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Collection Details


Collection Name: James B. Duke Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/duke.html
Dates Spanned: 1966-1966
Description: Through a series of interviews, the origins and subsequent activities of the Duke Endowment are set forth, with particular focus on the personality and career of the fonder. Associates of James B. Duke (1857-1925) and persons active in his manifold interest provide personal reminiscences, anecdotes, and comments on the Duke family, the career of Duke, the development of the Duke Power Company and various other business ventures designed to advance the Piedmont Region of North Carolina, his early interests in southern education, in particular Trinity College (now Duke University), and developments since his death.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 40
Interviews: [42 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Biography; Sociology
ASP Subjects: Biography; Duke Endowment, Charlotte, NC; Duke family; Duke, James Buchanan, 1856-1925; Duke, James B.; James Buchanan Duke; Family--History; History; Humanitarianism; Industrialists; North Carolina; Oral history; Philanthropinism; Philanthropists; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000828