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Highlights from the History of the Rubenstein Library

March 18, 2024 – October 5, 2024
This exhibition examines the history of special collections at Duke University, from the Trinity College Historical Society and the Duke endowment of 1924 to the growth and expansion of Duke Libraries into the 21st Century. The special collections of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library have helped to make Duke University a world renowned institution of primary source research. Today, thousands of students, visitors and researchers use the library’s resources each year, both online and in-person.
Wall paneled room with young woman and 2 young men sitting and one man in suit and tie standing; room has walls of locked shelves of books
Rare Book Room, Duke University, 1961