Luther Noble Duncan (1875-1947)

Member, API Administrative Committee (1932-1935)

President, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (1935-1947)

In 1900 Duncan graduated with honors from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, having served as his senior class president. Following graduation, he worked as state 4-H Club supervisor until 1920, when he became director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. 

From 1932 until 1935, Duncan served on a three-person committee, which administered API in lieu of a president. In 1935 he became president and held that position until his death.



 
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION

Inventory of the President's Records
Listing of the records generated by the President and his office during his tenure.  Arranged by subject.
Synopsis of the President's Annual Reports to the Board of Trustees
Chronicles the significant events of the President's term in office, including the activities of the schools and departments.
Synopsis of the Minutes of the Board of Trustees for the President's term
Provides another view of the events treated by the President in his Annual Reports.
Synopsis of the President's Correspondence
Letters between the President of the University and various political leaders within Alabama.  Provides insight into how the school has maneuvered through the state's political system.
History of Duncan's Presidency
A short chapter about the major issues facing the President, written by Archives faculty members.

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