The links below will take you to the online finding aids for collections containing blueprints, archictectural renderings and schematics, photographs of campus construction, regional maps, and documentation pertaining to the development of Duke University's land and buildings.
The links below will take you to online finding aids and websites for digital collections, exhibitions, and resources containing blueprints, archictectural renderings and schematics, photographs of campus construction, regional maps, and documentation pertaining to the development of Duke University's land and buildings.
Duke Yearlook on Flickr: Duke Yearlook is produced by the Duke University Archives to provide alumni and friends of Duke with a virtual yearbook of campus scenes from different campus eras. Photographs can be browsed generally or via multiple topical groups. New images are being added on a regular basis.
Construction of Duke University, 1924-1932: This Duke Digital Collection contains hundreds of images, primarily photographs, documenting the construction of Duke University's campus. In addition to pictures of laborers, work sites, and materials, there are also pictures of Duke administrators and Durham businessmen involved with the projects. Scrapbooks, ephemera, clippings, and correspondence are also included.
Campus Drive Faculty Houses: This small online exhibition contains an architectural rendering for faculty housing, along with several photographs of completed homes and background information about construction dates and original occupants.
Digital Durham: This online collection contains a selection of digitzed primary sources that help illuminate the economic, social, cultural, and political history of a post-bellum southern community. Contains photographs, maps, correspondence, personal papers, and audio files.
Digitized Sanborn Maps at the Library of Congress: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide excellent details about buildings, including a building's general use, the materials it was constructed from, and electrical and utilities information. Search within this digital collection on "Durham" to locate the Durham Sanborn maps, and then page through the map set to find the Trinity College and Duke University maps. Be sure to read the guide to interpreting the maps before you begin!
North Carolina Maps: A vast digital collection of maps assembled by UNC-Chapel Hill