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Duke During World War II

October 26, 2011 – January 30, 2012
Location: Rare Book Room Cases
Sponsor(s): University Archives

This exhibit documents the academic, military, and humanitarian accomplishments of the Duke University community during World War II. One highlight is the 1942 Rose Bowl, which was relocated to Duke Stadium from Pasadena, California following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Photographs, documents, artifacts, and archival film footage tell the story of Duke’s spirited efforts to support the nation during a turbulent time of war.

This exhibition was sponsored in part by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.