Library Artwork Collection

The Library’s artwork collection has a wide selection of portraits, prints, paintings, maps, sculptures, and busts. It includes portraits of Duke faculty members, paintings of the US Army 65th General Hospital, and a bust and portrait of James B. Duke. The Chatham Collection contains prints from the 1800s and 1900s and was donated to the library in the 1930s by Thurmond Chatham and features Audubon illustrations, race horses, and numerous harbor scenes. One seascape painting is attributed to Sir William Osler. The Library is also the repository for various bronze plaques that were initially installed in the School of Medicine when located in the Davison building.

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The Roadster's Album

Print 27

James Robertson

Portrait of James Robertson.

Frederic M. Hanes

Portrait of Frederic M. Hanes.

Fly Fishing

Print 61

George Minot

Framed photograph of George Minot.

Dr. Lee Greenbaum

Framed portrait of Dr. Lee Greenbaum [Dr. Leon (Lee) Jack Greenbaum Jr].

The American Wilderness

Black and white poster print of an Ansel Adams landscape photograph