Guide to the Capt. Francis Micara Collection, 1944-1994 (bulk 1944-1947)
Capt. Francis Micara was a 1944 graduate of Trinity College at Duke University and a member of numerous student organizations and activities. Collection contains material pertaining to student life at Duke during the Second World War including NROTC bulletins, performance programs, photographs, clippings, a vinyl disc, and other assorted memorabilia. In addition, the collection contains material concerning Micara's research at the Marine Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina, and assorted printed matter concerning class reunions.
- Record Group
- Capt. Francis Micara collection
- 1944-2015 (bulk 1944-1947)
- Micara, Capt. Francis
- 1.75 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Contains material pertaining to Micara's experience as a student of Trinity College at Duke University including the first NROTC Bulletin from 1941; Duke decals and stickers; playbills, clippings, photographs, and scripts from Duke Players and Hoof 'N' Horn productions including My Sister Eileen, The Laugh's the Thing, and Stand By; a 1941 Freshman Week program; photographs of Sigma Chi fraternity; a program of the Tau Psi Omega production of The Barber of Seville in French; small charms (called "keys") from several organizations of which Micara was a member including Tau Psi Omega and Sigma Chi; material from the Agar Research Program at the Marine Laboratory at Beaufort, North Carolina; and a Commencement invitation and program from the October 1944 ceremony. Also present is material from class reunions including a 33 ½ RPM record titled "Mission Possible" for the 25th class reunion of 1970; a Class of 1944 Golden Anniversary Chanticleer, 1944-1994; and biographical information on Capt. Francis Micara including an article about him in the Winter 2014 issue of the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association's NCVA Cryptolog.
Access to the Collection
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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.
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Collection is open for research.
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], Capt. Francis Micara Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
In the Game Programs series of the Football Records.
Capt. Francis Micara was a 1944 graduate of Trinity College at Duke University. While at Duke Micara was involved in numerous campus activities and organizations. He was a member of the first Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Tau Psi Omega (an honorary French fraternity), Hoof 'n' Horn, the Duke Players, and Sigma Chi fraternity.
- Fraternities and Sororities Collection, 1931-2001 (University Archives/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- Duke University Archives Scrapbook Collection, 1916-[ongoing] (University Archives/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- Hoof ‘n’ Horn Records, 1941-2006 (University Archives/David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
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- Duke University -- Fraternities and sororities
- Duke University -- Alumni and alumnae
- Duke University. Marine Laboratory
- Duke University -- Students
- Duke University -- Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
- Duke University -- History -- 20th century
- Micara, Capt. Francis
The Capt. Francis Micara Collection were received by the University Archives as a gift in 2008 and 2015.
Processed by Josh Larkin Rowley, May 2009
Encoded by Josh Larkin Rowley, May 2009
Accessions UA2008-0041 and UA2008-0063 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.
Accession UA2015-0062 added by Tracy M. Jackson, September 2016.