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The United Family Gazette and envelope, 1840-1895

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Collection comprises a handwritten copy of the Gazette (11 pgs, handstitched), plus an envelope. The Gazette contained a personal and detailed account of the marriage of Charlotte Elizabeth Octavia Collinson (1817-1850) to Charles Stansfield Rawson (1812-1863). The writer of the account was unidentified, but was probably one of Collinson's sisters. There are sections on the bridesmaids, ceremony, cake, wedding breakfast, and other celebrations, as well as desciptions of various family members. Rawson lived at Nether Wasdale, Cumberland, and married Charlotte at Boldon Church on Feb. 18, 1840. Later, two of their sons went to Queensland, where they made a fortune in ranching and pioneered the settlement of Mckay. The envelope, postmarked 1895, is illustrated and addressed to E. Rawson, Imperial Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland.

John Willis photographs, 2009-2011

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John Willis created these six composite color images to articulate and consider the connections between photographic portraits taken by the Khmer Rouge of young people in Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh, where an estimated 14,000-20,000 victims were executed from about 1975-1979, and images of deteriorating mural frescoes at the Emperor's Palace, also in Phnom Penh. The portraits are said to be of prison workers, and were exhibited in 2008 at the prison, now a genocide museum. Five of the historical photographs are portraits; the sixth shows a group of what appears to be Khmer Rouge soldiers in uniform. The photographer's images show that the original photographs on exhibit were defaced with graffiti and other marks by visitors to the museum. The neglected Emperor's Palace frescoes, whose images flank the victim's portraits in Willis' work, depict scenes from the Cambodian epic poem, the Reamker, which speaks to human issues of love, revenge, loyalty, and trust. The color inkjet prints were created from 2009 to 2011. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
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John Willis photographs, 2009-2011 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Eliza Wilson diary, 1854-1860

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May be the author Eliza Wilson (Mrs. Robert Wilson) of Kirkdale, Liverpool, England. Entries describe the social life and travel of a British woman living in India with General Craigie, his wife, and daughters. They left England in November 1854, traveled by ship with stops in Egypt, and arrived in Madras in January 1855. The group lived in Madras but journeyed to other cities in southern India, including Bangalore, Mysore, and Vellore. There are references to the Sepoy Rebellion, 1856-1858, before Wilson departed India in 1860.
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Eliza Wilson diary, 1854-1860 0.3 Linear Feet

Woman's suffrage realia and ephemera collection, 1850s-1920, undated

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Collection contains objects and ephemera relating to the women's suffrage movement in the United Kingdom and United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Various pro- and anti-suffrage perspectives are represented. The items include banners, textiles, buttons, pins, and badges, along with other related handbills and printed materials.

Women's Guild of Arts records, 1902-1949 and undated

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The Women's Guild of Arts was founded in England in 1907 by textile designer and jeweller May Morris, and grew to about 60 members. The organization offered female artists an alternative to the Art Workers' Guild, the artists' association established in 1884 to encourage excellence in the fine and applied arts, and from which women were excluded until the 1960s. Collection comprises primarily 81 letters from 29 members of the Women's Guild of Arts between 1902 and 1949. There are 7 additional documents, including draft resolutions, certificates, lists, and notes.
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Women's Social and Political Union scrapbook, 1908-1917, undated

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Collection comprises a scrapbook (96 pages) featuring primarily newspaper and magazine clippings that document the leaders, activists, actions and activities of the Women's Social and Political Union between 1908 and 1917. The unidentified compiler was likely a member of the organization, for she included handwritten labels identifying unnamed participants and often provided handwritten commentary on actions taken or the treatment of women imprisoned. In several cases, she was also able to obtain autographs of individual suffragists. Events documented include the 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, the memorial for Emily Wilding Davison, Rosa May Billinghurst, the Coronation procession, and the suffragist's bombing of Westminster Abbey. Other topics include what men did to get the vote; voting as a right; forcible feedings and other injuries the women sustained; marches, speeches, and gatherings of support; the work of the Pankhursts; women's activities in support of the war in Europe; the organization's offices; and international supporters of women's suffrage. Includes several items laid-in.
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Women's Social and Political Union scrapbook, 1908-1917, undated 0.9 Linear Feet

World War II propaganda collection, 1939-1945

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The collection includes pro-Allied, anti-Allied, pro-Axis, and anti-Axis propaganda leaflets and broadsides that were distributed in Europe and the Pacific war zones with the aim of damaging enemy morale and sustaining the morale of the occupied countries. Also includes a set of Special Service I.B.S. posters warning soldiers against venereal disease.
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Propaganda leaflets by Allies for Europe (in German), 1940-1945 6 folders Box 1

Witness to Guantanamo Video Collection, 2009-2017

10 Terabytes (High (ProRes) and low (MP4) resolution Apple MOV files.)
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One hundred fifty-three video files of interviews with 149 former detainees and others -- attornies, chaplains, guards, government officials, human rights advocates, journalists -- who witnessed the impact of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the post-911 years. An additional 346 files, short clips extracted from the interviews featured on the Witness to Guantanamo site, are also included.
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W. M. Piatt and Company records, 1914-1973

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Collection comprises correspondence, blueprints, proposals relating to construction or the improvement of sewage and wastewater treatment systems. Includes substantial amounts of material on the sewage treatment system for Winston-Salem and Durham, North Carolina. Other North Carolina localities and clients documented in the collection are Burlington Mills, Claremont, Cooleemee, Cothran, Cramertown, Dallas, Erwin Mills, Fairbanks Morse Company, Mooresville, Mebane, North Wilkesboro, and Wake Forest.
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Judy Woodruff papers, 1980-2009 and undated

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Judy Woodruff is a broadcast journalist covering U.S. politics whose career has spanned work at NBC, CNN, and PBS. This collection documents her professional life, consisting of extensive research and subject files, correspondence including viewer mail, speaking appearances and engagements, and service including the Duke University Board of Trustees and the Interntional Women's Media Foundation.
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Ruth Zalph Papers, 1988-2019

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Ruth Zalph is a Chapel Hill-based activist for peace, founding member of the Triangle Raging Grannies, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Triangle Chapter. This collection documents Ruth Zalph's activist engagements including public appearances and relations, letters to the editor, protests, arrests and court records, and documentation of her national and international travels for peace activism.
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Arrest Records, 2018 Box 1

Buttons by Ruth, circa 2012 Box 1

Viscountess Emily Anne Beaufort Smyth Strangford Journal, 1859-1860

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Author of travel books on the Near East. Married 8th Viscount Strangford in 1862. Chiefly a journal of 141 pages (1859 Apr. 10-1860 July 7) describing a trip to Turkey and Lebanon, Apr.-Sept. 1859, and to Greece, May-July 1860. Beginning in Smyrna, Viscountess Strangford travelled to Rhodes, Mersin, Tripoli, Beirut, Baalbek, Athens, Attica, Pentelicus, Constantinople, and Belgrade. She described the locales, social life and customs of the Lebanese, a Druze wedding, and fighting between the Druzes and Christians. Included are drawings and other sheets laid in, including one in French, possibly by Marius Fontane. Also includes an albumen print of Viscountess Strangford.
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Viscountess Emily Anne Beaufort Smyth Strangford Journal, 1859-1860 0.2 Linear Feet 2 items

Sugoroku (Japanese board games) collection, 1896-circa 1950

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Sugoroku are Japanese games similar to snakes and ladders, which in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were sometimes included in newspapers and children's magazines. Includes 26 sugoroku games (some items are double-sided), primarily dating from the 1910s to 1930s, with a few earlier and later.
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American Economic and Tax Reform Pamphlets and Ephemera, 1919-1984

2 Linear Feet 1000 Items
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This is a collection of pro-Libertarian literature, which includes a wide range of conservative viewpoints. Accession (2009-0196) (1000 items; 2.0 lin. ft.; dated 1919-1984) consists of pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, brochures, and other publications and periodicals from a variety of pro-libertarian and right wing organizations, including the American Economic Foundation and the National Economic Council, Inc. Topics include free market capitalism, price stabilization, the elimination or reduction of taxes, anti-communism, the Federal Reserve, inflation and the gold standard, the Marshall Plan, and foreign aid.
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Charlotte Taft papers, 1977-1999

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Charlotte Taft is an abortion counselor and activist. Her papers contain clippings and articles documenting various aspects of the struggle for abortion rights as well as brochures from abortion clinics.
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Doris Thompson journal and log book of voyage aboard the S.S. Tetela, 1935 Mar. 25-Jun. 5

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"Stewardess" aboard the ship; resident of Grimsby[?], England Collection comprises a manuscript journal and log book (59 pgs+ blanks) authored by Thompson while on a voyage between England and Jamaica from March 25 to April 28, 1935. However, the journal actually closes with a description of her train trip home on April 29. Includes Thompson's 33 black-and-white photographs, 2 telegrams she received from a Captain Greenhill, her certificate of discharge, and an Irish sweepstakes ticket for the Derby syndicate (dated June 5) that she purchased during the voyage. In addition, Thompson copied into the journal a 3-pg informational article on bananas, written by H.C. Bower, and kept a record of the ship's log for the trip. The S.S. Tetela was a cargo and occasional passenger ship that belonged to the banana-importing firm Elders & Fyffes, a wholly owned subsidiary of the United Fruit Company.
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Doris Thompson journal and log book of voyage aboard the S.S. Tetela, 1935 Mar. 25-Jun. 5 0.2 Linear Feet 1 v.

Admittance cards, 1811-1880

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.Admittance, matriculation, and "Order of Lecture" cards are from a number of medical students from 1811-1880 in the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical College, Long Island College Hospital (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Harvard University Medical School, Philadelphia School of Anatomy, New Hampshire Medical Institution, Berkshire Medical Institution, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital (London, England). They contain the autographs of the most eminent professors of the day: i.e., Samuel Gross, Franklin Bache, Benjamin Rush, Austin Flint, Samuel Jackson, S. Weir Mitchell, J. K. Mitchell, Charles D. and James A Meigs, John Barclay Biddle, et al. The St. Bartholomew's Hospital card is signed by Ludford Harvey, John P. Vicent, and John Abernethy, the latter (1764-1831) being an eminent English surgeon and founder of the Medical School of St Bartholomew's. The "Order of Lecture" cards from Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania list curricula, faculty and their residences, schedules of lectures and texts.Admittance cards, 1850-1853, are for courses at the Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. They include two matriculation cards for William D. Watson of Chatham County, N. C., dated Nov., 1850, and Oct., 1852, and an examination card Oct., 1852-1853, which is signed by Dr. S. Weir Mitchell as professor of Anatomy, Surgery and Physiology. Dr. Watson returned to Chatham County after his graduation. His house was destroyed during the Civil War. The portion of his medical library saved and stored in a neighboring attic eventually was placed in the historical Collection of the library of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.
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Admittance cards, 1811-1880 0.2 Linear Feet (98 cards; 1 box)

Lectures on materia medica by Prof. Roerig..., 1858-1859 and undated

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M. Almina Stratton was a student in the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. She received her M.D. in the second class the college graduated in 1859. Collection comprises manuscript notes (61 pages) maintained by M. Almina Stratton for her class in Materia Medica, entitled "Lectures on Materia Medica By Prof. Roerig, delivered in the Female Medical College In the session of 1858-9." Contains an additional 8 pages of her rules and advice for young ladies regarding gentlemen callers, proper behavior, and letter writing.
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Volume Volume 1

Lectures on materia medica by Prof. Roerig..., 1858-1859 and undated 0.7 Linear Feet (1 item)

Photograph of suffragists, approximately 1918

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Collection comprises a stannotype photograph showing five female suffragists standing in a row. One woman holds a banner from the Equal Suffrage League of St. Louis, Mo. Another has a "Votes for Women" sticker on a suitcase at her feet.
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Photograph Oversize-folder 1

Photograph of suffragists, approximately 1918 0.9 Linear Feet (1 item)

West Indies Travel Diary, 1885 Feb. 2-Apr. 10

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Journal of an unidentified young woman traveling with her father to the West Indies in 1885. The author described her voyage; entertainment and social engagements in the West Indies (where she and her family were guests of the Governor, Sir Henry Norman); her observations of the people of the West Indies; and her return voyage to Plymouth.
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West Indies Travel Diary, 1885 Feb. 2-Apr. 10 0.2 Linear Feet 1 item

Duke Chinese Dance records, 2010-ongoing

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The Duke Chinese Dance Troupe (DCD) was established at Duke University in the 1990s as an organization of students presenting Chinese dance and Chinese/Chinese-American culture to the Duke, Durham, and surrounding North Carolinian communities. DCD records contain the website, and materials used for planning, performing and documenting annual performances including the Duke Chinese Dance Showcase also known as the LNY (Lunar New Year), and the Fallcase.
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DCD performance planning, documents, and media, 2015-2016 Digital-materials UA.31.07.0018-SET-0001

DCD performance planning, documents, and media, 2016-2017 Digital-materials UA.31.07.0018-SET-0002

DCD performance planning, documents, and media, 2017-2018 Digital-materials UA.31.07.0018-SET-0001

John Buettner-Janusch Letters and Clippings, 1979-1992 and undated

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John Buettner-Janusch was a professor at Duke University in the 1960s who was convicted of manufacturing illegal drugs in his New York University laboratory in the 1970s and of sending poisoned candy to a New York judge and another Duke professor in 1987.
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Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity records, 1988-2012

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The Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, originally the University Center for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Life, was founded in October 1994. The CSGD works to create an environment of inclusivity, support, and advocacy for the Duke LGBTQ community. The collection contains records related to the establishment of the Center, records for the LGBT Task Force, materials related to policies on same sex unions at Duke Chapel and harassment, strategic plans, reports, subject files, and events planning materials.
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LGBT Task Force, 1991-2001 14 folders Box 1

LGBT Task Force, confidential, 1998-1999 Box 1

Survey reports, 1999, 2001 Box 1

Turkish political posters collection, circa 1914, 1943-2016 and undated

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Collection comprises 176 Turkish political posters, including three duplicates. There are seven series of posters: Korean War, NATO, Historical significance, Commemoration of Ottoman historical figures, Republican-era historical figures, Leftist, and Presidency of the Turkish Republic. In the first, sixteen posters extoll the achievements of the Turkish Armed Forces command or Turkish Brigade in the Korean War between November 1950 and July 1953. In the second series, one poster represents Turkey's relationship to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and another reflects the naval and air force maneuvers of NATO's Southern Command, Greece, and Turkey at Weld Fast in 1953. The third series includes 27 posters that celebrate events of historic national significance and depict international political figures together with Turkish leaders. The fourth series includes four posters that commemorate Ottoman historical figures, including admiral Barbaros Hayrettin, and sultans Mehmet V, Mehmed II, and Selim I. The fifth series includes 14 posters of Repulican-era historical figures, including portraits of World War II generals and political figures. The sixth series contains 63 leftist political posters with political slogans, as well as calls for meetings and demonstrations; most of them date from the second half of the 1970's. The seventh series contains 50 posters issued by the Presidency of the Turkish Republic regarding the failed coup attempt of 15 July 2016.
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Korean War Series, 1950-1953

Wanted Posters collection, 1914-1988

3 Linear Feet 2350 Items
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Miscellaneous posters collected by Westchester County, New York precinct. Posters of wanted criminals collected by an unknown police detective in Westchester County, New York. Posters are from the United States and Canada. Collection includes some well-known criminals such as Lester Gillis, alias Baby Face Nelson; Mary Evelyn Frechette, alias Mrs. John Dillinger; Arthur “Doc” Barker; mobster Roger Touhy; and bank robber Frank Nash. Radicals from 1970s include Weather Underground member Cathlyn Platt Wilkerson, Symbionese Liberation Army member Kathleen Soliah; and Black Liberation Army fugitives JoAnne Chesimard (Assata Shakur) and brother Mutulu Shakur.
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Wholesale Jewelry Catalogs, 1966-1995

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Trade catalogs of jewelry prepared for individual local retail stores.
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Wholesale Jewelry Catalogs, 1966-1995 0.4 Linear Feet

William Martin collection of photographs of the W. E. B. Du Bois family and others, early 1860s-circa 1914

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The Du Bois family and the related Gomer family identified as African Americans of mixed-race descent and were based in Massachusetts and Iowa. Collection consists of eleven albumen and early gelatin silver photographs dating from the early 1860s to the early 1910s, featuring portraits of Alfred Du Bois (circa 1833-?), father of African American author, educator, and activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963); Nina Gomer Du Bois (circa 1870-1950), wife of W.E.B. Du Bois; and Nina Yolande Du Bois (1900 or 1901-1961), daughter of W.E.B. and Nina Du Bois. Other images are of unidentified women and children, some African American and some of indeterminate race. There are also two group photos: an elementary school class that includes W.E.B. Du Bois as a child; and one of the Carnegie Hall Conference "Committee of Twelve," all African American men, with Booker T. Washington and other men and women. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American Culture and History at Duke University.
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Alfred Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois' father, with another unidentified male, early 1860s? Box 1, Image RL.11953-P-0001

W.E.B. Du Bois in elementary school class photograph, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, circa 1877 Box 1, Image RL.11953-P-0002

Nina Gomer Du Bois as a child?, circa 1873 Box 1, Image RL.11953-P-0003

Todd Webb photographs, 1948-1979, bulk 1948-1951

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Collection consists of 25 gelatin silver prints of images taken in France by noted American photographer Todd Webb. The majority were taken from 1948 to 1951, with some from the 1970s, on the streets of Paris, particularly in the Latin Quarter, with other images from small towns and rural areas in Provence and one from Le Cannet, on the French Riviera. Subjects include streets, storefronts, squares, restaurants, outdoor advertising, doorways, and other city scenes, some with pedestrians and other figures. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.
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Tijuana Bibles collection, 1930s-1998

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Tijuana Bibles, also known as eight-pagers or dirty little books, were small eight-page publications of cartoon erotica and pornography that became popular during the 1930s and 1940s. This collection includes about 400 Tijuana Bibles, some of them duplicates; a few folders of erotica drawings and drafts by an unknown artist; and printed material about Tijuana Bibles, published from the 1970s through the 1990s.
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Roundell Tristram Toke diaries and photographs from military service in China and Japan, 1900, 1905-1907

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Roundell Tristram Toke (1896-1957) was a British Army officer from Folkestone, England who was stationed in China during the Boxer Rebellion, and in Japan during the Russo-Japanese War. Collection comprises diaries and photographs documenting in detail his military service in China and Japan during the Boxer Rebellion, 1900, and Russo-Japanese War, 1905 to 1907. The first diary is set in China; the other three in Japan. All four contain daily descriptions of weather, social and administrative activities, military engagements, rations, medical training, diplomacy, and other details, with some sketches of formations and drill patterns. The diaries are accompanied by 146 photographs from China and Japan. The earlier group shows officers and soldiers from the eight allied nations, ruins and battle sites, and other scenes in Tianjin and Beijing following the Boxer Rebellion, 1900; later images show civilians and street life; military camps; drills; equipment; engagements; Russian war prisoners and their camps; towns; landscapes; harbors; and a few social gatherings. The collection also includes Toke's leather cigar case, inscribed on the inside with his postings with dates, beginning with Weihai, China, 1900.
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Diary of military service in China, 1900 January-December 1 Volumes (In custom box with two other volumes.) Box 1

Diary of military service in Japan, 1905 January-1906 December 2 Volumes (In custom box with one other volume.) Box 1

Diary of military service in Japan and China, 1907 June 10-November 4 1 Volumes (Housed in custom-made box.) Box 2

Clinton White Toms Memorial scrapbook, 1928-1936

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Clinton W. Toms (1868-1936) was a trustee of Duke University from 1901-1932, and was president of Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company from 1928-1936. The collection consists of a 13x15 inch scrapbook, unbound, containing 19 double-sided pages. The book includes materials from Toms' memorial service and death, such as letters of condolence (all within their original envelopes), calling cards, newspaper clippings, and obituaries; as well as containing correspondence between him and his children, and other miscellaneous materials collected and preserved over the later years of his life.
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Clinton White Toms Memorial scrapbook, 1928-1936 2 Linear Feet (1 item)

Mary McCornack Thompson Diaries, 1887-1962

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Mary McCornack Thompson was an American Presbyterian missionary who spent over forty years (1889-1932) traveling and teaching in South Africa and Rhodesia. The collection contains diaries, and a few letters. Main subjects are missionary life and travel in Africa. Materials range in date between 1887-1962.
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Edward Alston Thorne papers, 1820-1909

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Edward Alston Thorne was a white Confederate Army ordnance officer from Littleton, N.C. Collection comprises business and personal correspondence, legal documents, and other papers relating to Thorne's service in the Confederate Army (mainly in Virginia and North Carolina), his farming operations, and his activity as tax assessor of Halifax County.
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Theodore Child letter, to Samuel Putnam Avery, 1886, Jun. 4

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The letter from Theodore Child to Samuel Putnam Avery refers to acquisition of Grolier-bound volume now in the Trent Collection at Duke University Medical Center Library: Benedetti's Anatomice, 1527.
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Theodore Child letter, to Samuel Putnam Avery, 1886, Jun. 4 1 items

Oyntment of Tobacca, 18th century

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Medical receipt on a single sheet of paper in an anonymous hand for an ointment made with olive oil, green tobacco, white wine, turpentine, and bee's wax. Below this, a recipe for "Lucatellus Oyntment or Balsome." On the verso, in a different hand, is a receipt for "Dr. Meades emultion for the lungs." A note in a different hand states "out of an ancient book of prescriptions culinary & medical from circa 1650."
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Oyntment of Tobacca, 18th century 1 items

Petition by the citizens of Cripple Creek, Virginia, to Jeff Davis, President of the Confederacy, 1864 July 15

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Petition addressed "To his Excellency--The President of the Confederate States of America" from the citizens of Cripple Creek, Wythe County, Va. requesting the exemption of Dr. C.C. Campbell, the family physician for the area, to be exempted, detailed, and left in the area.
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Letter, Vienna, anonymous writer to Alexander Marcet, 1804, Jan. 17

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Holograph, with signature page missing. Writer's references to Waterhouse and Jenner signal his involvement in the promotion of vaccination. Writer also communicates his surprise at Frank's decision to take up a post at the University of Vilna.
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Letter, Vienna, anonymous writer to Alexander Marcet, 1804, Jan. 17 1 items

Duke Ballroom Dance Club records, 2017-2020

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Duke Ballroom Dance Club (DBDC) is a student organization specializing in the American style of Rhythm and Smooth ballroom dances including cha-cha; foxtrot; rumba; swing; tango; waltz; Viennese waltz; and more. Duke Ballroom Dance Club records are administrative documents including the constitution; leadership position lists; waivers; and DanceSport rulebooks.In 2020, the group officially became a part of Duke Sport Clubs, changing its name to Duke Club Ballroom Dance (DCBD).
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DBDC - Year 1, 2017-2018 .6 Gigabytes Digital-materials UA.31.11.0004-SET-0001

DBDC - Year 2, 2018-2019 1.2 Gigabytes Digital-materials UA.31.11.0004-SET-0001

DBDC - Year 3, 2019-2020 .2 Gigabytes Digital-materials UA.31.11.0004-SET-0001

Dance Program Performance films, 1990-2012

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The Dance Program Performance Films are a video record of the performances put on by the Duke Dance Program from 1990-2012.
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Duke Inquiries into Social Relations records, 2014

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A report and presentation slideshow regarding social and gender relations among undergraduates. The report was released in April 2014.
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Duke Inquiries into Social Relations records, 2014 2 items

Bridget Booher collection on Sheldon Robert Harte, 1933-1941, 1987-1991

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In 1990, Bridget Booher began research on Duke alum, Sheldon Robert Harte, for a final paper for her history course. Harte worked as a secretary and security guard for Leon Trotsky. Harte was killed following a raid of the Trotsky compound in 1940. This collection contains Booher's research materials including correspondence from alumni with recollections of Harte, Booher's notes, and copies of Harte's submissions to the literary magazine, The Archive.
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Writings by Sheldon Robert Hart for The Archive, 1933-1937 Box 1

New Bern (N.C.) Merchant's Ledger C, 1767-1785

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Ledger of an unknown merchant in New Bern, N.C. Transactions appear chronologically by account holder, and reflect the sale of general merchandise, such as cloth and clothing, food, rum, seed, pitch, tar, and turpentine. Accounts were settled with either cash or goods. Formerly known as Anonymous ledger C, 1767-1776.
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New Bern Merchant's Ledger, 1467-1776 1 volume; 482 pages

New Bern (N.C.) Merchant's Ledger C, 1767-1785 0.5 Linear Feet 1 item

Nathan Carter Newbold family papers, 1848-1952 and undated

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North Carolina family active in education, law enforcement, farming, and slavery. The bulk of the papers relate to Nathan Carter Newbold and his relatives, including his father William A. Newbold and grandfather William Newbold (Sheriff of Pasquotank County, North Carolina), his first wife Mabel Wooten, and his second wife Eugenia Bradsher. Nathan Carter Newbold was the Director of the Division of Negro Education for the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction from 1913-1950. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, photographs, financial and property records dating from the 1840s, and recorded speeches given at Nathan Carter Newbold's retirement dinner. Some photographs have been identified as being of South Carolina during the late 19th century-early 20th century, which include portraits, street scenes (in Charleston), sail boats, as well as a few photographs of people of color, including photographs of "Lascar Sailors."Some photographs are of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during the 1890s. Many of the legal and financial papers were generated by Nathan Carter Newbold's father and grandfather. The bulk of the correspondence relates to Nathan Carter Newbold's role as an administrator for North Carolina public schools and to his tenure as the Director of the Division of Negro Education during segregation and Jim Crow.
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New England girls' summer camps photograph album, 1916-1917

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Collection comprises a photograph album in two sections, containing a total of 261 black-and-white prints that feature the athletic and social activities of young female campers. The photographs were taken by an unidentified teenage girl. The first section of the album comprises 51 photographs (with captions) taken during the summer of 1916, twenty-six of them at Camp Mascoma, in Enfield, N.H., including shots of the Shaker Bridge and scenes of campers canoeing and swimming, among other activities. There are also 8 photos taken at Lost River, near North Woodstock, N.H.; 6 photos of girls with other family members at Wollaston Beach in Quincy, Mass.; and 11 photos of Boston's Franklin Park, a children's May Party, and other activities. The second section of the album contains 210 photographs (of which only 35 have captions and 10 are loose) taken during the summer of 1917 at Camp Teconnet on China Lake in China, Me. These photographs picture campers swimming, canoeing, playing basketball, doing calisthenics, posing singly and in small groups, etc. There are also many photographs of campers dressed in elaborate costumes (of dowagers, gypsies, clowns, Native Americans, etc.), including several featuring campers in male attire, impersonating Charlie Chaplin, WWI soldiers, playboys, waiters, etc.
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New England girls' summer camps photograph album, 1916-1917 0.6 Linear Feet

Jonathan Kennon Smith papers, circa 1780s-2008

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This collection holds miscellaneous papers (192 items; dated 1649-1971) including originals and copies of letters, Bible records, pictures, and printed works relating to the history of the Pearson, Smith, and Thompson families who migrated from England to Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and finally to Arkansas; letters, legal papers, historical notes, genealogy, military records, cemetery records, pictures, and maps pertaining to the history of Benton County, Tenn.; copies of the Civil War letters of Stephen W. Holliday, 55th Tennessee Regt., C.S.A.; anecdotes of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest; Melton family genealogy; and Smith family albums. A later addition (283 items, dated 1774-1986) includes information pertaining to the genealogy of several related families (including the Thompson and Wyly families, as well as information on the descendants of Col. Samuel and Mary Webb Smith). Includes printed works on genealogy and other topics compiled by Emma C. C. Brown and Jonathan K. T. Smith (primarily Smith). Also includes: correspondence; legal documents; copies of church records; clippings; writings about the history of Benton County, Tenn., and some of its citizens and communities; photographs; printed and other material on Camden, Tenn.; copy of the diary of Anne William Smith; copy of a portrait of Anne William Smith by Gustavus Grunewald (1847-1848); a recording entitled The Remembrance Pilgrimage about the Smith family of Nymcock, Tenn.; A Century with St. Mark's: An Informal History by Clara L. Cape; and an extensive biographical sketch on Col. Maurice Smith.

M. C. Stoner papers, 1827-1967

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Collection comprises correspondence, legal papers, business records, bills and receipts, photographs, writings, recipes, clippings, and other items relating to the life and career of businessman M.C. (Marshall Clayton) Stoner, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and three generations of the Brewer and Stoner families from Pennsylvania and Maryland. Includes many speeches by George W. Brewer, a lawyer and senator in the Pennsylvania legislature, 1857-1859, and M.C. Stoner's father-in-law. Much of the correspondence and other items relate to coal mining and specifically to M.C. Stoner's Rocky Ridge Mining Company. There are also letters written to Stoner's daughter, Louise, chiefly from male friends.
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Harriet Sanderson Stewart diaries, 1906-1911

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Traveler, diarist, daughter of Reverend Francis Stewart. Three diaries written by affluent British woman traveling with her father. Ms. Stewart recorded her impressions of people and events aboard ships as well as describing accomodations, entertainments, plants, and ways of life in the places she visited. In "Westward Wanderings, 1906-1907" (2 v.), she described her travels in the West Indies, Canada, and the United States (New York City, Boston, and Washington D.C.). Volume I includes a description of the 1907 earthquake in Jamaica. In both volumes Ms. Stewart wrote of her impressions of Black West Indians and her interactions with them. "Eastern Impressions, 1907-1908" (2 v.) documents her journey through Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and North Africa. A third diary, "Scenes from Southern Spain" (1 v.), was written during 1911. Entries are illustrated with numerous watercolors and photographs (including cyanotypes and albumen prints) by Stewart, as well as clippings, postcards, maps, menus, and dried flora.

Dorthea Jane Stephen diary, 1887 April 1 - August 17

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Missionary to India and author of religious works. Cousin to Virginia Woolf; daughter of James Fitzjames Stephen, who was brother to Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf's father. Handwritten diary, 151 full pages, by 16-year-old Dorothea Jane Stephen. Entries document the author's anticipation of Jubilee Day (July 21, 1887, the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign), as well as her activities on the day itself (written in red rather than black ink), and the parties and church services following it. Other topics include her daily life in London and two family trips in England. In particular, Stephen chronicled (through both words and ink drawings) her family, including her mother and two sisters; school classes and examinations; visiting rounds; current fashion, horses, and carriages rides; leisure activities and sports, especially collecting bugs, reading, dancing, and playing lawn tennis; and visiting the coast at Barnstaple, England. She also described sites in London, including Buckingham Palace, St. Jame's Park, Piccadilly, and Kensington Heights.
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Joseph M. Scammell papers, 1910-1952 and undated

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Joseph M. Scammell (1888-1953) was a military historian, author, and educator. His papers comprise two main groups: military history education materials in the form of lectures, curricula, and other course materials, and published and unpublished writings by Scammell and others, chiefly articles and lectures on international and U.S. military history from Classical Greece to World War II. There are also files of personal and professional correspondence, printed materials such as clippings, maps, and diaries. Scrapbooks contain articles on World War II campaigns in Britain, Germany, Latin America, and Turkey.
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Mary J. Scarlett letters and broadside, 1845-1864 and undated

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Dr. Mary J. Scarlett was a Quaker, born in 1822 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She devoted her early years to being a teacher in Chester County, Pennsylvania, then entered and graduated from the Woman's Medical College in 1857. In 1862, she became professor of anatomy at Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania.
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Mary J. Scarlett letters and broadside, 1845-1864 and undated 1.01 Linear Feet (8 items)