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The Common Ground We Meet Upon: Exhibit Open House 

Thursday, September, 3:00-5:00 p.m.Ranting Sleazos record cover
Biddle Rare Book Room and Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)

All are invited to attend an open house to meet the curators and tour the new exhibition highlighting music collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Several women's history collections with a focus on music as protest are featured, including records from Ladyslipper, Inc., protest songs by Meredith Tax, and music zines from the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibit is on display through November 1, 2016, in the Biddle Rare Book Room. Light refreshments will be served in the Holsti room nearby. 

Ranting Sleazos Never Lost For Words vinyl LP from the Ladyslipper, Inc. Records

Save the date: Jean Kilbourne 

Jean Kilbourne

Thursday, September 15, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)

As part of the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History's 25th anniversary celebration, the Sallie Bingham Center is co-sponsoring a program with noted feminist anti-advertising activist, Dr. Jean Kilbourne. More details forthcoming. Read more about Dr. Kilbourne's work and her papers in the Women at the Center newsletter

Uncovering Women’s History at Duke: A Scholars Brownbag with Hayley Farless and Elizabeth George

Thursday, October 27, 12:00-1:30 pm
Five Women at DukeCarpenter Board Room, 249 Rubenstein Library

Join two Duke undergraduate researchers from the Duke History Revisited program as they share their discoveries about women’s past experiences at Duke University. Hayley Farless, ’17, will share highlights from her project “Right to Access: A History of the Duke University Abortion Loan Fund.” Elizabeth George, ’17 (and Rubenstein Library student worker), will share highlights from her project “Success of the Second Sex: Duke University’s Demonstrated Efforts to Empower Women.” Please bring your own lunch; drinks and cookies will be provided. Sponsored by Duke University Archives and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.  Duke History Revisited was sponsored by a grant from Humanities Writ Large and funding from the Dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.


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