Guide to the James Fred Rippy Papers, 1926-1935


James Fred Rippy was a professor in the Department of History at Duke from 1926-1936. The collection consists of copies of correspondence created by Dr. Rippy as well as some miscellaneous material. The collection ranges in date from 1926-1935.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
James Fred Rippy papers
Rippy, J. Fred (James Fred), 1892-1977
0.5 Linear Feet, 500 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains the correspondence of James Fred Rippy while he was a member of the Department of History at Duke. They are largely copies of his own letters. The collection ranges in date from 1926-1935.

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Collection is open for research.

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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

1. Container List

1 box
Correspondence, 1926-1929
Box 1
Correspondence, 1930
Box 1
Correspondence, 1931-1932
Box 1
Correspondence, 1933-1934
Box 1
Correspondence, 1935
Box 1
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

James Fred Rippy was born October 27, 1892 in Nubia, Tennessee. He married Mary Dozier Allen on August 19, 1915. He became a faculty member within the Department of History at Duke University in 1926 and taught until September 1936, when he left Durham to take a position at the University of Chicago. Upon retirement, he returned to Durham.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Fred Rippy Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The James Fred Rippy Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in October 1953.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2007

Accession A48-1503 is described in this finding aid.