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Guide to the Duke University Wedgwood Plates Reference Collection, 1937-1938

Abstract

The Alumni Association contracted with the famed English firm of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons to produce a set of commemorative china plates for the 1938-1939 centennial celebration of Duke University.

The collection ranges in date from 1937-1938 and includes a brochure, articles and 2 framed plate patterns.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Duke University Wedgwood Plates Reference collection, 1937-1938
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet, approx. 7 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection ranges in date from 1937-1938 and includes a brochure, articles and 2 framed plate patterns.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using 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

Brochure
Box 1
Articles
Box 1
Framed plate pattern, "Vista of Chapel 1930"
Box 1
Framed plate pattern, "Chapel Tower 1930"
Box 1

Historical Note

In 1937, planning for the 1938-1939 centennial celebration of Duke University was well underway. The Alumni Association contracted with the famed English firm of Josiah Wedgwood & Sons to produce a set of commemorative china plates. The first edition, three hundred sets of twelve plates, bore the signature of William Preston Few, Duke's President, on the back. A second unsigned edition was also produced. The plates are no longer made.

For more information, please see http://library.duke.edu/uarchives/history/dukeplates.html.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Duke University Wedgwood Plates Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for research and reference use.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, February 2007

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2008

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.