University Archives Field Trip

And you thought only children get to go on field trips?

Today, the staff of the Duke University Archives paid a visit to Maplewood Cemetery and the graves of the people whose papers we work with every day. We started with a visit to the Dukes.

Visiting the Duke Family Mausoleum

It’s very sunny on the steps of the Duke Mausoleum at 9:30 AM! From left to right are Molly Bragg, our outgoing Drill Intern; Mary Samouelian, Doris Duke Collection Archivist; Kim Sims, Technical Services Archivist; and Seth Shaw, Electronic Records Archivist. (I’m taking the photo!)

We also visited President Robert L. Flowers, Trustees James Southgate and Julian S. Carr, Chancellor (and Dean of the School of Law) A. Kenneth Pye, Coach Wilbur Card, and Professors Fritz London, William Cranford, Charles Ellwood, and Aleksandar Sedmak Vesić.

Molly and the Teer Family Mausoleum

Here’s Molly at the Teer Family’s mausoleum. During her internship, Molly studied Duke University’s construction, becoming well-acquainted with Nello Teer. She wrote this article about him for Duke Magazine.

4 thoughts on “University Archives Field Trip”

  1. This is one of the best blog posts, ever! đŸ™‚ I’m glad it was such a great and beautiful day to do this field trip. I’m looking forward to our next one!

  2. I’ll one up Lesley and say that I didn’t even know Maplewood existed – and now I’d like to visit. Perhaps the Archives could arrange an event as a tour. Great post – thanks for sharing your experience.

  3. Thanks, Jean and Lesley (and Kim)! I think we’re on to something here–maybe we can arrange something with the folks at Preservation Durham for the fall? We’ll keep you posted!

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