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Guide to the Town and Gown Reference Collection, 1894-ongoing

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Town and Gown Reference collection 1894-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 900 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

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

Indexes: to articles in the Trinity/Duke Alumni Register and to archival record groups
Box 1
Affordable housing loan program, 1993-1995
Box 1
Africa News Service, 1985-1996
Box 1
Bull on Bull [a guide to Durham], 1982, 1985
Box 1
Duke-Durham campaign, 2001
Box 1
Duke-Durham Fellows Seminar, 1984
Box 1
Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, 1996-
Box 1
Duke and Durham Town-Gown Relationship / William E. King, 1992
Box 1
Duke outreach, 1980
Box 1
Duke University Associates Program, 1993
Box 1
Duke University financial impact, 1997-
Box 1
Durham centennial - Duke Hospitality Day, 1953
Box 1
Durham County Public Library
Box 1
Durham Education Improvement Program: 4th Annual Report, 1969
Box 1
Durham Education Improvement Program: Publications, [1965-1970]
Box 1
Durham Education Improvement Program: Reports, [1965-1970]
Box 1
Durham Savoyards
Box 1
East-West Expressway [Durham Freeway], 1979-1983
Box 1
Edgemont Community Center
Box 1
Hassle House crisis center, 1982
Box 1
Lincoln Hospital
Box 1
National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park
Box 1
Students
Box 1
The Third Side of the Triangle: Duke University's Interaction with the Community and Region, 1969
Box 1
Triangle Transit Authority
Box 1
Trinity Park
Box 1
United Fund, 1953-1979
Box 1
Walltown, 1993-
Box 1
1894-1919
Box 2
1920-1929
Box 2
1930-1939
Box 2
1940-1949
Box 2
1950-1959
Box 2
1960-1969
Box 2
1970-1975
Box 2
1977
Box 2
1978
Box 2
1979
Box 2
1980
Box 2
1981
Box 2
1982
Box 2
1983
Box 2
1984
Box 2
1985
Box 2
1986
Box 2
1987
Box 2
1988
Box 2
1989
Box 2
1990
Box 2
1991
Box 2
1992 (2 folders)
Box 2
1993
Box 2
1994-1999
Box 2
2000-
Box 2

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Town and Gown Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, July 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2009

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.