Duke Chapel Recordings

Audio, video, and manuscript sermons preached at Duke University Chapel between 1946 and 2002. More »

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The Duke University Chapel Recordings Digital Collection consists of audio and video recordings with associated printed material, produced at Duke Chapel in Durham, North Carolina, between 1946 and 2002. Drawn from the University Archives’ Duke Chapel Recordings (https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/uachapelsermaud/) and Duke Chapel Records (https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/findingaids/uaduchapel/), the sermons are a significant homiletic and historical resource. The Lilly Endowment, Inc., has generously provided funds to digitize and describe these materials.

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Source Collection

This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at Duke University Archives:

Duke University Chapel recordings 1954-2005

Collection #UA.17.01.0003 | 90 Linear Feet

Collection contains audio of sermons delivered at religious and ceremonial services in the Duke University Chapel by various ministers, professors, and guests of the University. Notable speakers include Howard Wilkinson, James Cleland, Waldo Beach, Thor Hall, Charlene Kammerer, Jon Laidlaw, Will Willimon, Robert Young and others. The collection consists of 7" reel-to-reel audio tapes, audiocassette tapes, VHS tapes, and digital audio tapes of sermons, programs and Lenten meditations delivered in Duke Chapel from 1954 to ongoing.

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Metadata for Homiletics: Enhancing the Duke Chapel Recordings Digital Collection

by Maggie Dickson over 5 years ago

In 2016, after we launched the first iteration of the Duke Chapel Recordings Digital Collection in the Duke Digital Repository (DDR), we began a collaborative project between Digital Collections and Curation Services, University Archives, and the Duke Divinity School to enhance the metadata. The original metadata was fairly basic and allowed users to identify individual…
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