Guide to the University Policies Reference collection, 1933-ongoing


The University Policies Reference Collection contains files of University policy statements, manuals, updates, and news clippings.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
University Policies Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
1.2 Linear Feet, 700 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The University Policies Reference Collection contains University policy manuals, policy statements, updates, memoranda, and news clippings pertaining to the University’s operating policies and policies affecting student life, and reactions to these policies. See the container list for specific subjects. Materials pertaining to the severe weather policy and other personnel policies will be found in the Office of Human Resources Reference Collection.

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.

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

Box 1
Clippings, 1967- (3 folders)
Box 1
Alcohol Memos, Policy, Miscellaneous
Box 1
Alcohol Policy: On Alcohol at Duke, 2005
Box 1
Alcohol awareness - Duke Health Education, circa 1985
Box 1
Automobile regulations, 1933
Box 1
Bonfires, 1986-
Box 1
Conflict of interest
Box 1
Duke University Policy Manual
1979 (2 folders)
Box 1
Superceded material, 1982-1983 (2 folders)
Box 1
1987 (2 folders)
Box 1
Superceded material, 1995-1997 (3 folders)
Box 1
Drugs, 1968-
Box 2
General policies and regulations of Duke University [1969], 1970
Box 2
Harassment policy; sexual harassment, 1982-
Box 2
Honor code
Box 2
Minority and women-owned businesses
Box 2
Pickets, protests and demonstrations
Box 2
Safe driving
Box 2
Box 2
Substance abuse
Box 2

Subject Headings

Related Material

Duke University. Office of the Registrar. Bulletin of Duke University: Information and Regulations.,

  • Office of Human Resources Reference Collection (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

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


The University Policies Reference Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources, including campus mailings.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, July 2004

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, September 2006

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.