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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

The holdings of the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library range from ancient papyri to records of modern advertising. There are over 10,000 manuscript collections containing more than 20 million individual manuscript items. Only a portion of these collections and items are discoverable on this site. Others may be found in the library catalog.

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Series contains 38 11x14 inch black-and-white (gelatin silver) prints exhibited at Duke University's Perkins Library, August 7-December 14, 2002. Andrews spent one tobacco farming season, April 2000 to April 2001, using a traditional film camera to document the lives of the people who were involved in cultivating tobacco on the Moore family farm in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Images portray the white farm family members as well as migrant Latino farmworkers. Tobacco farming is such labor-intensive work that it is often called a "13-month crop."

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Contains administrative and subject files organized under the following subseries: Projects, Fundraising, General Administrative, Organizations, Resource Files, and Photographs and Scrapbooks.

The General Administrative series houses administrative files which fall outside of the other categories: these include Board of Directors files, meeting minutes and agendas, finance and operations folders, events files, student and personnel policies, and outreach and correspondence files.

The Resource Files series contains chiefly articles on a wide variety of topics related to farmworkers and migrant workers.

Within subseries, groups and individual folders are organized alphabetically, with the exception of the Photos and Scrapbooks series, which is organized chronologically. Most titles were transcribed from the original folders; others have been devised by library staff.

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Documents a variety of administrative-level activities of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) staff for almost the entirety of the organization's history up to 2007, with the majority of files representing the 1980s and 1990s. Organized into the following subseries: Development, Funding, General Management Files, Initiatives and Activities Office Files, and Publications. Arranged in original order as received, either unarranged, or in rough chronological or alphabetical order. See subseries descriptions below for details on contents and arrangement.

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Administrative records, 1922-2014 and undated 3.3 Linear Feet — 5.3 Gigabytes

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The materials in this series document the daily operations of the JHFNC and its predecessor organizations, beginning with the Efraim and Marian Rosenzweig Judaica and Hebraica Exhibit at the Judea Reform Congregation. The series also contains materials related to the building of the foundation's archival collections and documents the ultimate destination of archival materials and museum artifacts after the 2003 separation of the JHFNC and Rosenzweig Museum.

Types of material in the series include financial statements, board and committee meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, reports, bylaws, articles of incorporation, newsletters, artifact appraisals, accession worksheets, loan and donor agreements, photographs of objects, and background research on specific artifacts. Digital materials in the series include computer and email backups, donor and contact databases, marketing and promotional materials, and digital photographs and documents related to museum accessions.

Throughout the series, titles of folders related to specific Rosenzweig/JHFNC accessions reflect the 6-digit accession numbering system established by the Rosenzweig Gallery, with the first two digits representing the year the artifact or archival material was accessioned.

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The Audiovisual Series is arranged in seven subseries. Four of these reflect film projects Young worked on for which there is existing descriptive information, either provided by Young or by the content of the films themselves, and for which there are discrete reels that do not contain clips from other projects. These include Seven Haitian Moods, Klaximo, Let Truth Be the Prejudice, and The Duck Season. The remaining three subseries contain film reels and video and audio media that do not fit clearly into any particular project -- for the subseries "Other film reels" this is due, in part, to the "spooling" of reels together to facilitate video transfer. In some, but not all, cases the titles in this subseries reflect the different clips on each spooled reel.

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Chiefly made up of two sets of the Economics Cassette Series produced by Instructional Dynamics Incorporated (IDI) between 1968 and 1977, the Audiovisual Materials Series contains 191 cassette tape recordings featuring interviews with Paul Samuelson and 125 cassettes featuring interviews with Milton Friedman, discussing fiscal policy and other issues through their respective lenses of Keynesian and Monetarist economics. Many of the Friedman interviews listed here have been digitized by the Hoover Institution at Stanford and may be accessed online through its website on Friedman: http://hoohila.stanford.edu/friedman/ecs.php.

The series also includes open reel audio of two of Samuelson's lectures, a video response to a 1975 video lecture by Samuelson from a group of German students at the University of Cologne, and a film reel of Samuelson winning the Nobel Prize.

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Gedney's most ambitious early book project centered on portraits of fifty American composers. Beginning around 1965, Gedney wrote letters of introduction to dozens of notable composers, inquiring about their willingess to participate in his project. Several of these letters are found in the Correspondence Series. The names of those whose portraits are in the collection are too many to list here, but include Aaron Copland, Milton Babbitt, Samuel Barber, William Bergsma, John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, Kenneth Gaburo, Elliott Gould, Roy Harris, Lou Harrison, Ben Johnston, Salvatore Martirano, Giancarlo Menotti, Darius Milhaud, William Grant Still, and Henry Weinberg. Only one woman composer is included: Pauline Oliveros at Mills College, California.

Taken between 1965-1969, these remarkable portraits were taken in the composers' homes, offices, and studios in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco; Gedney also took more informal photographs of composers at parties and performances, and often with families and pets. Gedney admired John Cage in particular and took many photographs of him, including a set taken at a 1968 re-staging of the Electric Circus performance of early synthesizer music. The John Cage sequence also features Cage's collaborators and friends, among whom Alison Higgens, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Gordon Mumma, and Alison Knowles.

The complete book mock-up, or maquette, of the unpublished American composers project can be found in the Book Projects Series. Lists of composers' names, dates, and locations where they were photographed, correspondence on publication efforts, and notes on the project can be found in the Correspondence, Writings and Notebooks, and Grants and Work Files series. Additional test prints can be found in the Film and Development Tests series.

Prints in this series are arranged in rough chronological order.

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Arranged in chronological order in Box 1; except as indicated, all items are signed autograph letters. Use copies are in Box 2, together with provenance information for certain items. Miscellaneous other materials, mainly comprising printed materials and photocopies, are appended at the end of the series.

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Chiefly relates to fundraising efforts, the first anniversary dinner, various conferences, and projects, and to some extent work with other organizations in the community. Arranged chronologically.

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Decatur County Court House, 1966-1998 3 folders — 83 prints

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Kwilecki assigned a unique number to each print, indicating the roll number, month and year, and frame number. However, quite a few have no print numbers. When titles or dates are not present, they have been supplied in brackets by the processing archivist.

Prints in this series are arranged in rough chronological order (though never consistently so), and there are several subgroupings.

Descriptive captions are supplied by Kwilecki. The title Understandings has been added to the descriptions for prints which appear in that 1981 photobook published by Kwilecki.

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Two diaries kept by Richard Henry Gregory during his travels in China, 1905-1906. Also included is a two-part typed copy of the June-August, 1906 diary that includes photographs with typed captions, and a letter from Gregory to "My Dear Katie," dated January 12, 1906.

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Contains 90 diaries maintained by Mary McCornack Thompson during her time as a Presbyterian missionary in Africa, documenting in great detail her daily life and work. The diaries provide a revealing look at daily missionary life in Africa (attending meetings, prayers, teaching classes), thoughts on scripture, weather, friends and other missionaries, daily chores (sewing, baking, gardening), brief glimpses of the culture and customs of the local Africans, as well as descriptions of her travels throughout the world, and encounters with friends and fellow missionaries. She also notes her thoughts about world events such as the Russian Revolution and World War I. Throughout the diaries she describes her travels across Africa, the Middle East, the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East. The entries are very matter-of-fact, describing situations, people, and events, but containing little introspection about how she feels. The journals are arranged by chronological volume numbers given by the author. Many small groups of loose materials were found laid into the beginning or end of the journals; these materials have been left in the journals; some of these items appear to be unrelated to the journals in which they were found.

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This series documents Doris Duke's life from the time she was an infant to a few years before and after her death in 1993. The photographs, slides, and negatives are grouped by topic and therefore do not always share the same creation date nor are they necessarily the same formats. Topics include social events, passport photos, life at her various residences, travel, her time as a war correspondent, her honeymoon, her many animals at the various residences, and her jewelry and dresses. Of particular interest are the color glass mounted slides of Doris Duke's trip to the Middle East in 1938.

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Most of the films have a two-part description. The first part is comprised of the notes on the original film cans, created by Mary Dowdell Ashley. The children of Mary Dowdell Ashley created additional descriptions of the films, which are provided here verbatim. The first six reels are compilation reels containing multiple rolls of film spliced together, and the descriptions for these are subdivided into sequence (roll) number and scene number.

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Box 1
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Letters to and from various family members, including Lois Wright Richardson Davis, all of her children, a few of her siblings, and Luther Richardson's parents. Some letters address Luther Richardson's abandonment of the family, his whereabouts, and Lois Richardson's grief about the situation. They also document Lois's marriage to Bradley Davis in 1855, the death of her daughter Jane in 1856, illnesses, births of grandchildren, and plans for Ellen and Dudley Merrill to move south to Alabama.

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These political posters from the former Soviet Union cover the period between the end of the "New Economic Policy" and the beginning of the first "Five Year Plan" and cover a range of related issues related to religion, economic and social changes, and political events. Their titles have been translated into English by Raphael Lemkin (1900-1959), most likely during his brief tenure as a visiting instructor in the Duke University Law School (1941-1942). When dates are present they have been added.

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Series contains 937 collodion glass plate negatives, chiefly in half and quarter-plate sizes, bearing individual and group portraits of men, women, and children. Some scenes are more informal and show outdoor gatherings and a few show landscapes and city scenes. Often plates contain multiple images in rows, up to 24 per plate; these small portraits were often called "penny portraits" from the camera used to take multiple, small, and inexpensive images on one plate. Most of the sitters' names are unknown but some have been identified through an ongoing collaboration with researchers and other individuals. Hugh Mangum has been identified in several images; see additional notes for individual plate numbers in this series description.

All the negatives are slated for digitization; please see the online images for more detailed information about the image content.

Although most of the negatives are in good condition, there are several dozen that are partially or almost entirely deteriorated, adhered together permanently, or broken. All have received intensive conservation treatment and are also slated for digitization to reproduce as much of the image as possible.

With a few exceptions, glass plate negatives are arranged in size groupings of 3 1/4 x 4 1/4, 5x7, and 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; there are also some 8x10 inch plates.

Notes on Individual Images
  1. N5: First column, second row reproduces a photo portrait of Hugh Mangum in an oval frame.
  2. N43: Hugh Mangum is in the top left corner.
  3. N209: Possibly Hugh's mother, Sally, or a sister. Martha Sumler, a Mangum descendant, possesses a very similar chair.
  4. N271: Hugh is in the picture on the right. The man is most likely one of Mangum's business partners. The woman is most likely his partner's wife.
  5. N314: Hugh with three girls, possibly his sisters.
  6. N478: Hugh Mangum in center of group on a bank outdoors, possibly sisters and a young male relative, circa 1890s. Some of these same girls appear to be in another image, N361, which portrays a large group of people, possibly many members of the Mangum family.
  7. N517: Fifth column photos are of Julia Carden, Hugh's sister-in-law (he married Annie Carden in 1906). Last column is Perry Carden, Julia and Annie's brother.
  8. N528: The Wharton Building in Radford, Va. Hugh established a studio in East Radford. This image also exists as a postcard. Radford area images were identified by the director of the Glencoe Museum in Radford.
  9. N537: Hugh Mangum appears in the first column.
  10. N545 reveals the original grist mill at West Point on the Eno River in Durham, NC, in flood waters.
  11. N634: Hugh appears in the top left corner.
  12. N647: First row is Hugh and Annie. Second row is Annie. Third row is Perry Carden, Annie's brother.
  13. N652: Hugh Mangum, self-portrait, circa 1910.
  14. N669: A view, circa 1900, of West Radford, Virginia. The large building in the foreground with the porch is the Radford Trust building, constructed around 1891.
  15. N671: The Carden family (parents of Annie) house in East Radford, Virginia.
  16. N674: La Belle Inn, a hotel in Radford, Virginia, circa 1890s, which once housed the State Normal School for Women. Demolished in 1935.
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Interviews and speeches, 1963-1987 6 Linear Feet — 157 items, 8 single-row cassette boxes, 2 paige boxes

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The oral history interviews in this collection were largely conducted and collected by Joseph Sinsheimer. The materials have been arranged by interview, and also include some speeches and occasional interviews by other historians, such as Howard Zinn, Clayborne Carson, and John Dittmer. Some transcripts do not have accompanying audiocassettes; likewise, some audiocassettes do not include a transcript. Sinsheimer's interviews were often accompanied by a memorandum in which he offered a brief biographical note on the interviewee and detailed the subjects covered in the interview. These notes have been included below when present in the collection.

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Legal documents pertaining to the buying of properties and mortgages. The majority of the documents are deeds of trust on the properties Leary bought and eventually sold. The earliest date, 1875, refers to a deed of that year naming Josephine Leary and her purchase of the "Cheshire store house" in Edenton. This property, as with many of Leary's other properties, probably was destroyed by the 1873 fire.

The legal documents also include the death certificate of Josephine Leary and the clerk superior court's appointment of Clara Ryan as the administer of Leary's estate. The legal documents after Leary's death are primarily concerned with Clara Ryan's payments of Leary's debts. Folder 4 contains preservation photocopies of several deeds and Leary's death certificate.

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The majority of the 136 letters in the series were composed by Benjamin Rush, and letters he wrote to Julia during the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia form a substantial part of the series. Main topics in the letters include Rush family matters, medical treatments for a wide variety of medical issues, American politics, and the country's relations with European nations. Other topics include mental illness and its treatment, the medical department in the Continental Army, the impact of epidemics upon commerce internationally, reading habits, parenting, and capital punishment.

Among the prominent correspondents who wrote one or more personal or professional letters to Rush or his wife are Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and George Washington. Letters from others to Julia Rush seek to continue ties with her and the Rush family, and offer condolences following Benjamin's death. Included are several manuscript copies Benjamin Rush made of individual letters he penned.

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The Letters Series features over 300 letters, primarily written by Emma Goldman, although other anarchists, activists, and thinkers are represented as authors, including Alexander Berkman, Eugene Debs, Harry Kelly, Alexander Shapiro, and the Socialist Party of New England. Many of the letter recipients are unnamed (as "Comrade"), but the majority of the letters were directed to Thomas H. Keell, an English compositor and editor for the anarchist periodical Freedom, in London. Letter topics most often center around requests made of Keell in support of various writing projects as well as speaking engagements and organizing work completed in Europe, the United States, and Canada, but also touch on visa constraints for Goldman and Berkman, the state of the anarchist movement in various countries, the lack of support for anarchist publications, as well as general position statements, especially in regard to Soviet Russia and the Spanish Revolution.

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Includes clients for which at least one box (usually at least 100 advertisements) have been preserved. A few files contain photocopies or prints made from microfilm, a fact which is noted in the list. Parenthetical identification of the client or product or the JWT office or division responsible for the ad has been added in some cases. The files are arranged alphabetically by client (not product), insofar as it has been possible to determine the client name accurately and as it was known during the relationship with JWT (hence, Lever Brothers in lieu of Unilever). The files are then arranged chronologically within client groupings.

The main clients in this series include Chesebrough Ponds, Eastman Kodak Company, Ford Motor Company, Irving Trust Bank, J. Walter Thompson Co., Kraft Foods Corporation, Lever Brothers, Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Company, Pan-American Airlines , RCA (Radio Corporation of America), Reader's Digest, Scott Paper Co., Seven-Up, Standard Brands, and Warner-Lambert. The clients in this series are NOT represented in the Small Files Series but MAY have advertisements in the Oversize Series.

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The Main Newsletters Series comprises the primary house organ for the company, in all versions over time, from 1916 through 1986, when JWT became a unit of the WPP Group. The newsletter addressed issues of importance to the entire company, with articles on account news, client lists--or account gains and losses--and biographies and short notes on JWT staff, including professional accomplishments, promotions and transfers, visits to other JWT offices, and personal events (i.e. marriages, births, and deaths). The series also documents the results of both general and client-specific market research surveys, as well as general discussions of various markets and industries; television, radio, and print media developments (sometimes including listings of programs sponsored by JWT clients); and news from and profiles of JWT's offices and divisions around the world.

There are some gaps in publication of these newsletters, most notably 1931-1945 and 1970-1975. Coverage of international affairs varies substantially, though all of the titles in this series provide some news from JWT's offices overseas. The richest sources of JWT international news are the newsletters of the 1970s and 1980s, when there is a substantial increase in the frequency and depth of attention paid to JWT operations globally. See also the International Newsletters Series. One particularly useful source is "Thumbnail Sketches," a column published regularly in the newsletter from 1946 to 1964 which profiled JWT staff. Also common were reports on JWT advertising campaigns and their subsequent impact on both the market and the client; from 1946 until roughly 1962, the newsletters featured the "Campaign of the Week," detailing particularly successful campaigns. A listing of "Campaign of the Week" topics appears at the end of the finding aid.

The newsletters in this series were all published by the New York office, sometimes with local office newsletter inserts (see the Domestic Newsletters Series: Offices Subseries and the International Newsletter Series); copies of advertisements or management correspondence were sometimes attached as well.

The newsletters are organized chronologically by the date range of publication. Folders containing correspondence relating to newsletters precede the listing of newsletter titles.

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The Mary Duke Biddle Family Papers span the years 1894 to 1960, although the bulk of the material dates from the 1920s to the 1930s. They consist of correspondence, legal papers, scrapbooks, photographs, address books, expense accounts, wedding memorabilia, baby books, and other materials documenting Mrs. Biddle's personal and family life, and social, cultural, and philanthropic activities.

The Correspondence series consists primarily of correspondence to and from Mary Duke Biddle, but also includes correspondence to and from Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Benjamin N. Duke, Sarah P. Duke, Angier Buchanan Duke, Mary D.B.T. Semans and Nicholas Benjamin Duke Biddle, and Duke University officers, board members, and faculty. There is also a significant amount of correspondence from Duke family business managers that relates to Mrs. Biddle's private finances and correspondence from Mrs. Biddle to Duke University wherein she continued the Duke family tradition of giving to Duke University. Some legal papers relating to financial transactions and purchases are interspersed with correspondence. There are many condolences addressed to Mrs. Biddle on the deaths of her brother, father, and mother as well as other materials relating to the death and funeral of B.N. Duke. Additional materials related to the death of B.N. Duke are in the collection of Benjamin Newton Duke Papers, also held in the Rubenstein Library.

The Scrapbooks Series contains newspaper society page clippings about the Duke and Biddle families and Duke University. Some scrapbooks contain correspondence to and from Benjamin N. Duke, primarily related to Duke University. Mrs. Biddle's interest in the performing arts is reflected in scrapbooks which contain primarily photomechanical pictures of opera and theater celebrities.

Four autochrome portraits of Mrs. Biddle and Sarah P. Duke are in the Pictures Series. The autochromes, a rare early color photographic process, are displayed in diascope cases and date from about 1910. Other photographs, including one carbon print from the mid 1920s, are of Mrs. Biddle and her family and friends at Biddle's Durham residence "Pinecrest" in the 1950s. Numerous portraits of Mary Duke Biddle are also found in the Pictures Series of the James H. and Mary D.B.T. Semans Family Papers.

Some larger photographs and other materials are in the Oversize Materials series found at the end of the Semans Family papers.

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On Board the Aquarius, 2017 December 15-19 1.5 Linear Feet — 1 box — 20 photographic prints — 16.73 Gigabytes — 3210 files (110 tiff, 3035 jpg, 46 png, 11 mp4, 3 pdf, 2 doc, 1 VLC, 1 txt, and 1 xls)

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This body of work comprises several thousand documentary images and supporting documents, data, videos, news stories, and interviews from the project "On Board the MV Aquarius, December 2017," by photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi, on assignment for the Reuters news agency. While on board the Aquarius, a migrant search and rescue ship operated by the non-profit organizations SOS Méditeranée and Médecins sans frontières, Zammit Lupi witnessed and documented the rescue of 320 migrants in the central Mediterranean, and their safe arrival in Pozzallo, Sicily.

Image formats include 110 digital tff files, digital contact sheets, jpeg image files, mp4 video files, and 20 color inkjet photographic prints measuring 20x 24 inches. There are also social media posts (screen shots), logs, scripts, shotlists, and data sheets. Video interviews with several immigrants and one ship staff describe conditions in detention centers in Libya and on board the boats. Also includes scans of 17-page journal kept by Zammit Lupi while aboard the rescue ship.

All image titles, captions, and other descriptions have been transcribed from the originals.

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This series contains oral history transcripts in printed and electronic form, along with audio and video recordings of oral history interviews completed as part of the Jazz Loft Project. Many interviewees either visited or lived in the Jazz Loft building--e.g. David X. Young, Nancy Overton, Ron Free, Carole Thomas, and James Stephenson. Other interviewees were family members, musicians or artists in the New York city cultural scene, or scholars with pertinent information and stories that related to the Jazz Loft building--e.g. Whitney Balliett (jazz critic for the New Yorker), Robin D. G. Kelley (Thelonious Monk biographer), and the children of W. Eugene Smith. The original oral history recordings are closed to use, but digital access copies are available.

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Original Photographs, circa 1912-1934 and undated .25 Linear Feet — 1 box — 118 prints

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Series consists of one box of 118 original photographic prints, many of them photographic poscards or mounted on cards. Most have been are stamped or have been otherwise identified as produced by Michael Francis Blake's photography studio in Charleston, S.C. Dates are approximate unless marked on the photograph. In some cases, the address reveals the time period. All measurements are in inches.

Use copy prints are available in box 2 and should be used for general research to avoid overuse of the originals.

Additionally, the original prints have been digitized and are available online through the Duke Libraries Digital Collections site.

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These exhibit-quality photographs are in black-and-white as well as in color. The earliest are darkroom prints, and are accompanied by contact sheets, while later work (after 2004) is most often in digital color and black-and-white inkjet format. They are printed in a range of sizes, chiefly 11x14 and 11x17 inches, but there are some also as small as 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches. The images are arranged by topical or geographical photo shoots, in chronological order, with original titles as assigned by Reis.

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Includes zines, physical and digital (PDF format) newsletters, fliers, and a petition that document the organization's activism concerning the Durham County Jail and policing in Durham, North Carolina. These materials also document the stories of Durham County community members and jail detainees. Additionally, this series documents the deaths of Jesus Chuy Huerte and Matthew McCain, who died while in police custody.

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Publications, 1975-2020; 1975-ongoing 40 boxes; 1.2 gigabytes, approximately 900 electronic files

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This series contains Ipas and non-Ipas publications and audio/visual materials. Electronic publications have been removed from the collection and transferred to Duke's Electronic Records server.

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Negatives are arranged in original chronological order. Titles, numerical identifiers, and dates are taken from Sellman's meticulous handwritten photographic processing indexes, also included in the collection, and most likely reflect the date the image was taken, with the exception of some images dated from the 1930s. Sellman often used abbreviations for family member names - most of these have been spelled out for the user.

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These images are the results of Karales' first major photojournalistic work, a study of a small mining town in Ohio which was one of the first racially integrated towns in the U.S. Subjects depicted include adults and children, houses, local stores, miners, street scenes, and social gathering places such as churches and dance halls. Also includes images of Rendville's architecture, derelict buildings and landscape shots. In 1958, Edward Steichen bought some of the Rendville pictures for the Museum of Modern Art and Helen Gee exhibited the photographs at the Limelight Gallery in Greenwich Village, marking this photographic work as a breakthrough for Karales.

Series includes contact sheets, small work prints, large finished prints, and negatives (closed to use), all black-and-white. Prints are all marked on the back with the photographer's original identifier and whenever possible are arranged in that identifier order, that is, in chronological order. A CR-R with jpeg files of selected images is included in the series; files have been migrated to a library server.

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This series contains a sampling of Shaver's sermon notes, largely from the 1930s-1960s. The majority of the sermons notes are in English, although there are some that were transliterated into Japanese. Each folder contains multiple sermons, typically with a sermon index at the beginning of each folder. Sermon titles include "On Holding Fast,""Search the Scriptures,""Three Crosses on Calvary,""Dare to be Different," and "Christmas Then and Now."

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Series comprises 99 traditional darkroom black-and-white photographs, 127 digital image files, and one digital video (2 mins., 18 secs.) documenting life and culture, and landscapes in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, with a focus on Bolivia.

Digital image files are associated with the Bolivia series, and include TIFs, PSDs, and a PDF contact sheet.

The photographic prints are arranged in series chiefly by country and then by travel dates; they measure approximately 16x20 inches. Areas represented are Patagonia and Argentina; the Bahamas; the Altiplano region of Bolivia; Foz do Iguaçu and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; El Salvador; Guatemala; Martissant, Cité Soleil, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Nicaragua; Ciudad del Este, Paraguay; and Cusco, Peru.

Images show people working and farming, cooking, minding children, socializing, parading, traveling, going to market, resting, and playing games. Several portraits feature people in traditional dress.

The largest groups of images are from Bolivia, El Salvador, and Haiti. The Haiti photographs, taken when Barth returned following the 2010 earthquake, include scenes of destroyed buildings, street life, and people among the rubble in the epicenter zone, at Martissant, and in the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The digital video (2 mins., 18 secs.) chiefly shows landscapes in Nicaragua and Honduras, most shot from a moving vehicle, border crossings, and possibly other South American locations.

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This series contains trading cards of various sizes and themes such as "Girls," "Actresses," "Coins of all Nations," and "Baseball Champions." The majority of these cards were distributed by W. Duke, Sons & Co., however other companies, such as Liggett & Myers, Allen & Ginter, American Tobacco, and Turkish Red, among others, are also represented.

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Program was held in the Von der Heyden Pavillion, Perkins Library on January 28, 2015. John Hope Franklin@100: Scholar, Activist, Citizen was a Duke University-sponsored yearlong celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. John Hope Franklin in honor of his 100th birthday.

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Contains Healy's description of the couple's tour of Japan, from May through October 1920. Includes her visit to the following places, among others: Yokohama, Tokyo, Kawakura, Matsushima, Aomori, Sappora, Nikko, Nagano, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, and Kobe. Healy writes about her encounters with various aspects of Japanese culture and people, particularly geisha, public baths and onsen spas, cuisine, kimonos, Mikimoto pearls, temples, and the Ainu people.

The couple left Japan for Korea on Oct. 5, 1920. They spent time in Seoul, visiting with the YMCA hospital and colleges there. Healy also writes about attending a baseball game, and summarizes her interactions with various members of the Korean Independence Movement, including the Radical and Conservative independence parties.

They left Korea after about a week and went to Peking, China, arriving Oct. 11, 1920. Healy writes about visiting the Temple of Heaven, the Western and Ming Tombs, the Great Wall, and Taianfu. They set up a house near the Marine base and lived in Peking for about a month. She describes the process of establishing a house with servants. Finally, the couple departed for Manila at the end of 1920, arriving Dec. 15. The volume ends on Dec. 18, 1920.

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Wesley Family Series, 1700-1996 and undated 18 boxes, approx. 1800 items

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Documents three generations of the family, but especially the lives of John and Charles Wesley. The series is divided into subseries by family member. The three largest manuscripts subseries are those for John Wesley (1703-1791), Charles Wesley (1707-1788), and Sarah Wesley (1759-1826), the daughter of Charles. The John Wesley Papers are mainly original autograph letters (outgoing and incoming) spanning some fifty-five years of his life. There is also one forgery, several 18th or 19th century handwritten copies, and one engraved facsimile. John's letters contain no one frequent correspondent; the Charles Wesley Papers are dominated by Charles' letters to Samuel Lloyd, a friend and sometime legal and financial advisor in London. These draw a portrait of almost twenty years of their friendship. There are also letters to his wife and children, and to important church figures such as John Fletcher and Joseph Benson.

The Sarah Wesley Letters and Poems, though little known, constitute one of the highlights of the Wesley Family Papers--Frank Baker thought it the largest collection in the world of her manuscript poems. There are also over forty complete letters and fragments, spanning forty years of her life and including the only marriage proposal she is known to have received.

The manuscript portion of the series is rounded out by several small groups of letters from other family members related directly to Charles: his wife, Sarah, and her sisters, his two sons, Charles and Samuel; and two grandsons. The series ends with the large Wesley Family Portraits Subseries, some 1000 engraved prints of family members, scenes from their lives, and places associated with them. Almost half of these images are of John Wesley, one of the most frequently-painted portrait subjects of 18th century England.

Letters and writings of the Wesley family are arranged in subseries by family member, in chronological order by date of birth: Samuel Wesley, Sr. (1662-1735); John Wesley (1703-1791); Charles Wesley (1707-1788); Sarah [Gwynne] Wesley (1726-1822); Charles Wesley, Junior (1757-1834); Sarah (Sally) Wesley (1759-1828); and Samuel Wesley (1766-1837).