Duke Endowment Awards Records, 1968-1998
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- Contains materials pertaining to the awarding of funds to the Duke University Medical Center by the Duke Endowment, a philanthropic agency established by the family of James Buchanan Duke. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, articles, press releases, pamphlets, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1968 to 1998.
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Contains materials pertaining to the award of funds to the Duke University Medical Center by the Duke Endowment, a philanthropic agency established by the family of James Buchanan Duke. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, articles, press releases, pamphlets, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1968 to 1998.
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James Buchanan Duke established the Duke Endowment as a charitable trust in 1924. The trust gave Trinity College 6 million dollars if the institution would change its name to Duke University. Duke specified that the endowment board be comprised of fifteen members who would meet at least ten times a year and suggested the majority of the members be from North or South Carolina.
When James Buchanan Duke died in 1925, his will stipulated another 4 million dollars be given to Duke University to create and equip a school of medicine, school of nursing, and hospital. He also left an additional 67 million dollars to the Endowment. In the indenture of trust, Duke specified that he wanted the endowment to support Duke University, Davidson College, Furman University, Johnson C. Smith University; not-for-profit hospitals and children's homes in the two Carolinas; and rural United Methodist churches in North Carolina, retired pastors, and their surviving families.
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Processed by Archives staff: date unknown
- Organized into the following series: Records, 1968-1998.
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Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).
Contains Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, standing and ad hoc committees, reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.
Collection must be screened for sensitive or confidential materials before being accessed. For further information consult with the Medical Center Archivist.
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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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[Identification of item], Duke Endowment Awards Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.