May 12, 2021

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 […]

Big Dollars in Durham: Duke U. Libraries Receive $13.6 Million Rubenstein Gift

From a Duke U. Announcement: Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein will give $13.6 million to the Duke University Libraries in support of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, President Richard H. Brodhead announced Wednesday. [Emphasis Ours] The donation is the largest ever to the libraries. In recognition of Rubenstein’s gift, the special […]