Guide to the Office for Institutional Equity records, 1962-ongoing
The Equal Opportunity Office was created in 1972 by Chancellor John S. Blackburn to ensure University compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation. Collection contains material pertaining to the Office for Institutional Equity including Duke University's Affirmative Action plans, and promotional material as well as planning and committee material for the annual Martin Luther King Day Commemoration. Materials in the collection range in date from 1962-ongoing.
- Record Group
- Office for Institutional Equity records
- Duke University. Office for Institutional Equity.
- 4.4 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Collection contains material pertaining to the Office for Institutional Equity including Duke University's Affirmative Action plans, files relating to the Ivy League Plus Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officers fall meeting held at Duke University, promotional material as well as planning and committee material for Martin Luther King Day Commemoration. Major subjects present include affirmation action, equal opportunity, Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights, minorities, and employment. Materials in the collection range in date from 1962-ongoing.
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. 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.
Copying in whole or in part of the Affirmative Action Plan for Equal Opportunity is not permitted under the Confidentiality Notice to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP).
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Office for Institutional Equity Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Equal Opportunity Office was created in 1972 by Chancellor John S. Blackburn to ensure University compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation. The office reported to the Chancellor (until 1985) and was originally directed by George S. Kantor. In 1982, the office was renamed the Opportunity Development Center. In 1985 the office was abolished by then-President Brodie, however the functions of the office were still carried out by the former director Dolores S. Burke, who was named Special Assistant to the President, and later, Special Advisor to the Executive Vice President for Administration. In 1995, the responsibilities were transferred to the newly created Office of the Vice President for Institutional Equity. The name of the office changed to Office for Institutional Equity in the 2004/2005 academic year.
The following posters were placed in the University Archives poster collection:
Institutional Equity, Call and Response: Listening, Learning and Living the Legacy, January 2006
Seventh Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 12 January 1996
- Equal Employment Opportunity Committee records, 1969-1973.(University Archives, Duke University.)
- Vice President and Vice Provost records, 1990-1995.(University Archives, Duke University.)
Click to find related materials at Duke University Libraries.
- Duke University. Equal Employment Opportunity Office
- Duke University. Opportunity Development Center
- Duke University -- Employees
The Office for Institutional Equity records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1997-2002; 2005-2008; 2017.
Processed by Archives Staff, January 2008
Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2008
Accessions A97-104; A99-85; A99-17; A2000-26; A2001-20; A2001-80; A2002-27; UA2005-0017; UA2005-86; UA2007-0002; and UA2008-0007 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
UA2017.0074 added by Tracy M. Jackson, January 2018.