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Visual Materials in the University Archives

This guide will help researchers find a variety of visual materials within the holdings of the University Archives. Created by Rosemary K. J. Davis, Drill Intern in University Archives.

Designed Materials & Ephemera

"Chile: La Lucha Continua" Symposium Poster, undated"Chile: La Lucha Continua" Symposium Poster, undated

The links below will take you to the online finding aids for physical collections containing brochures, posters, illustrations, flyers, postcards, and ephemera related to Duke University student organizations, administrative functions and events, and campus life in general

  • University Archives Graphic Collection 1906-2000: Contains a variety of prints, original artworks and reproductions, technical drawings, calendars, postcards, architectural renderings, property plats, and other graphic ephemera related to Duke University.

Scrapbooks within Collections: Scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, illustrations, and ephemera pertaining to Duke University student life, athletic events, campus buildings, student organizations, and various social gatherings.

Collections related to the Duke University Museum and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University: These collections contains brochures, flyers, exhibition programs, and other printed materials related to exhibitions, events, and development of the Duke University Museum and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

Digital Collections and Online Resources

The links below will take you to online finding aids and websites for digital collections, exhibitions, and resources containing brochures, posters, illustrations, flyers, postcards, and ephemera related to Duke University student organizations, administrative functions and events, and campus life in general.

Duke Football Programs: This Duke Digital collection of over five hundred full-color football program covers is browseable by title, year, and opponent. 

Duke Yearlook on Flickr: Duke Yearlook is produced by the Duke University Archives to provide alumni and friends of Duke with a virtual yearbook of campus scenes from different campus eras. Photographs can be browsed generally or via topical groups. New images are being added on a regular basis. Here are links to specific collections on the Flickr site that contain designed materials:

Digital Durham: This online collection contains a selection of digitzed primary sources that help illuminate the economic, social, cultural, and political history of a post-bellum southern community. Contains photographs, maps, correspondence, personal papers, and audio files.

Online Exhibitions by the Duke University Archives: The University Archives maintains a collection of online exhibitions that highlight photography, documents, and objects pertaining to various aspects of life at Duke University including sports, student activism, university architecture, and institutional history.

Copyright and Use Policy

Images found in these collections may be made available for scholarly or commerical use. Please contact us to discuss use permissions for these materials.

Fees will apply for commercial uses of Duke University Archives materials.

Contact the Duke University Archives

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Duke University Archives

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Box 90185
Durham, NC 27708

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