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Guide to the Project WILD Records, 1974-2014

Summary

Project WILD is a student-led program focused on outdoor activities and running a pre-orientation wilderness experience in the Pisgah National Forest every August. The Project WILD records include handbooks and training manuals for both staff and participants, photographs, evaluations, and other materials.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.09.21.0001
Title
Project WILD Records
Date
1974-2014
Creator
Project WILD (Duke University)
Extent
5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

The Project WILD Records include handbooks and manuals for both participants and leaders, evaluations of the program, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the program.

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Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.

warning 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.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Project WILD Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Course Manuals, 1985, 1990-1995, 1997-2010
(21 folders)
Box 1
Course Manuals, 2010-2014
(5 folders)
Box 2
Staff Manuals, 1983, 1995-1997, 2000-2007, 2012-2013, undated
(18 folders)
Box 2
Brochures, 1980s
Box 2
Names and Numbers, 1992, 2005, undated
Box 2
PWILD Analysis and Criticism, 1998-1999
Box 2
August Trip, 1994
Box 2
March Trip, 1994
Box 2
Fall Report, 1993
Box 2
House Course Documents, 1994
Box 2
House Course, 1983
Box 2
House Course Readings, 2001
Box 2
NCOBS and Cedar Rock Publications, 1992, undated
Box 3
August Directors manual, 2000
Box 3
August Staff Evals, 2000

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
March Staff Evals, 2000

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
August Staff Evals, 1999

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
March Staff Evals, 1999

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
August Staff Evals, 1998

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
March Staff Evals, 1998

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
March Staff Evals, 1997

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
August Staff Evals, 1996

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
August Staff Evals, 1995

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
March Staff Evals, 1995

RESTRICTED: needs additional screening

Box 3
August Participants, 1992
Box 3
Locker Relocation, 1991-1992
Box 3
Pwild History Report, 1986
Box 3
Pwild Memories, 1998
Box 3
Other Wilderness Orientaion Info, 1988-1989, undated
Box 3
Meeting Notes, 1996, 1997
Box 3
Pisgah Permits, 1992, 1994
Box 3
August Trip Plan, 1994
Box 3
Grant Proposal, 1989
Box 3
Leadership Tests, undated
Box 3
March Documents, 1994
Box 3
August Staff, 2000
Box 3
August Report, 2002
Box 3
Pwild Endowment, 1995
Box 3
Correspondence, 1994, 1995
Box 3
Pwild Status Reports Quarterly, 1996, 1997
Box 3
March Post Mortem, 1993
Box 3
Pwild and DUCEE Beginnings, 1975
Box 3
High Ropes Director's Manual, 1998
Box 3
Minimum Safety High Ropes Staff, 2001
Box 3
Fundraising Initiatives, 2001, 2003
Box 3
August Logistics Director's Manual, 1995
Box 3
Locker DooD Correspondence, 1999
Box 3
Staff Welcome Letters, 1996-2001, undated
Box 3
House Course Supplement Material, 2007
Box 3
Staff Training, 1996
Box 3
August Debrief, 2000
Box 3
August Review and Debrief, 1999
Box 3
Team Challenge Course Info, 1999
Box 3
Team Challenge Course Safety Manual, 1999
Box 3
Ropes Course Directors Manual, 1996
Box 3
House Course Climbing Night Resources, undated
Box 3
Previous Basecamp Schedules, undated
Box 3
Ropes Course Stuff, 1989, 1990, 1991
Box 3
Climbing Day Survey Responses, 2001
Box 3
TCC Ropes Course Notes, 2005
Box 3
TCC Miscellaneous, 1997
Box 3
High Ropes, 2001
Box 3
TCC Safety Manual, 1997
Box 3
House Course Manual, 1985
Box 3
Project WILD Handbook, circa 1993
Box 3
House Course Instructor Manual, 2006
Box 3
August Climbing Handbook, 1994
Box 3
Climbing and Ropes Course Staff Manual, 1995
Box 3
Staff Training Manual August, 1997
Box 4
August Staff Training Manual, 1998
Box 4
House Course Trinity Application, 2005
Box 4
Association for Experiential Education Certificate, 1991
Box 4
Schedules, 1999-2000, undated
Box 4
Safety Directors Manual, 1999
Box 4
Rafting Trip, 1996
Box 4
Phoenix House Documents, 1995
Box 4
Outreach, 2000
Box 4
TCC and Fuqua Proposals, 2000
Box 4
August Trip, 1988
Box 4
August Trip, 1989
Box 4
August Staff Manual, 1999
Box 4
March Staff Manual, 1998
Box 4
August Staff Manual, 1998
Box 4
August Staff Training, 1999
Box 4
March Staff Manual, 1999
Box 4
March Training, 1996
Box 4
March Staff Training, 1995
Box 4
March Staff Training, 1994
Box 4
House Course, 1993
Box 4
House Course, 1997
Box 4
Service Experience, 2000
Box 4
March, 1993
Box 4
August Trip, 1996
Box 4
Philosophy, 1977-1999
Box 4
Fundraising Documents, circa 1980s
Box 4
House Course, 2002
Box 4
House Course Manual, Directors Copy, 1999
Box 4
House Course Manual, Directors Copy, 1998
Box 4
House Course Participants , 1990s
Box 4
PWild Documents, 2016
Box 4
PWild Documents, 2004
Box 4
PWild Documents, 2000
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1999
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1998
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1995
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1992
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1991
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1990
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1989
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1988
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1987
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1986
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1985
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1984
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1983
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1982
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1981
Box 4
PWild Documents, 1976
Box 4
PWild Correspondence, 1975
Box 4
PWild History, 1974
Box 4
Photographs: slides
(4 folders)
Box 5
Photographic negatives
Box 5
Photograph album
Box 5
Photographs: snapshots
(5 folders)
Box 5
 

Historical Note

Project WILD was established in 1974 by a group of students working with the Vice President of Student Affairs, and was inspired by outward bound programs. The program, Wilderness Initiatives for Learning at Duke, was originally a pre-orientation experience for incoming freshmen and eventually offered multiple courses or events throughout the academic year. Project WILD s on outdoor wilderness activities including camping, hiking, rock-climbing, solo camping, and other activities.

The primary Project WILD activity is the pre-orientation trip to the Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, taking place in August for ten days to two weeks.

Related Material

Vice President for Student Affairs records, 1923-[ongoing], Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


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Provenance

The Project WILD Records were received by the Duke University Archives as a gift in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Tracy M. Jackson, October 2018

Accessions described in this collection guide: UA2018.0034