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The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program creates distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's library and archival materials in support of teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide; and contributes collaboratively to national and international digital collections initiatives that benefit Duke and the larger research community.

See a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s here! The commercials are a part of the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Archives found at the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.


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Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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The Duke University Archives preserves the historical record of the university. This collection provides access to several key campus publications including the Chanticleer (student yearbook), the Trinity College Historical Papers (series of early faculty publications), as well as other core resources, such as campus course catalogs.
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
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Duke holds one of the world’s largest collections of Confederate imprints, or items printed in the Confederate States of America between secession from the Union and the surrender of the Confederate military forces (December 1860-April 1865). Confederate imprints are notable for their fragility and ephemerality, due to the scarcity of high-quality paper and a lack of large publishing and printing houses in the South, as well as for the view their contents give of military and civilian life in...
Topics: Confederate, Civil War, American history
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
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594
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512,332
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The Glenn R. Negley Collection of Utopian Literature in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 900 works, dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The collection includes utopias and dystopias, works which, according to Dr. Negley, "use the device of a fictional society or state to present views of an ideal (utopian) or less than ideal (dystopian) value structure," especially focused on the political functioning of the...
Duke University Libraries, Jantz Collection
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2,141
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397,435
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The Jantz Collection at Duke Libraries
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
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157
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273,676
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Collection of Divinity School materials from Duke University Libraries
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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333
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244,661
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Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and...
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Works from and about the British Romantic era of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, from the holdings of the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The collection is espec ially rich in the works of Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, including some unique copies, but also includes significant editions of works by Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, Robert Southey, William Wordsworth, and others. Many items in the...
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Duke University Libraries, Ottoman-Turkish Literature
Duke University Libraries, City Directories
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52
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This group represents a small selection of directories from Duke's larger collection. Perkins Library has directories from various cities in the United States and Europe from the 1700s through the 1900s. City directories provide information on businesses, organizations and institutions located within. They also contain an alphabetical listing of citizens, listing the name of the head of household, address and occupational information. Directories may also include a short history of the city,...
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This collection of works of literature by British women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library provides insight not only into the development of the novel, but also of new literary genres in general and the societal forces that gave rise to female authors in the Victorian era. Gothic romances, epistolary novels, and societal "problem" novels are also represented in the collection and attest to the role...
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Duke University Libraries, History of Medicine
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464
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100,212
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The History of Medicine Collections in Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library contains over 20,000 rare books and 4,000 manuscript items, along with numerous prints, photos, and other types of ephemera. The collection strengths are in the following areas: anesthesiology, human sexuality, materia medica, pediatrics, psychiatry, vivisection, and yellow fever.
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Official publications by the British colonial government in Madras [now, Chennai] from 1670 - 1835, including district records; diaries; domestic and overseas political correspondence; dispatches; letters to and from Fort St. George; copies of wills, probates and letters of administration; pleadings in the Mayor’s Court; consultations; and minutes of proceedings.
Duke University Libraries
by Rizal, José, 1861-1896; Mariano, Patricio
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Translation of El Filibusterismo
Duke University Libraries, Advertising
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28
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The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds an extensive collection of correspondence, publications, advertisements, photographs, slides, films, books and serials that document the history of advertising, sales, and marketing over the past two centuries. In addition to the J. Walter Thompson Company Archives, the most comprehensive historical record of any advertising agency, the Center contains the...
Duke University Libraries
by Topsell, Edward, 1572-1625?; Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565; Moffett, Thomas, 1553-1604; Rowland, John, M.D
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Paged continuously
Topic: Zoology
Duke University Libraries
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Includes bibliographical references (p.174-175) and indexes.
Topics: Synoptic problem, Q hypothesis
Duke University Libraries, Travel
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The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University holds extensive collections of travel materials. The collection is rich in travel narratives, travel guides, and in pictorial works related to almost every geographic region. Particularly well represented are the accounts of European travelers abroad from the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, and American travelers from the nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. The collection also...
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
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Duke University Press
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Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals across the humanities, social sciences, and more. Duke University Press has decided to make available via open access a substantial set of its older books that are no longer selling actively. The DUP collection is composed of some of those books; others may be available only via the HathiTrust.
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Includes indexes
Duke University Libraries
by Apollinaire, Guillaume, 1880-1918
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-Ondes. -Étendards. -Casé d'armons. -Luerus des tirs. -Obus couleur de lune. -La tête étoilée
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Press
by Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; White, Newman Ivey, 1892-1948; Brown, Frank Clyde; North Carolina Folklore Society
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Each vol. has also special t.p
Topics: Folklore, Folk songs, English
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries
by Confederated Southern Memorial Association (U.S.); Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization); United Confederate Veterans; United Daughters of the Confederacy
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Description based on: v. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1894); title from cover
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Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Benson, Robert Hugh, 1871-1914
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Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, Utopian Literature
by Mexía, Pedro, 1496?-1552?; Isocrates. To Demonicus. Spanish. 1673
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Palau y Dulcet. Manual del librero hispanoamericano, no. 167284
Topic: Utopias
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. Office of Alumni Affairs
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Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Topic: Duke University
Church and Religious Body Histories
by Sommerville, Charles William, 1867-1938; Carson, Jane D; Sommerville, Betty Guy
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Prepared for publication by Jane D. Carson [and] Betty Guy Sommerville
Topic: Hopewell Presbyterian Church (Mecklenburg County, N.C.)
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Press
by Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore; White, Newman Ivey, 1892-1948; Brown, Frank Clyde; North Carolina Folklore Society
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Each vol. has also special t.p
Topics: Folklore, Folk songs, English
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries
by Evans, Nelson W. (Nelson Wiley), 1842-1913
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Bibliography: p. 352-354
Duke University Libraries
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Includes: "An alphabetical list of the most common Christian names of men and women; and the abbreviations of the said names vulgarly used."
Topics: French language, English language
*ccs 20060419
Topics: Duke University, Duke University. Library. Reference Dept
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
by Harmon, Nolan B. (Nolan Bailey), 1892-; World Methodist Council; United Methodist Church (U.S.). Commission on Archives and History
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Includes index
Topic: Methodist Church
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. Office of Alumni Affairs
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Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
by Harmon, Nolan B. (Nolan Bailey), 1892-; World Methodist Council; United Methodist Church (U.S.). Commission on Archives and History
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Includes index
Topic: Methodist Church
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
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Vols. for 1968- also numbered 143rd- sess., in continuation of the numbering of the earlier title
Topics: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, Methodists
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
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Vols. for 1968- also numbered 143rd- sess., in continuation of the numbering of the earlier title
Topics: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, Methodists
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
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Vols. for 1968- also numbered 143rd- sess., in continuation of the numbering of the earlier title
Topics: United Methodist Church (U.S.). North Carolina Conference, Methodist Church, Methodists
Duke University Libraries, Divinity School
by McEwen, Mildred Morse, 1901-
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Bibliography: p. 200-203
Topic: First United Methodist Church (Charlotte, N.C.)
Duke University Libraries, Advertising
by Larned, W. Livingston (William Livingston), b. 1880; Duke University. Library. Wayne P. Ellis Collection
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Topic: Advertising
Added t.p., engraved: Tho. Cecill, sculp. London, 1669
Topic: Natural history
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Vol 41, no. 7, Sept. 1955 has portrait on cover of Wilburt C. Davison and includes historical sketches of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and the health services at Duke
Topics: Davison, Wilburt C. Wilburt Cornell,Periodical Issue (Wilburt Cornell), 1892-1972, Duke University,...
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Vol 41, no. 7, Sept. 1955 has portrait on cover of Wilburt C. Davison and includes historical sketches of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and the health services at Duke
Topics: Davison, Wilburt C. Wilburt Cornell,Periodical Issue (Wilburt Cornell), 1892-1972, Duke University,...
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, Confederate Imprints
by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
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Duke University Libraries
by Confederated Southern Memorial Association (U.S.); Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization); United Confederate Veterans; United Daughters of the Confederacy
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Description based on: v. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 1894); title from cover
Topic: Confederate States of America. Army
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
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Description based on: v. 47 (1959)
Topics: Duke University, College yearbooks
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. General Alumni Association
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Freshman class directory
Topic: Duke University
Duke University Libraries, University Archives
by Duke University. Office of Alumni Affairs
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Topic: Duke University