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Duke Magazine Retro: "A Once-Promising Connection"
The establishment of The Duke Endowment in December 1924 kickstarted massive construction plans at the newly renamed Duke University. Several existing buildings were to be removed: the library, Alspaugh Hall, Craven Memorial Hall, and Crowell Science Building. W.G. Pearson, treasurer of Kittrell College, wrote to Robert L. Flowers, secretary-treasurer of Duke University, in August 1925: “We are wondering what disposition you are going to make of the buildings that are to be taken down, and whether or not it is possible that these buildings, or part of them, will be available for Kittrell College. . . . If these buildings are available, we most respectfully ask that you take the matter up and inform us upon what conditions.” Thus began a most unusual connection between the then all-white Trinity College and the all-black Kittrell College.
Just Published: Women at Duke Illustrated
We are happy to announce the publication of Women at Duke Illustrated, written and compiled by Bridget Booher ’82, A.M. ’92, associate editor of Duke Magazine.
Copies of Women at Duke Illustrated—as well as its companion volume, Duke Illustrated—are available for sale by the Gothic Bookshop for $27.50 each.
The book was published with support from all ten of Duke’s schools, as well as the Duke University Libraries and Duke Athletics.