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Guide to the Office of the Chancellor: Barnes Woodhall Records, 1969-1971

Summary

Contains correspondence, addresses, reports, memoranda, clippings and printed material documenting Woodhall's role in the governance of the University. Topics include the student unrest of the period, such as the Allen Building takeover and Vietnam War protests, unionization of the Medical Center, the management of University-owned housing, as well as Duke Forest.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.06.50.0001
Title
Office of the Chancellor: Barnes Woodhall Records
Date
1969-1971
Creator
Woodhall, Barnes
Extent
5.5 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, addresses, reports, memoranda, clippings and printed material documenting Woodhall's role in the governance of the University. Topics include the student unrest of the period, such as the Allen Building takeover and Vietnam War protests, unionization of the Medical Center, the management of University-owned housing, as well as Duke Forest.

Much of the collection is made up of folders Woodhall labeled memorabilia, grouped by month, which include correspondence, copies of newsclippings, Office of Information Services releases, invitations, programs, and other materials. For each month, Woodhall wrote a brief summary of the events and activities that occurred, which sometimes includes commentary or reflection, usually succinct. Most of these events and activities are represented to some degree in the folder.

1969 folders include materials about student protests, including the Allen Building Takeover, and administrative activities around Woodhall's appointmentment as the first Chancellor in the wake of President Knight's announcement of retirement. These folders also include a large number of newsclippings from around the county related to student protests, student involvement in academia, and administrative activities at Duke and elsewhere. 1969 and 1970 folders include some materials about the retirement of Douglas Knight and the selection of Terry Sanford as President of Duke University. Materials from June 1970 on focus primarily on activities in the Medical Center, including the founding of the Davison Club, and Woodhall's professional activities as a neurosurgeon, including his attendance of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in October 1970 and naming as a Statesman of Medicine in 1971.

The bulk of the memorabilia is made up of news releases and newsclippings. Much of the original material is related to the Medical Center. A smaller portion is related to Woodhall's activities as the Special Assistant to the President and then as Chancellor Pro Tem of the University. These materials include correspondence with administrators and members of the Board of Trustees as well as letters from friends, faculty, and members of the public, and other materials.

The remainder of the collection is made up of subject files, alphabetical by topic, which also includes some correspondence, printed matter, and other materials.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], in the Office of the Chancellor: Barnes Woodhall Records, 1969-1971, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Memorabilia, 1969 January
(2)
Box 1
Memorabilia, 1969 February
(2)
Box 1
Memorabilia, 1969 March
(3)
Box 1
Memorabilia, 1969 April
(2)
Box 2
Memorabilia, 1969 May
(2)
Box 2
Memorabilia, 1969 June
(2)
Box 2
Memorabilia, 1969 July
(1)
Box 3
Memorabilia, 1969 August
(1)
Box 3
Memorabilia, 1969 September
(2)
Box 3
Memorabilia, 1969 October
(3)
Box 3
Memorabilia, 1969 November
(2)
Box 4
Memorabilia, 1969 December
(2)
Box 4
Memorabilia, Misc., 1969
(2)
Box 4
Memorabilia, 1970 January
(2)
Box 5
Memorabilia, 1970 February
(2)
Box 5
Memorabilia, 1970 March
(2)
Box 5
Memorabilia, 1970 April
(2)
Box 6
Memorabilia, 1970 May
(2)
Box 6
Memorabilia, 1970 June
(2)
Box 6
Memorabilia, 1970 July
(1)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1970 August
(1)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1970 September
(1)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1970 October
(3)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1970 November
(1)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1970 December
(1)
Box 7
Memorabilia, 1971 January
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 February
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 March
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 April
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 May
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 June
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 July
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 August
(1)
Box 8
Memorabilia, 1971 September
(3)
Box 9
Memorabilia, 1971 October
(2)
Box 9
Memorabilia, 1971 December
(1)
Box 9
ACT, 1969
(1)
Box 10
Addresses and Reports, 1969
(1)
Box 10
Advancement Calendar, 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
Afro-American Corridor, 1969
(1)
Box 10
American Civil Liberties Union, 1969
(1)
Box 10
ACT Library, 1969
(1)
Box 10
Association of American Universities, 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
AAU Council on Federal Relations, 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
Atomic Energy Commission (Award to Dr. Gross), 1969
(1)
Box 10
Buildings, Dedicated Of, 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
Buildings, Naming Of, 1969
(1)
Box 10
Budd Committee (Comm. On Afro-American Studies), 1969
(1)
Box 10
Campus Club, 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
Carnegie Corp. (Physicians' Ass'ts. Program), 1969-1970
(1)
Box 10
Community Relations, 1969-1971
(1)
Box 10
Convocation, 1969
(1)
Box 10
Demonstrations-Allen Bldg. (Letters from and Resources' to Alumni), 1969
Box 11
Enrollment, 1969-1970
Box 11
Equal Opportunity Employment, 1970
Box 11
Fiber Industries, Inc. (Duke Forest), 1969
Box 11
Fifth Decade, 1969
Box 11
Founders' Day, 1970
Box 11
Johnson, Steve, Assistant to the Chancelor, 1969-1970
Box 11
Harry R. Jackson - Alumni Publications (Allen Bldg. Take-Over), 1969-1970
Box 11
Major Gifts - Institutional Advancement, 1969
Box 11
MOBE (Mobilization to End the Vietnam War), 1969
Box 11
Students - Organization, 1969
Box 11
Students - Privacy, 1969-1970
Box 11
Student - Records, 1967-1969
Box 11
Students - Regulations, 1968-1969
Box 11
Student Representation, 1969
Box 11
Trustee Meetings, 1968-1969
Box 11
Tuition, 1964-1969
Box 11
University House, 1969-1970
Box 11
Wachoria Bank, 1963-1970
Box 11
William M. Werber (Allen Bldg. Take-Over), 1969
Box 11
Winchester Excarations, 1970
Box 11
Memorabilia: Restricted, 1969 January
Box 11
Memorabilia: Restricted, Oct 1969
Box 11
Memorabilia: Restricted, Jan 1970
Box 11
Memorabilia: Board of Trustees, 1970
Box 11
Trustee Meetings, 1970
Box 11
 

Historical Note

Barnes Woodhall served as the Special Assistant to the President and then Chancellor pro tem from 1969-1970. Born January 22, 1905 in Rockport, ME, he was educated at Williams College (A.B., 1926) and Johns Hopkins University (M.D., 1930) and became a neurosurgeon. He held several positions at Duke University including appointments as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice Provost of Medical Affairs. He died in 1985.


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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff

Finding aid derived from MARC record, November 2014

Materials re-boxed and screened for restricted information and finding aid updated by Tracy M. Jackson, October 2018.