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Guide to the Department of Romance Studies records, 1903-1967

Abstract

The Department of Romance Studies offers a variety of comprehensive undergraduate programs and Ph.D. programs in French and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Portuguese, Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Collection contains materials pertaining to the Romance Languages Department including programs, departmental newsletters, examinations, and other printed materials. Languages present include English, French, and Spanish. The materials in the collection range in date from 1903-1967, but the bulk of the material dates from 1923-1967.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Romance Languages Department.
Title
Department of Romance Studies records, 1903-1967
Language of Material
English, Spanish, French
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials pertaining to the Romance Languages Department including programs, departmental newsletter, examinations, and other printed materials. Many of the items were apparently removed from Professor F.A.G. Cowper's papers. Also present are two ledgers containing grade records for students in romance languages classes, as well as, two publications produced by Duke professors, Para Leer: A Handbook for Reading Spanish and Dos Piececitas. Languages present include English, French, and Spanish. The materials in the collection range in date from 1903-1967, but the bulk of the material dates from 1923-1967.

Administrative Information

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In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

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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

Ledger, 1903-1925
Box 1
Ledger, 1925-1938
Box 1
Dos Piececitas, 1937
Box 1
Para Leer: A Handbook for Reading Spanish, 1937
Box 1
Miscellaneous, 1923-1967
Box 1

Historical Note

The Department of Romance Languages first appears in the Trinity College Bulletin in the 1903-1904 academic year. The language of primary interest was French. Before the development of the Department of Romance Languages there was an individual language department for French with Spanish being offered to seniors desiring an elementary understanding of the language. Currently (2006) the title for the department is Department of Romance Studies and it offers a variety of comprehensive undergraduate programs-from beginning language courses to minors and majors-in French and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, and Spanish and Latin American Studies. Portuguese is taught as a language program only. The department also offers comprehensive PhD programs in French and Francophone Studies and in Spanish and Latin American Studies, as well as a Romance Studies PhD track that allows qualified graduate students to combine two Romance languages in their PhD studies.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • School of Spanish Studies, Small collections. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Frederick Augustus Grant Cowper Papers, 1900-1975. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Graduate School Records, 1924-2002. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean records, 1934-2003. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Edens (A. Hollis) Records, 1949-1960. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Brodie (H. Keith H.), Chancellor, Records, 1970-1985. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Department of Romance Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Department of Romance Studies records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1976, 1978 .

Processing Information

Processed by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accessions 76-113, 79-9 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.