Karen Glynn, long-time Photography Archivist in the Archive for Documentary Arts, retires today to move to South Africa. In her honor, we present some images of travel and farewell from our digitized collections. Happy trails, Karen! We’ll miss you!
Before we dive into another exhilarating semester, it’s high time we caught up on some recent articles about the Rubenstein Library and its collections.
In the Lens blog at the New York Times, David Gonzalez explores William Gedney’s photographs of the Myrtle Avenue El in New York.
University Archivist Valerie Gillispie was introduced to the Durham community in a Durham Herald-Sun article.
NPR featured an interview with Robert Korstad and Leslie Brown about Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South. The interview includes selections from a few of the one hundred oral histories now available online.
Neil Offen wrote an article about the exhibit “From Campus to Cockpit: Duke University During World War II.” (The exhibit will be on display until January 29!)
Gamers far and wide noticed the opening of the Edwin and Terry Murray Collection of Role-Playing Games with our first-ever Game Night, including the blogs Robot Viking and 88 Milhas por Hora (in Portuguese) as well as more local sources.
With this post, the Archive of Documentary Arts inaugurates a monthly series highlighting work in our holdings that has been digitized. Our first post “Gedney’s Cars” celebrates the work of photographer William Gedney and his fascination with cars and people’s behavior/relationship with automobiles. All four of the photographs below are untitled and were taken in Kentucky in 1972. To see more of Gedney’s work in our digital collections, visit http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney/. William Gedney’s life’s work is housed in the Archive of Documentary Arts.
Post contributed by Karen Glynn, Photography Archivist, and Kirston Johnson, Moving Image Archivist, Archive of Documentary Arts.