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Charles J. Duke, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 00/06/UA 6.065

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes memorabilia, resolutions, early William and Mary campus photographs, clippings, and correspondence of Charles J. Duke, Jr. Correspondence, reports and photographs relate to Charles Duke's position as the Bursar of the College of William and Mary. Of particular importance is the material on the Norfolk and Richmond Divisions which later became Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University, especially the correspondence of Director William T. Hodges. Includes correspondence and reports of the "Virginia Reorganization of the Agencies of State Government," committee formed by Governor William M. Tuck where Duke served as Chief of Staff.


  • Creation: 1919-1958


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Administrative History: Charles J. Duke Jr. received a bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in 1923 and served on the Board of Visitors from 1926-30. In 1934, he was appointed bursar and served as assistant to presidents John Stewart Bryan and John Pomfret. In both capacities, he also acted as liaison to the Virginia General Assembly and was instrumental in obtaining money from the legislature to expand the College.  Duke was Chief of Staff of the "Virginia Reorganization of the Agencies of State Government" endeavor, 1948-1951.


8.00 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into 3 series.  Series 1 concerns Duke's association with William and Mary and is in alphabetical order by name or subject matter, as originally organized by Charles Duke.  Series 2 concerns his role as chief of staff for the Virginia Reorganization plan and is roughly organized alphabetically by subject, then date.  Series 3 concerns his personal papers and is in alphabetical order by type of material or subject matter, then date.

Processing Information:

Processing completed in December 2016.

Guide to the Charles J. Duke, Jr. Papers
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository