Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946.

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Durham, Robert Lee, 1870-1948. Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946.

Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946.

Contains correspondence, manuscripts of orations and songs composed for Trinity events, photographs, clippings, materials relating to plans for Duke University, a proposal submitted to the Duke family for a school of agriculture and for the choice of "Yale blue" as the school color. Some of Durham's correspondents include B. N. Duke, W. W. "Cap" Card, W. P. Few, R. L. Flowers, J. C. Kilgo as well as members of the Trinity football team. Also contains an inscribed copy of O Duke, Alma Mater from 1933.

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Card, Wilbur Wade.

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Wilbur Wade Card entered Trinity College in 1895 and became one of the school's best athletes. He set and broke numerous baseball records as an outfielder and hitter and served as captain of the Trinity baseball team in 1899 (for which he received his nickname, "Cap"). Card was invited by President John C. Kilgo to return to Trinity as Director of a new program in physical education. He remained at Trinity College/Duke University for the next 46 years. From the description of Wilbur ...

Few, W. P. (William Preston), 1867-1940

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William Preston Few was an educator, President of Trinity College from 1910-1924, and President of Duke University from 1924-1940. From the description of William Preston Few records and papers, 1814-1971 (bulk 1911-1940). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 55635814 Born in Greenville, S.C. on December 29, 1867, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Rachel Kendrick Few, William Preston Few attended Wofford College, Spartanburg S.C. (A.B., 1889), and Harva...

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Durham, Robert Lee 1870-1948.

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Robert Lee Durham was a star athlete who graduated from Trinity College in 1891. From the description of Robert Lee Durham papers, 1888-1946. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 163177208 Born in Shelby, NC in 1870, Robert Lee Durham was a member of the Trinity College championship football team of 1891, the same year of his graduation. He received a law degree in 1892 and subsequently practiced law until 1909, taking time out to fight in the Spanish-American War....

Duke University

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Kilgo, John Carlisle, 1861-1922

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John C. Kilgo served as President of Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) from 1894 to 1910. From the description of John C. Kilgo records and papers, 1888-1970 (bulk 1894-1920). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 55635806 Educator and Methodist bishop. From the description of Papers, 1891-1944. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122413276 College president, Methodist clergyman and bishop, born Laurens, South Carolina, July...

Flowers, Robert Lee, 1870-1951

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Robert Lee Flowers (1870-1951) spent his entire professional career at Duke University. From 1891 to 1951, Flowers served in a variety of capacities, including professor (1891-1924), vice president of the business division (1925-1941), president (1941-1948), and chancellor (1948-1951) of Duke University. From the description of Robert Lee Flowers records, 1891-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53906098 Robert Lee Flowers was born at York Collegiate Institute,...

Duke, Benjamin N. (Benjamin Newton), 1855-1929

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Tobacco manufacturer, industrialist, and philanthropist, of Durham, N.C. From the description of Papers, 1834-1984 (bulk 1884-1929). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122600897 From the description of Benjamin Newton Duke papers, 1834-1984. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405927 1855, Apr. 27 Born to Washington and Artelia Roney Duke; Orange Co., N.C. ...