The Archive of Documentary Arts is part of Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to photography and moving images that document the human condition. It works closely with the Center for Documentary Studies, and the Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
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Sidney D. Gamble Photographs, 1917–1932
William Gedney Photographs and Writings
David Goldblatt, Then & Now,
South Africa Documentary Photographs Collection
Still from Kannapolis, NC 1941,
H. Lee Waters Film Collection, 1936–2005
Jonathan Hyman Photographs, 2002–2011
James Longley, still from Iraq in Fragments (2006),
Full Frame Archive
Selma–Montgomery Civil Rights March,
James Karales Photographs, 1953–2005
Still from Reel 20 (USSR 1967),
Morris and Dorothy Margolin Film Collection, 1947–1976
Raul Castro, Deena Stryker Photographs, 1963–1964
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