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Hail to the Chief

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Official Anthem of the U.S. President A new display in the Maxwell Music Library calls attention to the history of the official anthem of the U.S. President.   “Hail to the Chief” has been played for many years to announce the arrival, or to acknowledge the presence, of the President of […]

The Secret Museum of Mankind

The Secret Museum of Mankind Visit the Maxwell Music Library to view the latest display featuring “The Secret Museum of Mankind.” Remastered directly from original 78s recorded between 1925 and 1948, Pat Conte’s “Secret Museum of Mankind” offers a rare peek into a musical history that, in many cases, has already been swept away by […]

Embracing the Digital Liberal Arts

The Digital Collections Center has always been committed to supporting faculty digitization projects, so it is no surprise that the Center recently began contributing its expertise to the creation of digital liberal arts projects housed in the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE). The Center recently worked with Music Librarian Patricia Sasser and Furman Advantage Student […]

Clean & Sparkling Closure

The James B. Duke Library, including Special Collections will be closed on Thursday, June 2nd at 12 noon and reopen at 8am On Monday, June 6th for our annual carpet cleaning and preventive insect management. Maxwell Music Library and Sanders science Library will also be closed on Friday-Monday. During this time many of our resources […]

Up All Night in the Science Library

Anytime is the right time to study in the Sanders Science Library during finals week. We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers. And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight! Sanders Science Library Exam Week […]

Request This Item

We have activated a new option in the  online library catalog  – you now have the ability to place a hold for any circulating item (books, DVDs, audiobooks, scores), to pick up at any library location. Simply click through to the item you desire, and click the “Request This Item” button at the top of […]

The Eccentricity Effect

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library highlights a recent study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, “From Van Gogh to Lady Gaga: Artist Eccentricity Increases Perceived Artistic Skill and Art Appreciation.” article abstract: We examined the impact of eccentricity on the evaluation of artistic skills and the quality of artworks. Based […]

Protest Songs: Voices of Resistance and Possibility

The Maxwell Music Library is currently displaying a selection of books about protest songs. The exhibit, Protest Songs: Voices of Resistance and Possibility, includes the following books: Singing for Freedom: The Hutchison Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform Pistol Packin’ Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong Woody Guthrie, American Radical […]

Musical Moments in JBD

Musical Moments Enjoy a brief interlude on study day, Wednesday, December 9th from noon til 12:20 in the Blackwell atrium of the Duke Library. Featuring The Gladden String Quartet Anne Katherine Stiekes & Alyssa Jouret (violins) Chase Mekdara (viola) Jesus Miranda (violoncello) performing music by Bach, Handel, and Grieg During this time, quiet study space […]

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