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Guide to the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Reference Collection, 1970-ongoing

Collection Overview

The reference collection contains the annual reports for the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation from 1970-2008 (incomplete). It also includes a report about an exhibit entitled "Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Thirty Years of Philanthropy" hosted in Duke University's Perkins Library and a program from the 1974 dedication of the Mary Duke Biddle Music Building.

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Collection Details

Record Group
UA.01.11.0028
Title
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Reference collection
Date
1970-ongoing
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 31 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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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.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Exhibit - Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Thirty Years of Philanthropy, 1986
Box 1
Mary Duke Biddle Music building - Dedication, 1974
Box 1
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Annual Report, 2010
Box 1
 

Historical Note

The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation was established as a trust on September 14, 1956. Its primary purpose is to further and extend Mrs.Biddle's life-long interests in religious, educational, and charitable activities in New York City and the state of North Carolina. By design the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation stipulates that at least 50 percent of the income or principal expended each year be directed to religious, scientific, literary, medical research, or educational purposes at Duke University. Grant requests are reviewed at quarterly board meetings, usually in March, June, September, and December.

Related Material

  • [Mary Duke Biddle] Family papers, 1894-1960 (bulk 1920-1939) [manuscript]. (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Duke University.)


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Provenance

The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in 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.