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Preliminary Guide to the A. Hollis Edens Records,1949 - 1960

Abstract

Arthur Hollis Edens (1901-1968) had a long career as an educator and administrator. He served as president of Duke University from 1949 to 1960. During that time, Edens focused on fund-raising and long range planning, and oversaw the implementation of a new student union and a University Council for faculty members. The A. Hollis Edens records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, and other documents related to Edens's career at Duke. Among the major subjects of the collection focused on Duke University are its administration and development, the Board of Trustees, the Duke Endowment, Annual Reports from major divisions of the university, segregation, and Edens's inauguration in 1949. Prominent people in the collection include faculty member Paul M. Gross and presidential assistant Earl W. Potter. The collection also includes documents related to Edens's membership in organizations such as the U.S. State Department's Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange, the National Commission on Accrediting, the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Southern University Conference, the Methodist Church, and the President's Committee on Education Beyond the High School.

Descriptive Summary

Title
A. Hollis Edens records 1949 - 1960
Creator
Edens, Arthur Hollis, 1901-
Extent
52 Linear Feet, 52,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, conference materials, and other documents related to Edens's professional career. The collection is divided into eight series. The first and largest series,Subject Files, is arranged alphabetically by topic, and chronologically within each subject. Correspondence is filed by name of correspondent; miscellaneous correspondence is filed alphabetically at the beginning of each letter group. The next series,U. S. State Department's Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange, contains papers from Edens's service on this commission. The third series,National Commission on Accrediting, contains papers from Edens's service on this commission.Inauguration, the fourth series, includes material on Edens's presidential inauguration in 1949. The next series,Annual Reports to the President, contains the reports submitted to the president by major divisions of the university. The sixth series,Assistant to the President, Earl W. Porter (1956-1960), contains the papers of Edens's assistant. The seventh series,Segregation Policy Petitions, involves the desegregation process at Duke University. The next series,U.S. State Department, International Educational Exchange Service, details Edens's involvement with that organization. The ninth series,Gross-Edens Controversy, consists of papers relating to Edens's resignation. This series is restricted. The final series isOversized Materialsand includes items from Edens's inauguration as president of Duke.

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Contents of the Collection

Aa-An
Box 1
Ao-Az
Box 1
Allen, George Garland
Box 1
American Academy in Rome
Box 1
American Assembly
Box 1
American Association of University Professors
Box 1
American Cancer Society
Box 1
American Chemical Society
Box 1
American Civil Liberties Union
Box 1
American Committee for Emigre Scholars, Writers, and Artists
Box 1
American Council of Learned Societies
Box 1
American Council on Education
Box 1
American Council on Education
[4 folders]
Box 2
[Hobbs]
Box 2
Committee on Character Development
[2 folders]
Box 2
Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Reporting
Box 3
Minutes
[4 folders]
Box 3
American Institute of Management
Box 3
AMERICAN LITERATURE
Box 3
American Political Science Association
Box 3
American Psychological Association
Box 3
American Society for International Law
Box 3
American Society for Public Administration
Box 3
American Universities Field Staff
Box 3
Archie, W. C.
Box 3
Army Research Office -- Durham
[2 folders]
Box 4
Asbury United Methodist Church, Durham, NC
Box 4
Asia Foundation
Box 4
Association for Higher Education
Box 4
Association of American Colleges
[2 folders]
Box 4
Association of American Law Schools
Box 4
Association of American Medical Colleges
Box 4
Association of American Universities
[3 folders]
Box 4
Association of American Universities
Box 5
Annual Meeting,1958
[2 folders]
Box 5
Committee on Accrediting
[2 folders]
Box 5
Committee on Outside Activities of Faculty
Box 5
Correspondence
Box 5
Minutes
Box 5
Reports
[2 folders]
Box 6
"The Rights and Responsibilities of Universities & Their Faculties"
Box 6
Association of Universities of the British Commonwealth
Box 6
Associations -- Miscellaneous
Box 6
Atlantic Coast Conference
Box 6
Baa-Bar
Box 6
Bas-Bep
Box 6
Ber-Bn
Box 7
Bo-Bp
Box 7
Bra-Broo
Box 7
Brown-Bs
Box 7
Bt-Bz
Box 7
Bahia University -- Salvador, Brazil
Box 7
Bell, William Brown -- Estate
Box 7
Board of Control for Southern Regional Education
Box 7
Board of Control for Southern Regional Education
Box 8
Boy Scouts of America
Box 8
Brookings-Duke Conference on International Relations
Box 8
Brower, A. S.
[2 folders]
Box 8
Bryson, E. C.
Box 8
Caa-Carp
Box 8
Carr-Cher
Box 8
Ches-Cl
Box 9
Coa-Con
Box 9
Coo-Cra
Box 9
Cre-Cz
Box 9
Calkins, Robert D.
Box 9
Campbell, John Bulow, Foundation
Box 9
Cannon, Charles A.
Box 9
Carnegie Corporation
Box 9
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Box 9
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Box 9
Century Association
Box 9
Chapel Hill, N.C. -- Ordinances
Box 10
Charlotte High School, Charlotte, NC
Box 10
Chicago University, Chicago, Il
Box 10
China Medical Board, Inc.
Box 10
Cleland, James Tough
Box 10
Clippings
Box 10
Clyde, Paul Hibbert
Box 10
Cocke, Norman A.
Box 10
Faculty Petition to the Board of Trustees,March 1962
Box 10
College Celebrations
Box 10
College Entrance Examination Board
Box 10
College Life Insurance Company of America
Box 10
Colwell, Ernest Cadman
Box 10
Communism
Box 10
Conferences [Miscellaneous]
Box 10
Connery, Robert
Box 10
Cooperative Research Foundation
Box 10
Council for Financial Aid to Education, Inc.
Box 10
Council of Church-Related Colleges of North Carolina
Box 10
Council of Southern Universities -- Southern Fellowship Fund
Box 10
Council of Southern Universities -- Southern Fellowship Fund
[3 folders]
Box 11
Council on Confederation in Teacher Education
Box 11
Council on Foreign Relations
Box 11
Council on Library Resources
Box 11
Council on Student Travel
Box 11
Crank Letters
[2 folders]
Box 11
Cresap, McCormick and Paget
Box 11
Da-Dd
Box 12
De-Dj
Box 12
Dk-Dul
Box 12
Dum-Dz
Box 12
Damon Runyan Memorial Fund for Cancer Research
Box 12
Danforth Foundation
Box 12
Dicks, Russell
Box 12
Dort, Wakefield, Jr.
Box 12
Dozier, John M.
Box 12
Duke, Doris
Box 12
Duke Endowment
Box 12
Investments
Box 12
Rural Church Section
Box 12
Superannuate Fund,1949-1957
[8 folders]
Box 13
Superannuate Fund,1959
Box 14
DUKE MATHEMATICAL JOURNAL
Box 14
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, NC
Box 14
Academic Honor System
Box 14
Addressograph Office
Box 14
Administrative Committee
[2 folders]
Box 14
Administrative Study Committee
Box 14
Admissions
Box 14
Admissions Committee
Box 14
Admissions Correspondence
Box 14
Aesthetics, Art, and Music Department
[2 folders]
Box 15
Aims
Box 15
Air Force ROTC
[3 folders]
Box 15
Allen Building
Box 15
Alumni Affairs Department
[2 folders]
Box 15
Angier B. Duke Scholarships
Box 16
Applications for Employment
Box 16
Archives Committee
Box 16
Army ROTC
Box 16
Artists Series
Box 16
Arts Center
Box 16
Association Memberships
Box 16
Athletic Council
Box 16
Athletic Department
Box 16
Athletics [Football]
Box 16
Baldwin Scholarship Fund
Box 16
Band
Box 16
Building Committee
Box 16
Bylaws Committee
Box 16
Law School Committee
Box 16
Botany Department
[2 folders]
Box 16
Brown Folklore Collection
Box 16
Budget
Box 16
Buildings, Naming of
Box 16
BULLETIN
Box 16
Bureau of Public Information
Box 16
Bureau of Testing and Guidance
Box 16
Bus Service Between Campuses
Box 16
Business Office. Non-Academic Employees [Retired]
Box 16
Calendar
Box 17
Campus Chest
Box 17
Centennial of Teacher Education
Box 17
Center for the Study of Aging
Box 17
Central Records Office
Box 17
Chapel
Box 17
Chapel Administrative Committee
Box 17
Chapel Organ
Box 17
Duke University Chemistry Department
[2 folders]
Box 17
Duke University CHRONICLE
Box 17
College Public Lectures Committee
Box 17
Commencement
[3 folders]
Box 17
Commencement
Box 18
Commencement Marshals
[2 folders]
Box 18
Committees
Box 18
Commonwealth Studies Center
Box 18
Contracts
Box 18
Courses of Instruction Committee
Box 18
Curriculum Committee
Box 18
Dads' Day
Box 18
Debate
Box 18
Defense Activities
Box 18
Degree Statistics
Box 18
Denominational Centers
Box 18
Development Campaign
[9 folders]
Box 19
Development Office
Box 19
Development Program
Box 19
Development Program
[2 folders]
Box 20
Divinity School
[3 folders]
Box 20
Christian Convocation
Box 21
Dean
[3 folders]
Box 21
Divinity School One Percent Plan
Box 21
Petitions
Box 21
Segregation Question
Box 21
Economics and Business Administration Department
[2 folders]
Box 21
Education Department
[2 folders]
Box 21
Education Department
Box 22
Educational Facilities Committee
Box 22
Engineering Council
Box 22
Engineering School
[3 folders]
Box 22
English Department
[2 folders]
Box 22
English Usage Committee
Box 22
Enrollment Statistics
Box 22
Examinations
Box 22
[Retired and Deceased]
Box 23
Benefits
Box 23
Benefits [Social Security]
Box 23
Benefits [Tuition Awards]
Box 23
Club
Box 23
Council
Box 23
Data
Box 23
Health Insurance
Box 23
Housing
Box 23
Letters
Box 23
Reorganization Commission
[2 folders]
Box 23
Retirements
Box 23
Salaries
Box 23
Salary Letters
Box 23
Financial Aid Committee
Box 24
Financial Data
Box 24
Flag Raising
Box 24
Foreign Students, Study, etc.
Box 24
Foreign Visitors
[2 folders]
Box 24
Forestry School
Box 24
Founders' Day
[2 folders]
Box 24
Freshman Class
Box 24
Freshman Handbook
Box 24
Geology Department
Box 24
German Department
Box 24
Gerontology Council
Box 24
Golf Course
Box 25
Graduate Council
Box 25
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Box 25
Grants and Gifts
Box 25
Greek Department
Box 25
Hanes House
Box 25
History Department
[2 folders]
Box 25
Honor System Committee
Box 25
Honorary Degrees
Box 25
James B. Duke Professorships
Box 25
Latin Department
Box 25
Law School
Box 25
Law School
[3 folders]
Box 26
Law School Dean
[3 folders]
Box 26
Law School World Rule of Law Center
Box 26
Library
[2 folders]
Box 27
Library Flowers Collection
[2 folders]
Box 27
Library Cooperative Project
Box 27
Library Council
Box 27
Loan Funds
Box 27
Loyalty Fund
[2 folders]
Box 27
Marine Laboratory
[2 folders]
Box 27
Mathematics Department
Box 27
Medical Center
[2 folders]
Box 27
Medical Center Hospital
[3 folders]
Box 28
Medical Center Hospital School
[3 folders]
Box 28
Medical Center Study
Box 28
Men's Student Government Association
Box 28
Methodist Student Center
Box 28
Music Director
Box 28
Naval ROTC
Box 28
Naval ROTC
Box 29
Negro Students
Box 29
Non-Alumni Parents Committee
Box 29
Nursing School
[3 folders]
Box 29
Ordnance Institute of Chemical Physics
Box 29
Page Auditorium
Box 29
Parapsychology Laboratory
Box 29
Parapsychology Laboratory
Box 30
Parking and Traffic
Box 30
Pastors' School
Box 30
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. Scholarship in Public Accounting
Box 30
Personnel Department
Box 30
Philosophy Department
[2 folders]
Box 30
Physical Education Department
Box 30
Physical Education for Women
Box 30
Physics Department
[2 folders]
Box 30
Political Science Department
[2 folders]
Box 30
Portraits Committee
Box 30
President's Report
Box 30
President's Report to the Board of Trustees
Box 30
President's Report to the Faculty
Box 31
Psychology Department
[2 folders]
Box 31
Public Education Committee
Box 31
Publications Board
Box 31
Radio Station
Box 31
Red Friars
Box 31
Religion Department
Box 31
Religious Council
Box 31
Religious Life
Box 31
Research Council
Box 31
Research Grants
Box 31
Retirement Annuities Committee
Box 31
Rhodes Scholarship Committee
Box 31
Romance Languages Department
[2 folders]
Box 31
Sabbatical leaves
[5 folders]
Box 32
Sabbatical leaves
Box 33
Schedule Committee
Box 33
School Law Conference
Box 33
Science Teachers Laboratory Conference
Box 33
Segregation Policy
[2 folders]
Box 33
Segregation Policy -- Petitions[Oversize Material]
Box 33
Senior Class Gifts
Box 33
Sociology Department
Box 33
Song Book
Box 33
Statistics
[2 folders]
Box 33
Steering Board
Box 33
Student Activities
Box 33
Student Affairs
Box 33
Student Counseling
Box 33
Student Loan Policy Committee
Box 33
Student Publications [DUKE 'N' DUCHESS]
Box 33
Student Union
Box 33
Summer Session
[2 folders]
Box 34
Telephone Service Survey
Box 34
Trinity College Historical Society
Box 34
Undergraduate Faculty Council
Box 34
Undergraduate Student Counseling on Military Service Committee
Box 34
University Council
[3 folders]
Box 34
Committee on Organization
Box 34
Committees
Box 34
Correspondence
Box 34
Minutes and Summaries
[2 folders]
Box 35
Organization and Membership
Box 35
Reports
[2 folders]
Box 35
University House [Four Acres]
Box 35
University Senate
Box 35
Veterans' Education
Box 35
Woman's College
Box 35
Woman's College
[2 folders]
Box 36
Admissions
Box 36
Director of Religious Life
Box 36
Naming of
Box 36
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
Box 36
Zoology Department
[2 folders]
Box 36
Duke University Church
[2 folders]
Box 36
Duke University Press
Box 36
Dukes, Charles A.
Box 36
Dukes, Charles A.
[4 folders]
Box 37
DuMont, R. E.
Box 37
DuPont Seminars
Box 37
Chamber of Commerce
Box 37
Citizen's Hospital Committee
Box 37
Community Redevelopment Commission
Box 37
Durham's Committee of 100
Box 37
Human Relations Committee
Box 37
Railroad Station
Box 37
Television Stations
[2 folders]
Box 38
Durham Arts Council
Box 38
Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Box 38
Durham Committee on Rural Churches
Box 38
Durham Community Chest, Inc.
Box 38
Ea-El
Box 38
Em-Ez
Box 38
Earle, Ralph
Box 38
Congratulatory Letters
Box 38
Inauguration as President of Duke University [see also Boxes 82-85]
Box 38
Invitations
Box 38
Memoranda
Box 39
Miscellany
Box 39
Eisenhower, Dwight David
Box 39
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Box 39
Emory University, Atlanta, GA -- Public Affairs Clinic
Box 39
English-Speaking Union of the United States
Box 39
Exchange Programs
Box 39
Fa-Fik
Box 39
Fil-Fo
Box 39
Fp-Fz
Box 39
Few, William Preston -- Memorial Volume
Box 39
Financing Higher Education
Box 39
Flowers, Robert Lee -- Will
Box 39
Ford Foundation
[1 folders]
Box 39
Ford Foundation
[2 folders]
Box 40
Cooperative Program in Teacher Education
Box 40
Duke Press Grant
Box 40
Economics Grant
Box 40
Fund for the Advancement of Education
Box 40
International Legal Studies
Box 40
Medical School Grant
Box 40
Political-Economic Development Grant
Box 40
Public Affairs Grant
Box 40
Fulbright Scholarships
Box 41
Fund for Peaceful Atomic Development
Box 41
Fund for the Advancement of Education
[5 folders]
Box 41
Fund for the Advancement of Education
[3 folders]
Box 42
Ga-Gm
Box 42
Gn-Gre
Box 42
Grf-Gz
Box 42
General Education Board
Box 42
General Education Board
Box 43
General Electric Social Studies Seminar
Box 43
Gray, Gordon
Box 43
Greenhill, Maurice H.
Box 43
Gross, Paul Magnus
[5 folders]
Box 43
Guilford College -- Guilford College, NC
Box 43
Haa-Harp
Box 44
Harq-Has
Box 44
Hat-Heq
Box 44
Her-Hn
Box 44
Hoa-Hoo
Box 44
Hop-Hou
Box 45
Hou-Hz
Box 45
Hanes, Pleasant Huber
Box 45
Hardin, Charles M.
Box 45
Hart, Hornell Norris
Box 45
Harward, Stephen C.
Box 45
Henricksen, Gerhard Chester
Box 45
Herring, Herbert James
Box 45
High Point College -- High Point, NC
Box 45
Highland Hospital
Box 45
Hobbs, Marcus Edwin
Box 46
Hope Valley Country Club
Box 46
Hopkins, Everett H.
Box 46
Hospital Care Association
Box 46
Hungary -- Refugees
Box 46
I Correspondence
Box 46
Institute for Defense Analyses
Box 46
Institute of Current World Affairs
Box 46
Institute of International Education
Box 46
Institute of World Affairs, Inc.
Box 46
Intercollegiate Music Council
Box 46
International Academy of the Arts
Box 46
International Association of Universities
[2 folders]
Box 46
International Greek New Testament Project
Box 46
International New Testament Manuscripts Project
Box 46
International Universities Bureau
Box 46
Ja-Johnson, L.
Box 46
Johnson, M.-Jz
Box 47
Jackson College, Honolulu, Hawaii
Box 47
Jones, Edwin L.
Box 47
Jordan, Charles Edward
Box 47
Junior Science Symposium
Box 47
Ka-Kep
Box 47
Ker-Kz
Box 47
Kearns, Gurney Harris, Foundation
Box 47
Kempner Foundation
Box 47
Kimball, Christine A.
Box 48
Kresge Foundation
Box 48
La-Lee
Box 48
Lef-Lon
Box 48
Loo-Lz
Box 48
Lambeth, J. Walter
Box 48
Lincoln Hospital -- Durham, NC
Box 48
Maa-Mack
Box 48
Macl-Mars
Box 48
Mart-Mei
Box 49
Mej-Mil
Box 49
Mim-Mz
Box 49
McConnell, Robert Earl, Foundation
Box 49
Manchester, Alan Krebs
[2 folders]
Box 49
Marburg Affiliation
Box 49
Markle Foundation
[2 folders]
Box 50
Marshall Scholarships
Box 50
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Cambridge, MA
Box 50
Medical Education
Box 50
Memorial Church Fund
Box 50
Methodist Church
[2 folders]
Box 50
Methodist Church
[1 folders]
Box 51
Board of Education
Box 51
Division of Educational Institutions
Box 51
Ecumenical Consultation Commission
Box 51
1952
Box 51
1956
Box 51
General Conference Commission on Christian Higher Education
[3 folders]
Box 51
General Conference Commission on Christian Higher Education - Committee on Negro Education
Box 52
Institute of Higher Education
Box 52
Joint Committee on Public Relations for Education Institutions
Box 52
Methodist-Related University Presidents' Meetings
Box 52
North Carolina Conference
[2 folders]
Box 52
Southeastern Jurisdiction Layman's Conference
Box 52
1952
Box 52
1956
Box 52
University Senate
[1 folder]
Box 52
University Senate
[4 folders]
Box 53
Western North Carolina Conference
[2 folders]
Box 53
Methodist College -- Fayetteville, NC
Box 53
Methodist College Foundation of North Caroliina
Box 54
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Box 54
Mullen, Thomas R.
Box 54
Murray, William D.
Box 54
N Correspondence
Box 54
National Academy of Sciences -- National Research Council
Box 54
National Association of Manufacturers
Box 54
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the Methodist Church
Box 54
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Box 54
National Commission on Accrediting
[3 folders]
Box 54
National Commission on Accrediting
[4 folders]
Box 55
Minutes and Correspondence [see also boxes 80 and 81]
Box 55
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
Box 55
National Education Association
Box 55
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc.
Box 55
National Fund for Medical Education
Box 55
National Heart Committee
Box 55
National Industrial Conference Board
Box 55
National Institutes of Health
Box 55
National Institutes of Health
Box 55
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Box 56
National Planning Association
[2 folders]
Box 56
Canadian-American Committee
[4 folders]
Box 56
Canadian-American Committee
[6 folders]
Box 57
National Resources Conference
Box 57
National Science Foundation
Box 58
National Youth Scholarship Contest
Box 58
Naval ROTC -- North Carolina State Selection Committee
Box 58
Newcomen Society
Box 58
Nixon, Richard Milhouse
Box 58
Noble, Edward John, Foundation
Box 58
Advisory Committee on Scientific, Engineering, and Specialized Personnel
Box 58
Board of Higher Education
Box 58
Resource-Use Education Commission
Box 58
University
Box 58
University [Chapel Hill]
Box 58
North Carolina Academy of Science
Box 58
North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
Box 58
North Carolina Citizens Association, Inc.
Box 58
North Carolina College Conference
Box 58
North Carolina Education Association
Box 58
North Carolina Methodist Student Movement
Box 58
North Carolina Press Association
Box 58
North Carolina Principals' Association
Box 58
North Carolina Student Legislature
Box 58
North Carolina Wesleyan College -- Rocky Mount, NC
Box 58
North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Box 58
O Correspondence
Box 59
Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies
Box 59
Ogburn, Charlton
Box 59
Orange Bowl
Box 59
Ozanne, Charles E.
Box 59
Pa-Pd
Box 59
Pe-Ph
Box 59
Pi-Pz
Box 59
Paty, Raymond R.
Box 59
Phelps-Stokes Fund
Box 59
Phi Beta Kappa
Box 60
Phi Kappa Sigma
Box 60
Phillips, Duncan
Box 60
Phillips Brooks Club -- Durham, NC
Box 60
Polycultural Institute of America
Box 60
Porter, Earl W.
Box 60
President's Committee on Education Beyond the High School
[6 folders]
Box 60
Purks, Harris
Box 61
Q Correspondence
Box 61
Questionnaires
Box 61
Ra-Ree
Box 61
Ref-Ric
Box 61
Rid-Roc
Box 61
Rod-Rz
Box 61
Race Problems
Box 62
Randolph-Macon College -- Ashland, VA
Box 62
Regional University Patent Policy Conference -- Atlanta, GA
Box 62
Research Triangle Park
[5 folders]
Box 62
Research Triangle Park
[1 folder]
Box 63
Rhine, Joseph Banks
Box 63
Richardson Foundation
Box 63
Richey, McMurry S.
Box 63
Rockefeller Foundation
Box 63
Rotary Club
Box 63
Sa-Seb
Box 63
Sec-Sh
Box 63
Si-Smith, B.
Box 64
Smith, C.-Smz
Box 64
Sn-Sq
Box 64
Sr-Stf
Box 64
Stq-Sz
Box 64
Sample, Paul L.
Box 64
Sands, Alexander Hamilton, Jr.
[2 folders]
Box 65
Scrolls
Box 65
Seeman, Ernest Albright
Box 65
Shell Fellowship Committee
Box 65
Sibley, John A.
Box 65
Sigma Chi
Box 65
Smith, Willis
Box 65
Social Science Research Council
[2 folders]
Box 65
SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY
Box 65
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
[1 folder]
Box 65
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
[8 folders]
Box 66
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
[4 folders]
Box 67
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools -- Tulane Material
[3 folders]
Box 67
Southern Association of Science and Industry
Box 68
Southern College Personnel Association
Box 68
Southern Conference
Box 68
Southern Conference Educational Fund
Box 68
Southern Education Reporting Service
Box 68
Southern Humanities Conference
Box 68
Southern Political Science Association
Box 68
Southern Regional Education Board
[4 folders]
Box 68
Southern Regional Education Board
[2 folders]
Box 69
Southern University Conference
Box 69
Strauss, Harry H.
Box 69
Subversive Activities
Box 69
Sweet Briar College -- Sweet Briar, VA
Box 69
Ta-Th
Box 70
Ti-Tz
Box 70
Taxation
Box 70
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association
Box 70
Teaching, Freedom of
Box 70
TIME Magazine
Box 70
Trumbauer, Horace -- Memorial Fund
Box 70
Tschaikovsky Foundation
Box 70
Tuition Exchange -- Williamstown, MA
Box 70
Tuthill, Richard L.
Box 70
U Correspondence
Box 70
United Fund of Durham and Durham County
[1 folder]
Box 70
United Fund of Durham and Durham County
[3 folders]
Box 71
Air Training Command Advisory Board
[2 folders]
Box 71
Research and Development
Box 71
Armed Forces
Box 71
Army - Mathematics Center
Box 71
Atomic Energy Commission
Box 71
Congress - House of Representatives Special Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations
Box 71
Defense Department Joint Advisory Panel on ROTC Affairs
[4 folders]
Box 72
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Box 72
Federal Security Agency Office of Education
Box 72
Health, Education, and Welfare Department Office of Education
Box 72
Navy Training Cruise
Box 72
Post Office Department
Box 72
Selective Service System
Box 72
State Department
Box 72
State Department Foreign Service Advisory Committee
Box 72
State Department International Educational Exchange Service
[3 folders]
Box 72
State Department International Educational Exchange Service[Oversize Material]
Box 72
Veterans Administration
Box 72
University Club -- New York, NY
Box 72
Urey, Harold C.
Box 72
V Correspondence
Box 72
Virginia University -- Mountain Lake Biological Station
Box 72
Wa-Wd
Box 73
We-Wg
Box 73
Wh
Box 73
Wi-Wn
Box 73
Wo-Wz
Box 73
Wake Forest University -- Winston-Salem, NC
Box 73
White House Conference on Education
Box 73
Woodberry Forest School -- Woodberry Forest, VA
Box 73
World Council of Churches
[2 folders]
Box 74
World Methodist Council
Box 74
World Student Service Fund
Box 74
XYZ Correspondence
Box 74
Yale University -- New Haven, CN - Human Relations Area Files
Box 74
Young Men's Christian Association -- Durham, NC
Box 74
Bound Report: "Proposed Establishment of a Social Studies Research & Training Center at Duke University"
Box 74
Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
Box 75
Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
Box 76
Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
Box 77
Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
Box 78
Advisory Commission on Educational Exchange
Box 79
Minutes and Correspondence [continued from Box 55]
Box 80
Minutes and Correspondence
Box 81
Inauguration Papers [see also Box 38]
Box 82
Inauguration Papers
Box 83
Inauguration Papers
Box 84
Inauguration Papers
Box 85
1949: Divinity School, Educational Division, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life, Trinity College, Woman's College, Engineering College
Box 86
1950: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School
Box 86
1950: Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 87
1951: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Edited Summaries, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School
Box 87
1951: Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 88
1952: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Law School, Medical School, Public Relations
Box 88
1952: Library, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 89
1953: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Medical School, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 89
1954: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 90
1955: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Public Relations, Registrar, Research Council, Student Life, Summer Session
Box 91
1955: Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 92
1956: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Physical Education, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life
Box 92
1956: Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 93
1957: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Public Relations, Research Council, Student Life
Box 93
1957: Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 94
1958: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Library, Medical School, Physical Education and Athletics, Public Relations, Research Council
Box 94
1958: Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Woman's College
Box 95
1959: Divinity School, Duke University Press, Educational Division, Engineering College, Financial Reports, Forestry School, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Law School, Libraries, Long Range Planning
Box 95
1959: Medical Center, Registrar, Research Council, Public Relations, Secretary, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Undergraduate Studies, Woman's College
Box 96
1960: Athletics, Divinity School, Duke University Press
Box 96
1960: Engineering School, Forestry School, Graduate School, Law School, Librarian, Medical School, Nursing School, Public Relations, Registrar, Secretary, Student Life, Summer Session, Trinity College, Undergraduate Studies, Woman's College
Box 97
Miscellaneous Annual Reports
Box 97
Annual Reports to President Robert Lee Flowers
Box 97
Miscellaneous folders, including general correspondence,1958-1959
Box 98
Miscellaneous folders, including visit of the President of Ghana and general statistical reports
Box 99
Memoranda, general correspondence (1957), reports to the Board of Trustees, and miscellaneous folders
Box 100
General reports, speeches, recommendations, miscellany
Box 101
Segregation policy petitions
Box 102
U.S. State Department, International Education materials
Box 102
Correspondence, proposals, and reports related to administrative decisions and long-range planning for Duke University [RESTRICTED]
Box 103
Presentations, Tape Recordings, Film,1949
Box 104

Historical Note

Arthur Hollis Edens was born on February 14, 1901, in Willow Grove, Tennessee. He was the son of Everett C. Edens, a Methodist minister, and Barbara Ellen (Jolly) Edens. He attended Emory University, from which he received the degrees of B.Ph. (1930) and M.A. (1938). He also received a Master of Public Administration degree (1944) and a Ph.D. (1949) from Harvard University. Prior to coming to Duke, Edens worked as a teacher and administrator at the Cumberland Mountain School and Emory University. In 1946, he was named Dean of Administration at Emory, and in 1947 became Vice Chancellor of the University System of Georgia. In 1948, he was appointed associate director of the General Education Board of the Rockefeller Foundation.

In November 1948, the trustees of Duke University selected Edens to serve as president of the institution. Edens began his presidency on March 15, 1949. With inflation rapidly eroding purchasing power, the University launched a capital gifts program and a national development campaign. Edens noted that upon entering the field of fund raising Duke faced a "peculiar handicap." He stated, "Never before had we sought sizeable sums from either alumni or the general public. Indeed, the magnitude of James B. Duke's Indenture had been such as to encourage the uninformed public to believe that Duke University never would require additional capital." Through the success of this campaign Duke University began to build its own endowment and expand its programs. Academic units such as the Center for Commonwealth Studies and the Center for the Study of Aging date from this time. Formal participation of the faculty in governance began in 1952 with the formation of a University Council and the consolidation of several committees into an Undergraduate Faculty Council. Additional accomplishments included the establishment of the James B. Duke Endowed Professorships, the organization of a student union program (the Duke University Union) to enhance student life, and a vigorous defense of academic freedom during the McCarthy Era. Though not so well known because he chose to work behind the scenes, Edens also assiduously sought to have the segregated admissions policy of the University changed.

Following disagreements with the Board of Trustees and some members of the faculty, Edens resigned on February 19, 1960. After leaving Duke, Edens served for five years as executive director of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, N.C. Edens died in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 7, 1968. He was survived by his wife, Mary Kathleen (Russell) Edens, and his daughter, Mrs. Jefferson D. Wingfield, Jr.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • [Forms part of:] Duke University President records. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Gross-Edens Affair Subject Files. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Paul M. Gross Papers. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Hollis Edens Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The A. Hollis Edens Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1964 (A64-50), 1974 (A74-198), 1989 (A89-95), 1993 (A93-74).

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff, 1996

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, June 24, 2003

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