Guide to the Duke University Union Reference Collection, 1962-ongoing


The Duke University Union Reference Collection contains files of printed materials documenting Union administration and programming. This collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Collection Details

Record Group
Duke University Union Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
0.7 Linear Feet, approx. 600 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains files about the activities of the Union's administrative body and its programming committees. The collection includes clippings, flyers, calendars, program schedules, publicity postcards, printed budgets, newsletters, and form letters. The bulk dates are 1980-2000. Topics include regular Union programming and special events such as SpringFest, OktoberFest, and scavenger hunts.

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Collection is open for research.

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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], Duke University Union Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Administration, 1982-2001
Box 1
Budgets, 1984-
Box 1
Box 1
History, circa 1962-
Box 1
Newsletters, 1989-
Box 1
Publicity and mailings
Box 1
Reunions and alumni
Box 1
The State of Your Union, circa 1971
Box 1
Art Events Committee
Box 1
Cable 13
Box 1
Cable 13--Duke Yearlook
Box 1
Craft Center
Box 1
Fine Arts Committee
Box 1
Freewater Films--Calendars
Box 1
Freewater Films--Clippings
Box 1
Freewater Films-Flyers
Box 1
Galleries Committee
Box 1
Grateful Dead, 1982--clippings
Box 1
Major Speakers Committee
Box 1
On Stage Committee
Box 1
Performing Arts Committee
Box 1
Performing Arts Committee: Broadway at Duke, circa 1972-
Box 1
Quadrangle Pictures
Box 1
Special Events Committee
Box 1
Special Events - Scavenger hunts
Box 1
Symposium Committee
Box 1
Visual Arts Committee
Box 1
Miscellaneous flyers
Box 1
Box 1

Historical Note

The Duke University Union, founded in 1954 as the Duke Student Union, has as its purpose promoting social, recreational, cultural, educational and spiritual activities at Duke. Membership is now open to all members of the Duke community. At present (2009), an executive group and program directors administer the Union.

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The Duke University Union Reference Collection was compiled by the University Archives from a variety of resources for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Tom Harkins, July 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, December 2010

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011