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Do you need to find general histories of Duke University and Durham to help contextualize your research? This bibliography should help. Most, if not all of these books, should be available as an e-book or as a copy that can be checked out from Perkins/Bostock.
When in doubt, the four books below are the key resources on Duke and Durham history:
Note that the Duke histories end in 1949. Jean Anderson's Durham County will provide some information about recent Duke history--particularly as it relates to Durham--and Jon Phelps' booklet, "'I have selected Duke University': A Short History," will help with big historical highlights through the 1970s (a copy of the booklet is available online).