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Guide to the Subject Files Reference Collection, 1859-ongoing

Abstract

The Subject Files Reference Collection contains files concerning a variety of subjects common to academic institutions, such as institutional history and governance, diversity, parking, statistics, and so forth. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Subject Files Reference collection 1859-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet, approx. 2,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains files concerning a variety of subjects common to academic institutions. The materials present include memoranda, lists and compilations, brochures, news clippings, articles about the University, and manuscripts. Major subjects include university history and governance, tuition and financial aid, pluralism, and transportation and parking. Among the notable subjects is a 1975 fact-finding trip to China led by Mrs. Terry Sanford.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

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

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the University Archives to use 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

Crime
Box 1
Crime, frauds and imposters
Box 1
Crime, sexual assault and rape
Box 1
Duke authors, 1984
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, list
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1920-1929
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1930-1939
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1940-1949
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1950-1959
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1960-1969
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1970-1979
Box 1
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1980-1989
Box 2
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 1990-1999
Box 2
Duke in the media: articles about Duke, 2000-
Box 2
Duke in the media: Duke in books
Box 2
Duke in the media: films and television (2 folders)
Box 2
Globalization
Box 2
Globalization: China
Box 2
Globalization: China trip, 1975
Box 2
Globalization: China trip, 1975: China Encounter [newspaper]
Box 2
Globalization: China trip, 1975: clippings and news releases
Box 2
Globalization: China trip, 1975: participants' notes and reports (2 folders)
Box 2
Globalization: India
Box 2
Governance: Academic Council, 1971, 1988
Box 3
Governance: Aims of the University and mission statements, 1903-
Box 3
Governance: Bylaws, 1859-
Box 3
Governance: Charter, 1975-; see also History and Government of Duke University
Box 3
Governance: Clippings, 1969-
Box 3
Governance: History and Government of Duke University, 1931, 1936, 1952, 1955, 1958
Box 3
Governance: The Troika, [1969]
Box 3
History and tradition: Class gifts
Box 3
History and tradition: Commencement, Bibles at
Box 3
History and tradition: Duke and the Methodist Church, 1957-
Box 3
History and tradition: Duke history
Box 3
History and tradition: Duke statistics, circa 1962-1996
Box 3
History and tradition: Ghosts and ghost stories
Box 3
History and tradition: Myths
Box 3
History and tradition: Student Education Project, 1997
Box 3
History and tradition: Traditions
Box 3
Honorary degrees, lists
Box 4
Humor
Box 4
Intellectual life
Box 4
Playboy
Box 4
Pluralism: Duke's Vision, 1989-1991
Box 4
Pluralism: Political correctness, circa 1989-1994
Box 4
Politics: national, state, local, circa 1960-
Box 4
Politics: Duke connections in Congress, 1986-1987
Box 4
Technology and computing: clippings, circa 1980- (2 folders)
Box 4
Technology and computing: Duchess [computer program], 1978-1982
Box 4
Technology and computing: Duke University Computer Kamp (DUCK), 1981-1985
Box 4
Technology and computing: Memos, brochures, etc., 1954-
Box 4
Tobacco
Box 5
Tours and tour guides, 1964-
Box 5
Transportation and parking: clippings
Box 5
Transportation and parking: committees, circa 1989-2000
Box 5
Transportation and parking: cycling
Box 5
Transportation and parking: maps, circa 1972-
Box 5
Transportation and parking: memos and policies, circa 1967-
Box 5
Tuition and financial aid: memoranda, receipts, brochures, etc., 1932-
Box 5
Tuition and financial aid: clippings, 1962-
Box 5
University cooperation, 1935-
Box 5
Weather
Box 5

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Commencement Collection (for visitors to campus) (Duke University Archives)
  • Newspapers Collection (articles about Duke) (Duke University Archives)
  • University Policies Reference Collection (honor code) (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Subject Files Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, July 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2009

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.