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Frances D. Acomb papers, 1953 - 1975

0.5 Linear Feet 500 Items
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Frances D. Acomb (1907-1984) served as a professor of history at Duke University from 1945 to 1975. She specialized in French history. The Acomb papers contain correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, and printed matter dealing with Acomb's study of European history, particularly Jacques Mallet Du Pan; as well as the Duke University chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the American Association of University Women, and other professional organizations. English.
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Duke University/University of North Carolina Center for Research on Women records, 1982 - 1992

30.5 Linear Feet 20,500 Items
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The Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women was founded in 1982 as a collaborative endeavor between Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to promote Women's Studies scholarship, research, and curriculum development in the South. The project was originally named the Duke-UNC Women's Studies Research Center, but changed its name to the Duke-UNC Center for Research on Women in 1987. The Center operated with support from the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, smaller grants from local foundations, and institutional backing from Duke and UNC. The records contain correspondence, reports, grant documents, audiotapes, a videotape, and other materials relating to the Center for Research on Women. Major subjects include women's studies curriculum development and research, pay equity, and the relationships between race, class, and gender. Materials range in date from 1982 to 1992. English.
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Triangle Raging Grannies records, 1998-2015

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Raging Grannies is an activist organization that promotes peace, justice and social and economic equality by raising consciousness through song and satire. They also aim to challenge stereotypical assumptions about advocacy and aging. This collection contains materials documenting the Triangle chapter of the Raging Grannies in North Carolina from 1998-2015.
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1998-1999 Box 1, Folder 1-2

2000-2009 Box 1, Folder 3-4

2010-2015 Box 1, Folder 5-7

Frank Baker collection of Methodist circuit plans, 1777-1984 and undated

8.5 Linear Feet Approx. 2000 items
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Consists predominantly of circuit plans from the Methodist Church (Great Britain) and the earlier churches that merged to form it in 1907 and 1932: the Wesleyan Methodist Church, the Primitive Methodist Church, the United Methodist Free Churches, and the United Methodist Church (Great Britain). These circuit plans, collected by Frank Baker, document the history, growth, and organization of the itinerancy, established by John Wesley in the early years of the church when Methodism began to spread into the rural areas of England. The plans feature detailed schedules of where the itinerant preachers, known as circuit riders, were to appear and preach each week.
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United States Army materials relating to the American Civil War, 1860s-1890s

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The United States Army, also referred to as the Northern, Union, or Federal army, fought against the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. This collection was assembled by Rubenstein Library out of miscellaneous and disparate archival and manuscript collections, including: U.S. Army units and regimental records, inventories, and orders; as assorted letters and correspondence from various Army soldiers and officers; maps, letterheads, and blank forms, all created or produced during the Civil War era. Many materials relate to troop movements; inventories of supplies, equipment, troops, and food; enlistment, pay, and service histories of various members of the U.S. Army; activities of particular regiments; action or battles against the Confederacy; examples of personal letters to and from soldiers' family members; reports and summaries of war conditions in Southern territories (poverty and hunger in Southern towns, destruction and seizure of property, and the difficult circumstances facing newly-freed Black populations); and other assorted bureaucratic and administrative Army records.
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1st Connecticut Artillery (Heavy) narrative history, 1864 Box 1

Army of the Tennessee records, 1864-1865 Box 1

St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church fan collection, 1940s

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St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in Durham, N.C. in 1869. The church fan collection consists of 16 fans distributed to congregation members. Fans depict on one side devotional and pastoral scenes; on the other side are religious and promotional messages from various Durham, N.C. African American-owned businesses. Businesses represented include automotive repair shops, bakeries, flower shops, funeral parlors, grocery stores and laundry services. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.
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1. African American children praying, 1940s Box 1

2. African American girl and woman watering flowers, 1940s Box 1

3. African American woman with basket of peaches, 1940s Box 1

Tombs of the Middle East postcard collection, 1890s-1920s

0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
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Collection consists of postcards, with photographs or printed images of tombs, worship places, and cemetery monuments from locations across the Middle East region, including Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, and India. Some images of Christian, Judaic, and Muslim holy and religious sites.
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Nadia Sablin photographs, 2008-2014

1.5 Linear Feet (39 13x19 photographs in one box.)
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This collection includes 39 photographic prints comprising the series Aunties, by Nadia Sablin, the 2014 CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography Award Winner. Aunties is a series of photographs detailing the lives of two unmarried sisters living in a Russian village.
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Jennifer Stratton photographs, 2014-2015

23 item (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
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This collection includes 23 photographic prints comprising the series Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait. Photographs taken by Jennifer Jacklin Stratton throughout the state of North Carolina in 2014-2015.
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Julia Penelope papers, ca. 1986-1999

3 Linear Feet 1800 Items
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This accession continues to document Julia Penelope's life as a lesbian and feminist activist and academic. Materials include correspondence and financial records; lecture notes and writings by Penelope dealing with subjects that include linguistics, lesbian communities, lesbian separatists, and coming out; subject files; and book reviews of works by Penelope and others. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. For information on earlier accessions, please consult the Duke Library online catalog.