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Guide to the News Service Scrapbook collection, 1916-1944

Abstract

The mission of the Duke News Service is to inform the public and the university community about research, programs, and events at Duke; to increase public understanding and appreciation of scholarly contributions made by Duke's faculty and the work of its other employees and students; and to provide media relations and consultative services to faculty and administrators.

The collection includes News Service scrapbooks for both Trinity College and Duke University. General interest and sports news make up the bulk of the clippings. The collection ranges in date from 1916-1944.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Office of News and Communication.
Title
News Service Scrapbook collection, 1916-1944
Language of Material
English
Extent
15.9 Linear Feet, 23 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes News Service scrapbooks for both Trinity College and Duke University. General interest and sports news make up the bulk of the clippings. Among the major subjects are student life and traditions, the building of the university, and news of the major and minor sports. Some of the clippings relate to obscure organizations at Duke, including the Cat's Head Club. In addition to clippings are news releases, programs and correspondence. Scrapbooks 8-21 contain clippings only. According to a handwritten note on the clippings envelope in box 11, scrapbook 22 was dismantled in 1989. The clippings envelope contains articles related to the last illness, death and burial of President Few. The collection ranges in date from 1916-1944.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

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

Scrapbook 1 1916 September-1917 August

Contains news releases, correspondence, a program from the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States which was held at Trinity College, commencement programs, a Trinity Songs program marking the quarter-centennial year of Trinity College in Durham, and clippings.

Box 1
Scrapbook 2 1917 September [August]-1918 June

Contains largely clippings, some correspondence, and various programs. Of note is a pamphlet from the War Department entitled "Military Training at Trinity College" and a Student Army Training Corps (SATC) grade card and course program brochure.

Box 1
Scrapbook 3 1919 September-1920 June

Contains largely clippings, a statement to the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa regarding Trinity College's application, correspondence and various programs.

Box 1
Scrapbook 4 1920 September-1922 May

Contains clippings and various programs.

Box 2
Scrapbook 5 1921 September-1922 January

Contains clippings.

Box 2
Scrapbook 6 1923 September-November

Contains clippings.

Box 2
Scrapbook 7 1923 November-1924 January

Contains clippings and a list of Trinity students who died in the World War I.

Box 3
Scrapbook 8 1924 February-March
Box 3
Scrapbook 9 1924 March-June
Box 3
Scrapbook 10 1922 May-1924 November
Box 4
Scrapbook 11 1924-1925

Contains clippings about The Duke Endowment.

Box 4
Scrapbook 12 1925 January-December
Box 4
Scrapbook 13 1926 January-December
Box 5
Scrapbook 14 1927 January-September
Box 6
Scrapbook 15 1927 October-December
Box 7
Scrapbook 16 1928 January-May
Box 8
Scrapbook 17 1928 June-December
Box 9
Scrapbook 19 1930 July-1935 July
Box 10
Scrapbook 18 1929 January-February
Box 11
Scrapbook 20 1931 January
Box 11
Scrapbook 21 1938 November-1939 January
Box 11
Clippings Envelope [formerly scrapbook 22] 1940 October
Box 11
Scrapbook 23 1944 February

Clippings regarding Assistant Secretary of State A.A. Berle Jr.'s speaking engagement at Duke University February 7, 1944.

Box 12

Historical Note

The mission of the Duke News Service is to inform the public and the university community about research, programs, and events at Duke; to increase public understanding and appreciation of scholarly contributions made by Duke's faculty and the work of its other employees and students; and to provide media relations and consultative services to faculty and administrators. The Duke News Service works closely with local, national, and international news media, including newspapers, radio and television, magazines, wire services and syndicates.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004 (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • News Service Subject Files, 1930-ongoing. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Duke University Archives Scrapbook collection, 1916-ongoing. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Building Reference Collection, 1972-2004. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], News Service Scrapbook collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The News Service Scrapbook collection were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2007

Accessions 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.