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Hubbard Case

Springsteen's manuscript Born to Run Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen Manuscript, 1974

This small exhibit includes a hand written notebook page from the 1974 first draft of Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run. This manuscript will be on display in Perkins Library May 8-11, 2014 and on display in Rubenstein Library May 12-June 27, 2014. For more information visit the library blog, or contact Meg Brown

Perkins Gallery

Gil Blas periodicalCheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Paris's Cabaret Culture, 1880-1939

This exhibit highlights the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s substantial collection of French graphic and print materials related to cabarets artistiques. This exhibition focuses on rare books as well as periodicals, programs, scores and other ephemera related to the intersection of music and the visual arts in late-nineteenth and early twentieth-century Parisian cabarets.

Start: February 19, 2014| End: May 12, 2014| Perkins Gallery


Student Wall

April 15-July 15, 2014
Global Expressions of Classical Islam  This exhibition was created by students of Professor Mona Hassan's Spring 2014 class "Introduction to Islamic Cuivilization, Part One" as part of their research on the fluorescence of Muslim culture and learning across Afro-Eurasia. 

Students may propose month-long exhibitions for the Student Wall in Perkins Library, view the calendar of upcoming exhibits and open slots. For more information, email Meg Brown at meg.brown@duke.edu

Campus Club Exhibit Wall

Kim Sims, University Archives, Duke University Libraries

May 1-August 20, 2014

Guardians of History  This exhibit features seven archivists working in the Technical Services Department at Duke University's Rubenstein Library. It reveals our intimate relationship with the historical materials we work with, why we are drawn to the mission of preserving history, and how our work makes it possible for researchers, historians, writers, and the general public to discover and experience intimate connections between their lives and historical materials. 

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community may propose month-long exhibitions for the Campus Club Exhibit Wall in Perkins Library, just around the corner from the Student Wall. View the calendar of upcoming exhibits and open slots. For more information, email Meg Brown at meg.brown@duke.edu

Traveling Exhibitions 

Marshall Meyer travelling exhibit"I Have No Right to Be Silent": The Human Rights Legacy of the Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer

This traveling exhibit consists of 12, 3-by-6 banners with text and imagery that draws on the rich and powerful collection of documents contained in the Marshall T. Meyer papers. Some of those materials include intimate family photos, moving letters from prisoners, internal government memos and rare human rights publications. The exhibit traveled to New York City in January 2011, where it opened at B'nai Jeshurun from January and closed in March. Texto en Español.


NC Mutual"Soul & Service": The North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, 115 Years and Counting

This Durham institution is the nation's oldest and largest insurance company with roots in the African American community. The photos and documents featured in the presentation were drawn from the North Carolina Mutual Company Archives, jointly held by the Rubenstein Library and the University Archives and Records Special Collections at North Carolina Central University. 

 Start: October 24, 2013| End: December 20, 2013| The Porch of the Center for Documentary Studies