Guide to the Wartime at Duke Reference Collection, 1917-ongoing


The Wartime at Duke Reference Collection contains files of publications, memoranda, reports, clippings, and other materials about the effects of war on the University and the University's contributions to war efforts. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Descriptive Summary

University Archives, Duke University
Duke University. University Archives
Wartime at Duke Reference collection 1917-ongoing
Language of Material
0.4 Linear Feet, approx. 400 Items
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Wartime at Duke Reference Collection contains material about the effects of war on the University and the University's contributions to war efforts. The collection include publications of the University and other organizations, reports, memoranda, notices, programs and announcements, flyers, clippings, and other material. Other organizations represented include the American Council on Education and American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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

World War I
Box 1
World War I - Student Army Training Corps
Box 1
American Women's Voluntary Services, Inc., 1941-1942
Box 1
Campus ceremonies, 1942-1945
Box 1
Diploma: Honorable discharge from the University… [circa 1942-1945]
Box 1
Duke University Civilian Public Services Unit 61, 1944
Box 1
Duke University War Advisory Council, 1942
Box 1
Duke University. Printed matter, 1941-1945
Box 1
Duke University. Summaries of wartime activities of academic units and faculty, 1949
Box 1
Navy V-12 Program, 1943-
Box 1
Navy-Marine V-12 Program. 50th Anniversary, 1993
Box 1
Navy V-12 Program / James G. Schneider, 1987 (extracts)
Box 1
Printed matter, other organizations
Box 1
War Service Opportunities for College and University Students / American Council on Education, 1942
Box 1
World War II at Duke, miscellany
Box 1
Writings and reminiscences
Box 1

Preferred Citation

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


The Wartime at Duke Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, August 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2010

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.