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Guide to the SHARE records, 1968-ongoing

Abstract

Contains the records of SHARE (Student Housing for Academic and Residential Experimentation), a co-educational residential living group at Duke University. Types of materials include correspondence, minutes, reports, evaluations, financial materials, applications, plaques, a videotape, short writings, newsletters, literary magazines, notes, photographs, and clippings. Major subjects include residence and education, Duke University, Epworth Inn, Wilson House, Faculty Apartments, experimental living, Program II, college freshmen, and faculty advisor John M. Clum. Materials range in date from 1968 to ongoing.

Descriptive Summary

Title
SHARE records, 1968-ongoing.
Creator
Duke University. Student Housing for Academic and Residential Experimentation.
Extent
4.5 Linear Feet , 2,500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

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

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

warning Use Restrictions

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

Correspondence (John Clum), 1970-1972
Box 1
House Courses correspondence, general, 1970-1972
Box 1
Correspondence, 1974-1984
Box 1
Minutes, 1973-1979
Box 1
Community service, 1968-1969
Box 1
Retreat, in-dorm, 1974
Box 1
Conference, 1971
Box 1
Film festivals, 1971-1972
Box 1
Reports, 1970-1976
Box 1
Subcommittee on Curriculum, 1969-1970
Box 1
Curriculum, early planning materials, 1970-1971
Box 1
House Courses, 1972-1973
Box 1
House Courses, 1975-1976
Box 1
Small-group experience surveys, 1970
Box 1
General history of SHARE/Epworth/Wilson
Box 1
General housing: Wilson, 1970-1971
Box 1
Clippings, 1970-2001
Box 1
Clippings re: Epworth move, 1997
Box 1
Printed material, 1995-1997
Box 1
Photographs, 1980
Box 1
Transcript: Interview with John Clum, 21 March 1980
Box 1
"The Wilsonian or The Gnome at Home," 1975-1976 and Miscellaneous Notes
Box 1
Questionnaires, 1980 (sampling)
Box 1
Event Materials, 1970-1986
Box 1
Event Materials, 1986-1988
Box 1
Event Materials, 1988-1989
Box 1
Event Materials, 1990-1991
Box 1
Event Materials, 1993-1994
Box 1
Event Materials, 1994-1995
Box 1
SHARE Long Sleeve T-shirts
Box 1
Administrative Records [RESTRICTED]
Box 2
Council and Board, 1992-1996
Box 2
Event Materials, 1989-1990
Box 2
Jamaica Jam, 1988-1989
Box 2
Event Materials, 1995-1996
Box 2
Events, 1996-1997
Box 2
Reports, 1985-1993, 1993-1994
Box 2
Annual Report 1997 and Writings in Support of SHARE, 1997
Box 2
House Courses 1985-1986
Box 2
House Courses 1987-
Box 2
General- Identity Establishment/ Short Writings, 1971-1987
Box 2
East Campus Residence, 1994-1995
Box 2
SHARE Proposal to become a cross-sectional house, 1995
Box 2
Housing Problems, 1986-1987
Box 2
General Housing- Programming and Residents, 1991-1992, 1993-1994
Box 2
Miscellaneous Materials, n.d. (regarding SHARE)
Box 2
Short Writings and Miscellaneous Materials, ca 1971-ca 1974
Box 2
Short Writings 1994-1995
Box 2
Short Writings and Newsletters, 1996
Box 2
Quotes, 1989-1990, 1990-1991
Box 2
Photographs, n.d.
Box 2
Applications, 1990-1991 (questionnaires)
Box 2
SHARE Interview Book, n.d.
Box 2
Epworth Appeal, 1997
Box 2
Meeting Minutes, 1997-1998
Box 2
Recruitment and Freshman Experience, 1997
Box 2
Symposiums, 1997-1998
Box 2
Constitution, undated
Box 2
SHARE History, 1997
Box 2
Bi-Annual Review, 2000
Box 2
Miscellaneous, 1995-1999
Box 2
Administrative Records [RESTRICTED]
Box 3
Applications, 1970-1971, 1971-1972
Box 3
Applications, 1972-1973
Box 3
Applications, 1974-1975 (2 folders)
Box 3
Wilson House Records, applications and evaluations for residence, 1977-1982 (2 folders)
Box 3
Applications, 1985-2001 (12 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 3
Correspondence, 1991-1992
Box 3
Correspondence, 1996-1997
Box 3
Correspondence, 1997-1998
Box 3
Correspondence re: Epworth move, 1997
Box 3
Correspondence re: Faculty-in-Residence, 1999
Box 3
Constitutions, 1995, 1996
Box 3
Minutes, 1990-1994
Box 3
Financial, 1971-1976/1977, 1985/1986
Box 3

Historical Note

SHARE (Student Housing for Academic and Residential Experimentation) was founded in 1970 as an academically elite experimental living group of 54 men and women. The integrated residence, then known as the Experimental College, was part of Duke's "New Curriculum". The "New Curriculum" recommendations of 1969 had suggested various changes in living arrangements for students on campus, including the elimination of freshmen dormitories and the establishment of a co-educational dormitory.

SHARE generally included students who were creative and possessed special talents or interests. SHARE applicants also had to demonstrate a clear sense of academic direction, and show interest in helping develop programs of the Experimental College within the first year. Students enrolled in Program II, an interdisciplinary study program, were given preference to live in the SHARE house.

The first director, overseeing the academic progress of residents, was English professor John Clum. Clum worked closely with the administration of Duke University to blend SHARE's social and academic components into a sustainable living environment. SHARE was first located in the Faculty Apartments (now Wilson House) on Duke University's East Campus. The apartment-type layout of the building allowed for men and women to live closely together while preserving privacy. SHARE participants lived in Wilson House until 1982, then in Alspaugh House from 1983 to 1984. In 1984, SHARE moved again to Epworth Inn, where it would remain until 1997. In 1997, SHARE was moved to Wilson House.

SHARE programming consisted of a variety of seminars, credit courses, meetings, film festivals, and lectures. Events included a "Use Your Appendages" Party, Anime Fest, Epworth Prom (Oil My Lizard), The Epworth Retreat, and "Twilight", a rave. Two of the most notable activities were SHARE hours and Pedagogo. SHARE hours gave members of the dorm an opportunity to tell others about their interest and experiences. Pedagogo was a series of events where members of the Duke University faculty were invited to Epworth to speak informally about issues in research and academics.

In 1995, SHARE became the first living group on campus to include members from all four undergraduate years. SHARE persisted as an alternative to conventional Duke residential life. When cited for low membership in 1997, SHARE was relocated from Epworth House to the third floor in Wilson House. As of 2003, SHARE is active at Duke University.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The SHARE records were received as transfers in 1977, 1983, 2002, and 2009 (Accession numbers 77-203, 83-93, A2002-66, UA2009-0020).

Processing Information

Processed by Emily J. Glenn (updated by Kimberly Sims March 2010)

Completed February, 2003

Encoded by Emily J. Glenn, March 17, 2003

Updated by Kimberly Sims March 2010

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.