Guide to the Town and Gown Reference Collection, 1894-ongoing
The Town and Gown Reference Collection contains files of clippings, reports, publications, flyers, and other material concerning the University's relations with the city and county of Durham and the Research Triangle region. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
- Record Group
- Town and Gown Reference collection
- Duke University. University Archives
- 1 Linear Feet, 900 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
The collection contains files of clippings, reports, publications, flyers, and other material concerning the University's relationships with, impact on, and service to the city and county, and the region. The bulk dates are 1965 to 1995. Major topics include education, financial matters (including taxation), transportation, and student service to the community through organizations such as Kazi Ya Sanna (work of art in Swahili, 1997) and CHANCE (Concern and Help for the Advancement of Needy Children through Education, 1987). Major programs covered include the Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership and the Education Improvement Program, a project funded by the Ford Foundation to assist Durham schools. Durham neighborhoods figuring prominently in the material include Edgemont, Walltown, and Trinity Park. Notable items include an 1894 statement titled Relations of College and Community; The Third Side of the Triangle: Duke University's Interaction with the Community and Region, a 1969 report about the University's public services; and campus publications such as The Duke Community Reporter.
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.
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.
- Service Duke Community Reporter [serial], circa 1993-1994 (Duke University Archives)
- Durham & Duke [serial] : Duke University economic impact report (Duke University Archives)
- Community Service Center Records, 1990-2002 (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Town and Gown Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Town and Gown Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.
Processed by Thomas Harkins, July 2009
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2009
Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011