Guide to the Calvin L. Ward Papers, 1963-1974


Calvin Ward was a Zoology professor at Duke University. The collection contains correspondence and memoranda relating to faculty groups, the Biology, Forestry and Genetics programs and University-wide issues.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Calvin L. Ward papers
Ward, Calvin Lucien, 1928-
0.2 Linear Feet, 200 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence and memoranda concerning the development of the Duke genetics program, the faculty advisory system, the Biology-Forestry Library, an Experiential Cross-Sectional Community, University Center planning, the music building, U.F.C.A.S., the Osborn Faculty Discussion Group, and the Fund for Experimental Education at Duke.

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In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

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

1. Container List

1 box
Fund for Experimental Education at Duke (F.E.E.D.), 1967-1969
Box 1
Biology-Forestry Library-Naming, 1972-73
Box 1
Osborn Faculty Discussion Group, 1966-69
Box 1
Papers Concerning Campus Planning, 1965-66
Box 1
U.F.C.A.S. Curriculum Review, 1974
Box 1
U.F.C.A.S. Writing Requirement
Box 1
Correspondence and Memoranda, 1963-74
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Calvin Ward was born in 1928 in Yancey, TX. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas and began teaching in Duke's Zoology Department in 1952, where he specialized in genetics. In 1957, he received a grant from the U.S. Public Health Service to study genetic damage from radiation.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Department of Zoology Records, 1905-1997. (University Archives. Duke University.)
  • Educational Facilities Committee Records, 1962-1986. (University Archives. Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Calvin L. Ward Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


The Calvin L. Ward Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Wood, October 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, October 2006

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