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Our Duke: Constructing a Century

Curated by a team of Duke undergraduates who conducted extensive research in the University Archives, this special Centennial Celebration exhibit presents a mosaic of moments from the last 100 years of Duke history through carefully chosen artifacts, photographs, films, publications, and more.

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Manuscript Migration: The Multiple Lives of the Rubenstein Library’s Collections

Explore the complex lives and afterlives of early manuscripts held by Duke’s Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Curated by students, faculty, and affiliates of the Manuscript Migration Lab in the Franklin Humanities Institute.

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La Cornuda de Tlacotalpan: Photographs by Emilio Nasser

Photographs from the series “La Cornuda de Tlacotalpan” by Emilio Nasser, acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Awards in 2022.

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“How can one help but be moved by such volumes as these”

Despite his untimely death at the age of thirty-four in 1948, Dr. Josiah Charles Trent and his wife, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans, amassed an extraordinary collection in the history of medicine, which now resides in Duke’s Rubenstein Library.

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