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Guide to the Thomas E. McCollough Papers, 1965-1997

Abstract

Thomas McCollough was a professor of religion at Duke University from 1961-1997.

His collection includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, course materials, and other papers relating to the Religion Department, the Twentieth Century American Program, university-related committees, and other activities. The collection ranges in date from 1965-1997.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
McCollough, Thomas Elmore, 1926-.
Title
Thomas E. McCollough papers 1965-1997
Language of Material
English
Extent
3 Linear Feet, 2,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, course materials, and other papers and records with bulk dates 1983-1996. Major topics include the Department of Religion, the Twentieth Century America Program, and courses in ethics, community and public policy, along with materials concerning community service and related activities at Duke. While some files still contain student recommendations, student grades and social security numbers were destroyed.

Administrative Information

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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.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

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

Dialogue/Chronicle Articles, 1995
Box 1
Duke Gardens "Flora" #1; DU Library Newsletter #2 and #22; AB
Box 1
Duke Winners - 1979; Various Correspondence with Fein, Sanford, Cleaveland
Box 1
UFCAS (Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences) minutes, 1989-1991
Box 1
"Varieties of Learning Experience" - 1968 Publication by UFCAS
Box 1
Fractional Course Committee - Memos, Minutes and Correspondence, 1979
Box 1
TCAP (20th Century America Program) - Initial Program Institution, 1975-1978
Box 1
TCAP - Evaluations Survey, 1987
Box 1
TCAP - Rosters, David Price Info, Correspondence, 1987
Box 1
TCAP - Rosters, Correspondence, 1988
Box 1
Focus/TCAP - 1991-1997
Box 1
BN Duke Scholarship, 1995
Box 1
Honors and Prog II, 1965-1979
Box 1
Honors and Prog II, 1991-1997
Box 1
Majors - Religion Dept, 1965-1966
Box 1
Religion Dept - Lon Range Planning, 1976, 1984
Box 1
DUS Information - Course Proposals, Syllabi, Memos and Correspondence, 1990-1994
Box 1
Curriculum Committee - Memos, Courses, Meetings, Agendas, Minutes, 1989-1992
Box 1
Curriculum Committee - Memos, Courses, Meetings, Etc., 1992-1993
Box 1
Curriculum Committee - Majors/Honors, 1994-1997
Box 1
Religion Dept Correspondence - TEM, 1989-1990
Box 1
Religion Dept - Memos from Chair, Handbook, Newsletter, Site Visit, Minutes, 1994
Box 1
Religion Dept - Memos, Agendas, Minutes, 1995-1998
Box 1
Barney Jones Endowment - Initial Campaign Info, Meetings, Correspondence, Chronicle Article, Fund Mailer, 1984-1996
Box 1
Kenan Ethics Grant, 1995-1996
Box 1
Habitat for Humanity, 1990-1996
Box 1
Ethics Centers, 1994-1996
Box 1
Non-medical Research Involving Human Subjects - Information, 1995
Box 1
Ethical Issues and Social Change Public Policy, 1993-1995
Box 1
Honor Commitment - Honor Council
Box 2
Native Americans - Council of Energy Resource Tribes, 1992
Box 2
L.E.A.P.S., 1994-1996
Box 2
Community Service Center - Courses, Minutes, Task Force, 1990-1993
Box 2
Fleishman - Ethics Colloquia, 1992-1993
Box 2
Research Council - Correspondence, 1994
Box 2
Laura Stepp - Washington Post - Correspondence and Faxes, 1992
Box 2
Social Ethics / Human Development, 1991-1992
Box 2
Zurich / Geneva Summer Program - Ethical Issues in World Health, 1991
Box 2
Environment - School of Environment, 1992-1996
Box 2
Student - Faculty Service Projects, 1988
Box 2
House Course: Human Rights, 1990s
Box 2
Women's Studies - Essays, O'Barr Correspondence, 1983-1985
Box 2
Hunger Course, 1980-1982
Box 2
Social Responsiveness of Business Symposium, 1982
Box 2
Commonwealth Fund - Ethics and Medical Education, 1979
Box 2
Residence Hall Design / Student Housing, 1983
Box 2
Pre-Divinity Program - Summer II, 1982
Box 2
Psychology and Ethics - Correspondence, Course, Survey, etc., 1967
Box 2
Race and Ethics - Newspaper Clippings, Doug Adams Letter, c. 1967
Box 2
Summer Session - Proposal, Memos, Notes, 1976-1977
Box 2
Governor's Task Force - Humanistic Issues in Science and Technology, 1983
Box 2
Round Table on Science and Public Affairs, 1979-1980
Box 2
Leadership Program (PPS) - Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, 1991-
Box 2
Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, 1976-1983
Box 2
Proposal to Education Foundation of America, 1974
Box 2
National Humanities Center - Flyers, Lectures, Correspondence, 1979-1980
Box 2
Ethics and the Middle East (Gulf War) Articles, 1990
Box 2
Program in Science, Technology and Human Values, 1985-1990
Box 2
Summer Transitional Program, 1968-1969
Box 2
Ethics House Course - Papers, Lectures, Syllabi, 1972, 1979, 1992-1995
Box 2
International Studies, World Policies Institute, 1982-1984
Box 2
Center for Study of Communications Policy, 1982-1986
Box 2

Historical Note

Thomas McCollough was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Texas, Georgia and New Mexico. He served in the Navy V-12 Training Program and earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Texas in 1947. He received his B.D. in 1950 and his Th.D. in 1955, both from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1961, he began teaching at Duke University as Assistant Professor of Religion. In 1991, he published "The Moral Imagination and the Public Life: Raising the Ethical Question."

McCollough served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Department of Religion; he was Director of the Twentieth Century America Program, Chair of the Marshall Scholarship Committee, and served as a member to the Faculty Hearing Committee and FOCUS Advisory Board, having served as its first director. He retired from Duke University in 1997.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas E. McCollough Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Thomas E. McCollough Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1998.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, November 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2007

Accession A98-55 is 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.