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Guide to the Robert Taylor Cole papers, 1933-1991

Abstract

Robert Taylor Cole was a professor in Duke's Political Science department, specializing in comparative politics, Europe and the British Commonwealth and served as Provost to the University from 1960-1969.

The collection includes correspondence, student recommendations, and writings. The material ranges in date from 1933-1991.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Cole, Robert Taylor, 1905-1991.
Title
Robert Taylor Cole papers, 1933-1991
Language of Material
English, German
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, 1500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, student recommendations, writings, a photo identification card from Heidelberg University (1933), and a dust jacket from "The Recollections of R. Taylor Cole." At least one letter (in box 1, miscellaneous writings folder) is in German. Also included is a folder which holds a few reports related to Duke University. Box 3 contains two bound volumes of both handwritten and typed letters sent to Cole in 1975, upon his retirement. The material ranges in date from 1933-1991.

Administrative Information

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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

Datebook, 1984
Box 1
Heidelberg Photo Identification Card, 1933
Box 1
Writing, Labor Relations in Western Germany, October 1948
Box 1
Writing, Federalism and Universities in West Germany: Recent Trends, 1973
Box 1
Writing, Bureaucracy in Transition: Independent Nigeria, 1960
Box 1
Writing, Three Constitutional Courts: A Comparison, 1959
Box 1
Writing, The Universities and Governments under Canadian Federalism, 1972
Box 1
Writing, American Studies in Western Continental European Universities, undated
Box 1
Miscellaneous writings
Box 1
Correspondence, A
Box 1
Correspondence, Ba-Bk
Box 1
Correspondence, Barnes, Samuel H.
Box 1
Correspondence, Beck, Carl
Box 1
Correspondence, Bl-Bz
Box 1
Correspondence, Bunn, Ronald F.
Box 2
Correspondence, Ca-Cl
Box 2
Correspondence, Co-Cu
Box 2
Correspondence, D
Box 2
Correspondence, Dallmayr, Winfried
Box 2
Correspondence, Deener, David R.
Box 2
Correspondence, E
Box 2
Correspondence, F-G
Box 2
Correspondence, Fletcher, Fred J.
Box 2
Correspondence, Hi-Hy
Box 2
Correspondence, Huntley, James R.
Box 2
Correspondence, Ha-He
Box 2
Correspondence, I-J
Box 2
Correspondence, K-L
Box 2
Correspondence, LaPalombara, Joseph
Box 2
Correspondence, Ma-Mc
Box 2
Correspondence, Me-Mu
Box 2
Correspondence, Milburn, Josephine F.
Box 2
Correspondence, N-O
Box 2
Correspondence, Pa-Pinney
Box 2
Correspondence, Piper-Py
Box 2
Correspondence, R
Box 2
Correspondence, Sa-Se
Box 2
Correspondence, Sh-Sw
Box 2
Correspondence, T-U-V
Box 2
Correspondence, Wa-Wh
Box 2
Correspondence, Wi-Wz
Box 2
Correspondence, X-Y-Z
Box 2
Student Recommendations, A-Z
Box 2
The Recollections of R. Taylor Cole, Dust Jacket
Box 2
Resolution, University of the South, 1991
Box 2
Duke University-related reports: Report of the Provost to the President (1966); Report of the Educational Goals Committee about the Commitment to Undergraduate Education (1964); The Library Program of the Duke University Commonwealth Studies Center (1956); and a report on a visit to universities and government officials in Canada (1956).
Box 2
Two bound volumes of handwritten and typed letters sent to Cole in 1975, upon his retirement
Box 3

Historical Note

Robert T. Cole was born in Bald Prairie, Texas and educated at the University of Texas (A.B., 1925, A.M., 1927) and Harvard (Ph.D., 1936). He joined the Duke political science faculty in 1935, specializing in comparative politics, Europe and the British Commonwealth. He served the University as its first Provost from 1960 to 1969, and was James B. Duke Professor of Political Science. He retired in 1975, and died in May of 1991. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom in 1945 and the University Medal in 1986.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Taylor Cole papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Robert Taylor Cole papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1964, 1966, and 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, November 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, January 2007; updated June 2008

Updated by Kimberly Sims, August 2013

Accessions A82-94 and UA2013-0029 are 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.