Photos: Duke Divinity School Archives
|Left: York Chapel, around 1970,
served as a reading room for the Divinity Library. Above:
Professor of New Testament Harvie Branscomb in an early
“Let me remind you that no matter
how rapidly you may be advancing in church or state, the faculty
still regard you as students. We have the belief—I hope I should
not use the word ‘delusion’—that you are still pursuing the same
studies that you did while here, only with more success. To this
end, do not forget that the books of the Library are still yours
to use except, of course, those on reserve or in the Treasure room.
You can always . . . [come] back and get the books directly from
Professor of New Testament
Excerpted from “What’s Been Happening in the
Library?” in the inaugural issue of the alumni publication The Duke
School of Religion Bulletin, Volume I, Number 1, February 1936.
Dr. Branscomb encouraged alumni to join the new Duke University
Friends of the Library.
To learn “What’s New” at the Divinity Library
now, besure to check out “Spotlight,” an electronic
newsletter available online at