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Preliminary Guide to the Research Council Records, 1925 - 1992

Abstract

The Research Council, also called the University Council on Research, was established at Duke University in 1934, to support faculty research by providing professional travel funding, publication subvention, and research grants. Until 1978, it prepared the annual bibliography of faculty publications (no longer published). The Research Council was later renamed the Arts & Sciences Committee on Faculty Research. The Research Council Records include reports, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, summaries, and faculty publications lists (1934-1976), pertaining to research projects and support for Duke University faculty. Materials range in date from 1925 to 1992.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Research Council records 1925 - 1992
Creator
Duke University. Research Council.
Extent
13 Linear Feet , 9000 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

The Research Council Records include reports, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, summaries, and faculty publications lists (1934-1976), pertaining to research projects and support for Duke University faculty.

Administrative Information

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Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

Unprocessed materials are closed pending processing.

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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

Announcements and general information
Box 1
Faculty Summer Fellowships, 1963-1966
Box 1
Grant summaries
Box 1
Budgets
Box 1
Fringe benefits
Box 1
Travel policy
Box 1
Faculty publications lists
Box 1
General correspondence
Box 1
Faculty publications lists, 1934-1950

Faculty publications lists for 1925-1935 in Box 10.

Box 2
Faculty publications lists, 1940-1960
Box 3
Publication general information
Box 3
Departmental research statements
Box 4
Minutes, 1950-1954
Box 4
Memos, 1950-1959
Box 4
Correspondence, 1968-1972
Box 4
Correspondence, 1931-1961
Box 5
Grants summaries, 1934-1952
Box 5
Memos
Box 5
Reports, 1925-1931
Box 6
Minutes, 1934-1966 with index 1934-1982
Box 6
Progress reports, 1983-1985
Box 6
Progress reports, 1986-1992
Box 7
Minutes, 1971-
Box 7
Reports to the President, prior to 1970
Box 7
Seed money
Box 7
National Science Foundation
Box 7
Correspondence, 1982-1987
Box 8
Statements of programs and policies
Box 8
Minutes, 1975-1988
Box 8
Summaries
Box 8
Report to the President, 1977
Box 8
Reports
Box 9
Social Sciences Subcommittee
Box 9
Summaries, 1953-1970
[4 folders]
Box 9
Faculty publications lists, 1925-1935
[6 folders]
Box 10

Historical Note

The Research Council, also called the University Council on Research, was established at Duke University in 1934. The Council supported faculty research by providing professional travel funding, publication subvention, and research grants. Until 1978, it prepared the annual bibliography of faculty publications (no longer published). The Research Council was later renamed the Arts & Sciences Committee on Faculty Research.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Trinity College of Arts and Sciences records. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Research Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Research Council Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1964-2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Jill Katte

Completed October 2004

Encoded by Jill Katte, December 2004

Updated by Jill Katte, February 2005

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.