Guide to the Talent Identification Program (TIP) Records, 1980-Ongoing
The Talent Identification Program (TIP) was established in 1980. TIP identifies gifted seventh graders, and the students then spend a summer at Duke taking courses taught by the University's faculty. The program is supported by endowments and fees. The collection includes bulletins, brochures, correspondence, application materials, articles, syllabi, lists of students, flyers and other records.
- Record Group
- Talent Identification Program (TIP) records
- Duke University. Talent Identification Program
- 3 Linear Feet, 1700 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection includes bulletins, brochures, correspondence, clippings, application materials, articles, syllabi, lists of students, flyers and other records. Topics include talented students and Duke University faculty.
Access to the Collection
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.
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.
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.
Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.
Use & Permissions
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Talent Identification Program (TIP) Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Files in this collection are arranged into subseries according to their accession numbers. Some files in this collection are restricted by the donor. Administrative records are restricted for 25 years from the date of origin. Please contact research services for more information.
The Talent Identification Program (TIP) was established in 1980; Robert N. Sawyer was the program's director. TIP identifies gifted seventh graders based on ther SAT and ACT scores. The students then spend a Summer at Duke taking courses taught by the University's faculty; foreign study is also provided. The program is supported by endowments and fees. Sawyer resigned as director in 1990.
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The Talent Identification Program (TIP) Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1981.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, February 2007
Encoded by Molly Bragg, April 2011
Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.