Robert Lee Flowers records, 1891-1968.


Robert Lee Flowers records, 1891-1968.

Collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, bound volumes, and other printed material. Major subjects include higher education in the United States, the role of universities during World War II, the assistance of displaced scholars during World War II, the Methodist Episcopal Church, and organizations in which Flowers served, including the Duke Endowment, the Durham Chamber of Commerce, the Durham and Southern Railway Company, Greensboro College, North Carolina Central University, the Methodist Orphanage, the Oxford Orphanage, and the Lincoln Hospital. Major correspondents include William Hayes Ackland, George Garland Allen, Alexander Boyd Andrews, John Fletcher Bruton, Homer Hasenlue Dubs, Benjamin Newton Duke, William Washington Flowers, Allen Howard Godbey, Edward R. Murrow, Edward Hines Page, William Robertson Perkins, Alexander Hamilton Sands, Jr., James Augustus Thomas, and Horace Trumbauer.

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Oxford Orphanage (Oxford, N.C.) (corporateBody)

Flowers, Robert Lee, 1870-1951 (person)

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 (person)

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. ...

Duke University (corporateBody)

Durham and Southern Railway Company (corporateBody)

N.C. short line railroad. From the description of Records, [192-]-1974. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38991378 ...

Duke University. Office of the Vice President. (corporateBody)

Greensboro College (N.C.) (corporateBody)

North Carolina Central University (corporateBody)

In 1909, James E. Shepard founded the National Religious Training School and Chautauqua for the Colored Race. In 1915, the school was sold and renamed the National Training School. In 1923, the North Carolina General Assembly began to provide annual support of $20,639, and the name was changed to Durham State Normal School. Despite the support, the school faced financial hardships and mounting debt nearing $49,000. When Shepard could not raise the money, he urged the state of North Carolina to t...

Trumbauer, Horace, 1869-1938 (person)

Horace Trumbauer Born in the Frankford section of Philadelphia in 1868, Horace Trumbauer left school at the age of fourteen and entered the architectural firm of G. W. and W. D. Hewitt as an "errand boy". He was soon promoted to draftsman. Trumbauer's advancement and acquisition of knowledge enabled him to eventually open his own office in 1890. Trumbauer's first major commission was a mansion in Glenside, Pennsylvania, for sugar baron William Welsh Harrison....

Murrow, Edward R. (Edward Roscoe), 1908-1965 (person)

Edward Roscoe Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965), born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys. After the war, in December 1945 Murrow an offer to become a vice president of the CBS network and head o...

Thomas, James Andrew (person)

Confederate soldier captured by Union Army. From the description of Letters, 1861-1864. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49324293 Tobacco manufacturer and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1900-1985. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41546398 From the description of James Augustus Thomas Papers, 1905-1941; (bulk 1914-1940). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188621 ...

Allen, George Garland, 1874-1960 (person)

Sands, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1828-1887 (person)

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce (corporateBody)

Andrews, Alexander Boyd, 1873-1946 (person)

Alexdander Boyd Andrews (1873-1946) of Raleigh, N.C., was a lawyer; active in the North Carolina and American Bar associations; chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina; amateur statistician; active member of the Roanoke Colony Memorial Association; and trustee of the University of North Carolina, East Carolina Teachers College, and Oxford Orphanage. From the guide to the Alexander Boyd Andrews Papers, ., 1678-1946, (bulk 1911-19...

Perkins, William Robertson, 1875-1945 (person)

Lawyer, of New York, N.Y. From the description of Papers, 1903-1945. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20019508 ...

Lincoln Hospital (Durham, N.C.) (corporateBody)

Durham, N.C. hospital established in 1901 Dr. Aaron Moore, Dr. Stanford Warren, and John Merrick to serve African Americans in the area. From the description of Lincoln Hospital (Durham, N.C.) Records, 1901-1988 and undated. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 778875051 August 1901 Hospital founded by Dr. Aaron Moore, Dr. Stanford Warren, and John Merrick; opened with 50 ...

Duke University. President. (corporateBody)

Bruton, John Fletcher. (person)

Godbey, Allen Howard, 1864-1948 (person)

Dr. Allen Godbey was born November 21, 1864 in Cooper County, Missouri. He received an A. M. degree in 1883 from Morrisville College and his Ph.D. from Chicago University in 1905. Dr. Godbey came to Duke University in the fall of 1926 as a scholar and teacher of Old Testament history in the School of Religion. Gradually, there developed a serious amount of friction between him and the rest of the faculty of the School. In January 1932, under the unanimous urging of that faculty, President Few an...

Duke Endowment (corporateBody)

Philanthropic trust established by James Buchanan Duke in 1924. Educational beneficiaries are Duke University, Davidson College, Furman University, and John C. Smith University. Support is given to hospitals and childcare institutions throughout North Carolina and South Carolina as well as to Methodist Episcopal Church, South congregations in rural North Carolina. From the description of The Duke Endowment archives : records, 1902 - [ongoing] (bulk [1920s]-[1990s]) [manuscript]. (Duk...