Guide to the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference Collection, 1963-ongoing

Collection Overview

The TCAS Reference Collection contains published materials including newsletters and brochures, lists, handbooks, and clippings, and memoranda from the Deans. It includes some material from Arts & Sciences prior to the formation of TCAS. Among the subjects are curricular programs for first-year students, the role of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, faculty publications, editors of journals, and house courses, and information for parents.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. University Archives
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference collection 1963-ongoing
Language of Material
1.0 Linear Feet, approx. 300 Items
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Administrative Information

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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

Clippings, circa 1976-1990
Box 1
Dining with Students, 1989
Box 1
The Duke Experience: A Sampling from the Arts and Sciences, 1984
Box 1
First Year Seminars, 1988-199
Box 1
FOCUS Program, 1989-
Box 1
FOCUS Program Brochures, 1995-
Box 1
Handbook for Directors of Undergraduate Studies, 1986
Box 1
Handbook for Parents, 1995-1997 [classes of 1999-2001]
Box 2
House Courses, 1969-1991
Box 2
Memoranda, 1963-1983
Box 2
Parents' Newsletter, 1994-1998
Box 2
Publications: Miscellaneous
Box 2

Historical Note

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the University's largest undergraduate college, was formed in 1972 by a merger of Trinity College for Men (usually just called "Trinity College") and the Woman's College. "Trinity College" is the most common usage, with "Arts and Sciences" added on, as in the phrase "Arts & Sciences and Trinity College." The administrative structure has varied over time. For example, there has been a Dean of Arts and Sciences, and a separate Dean of Trinity College. At present, the college's chief officer is called "Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Dean of Trinity College."

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, December 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.