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Guide to the Residential Life Reference Collection , 1922-2001

Abstract

The Residential Life Reference Collection contains files of reports, clippings, handbooks, and other materials concerning residential life at the University. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Residential Life Reference Collection 1922-2001
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.3 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Reports, subject files, housing proposals, policy statements, regulations, newspaper clippings, flyers, brochures, announcements, handbooks and guides for resident advisors, dormitory floor plans, correspondence, memoranda and chronologies of changes in residential life, 1920s-1990s. Major subjects include residential planning and programming, on- and off-campus housing, housing for graduate and professional students and married students, the administration of residential life, federations and other housing arrangements, the work of resident advisors and faculty-in-residence, experimental living-learning arrangements, and non-Greek houses and associations. Groups represented include Association of Independent Houses, the Council of Federation Presidents, the West Campus Community Council, and various committees.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use this collection.

Collection is open for research.

warning Use Restrictions

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

Residential life timelines, 1922-1990
Box 1
Chronology: “Outline of major changes … [in] residential life…, 1967-1993” / Ella Shore
Box 1
Memorandum on Housing Accommodations for Single Graduate and Professional Students, [1961]
Box 1
Housemaster system, 1963 + no date
Box 1
Humanities Corridor, 1965-1966
Box 1
Faculty apartments as a co-educational living-learning dormitory / Carol Dabbs & Lawrence Muhlbaier, 1969
Box 1
A proposal for three experimental federations / Residential Life Committee, 1970
Box 1
A proposal for experimental co-ed dorms / Residential Life Committee, 1971
Box 1
Preliminary report of the Wannamaker Guild, spring 1971
Box 1
Report of the WCCC Committee on Housing Governance, [1971]
Box 1
Campus Community Council, 1971-1972 + no date
Box 1
Undergraduate Residential Philosophy and Policy / Residential Life committee, 1971, 1974
Box 1
Residential Life Committee, 1974-1979
Box 1
Wilson House: the first decade / Amy E. Rouse, 1980
Box 1
Bassett-Brown [Residential] College, 1986-1987
Box 1
Committee for the Study of Student Residential Life, Preliminary findings, April 1969
Box 1
Committee for the Study of Student Residential Life, Report, July 1969
Box 1
Committee for the Study of Student Residential Life, Report, July 1969: reprints
Box 1
Residential Education: An Analysis of Duke University’s Undergraduate Housing Facilities / James DeChaine, July 1971 [proposal]
Box 1
Study of Duke University Residential Life: A Tentative Report / Brian McNally, Educational Testing Service, December 1972
Box 1
An Analysis of the Undergraduate Housing Facilities of Duke University / James A. DeChaine, 1972
Box 1
Duke University Residential Life: An Interim Report / Brian J. McNally & Susan Kerner-Hoeg, Educational Testing Service, January 1973
Box 1
Duke University Residential Life: A Two-Year Comparison / Brian J. McNally, July 1974
Box 1
Federations: Evaluation of the three year trial at Duke University by the Residential Committee of the UFCAS, September 1974
Box 1
Evaluation of the three year trial of federations and co-ed residences at Duke University, December 1974 / Residential Committee of the UFCAS
Box 1
Final Report of the Residential Life Task Force, April 1980
Box 1
Final Report of the Task Force on Federations, February 1982
Box 1
Final Report of the Task Force on Freshman Clusters, April 1982
Box 1
Plan for the Enhancement of Residential and Co-curricular Life, 1994
Box 1
Duke University Residential Programming / Kieran, Timberlake & Harris, 1999
Box 1
Council of Federation Presidents Records, 1981-1982
Box 1
Duke’s College Try: The Attempt to Found a Residential College at Duke University, 1986-1987 / Donald J. Fluke, 1987
Box 1
Faculty Associates Program Annual Report, 1995-1996
Box 1
Association of Independent Houses, “There’s no place like home”, 1975-1981
Box 2
Housing management brochures, 1975-1990
Box 2
Dormitories, living groups, apartments, undated
Box 2
Memoranda concerning housing, 1920-
Box 2
Off-campus housing, 1969-
Box 2
Orientation, 1989-1992
Box 2
Regulations, [1930s]-1982
Box 2
Room rents, 1962-
Box 2
Office of Residential Life, Residential programming, 1982-1983
Box 2
Office of Residential Life, Residential programming, 1983-1984
Box 2
Bulletin of Men’s Residential Staff, Duke University, 1972-1973
Box 2
Bulletin of the Duke University Residential Staff, 1978-79
Box 2
A Manual for the Duke University Residential Staff, 1978/79, 1981/82, 1984/85, 1987/88, 1990/91 (4 folders)
Box 2
Reference Manual of Programming, 1994/95
Box 2
Upperclass Residential Planning Group, 1997
Box 2
Married student housing, Erwin Road, 1961-1968
Box 2
Housing crisis, 1975-1984
Box 2
Federations, 1978-1982
Box 2
Residential Life Implementation Committee, 1981
Box 2
Residential Policy Committee, 1980
Box 2
Race and Society Program, 1982-1983
Box 2
Residential life, 1975-2001
Box 2
Residential life, undated
Box 2

Historical Note

After the opening of Duke's West Campus in 1930, the arrangement and administration of residential life at the University remained fairly static through the 1950s. Some fraternities had the same blocks of rooms for decades. Then, beginning with the work of the University Committee on Long-Range Planning (1958-1962), residential arrangements and administration came under close review. That process has continued. Groups involved in it have included the Undergraduate Faculty Council, its successor, the Undergraduate Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences (UFCAS), and its successor, the Arts and Sciences Council, the West Campus Community Council (WCCC), the Community Council of the Woman's College (CoCoWoCo), the Residential Life Committee, the Residential Policy Committee, and successor groups.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Office of Residential Life records, 1946-2000 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Living Groups Reference Collection, 1964-2001. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Residential College Task Force records,1985-1987. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Residential Life Reference Collection , Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Residential Life Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins, March 2010

Encoded by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.