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Collection Number:

PH-01031

Collection Name:

David Douglas Duncan Papers and Photography Collection

Creator:

Duncan, David Douglas

Life Dates:

1916-

Nationality:

American

No. of Items:

145,900

Span Dates:

1908-2007 (bulk 1950s-1990s)

Description:

The extensive archive of American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan (1916- ) is an ongoing acquisition, first acquired in 1996. A finding aid for materials received through 2007 is available in hard copy in the Ransom Center's reading room.

The collection consists of photographic prints (approximately 36,800), negatives (approximately 87,200), transparencies (approximately 21,900), field notebooks, legal files and financial documents, clippings, tear sheets and rotogravure pages, handwritten and typed manuscripts, book dummies, reproduction proofs, exhibition brochures and posters, albums and scrapbooks, military records, awards, and magazines all documenting the life and career of American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan.

In addition to the photographic and manuscript materials, the Center also received: cameras and pieces of photographic equipment; works of art, including several drawings by Pablo Picasso; personal effects ranging from clothing to typewriters; books from his personal library; sound records from the field and radio appearances; and a handful of video tapes.

For more about Duncan and his collection, see the dedicated web exhibition.

Access Restrictions:

Open for research. Please note: Boxes 281-283 of business records are restricted until Duncan's death. Transparencies are in cold storage and must be requested at least two days in advance of anticipated use. Negatives and unprocessed acquisitions cannot be accessed without advance curatorial approval. To make an appointment, please contact Reading and Viewing Room staff.

Accession No(s):

2008:0065:0001-0026; 2012:0005:0001; 2016:0008:0001-0050

Acquisition Information:

Gifts of the artist, 1996- .

Finding Aid URL:

http://research.hrc.utexas.edu:8080/hrcxtf/view?docId=ead/00485p1.xml

Location(s):

48 hours advance notice required (acetate negatives)
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Request materials through finding aid
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Special permission required (acetate negatives)
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Special permission required (Electronic records)
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Special permission required (nitrate negatives)
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Special permission required Unprocessed acquisitions
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Flat File (oversize print 2008:0065:0013)
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Flat File (oversize print 2008:0065:0019)
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Flat File (oversize prints 2008:0065:0001–0011, 0022-0031)
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Oversize book production material and posters
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See Also:

David Douglas Duncan Study Prints Photography Collection


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