The Chinese women's health and family planning posters include posters with images and text about childbirth, women's hygiene, and family planning. The collection includes a series depicting fetal development from conception to childbirth; posters on women's health and hygiene during pregnancy; information on nutrition for mothers and babies; and posters on planning and limiting family size.
Spanning 1956 to 2022, the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Collection primarily documents the programs produced by a pioneering advocate for art, architecture, historical preservation, and public policy. The collection is comprised of over 1,300 items, including analogue and digital audio and video resources, stemming from Diamonstein-Spielvogel's prolific output of books, educational programming, and interviews, as well as her work in historic preservation. Two hundred programs, including television interviews with notable artists, designers, and architects, and presentations by the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, have been digitized by Duke University Libraries and are available on the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive on YouTube. Topics covered by the materials in this collection include broad categories such as art and architecture in the 20th century; historic preservation and the protection of cultural property; media and society; social conditions; and women's rights. Where resources are available on YouTube, links have been provided to the specific video. Audio resources are available through the Duke Digital Repository on request. While all master recordings are represented in this guide, the collection contains both copies of master recordings and elements that went in to creating the master recordings. For an inventory of copies and elements, contact Research Services.
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials, 1956-2022 100 Linear Feet — 1,338 analogue and digital audiovisual resources
Materials include newspapers, artwork, clippings, U.S. military publications aimed at camp residents, camp notes, reports, and photographs from a variety of sources. Newspapers are one of the largest formats within the collection, which includes the complete run of éxodo, a newspaper with color issues printed from November 1994-September 1995 from Camps Kilo and Charlie Village in the Guantánamo Bay camps; issues of El Bravo, El Balsero, and El Futuro from 1994-1995; Sa K'pase, N'ap Boule, and Qué Pasa, newspapers printed by the U.S. military in Creole and Spanish and designed for Haitian and Cuban refugees at the camps; as well as newspaper clippings and some magazine issues covering the refugee crisis of 1994-1995 and the plight of Caribbean refugees in general.
Photographs are another significant component of the collection. U.S. Coast Guard photographs and slides of rafters and rescuers date from 1980 to the 1990s or 2000s, and are accompanied by photocopies from the U.S. Coast Guard's Historian Office detailing refugees assistance as early as 1959. The collection also includes unsorted and largely unlabeled photographs from the camps; those that are labeled date from 1994.
Other materials in the collection include some refugee artwork, publications about Cuba, a folder of Cuba information including some materials on Elián González, and other ephemera mentioning Cuban refugees. In addition, 8 CDs with photographs and other materials have been transferred to Duke's ERM server and are in the custody of the Electronic Records archivist.
Collection consists of assorted printed materials, photographs, and some letters and correspondence relating to the education and employment of Willis Edward Byrd and other members of the Byrd and Jones family, including his parents, siblings, aunts, and uncles.
Byrd's attendance and graduation from Talladega College, and his hiring as a chemistry professor at Lincoln University, represent the bulk of his personal papers. There are some photographs of him, including one in army uniform during World War II, and there are some letters to him from his father that discuss his army service and his father's hopes that he will stay focused on his "life's work," presumably meaning his education. Byrd's series also contains correspondence with prospective employers and transcripts from Talladega, Iowa, and Illinois.
Also included in the collection are materials collected or produced by other members of the Jones and Byrd family. Assorted printed materials collected by parents Edward D. Byrd and Annie L. Jones Byrd reflect their community and church activities in Georgia. The collection also contains family photographs of Byrd's parents' generation, including images of his mother, aunts, and uncles. Correspondence and handwritten drafts and reports from Annie L. Jones Byrd document her communications with Better Homes in America regarding the state of housing and education for African Americans in their community, as well as record her and her sister's search for employment as teachers in the mid-1910s. There are also printed materials from Spelman College and Morehouse College, acquired by Willis Edward Byrd's sibling Sarah L. Byrd King and her husband, Arteria King.
The original acquisition also contains a poll tax and property tax receipt from the early 20th century for Henry Adams, in Brazoria County, Texas; as well as a 19th century tax receipt for "Robert Ballentine's heirs." The connection or relationship these individuals have to the Byrd and Jones family is unclear.
Collection consists of programs, letters, and a buying guide from different advertising clubs in the United States. Programs represent events including annual banquets, awards or competitions, and Maypole dances. Five event programs are from the Advertising Club of Baltimore, two of which feature the club's annual "Outstanding Radio and Television Personality" awards.
Collection contains six portfolios of Mariette Pathy Allen's work, dating from the 1960s to 2016, totaling 208 color and black-and-white large-format photographs. There is also a papers series dating from 1981 to 2022.
The photographs document aspects of human sexuality and gender identity in the U.S.; the connections between people and art; spirituality, ritual, and gender identity in Burma and Thailand; and the social life of people in the suburbs and on the beaches of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Many of these works have been published in photobook format.
The first portfolio, Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them, contains eleven 15 1/2 x 23 inch color prints that document the everyday lives of crossdressers in the U.S.
The second portfolio, The Woman Who Lives Inside: Portraits of Men as Women, houses 16 gelatin silver and 15 color portraits of men in the U.S. who identify as female.
The third project contains Allen's earliest work and is titled NJ/PA 1968. The 28 16x20 inch gelatin silver photographs feature people at beaches and in the suburbs of New Jersey and Philadelphia.
A fourth portfolio consists of 30 black-and-white, 16x20 inch gelatin silver photographs titled People and Art, taken between 1968 and 2000. Images show artists at work, people looking at art, scenes from the 1999 Venice Bienniale festival, and settings in Paris, London, and Budapest.
The fifth portfolio consists of 31 color and black-and-white prints from Allen's 2004 book, The Gender Frontier, documenting transgender and transsexual people with their partners, participating in conferences and political rallies, and undergoing corrective surgeries.
The final project is titled Transcendents: Spirit Mediums in Burma and Thailand. The 27 color inkjet prints feature portraits of mediums, chiefly men with gender-variant identities, who perform a 21st century version of ancient spiritual service originally practiced by women.
The collection is completed by a Papers series, which comprises print materials dating up to 2022 in the form of exhibit and gallery publicity, photobook proofs, a book dummy of "The Woman Within," and articles about Mariette Pathy Allen's career and work. Two CD-Roms of Allen's photographs in digital form are also included in this series.
50 posters in Arabic addressing a variety of political and revolutionary movements and events.
Over 350 titles of domestic and international comics and graphic novels, as well as some related items, from publishers including DC/Vertigo, Abstract Studio, Oni Press, Marvel, Fantagraphics, and many more. There is a wide range of content present in the collection, from early super hero comics, to girl-power comics from the 1970s, to Dr. Horrible, published in 2009.
Keyword searching is the most efficient way to find a specific title in the collection, because the materials have not been arranged beyond being grouped by title. Each title is listed along with the publisher, the format, the years of publication represented in the collection, and the specific issues held in the collection. Includes notes about particular titles, such as their country of publication. Also highlighted are the small amount of titles, dated 1950s-1980s, which feature African or African American characters.
The Cathy Davidson Papers encompass Davidson's various writings, organizational work, correspondence, and materials related to Fred Hampton. The Writings Series includes her research and assemblage of famous authors' love letters (Book of Love), as well as drafts of various books, short stories, writing workshops, and publication matters. The Organizations and Professional Activities Series includes files relating to her work with the American Studies Association, the American Literature Section of the MLA, and the American Literature Association, as well as various other professional activities. Part of Davidson's Duke career is documented in the papers as well, particularly her work with the MacArthur Foundation grant for learning institutions in a digital age, as well as some HASTAC materials. The Fred Hampton Materials pertain to the assassination of Fred Hampton in 1969 and Davidson's related photography projects. This series is closed until 2017. Additionaly, permission from Cathy Davidson is required to view any materials in accession 2012-0248 (boxes 21-23) during her lifetime.
The collection contains material documenting Mitchell's dissertation research on the Virginia politician David Campbell (1779-1859). Boxes 2-5 consist entirely of information on loose index cards. These materials also document Mitchell's research on the enslaved women who lived on Campbell's estate in Abington, VA. The collection also contains materials related to Mitchell's research on the Alabama physician Louise Branscomb. There are materials documenting Mitchell's professional activities and teaching career at what was then known as Troy State University. Mitchell's extensive service work in the Methodist Church at the local, regional, and national levels is also documented.
This collection contains serial and short-run periodicals published by secular Jewish organizations and governmental agencies in Israel and around the world. The materials range in date from 1918 to 2004, and document a variety of subjects including history, literature, the Holocaust, secular Jewish education, and social-cultural issues.
Assembled by the staff of the Duke University Medical Library, the History of Medicine Picture File offers thousands of images of individuals, places, and subjects dating from the 1500s to 2002, with the great majority portraying physicians, scientists, nurses, and other individuals related to the history or practice of medicine. Places featured include hospitals and other institutions of medicine, and scenes related to events in medical history. Subject categories include advertising, anatomy, books, caricature, childbirth, embryology, medical instruments, pediatrics, physicians, and surgery, among many others.
Most of the images measure in size under 10x12 inches, but there are approximately 500 larger pieces. The predominant formats are engravings, lithographs, cartoons, clippings from magazines and newspapers, and modern photographic prints, but there are also albumen photographs and other image formats found throughout the files. Items were acquired by the Duke Medical Library from various sources over many decades and functioned as a vertical file for library students and researchers.
The oversize items range in size from 11x15 to 23x30 inches, and offer a varied assemblage of portraits, caricatures, posters, broadsides, and reproductions of artwork, in black-and-white and in color. Items include portraits and scenes with notable physicians; illustrations of various medical practices, procedures, and instruments; anatomical views, some possibly as early as the 17th century; medical advertisements and promotional literature; depictions of events in medical history in Europe and North America; caricatures; 20th century illustrations for book covers; and many other topics.
Images and prints are often accompanied by reproduction negatives and slides created by Medical Center Library staff. Many of the images in this collection were also scanned by Medical Library staff and are available through the Medical Center Library & Archives Duke Medicine Digital Repository database. For more information, please contact the History of Medicine Curator at the Rubenstein Library.
Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.
Correspondence, newsletters, publications, and other materials relating to the activities of Faith Holsaert from the 1960s to the present. A large portion of the collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from her involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including SNCC, and the women's rights movement. Also includes materials from the writing and publishing of Hands on the Freedom Plow, some of which is restricted. The collection also has a large amount of personal memorabilia and materials relating to Holsaert's childhood and family.
Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Collection comprises a large set of professional files kept by biochemist Philip Handler as president of the National Academy of Sciences, chairman of the National Science Board, and member of the Committee on Science and Public Policy, the latter two being affiliated with the National Science Foundation. Includes many subject files on scientific topics, organizations, individuals, conferences, and institutions; correspondence, memoranda, travel records, printed materials such as articles and clippings, and various writings and speeches by Handler.
The files are not always contiguous, but are in loose groups arranged by topic, function, or organization. The files document not only Handler's biomedical career and leadership service to major science research foundations, but also document the history of those organizations, nationally and internationally.
The collection contains single-issue and short-run serials and ephemeral publications from various Orthodox Jewish groups around the world, including Israel and the United States. The materials range in date from 1914 to 2004, and document a variety of subjects, including social customs, variants of Jewish Orthodoxy, neighborhoods within Israel, and Orthodox education. Jewish Orthodoxy is defined here as the traditional section of Jewry that maintains a religiously observant way of life based on a divinely ordained Torah.
The Edwin and Terry Murray Papers include a range of materials related to the comic book collecting, comic conventions, and science fiction fandom of Edwin L. and Terry A. Murray. Included are photos documenting over fifty comic conventions that the Murray brothers organized at their home in Durham, North Carolina. Also included is correspondence related to their comic book and science fiction collecting activities, as well as newspaper clippings about their extensive comic book collections. The collection includes published and unpublished writing by the Murray Brothers, as well as collectible comic strips and science fiction ephemera. It also includes mock-ups and production materials for two fanzines, Vertigo and Trefoil, published by Edwin.