Finding Materials in the Archive of Documentary Arts
There are a number of tools listed below to assist users of the ADA in identifying materials for their research.
Conduct a Search
Nearly all of our collections are included in the Duke University Libraries online catalog.
If you use the default search box on the Rubenstein Library homepage, you will search all of the Rubenstein Library's collections, except for material in the University Archives.
Want to know more about searching? Take a look at our video tutorials.
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.
A selection of ADA materials have been digitized and are available for use in private research, study, and teaching. You may reproduce digitized materials without further permission from the ADA, provided that you cite the artists' name and Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University Rubenstein Library in your work.
Citation Example: Hugh Mangum, Archive of Documentary Arts, Duke University Rubenstein Library
For other uses of these materials—such as in commercial products or for broadcast or publication—please contact us to request permission in advance.