Publicity and Exhibitions

The Medical Center Archives creates physical and virtual exhibits and publishes a bi-annual newsletter in order to highlight our holdings and Duke Medicine’s history.

Physical exhibits are on display during Medical Alumni Weekend and Nursing Alumni Weekend, as well as on an ongoing basis in the Medical Center Library. Past virtual exhibits include: “Duke Poison Control Center: A Retrospective Exhibit,” “Improving Patient Care by Capturing Computerized data,” “Rescue and Recovery of the USS Squalus,” and “Women in Duke Medicine: An oral history exhibit.”

Image database projects highlight the development of medicine from the broad (Historical Images in Medicine), local (Foundations of Excellence), and program (PA History Digital Collection) perspectives.

Beginning in 2006, the Medical Center Archives started publishing a bi-annual newsletter. Newsletters prior to 2011 were printed copies and distributed as physical copies. Beginning with the January 2011 issue, the Archives began publishing the newsletter digitally. Pre-2011 newsletters have been converted to PDF format and made accessible via the website. To subscribe to the Archives newsletter, please click here to complete and submit the subscription form.

Archives Hours

  • Monday-Friday
  • Christian Avenue
  • 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Campus (103G Seeley G. Mudd Building)
  • 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday/Sunday
  • Closed

Contact Us

  • Email: dumc.archives@mc.duke.edu 
  • Phone: (919) 383-2653 
  • (919) 660-1144
  • Shipping Address: 1408A Christian Avenue, Durham, NC 27705
  • Mailing Address: DUMC 3702 Durham, NC 27710 
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