Guide to the Undergraduate Publications Board Reference Collection, 1893-ongoing
The Undergraduate Publications Board Reference Collection includes a list of Pub Board publications (past and present) a general history of the organization, as well as clippings, histories, lists of editors, flyers, and other materials relating to individual publications. Folders are also present for the Bassett Fund and the Blackburn Literary Festival. The Bassett Fund finances public lectures, defrays honoraria for the Blackburn Literary Festival, and supplements new undergraduate publications. The Blackburn Literary Festival honors the spirit of sharing and love of literature embodied by Professor William Blackburn.
- Record Group
- Undergraduate Publications Board Reference collection
- Duke University. University Archives
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 300 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Undergraduate Publications Board Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
taken from Undergraduate Publications Board homepage http://www.duke-union.org/About_UPB?
Since 1924, the Undergraduate Publications Board, commonly referred to as the Pub Board or UPB, has overseen the production of each of the university's recognized publications (with the exception of The Chronicle and Towerview). The Board also approves and supports emerging publications, known as Independents, runs the Blackburn Literary Festival, and administers the John Spencer Bassett Fund. Its continuing mission is to provide diverse forums in which students can engage their creative, intellectual, political and literary faculties.
Currently (2007), the UPB oversees the production of eleven publications: The Archive; Blind Spot; Carpe Noctem; The Chanticleer; Duke Blue; Erudito; Latent Image; Matter Magazine; Vertices; Passport Magazine; and Woman's Handbook. A sampling of other titles produced during the UPB's history include: Tobacco Road; Prometheus Black; Missing Link, Jabberwocky; and Teacher-Course Evaluation Book.
- Undergraduate Publications Board records, 1911-1997. (University Archives. Duke University.)
- The Chronicle, 1905-ongoing (Duke Univeristy Archives, Duke University.)
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The Publications Board Reference Collection was compiled from various sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.
Processed by Archives Staff, February 2008
Updtaed by Tom Harkins, April 2010
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2008
Updated by Josh Larkin Rowley, February 2011
Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011
Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.