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Guide to the Nicholas School of the Environment Records, 1916-2010

Abstract

Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment traces its beginnings to the founding of the Duke School of Forestry in 1938. In the 1990s two other entities, the Duke Marine Laboratory and the Duke Department of Geology, were combined with Forestry to form the Nicholas School.

The Records of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment, 1916-2010, contain materials created from the school's inception as the Duke School of Forestry (1938) through all its subsequent names: the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the School of the Environment, and the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. The collection also includes material about the history of Duke Forest and its use as a teaching and research facility. The earliest materials comprise the papers of Clarence F. Korstian, first director of the Forest and first dean of the School, including his correspondence, early reports about the Forest and the School, and his involvement in the Ecological Society of America, the North Carolina Forestry Association, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. The bulk of the collection consists of the School's general administrative records, including annual reports, admissions records, enrollment statistics, information on degrees granted, faculty history and meetings, and surveys and meetings of the School's alumni. Visual materials include posters, color and black-and-white photographs, negatives, and slides that document the School of Forestry and the Duke Marine Laboratory.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University).
Title
Nicholas School of the Environment records, 1916-2010
Language of Material
English
Extent
33 Linear Feet, 24,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Records of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment span the years 1916-2010 and contain materials created during the school's entire history, from its founding as the Duke School of Forestry, in 1938, through all its subsequent names: the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the School of the Environment, and the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. The collection also includes materials about the closely-related Duke Forest, especially its history and the School's management and use of it as a teaching and research facility. The earliest materials here comprise the papers of Clarence F. Korstian, first director of the Forest and first dean of the School; his files include his personal correspondence, early reports about the Forest and the School, and material about several professional organizations, particularly the Ecological Society of America, the North Carolina Forestry Association, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Following Korstian's papers, the bulk of the collection consists of the School's general administrative records, including all the following: annual reports, admissions records, enrollment statistics, and information on degrees granted; faculty history, curricula, and meetings; and extensive data on the School's alumni, especially alumni surveys and newsletters and meetings of the Alumni Association. The administrative records are supplemented by extensive visual materials; these contain a small selection of posters and other promotional materials about the School, but primarily consist of approximately 4500 color and black-and-white photographs, negatives, and slides that document a wide variety of faculty and student history and activities at both the School of Forestry and the Duke Marine Laboratory. Arranged in order by accession number, with several small, related accessions merged into single series.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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.

Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

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

These two accessions comprise the records of Clarence F. Korstian, first director of Duke Forest and first dean of the School of Forestry, and cover some forty-five years of his career, both prior to and following his Duke appointment in 1930. Duke materials document his years at the School of Forestry and include early reports to the President, studies such as the Loblolly Pine Project, and his involvement in several professional organizations, including the Ecological Society of America, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, and the North Carolina Forestry Association. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic except for the first folder, a 1959 interview of Korstian about his long career.

Clarence F. Korstian: Forty Years of Forestry, oral history interview, 1959
Box 1
Budget--library, 1935-1943
(2 folders)
Box 1
Building--School of Forestry, 1938-1950
Box 1
Clippings--Durham, 1930-1931
Box 1
Correspondence, miscellaneous--alphabetical file (partial), 1920-1946
(7 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence on forestry legislation, 1944-1945
Box 1
Duke Forest Fund, 1931-1957
(3 folders)
Box 1
Duke School of Forestry--Development Plan, 1947-1948
Box 1
Duke School of Forestry--Reports to the President Report, 1937-1948
Box 1
Duke University--correspondence and printed material, 1923-1949

Much of this correspondence relates to Korstian's appointment as Director of the Duke Forest and Professor of Silviculture, 1930. Includes President W. P. Few's A.L.S. to Korstian, 1930 July 4.

(3 folders)
Box 1
Ecological Society of America--correspondence, 1916-1945
(6 folders)
Box 1
Ecological Society of America (ESA). Committee on the Preservation of Natural Conditions, 1918-1946
(3 folders)
Box 2
Education, 1930-1936
(2 folders)
Box 2
Educational Plans and Policy, 1927-1938
Box 2
Ethics, Professional, 1947-1954
Box 2
International Union of Forest Research Organizations--correspondence, 1931-1941, 1952-1958
(2 folders)
Box 2
International Union of Forest Research Organizations--foreign circulars, 1936-1938
(2 folders)
Box 2
International Union of Forest Research Organizations--minutes, 1954-1958
(5 folders)
Box 2
International Union of Forest Research Organizations--miscellaneous material, 1935-1954
(2 folders)
Box 2
Keep North Carolina Green, 1933-1947
Box 2
Loblolly Pine Project--correspondence with Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, 1953-1960
Box 2
Loblolly Pine Project--declined, 1954-1956
(2 folders)
Box 2
Loblolly Pine Project--Wahlenberg, 1954-1960
(2 folders)
Box 2
Misc. articles and speeches, 1916-1936
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association, 1940-1953
(14 folders)
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association--constitution and by-laws, 1943-1946
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association. Cutting Practice Control Committee, 1944-1946
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association. Forestry Policy Committee, 1943-1944
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association. Minutes of the Executive Committee, 1939-1951
Box 3
North Carolina Forestry Association--speakers, service, 1944-1950
Box 3
North Carolina--State Forestry Survey, 1945-1952
Box 3
Personal, 1923-1933
Box 3
School of Forestry--scholarships and fellowships, 1935-1944
Box 3
Sigma Xi, 1931-1935
Box 3
Staff Meetings, 1944-1949
Box 4
Veterans Administration, 1946-1949
(2 folders)
Box 4

Reports, clippings, press releases, information on creative retrenchment, and a folder concerning the career of William Maughn and the establishment of the Maughan Memorial Lecture series. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

Continuation Proposal, Eastern Deciduous Forest Biome, International Biological Program, 1972-1974
Box 4
Creative Retrenchment news clippings, 1979
Box 4
"Directions for Progress" (excerpts), 1980
Box 4
Miscellaneous news clippings, 1976-1979
Box 4
"Planning for the Eighties" (excerpts), 1978
Box 4
"Position Papers: Student Representatives to the Ad Hoc Committee," 1980
Box 4
Press releases, 1978-1979
(2 folders)
Box 4
Retrenchment memos and report information, 1975-1984
Box 4
William Maughan Memorial Lecture, 1939-1976
Box 4

Correspondence about and texts of the first few lectures in the Maughn Memorial Lectures series, in chronological order.

Maughan Memorial Lectures, 1977-1980
(6 folders)
Box 4

Records concerning admissions, commencements, committees, curricula, enrollment statistics, summer programs and sessions, and other administrative activities, predominantly from the 1970s and early 1980s. Arranged alphabetically by topic, except for the extensive Red Cedar Study, circa 1935, which is housed at the end of the accession.

[FERPA RESTRICTIONS NOTE: Certain folders, as stamped, are restricted under FERPA.]

[FERPA RESTRICTIONS NOTE: The 2nd "admissions" folder below is restricted under FERPA.]

GRE scores and GPA grad student admissions data, 1960-1984
Box 4
GRE scores and GPA of professional and graduate students, 1960-1984
Box 4
Student recruitment, 1978-1979
Box 4
Alumni questionnaire--master's project role in professional degree programs, 1985
Box 4
Brochures--employment profile, SFES flyer, SFES graduates, 1984
Box 4
Coastal Zone Program, 1979-1980
Box 4
Commencement, 1976-1983
(8 folders)
Box 4
Committees (Awards; Courses and Curriculum; and Faculty Council), 1971-1982
(4 folders)
Box 4
Computer Facilities, 1976-1979
Box 4
Course Census, 1969-1979
Box 4
Course descriptions (FES 322--Microbiology of Forest Soils, 1973-1975
Box 4
Degrees--Doctor of Forestry, 1947-1971
Box 5
Degrees--Doctor of Philosophy, 1938 to Present,1983
Box 5
Duke Forest Annual Report, 1981-1983
Box 5
Duke Forest surveys--data tables and map, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Employment status for 1971-1977 graduates, circa 1978
Box 5
Enrollment, 1979-1980
Box 5
Enrollment figures, 1979-1980
Box 5
Enrollment forecasts, 1970-1982
Box 5
Enrollment lists, 1938-1979
(5 folders)
Box 5
Faculty handbook, 1971
Box 5
Faculty, list of, 1930-1983
Box 5
Faculty meetings, 1980-1982
Box 5
Faculty photographs, circa 1939
Box 5
Financial Awards, 1966-1982

FERPA RESTRICTED.

Box 5
Graduate enrollment, 1965-1985 (Doctoral degree placements, faculty and dissertations supervised), 1985
Box 5
Graduate School of Natural Resources, 1978
Box 5
Graduate students entering, 1975-1981
Box 5
Instructor evaluation (course evaluation), 1985-1987
Box 5
Instructor evaluation (Royer and Smart), 1979-1985
Box 5
Loose materials (filing system outline?), 1986
Box 5
Maughan Lecture Series, 1979-1981
Box 5
Planning and Development Goals of the Dean of SFES, 1977-1978
Box 5
Planning and Development--program development and definition, 1976-1978
Box 5
Policy and procedures manual, 1975-1977
Box 5
Course offerings, Fall 1979
Box 5
"Report on SFES," Benjamin A. Jayne, Dean, 1983
Box 5
Summer course--FES 291, 1979
(4 folders)
Box 5
Summer Program, 1979
Box 5
Summer Program and faculty suggestions, 1980
Box 5
Summer Program, proposed, undated,
Box 5
Summer session, 1971-1980
(2 folders)
Box 5
Summer session equipment information, 1979
Box 5
Summer session planning, 1977-1978
Box 5
Timberland Marketplace for Buyers, Sellers and Investors and their Advisors, 1984
Box 5
Vehicle Reports, 1975-1985
Box 5
Board feet, undated
Box 6
Correspondence, 1935-1938
Box 6
Durham Division, Map 7, 1935-1938
Box 6
Field Data--Stands, 5, 6, 7, 11, 18 (trees 1-100), 1935
(6 folders)
Box 6
Logarithmic tables, 1935-1937
Box 6
Methods, undated
Box 6

The largest of these accessions, UA 89-54, and the four smaller ones primarily comprise FES Alumni Association activities and records and have been interfiled together, with original accession number noted on individual folders. Materials include alumni surveys, correspondence, minutes of the Alumni Association's Executive Council meetings, reunions, and routine mailings to members. A small group of general files, unrelated to the Alumni Association, is gathered at the end of these accessions: these include various annual reports and some files about the proposed phaseout of the School of Forestry in the mid-1970s. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

[Restricted until 2019.]

A.T. Davison Records, 1958-1960
Box 6
Alumni surveys, 1970-1980
Box 6
Annual meeting, 1981
Box 6
Bylaws, 1993
Box 6
Bylaws and officers 1980-1988
Box 6
Class newsletters, 1987-1990
(2 folders)
Box 6
Correspondence--general/miscellaneous, 1957-1965, 1980-1989
(4 folders)
Box 6
Correspondence--Executive Council, 1981-1990
(5 folders)
Box 6
Correspondence--receptions and reunions, 1979-1982
Box 6
Dues collection mailings, 1983-1990
(6 folders)
Box 6
"Employment Status of 1938-80 Graduates," 1981-1982
Box 6
Executive Council meetings, 1983-1989
(13 folders)
Box 6
Executive Council meetings, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
Box 7
Executive Council minutes (cumulative), 1981-1994
Box 7
Fellowships, 1985-1989
(3 folders)
Box 7
Field Day Reunion, general information and invitations, 1984
Box 7
Financial statements, 1981-1985
(4 folders)
Box 7
Information packets (to grads), 1987-1989
(2 folders)
Box 7
Meetings--local, 1983-1985
Box 7
Meetings--Tacoma and Portland, 1983
Box 7
Membership lists, 1982-1988
(2 folders)
Box 7
Policy manual, 1982
Box 7
Reunions (Classes of '61, '62, '63, '77, and '78), 1986-1988
(5 folders)
Box 7
Annual Reports of the Duke Forest, Fiscal Years 1976/77 through 1982/83, 1976-1983
(7 folders)
Box 7
Annual Report, SFES, FY 1976/77, 1976-1977
(2 folders)
Box 7
Annual Report, SFES, FY 1979/80, 1979-1980
Box 7
Board of Visitors meetings, 1980-1985
Box 7
Correspondence--Reed Kelly to Harmon L. Smith, 1980
Box 7
"Directions for Progress: A Report to the Duke University Board of Trustees," 1980
Box 7
Phaseout--correspondence, reports, and newspaper coverage, 1975
(3 folders)
Box 7
"Planning for the Eighties: A Report to the Duke University Board of Trustees"; and "Planning for the Eighties, a Response," 1978-1979
Box 7
Sociey of American Foresters--annual conventions, 1976-1980
Box 7
Student recruitment posters, 1977-1988
Box 7

These two accessions primarily consist of memoranda, news releases, clippings, and other public relations material sent to the Campus Calendar, Duke Dialogue, Faculty Newsletter, and other media. Also includes correspondence and material about conference, workshops, and other events sponsored by the School. The smaller accession, 94-74 (8 folders) has been interfiled with the larger, though noted on individual folders. Arranged in order by the office's filing system codes in use at the time, as follows: DU (Duke University); FES (Forestry and Environmental Studies); MSC (Meetings, Symposia, Conferences); and PR (unidentified, but presumably Public Relations).

[Restricted until 2017.]

DU: Calendar, 1978-1983
(5 folders)
Box 7
DU: Faculty Newsletter, 1978-1984
(6 folders)
Box 7
FES: Center for Forestry Investment, 1983-1985
Box 8
FES: Hazardous wastes public survey--Executive Summary clippings, 1981
Box 8
FES: Seminar announcements, 1981-1983
(2 folders)
Box 8
MSC: "Accounting for the Money" conference, 1981
Box 8
MSC: Forestry accounting and control seminar, 1982
Box 8
MSC: Legal problems of woodland operations, 1980-1981
Box 8
MSC: NIPF--a Review of Economic and Policy Studies, 1983
Box 8
MSC: Nonindustrial private forests--data needs, 1980-1981
Box 8
MSC: Pocosins conference and Pocosins map (North Carolina), 1979-1982
(4 folders)
Box 8
MSC: Reorganization conference, 1979
(2 folders)
Box 8
MSC: Timber and timberland asset values conference, 1983
Box 8
MSC: "Timber and Timberland Valuation in the Eyes of the Court," 1981
Box 8
MSC: Timberland Marketplace proceedings, 1991
Box 8
MSC: U.S. dependency on Canadian natural resources, 1979-1980
Box 8
MSC: "Woodburning car" seminar, 1981
Box 8
MSC: Workshop on Financing Forestry Investments, 1982
Box 8
PR: Duke Calendar, 1984-1985
Box 8
PR: Duke Dialogue, 1986-1992
(6 folders)
Box 8
PR: Duke Faculty Newsletter, 1984-1986
(2 folders)
Box 8
PR: Fellowship awards and recipients, 1980-1983
(3 folders)
Box 8
PR: Honor roll / fellowships, 1986
Box 8
PR: Industry fellowships and scholarships, 1983-1985
(2 folders)
Box 8
PR: Mellon Grant--systems science, news releases, 1981
Box 8
PR: News clippings, 1980-1985
(5 folders)
Box 8
PR: News and press releases, 1980-1992
(8 folders)
Box 8
PR: Seminar announcements, 1984-1985
Box 8
PR: Summer field program, 1982
Box 8

Two alumni surveys, interfiled together, conducted in 1984 (unstamped) and 1989 (date-stamped). Questions posed to alumni include positions held since graduation, current activities, effectiveness of the school for training, and involvement in alumni affairs. Arranged in alphabetical order by respondents' surnames.

[Restricted until 2014.]

Alumni Survey, A-K, 1984-1989
(14 folders)
Box 8
Alumni Survey, L-Z, 1984-1989
(16 folders)
Box 9

Proceedings and other materials from various conferences and workshops sponsored by the School; in many cases, multiple instances of the workshops are represented, spanning several years. Arranged as received.

Reorganization: Issues, Implications, 1979
Box 9
Acid Deposition Meeting, 1985
Box 9
Accounting Seminar, 1981-1983
(3 folders)
Box 9
American Land Resources Association, 1985
Box 9
Assessing Data Needs Concerning Private Non-Industrial Forestlands, 1980
Box 9
Canadian Consulate Equipment Demo, 1983
Box 9
Competition for Land in the American South, 1985
Box 9
Conference on the Future of N.C. National Forests, 1984
Box 9
Consulting Foresters Meeting , 1984
Box 9
Coordinating Timberland Appraisal, 1987
Box 9
Dynamuse, 1982-1984
(4 folders)
Box 9
Dynast Update, Dr. Boyce, 1983
Box 9
EPA Wetland, 1985
Box 9
Evaluating Returns to Southern Forestry Research, 1982
Box 9
Forest Policies Meeting, 1982
Box 9
Forestry Legal Seminar, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 9
Forestry Investment Workshop, 1982
Box 9
Growing Taxes and Growing Trees, 1987
Box 9
Non-Industrial Private Forests Seminar, 1983
Box 9
Systems Dynamics Workshop, 1983
Box 9
Remote Sensing, 1985
Box 9
Participatory Management, 1985
Box 9
Travelers Timberland Investment Seminar, 1985
Box 9
Parks-Land Area Research, 1988
Box 9
50th Anniversary, 1988
Box 9
Timberland Marketplace, 1984-1985

Syllabi and other course materials from several instances of this workshop offered at Duke and in New Orleans and Portland in 1984-1985.

(13 folders)
Box 10

Correspondence, reports, printed material, photographs and negatives, and other materials concerning public relations, alumni affairs, and reaccreditation. Also includes alumni newsletters, the report of self-evaluation of the School of Forestry done for the Society of American Foresters, brochures, and annual reports. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

[Restricted until 2018.]

By-Laws, 1953
Box 10
Correspondence, 1941-1959
(3 folders)
Box 10
Alumni News Letter, vols. 1, 2, 4, 5, 1940-1945
Box 10
Alumni News, vols. 1-13, 1946-1959
Box 10
Duke Digest, 1955-1958
Box 10
Bulletin of Duke University: Forestry School Newsletter, vol. 33, 1961
Box 10
Duke Alumni Newsletter: School of Forestry News, various issues, 1962-1977
Box 10
Alumni class newsletters, 1990-1993
Box 10
Letters to alumni, 1984-1991
Box 10
Brochures--Duke Forest and FES programs, 1976-1985
Box 10
Duke Forest--Urban Land Institute committee report, 1986-1988
Box 10
FES Program descriptions--orientation, Fall '83 to Fall '89, 1983-1989
(7 folders)
Box 10
Gelbart and Associates Fellowship, 1981
Box 10
OAS: Society of American Foresters--Accreditation and Self-Evaluation Report, 1976
Box 10
PR: Fellowship--Wilderness Society, 1989
Box 10
PR: News releases, 1986-1990
(3 folders)
Box 10
School newsletters, weekly, 1978-1991
(4 folders)
Box 11
Photographs--various class photos and negatives, 1947-1983
(2 folders)
Box 11
Photographs--faculty, various, 1948-1956
Box 11
Photographs for Alumni News, 1954-1960
Box 11
Photographs--individual alumni, 1940-1947
Box 11
Photographs--miscellaneous old photos, 1941-1981
(2 folders)
Box 11
Photographs--Summer Coastal Studies, 1979-1981
Box 11

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, printed matter, photographs, clippings, reports, handbooks, and other materials concerning the administration of the School of Forestry. Although materials were received unarranged, the 2- and 3-letter filing codes were consistent with other accessions, so materials have been gathered by these codes and arranged in alphabetical order. The major groups of materials are as follows: BV (Board of Visitors); C (Courses); DF (Duke Forest); DU (Duke University); FES (or SFES: School of Forestry and Environmental Science); OAS (Organizations and Societies); and P (Personnel).

[Restricted until 2016.]

AR (Alumni Relations)--Correspondence, 1940-1963
Box 11
Acceptances, 1964-1965
Box 11
BOV Manual, 1981-1983
Box 11
Invitations, 1965
Box 11
Membership invitations and replies, 1981
Box 11
Original membership, 1962-1965
Box 11
Study of BOV and General Information, 1983-1984
Box 11
Meetings of the Board of Visitors, 1980-1983
(Folders 1-13 of 25)
Box 11
Meetings of the Board of Visitors, 1984-1987
(Folders 14-25 of 25)
Box 12
C (Courses)--Course data and descriptions, 1956-1980
(3 folders)
Box 12
DF (Duke Forest)--Duke Forest annual reports, 1986-1988
(2 folders)
Box 12
DF--Response to report by an ad hoc committee on the Duke Forest, 1983
Box 12
Academic Priorities Committee on Graduate Education, 1987
Box 12
Building plans, 1959-1967
Box 12
Committee on Environmental Science and Policy, 1989-1991
(2 folders)
Box 12
Committees--Long Range Planning Committee, 1959-1970
Box 12
Committees--Marine Laboratory Advisory Committee, 1980
Box 12
Departments--Institute of Higher Learning, 1967-1968
Box 12
Departments--Marine Lab, 1970-1976
Box 12
Hotel at golf course--articles, 1986
Box 12
Information on Carl H. Stoltenberg, Forestry faculty member, 1951
Box 12
Proposals, 1960-1966
Box 12
EGD--Champion Papers, 1966
Box 12

[FERPA RESTRICTIONS NOTE: "Faculty meetings and minutes" folders below, as stamped, are restricted under FERPA.]

Academic plan, 1987
Box 12
Annual reports, 1937-1966
(Folders 1-3 of 12)
Box 12
Annual reports, 1967-1982
(Folders 4-12 of 12)
Box 13
Candidates for degrees, 1970-1985
(11 folders)
Box 13
Center for Forestry Investment, 1983-1984
Box 13
Doctor of Forestry, 1939-1952
Box 13
Employment inquiries and job market, 1968-1970
Box 13
Faculty meetings and minutes, 1958-1976
(Folders 1-12 of 19)
Box 13
Faculty meetings and minutes, 1977-1989
(Folders 13-19 of 19)
Box 14
Faculty roster, 1930-1984
Box 14
Faculty teaching summaries, 1980-1985
Box 14
Five Year Development Plan, 1975
Box 14
Forest History Society, 1982-1984
Box 14
Forest pathology position, 1954-1961
Box 14
Forestry School statistics, 1939-1969
Box 14
Fourteen years graduate student study, 1983
Box 14
Gifts and donations, 1958-1961
Box 14
Information for executive officers' retreat, 1985
Box 14
Masters project information, 1983
Box 14
McCarthy Environmental Speakers Series, 1989
Box 14
News releases and clippings, 1934-1991
(4 folders)
Box 14
Notary commissions, 1942-1957
Box 14
Photographs, 1958-1985
Box 14
Planning and development--Environmental Studies, MEM degree, 1974
Box 14
Planning and development--Program in Resource Ecology and Environmental Management, 1970
Box 14
Presentation to Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, 1986
Box 14
Program planning, 1945-1964
Box 14
Programs of study and research, 1982
Box 14
Proposals for new degrees and program structure, 1982
Box 14
Reports, 1968-1969
(2 folders)
Box 14
Reports--Self-study, 1965
Box 14
Reports--Self-evaluation, 1968
Box 14
Report to Academic Affairs Committee, Duke University Trustees, 1984
(3 folders)
Box 14
School history, 1959-1977
Box 14
Schumacher Memorial Library, 1967-1969
Box 14
Secretaries, 1951-1963
Box 14
Short Course, Summer 1955
Box 15
Summer session correspondence, 1957-1970
Box 15
Standing committees, undated
Box 15
Wet Land Drainage Project, 1953-1956
Box 15
Wetlands (Duke Wetland Center), 1989-1991
Box 15
North Carolina Board of Higher Education, 1968
Box 15
North Carolina Forestry Association--annual report, 1969
Box 15
Regional Committee on Forestry Education and Research, 1956
Box 15
SAF (Society of American Foresters) Accreditation, 1965-1987
(3 folders)
Box 15
Southern Industrial Forestry Research Council, 1984-1986
Box 15
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company--land use agreement, 1946
Box 15
Adjunct Faculty, 1977-1990
Box 15
Alpert, Leo, 1982-1983
Box 15
Anderson, Roger F., 1950-1984
Box 15
Baker, Joan, 1980-1982
Box 15
Barnes, Robert, 1966-1984
Box 15
Barrick, Frank, 1985
Box 15
Binkley, Clark S., 1981-1984
Box 15
Boyd, Robert T., 1980-1983
Box 15
Briede, Jan-Willem, 1981-1983
Box 15
Chaiken, Leon E., 1970-1978
Box 15
Coile, T.S., 1949
Box 15
Condrell, William, 1982-1983
Box 15
Convery, Frank J., 1971-1982
(2 folders)
Box 15
Davis, William C., 1981-1985
Box 15
Davison, Alexander T., 1977-1986
Box 15
Dutrow, George, 1977
Box 15
Gelbert, Daniel H., 1976-1983
Box 15
Harrar, E.S., 1966
Box 15
Hart, William--State Forest Resource Planning, 1977-1984
Box 15
Heath, Milton, 1972-1982
Box 15
Hellmers, Henry, 1968-1984
Box 15
Hyde, William F., 1978-1989
Box 15
Jayne, Benjamin, 1982-1987
Box 15
Korstian, Clarence F., 1949
Box 15
Ralston, Charles W., 1953-1983
Box 15
Schumacher, F. X., 1934-1961
Box 15
Slinn, Ronald J., 1969-1970
Box 15
Wackerman, A. E., 1938-1967
Box 16
RP (Research Proposals)--Southeastern Center for Forest Economics Research, 1981
Box 16

Correspondence, budgets, memoranda, financial records, proposals, and other material concerning The Center for Forestry Investment.

Center for Forestry Investment--budgets, correspondence, proposals, 1984-1987
(3 folders)
Box 16

Correspondence, financial data, rosters, and other records from several conferences held at the SFES in the early 1990s. Arranged in alphabetical order by topic.

[Restricted until 2018.]

George Wright Society Conference, Fall 1992
Box 16
NAEP (National Association of Environmental Professionals), Spring 1993
(3 folders)
Box 16
Southern Forest Economic Workshop Spring, April 1993
(4 folders)
Box 16
Southwest Forest Disease Workshop, Spring 1991
(2 folders)
Box 16
World Bank Conference, August 1990
Box 16

Consists entirely of promotional materials--printed materials, posters, t-shirts, and other items.

[Restricted until 2035.]

Promotional materials, 2001-2010
(Folders 1-10 of 15)
Box 16
Promotional materials, 2001-2010
(Folders 11-15 of 15)
Box 19
Posters, 2002-2009
(2 folders)
Box 19
Experts guides, 2002-2008
(2 folders)
Box 19
Posters, 2002-2008
(Folder 1-6 of 7)
Box 17
Posters, 2002-2008
(Folder 7 of 7)
Box 18
Bags, circa 2002-2008
(2 folders)
Box 18
T-shirts, circa 2002-2008
(2 folders)
Box 18

Photographs, publications, reports, VHS tapes.

[Restricted until 2026.]

Colloquia, seminars, symposia, 1979-1994
Box 19
Development and progress reports, 1987-1992
Box 19
Duke Forest, 1986-1990
Box 19
Intensive courses, 1978-1994
(4 folders)
Box 19
Newletters (various titles), 1994-1999
Box 19
Posters, circa 1980-1989
Box 19
Programs and degrees, 1979-1994
Box 19
Promotional materials by year, 1983-1995
Box 19
Miscellaneous promotional materials, 1984-1994
(2 folders)
Box 19
Poster, circa 1980
Box 18

Arranged alphabetically by topic with the exception that negatives, minimally-processed snapsnots, and oversize photographs are gathered in Boxes 26-30 at the end of the folder group.

[Restricted until 2026.]

Alumni, 1980-1993
(5 folders)
Box 20
Alumni and faculty, 1981-1992
Box 20
Darley Tract, 1986-1986
Box 20
Duke Forest--management, 1981-1990
(3 folders)
Box 20
Duke Forest--people, studies, and scenic, 1979-1990
(4 folders)
Box 21
Duke Forest--teaching, 1984-1987
(2 folders)
Box 21
Faculty at work, 1987-1993
(2 folders)
Box 21
Faculty--ex-faculty, undated
Box 21
Faculty--head shots, 1985-1994
(2 folders)
Box 21
Faculty--old photos, 1982-1993
(2 folders)
Box 21
Faculty--portraits, 1938-1966
(3 folders)
Box 22
Faculty--Stambaugh, W.J., retirement, 1993
Box 22
Forestry School--miscellaneous, undated
(3 folders)
Box 22
General Duke University--buildings, students, etc., 1980-1993
(2 folders)
Box 23
Intensive courses--instructors and students, 1979-1994
(2 folders)
Box 23
LSRC--construction, alumni tours, 1991-1993
Box 23
Marine Lab, 1985-1995
(5 folders)
Box 23
Miscellaneous loose photographs, 1983-1993
(Folder 1 of 6)
Box 23
Miscellaneous loose photographs, 1983-1993
(Folders 2-6 of 6)
Box 24
Miscellaneous plant studies, 1980-1993
(5 folders)
Box 24
Miscellaneous scenic, 1989-1993
(3 folders)
Box 25
People--miscellaneous, 1988
(2 folders)
Box 25
People--Raymond E. Sullivan, 1926-1981
Box 25
Slides--miscellaneous color slides, 1979-1989
(3 folders)
Box 25
Students--scholarly activities, field trips, graduation, 1980-1995
(2 folders)
Box 25
Students--social activities, 1989-1993
(2 folders)
Box 25
Negatives, 1979-2001

Negatives for certain corresponding folders in Boxes 20-25 above.

(16 folders)
Box 26
Unarranged photographs--color snapshots, 2000-2001 and undated

Approximately 800-1000 color prints, minimally processed and arranged. Most depict various social events at the NSOE.

Box 27-28
Photographs--faculty, undated
(6 folders)
Box 29
Photographs--Duke Marine Lab, undated
Box 29
Photographs--miscellaneous, undated
(7 folders)
Box 30

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Demaine Vickers, various commercials, undated
Box 30
Duke SFES, untitled and undated
Box 30
Living on the Edge: a Consumer Guide to Buying and Owning Barrier Island Property, pre-release copy, 1996
Box 30
Scicom, Inc. Demo and Trash Mountain, 1996
Box 30

Reports and miscellaneous publications of the School of Forestry and the NSOE from its earliest years through the mid-1990s. The materials in this series were gathered from loose materials in various accessions. Arranged alphabetically, by title.

Alumni News Letter, Duke Forestry School, (bound volume), 1940-1959
Box 31
Annual Report, 1977-1979
Box 31
Continuing Students, 1986
Box 31
Cooperative College Program, Advisor's Manual, 1993
Box 31
Distinguished Alumni: Forestry and Environmental Studies, v.1, 1980
Box 31
The Duke Forest, January 1980
Box 31
Environment Alumni Directory, 1994
Box 31
Environmental Considerations of the Paper Life Cycle, 1995
Box 31
Faculty Curricula Vitae, February 1987
Box 31
Hazardous Substances in North Carolina: an Analysis of Public Perceptions, circa 1982
Box 31
Integrated Case Studies in Natural Resources Analysis: Annual Reports, 1979-1981
Box 31
Interim Reaccreditation Report for the Society of American Foresters, 1987-1991
Box 31
Management of the Duke Forest: Final Draft, April 1981
Box 31
Report of the Dean of the School of Forestry, 1938-1941
Box 31
Report of the Director of the Duke Forest, 1932-1937
Box 31
Research Report for 1981-82, 1983
Box 31
Research Report for 1982-83, 1984
Box 31
The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: Relevance, Competence, and Costs, 1980
Box 31
Self-Evaluation Report for Reaccreditation by the Society of American Foresters, 1987
Box 31
Soil and the Growth of Forests, by T. Coile, 1952 (offprint)
Box 31
Taeda: The Yearbook of the School of Forestry, Duke University, 1963
Box 31

Historical Note

Forestry studies at Duke University can be traced to 1931, when several of the nearby small farms and forestlands the university had been purchasing since the mid-1920s were formally named as Duke Forest. When the School of Forestry was established in 1938, it was the first graduate school in its field in the South. A chronology of its history follows below.

Chronology

DateEvent(s)
1930Clarence F. Korstian appointed as first Director of Duke Forest
1931Duke Forest formally named
1932First classes in forestry taught at Duke University
1938School of Forestry founded, with Korstian appointed as Dean
1970sCurriculum expanded to include broader range of ecological sciences
1974Renamed School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
1991Merged with the Duke Marine Laboratory (founded 1938) and renamed School of the Environment
1995Renamed Nicholas School of the Environment following upon gift of Peter and Virginia Nicholas
1997Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences created when the former Department of Geology (founded 1936) joins school
2000School re-named Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
2008-2009Name reverted to Nicholas School of the Environment

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Nicholas School of the Environment Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer, 1974-2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Shumate, Stephanie Chao, and Julia Eads, January 2013

Encoded by Michael Shumate, January 2013

All accessions from 1974-2011 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.