Duke University's Perkins Library will be hosting an exhibit of thousands of classic role-playing games from the collection of Durham residents Edwin and Terry Murray. The Herald-Sun has more on the exhibit:
The library will host a game night for the official opening of Duke’s Edwin and Terry Murray Collection of Role-Playing Games, comprising thousands of boxes dating from the 1970s to the present.
“It’s probably the largest role-playing game collection anywhere,” said Will Hansen, an assistant curator of collections at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. “It’s definitely the largest ever made available to scholars and the public.”
The Murray brothers, who live in Durham, have been collectors of comic books, fanzines and other pop culture artifacts for more than 40 years. Edwin graduated from Duke in 1971 and the brothers have donated a series of their collections to the university, totaling around 100,000 objects.
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. The event runs from 7pm-9pm this evening. (Sorry for the last-minute notice!)
It would be really great to see this sort of exhibit catch on, and maybe even tour the country's libraries and museums, so that others can see it as well.