Guide to the Living Groups Reference Collection, 1964-ongoing


This reference collection contains assembled materials relating to Duke University non-fraternal living groups. Types of living groups include undergraduate living groups, federations, associations, and governing councils. Types of materials include flyers, correspondence, constitutions, reports, literary magazines, newsletters, and clippings. Major subjects include student life, Duke University history, residential living, and governance of residential halls.

Descriptive Summary

Living Groups collection 1964-ongoing
Duke University. University Archives.
0.5 Linear Feet
University Archives, Duke University.
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.

Collection Overview

Contains small collections of materials from Duke University undergraduate living groups, federations, associations, and governing councils. [Information on greek organizations can be found in the Fraternities and Sororities collection.]

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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

Arts Theme House
Box 1
Aycock Residence Hall
Box 1
Box 1
Campus Council
Box 1
Canterbury House
Box 1
Duke University Experiential Living / Learning Program, 1984, 1987
Box 1
East Campus Council
Box 1
Edens Federation
Box 1
Epworth Inn
Box 1
FUBAR (House A)
Box 1
Gilbert-Addoms Federation
Box 1
House CC
Box 1
House P
Box 1
[Independent Houses] Directory of Residents, 1978
Box 1
Kilgo [federation], 1982
Box 1
Lancaster House
Box 1
Language Dorm
Box 1
Maxwell House
Box 1
Off Campus Housing Association
Box 1
Off Campus Living Group
Box 1
Omega House
Box 1
Box 1
Quadrangle Federation
Box 1
Southgate Dormitory
Box 1
Southgate-Gilbert-Addoms Federation
Box 1
Box 1
Tabard Hall
Box 1
Trent Dormitory
Box 1
Trent II House
Box 1
Trent 3
[A2003-16: Contained 5 photographs.
Removed to photographic file: Student Life, 2000s]
Upperclass House Association
Box 1
Wellington House
Box 1
West Campus Community Council
Box 1
Windsor House
Box 1
York House
Box 1

Historical Note

Living Groups at Duke University are non-greek residential organizations which strive to provide a social and/or academic network for students. Some Living Groups are coeducational. Selective Living Groups require an application or rush to recruit new members, while Independent Living Groups maintain an open membership policy. Living Groups on campus are required to bring diverse programming to the University. This programming benefits both members and nonmembers of the living group with events that broaden the group members' experiences. Living groups are encouraged to foster faculty interaction; community service; educational, social, and cultural programming; and citizenship, scholarship, and leadership activities.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Alspaugh House records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Arts and Sciences Council records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Association of Independent Houses records. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • 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], Living Groups Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Living Groups Reference Collection was assembled by the University Archives. Accession A2003-16 was added in May 2003.

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Processed by University Archives staff. Completed January, 2003. Accession A2003-16 was added to the collection in May 2003. Photographs from this accession are housed separately in Student Life, 2000s in the University Archives Photographic Files.

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

Updated by Jill Katte, May 2003

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.