Guide to the Residential College Task Force Records, 1985-1987
The Residential College Task Force was created by President H. Keith H. Brodie in 1985 for the purpose of looking at the establishment of a new living option. The collection contains minutes and other task force records, including correspondence, memoranda, financial records, brochures, application forms, floor plans, and other materials.
- Record Group
- Residential College Task Force records
- Duke University. Residential College Task Force
- 1.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes minutes and other records of the task force, including correspondence, memoranda, financial records, brochures and application forms, photographs, students' applications for membership in the Bassett-Brown College, floor plans, a draft and copies of "Duke's College Try", a memoir by professor Donald Fluke, memoranda concerning the faculty-in-residence program, information regarding the "Duke's Vision" pamphlet controversy of 1989, and other records. Topics covered include the Residential College Task Force, student housing, Round Table Dormitory, and Professor Donald J. Fluke.
Access to the Collection
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For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
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], Residential College Task Force Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Administrative records are restricted for 25 years from their date of origin. Please contact research services for more information.
The Residential College Task Force was created by President H. Keith H. Brodie in 1985 for the purpose of looking at the establishment of a new living option. At the Task Force's first meeting, Brodie expressed his committment to the development of a residential college, noting that review of transfer students' reasons for leaving Duke indicated a desire for stable living arrangements which incorporate a community identity and a deeper intellectual life.
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The Residential College Task Force Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in September 1996.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, March 2007
Encoded by Molly Bragg, April 2011
Accession A96-104 is described in this finding aid.