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William Gedney: Connect to the photographs

October 18, 2017

Search over 30 years of newly-digitized prints and contact sheets!


October 17 and 18: Celebrating the Robert A. Hill Collection

October 16, 2017

Robert A. Hill has spent almost 40 years researching the legacy of Marcus Garvey.


Get in the Mood for Halloween with the Low Maintenance Book Club

October 12, 2017

Join us as we read fantasy and horror by local author Alyssa Wong


Digitized: Duke Property Plats, William Gedney Photos, and More

October 12, 2017

In the past three months, we’ve launched a number of exciting digitized collections


Renovated and Upgraded Interview Rooms in Perkins

October 11, 2017

Big interview coming up? Perkins’s newly-renovated interview rooms have got you covered.


What to Read This Month: October 2017

October 11, 2017

Recommended reads from our New & Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


“The New Education”: Book Talk with Cathy Davidson, Oct. 11

October 10, 2017

How to revolutionize the university and prepare students for a world in flux


Secure Update for Library Website

Students using computers
October 9, 2017

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and we’re doing our part to make our web presence more secure.


Congrats to Our 2017 Writing and Research Award Winners!

October 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s prizes.


Symbols Abound at Inauguration: The Mace and Chain of Office

October 4, 2017

Items first used at 1970 inauguration of Terry Sanford


Looking Forward: Duke History Revisited, Oct. 11

October 2, 2017

Duke students share research and stories of campus people and events that are not widely known


From WUNC: Remembering Legendary Writer Reynolds Price

September 29, 2017

Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor discuss their book and exhibit “Dream of a House”


Duke NextED: 30 Events Celebrating Learning at Duke

September 28, 2017

How to make the Duke educational experience more engaging, transformative, and equitable?


Preserving the Priceless

September 27, 2017

Deep in Perkins Library, conservators protect Duke’s library treasures


Celebrate Banned Books Week, Sept. 24-30

September 26, 2017

Words have power. Read a banned book.


Check Out Our Latest Newsletter

September 24, 2017

See a listing of upcoming events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


Hidden Treasures in the Harold Jantz Collection

September 22, 2017

40 years after it came to Duke, a collection of German Baroque literature continues to yield surprises


NPR Visits the Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen

September 21, 2017

Librarians recreate historical recipes, offering a tour through American history and palates


Nominate a Summer Read for Duke’s Class of 2022

September 19, 2017

What should the next class of Blue Devils read as part of their Common Experience?


Reading Walt Whitman

September 18, 2017

Check out our exhibit on the “Good Gray Poet” in the Biddle Room, then read more of his work


Durham Reads Together: The U.S. Constitution

September 15, 2017

One month, one book, one community


What to Read This Month: September 2017

September 14, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Help for Cultural Institutions Affected by Harvey and Irma

September 14, 2017

How to help archives, museums, libraries, and other organizations hit by the hurricanes


A Remembrance of Kate Millett (1934-2017)

September 13, 2017

Looking back on the author of Sexual Politics, whose papers are held here at Duke


Announcing the Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America

September 11, 2017

Submissions are now being accepted through November 1.


Check Out Our Latest Newsletter

September 8, 2017

See a listing of upcoming events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


This Week in Duke History: 125 Years Since Trinity College Moved to Durham

September 7, 2017

Behind the scenes of how a Randolph County college came to thrive in Durham


Open Science Framework @ Duke

September 5, 2017

Check out a new data management tool, and see other research projects at Duke


Read ‘March: Book One’ with the Low Maintenance Book Club

September 1, 2017

First 10 people to register will get a free copy of the graphic novel


Meet Our New Digital Scholarship Fellow: Imani Mosley

August 31, 2017

New library fellowship will aid digital humanities research and publishing at Duke


Collection Spotlight: North Carolina Books

August 30, 2017

Our staff have picked some of their favorite books about the state we call home


University Mace and Chain on Display in Perkins

August 29, 2017

See the official Duke symbols of pomp and circumstance next time you visit the library


Student Job Opportunities in the Libraries

August 28, 2017

Numerous positions available for both undergrads and grad students


Read Our Biweekly Newsletter (and Subscribe!)

August 25, 2017

Check out upcoming events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


Join Our Student Advisory Boards

August 25, 2017

Help us improve the library experience at Duke and make your voice heard


Civil War Science and an Open Access Success Story

August 24, 2017

COPE fund helps research by a Duke Ph.D. quickly reach a wide audience


Duke Psychology & Neuroscience Dissertation Digitization Project

August 23, 2017

For the first time, theses and dissertations from the department are now available online


Fall 2017 Data Workshops

August 22, 2017

Visualize, manage, and map your data with our full slate of library workshops


Exhibit Reception: Incredible Insects, Aug. 24

August 22, 2017

Meet the curators and ask the experts everything you ever wanted to know about insects!


Braxton Craven and the Solar Eclipse of 1869

August 21, 2017

How a solar eclipse confirmed the Trinity College president’s perfect timing


Eclipse Chasers of the Rubenstein

August 21, 2017

Darkness is coming. Take a look at some earlier eclipse chasers in our collections.


A Duke Reading List: Race, Politics, and History

August 17, 2017

A selection of recent books by Duke faculty on slavery, extremism, and the pursuit of racial equity


New FAQ: Duke University Chapel Figures (with Primary Resources!)

August 16, 2017

Who is depicted in the portal to the Chapel, and what’s the backstory?


New Acquisitions: African American History Marketing and Promotional Posters

August 14, 2017

The Civil Rights movement changed the way advertisers saw the African American market


Pink Squirrel Recipe: It Really Is the Nuts

August 14, 2017

A small taste (or sip) of history, inspired by our historical advertising collections


Young Researcher Prefers Game Theory to Video Games

August 10, 2017

Don’t all 8th-graders love translating the personal papers of Nobel Prize- winning economists?


Women Admitted to Trinity College 125 Years Ago

August 7, 2017

Trustees’ decision Aug. 3, 1892, allowed women to be admitted as full degree candidates


New Acquisitions – Wonderful Wunderkammer

August 7, 2017

Cabinets of curiosities were the fascinating precursors to modern-day museums


Follow the Duke Libraries on Instagram

August 4, 2017

Check out photos from around the Libraries and tag us to share yours!


New Acquisitions: Photobooks in the Archive of Documentary Arts

August 2, 2017

A look at some eye-catching new additions to our collections


More MSI Fun: Experimenting with Iron Gall Ink

July 31, 2017

What can multispectral imaging teach us about historic inks and how they react with paper?


A History of Videotape, Part 1

July 28, 2017

The upsides and downsides of digitizing obsolete media formats


What to Read This Month: July 2017

July 24, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Uncovering an Effort to Defend Human Rights in 1980s Nicaragua

July 21, 2017

A visiting Rubenstein Library researcher shares some fascinating finds


Blue Devil of the Week: Rubenstein Library’s Kate Collins

July 18, 2017

Research Services Librarian is “a rare find”


In-Depth Look at SNCC’s Past Offers Lessons for Activists Today

July 18, 2017

What can the 1960s struggle for voting rights teach us about self-determination and democracy today?


New Staff, Changing Roles in Natural Sciences and Engineering Section

July 14, 2017

We’re thrilled to welcome two new librarians to the team!


New U.S. Poet Laureate: Tracy K. Smith

July 14, 2017

Interested in checking out her work? Here’s a good place to start.


From Our Magazine: A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

July 7, 2017

Library exhibit explores health advice for students and scholars


Incredible Insects! Camouflage, Metamorphosis, and Survival

July 7, 2017

Library exhibit showcases the most numerous and diverse animals on earth


Follow the Rubenstein Library on Tumblr

June 30, 2017

Favorites and fun finds from our collections posted regularly for your edification and amusement


Turning on the Rights in the Duke Digital Repository

June 30, 2017

Digitized items now include easy to read rights displays


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Frankfurter Kranz (1969)

June 28, 2017

Wherein we try a “frankly extravagant cake” recipe from Germany


New Reads This Summer from Duke Faculty

June 26, 2017

Scholarship, poetry and an exposé: Faculty and staff offer something for any reader


Find Your Summer Read in the Libraries

June 20, 2017

From noteworthy titles to e-readers, Duke’s libraries help faculty and staff keep the pages turning


New Exhibit: Incredible Insects!

June 16, 2017

Take a glimpse into the multifaceted world of insects, including research conducted here at Duke


From Duke Magazine: A Deep Dive into NC’s Musical History

June 15, 2017

Years after an alumnus uncovered a folklore collection, Duke students bring it into the digital era


Collections Spotlight: Library Staff Picks

June 12, 2017

Our staff have picked some of their all-time favorite recommended reads for you


Duke’s NetID Login Page Getting a New Look

June 8, 2017

Security update to also require multi-factor authentication for more web sites


What to Read This Month: June 2017

June 7, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature Collections


Notes from Durham’s Musical Past: Polonaises and Mazurkas on Main St.

June 5, 2017

A look back at the legacy of the Southern Conservatory of Music


New and Improved SNCC Digital Gateway

May 31, 2017

Learn from the past, organize for the future, make democracy work


Exhibit Celebrates 5 Years of MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts

May 30, 2017

23 photographs, six films culled from Archive of Documentary Arts collection of thesis projects


What to Read This Month: May 2017

May 23, 2017

Recommended reads from our New and Noteworthy and Current Literature collections


On Exhibit Now: Royal India and the British

May 18, 2017

Rare historic photographs highlight the rich cultural and architectural heritage of India


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Muffins (1852)

May 18, 2017

A slightly update version of a 150-year-old recipe turns out quite tasty


Senior Stories, Class of 2017

May 12, 2017

Profiles of graduating seniors discussing their Duke experiences


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

May 12, 2017

A novel based on the  life of an advertising pioneer whose papers are in the Hartman Center


Apply to the CIT Course Design Institute

May 9, 2017

Three-day program helps faculty design dynamic, learning-focused courses


Patents 101: A Free Duke MOOC

May 9, 2017

Librarian helps develop new on-demand tutorial on patent research


Library Research Awards: You Could Win $1,000

May 3, 2017

Four different awards recognize excellence in graduate and undergraduate research


Read Our Newsletter for May (And Subscribe!)

May 3, 2017

Check out this month’s events and programs at the Duke University Libraries


New Reads This Spring from Duke Authors

April 30, 2017

Our spring season continues to shower us with smart, interesting books


Creative Writing Award for Duke Undergrads

April 28, 2017

Submissions due by May 15. You could win $1,500!


Multispectral Imaging: What’s It Good For?

April 26, 2017

What can this powerful technology tell us about the objects in our collections?


Finals Week: Puppy Edition! Puppies in Perkins, May 2

April 24, 2017

Therapy dogs will be back in the library for another tail-wagging snuggle fest.


Video: One for the Books

April 24, 2017

Thanks to everyone who made a #bookface with us during National Library Week!


Graduate Interns Share Insights on Library Work Experiences, Apr. 27

April 21, 2017

Internships provide students with skills, challenges, and professional development


From Bass Connections: Event to Highlight Library Collection of NC Folk Music

April 20, 2017

NC Jukebox project team will host a special event at the Orchard at Altapass in western NC


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Kerry Cake and Sadie Seal (1971)

April 20, 2017

Everything is better with aluminum foil


Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency, Apr. 20

April 18, 2017

Join us for a discussion with Peter Honigsberg, founder of the Witness to Guantanamo Project


“Speaking of Duke”: Special Faculty Bookwatch with President Brodhead, Apr. 19

April 18, 2017

In essays, Brodhead shows a university thinking its way forward through challenges


Nasher Exhibit Discussion: A Portrait of Venice, Apr. 20

April 17, 2017

Join us for an overview of a fascinating digital humanities initiative and exhibit


The Books Student Collectors Love and Where They Found Them

April 17, 2017

Libraries’ Nadell Prize honors students who collect for learning and entertainment


Collection Spotlight: Poetry

April 13, 2017

It’s National Poetry month! Look out for our selection of poetry featured by the New & Noteworthy section.


Exhibit Shows How Passover Was Artistically Reinvented Through the Years

April 12, 2017

A review of our new exhibit appears in Religion News Service


Creating and Sustaining the Sonic Dictionary, Apr. 13

April 11, 2017

How do you migrate, sustain, and further develop a successful digital project?


Make a Bookface for National Library Week!

April 10, 2017

Help us celebrate by making a bookfaces in front of Perkins and Lilly this week


Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Sherif Cakes (1783)

April 6, 2017

These 18th-century treats are best dunked in a cup of tea, to make them safe for your teeth


Book Arts Merit Badge Workshop at the Library

April 5, 2017

Our Conservation Services staff recently led a group of Girl Scouts in making their own books


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