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Guide to the Student Project for University Development records, 1976-1979

Abstract

Contains the records of the Student Project for University Development (SPUD), a student-run organization dedicated to raising funds for Duke University. SPUD was founded by Duke University undergraduate James Paulette in 1976. The organization's two chief projects were the Bryan University Center and the Reggie Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund. Types of materials include correspondence, memoranda, agendas, posters, clippings, fliers, lists of departmental representatives, financial materials, and proposals. Major subjects include Duke University, Alumni Affairs, University Development, Office of Institutional Advancement, the Bryan Center, the Reggie Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund, fundraising, scholarships, James Paulette, and the Student Project for University Development. Materials range in date from 1976 to 1979.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Student Project for University Development records 1976-1979
Creator
Duke University. Student Project for University Development.
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 250 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 correspondence, memoranda, agendas, posters, clippings, fliers, lists of departmental representatives, financial materials, and proposals pertaining to the activities of SPUD (Student Project for University Development). Materials range in date from 1976 to 1979.

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Contents of the Collection

Proposal for the establishment and recognition of SPUD at Duke University, 1976
Box 1
Correspondence, 1976-1978
Box 1
Agendas and meeting announcements, ca. 1976-1977
Box 1
Financial materials, accounts and funds raised, 1977
Box 1
Departmental representatives list, undated
Box 1
Event planning notes and correspondence, ca. 1977
Box 1
Fliers and advertisements, undated
Box 1
Clippings, 1976-1979
Box 1

Historical Note

SPUD (Student Project for University Development) was a student-run service organization dedicated to including students in the planning and development of Duke University. SPUD was founded in 1976 by James Paulette, a Duke University undergraduate. SPUD was governed by leaders from a variety of student groups on campus.

With a loan of $500 from the Office of Institutional Advancement and a $100 gift from the Nursing School's student government, SPUD began planning its fundraising activities for 1977. SPUD worked in cooperation with Alumni Affairs and the Office of Institutional Advancement (now University Development). In August 1977, the Office of Institutional Advancement announced a $1.5 million grant from the Kresge Foundation for the University Center; the grant was credited to SPUD's general enthusiasm and creativity.

The three main projects that SPUD sought to fund were the Duke University Center, the East Campus Activity Center, and the Reggie Howard Memorial Scholarship Fund. The University Center was to be a new meeting place for students; the East Campus Activity Center would replace an extremely small gymnasium. The scholarship, named for a much-admired member of SPUD's Executive Committee, was intended to help minority students attend college. Both the University Center and the Reggie Howard Memorial Scholarship projects were completed. Some of SPUD's fundraising activities included art sales, a bench-a-thon (fraternity men sitting on a bench for 101 hours), swim-a-thons (numerous laps by the Neridians, Duke University's synchronized swimming team), raffles for dates with sorority women, backrub sales, radio ad sales, concerts, tennis tournaments, selling discount cards, and distribution of coupon booklets.

SPUD dissolved in 1979 and was replaced by SCIAAA (Student Committee for Institutional Advancement and Alumni Affairs), formerly a subcommittee of SPUD. SCIAAA worked with the Office of Institutional Advancement (now University Development) to continue to raise funds. SCIAAA primarily focused on meeting with alumni and potential donors to provide a current perspective on student life at Duke University.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Alumni Affairs records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • Office of Institutional Advancement records. (University Archives, Duke University. )
  • University Development records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Student Project for University Development Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Transfer; 1977; 77-137

Acquired; 1979.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn

Completed February, 2003.

Encoded by Emily Glenn, March 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.