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Introduction to Duke University History

Resources for learning about Duke University history.

Starting Your Research with Quick Reference Collections

Drawing of the Duke Blue Devil, circa 1940sQuick reference collections are prepared by Duke University Archives staff to provide brief overviews of popular topics in Duke University's history. You may want to begin your research by studying the materials in these collections as a way of orienting yourself to your research topic.

Below, you'll find a list of our most frequently-consulted reference collections, including links to their collection guides. To see catalog records for all of our reference collections, click here.

Collections about Duke University Academic Departments & Schools:


Collections about Duke University Student Life:


Other Frequently-Consulted Collections: