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Guide to the North Carolina Student Legislature, Duke University chapter records, 1965-1982 (bulk 1975-1979)

Abstract

The North Carolina Student Legislature, the oldest active student legislature in the United States, was established in 1937.

Contains the records of the Duke University chapter of the North Carolina Student Legislature, a student organization that presented legislation for possible enactment by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
North Carolina Student Legislature. Duke University chapter.
Title
North Carolina Student Legislature, Duke University chapter records, 1965-1982 (bulk 1975-1979)
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 600 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Contains the records of the Duke University chapter of the North Carolina Student Legislature, a student organization that presented legislation for possible enactment by the North Carolina General Assembly. Types of materials include correspondence, legislative bills, conference proceedings, clippings, pamphlets, printed materials, a photograph, and award plaques. Major subjects include Duke University students, the North Carolina Student Legislature, student political activity, North Carolina General Assembly, resolutions, study and teaching of politics, parliamentary practice, and student groups.. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1982 (bulk 1975-1979).

Administrative Information

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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

Correspondence, 1982
Box 1
Session proceedings, 1965
Box 1
Session proceedings, 1976-1977
Box 1
Session proceedings, 1978-1979
Box 1
Compendium, 40th Annual Session, 1977
Box 1
Clippings, 1973, 1979
Box 1
Pamphlets, 1978, 1982-1983, undated
Box 1
Best Legislation, 1965
Box 2
Best Delegation -- Large College, 1968
Box 2
Best Delegation -- Large School, 1971
Box 2
Best Bill -- Large School, 1972
Box 2
Best Delegation, 1973
Box 2

Historical Note

The North Carolina Student Legislature, the oldest active student legislature in the United States, was established in 1937. The organization represents North Carolina universities, colleges, and community colleges and offers students practical experience in politics and the legislative process. Under the leadership of a central government, member school delegations study current issues, write bills, and present resolutions for presentations at statewide meetings. The Student Governor and staff carry out all procedures at statewide meetings, which include delegates from all institutions with North Carolina Student Legislature chapters. Bills passed at annual statewide meetings are made available to the members of the North Carolina General Assembly.

The Duke University chapter has won several awards for best legislation, best bill, and best delegation. The 1979 Annual Session was hosted at Duke University. As of 2003, the Duke University chapter of the North Carolina Student Legislature is not active.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Duke University College Republicans records (University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Student Legislature, Duke University chapter records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The North Carolina Student Legislature, Duke University chapter records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1977, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn, February 2003

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006

Accessions A89-0044, A77-71 were merged into one collection, 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.