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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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Principally a map of the towns of Harrisonburg and New Market west to the Shenandoah Mountains showing roads, waterways, churches, and topography. Pencil and colored ink on paper. Scale, 4:10. 42 x 43 cm.

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Correspondence, accounts, diary (1869), bills, deeds, wills, legal documents, and other papers (largely 1829-1897). The bulk of the collection relates to Thomas A. Person and his family, and includes letters written from Harrison Co., Tex., and New Orleans (ca. 1850s); student letters from various North Carolina schools (1835-1860); letters of Confederate soldiers concerning military life; and family and business letters with Civil War reminiscences. The early material mostly concerns Thomas A. Person's father, Presley Carter Person, of Louisburg, N.C., and the settlement of his estate. Later material concerns patent medicines manufactured by a member of the family. Other correspondents and names mentioned include W. P. Montgomery, Harriett Person Perry, Levin Perry, Theophilus Perry, Jesse H. H. Person, Joseph Arrington Person, M. P. Person, and Willie Mangum Person.

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Includes correspondence between Randall and others who had information on Warrington Dawson and Joseph Conrad. There are also photographs that were to be included in Randall's book, as well as his notes and an original letter from Dawson to Conrad.

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For the spring semester 2015, Nancy Kalow, Maha Houssami, and miriam cooke were awarded an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Course Innovation Grant for AMES 320S: Refugee Lives. In this course, eleven undergraduates conducted oral history interviews with local refugee families from Iraq and Sudan. The AMES 320S final documentary projects were posted on Duke's Languages in Durham website and shared during Middle East Refugee Awareness Week in April 2015 that was dedicated to the life and work of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu Salha and Razan Abu Salha, the three Muslim students murdered in Chapel Hill in February 2015.

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Includes exhibit prints from the Center for Documentary Studies' 2003 exhibit, taken from the book 25 Under 25: Up and Coming American Photographers, published 2003. Images include both digital and gelatin silver prints, which have been matted in some cases. Photographs have been arranged by size. Description below includes the photographer's name, the title of their project (as reflected in the book), and information on each photograph's dimensions and coloring.

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This series chronicles Franklin's work as a professor of history. It includes materials documenting his role as a mentor and advisor to numerous undergraduate and graduate students, his lecture notes and other classroom materials, and his administrative and committee work at various institutions. Student Files make up a significant portion of the series. Franklin kept files on particular students, arranged by name, from Brooklyn College or the University of Chicago. Teaching Materials consists largely of general lecture notes from various courses Franklin taught through his career. The Colleges and Universities subseries has been arranged by school, with the majority of files stemming from Franklin's work at Brooklyn College, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, and Duke University. This subseries includes materials relating to Franklin's appointments and employment as well as department and university-level correspondence, events, and committees.

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This series contains three subseries which should assist the user in searching for individual advertisements within the Image Files. The first two Access Files subseries are photocopies (called here "job tickets") of all the images in the Image Files arranged in two different ways. The first group of job tickets is arranged as the images are, in number order. The second subseries is an exact copy of the first, but arranged by advertising topic, described below. Each file, however, does not have exactly the same number of items, and so certain series may be missing some individual numbers. The third subseries is the card file, comprised of cards with brief description and indexed terms from the advertisements. The images contain additional information recorded on the verso side.

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The subject files, correspondence, published materials, and other miscellaneous items in this collection generally relate to city government and the history of Durham, North Carolina. The wide variety of subjects addressed by the files held by James R. Hawkins reflect the various issues that concerned the citizens of Durham, and Hawkins as its mayor, during the early1970s.

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The collection is comprised of manuscripts, drafts, and proofs of poems, as well as notes, correspondence, clippings, and printed materials (including serials and anthologies). The collection documents Applewhite's work as a poet and professor of English at Duke University, including his research about Wordsworth. Manuscripts in the collection include Lessons in Soaring: Poems, A History of the River: Poems, and River Writing: An Eno Journal.

There is no boxlist for this accession. Access is RESTRICTED: Written permission is required to view correspondence and business records.

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Feature and short films in Spanish, French, Italian, and English. Includes reels of audio and video film. One set of videocassettes contains Ruiz' interpretation of Dante's Inferno, produced for television by the BBC. Some films deal with social conditions in Chile during the 1960s and 1970s. Others are fabulist films set in various places around the world.

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This accession is an addition to an existing processed collection of materials. The financial records in this accession document the operations, organization, and fund raising activities of ALFA from 1972 to 1993, chiefly from 1977-1993. Included in this collection are: Expense/Income ledgers, financial reports, general meeting minutes, copies of deeds and contracts, business correspondence, fund raising materials, lists of members, donations registers, canceled checks, and bank statements.

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Correspondence with various individuals, organizations, and literary magazines, arranged in alphabetical order. Some correspondence is foldered by subject and incorporated into the alphabetical arrangement. Also included with this accession are miscellaneous published and unpublished poetry and essays, diaries, and miscellaneous clippings and notes.

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Accession (1999-0184) (dated 1953-1998) consists primarily of writings by Alexander Blackburn, including books, articles, clippings, and typescripts of unpublished works. Also included is correspondence with writer Frank Waters and some other letters; memorabilia; and editorial files and an almost complete run of the literary journal, Writer's Forum, which Blackburn edited.

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The accession (2001-0009) documents the behind-the-scenes work required to put together BUST. Materials include issues 1-15 of the magazine; layouts and copy-editing material; biographies of contributors; article submissions; column material ("Girls,""Fashions,""The Shit," etc.); advertisement documentation; correspondence (letter and electronic mail); press coverage of BUST; promotional material; material related to the publication and promotion of the book The BUST Guide to the New Girl Order; and a variety of graphic items, including color (9) and black-and-white photographs (6), original black-and-white ink drawings, and color prints (23), as well as color slides (12).

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Records of the American Economic Review (225,000 items, dated 1886-1998), specifically journal office files with correspondence, manuscript, book review, and referee files (1969-1998). Also records for the organization (1886-1984) and for its Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP 1972-1993), including histories, reports, minutes, statistics, as well as membership, account, conference, board member, misc., and newsletter or editorial office files. Some CSWEP material is also present as 371 machine-readable records. There is a small set of journal office records for the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL 1975, 1984-1994 and n.d.) In addition, there are 50 black-and-white photographs of former association presidents, a 39"x10" black-and-white group photograph taken at an unidentified meeting, 48 rolls of microfilm from the various journals, 63 microfiche of JEL correspondence ([1968]-1980), and 7 reel-to-reel audiotapes.