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Athletics at Duke University

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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Using This LibGuide

Cheerleaders and Blue Devil, 1980sThis guide is designed to introduce researchers to resources on Duke University athletics.

The information in this guide is separated into seven sections. Please use the tabs at left to navigate to each section.

  • Secondary Sources: Books, other publications, and student research papers about athletics at Duke University.
  • Archival Collections: Collections of documentation--office files, reports, statistics, game programs, scrapbooks, etc.--on athletics administration at Duke, Duke athletes, and Duke sports teams.
  • Sports Photographs, Audio, & Film / Video: Photographs and audiovisual materials documenting sports at Duke. 
  • Club & Intramural Sports: Archival collections related to club and intramural sports at Duke.
  • Physical Education at Duke: Archival collections, reports, and publications on the history of physical education at Duke.
  • Campus Publications: Publications produced by Duke University that focus specifically on athletics, or general University publication with athletics-related content. Links to digitized publications are provided if available.
  • Related Websites & Online Resources

After reviewing this guide, please contact a University Archives staff member if you need assistance in locating additional resources.

Accessing Duke University Archives Materials

The Duke University Archives, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is the official repository for the historical records of Duke University. Visit our website to learn more about us!

The materials described in this guide may be used in the Rubenstein Library's reading room.

Please note that university administrative records are restricted for 25 years, except with written permission from the office that created the records. Board of Trustees records are restricted for 50 years, except with written permission from the Board of Trustees. Find more information about University Archives access policies.

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Helpful Subject Headings

The subject headings below will gather together Duke Libraries resources that may be relevant to your research. Clicking on these subject headings will search the entire Duke Libraries catalog.

To narrow the list of results to materials located in the Duke University Archives, select "University Archives" under the Location menu on the lefthand side of the page.