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Guide to the Duke Parliamentarians Records, 1990-1996

Summary

The Duke Parliamentarians were a student group dedicated to the study and practice of parliamentary law. The collection includes minutes, reports, bylaws, publications, and correspondence by the Duke Parliamentarians from 1990-1996.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.31.12.0007
Title
Duke Parliamentarians Records
Date
1990-1996
Creator
Duke Parliamentarians
Extent
0.25 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The collection includes minutes, reports, bylaws, publications, and correspondence by the Duke Parliamentarians from 1990-1996. Minutes and reports include resolutions, discussions, and motions of the group, as well as some correspondence related to activities. Also included are copied of the Parliamentary Primer by Stan Brown and Handbook for Members created by the group.

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Collection is open for research.

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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], Duke Parliamentarians Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

ASDU recognition request and forms, 1990-1991
Box 1
Bylaws, 1990-1996
Box 1
Handbook for Members of the Society, September 1991
Box 1
Membership forms, 1990-1991
Box 1
Minutes, reports, and business, 1990-1996
(3 folders)

Includes correspondence and other materials.

Box 1
Parliamentary Primer, 1992
Box 1
Photo, Installation of Officers, April 11, 1990
Box 1
Riddick, Dr. Floyd: honorary membership, 1991
Box 1
 

Historical Note

The Duke Parliamentarians were founded in 1990 by four undergraduate students interested in the study and practice of parliamentary law. The founding members were Stanford M. Brown (President), Nikola R. Djuric (Secretary-Treasurer), Howard M. Mora, and Michael W. Ruiz; membership was eventually extended beyond graduation from Duke University. The group dedicated itself to the use of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised and included a lesson on parliamentary procedure at each official meeting. The Duke Parliamentarians were recognized as an offical student group by the Associated Students of Duke University (ASDU) and were primarily active from 1990-1994, publishing a Parliamentary Primer, a Handbook for Members, and other materials. In 1991 the group conferred honorary membership on Dr. Floyd Riddick, Parliamentarian-Emeritus of the United States Senate and a Duke University alum (class of 1932).

Related Material

Office of Student Activities and Facilities Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Associated Students of Duke University Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Floyd Millard Riddick Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Annual record [serial], Goodson Law Library, Duke University.


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Provenance

The Duke Parliamentarians Records were received by the University Archives as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, September 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2017.0045, UA2017.0062