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Guide to the Office of the Chancellor records, 1969-1988

Summary

The Chancellor of Duke University was a position under the President, designed to exercise all of the President's duties when delegated by the President if the President was incapacitated or absent from the position. The last active Chancellor was William Anlyan, whose time as Chancellor spanned from 1988 to 1995. After his tenure, the position is apparently no longer in use. The collection includes files from a variety of different committees and councils related to the administration of Duke University. Collection also includes personal correspondence from members of the Board of Trustees, materials related to planning for the construction of Duke Hospital North, files on a proposed rapid transit system, debt and operating reports, correspondence, and materials related to Duke University's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies and programs.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.06.01.0001
Title
Office of the Chancellor records
Date
1969-1988
Creator
Duke University. Office of the Chancellor
Extent
7.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes files from a variety of different committees and councils related to the administration of Duke University. Committees are related to student housing, residential life, the environment, traffic, equal employment, affirmative action, physical education, athletics, business and finance, and religious life.

Includes personal correspondence from various members of the Board of Trustees. The collection also includes materials related to planning for the construction of Duke Hospital North, files on a proposed rapid transit system, debt and operating reports, correspondence, and materials related to Duke University's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies and programs.

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warning Access to the Collection

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

warning Use & Permissions

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.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], in the Office of the Chancellor records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Committee files, 1969 - 1982 and undated

Series includes files from a variety of different committees and councils related to the administration of Duke University. Committees are related to student housing, residential life, the environment, traffic, equal employment, affirmative action, physical education, athletics, business and finance, religious life, and other subjects.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

Memoranda, 1969-1970
Box 1
Folder 1
Ad Hoc Advisory Group -- Affirmate Action Goals, 1976
Box 1
Folder 2
Archives Advisory Committee, 1972-1978
Box 1
Folder 3
Artists Series Committee, 1969-1970
Box 1
Folder 4
Athletic Council, 1973-1976
Box 1
Folder 5
Black Studies Committee, 1971-1972
Box 1
Folder 6
Chapel Renovation Committee, 1973-1978
Box 1
Folder 7
University Chaplain -- Search Committee, 1972-1973
Box 1
Folder 8
Committee on Educational Administration, 1969-1971
Box 1
Folder 9
Committee on Faculty and Staff Housing [Homesites], 1969-1971
Box 1
Folder 10
Committee on the Organization of the Graduate Faculty, 1972
Box 1
Folder 11
Dean of Trinity College -- Search Committee, 1973-1974
Box 1
Folder 12
Drama Planning Committee, 1972-1973
Box 1
Folder 13
Duke University Environmental Concerns Committee (DUECC) --Minutes, 1972-1973
Box 1
Folder 14
Duke University Environmental Concerns Committee (DUECC) -- Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972-1976 and undated
Box 1
Folder 15
Duke University Environmental Concerns Committee (DUECC) -- Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1974-1976
Box 1
Folder 16
Duke University Traffic Commission, 1970-1972
Box 1
Folder 17
Duke University -- Traffic Commission, 1971-1972
Box 1
Folder 18
Duke University -- Traffic Commission, 1972-1973
Box 1
Folder 19
Duke University -- Traffic Commission (Parking), 1972
Box 1
Folder 20
Duke University -- Traffic Commission (Parking), 2, 1972
Box 1
Folder 21
Duke University Traffic Commission (Parking), 3, 1970-1975
Box 1
Folder 22
Educational Administration Advisory Group, 1969-1972
Box 1
Folder 23
Equal Opportunity Committee, 1975-1977
Box 1
Folder 24
Faculty Benefits Committee, 1969-1978
Box 1
Folder 25
Faculty Committee on Student Concerns, 1969
Box 1
Folder 26
Graduate Life Committee [Graduate Resident Life Committee], 1972
Box 1
Folder 27
Judicial Board, 1969-1976
Box 1
Folder 28
Judicial Board, 1969-1976
Box 1
Folder 29
Judicial Board, 1969-1977
Box 1
Folder 30
Judicial Review Committee, 1973-1975
Box 1
Folder 31
Officer Education Committee, 1972
Box 1
Folder 32
Residential Life Committee, Study of Student Residential Life, 1969
Box 1
Folder 33
Conduct of U.S. Physical Education Programs
Box 1
Folder 34
Residential Life Committee, 1970-1971
Box 1
Folder 35
Residential Life Committee, 1970-1971
Box 1
Folder 36
Residential Life Evaluation Committee, 1971
Box 1
Folder 37
Safety Commission -- Medical Center, 1972
Box 1
Folder 38
Safety Committee, 1972
Box 1
Folder 39
Staff Appeals Committee, 1975
Box 1
Folder 40
The Good Ship, C.B., undated
Box 1
Folder 41
Student Activities Building Committee, 1971-1972
Box 1
Folder 42
Task Force Committee on Student Financial Aid Reporting System, 1972
Box 1
Folder 43
Task Force on Academic Space Utilization Report, 1981
Box 1
Folder 44
Task Force on Year-Round Operation, Preliminary Report, 1980
Box 1
Folder 45
Task Force on Campus Christian Ministry, 1972
Box 1
Folder 46
Task Force on Year-Round Operation, Final Report, Year-Round Education at Duke, 1980
Box 1
Folder 47
Task Force on Year-Round Operation, Final Report, Year-Round Education at Duke, 1980
Box 1
Folder 48
Special Task Force to Study the Year-Round Operation of University -- History and Background, 1965-1980
Box 2
Folder 49
Special Task Force to Study the Year-Round Operation of University -- Subcommittee Reports, 1980
Box 2
Folder 50
Special Task Force on Year-Round Operation, Final Report, 1980
Box 2
Folder 51
Special Task Force on Year-Round Operation, Final Report, 1980
Box 2
Folder 52
Special Task Force on Year of Year-Round Operation of the University -- Surveys (Faculty and Students), 1980
Box 2
Folder 53
Traffic Appeals Committee, 1973-1976
Box 2
Folder 54
Traffic Commission -- Medical Center, 1973-1975
Box 2
Folder 55
Undergraduate Faculty Council on Admissions and Financial Aid (UFACS), 1972
Box 2
Folder 56
Undergraduate Judicial Board, 1970-1972
Box 2
Folder 57
Unfair Employment Practices Committee (Placement and Services), 1970
Box 2
Folder 58
University Governance Committee [Commission on University Governance], 1969-1970
Box 2
Folder 59
Vice Provost and Dean search committee, 1972
Box 2
Folder 60
Committees -- Ad Hoc Committee on Student Affairs, 1980-1982
Box 2
Folder 60
Committees -- Buildings and Grounds Committee, 1976-1982
Box 2
Folder 61
Committees -- Buildings and Grounds Committee, 1976-1981
Box 2
Folder 62
Committees -- Business and Finance Committee, 1977-1980
Box 2
Folder 63
Committees -- Business and Finance Committee, 1977-1980
Box 2
Folder 64
Committees -- Business and Finance Committee, 1977-1980
Box 2
Folder 65
Committees -- Business and Finance Committee, 1981-1982
Box 2
Folder 66
Committees -- Duke University Council on Religious Life, 1979-1981
Box 2
Folder 67
Committees -- Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on Compensation, 1980
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2030.

Box 2
Folder 68
Committees -- Trustee Committee for Institutional Advancement, 1969-1978
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2028.

Box 2
Folder 69
Committees -- Trustee Committee on Athletics, 1978-1980
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2030.

Box 2
Folder 70
Committees -- Trustee Committee on Athletics, 1978-1980
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2030.

Box 2
Folder 71
Committees -- Trustee Committee on Athletics, 1971-1982
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2032.

Box 2
Folder 72
Trustee Committee on Athletics (Reactivated April 1982), 1971-1982
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2032.

Box 3
Folder 73
Committees -- Faculty Liaison Committee, 1977-1981
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2031.

Box 3
Folder 74
Miscellaneous, 1970-1975
Box 3
Folder 90
Miscellaneous, 1979-1981
Box 3
Folder 91

2. Correspondence, 1969-1980 and undated

Series includes personal correspondence from various members of the Board of Trustees. Series also includes materials related to the business of the Board of Trustees, which may be restricted.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

George Allen correspondence, 1969-1970
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2020.

Box 3
Folder 75
Blanche Brian correspondence, 1969
Box 3
Folder 76
Nancy Hanks correspondence, 1969-1973
Box 3
Folder 77
Alfred M. Hunt correspondence, 1971
Box 3
Folder 78
Alexander Mahon correspondence, 1977-1980
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2030.

Box 3
Folder 79
Raymond D. Nasher correspondence, 1969-1971
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2021.

Box 3
Folder 80
Thomas L. Perkins correspondence, 1969-1973
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2023.

Box 3
Folder 81
Clifford W. Perry correspondence, 1969-1970
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2020.

Box 3
Folder 82
Henry Rauch correspondence, 1969-1978
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2028.

Box 3
Folder 83
Mary Semans correspondence, 1969-1971
Box 3
Folder 84
Wright Tisdale correspondence, 1969-1975
Box 3
Folder 85
W.M. Upchurch, Jr., correspondence, 1969-1971
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2021.

Box 3
Folder 86
Charles B. Wade, Jr., correspondence, 1969-1976
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2026.

Box 3
Folder 87
Brantley Watson correspondence, 1970
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2020.

Box 3
Folder 88
General Correspondence, 1969-1980
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2030.

Box 3
Folder 89

3. Administrative files, 1964-1980 and undated

Series includes administrative files of the Board of Trustees, which may be restricted. Includes materials related to Board of Trustees candidates, President's reports to the Board, outlines of the Board's powers and duties, and individual correspondence/materials from Board members.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities, 1979-1980
Box 3
Folder 92
President's Report to the Trustees, 1954-1957, Schedule of Operations and Investements, 1979
Box 3
Folder 93
Trustees and Trustee Candidates, 1970-1976
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2026.

Box 3
Folder 94
Trustee Candidates, 1980-1981
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2031.

Box 3
Folder 95
Trustees -- Individual Material, 1969-1971
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2021.

Box 3
Folder 96

4. Duke Hospital North files, 1969-1980 and undated

Series includes materials related to planning for the construction of Duke Hospital North. Materials include Board of Trustees resolutions and materials, which may be restricted, files on a proposed rapid transit system, debt and operating reports, correspondence, and comparative data from other hospitals.

Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.

Hospital G-94 North, Academic Council Review, 1975
Box 3
Folder 97
Hospital G-94 North, Board Resolution, 1973-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 98
Hospital G-94 North, Comparative Data, Other Hospitals, 1975
Box 3
Folder 99
Hospital G-94 North, Comparative Data, Other Hospitals, 1977
Box 3
Folder 100
Hospital G-94 North, Current Operating Reports, 1975-1978
Box 3
Folder 101
Hospital G-94 North, Debt Service, 1973-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 102
Hospital G-94 North, Equity and Debt, 1973-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 103
Hospital G-94 North, Equity and Debt, 1973-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 104
Hospital G-94 North, General, 1973-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 105
Medical Center, Personalized Rapid Transit Sysytem, 1975
Box 3
Folder 106
New Hospital, 1971-1975
Conditions Governing Access note

Board of Trustees materials. Access restricted until 2025.

Box 3
Folder 107
Correspondence, 1973-1974
Box 3
Folder 108
Correspondence, 1976
Box 3
Folder 109
Correspondence, 1976
Box 3
Folder 110
Correspondence, 1976
Box 3
Folder 111
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 112
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 113
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 114
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 115
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 116
Correspondence, 1978
Box 3
Folder 117
Correspondence, 1975-1977
Box 3
Folder 118
Correspondence, 1964-1976 and undated
Box 3
Folder 119
Correspondence, 1978
Box 3
Folder 120
Correspondence, 1978
Box 3
Folder 121
Correspondence, 1978
Box 3
Folder 122
Correspondence, 1979
Box 3
Folder 123
Correspondence, 1980
Box 3
Folder 124
Correspondence, 1977
Box 3
Folder 125

5. Affirmative Action files, 1972-1980 and undated

Series includes materials related to Duke University's affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies and programs. Materials include publications and educational materials related to affirmative action, various affirmative action committee files, Association of Research Libraries (ARL) files, and action plans.

Educational materials, 1973-1976
Box 3
Folder 126
Affirmative Action Committee of the Library, 1980
Box 3
Folder 127
Action Plans and Guidelines, 1973-1976
Box 3
Folder 128
American Library Association files, 1973-1976
Box 3
Folder 129
Articles and Bibliographies, 1977-1978
Box 3
Folder 130
Equal Opportunity Committee files, 1977-1978
Box 4
Folder 131
Minority library internship program files, 1974-1976 and undated
Box 4
Folder 132
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) files, 1972-1973
Box 4
Folder 134
Delores Burke meeting files, 1976-1978 and undated
Box 4
Folder 135
Subcommitte on Faculty, Academic Policy, and Grievance Policies files, 1973-1976
Box 4
Folder 136
Appendix C to Affirmative Action Plan, 1973
Box 4
Folder 137
Affirmative Action Committee, General files, 1972-1978
Box 4
Folder 138
General files, 1976-1978
Box 4
Folder 139
Master copies, 1973-1976
Box 4
Folder 140
Library Affirmative Action Committee, 1972-1978
Box 4
Folder 141
 

Historical Note

President Emeritus R. L. Flowers was given the title of Chancellor in 1949 and the position was seemingly an honorary one. There are no records of his tenure. The office was re-established in March 1969, when President Douglas M. Knight wanted an officer to assist with an increasing executive workload. The Chancellor was given responsibility for the internal operation of the University. The last active Chancellor in this role was Keith H. Brodie, whose time as Chancellor spanned from 1982 to 1985. In 1987, Dr. William Anlyan was appointed Chancellor, effective July 1988, with a role more focused on representing the University to local, state, national, and international groups and organizations, as well as fundraising for the Capital Campaign.

The Chancellor of Duke University was a position under the President, designed to exercise all of the President's duties when delegated by the President if the President was incapacitated or absent from the position. The Chancellor must have received authorization from the Board of Trustees or the President before assuming these duties.

The Office of the Chancellor worked closely with the Duke University Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the administrative decision-making body that oversees the planning and direction of the University. The Board consists of 36 members. More information about the Board can be found at the University Secretary's website at: http://www.duke.edu/web/ous/

Under the University By-laws of May 10, 1988, the Chancellor is an executive officer with powers and duties assigned by the President. The occupants of the office have been the following: Robert L. Flowers (1949-1951), Barnes Woodhall (1969-1970, pro tem), A. Kenneth Pye (1970-1971), John O. Blackburn (1971-1976); A. Kenneth Pye (1976-1982), Keith H. Brodie (1982-1985), and William G. Anlyan (1988-1995).

Related Material

A. Kenneth Pye, Chancellor, records and papers, 1960-1983. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preliminary Guide to the H. Keith H. Brodie, Chancellor, records, 1970-1985 (University Archives, Duke University.)

John O. Blackburn, Chancellor, Records, 1971-1976. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records, 1969-1973. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Office for Institutional Equity records, 1962-ongoing. (University Archives, Duke University.)


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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Dollar, February 2015.

Finding aid derived from MARC record, November 2014. Finding aid completed February 2015.

Updated historical note and collection dates: Tracy M Jackson, February 2016.