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Sermons were delivered at religious and ceremonial services in the Duke University Chapel by various ministers, professors, and guests of the University. Notable speakers include Howard Wilkinson, James Cleland, Waldo Beach, Thor Hall, Charlene Kammerer, Jon Laidlaw, Robert Young and others.

From the description of Chapel sermons, 1954-1984 [sound recording]. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 52444805

From the guide to the Chapel Recordings, [sound and video recordings], 1954-ongoing, (Duke University Archives)

When James B. Duke selected the site for Duke University's West Campus, in 1925, he chose to locate the Chapel on the site's highest ridge. The Chapel was the first building planned for the new campus, but the last one to be completed. Construction started in 1930, was completed in 1935, and cost nearly $2.3 million. The Chapel began to be used before its stained-glass windows and other details were finished; commencement was held in the Chapel in 1932. The Chapel was officially dedicated in 1935.

From the description of Duke Chapel Records, 1920-[ongoing]. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 311598975

History adopted from Duke Chapel website: http://www.chapel.duke.edu/home/.

When James B. Duke selected the site for Duke University's West Campus, in 1925, he chose to locate the Chapel on the site's highest ridge. The Chapel was the first building planned for the new campus, but the last one to be completed. Construction started in 1930, was completed in 1935, and cost nearly $2.3 million. The Chapel began to be used before its stained-glass windows and other details were finished; commencement was held in the Chapel in 1932. The Chapel was officially dedicated in 1935.

The Chapel fulfills James B. Duke's desire that the building exert a profound influence on the lives of the young women and men who attend the University. Duke Chapel is a nationally recognized pulpit, an acclaimed center of sacred music, and a place of learning and interfaith cooperation. Duke University Chapel's ever-widening ministry includes worship through prayer, word, and music; service within the University and community; celebration through concerts, special services, and festivals; and learning seminars, study groups, and retreats. The day-to-day ministry of the Chapel is shared with a wide and diverse community: students, faculty, staff, and the community; tourists and travelers; and patients, their families, and caregivers. Chapel life encompasses a variety of groups including Religious Life, Friends of the Chapel, Congregation, and Student Ministry. Duke Chapel is also the site of various concerts, voice and organ recitals, choir and carillon programs, and vesper ensembles.

From the guide to the Duke Chapel Records, 1920-[ongoing], (University Archives, Duke University)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Duke Chapel Records, 1920-[ongoing] University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Duke University. University Archives. Student Papers Reference Collection, 1972-[ongoing]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke University. Dean of the Chapel. Minister to the University (Dean of the Chapel) records, 1940-1984. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Stewman, John A., 1900-. John A. Stewman papers, circa 1926-1932. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Kuhl, Eleanor. Eleanor Kuhl papers, 1961. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Duke University. Chapel. Duke Chapel Records, 1920-[ongoing]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Duke University. University Archives. Chapel Reference Collection, 1933-[ongoing]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Duke University. Chapel. Sermons, 1954-1987 [sound recording] Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Friends of Duke Chapel. Friends of Duke Chapel records, 1973-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Department of Music of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1937-1983 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives and Records Service
referencedIn YWCA at Duke University. Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) at Duke University Records, circa 1923-1985. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Duke University. Chapel. Chapel sermons, 1954-1984 [sound recording]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cleland, James T. (James Tough), 1903-1974. James T. Cleland papers, 1825-1982 (bulk 1928-1975). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Building Reference collection, 1972-2004. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Hendrix, Mildred L. Mildred L. Hendrix papers, 1951-1968. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Chapel Recordings, [sound and video recordings], 1954-ongoing Duke University Archives
referencedIn Duke Memorial. Duke Memorial records, 1929-1936. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Myers, Hiram Earl, 1889-. Hiram E. Myers papers, 1910-1977. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Beach, Waldo. person
associatedWith Cleland, James T. 1903-1974. person
associatedWith Duke Chapel (Durham, N.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Duke Memorial. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Dean of the Chapel. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Friends of Duke Chapel. corporateBody
associatedWith Hall, Thor, 1927- person
associatedWith Hendrix, Mildred L. person
associatedWith Kammerer, Charlene Payne. person
associatedWith Kuhl, Eleanor. person
associatedWith Myers, Hiram Earl, 1889- person
associatedWith Stewman, John A., 1900-. person
associatedWith University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilkinson, Howard Charles. person
associatedWith YWCA at Duke University. corporateBody
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