Membership rosters will let future generations know who participated in your organization.
Transfer to Archives: Annually
This roster lists members of Duke’s Young Republicans Club during the 1969-1970 academic year. Member #79 is Bob Steel, who served as chair of Duke’s Board of Trustees from 2005-2009 (and was also vice chair of Goldman Sachs, CEO of Wachovia, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.)
Why is this historically important?
- Researchers tracking the wax and wane of student political groups can compare this roster with those from previous and subsequent years to discover if 1969-1970 was a particularly active year for the club.
- Current College Republicans might use this list to identify group alums—they might be useful for planning events, offering advice, soliciting funding, and more!
Young Republicans Club roster, ca. 1969-1970. From the College Republicans Records, 1941-2006. Duke University Archives.