North Carolina Boards of Education and various Methodist Church organizations. Jordan retired from Duke in 1966. The collection includes correspondence, subject files, audiotape, and other records relating to administrative and athletic matters at Duke University. Major subjects include scholarships, public relations, intercollegiate athletics (NCAA, ACC, Southern Conference, Duke Athletic Council, and Duke Athletic Association), the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship Program, the Woman's College, and university publications. There are also materials relating to the proceedings of the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church and to educational matters in Durham and North Carolina.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Charles E. Jordan papers 1942 - 1966
Creator
Jordan, Charles E., 1901-1974.
Creator
Duke University. Office of Public Relations.
Extent
28.5 Linear Feet, , 19000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The collection includes correspondence, subject files, audiotape, and other records relating to administrative and athletic matters at Duke University. Major subjects include scholarships, public relations, intercollegiate athletics (NCAA, ACC, Southern Conference, Duke Athletic Council, and Duke Athletic Association), the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship Program, the Woman's College, and university publications. There are also materials relating to the proceedings of the North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church and to educational matters in Durham and North Carolina.

Administrative Information

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Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

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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

These materials were received in several separate accessions and are shelved in the same order as they were received. Within each accession, subject files are arranged chronologically. To facilitate research and the location of files, all folders are presented in this finding aid in alphabetical order with their corresponding box numbers.

A Correspondence
Box 33
A Correspondence, 1942-1948
Box 1
A Correspondence, 1949-1951
Box 1
A Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 20
Administrative Committee
Box 1
Administrative Committee Minutes, 1958-1960, [3 folders]
Box 34
Administrative Committee, 1956-1960 [3 folders]
Box 33
Administrative Committee--Correspondence from President
Box 20
Admissions, 1943-1945
Box 1
Admissions--Undergraduate Policy Committee
Box 34
Advancement--Staff Minutes
Box 34
Alumni Loyalty Fund
Box 1
Alumni Meetings
Box 1
Alumni Meetings--Loyalty Fund Trips
Box 20
Alumni Office--C. A. Duke
Box 1
Alumni Office--C. A. Dukes Miscellaneous Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 34
Alumni Office--C. A. Dukes Miscellaneous, 1950-1959 [2 folders]
Box 20
Alumni Offices--Renovation
Box 20
Alumni Visits
Box 1
American Association of University Professors--Duke Chapter
Box 20
American Library Association
Box 35
American Social Hygiene Association
Box 1
Annual Giving--City of Durham Participation
Box 20
Applications
Box 1
Appointments Office
Box 35
Archives Committee
Box 1
Athletic Academic Averages, 1952
Box 20
Athletic Association, 1951-1953
Box 52
Athletic Association, 1953
Box 52
Athletic Association. General correspondence, 1949-1951
Box 52
Athletic Council, 1928
Box 52
Athletic Council, 1949-1963 [8 folders]
Box 52
Athletic Council. Audits, Peat, Marwick & Mitchell 1949-1962 [9 folders]
Box 52
Athletic Council. Football coach. Applications and correspondence, 1950-1951
Box 52
Athletics
Box 1
Athletics - newspaper clippings
Box 52
Atlantic Coast Conference, 1953-1963 [18 folders]
Box 53
B Correspondence
Box 35
B Correspondence, 1949-1951
Box 2
B Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 21
B-Bn Correspondence, 1942-1948
Box 1
Band Room--YMCA Chapel
Box 2
Band--Band Day
Box 21
Baptist Student Union
Box 21
Basketball Coach Applications
Box 35
Baylin Trophy, 1952-1955
Box 52
Bequest Program
Box 21
Bo-Bu Correspondence, 1947-1948
Box 2
Board of Trustees
Box 2
Board of Trustees
Box 21
Board of Trustees
Box 35
Board of Trustees--Correspondence
Box 2
Board of Trustees--Reports to, etc.
Box 2
Bosley, Harold A.
Box 2
Boy Scouts
Box 2
Boy Scouts
Box 21
Bureau of Public Information
Box 2
Bureau of Public Information
Box 35
Bureau of Public Information, 1952-1955
Box 21
C Correspondence
Box 35
C Correspondence, 1941-1948
Box 2
C Correspondence, 1949-1951
Box 3
C Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 21
Chanticleer, 1940-1944 [5 folders]
Box 3
Chapel Administrative Committee
Box 36
Cherry, Gregg R. (Gastonia, NC)
Box 22
Cl-Cu Correspondence
Box 3
Class of 1923--Letters re: Loyalty Fund
Box 17
Class of 1923--Reunion
Box 17
Commencement
Box 36
Commencement, 1952-1956
Box 22
Commencement, 1959
Box 3
Commission on Church Union
Box 22
Commonwealth of Children Symposium
Box 36
Conference Survey and Long-Range Planning Committee, 1952-1953
Box 22
Congratulations, Letters of
Box 3
Curriculum Administration
Box 36
D Correspondence
Box 36
D Correspondence, 1941-1951 [2 folders]
Box 4
D Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 22
Daniels, Captain Thomas C.
Box 4
Degrees Awarded and Lists of Candidates, 1945-1958 [3 folders]
Box 36
Degrees Awarded--Summary, 1925-1953
Box 22
Development Office [2 folders]
Box 37
Development Program
Box 4
Development Staff Minutes
Box 37
Divinity School
Box 4
Duke Hospital
Box 5
Duke Hospital
Box 22
Duke Memorial Church, 1943
Box 5
Duke University Church
Box 5
Duke University Day
Box 5
Duke University Loyalty Fund--Area Meetings
Box 5
Duke University National Council
Box 5
Dukes, C. A., 1949-1951
Box 5
Durham Broadcasting Enterprises, Inc.
Box 22
Durham Chamber of Commerce
Box 5
Durham Chamber of Commerce
Box 37
Durham Community Fund
Box 5
Durham County School Board
Box 5
Durham District Stewards--District Work, 1941
Box 5
E Correspondence
Box 37
E Correspondence, 1942-1951 [2 folders]
Box 6
E Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 23
Edens, President
Box 6
Enrollment Statistics
Box 37
F Correspondence
Box 38
F Correspondence, 1942-1951 [2 folders]
Box 6
F Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 23
Faculty Committees
Box 38
Faculty Senate
Box 6
Faculty, General
Box 6
Faculty--General
Box 38
Few, William Preston--Papers and Addresses
Box 6
Flowers, Robert Lee
Box 6
Football Letters
Box 38
Founders' Day
Box 6
G Correspondence
Box 38
G Correspondence, 1942-1951 [2 folders]
Box 7
G Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 23
Graduate School
Box 7
Graduate School
Box 38
H Correspondence
Box 38
H Correspondence, 1942-1951 [2 folders]
Box 7
H Correspondence, 1952-58 [2 folders]
Box 23
Heart Drive
Box 24
Hoey, Senator Clyde R.--Correspondence re: Papers
Box 24
Homes and Hospitals, Board of
Box 7
I Correspondence
Box 38
I Correspondence, 1947-1950
Box 8
Inauguration of President
Box 8
Inauguration--A. Hollis Edens
Box 8
Institutional Advisory Committee (Veteran's Administration)
Box 8
Inter-Conference Commission
Box 8
Invoices--Miscellaneous
Box 38
J Correspondence
Box 39
J Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 8
J Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 24
Jordan File
Box 39
Jordan's Personal Correspondence, 1949-1953
Box 8
Jordan's Personal Correspondence, 1950-1954
Box 9
K Correspondence
Box 39
K Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 9
K Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 24
L Correspondence
Box 9
L Correspondence
Box 39
L Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 24
Lake Junaluska
Box 39
Lake Junaluska Assembly
Box 10
Lake Junaluska, 1949-1951
Box 10
Lake Junaluska, 1952-1955
Box 24
Library
Box 39
Library--Technical Services Dept.
Box 39
Loans, Correspondence re:
Box 24
Long Range Planning Committee, 1960
Box 40
Long Range Planning Report, 1958-1959
Box 39
Loyalty Fund
Box 40
M Correspondence
Box 40
M Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 24
M Correspondence, [3 folders]
Box 10
Mc Correspondence
Box 10
Mc Correspondence
Box 40
Mc Correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 24
Medical Care and Life Insurance--Fringe Benefits
Box 40
Medical School Admissions
Box 40
Medical School--Admissions and Rejections
Box 10
Medical School--Correspondence re: Admissions [4 folders]
Box 11
Medical School--Correspondence re: Admissions, 1951-1954
Box 25
Meetings to be held at Duke
Box 11
Methodist Board of Publications--NC CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, 1949-1958 [2 folders]
Box 25
Methodist Church General Board of Education
Box 25
Methodist Church [NC Conference]--S. E. Journal of the Methodist Church
Box 27
Methodist College Advance
Box 11
Methodist College Foundation
Box 11
Methodist College Foundation, 1948-1957 [2 folders]
Box 25
Methodist Council--World
Box 26
Methodist Fund, Inc., 1956 Oct.-1957 Oct.
Box 26
Methodist Student Center
Box 26
Methodist Student Center--Correspondence, 1952-1958 [3 folders]
Box 26
Methodist Student Center--Equipment Fund
Box 26
Methodist Student Chaplain--Fellowships, 1950-1958 [2 folders]
Box 27
Methodist Student Work
Box 11
Methodist Youth Fellowship (NC Conference)--Annual Conference Sessions
Box 27
Minah, T. W.
Box 11
N Correspondence
Box 40
N Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 12
N correspondence, 1952-1955
Box 27
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), 1949-1963 [11 folders]
Box 52
National Council of Churches of Christ--Committee on the Use and Understanding of the Bible
Box 27
National Resources Conference
Box 27
National School Boards Association, Inc.
Box 27
News Service--Boyden-Fike
Box 12
Non-graduate Admissions
Box 12
North Carolina Christian Advocate--Editor's Home
Box 27
North Carolina FM Radio Education Committee
Box 12
North Carolina Library Association, 1954-1957 [2 folders]
Box 28
North Carolina Press Association
Box 40
North Carolina Press Association Dinner, 1950-1951 [2 folders]
Box 12
North Carolina Press Association, 1951-1957 [2 folders]
Box 28
Nursing School Admissions
Box 41
O Correspondence
Box 12
O Correspondence
Box 41
Occidental Life
Box 42
Occidental Life Insurance [4 folders]
Box 41
Occidental Life, 1955-1958
Box 28
Orange Bowl, 1953-1957
Box 52
P Correspondence
Box 42
P Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 12
P Correspondence, 1949-1951
Box 13
P Correspondence, 1951-1955
Box 28
Payroll [2 folders]
Box 42
Plyer, A. W.--Donor of E. Lee Prize
Box 42
President's Reports, 1955-1962 [6 folders]
Box 43
President, Reports to, 1952-1955
Box 28
Public Relations, Applications for Position in
Box 28
Q Correspondence
Box 43
R Correspondence
Box 43
R Correspondence, 1942-1951 [2 folders]
Box 13
R Correspondence, 1951-1955
Box 29
Registrar's Office
Box 44
Reinsch, Miss Ute
Box 29
Report on Higher Education and Dollar Support, 1961 Jan.
Box 29
Retirement Plan
Box 13
Retirements
Box 44
Reynolds Student Investment Trust
Box 29
Rotary Club Programs, 1956 Jan.
Box 29
Rotary Foundation Scholarship
Box 29
Rural Churches
Box 14
Rural Churches, Committee on
Box 14
S Correspondence
Box 44
S Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 14
S Correspondence, 1947-1951 [3 folders]
Box 15
S Correspondence, 1952-1959 [3 folders]
Box 29
Sample, Paul
Box 30
Sands, Alex Jr. [2 folders]
Box 15
Scholarship Fund, General--Contributions, 1945-1950 [2 folders]
Box 16
Scholarship--A. B. Duke Report, 1959-1960
Box 45
Scholarship--W. N. Reynolds
Box 44
Scholarships--A. B. Duke Memorial--Summaries
Box 16
Scholarships--Alyse Smith
Box 16
Scholarships--Angier Duke Regional
Box 16
Scholarships--Dr. D. M. Litaker
Box 16
Scholarships--Ed Guest Class Christian Education
Box 16
Scholarships--George M. Ivey
Box 16
Scholarships--H. H. Jordan Memorial Foundation
Box 16
Scholarships--High Point Alumni
Box 16
Scholarships--Holmes-McCausland Trust Loan Foundation
Box 16
Scholarships--J. Welch Harris
Box 16
Scholarships--James E. Shepard Memorial Foundation
Box 16
Scholarships--Mayer
Box 16
Scholarships--McMullen
Box 16
Scholarships--Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 44
Scholarships--Miscellaneous Correspondence [3 folders]
Box 45
Scholarships--Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1952-1958 [2 folders]
Box 30
Scholarships--Ottis Green Foundation Fellowship
Box 16
Scholarships--Pan-Hellenic
Box 16
Scholarships--Rochelle
Box 16
Scholarships--Special Scholarship Committee, 1949
Box 16
Scholarships--Student Correspondence and Lists, 1949-1950 [2 folders]
Box 15
Scholarships--U. S. Steel Foundation, Inc.--Contributions
Box 16
Scholarships--W. N. Reynolds Loan and Scholarship Fund
Box 16
Scholarships--W. P. Few
Box 16
School of Missions--Women's Society of Christian Service
Box 30
Seaboard Airline Railroad
Box 30
Separk, J. H.--Memorial Scholarship Fund
Box 30
Smith, W. Herbert
Box 30
Smith, Willis [2 folders]
Box 30
Southern Conference, 1948-1952 [5 folders]
Box 52
Southern Conference, 1951-1953 [5 folders]
Box 53
Southern School News
Box 31
Special File
Box 45
Student Affairs, 1955-1956
Box 31
Summer Session, 1952-1958 [2 folders]
Box 31
Summer Sessions
Box 45
Summer Sessions
Box 46
T Correspondence
Box 46
T Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 17
T Correspondence, 1952-1958 [2 folders]
Box 31
Teacher Education in Duke University, Centennial Celebration of
Box 31
Television
Box 17
Television
Box 31
Trinity College and College of Engineering--Correspondence
Box 31
Trinity College and College of Engineering--Correspondence re. Admissions, 1952-1955 [2 folders]
Box 32
Trinity College, College of Engineering Admissions, 1958-1962 [4 folders]
Box 46
Trinity College, Correspondence re: Admissions
Box 17
Trinity College, History of, 1839-1842 (Nora Chaffin), Correspondence re:, 1950-51
Box 17
Tuition
Box 46
Tuition Increase, Letters re:, 1946-1948 [2 folders]
Box 17
U Correspondence
Box 18
University Council [3 folders]
Box 47
University Faculty Committee on Elections, 1952-1956 [4 folders]
Box 47
University Faculty--Notices, Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 47
University House
Box 32
University Religious Council
Box 48
University Students, Official Lists of, 1954-1956 [2 folders]
Box 48
V Correspondence
Box 48
V Correspondence [2 folders]
Box 18
W Correspondence [4 folders]
Box 18
W Correspondence, 1952-1958 [3 folders]
Box 48
Washington and Lee University, 1960 May 7
Box 49
Woman's College, Duke University--Mrs. Persons Correspondence
Box 18
Woman's College--Admissions Correspondence, 1952-1957 [5 folders]
Box 49
Woman's College--Admissions Correspondence, 1956-1962 [6 folders]
Box 50
Woman's College--Candidates for Degrees
Box 51
Woman's College--Correspondence re: Admissions, 1947-1951 [2 folders]
Box 19
Woman's College--Directories and Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box 51
XYZ Correspondence
Box 19
XYZ Correspondence
Box 51

Historical Note

Charles E. Jordan was born in Henrietta, N.C. in 1901. He received his A.B. from Trinity College in 1923 and his law degree from Duke in the spring of 1925 (in the first class to graduate from Duke law school.) He served Duke as Assistant Secretary from 1925 to 1941, as Secretary from 1941 to 1957, as Chairman of the Athletic council from 1949 to 1963, and as Vice President for Public Relations from 1946 to 1966. He was also active in community organizations, including the Durham County and North Carolina Boards of Education and various Methodist Church organizations. These activities are reflected in his papers. Jordan retired from Duke in 1966. He died in 1974. Durham's Jordan High School was named after him in 1963.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles E. Jordan Papers, University Archives, Duke University.

Provenance

The Charles E. Jordan Papers was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1965, 1966, 1971, 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed March, 1997

Encoded by Dean Jeffrey, July 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.