Guide to the Bob Long Collection, 1936-1944, 1991


Bob Long was a 1941 graduate of Duke University.

Collection contains photographs, clippings, Duke ephemera, and printed matter such as handbooks and programs. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Long, Robert F.
Bob Long collection 1936-1944, 1991
Language of Material
0.5 Linear Feet, About 150 Items
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Collection Overview

Collection contains photographs which document student life in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include athletics, commencement, social activities and societal events. Of particular note are photographs from an unidentified student event where subjects are in blackface. The collection also contains various printed matter, including handbooks and programs, and Duke ephemera, including Duke Alumni window decals and paper pennants. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

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.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs, circa 1937-1944
Box 1
Clippings, 1940, undated
Box 1
Rose Bowl program and magazine, 1939
Box 1
Southern Conference Track Championships program, 1938 May
Box 1
The Duke Phi newsletter, 1944 November
Box 1
Woman's College handbook, 1935/1936, 1937/1938
Box 1
Omicron of Alpha Delta Pi: Silver Jubilee, 1911-1936, 1936
Box 1
Duke Ephemera, undated
Box 1
Commencement Programs, 1939
Box 1
Christmas Card, 1991
Box 1

Historical Note

Bob Long, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was a 1941 graduate of Duke University. He was a member of the Chanticleer staff for all four of his years at Duke and served as business manager during his senior year. Long was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Beta Omega Sigma, and Tombs. Additionally, Long was a member of the track, cross-country, and lacrosse teams.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bob Long Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Bob Long Collection were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1994 and 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Larkin Rowley, May 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2009

Accessions A94-76 and A95-10 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.