Richard H. Brodhead
Nannerl Overholser Keohane
- Thinking about Leadership by Nannerl O. Keohane. Princenton University Press, 2010. (catalog record)
- Full text of selected speeches and reports to the Board of Trustees available on DukeSpace.
- President Keohane’s presidential records are restricted for 25 years from the date of their creation. Contact the Duke University Archives for more information.
H. Keith H. Brodie
Dr. Brodie, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychiatry, served as Duke’s Chancellor from 1982 to 1985 and was named to succeed Terry Sanford. During his tenure, applications to Duke’s graduate and undergraduate programs increased greatly as the school became a nationally-known research university.
Academic initiatives included the establishment of an Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences and a new School of the Environment. Interdisciplinary planning was a hallmark of the period and a new science building, the Levine Science Research Center, brought together faculty from varied disciplines. Other capital projects added a dormitory, a building for policy sciences and public affairs, medical research buildings, and the campus wide network, DukeNet. Duke made efforts to increase the number of African-Americans in academia with a Black Faculty Initiative and a Program for Preparing Minorities for Academic Careers. Increased faculty participation in the governance of the University was made possible by the establishment of the President’s Advisory Council on Resources. During Dr. Brodie’s tenure, Duke became known as a school that welcomes people of different races, cultures, and ethnic groups.
In 1969 the Trustees took a bold step in electing as President someone from outside the academic community. However, Terry Sanford (1917-1998), known as the educational governor of North Carolina and one experienced in dealing with the then all too common politics of confrontation, proved to be a wise choice. Retiring in 1985, his tenure as president was exceeded only by the terms of Craven and Few, and by Kilgo by only a few months. Whether in additions to physical plant, in increased participatory governance with the addition of students to campus committees, or in fund raising with the Epoch Campaign and the Capital Campaign for the Arts and Sciences, Sanford’s years at Duke were impressive. His approachability, the openness of his administration, his emphasis on honor, and his assimilation and use of the history of the institution were most appreciated. But perhaps the most surprising fact is that 37,700 Duke degrees were awarded over his signature. In 1985, that represented 55% of the active alumni of the University! We frequently note how young Duke is but it is very much part of an older, distinguished institution. It is not uncommon to discover President Hart quoting Kilgo, Sanford quoting Few and Crowell, and Few acknowledging the influence of Craven.
Douglas Maitland Knight
- The Dancer and the Dance: One Man’s Chronicle, 1938-2001 by Douglas M. Knight. Separate Star, 2003. (catalog record)
- Street of Dreams: The Nature and Legacy of the 1960s by Douglas M. Knight. Duke University Press, 1989. (catalog record)
- Collection guide for Douglas M. Knight’s records at the Duke University Archives.
J. Deryl Hart
- A Backward Glance: A Report on Duke University, 1960-1963 by J. Deryl Hart. Duke University, ca. 1963. (catalog record) (digital copy via DukeSpace)
- Collection guide for J. Deryl Hart’s presidential records at the Duke University Archives.
- Collection guide for J. Deryl Hart’s records and papers at the Duke University Medical Center Archives.
Arthur Hollis Edens
- Collection guide for A. Hollis Edens’s records at the Duke University Archives.
- Collection guide for A. Hollis Edens’s personal papers at the Duke University Archives.
Robert Lee Flowers
- Collection guide for Robert L. Flowers’s records at the Duke University Archives.
- Catalog record for Robert L. Flowers’s personal papers at the Rubenstein Library.
William Preston Few
President, Trinity College, 1910-1924, Duke University, 1924-1940
- Autobiographical article
- The Inauguration of William Preston Few … as President of Trinity College, Durham, North Carolina, November 9, 1910. University of Chicago Press, 1910. (catalog record) (digital copy via HathiTrust).
- William Preston Few’s publications held by the Duke University Libraries.
- Collection guide for William Preston Few’s records and papers at the Duke University Archives.
John Carlisle Kilgo
- Autobiographical article
- John Carlisle Kilgo, President of Trinity College, 1894-1910 by Paul Neff Garber. Duke University Press, 1937. (catalog record) (digital copy via HathiTrust).
- John C. Kilgo’s publications held by the Duke University Libraries
- Collection guide for John C. Kilgo’s records and papers at the Duke University Archives
John Franklin Crowell
President, Trinity College, 1887-1894
Marquis Lafayette Wood
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