Fall 2011

Crown Jewel: Presenting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Duke’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library has a new name. Soon it will have a new home.

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Rememberer-in-Chief: Say Hello to the New University Archivist

Valerie Gillispie is Duke’s new University Archivist, the official keeper of Duke history, preserver of university records, and all-around font of institutional knowledge.

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A Fond Farewell

From 2002 to 2011, Tim Pyatt served as Duke’s University Archivist. Before he left, we asked him to reflect on his time here as Duke’s official keeper of institutional history.

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In Their Own Words: Recorded Stories of America’s Jim Crow Past Now Available

Duke University Libraries has digitized one hundred oral histories of life in the Jim Crow South, complete with transcripts, with more to come.

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A New Way to Give (and Avoid the Tax Man)

How to use a Charitable IRA Rollover to make a gift to Duke University Libraries.

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Duke University Libraries Annual Report 2010-2011 [PDF]

Ten years ago, when we embarked on an ambitious plan to overhaul Duke’s main library, we imagined scenes like these.

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Print Version

The articles above are excerpted from the Fall 2011 issue of Duke University Libraries Magazine.

A printable PDF version of this entire issue is also available. [4 MB download]