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Duke Magazine Retro: "The Engineers Show Was an Annual Hit"

Engineers Show, 1950The first Engineers Show was held in the only engineering laboratory, in the basement of the Asbury Building in the spring of 1927. People from all over Duke and Durham, including President William Preston Few, flocked to see demonstrations of the machines the students were learning to use.

With every machine in full operation, the circuit blew, and an entire corner of East Campus darkened—not a pleasant surprise for participants in that evening’s family swim at nearby Alumni Memorial Gymnasium. Attempting to restore power, the engineering students found the breaker wouldn’t stay closed. They wired two bricks to the handle to hold it down, and the show—and the family swim—continued without further incident.

Read more in the Spring 2014 Duke Magazine »

Just Published: Women at Duke Illustrated

Cover, Women at Duke Illustrated

We are happy to announce the publication of Women at Duke Illustrated, written and compiled by Bridget Booher ’82, A.M. ’92, associate editor of Duke Magazine.

Copies of Women at Duke Illustrated—as well as its companion volume, Duke Illustrated—are available for sale by the Gothic Bookshop for $27.50 each.

The book was published with support from all ten of Duke’s schools, as well as the Duke University Libraries and Duke Athletics.

New University Archives Collections

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Rubenstein Library Renovation

Our reading room is now open in its new location on the 3rd floor of Perkins Library.

Planning a research visit? You can register as a researcher and request your materials online! Please request all materials at least two full business days in advance.

Keep up with the latest renovation news by visiting our renovation news website.