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Guide to the Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Reference Collection, 1889-1992

Collection Overview

The collection contains printed matter including brochures, bulletins, hymns, etc. as well as correspondence and subject files on Trinity College (Durham, N.C.). The provenance for most the material is unknown and was put together in this collection by Archives staff for research and reference use. The material ranges in date from 1889-1992.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Reference collection 1889-1992
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
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

Admissions, 1904, 1916
Box 1
Athletics and physical education, 1903, 1910, n.d.
Box 1
Board of Trustees, 1893, 1901
Box 1
Charter, constitution and bylaws, 1893, 1903
Box 1
Financial aid, ca. 1904
Box 1
Form letters, 1891, 1913-1916
Box 1
Fundraising and finances, ca. 1900-1916
Box 1
The Lines of the Future Development of Trinity College / John C. Kilgo, [1902]
Box 1
Law School, 1891-1923
Box 1
School of Education, 1910-1911
Box 1
School for Teachers, ca. 1893-1898
Box 1
School for Preachers, 1910-1920
Box 1
Trinity College Press, 1922-1924
Box 1
Methodist Church Conference publications, 1885-1910
Box 1
Taxation in the American Colonies: … New Jersey / John F. Crowell, 1893
Box 1
Important Facts [Brochures], 1905-1918
Box 1
Educational Tracts, 1891
Box 1
Bulletins, 1890-1894
Box 1
Trinity College Chapel Book, undated [after 1913?]
Box 1
Trinity College Hymns, undated, circa 1920
Box 1
Flyers and announcements, undated
Box 1
Women at Trinity, ca. 1896-1920, 1957
Box 1
Crowell Scientific Society, 1921
Box 1
Debating Club, 1917
Box 1
Engineering Club, 1914
Box 1
Glee Club, 1890
Box 1
Sigma Upsilon / Fortnightly Club, ca. 1914-1920
Box 1
Women’s Student Government Association. Constitution and Bylaws, ca. 1919
Box 1
YMCA Student’s Handbook, 1891
Box 1
Report of Grades and Attendance for Aura Holton, 1923, January 31
Box 1
Register of the Workers of the Trinity College Auxiliary of the Durham Red Cross chapter, 1918
Box 2
Treasurer’s Book, Class of 1908, 1905-1908
Box 2
The Trinity Archive Souvenir Edition, June 1904 (includes map and photos)
Box 2
Building a System of High Schools in North Carolina, by E.C. Brooks, 1916
Box 2
Avera Bible Lectures, 1911-1929
Box 2
Buffalo Incident of 1914
Box 2
Coburn Players, 1911-1916
Box 2
Excursion to Washington, D.C., 1898
Box 2
Theodore Roosevelt’s Visit to Durham / John Allen Morgan, 1905 – diary extract
Box 2
Report of a Visit to Some of the Colleges in the South / William E. Dodd, 1913
Box 2
Clippings about Trinity College from the Raleigh Christian Advocate, 1889-1890 Clippings about Trinity College
Box 2
Clippings about people associated with Trinity College
Box 2
Printed materials about Trinity College
Box 2
Index to Trinity College Reminiscences in the Trinity/Duke Alumni Register, 1915-1936
Box 2
Trinity College and Academic Liberty from The South Atlantic Quarterly, January 1904 (typescript copy of editorial about the Bassett Affair)
Box 2
Change of name to Duke University, 1924
Box 2
Centennial Celebration of the Relocation of Trinity College to Durham, 1992
Box 2
Ministerial Band: Bylaws, constitution, minutes, 1919-1929
Box 3
Admissions of Women to Trinity College (Durham, NC), 1896
Box 3
1918 (2)
Box 3
1919
Box 3
1920
Box 3
Published list of donations to purchase furniture for Trinity College, circa 1891
Box 3
Trinity Yells, circa 1923 (A94-4)
Box 3

Historical Note

In 1841, Trinity College in Randolph County, NC was first formally chartered as Union Institute and was formed by the Union Institution Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers. Braxton Craven became head of the institution in 1842. The school was re-chartered in 1851 as Normal College. In 1859, the institution's name was changed to Trinity College upon affiliation with the Methodist Church. In 1892, Trinity College relocated to Durham, NC.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Trinity College (Randolph County, NC) collection, 1836-1990. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Trinity College Library Records, 1892-1924. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Office of the Treasurer records, 1891-1924. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Trinity College (Randolph County) Reference collection materials were compiled from a variety of sources by University Archives staff for reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, February 2007

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

Accessions A90-21, A95-78, A78-52 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.