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Guide to the Songs and Cheers Reference Collection, 1913-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Songs and Cheers Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes songs, cheers, and yells from Trinity College (Duke's predecessor) and Duke University as well as clippings and papers regarding copyright and the history of Duke's alma mater and fight song.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Songs and Cheers Reference collection 1913-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet, 250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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

Collection is open for research.

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

Alma Mater "Dear Old Duke"(Robert H. James)
Box 1
Clippings
Box 1
"Dear Old Duke" and "Blue and White"
Box 1
Durham, Robert Lee, "Flag and Sunset Bell," 1920
Box 1
Durham, Robert Lee, "Happy We with Such a Mother," half-centennial reunion ode
Box 1
Durham,Robert Lee "O Duke, Alma Mater"
Box 1
Duke songs
Box 1
Lassiter, William C. "The Plight of 'Dear Old Duke' and 'Blue and White' When Duke University Lost Temporary Control of the Songs (1938-1940)," 1987 (A93-19)
Box 1
Miscellaneous Songs
Box 1
Trinity Songs, 1915-1924 and undated (2 folders)
Box 1
Yells and Cheers, circa 1927-1931
Box 1

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Office of the Bursar records, 1928-1956. (University Archives. Duke University. )
  • Robert Lee Durham Papers, 1888-1946. (University Archives. Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Songs and Cheers Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Songs and Cheers Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, May 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, May 2008

Accessions 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.