Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library is home to books, photographs, artifacts, and more in its collection spanning 2,000 years. The library includes several prominent themed collections, including the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African-American History and Culture, and the Archive of Human Rights. On this blog, visitors can explore some of the library's holdings, accompanied by thoughtful essays that provide historical and cultural context. Recent posts feature eighteenth-century medical illustrator Clemons Kohl, a description of former Duke University president Terry Sanford's varmint dinner, and a detailed description the new acquisition of the 1939 booklet, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," which is the publication credited for introducing, "the most famous reindeer of all," to the world.
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