Guide to the Christmas Cards Reference Collection, 1940s-ongoing

Collection Overview

The collection contains Christmas cards sent by various University units, including the Presidents Office, the Primate Center, the Stores, and many others. Many cards depict scenes of the campus. The collection has been used by various offices for inspiration in the design of cards.

Descriptive Summary

Record Group
Christmas Cards Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.5 Linear Feet, approx. 100 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

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.

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

Aging and Human Development, Duke Center for the Study of, undated
Box 1
Alumni Affairs and Development, 1990s
Box 1
Audiovisual Education, Division of, 1970s-1990s
Box 1
Auxiliary Services, 1970s-2000s
Box 1
Blank cards, 1980s, 1990s
Box 1
John Burness family, 1990s
Box 1
Cultural Services, 1980s, 1990s
Box 1
Library, 1990s
Box 1
Miscellaneous individuals, 1940-2000s
Box 1
Miscellaneous University departments, 1980s, 1990s
Box 1
Office of the University Secretary, 1990s
Box 1
Notes, undated
Box 1
Presidents Office, 1960s-
Box 1
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 1990s
Box 1
Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, 1990s
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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


The Christmas Cards Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives from a variety of sources for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Crystal Reinhardt, February 2010

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010