Guide to the Bob Long Collection, 1936-1944, 1991


Bob Long was a 1941 graduate of Duke University. Collection contains photographs, clippings, Duke ephemera, and printed matter such as handbooks and programs. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

Collection Details

Record Group
Bob Long collection
1936-1944, 1991
Long, Robert F.
0.5 Linear Feet, About 150 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains photographs which document student life in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include athletics, commencement, social activities and societal events. Of particular note are photographs from an unidentified student event where subjects are in blackface. The collection also contains various printed matter, including handbooks and programs, and Duke ephemera, including Duke Alumni window decals and paper pennants. The collection ranges in date from 1936-1944, 1991.

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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], Bob Long Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs, circa 1937-1944
Box 1
Clippings, 1940, undated
Box 1
Rose Bowl program and magazine, 1939
Box 1
Southern Conference Track Championships program, 1938 May
Box 1
The Duke Phi newsletter, 1944 November
Box 1
Woman's College handbook, 1935/1936, 1937/1938
Box 1
Omicron of Alpha Delta Pi: Silver Jubilee, 1911-1936, 1936
Box 1
Duke Ephemera, undated
Box 1
Commencement Programs, 1939
Box 1
Christmas Card, 1991
Box 1

Historical Note

Bob Long, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was a 1941 graduate of Duke University. He was a member of the Chanticleer staff for all four of his years at Duke and served as business manager during his senior year. Long was also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Theta, Beta Omega Sigma, and Tombs. Additionally, Long was a member of the track, cross-country, and lacrosse teams.

Separated Material

Separated Material

1938 Commemorative football towel and undated sign which says "Please keep off the grass" in French were placed in Artifacts and Relics Collection (see finding aid).

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The Bob Long Collection were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1994 and 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Larkin Rowley, May 2009

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2009

Accessions A94-76 and A95-10 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.