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The Year of Intelligence

The first full year of the Gerald R. Ford administration is known as “The Year of Intelligence,” denoting a season of inquiry into America’s spy agencies set off by a wave of media revelations of official abuses and wrongdoing that predate the current era of media and congressional investigations by decades. Within the Central Intelligence […]

4th of July Hours

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the James B. Duke Library will close at 5:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd and will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 5th at 8:00 am.  To help get your 4th off to a good start, here are just a few of the library’s […]

Achievements of a Heroic American Lady

The Furman University Libraries are providing a trial to HeinOnline until August 11, 2017. HeinOnline is a fully searchable, image-based government document and legal research database. It contains comprehensive coverage from inception of both U.S. statutory materials and more than 2,300 scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential […]

CLP & Corresponding Library Resources

Syrian Refugee Crisis – CLP WHEN   Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7 – 8pm WHERE Johns Hall 101 The Syrian Refugee Crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian and refugee crises of our time, with over 4.8 million Syrian residents fleeing violence in their homeland and seeking refuge and safety elsewhere. This lecture is part of […]

National Hunting and Fishing Day

Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses of wildlife were threatening the future of many species. These early conservationists called for the first laws restricting the commercial slaughter of wildlife. […]

P.S. Remove the records!

When British troops began to advance toward the United States’ new capital of Washington in the summer of 1814, it was clear that government leaders had not prepared an adequate defense for the city and its government buildings. Upon seeing the British advancing toward Washington, Secretary of State James Monroe, dispatched a note to President […]

The Lavender Scare

Beginning in the late 1940s and continuing through the 1960s, thousands of gay employees were fired or forced to resign from the federal workforce because of their sexuality. Dubbed the Lavender Scare, this wave of repression was also bound up with anti-Communism and fueled by the power of congressional investigation. On December 15, 1950, the […]

Independence Day Hours

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the James B. Duke Library and all campus branches will be closed on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th.  To help get your 4th off to a good start, here are just a few of the library’s great resources on the subject. The full text of the Declaration of Independence can […]

National Library Legislative Day

Outreach Librarian, Libby Young, (right) reports on her trip to Washington, D.C. for National Library Legislative Day:   On May 2nd and 3rd I joined librarians and library supporters from all 50 states in Washington, DC for National Library Legislative Day. The American Library Association (ALA) sponsors this annual event to empower people who care about libraries […]

Prime Minister, President, or King?

A new display in the Government Documents Collection highlights the CIA online publication Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments. Have you ever wondered who heads the governments of South Korea, Mali, or Finland? Do you know if Cambodia has a president or a king? All of this information – and much more […]