Guide to the University Archives Records, 1941-2004


Contains correspondence received by the Archives as well as patron registration forms, permission to publish forms, exhibit materials, supplies, labels and other information gathered/created by the Archives during day-to-day operations. The collection ranges in date from 1941-2004.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University Archives.
University Archives records 1941-2004
Language of Material
25.5 Linear Feet, 24,500 Items
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence received by the Archives as well as patron registration forms, permission to publish forms, exhibit materials, supplies, labels and other information gathered/created by the Archives during day-to-day operations. The collection ranges in date from 1941-2004.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using 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.

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

Patron Registration Forms, 1972-1982
Box 1
Patron Registration Forms, 1982-1988
Box 2
Patron Registration Forms, 1988-1991
Box 3
Patron Registration Forms, 1991-1994 June
Box 4
Patron Registration Forms, 1994 July-1996
Box 5
Patron Registration Forms, 1997-2000
Box 6
Patron Registration Forms, 2001-2002
Box 7
Patron Registration Forms and Correspondence, 2003-2004
Box 8
Correspondence, 1972-1973
Box 9
Correspondence, 1974
Box 10
Correspondence, 1975
Box 11
Correspondence, 1976
Box 12
Correspondence, 1977
Box 13
Box 13
Correspondence, 1979
Box 15
Correspondence, 1980
Box 16
Correspondence, 1981
Box 17
Correspondence, 1982
Box 18
Correspondence, 1983
Box 19
Correspondence, 1984
Box 20
Correspondence, 1985
Box 21
Correspondence, 1986
Box 22
Correspondence, 1987
Box 23
Correspondence, 1988
Box 24
Correspondence, 1989
Box 25
Correspondence, 1990
Box 26
Correspondence, 1991
Box 27
Correspondence, 1992
Box 28
Correspondence, 1993
Box 29
Correspondence, 1994
Box 30
Correspondence, 1995
Box 31
Correspondence, 1996
Box 32
Correspondence, 1997
Box 33
Correspondence, 1998
Box 34
Correspondence, 1999
Box 35
Subject Files, A-C, 1972-2001
Box 36
Subject Files, D-H, 1972-2001
Box 37
Subject Files, I-Pl, 1972-2001
Box 38
Subject Files, Pr-Z, 1972-2001
Box 39
Historical information regarding the formation of the Archives, 1941-1972
Box 40
Receipts of Records, 1972-1982
Box 41
Receipts of Records, 1982-1991
Box 42
Receipts of Records, 1991-2002
Box 43
Permission to publish or use restricted material records, 1981-2001
Box 44
Records of loans, includes records never returned, 1989-
Box 45
Chapel Exhibit
Box 46
Julian Abele Exhibit
Box 47
Lilly Library Exhibit
Box 48
President's Exhibit, 2004 "Uncommon Leaders, the President's of Duke University highlights from the Duke University Archives"
Box 49
West Campus at 75 Exhibit
Box 50
Exhibits - labels, ideas, reproductions
Box 51
Student Organization exhibit in main lobby, Spring 1996
Box 52
Duke Olympians, Summer/Fall 1996
Box 52
Women in Residence, 1896/1897-1996/1997
Box 52
Archives Exhibit, Fall 1997
Box 52
Broadcasting at Duke/WXDU Anniversary, Fall 1997
Box 52
Broadcasting at Duke: Fifty Years of Student Radio, Fall 1997
Box 52
Archives 25th Anniversary, September 1997
Box 52
The Woman's College, 1930-1972, Perkins Lobby November-December 2002
Box 52
Vigil/S.D. Cook Society Reception, February 1998
Box 52
The Silent Vigil: 30 Years Ago, Spring-Fall 1998
Box 52
Student Organization's Exhibit, 1998-1999
Box 52
Exhibit - Lilly Library April 1999 - The Alumni Association
Box 52
Duke Originals, September-October 1999 - Perkins Lobby (75th Anniversary)
Box 52
Meet Your Predecessors: Freshman Week…," September/October 1999 Lilly Library
Box 52
The Alumni/Alumnae Associations, Lilly Library, May-August, 1999
Box 52
Student Life - Public and Private Spaces, Perkins Library, April 1999
Box 52
Duke Originals - September 1999
Box 52
What's for Dinner? Dining at Duke, September 1999-May 2000
Box 52
Roosevelt, Teddy - Visit to Trinity, 1905
Box 52
The Changing Faces of West Campus, 20 Years of Construction, 1982-2002
Box 52
The Knight Years, 1963-1969, Rare Book Room, October 2003
Box 52
Comment Book from the Woman's College exhibit
Box 52
Hawley, Hughson - rendering of Duke Campus - West Campus exhibit
Box 52
Construction photos: East Campus
Box 52
Progress Photos (West Campus)
Box 52
Union Institute Construction, 1838
Box 52
Trinity Catalogue, 1860-1861/ Trinity Magazine 1883
Box 52
Exhibits - 20/40 Celebration
Box 52
Civil Rights Exhibit
Box 52
Duke Presidents Exhibit
Box 52
Undergraduate Publications Exhibit
Box 52
Comments from "The Road to Desegregation at Duke" exhibit which ran from 2012 Dec.-2013 Mar.
Oversize Folder 1

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The University Archives Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1972-2004, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Sims, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, April 2007

Updated by Kim Sims, May 2013

The collection was created by the University Archives with the exception of A82-53 which was created by University Administration regarding the formation of the Archives.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.