Guide to the Pictorial Works Reference Collection, circa 1895-ongoing


The Pictorial Works Reference Collection contains files of printed materials that depict the Trinity College and Duke University campuses. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. University Archives
Pictorial Works Reference collection circa 1895-ongoing
Language of Material
1.0 Linear Feet, approx. 200 Items
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

This collection consists of publications that feature photographs and drawings of the Trinity College and Duke University campuses along with descriptive text. The publications were sent to prospective students and used in publicity and fundraising.

Restrictions on Access & Use

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

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

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

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

Trinity College, circa 1895-1913
Box 1
Trinity College, circa 1914-1923
Box 1
Trinity College panoramas, 1912-1913
Box 1
Trinity College calendars, 1911-1913, 1915, 1920
Box 1
Duke University, 1926
Box 1
Alumni Register Pictorial Supplements, 1928, 1930
Box 1
Duke University, 1929/30 (foldout)
Box 1
Duke University Durham, North Carolina, circa 1930
Box 1
Bulletin of Duke University (pictorial), 1931-1958
Box 1
Views of Duke University, 1932 (color artwork)
Box 1
Duke University (Illustrated) circa 1932
Box 1
Duke University: A Reprint from Architecture, vol. 69, no. 3, 1934 March
Box 1
Campus Views, Duke University, circa 1936, 1938/39, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1952
Box 1
Copper plate etchings of Duke University / Day Lowry, circa 1938/39
Box 1
Duke: A Priceless Heritage, 1950-1952
Box 1
Let us tell you about Duke University, circa 1954
Box 1
Duke University, circa 1967, 1975, 2004
Box 1
Sketches of Duke University / Charles H. Overly, undated [drawings]
Box 1
Trinity College brochures, loose pages, various years
Box 2
Trinity College, circa 1895-1913, copy 2
Box 2
Trinity College, 1914-1923, copy 2
Box 2
Trinity College calendars, 1912, copy 2
Box 2
Duke University Pictorial Works, copy 2 (2 folders)
Box 2

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pictorial Works Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Pictorial Works Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives from a variety of sources for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins, April 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.