O Pioneers!

On July 24, 2010 By

For many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the experience of holding and reading a first edition copy of the Book of Mormon—including one of the two held at the RBMSCL—elicits reverence and profound emotion.

According to the church, the Book of Mormon is the record of ancient Americans [...]

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As I was preparing for my last year at the School for Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC, I knew that I needed to gain some practical experience in the library field in addition to my current part-time job. At SILS, I became fascinated with electronic records and how they are being [...]

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I wasn’t looking for a “superstar” photograph in a collection, but I found it anyway. I’m Josh Hager, a student in North Carolina State University’s Public History Masters Degree program and an alumnus of Duke (B.A., History and French Studies). For a class at NCSU, I was working with the RBMSCL’s Technical Services department to [...]

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Pharaoh Peepses II

On March 30, 2010 By

Meghan Lyon, our technical services assistant, just came back from a week in the Land of the Pharaohs. Just for fun, she and her husband Vaughn took along a packet of Peeps. “The weirdest part,” she notes, “was that they never melted, despite it being over 100 degrees on most days.”

This photograph, [...]

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Most people associate Victorian women with high tea and corsets, not with struggles for justice and equality. However, Angela DiVeglia, graduate intern at the Sallie Bingham Center and co-curator of “I Take Up My Pen: 19th Century British Women Writers,” spends much of her days examining the relationships between current feminist thought and [...]

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Jazz Archive on Duke Today

On December 2, 2009 By

Stop by Duke Today for a look at the RBMSCL’s Jazz Archive and jazz archivist Jeremy Smith’s efforts to “shine a light on North Carolina’s and Duke’s contribution to jazz.” Read the full article here.

For more on jazz at Duke, watch “Duke University’s Big Band and Jazz Tradition,” [...]

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