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Halloween in the Library, Oct. 31

Special Open House and "Eeks-ibit" for Duke Students

When: Monday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Rare Book Room, Perkins Library

Stop by the Rare Book Room between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and celebrate Halloween with the staff of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

We'll be dragging out some of the creepiest and most macabre items from the shadowy depths of the library's vaults. Among the many strange and gruesome items on display will be cases of glass eyeballs from our History of Medicine Collections, Renaissance-era amputating saws, horror comics from the 1950s and 1960s, the earliest known illustration of Frankenstein’s monster, a letter signed by Bela Lugosi, centuries-old treatises on witchcraft, apparitions, the supernatural, and much, much more. All of these items are part of the library's special collections, although they are seldom seen by light of day.

This event is free and open to the living and the dead. There will be candy.

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Posted 24 October 2011

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