Guide to the Division of Student Affairs Reference Collection, 1987-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Division of Student Life Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. It includes an administrative history of the Division of Student Affairs, reports regarding East Campus enhancement, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender concerns, Greek life, various newsletters devoted to the departments, and other miscellaneous materials.

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Collection Details

Record Group
Division of Student Affairs Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
1 Linear Feet, 300 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

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Collection is open for research.

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[Identification of item], Division of Student Affairs Reference Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Administrative history, 1979-
Box 1
Student affairs memoranda and flyers, 1962-1998
Box 1
Letter to Parents / Janet S. Dickerson, 1995
Box 1
Clippings – administration and personnel, 1991-2001
Box 1
Clippings – 1967-1985
Box 1
Student Activities newsletter, 1991-1992
Box 1
Faculty-in-Residence directories, 1996/97-
Box 1
Directory of Student Organizations/Student Activities, 1936/37-1938/39
Box 1
Directory of Organizations, 1973/74-1976/77
Box 1
Student Organizations, Duke University, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1972/73, 1974/75?, 1975/76
Box 1
Student activities: brochures, lists, 1969-1991
Box 1
Student activities: manuals and instructions for student organizations, 1970s-1983
Box 1
Activities Calendar Handbook, 1978
Box 1
Student Education Project, 1994-[1996]
Box 1
Student Activities Leadership Assistance Program / Provost Agreement, 1984
Box 1
Student Labor Services, 1975-1986
Box 1
Advising Information Directory, 1973-1974
Box 2
Appointments Office, n.d.
Box 2
Career planning, 1979-1984
Box 2
Career planning – apprenticeships, ca. 1976-1989
Box 2
Career planning – conferences, 1980-
Box 2
Career Development Center, 1990-1993
Box 2
Career Center, 1999-
Box 2
Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life, circa 1996-1999
Box 2
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: Duke P.R.I.D.E. Training booklet, circa 2017
Box 2
Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: Trans 101 training booklet, approximately 2019
Box 2
International House, 1992-2000
Box 2
Judicial Board, 1958-1979
Box 2
Student health, 1973-1997
Box 2
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Task Force Reports, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96
Box 2
Task Force on Greek Life Report, 1994
Box 2
Grounds Committee Task Force (Quad Squad), 1987
Box 2
East Campus Enhancement Committee, Report, 1994
Box 2
Report of the committee for Investigation and Recommendation on Student Affairs, 1934
Box 2

Historical Note

The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to promote and enrich students' education through teaching, mentoring, advising, and counseling by way of on-going direct contact with students in their every day lives. The division was created in the summer of 1979 and was placed in under the supervision of William J. Griffiths, Vice President for Student Affairs. Griffith retired in 1991 and was succeeded by Janet S. Dickerson. Jim Clack became interim Vice President for Student Affairs when Janet Dickerson left in July of 2000 for Princeton University. The current (2011) Vice President of Student Affairs, Larry Moneta, accepted the position in 2001.

Student Affairs is comprised of a multitude of departments, all of which work in tandem to support and enrich students' educational experiences during their time at Duke University. These departments include: Campus Life; Career Center; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Dean of Students Office; Residence Life and Housing Services; Student Health Center; and Resource Administration.

Related Material

  • Career Center Office records, 1938-2000(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Community Service Center records, 1990-[ongoing].(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Division of Student Affairs. Office of Student Activities Records, 1939-1993 (University Archives, Duke University)
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life records, 1984-2003.(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Freeman Center for Jewish Life, 1987-2000.(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • International House records, 1957-[ongoing]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Task Force records, 1991-1998. (University Archives, Duke University)
  • Office of Residential Life Records, 1946-2000 and undated.(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Office of Student Activities and Facilities records, c.1936-1992.(University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Office of Student Activities and Facilities Reference Collection, 1936-[ongoing]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Women's Center records, 1984-2002. (University Archives, Duke University.)

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The Division of Student Affairs Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, April 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, April 2008

Updated by Molly Bragg, July 2011

Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.