Fall 2013

Love in the Library: True Tales of Romance by the Book

In this age of e-books, Wikipedia, and instant access to information, there’s nothing like a library for bringing like minds together, forever.

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Sweet Nothings: Love Letters from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

While we’re on the subject of love in the library, here’s a selection of honeyed words from the archives.

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Riddles in Stone: The Curious Symbolism of Duke’s Library Shields

Twenty-eight stone shields with various symbols adorn the façade of the Rubenstein Library. But what are they supposed to symbolize?

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Outrageous Ambitions: How a One-Room Schoolhouse Became a Research University

When a tiny schoolhouse in Randolph County, NC, opened 175 years ago, it launched an educational institution that grew to become today’s Duke University.

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Deborah Jakubs

Reflections on Thirty Years at Duke

Duke’s University Librarian reflects on reaching a career milestone: “We say it all the time, but it bears repeating: Duke truly is a special place.”

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Gamble Photos Reveal a China Seldom Seen

A traveling exhibit provides visitors with a rare glimpse of China in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Duke University Libraries Annual Report 2012-2013 [PDF]

The environment in which students and faculty operate today is immeasurably more complex than when Duke was a younger institution. The same is true for Duke’s libraries.

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Print Version [PDF]

The articles above are excerpted from the Fall 2013 issue of Duke University Libraries Magazine.

printable PDF version of this entire issue is also available. [6.5 MB download]