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Posts Tagged ‘Duke University Libraries’

Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler’s Collaborative Music and Film Project, “Corduroy Roads”

Upcoming World Premiere of William Tyler's Collaborative Music and Film Project, "Corduroy Roads"

Duke Performances has commissioned the exceptional solo guitarist William Tyler–who occupies the musical intersection of John Fahey and Bill Frisell–to make a new performance that reflects on the lingering legacy of the Civil War through the use of archival features and music. Corduroy Roads, created by Tyler with his collaborators filmmaker Steve Milligan and theater […]


Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Three new exhibitions at Duke University Libraries explore the human experience of farmworkers and the history of a nonprofit organization,  Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), dedicated to improving their lives; the exhibits will be on view through December 9, 2012.  An opening reception will feature Latin American food and speakers reflecting on SAF’s evolution and the transformative power of […]


Now Available Online: Jim Crow Oral History Recordings from the Behind the Veil Project

Now Available Online: Jim Crow Oral History Recordings from the Behind the Veil Project

One hundred oral history recordings of African American life in the Jim Crow South—from the Center for Documentary Studies’ Behind the Veil project—have been digitized and are now available on the Duke University Libraries website and iTunesU. This digital collection captures the vivid personalities, poignant personal stories, and behind-the-scenes decision-making that bring to life the […]