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Guide to the Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition Collection, 1906-1996

Abstract

The Center for Documentary Studies was established at Duke University in Durham, N.C. for the study of the documentary process.

Collection contains black and white and color photographs that were on display at the Center for Documentary Studies. The photographs are from series that were published in DOUBLETAKE or by DoubleTake books between 1995-1997.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
Title
Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition collection 1906-1996
Language of Material
English
Extent
5.0 Linear Feet, 51 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition Collection contains black and white and color photographs that were on display at the Center for Documentary Studies. The photographs are from series that were published in DOUBLETAKE or by DoubleTake books between 1995-1997. Many were taken by photographers in the southern United States, but there are also images from Massachusetts, Illinois, and from countries such as Vietnam and Ireland.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

The Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition Collection contains black and white and color photographs that were on display at the Center for Documentary Studies. The photographs are from series that were published in DOUBLETAKE or by DoubleTake books between 1995-1997. Many were taken by photographers in the Southern U.S., but there are also images from Massachusetts, Illinois, and from countries such as Vietnam and Ireland.

Baseball Portrait, circa 1910

Photographer: Detroit Publishing Company.

From "A Whole World: dimensionss from the Detroit Publishing Collection," DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

[child in baseball uniform "ERIE"]

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 1/8 x 10 1/8")
Box 1
Old Chain Bridge, Newbury Port, Massachusetts, circa 1906

Photographer: Detroit Publishing Company.

From "A Whole World: Pictures from the Detroit Publishing Collection," DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

First suspension bridge in America.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 x 10")
Box 1
Three-Cycle Compression Ship Engine, 1906

Photographer: Detroit Publishing Company.

From "A Whole World: Pictures from the Detroit Publishing Collection," DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

First suspension bridge in America.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 x 10")
Box 1
A View From Suspension Bridge, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1906

Photographer: Detroit Publishing Company.

From "A Whole World: Pictures from the Detroit Publishing Collection," DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 1/8 x 10 1/8")
Box 1
Tobin School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993

Photographer: Nixon, Nicholas.

From the series "Room 306," DoubleTake, Spring 1996.

Back of print: Joel Geiger, Perkins School for the Blind 1992. 11/50

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 x 10")
Box 1
Hanging Out Front, Plano, Texas, 1994

Photographer: Richards, Patricia D.

From the series "Scenes from Early Morn Drive: Teen Years," published in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 x 9 7/8")
Box 1
Gas Station At Night, Dubuque, Iowa, April 1940

Photographer: Vachon, John.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997

Back of print: Joel Geiger, Perkins School for the Blind 1992. 11/50

Reproduced from the collections of the Library of Congress.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 x 10")
Box 1
USS Iowa, 1988

Photographer: Grimes, Tom.

From DoubleTake, Fall 1996.

(color; dimensions: 9 x 12")
Box 2
Chinese New Year, Los Angeles, California, February 1996

Photographer: Humble, John.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

(color; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 2
Carlos Pretending To Fix Little Man's Hair For The Photograph, White Furniture Company, Mebane, North Carolina, 1993

Photographer: Bamberger, Bill.

From From Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory,, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Melissa Retouching Table Leg, Finishing Department, White Furniture Company, Mebane, North Carolina, 1993

Photographer: Bamberger, Bill.

From From Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory,, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1998.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Behind Hugh’s House [boy with glasses running through alleyway], West Belfast, Winter 1995

Photographer: Cahill, Christina.

From DoubleTake, Summer 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Kevin & Maria, West Belfast, Winter 1995

Photographer: Cahill, Christina.

From DoubleTake, Summer 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Sonia with Mary Claire, Tribeca Park, New York City, 1995

Photographer: Duffy, Pamela.

From the series "Nanny," DoubleTake, Spring 1997

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Grandparents’ Fiftieth Anniversary Party [elderly woman opening gift], Salisbury, North Carolina, 1994

Photographer: McMahon, Connette Pearl.

From the series "Family and Friends, a student project from the course American Communities: A Documentary Approach," 1994, published in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
Counselor with Camper, Camp New Hope, Orange County, North Carolina, 1993

Photographer: Paul, Gregory.

From the series "New Hope," DoubleTake, Summer 1997

Supported by the 1993 John Hope Franklin Award.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 13 7/8")
Box 3
Free-Play Time, Camp New Hope, Orange County, North Carolina, 1993

Photographer: Paul, Gregory.

From the series "New Hope," DoubleTake, Summer 1997

Supported by the 1993 John Hope Franklin Award.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 13 7/8")
Box 3
[man and baby sitting], Lindenself Commune, Roxboro, North Carolina, 1979

Photographer: Sanders, Kim.

From a student project in the course "American Communities: A Documentary Approach," 1979, published in DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
[telephone booth], Knoxville, Tennessee, 1994

Photographer: Steinmetz, Mark.

From the series "At the Edge of the City," in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 13 3/4")
Box 3
Evanston, Illinois, 1988

Photographer: Steinmetz, Mark.

From the series "Little League," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 13 7/8")
Box 3
[scoreboard on chain link fence], Evanston, Illinois, 1988

Photographer: Steinmetz, Mark.

From the series "Little League," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 13 3/4")
Box 3
[Mennonites in dust storm], Mexican Mennonites’ Valley of Roses Campo, Nuevo Ideal Colony, Durango, Mexico, 1993

Photographer: Towell, Larry.

From DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

'97 - on back of print.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
[street corner], Dubuque, Iowa, 1940

Photographer: Vachon, John.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 11 x 14")
Box 3
[people sitting around table], Commercial Bank, Duluth, Minnesota, 1995

Photographer: Ahlgren, Steven.

From the series "Corporate Documents," DoubleTake, Summer, 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
Neta and Gigi, Lake Placid, Florida, 1993

Photographer: Beck, Fran Bitett.

From the series "Relationships, in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South," Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
Shana, Chimayo, New Mexico, 1996

Photographer: Berridge, Mary.

From the series "Portraits: Women Living with HIV," DoubleTake, Summer 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
Laughing Boy, Little Village Neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois, 1996

Photographer: D’Amato, Paul.

From the series "Barrio Workers," DoubleTake, Summer 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
Dr. Bruce Soloway with his patient Nayda Burgos, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, New York City, [July] 1995

Photographer: Levin, Meryl.

From "Beyond the Emergency Room," DoubleTake, Sprint 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
Christmas Tree Delivery, New York City, 1993

Photographer: Mermelstein, Jeff.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 3
In the [Shanghai] Station, 1993

Photographer: Temple, Charlotte.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

(color; dimensions: 16 x 19 7/8")
Box 3
[man seated with woman leaning on his shoulder]

Photographer: Berndt, Jerry.

From the series "Barroom," DoubleTake, Fall 1996.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
[profile of two men]

Photographer: Berndt, Jerry.

From the series Barroom, DoubleTake, Fall 1996.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 20")
Box 5
Jeffersonville, Indiana, Looking Toward Louisville, Kentucky, 1996

Photographer: Borowiec, Andrew.

From the series "Along the Ohio," DoubleTake, Summer 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 3/4 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
ROTC girls, Sanford, 1996

Photographer: Breitenbach, Eric.

From the series "Photographs from Florida, 1989-94," in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.

Front of print - Sanford; back of print - Sandford.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 18 1/2")
Box 5
Triathlete, Lake Mary, 1990

Photographer: Breitenbach, Eric.

From the series "Photographs from Florida, 1989-94," in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W. W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 18 1/2")
Box 5
Carlos, Andrea, and Ivonne, Los Angeles, California, 1993

Photographer: DeCesare, Donna.

From DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 20 1/4")
Box 5
[man on phone in messy office]

Photographer: Friedlander, Lee.

From the series "The Dreyfus Fund Portraits," DoubleTake, Summer 1995.

(black and white print; MNat: 14 x 14 3/8")
Box 5
[man with freckles], Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts, 1990

Photographer: Kennard, John.

From the series "Walden Ponders," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 3/4 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
[people on the beach], Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts, 1990

Photographer: Kennard, John.

From the series "Walden Ponders," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 7/8 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
[family portrait on a Ford], Vance County, North Carolina, 1988

Photographer: Moses, John.

From DoubleTake, Winter 1997, and The Youngest Parents, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 3/4 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
View From The Subway, Brooklyn, New York, 1991

Photographer: Roma, Thomas.

From the series "Come Sunday," DoubleTake, Winter 1996.

(black and white print; dimensions: 16 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
Sunday School Classroom, Monroe, Louisiana, 1993

Photographer: Sartor, Margaret.

From the series "Stealing Home," DoubleTake, Fall 1996.

On back of print: FxT1, signed by photographer and dated '98.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 7/8 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
Mennonite Children in Schoolyard, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1968

Photographer: Tice, George.

From the series "Fields of Peace," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

Print: 5/29/90, print is adhered to a thick paper.

(black and white print; dimensions: 8 3/4 x 13 3/8")
Box 5
Eduardo, James, and Arturo on the way to pick tobacco, Four Oaks, North Carolina, 1991

Photographer: Whetstone, Jeff.

From DoubleTake, Fall 1996.

(black and white print; dimensions: 15 1/4 x 19 3/4")
Box 5
Glenda Hollis, Birmingham, Alabama, 1992

Photographer: Springer, Melissa.

From DoubleTake, Summer 1996.

(black and white print; Mat: 20 x 24")
Box 6
My Aunt Betty’s Kitchen Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994

Photographer: DuBois, Doug.

From the series "Mining Avella," DoubleTake, Winter 1997.

On back of print: "97."

(color; dimensions: 20 x 24")
Box 7
Mary Poppins, Gretna, Louisiana, 1993

Photographer: Greiner, William K.

From DoubleTake, Spring 1996, and the series "Homefront," in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(color; dimensions: 20 x 24")
Box 7
Thigh Cream, Metairie, Louisiana, 1994

Photographer: Greiner, William K.

From DoubleTake, Spring 1996, and the series "Homefront," in A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South, Lyndhurst Series on the South, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

(color; dimensions: 20 x 24")
Box 7
The Uncommon Covergirl, Hither Hills [State Park], Montauk, New York, 1991

Photographer: Bartos, Adam.

From the series "Hither Hills," DoubleTake, Spring 1997.

(color; dimensions: 20 x 30")
Box 8
[Four] Ho Chi Minh Statues, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1994

Photographer: Epstein, Mitch.

From DoubleTake, Fall 1995, and Vietnam: A Book of Changes, DoubleTake Books in association with W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

7/14/97 on back of print.

(color; dimensions: 20 x 29 1/2")
Box 8

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Center for Documentary Studies Double Take Exhibition Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Marlyse MacDonald; September 2007

Encoded by John Mayrose, October 2007

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.