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James Buchanan Duke papers, 1777-1999 and undated, bulk 1890s-1930s

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Collection is open for research.

Includes fragile letterbooks and other volumes that require consultation with staff regarding safe handling.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. There may be a 48-hour delay in obtaining these materials.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.


The copyright interests in the papers of James Buchanan Duke have not been transferred to Duke University. For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Special Collections Department.

Register online to request material for use in our reading room and track the status of your requests. Requests for material must be made 2 full business days in advance of your visit. Most of our collections are stored at the Library Service Center, our off-site repository.

[Identification of item], James Buchanan Duke Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University