Preliminary Guide to the Jerry D. Campbell records, 1930-1998 (bulk 1989-1994)


Contains records of the Duke University Library Administration, primarily under Jerry D. Campbell's administration, ca. 1984-1995. Types of materials include subject files, correspondence, minutes, annual reports, budgets, evaluations, contracts, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the operation and management of the Duke University Libraries since around 1930. Major topics include academic library administration, space utilization, statistics, Jerry D. Campbell, information networks, library cooperation, catalog automation, and budgets. The bulk of materials (A2002-88) are from 1989-1994. English.

Collection Details

Record Group
Jerry D. Campbell records
1930-1998 (bulk 1989-1994)
Duke University. Library
25 Linear Feet, 35,000 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Collection Overview

Contains subject files, correspondence, minutes, annual reports, budgets, evaluations, contracts, and miscellaneous notes pertaining to the operation and management of the Duke University Libraries from about 1930-1994. The bulk of materials were created by Jerry D. Campbell's administration, circa 1984-1995.

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[Identification of item], Jerry D. Campbell Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Administration files, A-E, 1983-1985 (bulk 1990-1991)
Box 1
Librarian's publication files
Box 1
Administration files, F-Z, 1985-1987

Includes compact shelving, five-year plan, some annual reports

Box 2
University Librarian, A-Z subject files, 1985-1986
Box 3
University Librarian, A-Z subject files, 1985-1986
Box 4
SOLINET, 1978-1988
Box 5
Jerry D. Campbell committees, A-M, ca. 1989-1993

Includes Dean's Council, Arts and Sciences Council

Box 6
Jerry D. Campbell committees, N-S, ca. 1989-1993

Includes Science Resource Initiative, Provost's Staff

Box 7
Jerry D. Campbell committees, T-U, ca. 1989-1993

Includes TelCom, Dr. William C. Young/U.S. Department of Education, some TRLN ca. 1990

Box 8
TRLN ca. 1991
Box 9
Library Departments, A-Ca, ca. 1983-1989

Includes Lubans correspondence, 1988-1989

Box 9
Library Departments Ca-M (and Systems), ca. 1988-1992
Box 10
Library Departments, N-S, ca. 1985-1993 (bulk 1989-1990)

Includes Fuqua, Law and Medical Libraries, ca. 1989-1994

Box 11
Library Committees, A-B, 1987-1991
Box 11
Library Committees, D-S, 1987-1991

Includes Librarian's Assembly, Library Development, Recognition Committee

Box 12
Preservation Committee
Box 13
FLIP/PLOTS staff development
Box 13
Executive Group

Includes Supervisor's Forum, Support Staff Council, Funding Model Committee, Task Force on Machine-Readable Data Files

Box 13
North Carolina Information Highway, ca. 1985-1994
Box 13
Library statistics, growth and holdings and miscellaneous
Box 14
NCHED/HEGIS, 1968-1987
Box 14
IPEPS, 1988-1992
Box 14
Library use surveys, ca. 1980-1988
Box 14
Statistics for Technical Services
Box 15
Southern Colleges and University Libraries, ca. 1985-1991
Box 15
General files A-E, ca. 1988-1992

Includes building plans, Center for the Book, compact shelving, Dead Sea Scrolls, Divinity School renovation, Duke Press, Duke Hotel, and Educom

Box 15
General files F-R, ca. 1988-1992

Includes four-millionth volume, fire alarms, Gothic Bookstore, INNOVACQ/Innopac, Master of Library Science program proposals, organizational charts, outstanding service awards, Peat-Marwich-Mitchell contractor analysis, space inventory, remote storage

Box 16
General files S-U, ca. 1988-1993

Includes space problems, Tandem, University Presses.

Box 17
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Box 17
Short writings and reprints
Box 17
Staff development, ca. 1990-1991
Box 17
SOLINET, 1989-1994
Box 18
Library Council, 1981-1986, 1989-1991
Box 18
Interim University Librarian, 1995-1996
Box 19
Interim University Librarian, 1995-1996
Box 20
Library accreditation records, 1997-1998
Box 21

Historical Note

The libraries of Duke University consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its seven branches on campus: Biological and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Lilly, Engineering, Music, Mathematics-Physics, Special Collections; the Pearse Memorial Library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort; and the independently administered libraries of Divinity, Law, Medicine, and Business (Ford Library). As of June 1996, these libraries contained over 4,534,000 volumes. The collection includes eleven million manuscripts, and over two million public documents. The Libraries are directed by the Vice Provost for Library Affairs.

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Transfer; 2002; A2002-88.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives staff

Completed 2002

Encoded by Emily Glenn, April 2003