If Walls Could Talk: The Historical Transformation of the
Duke University Libraries
The 2013 Friends Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday,
May 15 at the Doris Duke Center. Guests
will enjoy a reception on the terrace (weather permitting), followed by dinner
and a program. Our after-dinner program
will feature Valerie Gillispie, University Archivist, and Tom Kearns, Principal
(2001-2013) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2007-2013) of the
architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch.
Valerie is responsible for preserving Duke's history and works with
records, artifacts, and memorabilia from across the University. Tom has been the lead architect on the
Perkins Project for the past eight years.
Each will offer a unique perspective on the historical transformation of
the Duke Libraries. Materials from the
University Archives will be shown.
The Friends wish to thank SunTrust
(presenting sponsor) and Shepley
Bulfinch (corporate sponsor) for generously providing vital support for the
event. The Friends also wish to thank Burt's
Bees, DeHaven's Transfer & Storage,
Foods for additional support.