Guide to the Presbyterian Student Center Records, 1962-1969
The Westminster Fellowship was created in 1946 as a way to organize Presbyterian students at Duke University. By the early 1960s, the Presbyterian Student Center was built. The collection contains committee files for Presbyterian Campus Christian Life, Synod Campus Christian Life, and Advisory Committee for the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolian, as well as, printed materials for regional conferences and workshops. The material ranges in date from 1962-1969.
- Record Group
- Presbyterian Student Center records
- Duke University. Presbyterian Student Center
- 1 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection contains committee files for Presbyterian Campus Christian Life, Synod Campus Christian Life, and Advisory Committee for the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolian, as well as, printed materials for regional conferences and workshops. The material ranges in date from 1962-1969 and is arranged into two series: Committees and Miscellaneous.
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Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Presbyterian Student Center Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
In 1946, Dr. Dwight M. Chalmers, minister at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church, developed the idea that the Presbyterian students at Duke University should be organized; and therefore, the Westminster Fellowship was born. However, because he left Durham within two years, the project floundered.
In the mid 1950's Dr. Regen and Dr. Bennett were instrumental in persuading the Synod of North Carolina to maintain the project. They also started, a few years later, a campaign to raise money to build a Presbyterian Student Center . Mr. Charles Dukes from First Presbyterian Church was chairman of the building committee.
- United Methodist-Presbyterian Ministry Records, 1933-1974 (Duke University Archives)
- Religious Life Reference Collection, 1937-ongoing (Duke University Archives)
- Minister to the University (Dean of the Chapel) records, 1940-1984 (Duke University Archives)
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
The Presbyterian Student Center Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975.
Processed by Matthew Shangler, October 2009
Encoded by Matthew Shangler, October 2009
Accession 75-164 is described in this finding aid.