The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library builds distinctive collections of original materials and preserves them for use on campus and around the world.  In support of Duke University’s mission of “knowledge in service to society,” the library collects a diversity of voices in a wide range of formats, with a focus on its signature areas of strength. Their innovative use of technology, expert description and cataloging, tailored reference and instructional services, and engaging public programming provide a variety of ways to discover its holdings.

The library invites students, scholars, and the general public to explore the world through their unique collections.

On the Collections page you can explore collections from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture that informed our research.

On the Contact Us page you can connect with the Consuming Women, Liberating Women Project Sponsors: Laura Micham and Josh Rowley.