Guide to the Office of Publications Records, 1963-1978.
Duke University's Office of Publications centralized the task of producing printed materials for campus offices, schools, and other groups. The collection contains correspondence and drafts related to the production of two promotional university booklets: a proposed update to “A Short History (of Duke),” and “Duke Encounters,” a collection of reminiscences about Duke University that was published in 1977. Both booklets were produced under Dr. Elizabeth H. (Betsy) Locke, Editor of the Office of Publications. The collection also contains pamphlets, letterhead, brochures, magazines, cards, booklets, and other types of printed materials produced by the Office of Publications for various campus organizations and academic departments. This collection contains numerous variations of official Duke insignia, emblems, letterhead, and other graphics.
- Record Group
- Office of Publications Records
- Duke University. Office of Publications
- 3.25 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials are in English.
The Office of Publications collection contains correspondence between Editor Elizabeth H. Locke and representatives of various Duke departments related to a proposed update to the book “A Short History (of Duke)”; correspondence between Locke and Duke alumni toward the production of the 1977 book “Duke Encounters,” along with a Xeroxed draft and the finished book; and pamphlets, letterhead, brochures, magazines, cards, booklets, and other types of printed materials produced for Duke campus organizations and academic departments. The printed materials contain many examples of official Duke insignia, emblems, letterhead, and other graphic designs.
The collection is arranged into three series: A Short History (of Duke), Duke Encounters, and General Publications.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. 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. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.
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], Office of Publications Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The series contains letters and reminiscences about Duke University by prominent alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees, which were solicited in order to produce the book "Duke Encounters." The selections include Dr. Walter Campbell's reflections on Richard Nixon's aid to a fellow law student with polio, and author Fred Chappell's reflections on literary life at Duke in the 1950s.
Reminiscences in the series are arranged alphabetically by author.
Duke University's Office of Publications centralized the task of producing printed materials for campus offices, schools, academic departments, and other groups. It was responsible for designing and printing various university brochures, pamphlets, letterheads, and other campus materials. The office started in 1963 and was originally part of the Office of Institutional Advancement. By 1970, the publications office was known as the Office of University Editor, and by 1974, it had acquired the name of Office of Publications. Dr. Elizabeth H. (Betsy) Locke was senior writer and editor of the Office of Publications from 1975 and became director of the office in 1977. Other personnel included John A. Furlow, Director of Publications, and Judy Beck, Editorial Assistant. The office disbanded in 1978.
Duke President Terry Sanford requested an update to “A Short History (of Duke),” prompting Locke to write to university professors and personnel in 1977 asking them to provide significant information about their departments that had taken place since 1971 so she could include it in the revised book. It is unclear whether the update was ever published. “Duke Encounters,” also helmed by Locke, was a collection of reminiscences solicited from Duke alumni, faculty, and others associated with the university. The final book was presented as a gift to major participants in Duke’s Epoch Campaign, which concluded in 1977.
News Service Biographical Files (Box 84), Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Office of Institutional Advancement Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Duke Encounters, Duke University Libraries.
"I have selected Duke University--" : a short history, Duke University Libraries.
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The Office of Publications Records were received by the Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, as a transfer.
Processed by: University Archives Staff
Finding aid derived from MARC record using DukeMARC2EAD_ua_record_groups.xsl, November 2014.
Re-processed by Erin Ryan. New finding aid created October 2016.