Guide to the Residential Life Reference Collection , 1922-2001
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.
- University Archives, Duke University
- Duke University. University Archives
- Residential Life Reference Collection , 1922-2001
- Language of Material
- 1.3 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.)
[Identification of item], Residential Life Reference Collection , Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Residential Life Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.
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.