Guide to the Franklin Humanities Institute Records, 1999-2008
The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, often referred to as the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), is an interdisciplinary humanities center. The Franklin Humanities Institute Records include annual reports, meeting notes, position descriptions, and planning documents.
- Record Group
- Franklin Humanities Institute Records
- John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
- .75 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
The Franklin Humanities Institute Records include materials from the FHI's first decade, particularly annual reports, bylaws, meeting notes, position descriptions, grant application materials, and planning documents.
Access to the Collection
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use of administrative records. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
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.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Franklin Humanities Institute Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, often referred to as the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), is an interdisciplinary humanities center. The FHI's mission is "to encourage and enable serious humanistic inquiry, and to promote a heightened awareness of the centrality of the huamnities to the quality of human life, social interaction, and scholarship in all fields" and it emphasizes "scholarly work that examines issues of social equity, especially research on race and ethnicity."
The FHI was founded in 1999 by Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Cathy Davidson and Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences Karla Holloway, and was named for John Hope Franklin, James B. Duke Professor of History. FHI provides a variety of programs and initiatives, including the Humanities Laboratory initiative, which provides groups of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students with spaces for collaborative work; a Faculty Book Manuscript Workshop; an annual residential seminar of faculty, graduate students, and professional staff; and annual lectures, among others.
Sources: Franklin Humanities Institute about page, http://www.fhi.duke.edu/about.html, viewed 2017 July 06. Franklin Humanities Institute Wikipedia page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Humanities_Institute, viewed 2017 July 06.
Cathy N. Davidson Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
HASTAC Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
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The Franklin Humanities Institute Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 2017.
Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, June 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2017-0028