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(Re)Encapsulating a Lot of Maps (6/11/2015) by Duke Libraries - Have you noticed that the most simple-seeming projects always turn out to be more complicated than you think? As part of our preparations to move our collections to our renovated library, we are trying to free up space in the flat files. Our flat files contain broadsides, maps, posters, artwork, etc. Many of these items … Continue reading (Re)Encapsulating a Lot of Maps
Tableaus of all kinds (6/3/2015) by Duke Libraries - Summer is gallivanting into Durham, and with it comes the promise of a new beginning for the Rubenstein, one involving fresh paint, new shelving, and a touch of tenacity. In a month, we’ll begin moving our materials and ourselves into our beautifully renovated home. Some Rubenstein spaces—like the Gothic Reading Room—will remain lovingly preserved, testaments to … Continue reading Tableaus of all kinds
Christmas Came Early (5/29/2015) by Duke Libraries - As many readers know, we lost our photo documentation room in November 2013 to a renovation-related flood. We got it back for a on December 15, 2014 only to lose it again to another renovation issue on January on January 29, 2015. Today we got it back, and this time for good (everyone knock on … Continue reading Christmas Came Early
Our new home: A sneak peek (3/10/2015) by Duke Libraries - It’s confession time: I started working at the Rubenstein after we moved onto the 3rd floor of Perkins. This means that I never gazed up at the ceiling archway of the Gothic Reading Room, and I never wandered our old stacks, traveling the well-trod paths—literally and figuratively– of those librarians who came before me. Our … Continue reading Our new home: A sneak peek
We’re on the Move! (1/16/2015) by Duke Libraries -   While we at the Rubenstein were unable to commemorate the New Year with a ball (or perhaps pickle?) drop, we do have a lot to be excited for in this newest of years. After a stint on the third floor of Perkins, we’re finally making the trek to our permanent location—a location that while … Continue reading We’re on the Move!

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Aaron Welborn
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