Guide to the Nicholas School of the Environment Reference Collection, 1930-ongoing

Collection Overview

The collection contains clippings, some administration lists, newsletters, reports, and printed matter for several parts of the Nicholas School of the Environment, including the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Dept. of Geology, and the Marine Laboratory. Also included is information on Duke Forest. The collection ranges in date from 1930-ongoing.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. University Archives
Nicholas School of the Environment Reference collection 1930-ongoing
Language of Material
1.0 Linear Feet, approx. 200 items
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Contents of the Collection

Forestry and Environmental Studies, School of - Administration, 1930-ongoing
Box 1
Alumni Association, SFES, 1985
Box 1
Alumni Newsletter, 1959, 1994
Box 1
Annual Report, 1977-1978
Box 1
Progress Report, 1991/92, 1992/93
Box 1
Annual Report, 1999
Box 1
Proceedings, 50th Anniversary Symposium, 1988 Oct.
Box 1
50th Anniversary Promotional Packets, 1988
Box 1
Doris Duke Conservation Fellows, 2001
Box 1
Intensive Course Program/Continuing Education, 1980s-1990s
Box 1
Miscellaneous Printed Matter
Box 1
Clippings, 1980s-ongoing
Box 1
Duke Forest - Clippings, 1990s-ongoing
Box 1
Duke Forest - Land Acquisition
Box 2
Duke Forest - Reports
Box 2
Duke Forest - Miscellaneous Printed Matter
Box 2
Geology - Printed Matter
Box 2
Geology - Clippings, 1970s-ongoing
Box 2
Marine Laboratory - Administration, 1971-1978
Box 2
Marine Laboratory - Printed Matter and Clippings
Box 2

Historical Note

The Nicholas School celebrates it creation date as 1991, but it represents a coming together of three entities that are almost as old as the university itself. The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Duke University Marine Lab (both formed in 1938) came together in 1991 to become the School of Environment, which was named the Nicholas School in 1995 following a $20 million gift from Peter M. and Ginny Nicholas of Boston.

In 1997, the Department of Geology (formed in 1936) joined the school as the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, bringing with it new resources and a new name for the school in December 2000-the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. In December 2003, the Nicholases ended the Campaign for Duke with a $70 million pledge to the university, to help fund the design and construction of Nicholas Hall, the future home of the Nicholas School, as well as the launch of the affiliated Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. In August 2008, the school's name was shortened to the Nicholas School of the Environment, following approval by the Duke University Board of Trustees.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Forestry Club Records, 1962-1976 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Marine Laboratory Records, 1945 - 1990. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Nicholas School of the Environment, Center for Continuing Education records, 1992-1999. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Nicholas School Master's Projects, 1988-2005 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Subject Collection, circa 1960-1979 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Departments and Academic Divisions Reference Collection (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nicholas School of the Environment Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Nicholas School of the Environment Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008

Updated by Kimberly Sims, October 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.