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Guide to the Office of Cultural Affairs Records, 1931-2002 (bulk 1958-2002)

Abstract

The Duke University Office of Cultural Affairs was created in 1969 as part of the Division of Student Affairs and existed until 1993, when, as part of a reorganization of the Division, it was superceded by the Office of University Life.

The Office of Cultural Affairs Records, 1931-2002 (bulk 1958-2002), consist of budgets and financial reports; calendars; contracts; correspondence; meeting minutes; printed materials; black-and-white, color, and 35mm photographs; and videocassettes, audiocassettes, and digital audio tapes. Materials primarily span the years of the OCA's official existence, 1969-1993, but also contain earlier materials about its first director, Ella Fountain Pratt, and later records created by the Office of University Life. Arranged in five series: Subject Files, which provide a broad overview of the OCA's activities, including early correspondence between Duke University and the American Dance Festival, which moved to Duke in 1977; the Chamber Arts Society, a group that promoted chamber music performance in Durham and surrounding areas; the Duke Artists Series, a concert series that began in 1930 and came under the oversight of OCA upon its creation in 1969; the Summer Session, programming for which also became one of the OCA's primary responsibilities; and the Triangle Dance Guild, a group independent of Duke that coordinated with the OCA to promote dance performance on campus and in Durham and surrounding areas from 1976-1984.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Office of Cultural Affairs.
Title
Office of Cultural Affairs 1931-2002, bulk 1958-2002
Language of Material
English
Extent
16 Linear Feet, 16,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Office of Cultural Affairs Records, 1931-2002 (bulk 1958-2002), consist of budgets and financial reports, calendars, contracts, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, and printed materials that document the Office's administration and scheduling of concerts and other performing arts events, arts festivals, and certain performance venues and buildings on the campus of Duke University. The majority of these records span the years of the OCA's official existence, 1969-1993; but there are also older materials that stem from the earlier Duke career of the OCA's initial director, Ella Fountain Pratt, as well as later records created under the Office of University Life, which superceded the OCA in 1993. Audiovisual material in the collection include more than 500 black-and-white, color, and 35mm photographs; additionally, there are several videocassettes, audiocassettes, and digital audio tapes. The collection is arranged in five series beginning with the most general, Subject Files, followed in alphabetical order by four smaller and more specific series that document the history of various concert series or arts organizations.

The Subject Files are not only the largest series but also give the broadest overview of the OCA's activities. Several large folder groups exist within the series, including one that contains early correspondence and negotiations between Duke University and the American Dance Festival, which moved to Duke in 1977. The series also contains correspondence and other records that span Pratt's entire career at Duke, from the late 1950s through her retirement in 1984. The next four series document the history of various concert series or artistic groups that were either administrated by or collaborated with the OCA. The first and largest of these series is the Chamber Arts Society. Founded in 1945 to promote chamber music performance in Durham , this group eventually came under the aegis of Duke University and the Office of Cultural Affairs in 1975. Although files here tell a little of that early history, they primarily document some fifteen years of concerts on campus from the mid-1980s through 2002. Following this are the records of the Duke Artists Series, a concert series that began in 1930. When the OCA was created in 1969, management and oversight of the Duke Artists Series was made one of its primary responsibilities. The files here mainly document several seasons of concerts in the late 1980s and late 1990s. Much like the Duke Artists Series, cultural programming for the University's Summer Session Series also became a primary responsibility of the OCA upon its creation. This series covers more than forty years of summer session history, including programming that continued under the Office of University Life. The final series contains the history of the Triangle Dance Guild. Independent of Duke, this group existed from 1976-1984 and coordinated with the OCA to promote dance performance on campus and in Durham and other local venues.

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Contents of the Collection

Materials relating to the administration and management of the Office of Cultural Affairs, including budgets, box office reports, correspondence, event and season calendars, and files about specific artists and performances. In addition to the wide variety of individual files, four larger folder groups in the series document the following subjects in greater detail: Ella Fountain Pratt's work on the exective board of the Association of College, University and Community Arts Administrators (ACUCAA); recruitment of the American Dance Festival (ADF) to Duke in the 1970s; history of the usage, maintenance, and physical improvements made to Page Auditorium; and records of the first fifteen years of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival (1983-1998). In various files the series also contains information spanning most of the career of Ella Fountain Pratt at Duke University; more extensive material about her can be found in the Ella Fountain Pratt Papers. Visual materials in the series include blueprints of Page Auditorium, circa 1960, and approximately forty black-and-white photographs of various performers. Files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

RESTRICTIONS: See the Access Restrictions section of this finding aid for description of written permissions required to use materials within twenty-five years from the origin of the material.

Ad Hoc Commission on the Arts, 1976
Box 1
Ad Hoc Commission on the Arts--report, 1976
Box 1
Afro-American Symposium--"The Beauty of Black," 1969
Box 1
Allen, Davis L., 1976-1977
Box 1

Related materials: the Rubenstein Library serves as the public point-of-access for all collections held by the American Dance Festival Archives.

Box office reports, 1978
Box 1
Correspondence, 1976-1978
Box 1
Duke commitments, 1977-1978
Box 1
Fund, 1976-1978
Box 1
Fund raising, 1977-1978
Box 1
Gala, 1978
Box 1
Inventory, 1977
Box 1
News clippings, 1977
Box 1
Proposal, 1977
Box 1
Tuition, 1978
Box 1
Visits, 1977-1978
Box 1
American Musical Theater Center, 1977-1978
Box 1
Annual report, 1970-1971
Box 1
Articles by Ella Fountain Pratt, undated
Box 1
Arts at Duke, 1973-1974
Box 1
Arts at Noon, 1979
Box 1
Arts Festival, 1969-1970
Box 1
Les Arts Florissants, 1987 Nov. 20
Box 1
Alain, Marie-Claire, 1980
Box 1
Chancel Opera, 1982-1984
Box 1
Messiah, 1978-1980
Box 1
St. Matthew Passion, 1980
Box 1
Printed material, 1980-1986
Box 1
Arts in the Church Conference, 1979-1982

Correspondence, evaluations, finances, memoranda, and black-and-white photographs.

(6 folders)
Box 1
Association of African Students, 1972-1973
Box 1
Association of College Unions, 1966-1968
Box 1
Annual conferences, 1960-1979
(3 folders)
Box 1
Committee on the Arts, 1966-1969
Box 1
Correspondence, 1958-1974
Box 1
Duke profile survey, 1969-1979
(2 folders)
Box 1
Executive Board minutes, 1973-1975
Box 1
Membership, 1961-1963
Box 1
Wingspread Conference, 1973-1977
Box 1
Workshop for Arts Administrators, 1976
Box 1
Workshop for Concert Managers, 1971
Box 1
Workshop for Performing Arts Admistrators, 1979
Box 1
Atlanta Contemporary Dance Company, 1977-1978
Box 1
Attendance figures, 1970-1973
Box 1
Bachauer, Gina, 1975-1979
Box 1
Berman, Lazar, 1975-1976
Box 1
Bernstein's Mass, 1977-1978
Box 1
Box office reports, 1973-1984
(6 folders)
Box 2
British-American Festival, 1984--see "Raleigh's Dream"
Box 2
Bryan University Center--dedication, 1981-1982
Box 2
Bryan University Center--technical services, 1982
Box 2
Budget, 1970-1984
(8 folders)
Box 2
Caecilien-Verein concert in Duke Chapel, 1980 July
Box 2
Cameron Indoor Stadium--seating statistics, 1972
Box 2
Cantori di Assisi, 1973-1974
Box 2
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Instruction in the Arts, 1979-1980
Box 2
Chuck Davis' African American Dance Ensemble, 1991 Mar 22
Box 2
"Civilisation" Film Series, 1970-1972
Box 2
Correspondence, 1958-1982
(3 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence: letters to Ella Fountain Pratt upon her retirement, 1984
Box 2
Dalton, Harry, 1961-1977
(2 folders)
Box 2
Devi, Ritha, 1973-1975
Box 2
Doty, Shayne, 1979-1984
Box 2
Doty, Shayne, with Winston-Salem Symphony, 1992 Feb. 8
Box 2
Duke Dance Club, 1971-1972
Box 2
Duke Players, 1972-1975
Box 2
Duke University Calendar, 1957-1999
(4 folders)
Box 2
Duke University Museum of Art, 1969-1974
Box 2
Durham Chamber of Commerce, 1965-1970
Box 2
Durham Children's Theatre Committee, 1968-1974
Box 2
Durham Savoyards, 1973-1974
Box 2
Earls, Paul, 1969-1980
Box 2
50th Anniversary Advisory Committee, 1974-1975
(2 folders)
Box 2
Financial statement, 1972-1982
(3 folders)
Box 2
Film policies, 1978-1982
(2 folders)
Box 2
Fine Arts Committee of the University Planning Committee, 1971-1972
Box 3
Flentrop Organ Dedication, 1976-1977
Box 3
Guest list--addresses up to 1984
Box 3
Hanks, Nancy, 1967-1983
Box 3
Hillyer, Raphael, 1975-1976
Box 3
Hotel rates, 1970-1972
Box 3
House Counselors Luncheon, 1967
Box 3
Garrard, Mimi, 1969-1978
Box 3
Havinghurst, Karen, 1977-1981
Box 3
Institute of the Arts, 1981
Box 3
Jazz artists programs, 1971-1974
Box 3
Jazz on the Green, 1992-2000
(7 folders)
Box 3
Jazz workshops, 1973-1974
Box 3
Joe College Weekend, 1970-1972
(2 folders)
Box 3
Kanengiser, William, 1988-1990
Box 3
Ketterer, Steve, 1983-1984
Box 3
Kimbrough, Steven, 1975-1976, 1995
Box 3
Kreps, Juanita, 1978-1979
Box 3
Logo, undated
Box 3
Lost Eden production, 1982
(2 folders)
Box 3
Marsicano, Michael, 1981-1982
Box 3
Mary Duke Biddle Music Building Dedication, 1973-1974
Box 3
Mary Lou's Mass, 1979-1983
Box 3
Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, 1983-1998
(15 folders)
Box 3
McCutcheon, John/Greensboro Justice Fund, 1989 Nov. 2
Box 3
Metropolitan Opera, 1976
Box 3
Miriam Makeba Scholarship, 1962-1964
Box 3
Molière Festival, 1972-1973
Box 3
Monthly Minder, Academic Year 1980-1981
Box 3
Murder in the Cathedral, 1975
Box 3
Murray-Louis Films, Dance as an Art Form, 1973-1976
Box 3
Museum Without Walls, 1971-1972
Box 3
Department of Music, 1978-1981
Box 3
Music Conference, Tenth Annual, 1970-1971
Box 3
National Endowment for the Arts--grant application for solo recitalists, submitted July 28, 1980
Box 3
National Opera Company, 1973-1980
Box 3
New Performing Dance Company, 1982-1983
Box 3
North Carolina International Jazz Festival (Umbria), 1990
Box 4
North Carolina State Art Society, 1972-1978
Box 4
North Carolina Symphony, 1970-1979
Box 4
Noye's Fludde, 1975-1976
Box 4
Nutcracker--co-sponsor agreements, 1996-2000
Box 4
Air conditioning, 1977-1978
Box 4
Category charts, 1965-1982
Box 4
Correspondence, 1934-1965, 1978
(2 folders)
Box 4
Facility configuration, 1941 and undated
Box 4
Improvements and maintenance, 1956-1976, 1986

Contains blueprints.

(4 folders)
Box 4
Management, 1967-1984
Box 4
Outside organizational scheduling, 1970-1971
Box 4
Parking, 1968-1982
Box 4
Policies, 1962-1982
Box 4
Reports, 1968-1972
Box 4
Use forms, 1962-1964
Box 4
Use statistics, 1962-1963
Box 4
Page Box Office--annual fiscal reports, 1975-1978
Box 4
Performing Arts Endowment Fund, 1971-1976
Box 4
Perry, Francis, 1974-1976
Box 4
Piedmont Chamber Orchestra, 1973
Box 4
President's house--use of, 1980
Box 4
Price, Ruth Gordon Watts, 1976-1984
Box 4
Public relations, 1978-1983
Box 4
Quadrangle Pictures schedules, 1939, 1970-1987
(3 folders)
Box 4
"Raleigh's Dream" by Iain Hamilton: British-American Festival, 1984
Box 4
Report to the Trustees, 1983-1985
Box 4
Reports--arts at Duke, 1976-1979 and undated
Box 4
Sanford, Terry, 1977-1979
Box 4
Seawright, James, 1966-1971
Box 4
Self-Study, 1976
Box 4
South Indian music, 1971-1972
Box 4
Staff correspondence, 1970-1973
Box 4
Staff meetings, 1970-1973
Box 4
Student Affairs Leadership Assistance Program (SALAP), 1984-1988
Box 4
SALAP, 1990-1991
Box 4
SALAP Review Committee, 1992
(2 folders)
Box 4
Student employment, 1972-1973
Box 4
Student organizations, 1967-1973
(2 folders)
Box 4
Suderburg, Elizabeth, 1975-1977
Box 5
Summer Housing Program, 1993
Box 5
Symposium on Racism, 1972
Box 5
This Week at Duke, 1981-1982
Box 5
Thompson, Clive, 1977-1978
Box 5
Triangle Playhouse/Durham Star Playhouse, 1959-1962
Box 5
United Nations flags, 1964-1971
Box 5
University calendar--publication costs, 1970-1978
Box 5
University House, 1966-1968
Box 5
USA-USSR Track Meet and Summer Arts Festival, 1974
(2 folders)
Box 5
Year End Report, 1980-1981
Box 5
Zukofsky, Paul, 1969-1970
Box 5
Duke University Molière Festival: Tercentenary Celebration, scrapbook, 1973
Box 12

Primarily the records of fifteen seasons of chamber music concerts sponsored by the Society and Duke University from 1985-2000. Includes contracts, artist biographies, printed materials. amd approximately 200 black-and-white publicity photographs and 35mm slides of most performers. Records are arranged chronologically by season except for the first few folders of the series, which hold miscellaneous information about the history of the Society before its official connection with Duke was made permanent in 1975. Related materials in the Duke University Archives can also be found in the records and papers of Ernest W. Nelson, a professor of history who founded the Society in 1945.

RESTRICTIONS: See the Access Restrictions section of this finding aid for description of written permissions required to use materials within twenty-five years from the origin of the material.

History: budgets, correspondence, photographs, and printed materials, 1972-1996
(2 folders)
Box 5
History: brochures and programs, 1986-2002
Box 5
History: "Chamber Arts Society, 1945-1995: History of the Chamber Arts Society," Leland R. Phelps--Fiftieth Anniversary booklet, 1995
Box 5
Budgets and printed materials, 1979-1985
(2 folders)
Box 5
Emerson String Quartet, 1985 Nov. 9
Box 5
Aspen Wind Quintet, 1986 Jan. 18
Box 5
Beaux Arts Trio, 1986 Feb. 8
Box 5
Quartetto Beethoven di Roma, 1986 Mar. 1
Box 5
Masuko Ushioda, 1986 Mar. 1
Box 5
Musica da Camera Praga, 1986 Apr. 19
Box 5
Ridge String Quartet, 1986 Apr. 19
Box 5
Budget
Box 5
Concert Season
Box 5
Vermeer String Quartet, 1986 Sept. 27
Box 5
Tokyo String Quartet, 1986 Nov. 1
Box 5
Vienna Octet, 1987 Jan. 10
Box 5
Da Capo Chamber Players, 1987 Feb. 10
Box 5
Juilliard String Quartet, 1987 Mar. 7
Box 5
Ciesinski, Katherine, 1987 Mar. 21
Box 5
Budget
Box 5
Concert Season
Box 5
Mendelssohn String Quartet, 1987 Sept. 26
Box 5
Tokyo String Quartet, 1987 Oct. 31
Box 5
Pasquier String Quartet, 1987 Nov. 21
Box 5
Richard Stoltzman, 1988 Jan. 9
Box 5
Beaux Arts Trio, 1988 Feb. 27
Box 5
Program choices
Box 5
Year-end reports, 1988-1994
Box 5
Guarneri String Quartet, 1988 Sept. 24
Box 5
Daniel String Quartet, 1988 Oct. 22
Box 5
Borodin Piano Trio, 1989 Jan. 14
Box 5
Tokyo String Quartet, 1989 Mar. 4
Box 5
American Chamber Players, 1989 Apr. 1
Box 5
Juilliard String Quartet, 1989 Sept. 23
Box 5
Aspen Wind Quintet, 1989 Nov. 3
Box 5
An Die Musik, 1989 Nov. 4
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1990 Jan. 20
Box 6
Bell, Joshua, 1990 Mar. 17
Box 6
Kronos Quartet, 1990 Mar. 29
Box 6
Dorian Wind Quartet, 1990 Apr. 7
Box 6
Brochure, 45th Season
Box 6
Guarneri String Quartet, 1990 Sept. 22
Box 6
Beaux Arts Trio, 1990 Oct. 27
Box 6
Cremona Arts Trio, 1991 Jan. 19
Box 6
Franciscan String Quartet, 1991 Mar. 16
Box 6
Carol Wincenc and Jean Yves Thibaudet, 1991 Apr. 6
(2 folders)
Box 6
Season
Box 6
Carter Brey and Christopher O'Riley, 1991 Sept. 21
Box 6
Borromeo Quartet, 1991 Oct. 26
Box 6
Quartetto Beethoven di Roma, 1991 Nov. 9
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1992 Jan. 18
Box 6
Cuarteto Latinoamericano (off-the-series special), 1992 Feb. 1
Box 6
American Chamber Players, 1992 Mar. 21
Box 6
Juilliard String Quartet, 1992 Apr. 11
Box 6
Season
Box 6
Hexagon, 1992 Sept. 26
Box 6
Beaux Arts Trio, 1992 Nov. 7
Box 6
Ysaye Quartet, 1993 Jan. 30
Box 6
Uptown String Quartet (off-the-series special), 1993 Feb. 24
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1993 Feb. 27
Box 6
Emerson String Quartet, 1993 Apr. 3
Box 6
Brochure and miscellaneous
Box 6
Composers String Quartet with Daniel McKelway, 1993 Sept. 18
Box 6
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 1993 Oct. 16
Box 6
Schill Quartet, 1993 Nov. 13
Box 6
Cremona Arts Trio with Kikuei Ikeda, 1993 Nov. 20
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1994 Jan. 15
Box 6
Hagen Quartett, 1994 Mar. 5
Box 6
Brochure and miscellaneous, 1994-1995
Box 6
Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, 1994 Sept. 17
Box 6
Takács Quartet, 1994 Oct. 1
Box 6
Emerson String Quartet, 1994 Nov. 19
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1995 Jan. 14
Box 6
Peabody Trio, 1995 Mar. 11
Box 6
Heinz Holliger, 1995 Mar. 25
Box 6
Booking
Box 6
Brochures and subscribers list
Box 6
Grants
Box 6
Orion String Quartet, 1995 Sept. 30
Box 6
Borromeo String Quartet, 1995 Dec. 9
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1996 Feb. 10
Box 6
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 1996 Mar. 9
Box 6
Ying Quartet, 1996 Mar. 30
Box 6
Juilliard String Quartet, 1996 Apr. 6
Box 6
Budget and brochures
Box 6
Yayoi Toda, 1996 Sept. 28
Box 6
Walden Horn Trio, 1996 Oct. 12
Box 6
Emanuel Ax, 1996 Dec. 14
Box 6
Golub-Kaplan-Carr Trio, 1997 Jan. 18
Box 6
Emerson String Quartet, 1997 Mar. 22
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1997 Apr. 5
Box 6
Biddle-Nelson, Phelps, 1995-1996
Box 6
Brochures, 1988-1989
Box 6
Miscellaneous, 1979-1985
(3 folders)
Box 6
Year-end report, 1997-1998
Box 6
St. Petersburg String Quartet, 1997 Sept. 27
Box 6
Carter Brey and Christopher O'Riley, 1997 Nov. 8
Box 6
Paris Piano Trio, 1998 Jan. 17
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1998 Feb. 28
Box 6
Miami String Quartet, 1998 Mar. 21
Box 6
Vermeer String Quartet, 1998 Apr. 4
Box 6
Year-end report, 1998-1999
Box 6
The Guarneri String Quartet, 1998 Sept. 12
Box 6
The Eroica Trio, 1998 Oct. 10
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 1998 Oct. 31
Box 6
Emerson String Quartet, 1999 Jan. 23
Box 6
Ying Quartet, 1999 Mar. 13
Box 6
New York Chamber Soloists, 1999 Mar. 27
Box 6
Annual report, 1999-2000
Box 6
St. Petersburg String Quartet, 1999 Sept. 25
Box 6
Orion String Quartet, 1999 Dec. 11
Box 6
Emanuel Ax and Yoko Nozaki, 2000 Feb. 12
Box 6
Paris Piano Trio, 2000 Mar. 11
Box 6
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 2000 Mar. 25
Box 6
Tokyo String Quartet, 2000 Apr. 22
Box 6
Michael Maas memorial contributions, 2001
Box 6

Primarily the records of several seasons of performances from the late-1980s and late-1990s, arranged in chronological order. Additionally, printed materials at the beginning of the series outline more than forty years' worth of concert seasons. Related material in the Duke University Archives can be found in the Duke Artists Series Records. Contains approximately 200 black-and-white publicity photographs and 35mm slides.

RESTRICTIONS: See the Access Restrictions section of this finding aid for description of written permissions required to use materials within twenty-five years from the origin of the material.

Anniversary brochures: 60th, 1930-1990; and 70th, 1930-2000
Box 7
Calendar notes and clippings, 1969-1970 season
Box 7
Correspondence, 1990-1992
Box 7
Photographs--miscellaneous publicity prints, 1985-1987 and undated
Box 7
Season brochures, 1931-1932, 1952-1953, and 1964-2002
(3 folders)
Box 7
North Carolina Dance Theater, 1984 Sept. 20-21
Box 7
San Francisco Western Opera Theater, 1984 Oct. 25
Box 7
James Galway, 1984 Nov. 1
Box 7
Vladimir Ashkenzay, 1985 Jan. 22
Box 7
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, 1985 Feb. 21
Box 7
New York Chamber Soloists, 1985 Mar. 21
Box 7
Benefits--Friends of Duke Artists Series, 1985-1986
Box 7
Reports, including ticket prices, 1985-1986
Box 7
Lynn Harrell, 1985 Oct. 1
Box 7
Pinchas Zukerman, 1985 Nov. 19
Box 7
Hungarian State Symphony, 1985 Dec. 2
Box 7
The Crucible, 1986 Jan. 9-12
Box 7
Lar Lubovitch, 1986 Feb. 6
Box 7
Kiri Tekanawa, 1986 Apr. 5
Box 7
St. Louis Symphony, 1986 Apr. 17
Box 7
Cosi Fan Tutte, 1986 Sept. 24
Box 7
Ruth Laredo, 1986 Nov. 18
Box 7
BBC Symphony, 1987 Jan. 14
Box 7
Jorma Hynninen, 1987 Feb. 5
Box 7
Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma, 1987 Mar. 30
Box 7
Issac Stern, 1987 Apr. 9
Box 7
Barber of Seville, 1987 Sept. 30
Box 7
Murray Perahia, 1987 Oct. 27
Box 7
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 1988 Feb. 2
Box 7
Rostropovich, 1988 Feb. 14
Box 7
Gregg Smith Singers, 1988 Mar. 14
Box 7
Philharmonia Orchestra--cancellation, 1987 Mar. 15
Box 7
Swedish Radio Orchestra (cancelled) and Lin, Cho-Liang, 1988 Mar. 29
Box 7
Canadian Brass, 1988 Apr. 20
Box 7
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Frederica von Stade, 1997 Oct. 8
Box 8
Houston Ballet, 1997 Nov. 1-2
Box 8
Kings Singers, 1998 Jan. 29
Box 8
Berlin Symphony, 1998 Feb. 22
Box 8
Simon Boccanegra, 1998 Mar. 6, 8
Box 8
Jon Kimura Parker, 1998 Apr. 1-2
Box 8
Boys Choir of Harlem, 1998 Oct. 4
Box 8
St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, 1998 Nov. 8
Box 8
Lynn Harrell, 1999 Jan. 29
Box 8
Chorovaya--Russian Male A Cappella Chorus, 1999 Mar. 2
Box 8
Murray Perahia, 1999 Apr. 3
Box 8
Miscellaneous
Box 8
Midori, 1999 Oct. 14
Box 8
Denyce Graves, 1999 Nov. 8
Box 8
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, 2000 Feb. 28
Box 8
Alicia de Larrocha, 2000 Mar. 22
Box 8

[RESTRICTIONS: Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Rubenstein Library Staff need to produce use copies before contents can be accessed.]

Final report, 2000 Apr.
Box 8
Press materials, photographs, slides, and other materials, 2000 Mar. 31-Apr. 1
(3 folders)
Box 8
Luyala, Act One (TRT 52:15) and Luyala, Acts Two/Three (TRT 1:09:40), 2000 Apr. 1
(2 VHS videocassettes)
Box 8
Luyala, Act I and Luyala, Acts II/III, DAT masters and copies for two performances, 2000 Mar. 30 and Apr. 1
(8 digital audio tapes)
Box 8
Audiocassettes (analog), unlabeled and undated
(4 cassettes)
Box 8

Records about the special scheduling of summer events on campus, including Artsfare (later Summer Festival of the Arts), the Loblolly Summer Performing Arts Festival, and Summer Theatre at Duke. Materials include approximately 100 black-and-white and color photographs and 35mm slides. Arranged alphabetically.

RESTRICTIONS: See the Access Restrictions section of this finding aid for description of written permissions required to use materials within twenty-five years from the origin of the material.

Artsfare, 1978-1985

Annual summer arts festival; in 1986 the name was changed to Summer Festival of the Arts, and continuing records are filed under that name.

(11 folders)
Box 9
Correspondence, 1976-1984
Box 9
Financial statements, 1978-1982
Box 9
Loblolly Summer Performing Arts Festival, 1975-1978
(6 folders)
Box 9
Loblolly Summer Performing Arts Festival--advisory committee, 1977
Box 9
Loblolly Summer Performing Arts Festival--photographs, 1976
Box 9
Position paper on summer session, 1983
Box 9
Printed material, 1971-1992
(2 folders)
Box 9
Program Planning Committee, 1972
Box 9
Robinson, Schuyler, 1972-1974
Box 9
Summer Dance Program, 1975
Box 9
Summer entertainment, 1964-1978
(6 folders)
Box 9
Summer Festival of the Arts, 1986-2002

See Artsfare, above, for similar records filed under the Festival's earlier name.

(19 folders)
Box 9
Summer session, 1988-1990
(6 folders)
Box 9
Summer Theater at Duke, 1978-1984
(2 folders)
Box 9

Documents Duke's involvement with the Triangle Dance Guild from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, 1979
Box 10
Articles and by-laws, 1976-1984
Box 10
Atlanta Ballet, 1976-1978
Box 10
Betty Jones--"Dances We Dance," 1976
Box 10
Bill Evans Dance Company, 1976-1978
Box 10
Correspondence, 1976-1980
Box 10
Dan Wagoner and Dancers, 1978-1979
Box 11
Financial statements, 1976-1980
Box 11
Grants, 1976-1981
Box 11
Kathryn Posin Dance Company, 1976-1977
Box 11
Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, 1980-1981
Box 11
Lotte Gansler's Pantomime Circus, 1975-1977
Box 11
Meeting minutes, 1976-1982
Box 11
"Midsummer Night's Dream" Film, 1976-1978
Box 11
Milwaukee Ballet, 1976-1977
Box 11
Mimi Garrard Dance Theatre, 1981
Box 11
Murray Louis Dance Company, 1980
Box 11
North Carolina Dance Theater, 1976-1981
(2 folders)
Box 11
Oakland Ballet, 1980-1982
Box 11
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 1978
Box 11
Pauline Koner Dance Consort, 1980
Box 11
Pilobolus Dance Theater, 1977
Box 11
Printed material, 1975-1981
Box 11
Washington Ballet, 1979-1980
Box 11

Historical Note

The Duke University Office of Cultural Affairs was created in 1969 as part of the Division of Student Affairs and directed by Ella Fountain Pratt from its inception until 1984. Pratt was succeeded by Susan L. Cook, who served as Director until 1993, when the Office was superceded by the Office of University Life as part of a reorganization of the Division.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Office of Cultural Affairs Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Office of Cultural Affairs Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer, 1971-2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Michael Shumate and Sarah G. Carr, July 2013

Encoded by Michael Shumate and Julia Eads, July 2013

All accessions from 1971-2003 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.