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Athletics at Duke University

Secondary Sources: Books, Research Papers, Etc.

The following secondary source materials contain information about Duke University athletics. Clicking on the links will take you to the catalog record for each item.

Many of the secondary sources listed below are the products of research using Duke University Archives collections. As you read these secondary sources, take careful note of their footnotes; they will point you to University Archives collections that may be helpful to your own research.


  • Martin, Charles H. "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow in Southern College Sports: The Case of the Atlantic Coast Conference." The North Carolina Historical Review. 76. 3 (July 1999): 253-284.


  • Futrell, Ashley B., Jr. "From Cap Gun to H-bomb: Continuing Justifications for Basketball within the Academic Community of Trinity College and Duke University, 1906-1942." History 195/196 Research Paper, 1978. From the Dept. of History Records, box 2.


  • Malechek, David. "Attitudes Toward Football at Trinity College and Duke University: A Study in Shifting Values, 1887-1943." History 195/196 Research Paper, 1976. From the Dept. of History Records, box 3.
  • Sumner, Jim L. "John Franklin Crowell, Methodism, and the Football Controversy at Trinity College, 1887-1894." Journal of Sport History. 17.1 (Spring 1990): 5-20.


  • Tenney, Bryan E. "A History of Duke Baseball, 1889-1980." History 195/196 Research Paper, 1980. From the Dept. of History Records, box 4.

Other SportsFront cover of Ibtihaj Muhammad's book, "Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream"