Media, subject, & artist guides

The Rubenstein Library is home to thousands of images from 1839 to present. The guides below highlight many of our holdings but are not comprehensive listings of the entire collection.  Use the catalog search on the Rubenstein Library homepage to search all of our collections.

Digitized collections

A selection of ADA materials have been digitized and are available in Duke Digital Collections including:

Use of digitized collections

You may reproduce digitized materials for use in private research, study, and teaching without further permission from the ADA, provided that you cite the artist's name and Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University Rubenstein Library in your work. Learn more about citations, permissions, and copyright for Rubenstein Library collection materials.

If you plan to publish or broadcast images or other materials from the Rubenstein Library that Duke University holds a copyright interest in, it is necessary to obtain a contract for permission for non-exclusive rights from the library. If your proposed use is commercial in nature, we may charge you a fee to use materials.