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Duke-Durham Relations


This guide is designed to introduce researchers to resources on Duke University's relationship with Durham.

The information in this guide is separated into four sections. Please use the tabs at left to navigate to each section.

  • Secondary Sources: This section contains published works, used often to provide background information.
  • Archival Collections: A variety of archival collections, including reference collections and papers of individuals.
  • University Reports & Campus Publications: University reports about Duke-Durham. 
  • Websites & Other Online Resources: Duke and Durham related online resources. 

After reviewing this guide, please contact a University Archives staff member if you need further assistance in locating additional resources.

Accessing Duke University Archives Materials

The Duke University Archives, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, is the official repository for the historical records of Duke University. Visit our website to learn more about us!

The materials described in this guide may be used in the Rubenstein Library's reading room.

Please note that university administrative records are restricted for 25 years, except with written permission from the office that created the records. Board of Trustees records are restricted for 50 years, except with written permission from the Board of Trustees. Find more information about University Archives access policies.

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Helpful Subject Headings

The subject headings below will gather together Duke Libraries resources that may be relevant to your research. Clicking on these subject headings will search the entire Duke Libraries catalog.

To narrow the list of results to materials located in the Duke University Archives, select "University Archives" under the Location menu on the left-hand side of the page.