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Duke Magazine Retro: "A Once-Promising Connection"

The establishment of The Duke Endowment in December 1924 kickstarted massive construction plans at the newly renamed Duke University. Several existing buildings were to be removed: the library, Alspaugh Hall, Craven Memorial Hall, and Crowell Science Building. W.G. Pearson, treasurer of Kittrell College, wrote to Robert L. Flowers, secretary-treasurer of Duke University, in August 1925: “We are wondering what disposition you are going to make of the buildings that are to be taken down, and whether or not it is possible that these buildings, or part of them, will be available for Kittrell College. . . . If these buildings are available, we most respectfully ask that you take the matter up and inform us upon what conditions.” Thus began a most unusual connection between the then all-white Trinity College and the all-black Kittrell College.

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Craven Memorial Hall

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.