Guide to the Student Papers Reference Collection, circa 1890-ongoing

Collection Overview

The Student Papers Reference Collection was compiled from a variety of sources by the University Archives for use in reference and research. The collection consists primarily of Duke undergraduate student papers on topics concerning Duke University or Durham. Paper topics present in the collection include: undergraduate curriculum; Duke Chapel; 1969 Allen Building Takeover; Methodism and its relation to Duke University; 1942 Rose Bowl; desegregation; and gender at Duke.

Collection Details

Record Group
Student papers Reference collection
Duke University. University Archives
1 Linear Feet, 30 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

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

Contents of the Collection

N. R[aine]. Reid
Box 1
The Founder of Trinity College, circa 1890
Box 1
Fannie W. Carr
Relation of Christianity to the Social Problems, 1895
Box 1
Raymond Browning
After-Study Meditations, 1906
Box 1
Ann Robertson Britt papers
A Chronological Study of Undergraduate Curriculum Revision at Duke University, 1856-1976, 1976
Box 1
Kristin Love Collister
The Struggle Between the Students and the Faculty over the Tenure Policy at Duke University, 1993
Box 1
Erin Cooperrider
From Conception to Construction: Building the Duke Chapel, 1984
Box 1
Deborah K. Doolittle
The Social Experiment of Camp William James, 1987
Box 1
Laura Hotchkiss
Trinity Park: the Development of a Neighborhood... 1977
Box 1
Michael J. Jacobs
The 1942 Rose Bowl: A Story of War Adjustment and Southern Pride, 1987
Box 1
Richard A. "Tony" Jenkins
A Preliminary Examination of the Relationship between North Carolina Methodism and Trinity College at the Time of its Removal to Durham, 1988
Box 1
Deborah Kendall papers A83-105
Framing the Takeover: How local newspapers reported the February, 1969 racial demonstrations at Duke University, 1983
Box 1
Miscellaneous clippings from Durham Morning-Herald; Raleigh News and Observer; Charlotte Observer; Greensboro Daily News; and Washington Post regarding the 1969 Allen Building Takeover
Box 1
Linda K. Kerber
'Why Should Girls Be Learn'd and Wise?' The Unfinished Work of Alice Mary Baldwin, 1992
Box 1
Jeff Kessler
Duke's Field of Dreams [Jake Coombs Field], 1998
Box 1
Robert Kroll
Daring to Doubt the Myth: Conceptions of America in 1940 and the Boys of Camp William James, 1987
Box 1
Greg Lundberg papers,
Black Power and the Allen Building Takeover: A Culmination of Issues, 1986
Box 1
Charles McLarty
Duke Chapel: A Study of its Origins, Antecedents, and Architectural Role on Campus, 1982
Box 1
Jean O'Barr
Box 2
“Gender at Duke Class” , Fall 2006 (2 folders)
Box 2
William E. Pike
“A Modern Model for the United Methodist University: The History of the Connection between Duke University and the Methodist Tradition,” 2003
Box 2
David A. Skidmore, Jr.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Reynolds Price, 1986
Box 2
Damian Stamer
“Durham's First Pizza Pie: A History of Annamarias,” 1996
Box 2
Chandler C. Smith
Desegregation and the Admissions Policies at Duke University, 1972
Box 2
Henry Mark Stichel
'Stirring up the fires of race antipathy:' the summary of the John Spencer Bassett's early writing and thought, 1979
Box 2
Emily Thompson, Palmer Prize
“Montaigne: Est-il Sceptique?”
Box 2
Susan L. Valente
The Mason Crum Papers: Hope for a Desegregated America? 1987
Box 2
Leah Wise
Stirrring the Pot: Oliver Harvey's Narrative Account of the Struggle to Organize Duke University, 1980
Box 2
Social Thought in Ten Elizabeth Dramatists, Essays by Graduate Students at Duke University, 1940
Box 2
Investigation of High-Velocity Sliding Contact between a Rocket Sled and a Rail, Senior Project of Paul Follansbee, 1972 Spring
Box 2

Related Material

  • Dept. of Cultural Anthropology records, 1973-1992. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Department of History Course Papers and Oral History Interviews, 1974. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Dept. of History records, 1947-2000. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Dept. of Public Policy records, 1971-[on-going]. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Mathematics Dept. Student Honors Papers, 1991-2005. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Program in Education records, 1985-2000. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • University Writing Program records, 1997-2007. (University Archives, Duke University.)

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The Student Papers 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, May 2008

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, May 2008

Updated by Sherrie Bowser, November 2008

Updated by Kimberly Sims, April 2010

Updated by Molly Bragg, August 2011

Updated by Kimberly Sims, September 2011