September 18, 2014

Milestones: Internet Archive Digitizes 5000th Book at Duke University

From the Devil’s Tale Blog (David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University):  The Internet Archive just reached an important milestone by digitizing 5,000 books at Duke. The 5,000th book, The British Album: In Two Volumes, contains poetry by “Della Crusca, Anna Matilda, Arley, Benedict, The Bard” and other writers on themes […]

Duke University Libraries: "Doris Duke Papers Now Available"

From a DU Libraries Announcement: In 1923, James B. Duke, founder of the American Tobacco Company, co-founder of Duke Energy, and benefactor of Duke University, wrote a letter to his ten-year-old daughter, Doris, outlining his hopes and wishes for the woman she would become. Written in pencil and signed “Daddy,” it is the only known […]