Papers, ca. 1930-2003.


Papers, ca. 1930-2003.

Collection (22100 items, dated 1942-2000) contains items related to Duke's extensive involvement in abortion rights, family planning, and population studies organizations. Series within the collection include correspondence, clippings, writings, publications, miscellaneous, photographs, and subject files. A substantial amount of correspondence is with members of the U.S. House and Senate written by Duke in her capacity as National Chair of Population Action International. Books and pamphlets report on population studies, child education, family planning, violence against women, and international education. Organizations represented in the collection include Population Action International, the Draper World Population Fund, Planned Parenthood, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), "The Anatomy of Hate" conference, and the National Abortion Federation. Additional organizations represented include the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Promise Keepers, Rockefeller Foundation, Center for Gender Equality, Harvard School of Public Health, Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies, Institute of International Education, International Flavors and Fragrances, National Mother's Day Committee, and the National Park Foundation. Other parts of the collection deal more directly with Duke personally and with her husband. Files relate to social events and awards ceremonies, the Congressional campaign of 1977, and a number of other organizations concerned with her activities or her husband's ambassadorship. One scrapbook is devoted to President Kennedy's assassination and the work of A.B. Duke's Protocol Office in the days following. There is also information concerning the National Wildflower Research Center, the Council of American Ambassadors, the United Nations and other organizations; as well as information related to a white house dinner; speeches; articles about Duke; an appointment book; and personal files. A number of other scrapbooks contain photos and other items from the time when Duke served as a fashion editor. Addition (01-147)(7089 items, 11.10 linear feet, dated ca. 1930-2001) comprises correspondence, subject files, articles and newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, photograph albums, and printed materials that primarily describe conferences attended and trips taken by Duke, focusing on the organizations in which she was actively involved. Also includes incoming and outgoing correspondence; files on fundraising dinners and meetings; and Angier Biddle Duke's typescript journal entries, "For the Record" (1981-1985), composed while visiting a number of countries. Also includes 71 black-and-white prints, 236 color prints, 780 color negatives, and 2 fabric bags. Addition (01-155)(3250 items, 7.3 linear feet, dated 1960-2000) contains primarily correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, printed material, and miscellaneous items related to Robin Duke's ambassadorship to Norway and her activism in major organizations for population control, including NARAL and Planned Parenthood. There are 5 videocassette tapes, including "JFK--A Time Remembered;" as well as 37 black-and-white and 5 color photographs, including a photograph album of a visit to Marrakech. The collection also contains diplomas, awards, and several commemorative photos/drawings signed by Lady Bird Johnson. Addition (00-341)(2175 items, 3.4 linear feet; dated 1991-2000 and n.d., bulk 1998-2000) contains correspondence, notes, information packets, two videocassette tapes, one CD-RW containing 15 electronic audio file and printed material from meetings Duke attended. Also includes correspondence, speech notes, two black-and-white photographs, and information packets relating to the Albert Lasker Public Service Award Duke won in 1991. There is one additional black-and-white group photograph taken at a lecture. Addition (02-162)(2400 items, 4.0 linear feet; dated [ca. 1990]-2002) contains primarily reports, printed material, correspondence, and 1 black-and-white and 12 color photographs related to Duke's activism in various organizations, including Friends of Art and Preservation in Embassies and the US-Japan Foundation (1990-2001). Also includes correspondence, orientation packets, talking points, and reports received or used by Duke as ambassador to Norway (2000-2001). Addition (02-311)(750 items, 1.6 lin. ft.; dated 2002) comprises miscellaneous materials relating to Duke's numerous involvements, including personal and professional correspondence, meeting and event information, organizational files, newspaper clippings, reports, and printed material. Addition (03-096)(1500 items; dated 1983-2003) contains correspondence and other materials related to Duke's activism in organizations, including the International Rescue Committee, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the U.N. Association (1983-2003); and documents related to her position as ambassador (2000-2001). Also includes files about parties and other events, and a small amount of personal correspondence.

32175 items (75.5 linear ft.)

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Draper World Population Fund (corporateBody)

International Rescue Committee (corporateBody)

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Duke, Angier Biddle, 1915-1995 (person)

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United Nations (corporateBody)

In 1945, four individuals who had worked on the Manhattan project-John L. Balderston, Jr., Dieter M. Gruen, W.J. McLean, and David B. Wehmeyer-formed a committee and wrote a letter to 154 public figures asking for their opinions about the possibility of the creation of a world government. Over the next year, as the various public figures responded to the letter, the responses were correlated into a report that was released in 1947. From the guide to the Balderston, John L., Jr. Colle...

Planned parenthood federation of America (corporateBody)

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National Abortion Rights Action League (corporateBody)

NARAL is a national lobbying and membership organization which was devoted to obtaining, and later to maintaining, the availability of safe, legal abortions. The initials stood for the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws from the organization's founding in 1969 until 1973, when the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. From the guide to the [Videotape collection] [videorecording], 1977-1992, (Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute) A n...

Duke, Robin Chandler Lynn (person)

Held office or was active in a number of organizations including Population Action International, the National Abortion Rights Action League, The Packard Foundation, the Draper World Population Fund, and several major corporations. Appointed ambassador to Norway, married to Ambassador Angier B. Duke. From the description of Papers, ca. 1930-2003. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 81518281 Born in 1923, Duke held office or was active in a number of organizations ...

David & Lucile Packard Foundation (corporateBody)

National Abortion Federation (U.S.) (corporateBody)

American-Scandinavian foundation (corporateBody)

United Nations association of the United States of America (corporateBody)

The United Nations Association of the United States was formed by the merging of the American Association for the United Nations and the U.S. Committee for the United Nations in May, 1964 (c.f. AAUN News, June 1964). UNA-USA is a non-governmental, politically independent, non-profit, private, national organization whose purpose is to increase public knowledge of global issues and to build public support for constructive United States policies in the UN. From the description of Collec...