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Guide to the Dept. of Political Science Records, 1930-1982

Abstract

The Department of Political Science was established in 1934 and continues today with both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, course materials, applications, honors theses, and departmental papers.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Dept. of Political Science
Title
Dept. of Political Science records, 1930-1982
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet, 5400 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains departmental files, Honors-Master's Program theses, prize-winning term papers, miscellaneous announcements, memoranda, booklets, and budget and salary recommendations, from the Political Science Department. The materials range in date from 1922 to 1993, with the bulk from 1962 to 1980.

The collection is arranged into the following series: Theses and Papers, General Files, Graduate School, and Course Material. Each series is arranged alphabetically. The bulk of the collection is miscellaneous files relating to departmental affairs and applications and appointments. Major subjects are R. R. Wilson and Robert S. Rankin.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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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

Contains Honors Theses, paper by a professor, prize winning papers, and general student papers.

Caire, Constance A. "An Interpretation of Executive Power: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief," 1963
Box 1
Corder, Carol. "The National Law Tradition and its Validity to the 20th Century," 1960
Box 1
Cupps, D. Stephen. "The Founding Fathers' Conception of the American Executive," 1963
Box 1
Gager, Stewart Douglas. "The Impact of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on our Federal System of Government," 1962
Box 1
Gecker, Judith. "Julius Kambarage Nyerere: the Making of a Nation," 1964
Box 1
Hall, Hines H. "The Executive Power and the Evolving Structure of the Defense Department Organization," 1963
Box 1
Hottle, Warren Paul. "Metropolitan Government in the National Capital Area," 1962
Box 1
Levison, Sanford V. "A Critique of the Theory of Nuclear Deterrence," 1962
Box 1
Logan, Emmelyn S. "The United States Supreme Court, the Political Process and Federalism," 1962
Box 1
May, James N. "The Social Democratic Part of Germany and German Reunification: A Selective Study," 1964
Box 1
Rouse, Margaret C. "Executive Power and the Tariff: The Reciprocal Trade Agreement Program," 1963
Box 1
Strange, John H. "Lasswell and His Critics," 1960
Box 1
Towle, Patricia. "Executive Power in Relation to the Regulatory Commissions," 1963
Box 1
Vickery, Raymond E. "The Effects of United States Radical Difficulties on America's Relations with Africa," 1964
Box 1
Weir, Michael. "President Truman's Recognition of Israel: A Case Study in the Power of the Executive to Grant Recognition," 1963
Box 1
Burde, Howard. "President Harry S. Truman..." Evans Prize, 1982
Box 1
Lambros, Mitchell. "The Politics of Using Economic Incentives..." Proctor and Gamble Award, 1982
Box 1
Sindler, Allan P. "Youth and the American Negro Protest Movement: A Local Case Study of Durham, NC," 1960-1964
Box 1
Aosono, Erwin. "Promoting America's Image and Interests," 1982
Box 1
Kuzil, Lea A. "The Non-Russian Nationalities of the U.S.S.R."
Box 1
Herr, Richard A. "The Failure of Federalism in New Zealand," 1971
Box 1
Hatting, Steve. "Private Rights and the Public Interest," 1973
Box 1
Slocum, Gail L. "Menstrual Politics," 1981
Box 1

General Files

(1.5 boxes)
Applications for Positions -- J-R, 1931-1940
Box 1
Applications for Positions -- A-L, 1949-1951
Box 1
Applications for Positions -- A-F, 1935-1940
Box 2
Applications for Positions -- G-I, 1931-1940
Box 2
Applications for Positions -- S-Z, 1931-1941
Box 2
Applications for Scholarships and Assistantships
Box 2
Arbitration - R.S. Rankin Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills
Box 2
Budget, 1964-1969
Box 2
Budget, 1969-1971
Box 2
Canada - Committee on Commonwealth Studies
Box 2
Chair: Presidential Libraries [Nixon Library], 1981
Box 2
Clippings Re: Department of Political Science
Box 2
Committee on Government Research and Training in the South
Box 2
Courses Approved
Box 2
Conference on International Legal Studies at Institutions in the Southern Region of the United States -- Held at Duke University, April 22-23, 1955
Box 2
Correspondence Concerning Job Openings for Graduate Students, 1958-1959
Box 2
Department Correspondence
Box 2
Departmental and Graduate Recommendations
Box 2
Departmental Information
Box 2
Departmental Items and Correspondence
Box 2
Departmental Records
Box 2
Drake, Thomas M.
Box 2
Faculty Reogranization
Box 2
German Training Program, 1949-1950
Box 2
Grade Distribution Reports
Box 2
Grade Distribution Statistics, Fall Semester, 1940-1941
Box 2
Honors Program
Box 2
Journal of Politics - Correspondence
Box 2
Litchfield, Edward H. (APSA) - Correspondence
Box 2
Material for Undergraduate Bulletin
Box 2
Memos Re: Department of Political Science
Box 2
Military Status Members of Department of Political Science
Box 2
Miscellaneous
Box 2
Miscellaneous Department Papers and Correspondence (1 of 4)
Box 2
Miscellaneous Department Papers and Correspondence (2 of 4)
Box 2
Miscellaneous Department Papers and Correspondence (3 of 4)
Box 2
Miscellaneous Department Papers and Correspondence (4 of 4)
Box 2
Mr. Don R. Beeson - Correspondence
Box 2
The North Carolina Finishing Company
Box 2
Ph.D. Candidate Final Exam Nominations, 1941
Box 2
Political Science, 1943-1944
Box 2
Political Science, 1944-1945
Box 2
Political Science Department Group Meetings
Box 2
Professor R. Taylor Cole, 311 Library (W)
Box 2
Professor Robert S. Rankin - Correspondence
Box 2
R. R. Wilson
Box 3
Recommendations Correspondence (1 of 3)
Box 3
Recommendations Correspondence (2 of 3)
Box 3
Recommendations Correspondence (3 of 3)
Box 3
Resumes/CVs
Box 3
Round Table - American Political Science Association
Box 3
Self-Study Report of the Department of Political Science
Box 3
South Carolina Studies
Box 3
Southern Research Agencies
Box 3
Student Lists
Box 3
University Council
Box 3
War Bond Drive, 1944
Box 3

Graduate School

(.5 boxes)
Admissions and Appointments (1 of 2)
Admissions and Appointments (2 of 2)
Applications
Appointments, 1949-1952
Committees
Correspondence
Graduate Council
Graduate Seminars Summaries and Announcements
Inquiries
Material for Graduate School Bulletin
Miscellaneous (1 of 2)
Miscellaneous (2 of 2)
Programs of Graduate Students
Report of Various Colleges
Lilly Endowment Fund, 1957-1960

Course Material

(.5 boxes)
Political Science courses 21 and 22, c. 1934-1948
Political Science courses 61 and 62, c. 1934-1941
Political Science courses 101 and 102, c. 1930-1940
Political Science courses 111, 125, 136, 164, 211, c. 1936-1941
Political Science courses 242, 244, 246, 291, c. 1938-1941
Political Science courses 225-229, c. 1935-1943
Political Science courses 250-251: World Politics, April, 1961, Dr. K. B. Sayeed
Course Offerings and Exam Schedules, 1943-1944
Enrollment in Courses Statistics
Exams and Course Descriptions, 1935-1936
Final and Make-Up Exams, 1941
Honors Class - Second Semester, 1934-1935
Miscellaneous Course and Program Materials (1 of 3)
Miscellaneous Course and Program Materials (2 of 3)
Miscellaneous Course and Program Materials (3 of 3)
Political Science 202 Senior Seminar
Subcommittee on Pre-Med Course
Syllabi, Japanese Civilization, 1954-1955
Report - Teaching the Beginning Course in Political Science, 1959

Historical Note

The Department of Political Science was established in 1934 and currently includes thirty-one permanent faculty members as well as a number of distinguished adjunct and visiting faculty. The department, which in recent years has consistently ranked among the top ten graduate political science programs in the country, offers students a broad intellectual approach to the discipline, a long-standing commitment to excellence in both teaching and research, and a lively and collegial intellectual community.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dept. of Political Science Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Dept. of Political Science Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1966 and 1997.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Shangler, September 2009

Encoded by Matthew Shangler, September 2009

Accessions 66-212, 97-93, 82-85, 84-15 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.