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Guide to the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies records, 1965-1981

Abstract

Contains the records of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a cooperative institute established in 1963 under the auspices of the Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cooperative Program in the Humanities. Also contains materials relating to the Duke University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Types of materials include correspondence, grant proposals, budgets, invitations, rosters, announcements, minutes, local publications, and some conference papers. Major subjects include the Duke University Cooperative Program in the Humanities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, Duke University faculty, the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, university cooperation in North Carolina, renaissance study and teaching, and humanities study and teaching. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1981.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies records 1965-1981
Creator
Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Extent
8 Linear Feet , 8,000 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

Contains materials of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Duke University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Materials mostly concern session planning and relations with the Cooperative Program in the Humanities. Types of materials include correspondence, grant proposals, budgets, invitations, rosters, announcements, minutes, local publications, and some conference papers. Materials range in date from 1965 to 1981.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Seminar background materials, 1965-1968
Box 1
Participant correspondence, 1965-1968
Box 1
General planning materials, 1965-1968
Box 1
Planning materials for the first summer institute, 1965
Box 2
Ford Foundation correspondence
Box 2
Duke University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, student studies and lectures, 1973-1976
Box 2
Institute general history, ca. 1963
Box 3
Research awards winners, 1970
Box 3
Institute evaluations
Box 3
Cooperative Program in the Humanities minutes, 1967-1968
Box 3
Junior and Senior fellow invitations and correspondence (bulk 1974)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1972-1976
Box 4
Session planning materials
Box 4
Calendars
Box 4
Financial materials
Box 4
Applicant orientation materials
Box 4
NEH grant applications, correspondence, and reports, 1971-1976
Box 4
Ford Foundation grant materials, ca. 1974
Box 4
Program evaluations, 1969
Box 5
Correspondence, 1975-1976
Box 5
General session planning materials, 1975-1976
Box 5
Joint Committee, Cooperative Program in the Humanities minutes, 1963-1969
Box 5
Correspondence with institute instructors, 1977
Box 6
Participant lists, 1978
Box 6
Conference papers, 1973
Box 6
NEH report materials, 1976-1978
Box 6
Summer institute session planning materials, 1965-1968
Box 6
Meeting minutes, 1978
Box 6
Financial materials, 1978
Box 6

Historical Note

The Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies was a cooperative scholarly institute established in 1963 under the auspices of the Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cooperative Program in the Humanities. During the summers, the institute's members presented five-week seminars in a classroom setting. The location of the institutes alternated between the campuses of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They were coordinated by a joint committee of faculty members from each university. These institutes drew scholars from colleges and universities throughout the United States and provided a forum for intense study and teaching. Beginning in 1968, the joint committee initiated a fund-raising effort for continuation of the institutes.

In 1972, the National Endowment for the Humanities approved an additional funding request to support the institutes for the summers of 1974-1976 based on the stipulation that by 1977 the institutes would be funded entirely by the two sponsoring campuses.

While summer institutes were held through the summer of 1979, the joint committee was not able to secure a commitment of permanent funding from either Duke or UNC-Chapel Hill. Plans for the 1980 Institute were canceled due to the lack of funding and the committee began a new search for continuing support. The Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies has not been active since 1980.

Many scholars and coordinators of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies were also affiliated with the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, an annual conference established cooperatively by Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1943. Renaissance studies continue at Duke University at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, an interdisciplinary, degree-granting program.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Report ... the Cooperative Program in the Humanities, 1963-1969 [378.73 C778R] (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Acquired; 1976; 76-187

Gift; 1978; 78-153

Gift; 1980; 80-36

Gift; 1980; 80-218

Gift; 1981; 81-106

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed March 2003

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.