Posts Tagged ‘Library of Congress’

“Tobacco Comes to Town” Exhibit on Duke Campus Features FSA Photographs from Durham

"Tobacco Comes to Town" Exhibit on Duke Campus Features FSA Photographs from Durham

“Tobacco Comes to Town”: Farm Security Administration Photographs, Durham, 1936–40 features images made during the Depression in and around Durham County, North Carolina, by four of the Farm Security Administration’s most prolific and influential photographers–Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein, and Marion Post Wolcott. The FSA employed documentary photography to communicate the realities of the moment as well as […]


Tom Rankin to Give Library of Congress Botkin Lecture on “One Place,” Wednesday, October 30

Tom Rankin to Give Library of Congress Botkin Lecture on "One Place," Wednesday, October 30

“‘I confine myself to the place I was born and raised,’ [Paul] Kwilecki once said, ‘not as an arbitrary discipline or to prove that subjects worthy of photographs exist everywhere and in abundance, though it is true that they do, but because Decatur County is home, and I know it from my special warp, having […]


George C. Stoney, 1916–2012: CDS Director Tom Rankin Remembers an Iconic Documentarian

George C. Stoney, 1916–2012: CDS Director Tom Rankin Remembers an Iconic Documentarian

In George Stoney’s July 14 obituary, the New York Times described him as “a dean of American documentary film . . . acclaimed in equal measure for his roles as a filmmaker, teacher, and prophet of social change at the barrel of a camera.” Here, Center for Documentary Studies director Tom Rankin shares a few thoughts on […]


Auction of “Full Color Depression” Prints Is a Resounding Success

Auction of "Full Color Depression" Prints Is a Resounding Success

On June 21 about forty people spent a fun evening on the CDS porch and in the Kreps Gallery competing in a silent auction for some fine, classic documentary imagery—thirty-five prints from the exhibit Full Color Depression: First Kodachromes from America’s Heartland.* Attendees were passionately enthusiastic about the exhibition; fortified by music, libations, cherries, peanuts, […]


Veterans History Project in North Carolina Kicks Off at CDS November 18

Veterans History Project in North Carolina Kicks Off at CDS November 18

Robert Patrick, director of the national Veterans History Project, will be in Durham on November 18 to help launch a statewide effort to record veterans’ stories and add them to the project’s database at the Library of Congress. The Center for Documentary Studies is hosting Patrick’s presentation, during which he will explain how individuals, families, […]


“Looking Back: 9/11 Across America” — An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices

"Looking Back: 9/11 Across America" — An Acoustic Exhibit of American Voices

Lyndhurst Gallery, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University Through December 22, 2011 On September 12, 2001, the day after devastating terrorist attacks shook the country, conversations at the American Folklife Center recalled Alan Lomax’s response to another historic breach of U.S. territory. On December 8, 1941, Lomax, then in charge of the Library of […]