Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
World champion marksman from Durham, N.C. and grandson of Washington Duke. Collection includes correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection consists of ration coupons, stickers, permits, and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the Office of Price Administration between 1942-1946. There are duplicates for a few items.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
A Duke University Alum, William Edward Whitford eventually became manager of Duke's Physical Plant Operations and Maintenance. His collection includes bound date books from the years 1955-66.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection Overview The Harold Jantz collection of early manuscripts, music manuscripts, and autograph albums, 1477-1905 and undated, is arranged by size (each item numbered) and includes the following noncontiguous subgroups: Autograph Albums (1633-1857 and undated), Early Music Manuscripts (1818-1874 and undated), Early Manuscript Prayerbooks (1744-1801 and undated), and Early Manuscript Songbooks (1712-1896 and undated). These subgroups are described more fully below. The collection consists primarily of bound manuscripts, many illustrated, from the 15th through the early 20th centuries. Most materials are in German or English, with some materials in French, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Greek, or Latin. In addition to the above noted subgroups, the collection includes medical texts (nos. 28, 47, 77); historical chronicles, mostly German (nos. 25, 58, 59, 84, 127); and alchemical/astrological/occult treatises (nos. 9, 20, 53, 74, 114, 120, 122, 129, 148, 161, 165). Among the ... Read More
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. John R. Maher was an executive for JWT specializing in corporate development as well as account management. The John R. Maher Papers date from 1974 through 1986, with the bulk of the material spanning 1985-1986, roughly the period during which Maher managed corporate development for JWT. The collection contains information regarding companies proposed for acquisition by JWT; details from the acquisition of Winona Research; research and presentations regarding the state of advertising in China; strategic planning information for JWT Group and its subsidiaries; as well as some information about mega mergers and so called mega agencies. The materials include correspondence, reports, news clippings, presentation slides, corporate logos, contracts, financial documents, revenue projections, and promotional brochures. Companies mentioned in the files ... Read More
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection contains correspondence, travel journals, account books, memorandum books, farm records, legal records, commonplace books, class notes, and other papers (chiefly 1781-1865) of John Rutherfoord; of his son, John Coles Rutherfoord, lawyer, planter, and state legislator; and of other members of the family. The papers before 1818 are chiefly legal and business papers and include information on family investments in Kentucky lands and other ventures. The papers of John Rutherfoord relate to his career as governor, his agricultural and business affairs; Virginia and U.S. politics, the American Party; the return of fugitive slaves, secession and events preceeding the Civil War, Confederate foreign relations; and family matters; and they include letters from Edward Coles, William Cabell Rives, and others of Rutherfoord's relatives by marriage, concerning agriculture and anti-slavery sentiment in Virginia and relations between the United States and France. John Coles Rutherfoord's ... Read More
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Wesley Works Editorial Project, founded in 1960, is an international and inter denominational consortium of scholars that is producing a complete critical edition of the works of John Wesley, the 18th century Church of England clergyman who was a primary founder of Methodism. The Wesley Works Archive, dating from 1676 to 1996, with the bulk ranging from 1724-1791 and 1960-1996, forms part of the working papers of the Wesley Works Editorial Project (WWEP). The collection consists of that portion of the project's documents gathered by Frank Baker during almost four decades of service as the WWEP's editor and main bibliographer, and consists of the correspondence, writings, research, printed materials, photocopied manuscripts, proofs, and other materials produced by Baker and the many other historians, theologians, and clergy, who have participated in the Project. There is much information not only about the founding and early history of the Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Churches, ... Read More
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Contains the records of the Rho Circle chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, established at Duke University in 1926. Types of materials include bylaws, certificates of membership, correspondence, financial records, history, manuals, membership lists, minutes, newsletters, reports, programs, and photographs. Major topics include governance of a leadership fraternity, member selection, honor societies at Duke University, Duke-Navy relations during World War II, leadership, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Materials are present from 1926 to 1971, however the bulk of materials are from 1926 to 1963.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
ALS and TLS to Shattuck regarding Harvard Medical School history and the raising of funds for a bust of John Collins Warren (1778-1856). Notable correspondents include Frank Billings, Henry Ashbury Christian, John Miller Turpin Finney, Joel Ernest Goldthwait, Elliott Proctor Joslin, Richard Pearson Strong, Edward Wyllys Taylor, John Collins Warren (1866-1932), and Aldred Scott Warthin. Papers also include letters to the Arnold family of Paris from Shattuck's father, George Cheyne Shattuck, Jr. (1813-1893), and his grandfather, George Cheyne Shattuck (1783-1854). There is also a newspaper clipping of an obituary for G.C. Shattuck, Jr.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
ALS. Informs addressee that his apartment is ready and warns him that recently there have been several cases of cholera in Paris.