Lapel pin featuring the phrase "La Gloire des Diables Bleus" (translation: the glory of the Blue Devils). Les Diables Bleus were a French regiment that became famous during World War I. The Duke Blue Devils borrowed their name from the regiment.
Blue Devil Doll
Handmade doll modeled after Duke's mascot, the Blue Devil.
Trinity Baseball Uniform Top
Football in the 1920s
A football game at Trinity College in the 1920s. The game is being played on what is now East Campus, but was at the time the main Trinity College campus. The game occurred before the construction of Wallace Wade Stadium, and likely before Duke University was created in 1924.
Victory Bell Original Clapper
Original clapper from the Victory Bell.
Victory Bell, 1948
Head cheerleaders from Duke and UNC shake over the Victory Bell, surrounded by other cheerleaders and their respective mascots. The Victory Bell is passed back and forth each year to the winner of the Duke-UNC football game.
Women's Baseball, 1939
Women at Duke play baseball on May 6, 1939. They are playing on what is currently the field hockey field on East Campus (then known as the Woman's College campus). The women's baseball team was sponsored by the Women's Athletic Association.
Women's Baseball, 1941
Two women play baseball on the Woman's College campus at Duke University (now East Campus) in 1941.
Today, Duke is best known as a basketball powerhouse, but the school’s roots in athletics go back to the 19th century, and cover a wide range of men’s and women’s sports.