Guide to the Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall Records, 1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992


Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall is a freshman dormitory on East Campus. Contains the records of activities of residents Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall. Types of materials include flyers, newsletters, agendas, notes, calendars, and damage reports. Major topics include residential living, Duke University, and social activities among students. The collection also contains accounting materials related to Addoms House. Materials date from 1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992).

Collection Details

Record Group
Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall records
1957-1992 (bulk 1991-1992)
Duke University. Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall
0.2 Linear Feet, 200 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in] English

Collection Overview

Hte collection includes financial documents from Addoms House, including an account book as well as an undated constitution and records of the social activities of students living in Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall at Duke University from 1991-1992.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Account Ledger, 1957/1958-1967/1968 (Addoms House)
Box 1
Constitution of Addoms House, undated
Box 1
Budget Reports, 1957-1968 (Addoms House)
Box 1
“Alison Stuebe for President” fliers, 1991
Box 1
Council of Freshman Presidents, 1991-1992
Box 1
Damage reports, 1991-1992
Box 1
Evaluations, 1992
Box 1
House Council, 1991
Box 1
Newsletters, 1991-1992
Box 1
Programming, 1991-1992
Box 1
Social activities, 1991-1992
Box 1

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall opened in 1957 and is constructed of buff brick with limestone trim. Its name commemorates two outstanding scholars who began teaching at Duke with the founding of the Woman's College: Dr. Katherine Everett Gilbert and Dr. Ruth Margery Addoms. In 1930, the new West Campus opened and what had been the Trinity College campus (now East Campus) became the Woman's College.

Gilbert-Addoms, the largest dormitory on East Campus, is home to freshman undergraduate students. Gilbert-Addoms is located between Southgate and Blackwell Residence Halls.

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The Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall Records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1979 and 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn, January 2003

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2006

Accessions A79-126 and A95-51 are described in this finding aid.

Other Notes

Willimon. William H. We Work Hard, We Play Hard: A Report for the President, and the Provost, and the Vice President for Student Life of Duke University.,