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Guide to the Alex Harris photographs and papers, 1970-2015 and undated

Summary

Alex Harris is a documentary photographer, author, and faculty at the Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina. The subjects in the over 600 black-and-white and color photographs that span his career include the landscapes and peoples of Alaska, the American South and New Mexico, and Cuba; they also include portraits of older reading volunteers and students in Philadelphia, students on strike at Yale University, counter-culture people at a Rainbow Gathering in Arizona, a boy tethered to electronic technology, elderly people living on their own; and the interior of author Reynolds Price's home. The gelatin silver and inkjet prints range in size from 8x10 inch reference prints to 24x36 inch exhibit prints. Harris's professional papers document his collaborations with other photographers and writers on books and exhibitions, including anthropologist Gertrude Duby Blom, naturalist E.O. Wilson, and South African photographers; they also cover his long career at Duke University, as teacher, author, and co-founder of the Center for Documentary Studies and its publication, DoubleTake. In addition to the paper records, there are many recorded oral histories and interviews. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10060
Title
Alex Harris photographs and papers
Date
1970-2015 and undated
Extent
46.5 Linear Feet, 78 boxes; 2 oversize folders, Approximately 15,729 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

The over 600 black-and-white and color photographs in the collection date from Harris's earliest photographic work as a graduate student at Yale University, to his more recent work documenting the American South. They are organized into the following series: The Last and First Eskimos; Southern Color; North Carolina; The Idea of Cuba; Game Boy; May Day, 1970: Yale on Strike; Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of Northern New Mexico; New Mexico in Black and White; River of Traps (New Mexico); Rainbow Gathering; Philadelphia Experience Corps; Old And On Their Own; Mobile, Alabama; and Dream of a House. The subjects range widely, and include the landscapes and peoples of Alaska, the American South and New Mexico, and Cuba; portraits of older reading volunteers and students in Philadelphia; students on strike at Yale University; counter-culture people at a Rainbow Gathering in Arizona; a boy tethered to electronic technology; elderly people living on their own in central North Carolina; and views of the art-filled interior of author Reynolds Price's home. The gelatin silver and inkjet prints range in size from 8x10 inch reference prints to 24x36 inch exhibit prints; for large prints there are smaller viewing copies to facilitate research access.

The remaining series house Harris's papers, which document his many collaborations with other photographers and writers, including noted photojournalist Gertrude Duby Blom and naturalist E.O. Wilson, and South Africa photographers; they also document his long career at Duke University, as a teacher, author, and co-founder of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) and its serial publication, DoubleTake magazine. The Publicity and Audiovisual Materials Series contains recordings of lectures as well as publicity for exhibits and publications. The Correspondence Series includes not only Harris's letters but also grant applications, research notes, drafts and proofs, print materials, and some photographs. The DoubleTake files consist mainly of materials generated during the planning stages and early years of the magazine's existence. Materials on Harris's extensive collaborations on other publications, documentary projects, and related exhibitions make up the large Project Files Series, which includes many oral histories and interviews related to his projects, mostly on cassette tapes (use copies must be made for access). The Teaching Materials Series comprises syllabi, student writings, and other materials from classes taught by Harris mainly through the CDS at Duke University. Finally, the Proof Prints Series contains a small number of proof prints related to various projects.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Arrangement

Photographs are organized in project series: The Last and First Eskimos; Southern Color; North Carolina; The Idea of Cuba; Game Boy; May Day, 1970: Yale on Strike; Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of New Mexico; New Mexico in Black and White; River of Traps (New Mexico); Rainbow Gathering; Philadelphia Experience Corps; Old and On Their Own; and Dream of a House. Harris's professional papers are arranged in these series: Publicity and Audiovisual Materials; Correspondence; Doubletake Files; Project Files; Teaching Materials; and Proof Prints.

Using These Materials

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 2 full business days in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research. Materials are for educational use only; commercial reproduction is prohibited.

However, the largest size prints (24x36) in the Mobile, Alabama series are closed to general use unless with permission by Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts. Viewing copies are available.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Use copies are available as surrogates for the very large prints in the Cuba Auto/Landscapes and Game Boy series, and should be used whenever possible. Please consult with a reference archivist for access to the original prints.

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

Conditions Governing Access note

Use copies are available as surrogates for the very large prints in the Cuba Auto/Landscapes, Game Boy, and Mobile series, and should be used whenever possible. Please consult with a reference archivist for access to the original prints.

Conditions Governing Access note

Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Some listening copies are available and are noted in this guide. Use of other materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this material.

warning Use & Permissions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Alex Harris Photographs and Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. The Last and First Eskimos, 1973-1978

3 boxes; 56 prints

These black-and-white photographs have as their subjects Eskimos and Inuit elders and their day-to-day lives in small Alaskan communities. The images were taken over the course of multiple trips over a five-year period in the 1970s to villages along the Kobuk River, located above the Arctic Circle, and to fishing villages along the southern coast of the Bering Sea in Alaska. This project provided documentary images for a study conducted by Robert Coles, supported by the non-profit Commonwealth Fund, and published in the book, The Last and First Eskimos (1978). Consists of 50 11x14 inch prints, and six 16x20 inch prints, all in gelatin silver format.

Caribou Hunting Near Ambler, Alaska, 1973 October
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0057
John Angaiate, Tununak, Alaska, 1976
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0058
Dancing, Tunanak, Alaska, 1973 Fall
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0059
Charlie Tommy, Nelson Island, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0060
Newtok, Alaska, 1976 May
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0061
Andrew Tommy, Checking the nets, Chilugan, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0062
Angaiale Home, Tununak, Alaska, 1976 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0063
Abandoned Sod House, Yukok, Alaska, 1975 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0064
Playing Husky, Shungnak, Alaska, 1973 October
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0065
Tununak, Alaska, 1973
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0066
Above the Kobuk River, Shungnale, Alaska, 1973 October
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0067
Selawik, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0068
Blowing Snow, Tununak, Alaska, 1975 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0069
After Seal Hunting, Tununak, Alaska, 1975 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0070
Peter Flynn Family, Tununak, Alaska, 1975
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0071
Newtok, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0072
Blind Man, Selawik, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0073
First Communion Day, Tununak, Alaska, 1978 May
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0074
Shungnak, Alaska, 1973 September
Box 1
Print RL10060-P-0075
Shungnak, Alaska, 1973
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0076
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0077
Foothills of the Brooks Range, Near Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0078
Foothills of the Brooks Range, Near Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0079
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0080
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0081
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0082
Dancing, Tununak, Alaska, 1976 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0083
Bethel, Alaska, 1978
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0084
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0085
Visitor from Kobuk, Shungnak, Alaska, 1974
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0086
Fish Trap, Kasigik (Inuit Lodge), Tununak, Alaska, 1975 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0087
Gathering Firewood near Newtok, Alaska, 1976
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0088
Shungnak, Alaska, 1973
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0089
Tununak, Alaska, 1976 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0090
Shungnak, Alaska, 1974
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0091
Graveyard, Selawik, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0092
Charlie Tommy, Nelson Island, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0093
Above Tununak, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0094
Schoolhouse Fire, Selawik, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0095
Wedding, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tununak, Alaska, 1976 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0096
Shungnak, Alaska, 1973 September
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0097
Newtok, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0098
Tununak, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0099
First Communion Day, Tununak, Alaska, 1978 May
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0100
Pricilla, Tununak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0101
Simeon Fairbanks Jr. and Charlie Tommy, Newtok, Alaska, 1976 May
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0102
Shungnak, Alaska, 1973 September
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0103
Andrew Tommy, Chilugan, Alaska, 1977 July
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0104
Andrew Tommy, Newtok, Alaska, 1976
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0105
Charlie Tommy, Newtok, Alaska, 1976 May
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0106
Caribou, Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 2
Print RL10060-P-0107
Selawik Alaska Friends Church, 1974 April
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0108
Simeon Fairbanks Jr. and Charlie Tommy, Newtok, Alaska, 1976 May
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0109
Deacons, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tununak, Alaska, 1976 April
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0110
Lizzie Lee, Shungnak, Alaska, 1974 April
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0111
Seal Hunting, Bering Sea at Tununak, Alaska, 1975 April
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0112
Tununak, Alaska, 1976
Box 3
Print RL10060-P-0113

2. Southern Color, 1984-1985

2 boxes; 38 color prints

Series contains 38 24x30 inch color images taken in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Photographed from 1984-1985, the subjects are small towns and cities, with their modest houses, gas stations, parking lots, tobacco warehouses, malls, storefronts, usually unpopulated but with old cars and trucks often appearing in the frame. Many of the locations are in Durham, North Carolina; other cities include (but are not limited to) Wilmington, Wake Forest, and Norlina, North Carolina; Birmingham, Alabama; Monroe, Bastrop, and Raysville, Louisiana; Summerton, St. Helena’s Island, and Charleston, South Carolina; and Hinesville, Sunbury, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. The project was funded by an award from the Lyndhurst Foundation.

Howard Ford, Durham, North Carolina, 1985 February
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0114
Summerton, South Carolina, 1985 March 27
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0115
Peggy’s Cake Shop, West Monroe, Louisiana, 1985 May
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0116
Phillip Hanes House, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1985 January 10
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0117
Delhi, Louisiana, 1985 May 3
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0118
Jack Campbell’s House, Sunbury, Georgia, 1985 March 25
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0119
Birmingham, Alabama, 1985
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0120
Wig Shop, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984 October 2
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0121
Irene’s Store, Rayville, Louisiana, 1985 April 25
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0122
Hattadare Nation, Bunnlevel, North Carolina, 1985 March 22
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0123
Pretty Boy's Playhouse, Monroe, Louisiana, 1985 May 15
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0124
American Tobacco, Durham, North Carolina, 1985
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0125
Star Warehouse, Riggsbee Street, Durham, North Carolina, 1985 September
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0126
Sunset Cab Company, Desiard Street, Monroe, Louisiana, 1985 May 5
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0127
Dixie Dream Motel, Dillon, North Carolina, 1985 March 27
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0128
Chain Saw Repair, North Carolina, 1985
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0129
Car Land, Monroe, Louisiana, 1985 May 1
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0130
Alonzo Roberson’s House, Williamston, North Carolina, 1984 October 29
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0131
Norlina, North Carolina, 1985 March 29
Box 4
Print RL10060-P-0132
Scotch Hall, Merry Hill, North Carolina, 1984 November 13
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0133
I and J Auto Repair Services, after Hurricane Diana, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1984 September 16
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0134
Wake Forest, North Carolina, 1984 October 27
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0135
Fripp Plantation, St. Helena Island, South Carolina, 1985 January 21
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0136
Dawn, Hinesville, Georgia, 1985 March 27
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0137
Roper House, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984 November 29
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0138
North Mangum and Corporation Streets, Durham, North Carolina, 1984 September 23
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0139
Baskin, Louisiana, 1985 May 17
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0140
Rutledge and Calhoun Streets, Charleston, North Carolina, 1984 October 2
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0141
Great American Indian Leaders, South Square Mall, Durham, North Carolina, 1984 May
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0142
Totally Free Checking, Home Federal Savings and Loan, Charleston, South Carolina, 1984 October 4
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0143
Judy Osborne, Sunbury, Georgia, 1985 March 24
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0144
Stone Mountain, Georgia, 1984 December 23
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0145
Broadway Yellow Cab, Durham, North Carolina, 1985 February 23
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0146
Bayou Gin Company, Stearlington, Louisiana, 1985 May 6
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0147
Route 137 between Bastrop and Oak Ridge, Louisiana, 1985 May 8
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0148
Salemburg, North Carolina, 1985 March 14
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0149
Durham, North Carolina, 1985 February
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0150
Magnolia Shopping Center, Bastrop, Louisiana, 1985 May 8
Box 5
Print RL10060-P-0151

3. North Carolina, 1971-1972

3 boxes, 1 oversize folder; 57 prints

Representing some of Harris’s earliest work, this project was an initiative of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs at Duke University and started as a photographic study of substandard housing and living conditions in the state. Featured are portraits of North Carolinians and scenes from rural locations from counties in the eastern, central and western regions. There are portraits of people of all ages and races, and are shown in front of their dwellings; working, chiefly at agricultural tasks; and relaxing by pitching horseshoes. A number of them are of migrant workers. Fifty-six black-and-white 17x22 inch digital prints.

In 1972, a selection of these photographs was exhibited at University of North Carolina Symposium on the South, “The Mind of the South and The Southern Soul” as well as at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. In 1978, ten of these photographs were also published in I Shall Save One Land Unvisited by Jonathan Williams and were part of a traveling exhibition opening at the Corcoran that same year. Eleven other exhibit prints, printed in 2015 for the exhibition "Where We Live: A North Carolina Portrait," are housed in this collection.

Hickory Nut Gap, North Carolina, cabin interior, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0001
Jones County, North Carolina, 1972 June
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0002
Migrant crew boss, Mount Olive, North Carolina, 1972 May
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0003
Halifax County, North Carolina, woman in curlers, 1971 December
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0004
Princeville, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0005
Hickory Nut Gap, North Carolina, house with gospel and Coca Cola sign, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0006
Princeville, North Carolina, 1972 January
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0007
Wolf Mountain, Route 281, Western North Carolina, 1971
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0008
Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0009
Halifax County, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0010
Halifax County, North Carolina, woman in her bedroom, 1971 December
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0011
Halifax County, North Carolina, farmer and wife, 1971 December
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0012
Roaring Gap, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0013
Jones County, North Carolina, 1972 July
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0014
Halifax County, North Carolina, cotton farm, 1971 December
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0015
Western North Carolina, woman holding baby, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0016
Hickory Nut Gap, North Carolina, woman and her house, 1971 November
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0017
Western North Carolina, Route 281, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0018
Jackson City, North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0019
Ocean Baptism, Currituck County, 1972 July
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0020
Wolf Mountain, North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0021
Hickory Nut Gap, North Carolina, cars, 1971 November
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0022
Princeville, North Carolina, 1972 February
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0023
Migrant worker, Carteret County, North Carolina, 1972 June
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0024
Transylvania County, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0025
Western North Carolina, man sleeping in front of house, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0026
Western North Carolina, warning sign, 1972 Summer
Box 6
Print RL10060-P-0027
Jones County, North Carolina, woman in front of her house (2), 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0028
Potato sorting facility, Carteret County, North Carolina, hand with potato, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0029
Tarboro, North Carolina, 1972 February
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0030
Hickory Nut Gap, North Carolina, barking dog, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0031
Sampson County, North Carolina, 1972 July
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0032
Eastern North Carolina, man and woman, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0033
Currituck County, North Carolina, 1971 December
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0034
Pender County, North Carolina, woman and cat in front of her store, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0035
Carteret County, North Carolina, children on trampoline in front of trailer, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0036
Western North Carolina, basketball hoop in front of cemetery, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0037
Migrant workers, Carteret County, North Carolina, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0038
Migrant workers, Camden, North Carolina, throwing horseshoes, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0039
Western North Carolina, woman and dogs, 1971 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0040
Highway 10, Western North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0041
Jackson County, North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0042
Post office, Western North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0043
Auction, Sampson County, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0044
Eastern North Carolina, houses along street, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0045
Tarboro, North Carolina, 1972 January
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0046
Migrant workers, Sampson County, North Carolina, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0047
Western North Carolina, 1971 October
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0048
Western North Carolina, children and chicken, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0049
Migrant workers, Camden, North Carolina, two men, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0050
Carteret County, North Carolina, potato sorting facility, people on assembly line and outside, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0051
Jones County, North Carolina, Christ is the Answer, 1971 November
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0052
Durham, North Carolina, 1971 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0053
Willard, North Carolina, The-Whole-True-Gosp[e]l-Holy Church, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0054
Migrant juke joint, Camden, North Carolina, 1972 June
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0055
Willard, North Carolina, houses at the river, 1972 Summer
Box 7
Print RL10060-P-0056
Wolf Mountain, North Carolina, 1971 October (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0483
Halifax County, North Carolina, woman in her bedroom, 1971 December (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0484
Pender County, North Carolina, woman and cat in front of her store, 1972 Summer (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0485
Migrant juke joint, Camden, North Carolina, 1972 June (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0486
Halifax County, North Carolina, woman in curlers, 1971 December (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0487
Western North Carolina, woman holding baby, 1972 Summer (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0488
Migrant worker, Carteret County, North Carolina, 1972 June (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0489
Migrant crew boss, Mount Olive, North Carolina, 1972 May (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0490
Jones County, North Carolina, 1972 June (exhibit print)

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0491
Migrant workers, Camden, North Carolina, throwing horseshoes, 1972 Summer

These 10 11x17 inch prints in box 75 were created for a 2012 exhibit. A vintage print of this image is also in the North Carolina Series.

Box 75
Print RL10060-P-0492
Enlargement of contact sheet, "Christ is the Answer" billboard on barn, circa 1972 (exhibit print)

Created for 2012 exhibit, this item is a 24x30 inch enlargement of a contact sheet with 30 frames, showing the construction of a large religious billboard on the side of a barn. Black-and-white print.

Oversize-folder 2
Image RL-10060-P-0493

4. The Idea of Cuba, 1998, 2003

3 boxes; 44 prints

Series comprises 21 24x30 inch pigmented inkjet prints and one 24x30 type C lambda digital laser color print of Cuban landscapes and city scenes taken by Harris in the 1990s from within the interiors of classic American cars dating from 1948-1958. For ease of use, a full set of smaller reference prints are also available. Scenes include views of wide boulevards, seafronts, worker's housing, and storefronts. Also includes one image, photographed in 2003 and used on the cover of the book by the same name, of a woman posing in her living room.

Also includes one 24x30 inch print in a 30x40 inch mat (small viewing copy is available).

Gran Parque Almandares Near Rio Almandares, looking west from Angel Torres Barrero's 1958 Dodge, Havana, 1998 May 28
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0152
Calle 2 and L, Necropolis Cristobal Colon, looking west from Jose Antonio Sanchez’s 1956 Pontiac Starchief, Havana, 1998 May 26
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0153
Calle Cardenas, Habana Vieja, looking northeast from Arturo Serna Castillo’s 1956 Dodge Lancer, Havana, 1998 May 20
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0154
Ruins of the Troya Hotel, Paseo 405 between 17 and 19, Vedado, looking north from Jorge Chicola's 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, Havana, 1998 May 24
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0155
Sol and Cuba, Old Havana, looking north from Alberto Rojas's 1951 Plymouth, Havana, 1998 May 23
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0156
La Flora Park, Calles 9 and 6, looking north from Orestes Aracinana Suárez's 1952 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 28
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0157
El Cristo de Casa Blanca, looking west from Ricardo Moya Silveira's 1951 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 24
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0158
The beach at Miramar, looking north from Rudy Hermando Ramos's 1957 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 20
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0159
Calle Font and Cordoba, Lawton, looking south from Jose Antonio Echeverria’s 1951 Plymouth, Havana, 1998 May 26
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0160
Calle 25 between D and E, Vedado, looking north from Ángel Venéro's 1952 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 22
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0161
Between Calles D and E, Vedado, looking northeast from Amilcar Diaz Moises's 1951 Ford, Havana, 1998 May 27
Box 8
Print RL10060-P-0162
Primera between C and D, Vedado, looking west from Jorge Félix Gainza Duran's 1951 Plymouth, Havana, 1998 May 25
Box 9
Print RL10060-P-0163
San Anastasio and Concepción, Lawton, looking north from Félix Rodriguez López's 1952 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 26
Box 9
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View of Havana from El Cristo de Casa Blanca, looking south from Ricardo Moya Silveira's 1951 Chevrolet, 1998 May 24
Box 9
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Cienega Station and Brica Pilón, looking southeast from Pedro Gonzalez's 1951 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 22
Box 9
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Calzada de 10 Octobre and Princessa, Santo Suarez, looking south from Nelson Suarez Ravelo’s 1957 Oldsmobile, Havana, 1998 May 27
Box 9
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The mouth of Rio Almendares, looking northeast from Joaquin Diaz’s 1954 Chevrolet, Havana, 1998 May 20
Box 9
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Calle Cinega, looking south from Jose Rober Lobaina’s 1949 Plymouth, Havana, 1998 May 22
Box 9
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Avenida Colón, looking west at entrance to "La Dionesia," from Ernesto Castro Tanda’s 1952 Willys, Havana, 1998 May 28
Box 9
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Karl Marx Theatre, looking north from Vicente Borrego Collazo’s 1953 Lincoln Capri, Havana, 1998 May 21
Box 9
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Construction worker housing at the mouth of Rio Almendares, looking south from Mario Bernal Valdes’s 1948 Dodge, Havana, 1998 May 27
Box 9
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Woman posing in her living room with Camillo Cienfuegos on TV, Havana, Cuba, 2003 October

From Alex Harris's second photography trip to Cuba in 2003; printed in 2009.

Box 9
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Sol and Cuba, Old Havana, looking north from Alberto Rojas's 1951 Plymouth, May 23, 1998, oversize matted print

Oversize color prints are closed to general use unless by permission of the Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts; a viewing copy in smaller format is available.

Oversize-folder 1
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5. Game Boy, 1997-1999

2 boxes; 44 prints

This series of color photographs features the artist's son, Will, playing his Game Boy in a variety of public, private, and natural settings. The project was provoked by the artist's observation in the 1990s that children were becoming increasingly attached to hand-held, portable electronic gaming devices, and explores the implications of how pre-adolescent interaction with electronics might bear out on post-adolescent human interaction and relationships. Smaller reference copies for the 22 large 20x24 inch inkjet prints are available for ease of access.

Durham, North Carolina, 1999 October
Box 11
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Peñasco, New Mexico, 1999 August
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1999 April
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1999 April
Box 11
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Best Buy, Durham, North Carolina, 1998 September
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1998 July
Box 11
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Kiawah Island, South Carolina, 1998 June
Box 11
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Carolina Friends School, Durham, North Carolina, 1998 October
Box 11
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El Valle, New Mexico, 1999 July
Box 11
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Kit Carson Nation Forest, New Mexico, 1998 July
Box 11
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San Lorenzo Fiesta, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1998 August
Box 11
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Duke Forest, Durham, North Carolina, 1998 April
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1999 March
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1999 April
Box 11
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Durham, North Carolina, 1998 March
Box 12
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Durham, North Carolina, 1999 February
Box 12
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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998 June
Box 12
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Kit Carson Nation Forest, New Mexico, 1998 July
Box 12
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Durham, North Carolina, 1998 March
Box 12
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El Valle, New Mexico, 1998 July
Box 12
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Durham, North Carolina, 1997
Box 12
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Durham, North Carolina, 1998 March
Box 12
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6. May Day, 1970: Yale on Strike, 1970 May 1

1 box; 12 prints

Alex Harris's earliest work in the collection consists of 12 black-and-white 16x20 inch digital prints of student demonstrations at Yale University. The demonstrations came in response to the arrest of Black Panther Party leader, Bobby Seale, who was accused of ordering the murder of a supposed police informant in New Haven, CT. The series documents the demonstrations from a variety of angles and includes images of National Guard soldiers, students and university officials. These images remained unprinted for almost thirty-seven years until they were edited and printed as part of an exhibition of Alex Harris's early work at Duke University.

National Guard and girl, York Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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National Guardsman, New Haven, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Surveillance, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Waiting for speeches, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Crowd response, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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National Guard and girl, York Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Youth Against War and Fascism, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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National Guard, Yale Campus, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Student and professor, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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The Daily World, New Haven, Connecticut, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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Couple, New Haven Green, 1970 May Day
Box 13
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7. Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of Northern New Mexico, 1980-1987

2 boxes; 49 prints

After photographing in New Mexico in the 1970s, Harris returned there in the 1980s, visiting familiar locations in the High Road area he had photographed earlier. Specific locations include Chamisal, El Valle, Las Trampas, Las Vegas (NM), Peñasco, Rio Lucio, Truchas, and Vallecito. Scenes include snow on the high plains, horses, towns and streets, and people of various ages. One series of images was taken on the Picuris Native American reservation. Other images feature the colorful interior rooms of houses, which offer a glimpse into the intimate spaces and folk culture of the inhabitants. Some outdoor locations such as nightclubs and streets are viewed through a car windshield, foreshadowing images from the trip to Cuba in 1998. Digital pigmented color prints measure 20x24 inches, with the exception of two 16x20 prints. They were printed in 2000.

Quirino Gurule’s bedroom, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1986 December
Box 14
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Quirino Gurule's bedroom, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1987 May
Box 14
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Quirino Gurule’s bedroom, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1985 August
Box 14
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Onésimo and Eleanor Pacheco’s house, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1985 May
Box 14
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Cordova, New Mexico, Looking north from Bobby Sanchez’s 1964 Chevrolet Impala, 1987 June
Box 14
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George and Oralia’s front porch, El Valle, New Mexico, 1980 August
Box 14
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Black Mesa, looking east from Fred Cata’s 1957 Chevrolet Belair, 1987 July
Box 14
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Camposanto, El Valle, New Mexico, 1986 August
Box 14
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Genara Gurule’s house, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1985 August
Box 14
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Teodoro Griego’s house, Llano Largo, New Mexico, 1982 July
Box 14
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Bialquín Pacheco’s house, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1982 May
Box 14
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, looking east from Myles Sweeney’s 1960 Chevrolet Impala, 1987 July
Box 14
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The High Road looking west from Prisoner’s Curve, 1987 February
Box 14
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Sofia Leyba’s house, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1982 January
Box 14
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The edge of the Great Plains, ten miles north of Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1987 July
Box 14
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Llano San Juan, New Mexico, 1981 August
Box 14
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Peñasco, New Mexico, 1981 July
Box 14
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Onésimo and Eleanor Pacheco’s house, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1985 May
Box 14
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Tranquilino, Matilde, and José Aguilar’s house, El Valle, New Mexico, 1980 September
Box 14
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San Lorenzo Fiesta, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1985 August
Box 14
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Llano Arriba, El Valle, New Mexico, 1986 November
Box 14
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St. Martin de Parres and the Virgin Mary, Rosenda Medina’s house, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1986 December
Box 14
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Celedonio Gallego’s house, Llano de San Juan, New Mexico, 1985 June
Box 14
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Amadeo Sandoval's living room, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1984 July
Box 15
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Amadeo Sandoval's living room, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1985 June
Box 15
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Chamisal, New Mexico, looking east, 1980 November
Box 15
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Celma Cruz's kitchen, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1986 July
Box 15
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Las Trampas, New Mexico, 1984 March
Box 15
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Amadeo Sandoval's house, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1985 June
Box 15
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Tomas Montoya's bedroom, El Valle, New Mexico, 1985 August
Box 15
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Chamisal, New Mexico, looking north from Juan Dominguez's 1957 Chevrolet Impala, 1987 July
Box 15
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Sofia Leyba's dining room, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1987 February
Box 15
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Las Trampas, New Mexico, looking east from Levi Lobato's 1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1987 July
Box 15
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Hong Kong Lounge, Las Vegas, New Mexico, looking north from Richard Lucero's 1972 Buick Centurion, 1987 July
Box 15
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Truchas, New Mexico, 1984 August
Box 15
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Virgilio Duran's house, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1985 June
Box 15
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Maria Lopez's house, Rodarte, New Mexico, 1983 July
Box 15
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Onésimo and Eleanor Pacheco’s house, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1987 April
Box 15
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Onésimo and Eleanor Pacheco’s house, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1987 June
Box 15
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Elvira Romero's kitchen, Vadito, New Mexico, 1987 January
Box 15
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Peñasco, New Mexico, 1986 July
Box 15
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San Miguel Church, El Valle, New Mexico, 1980 July
Box 15
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Sand's Store, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1986 November
Box 15
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Jesse Lovato's house, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1983 March
Box 15
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Amadeo Sandoval's kitchen and bedroom, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1984 July
Box 15
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Farr's parking lot, Saturday night, Española, New Mexico, looking south frm J.R. Royball's 1966 Chevrolet Caprice, 1987 February
Box 15
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Sombrillo, looking south from Ben Vigil's 1952 Chevrolet, 1986 August
Box 15
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1984 January
Box 15
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Amadeo Sandoval's kitchen and bedroom, Rio Lucio, New Mexico, 1985 June
Box 15
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8. New Mexico in Black and White, 1972-1980

3 boxes; 42 prints

Subjects of these images from 1970s trips to New Mexico include old men and women, youthful members of a gang, girls celebrating their first communion, and beauty queens. Locations - both with and without people - include natural areas such as streams and forests, as well as farms, house interiors, streets, festivals, and outdoor work locations. Specific communities include Arroyo Hondo, Chamisal, Chimayo, El Valle, Las Trampas, Peñasco, Truchas, and Vallecito. The 42 gelatin silver prints are sized 11x14 (29) and 16x20 inches (13), and were printed in 1999 and 2000.

San Moreno, New Mexico, 1973 March
Box 16
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San Isidro, New Mexico, 1973 January
Box 16
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1973 January
Box 16
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Truchas, New Mexico, 1973 June
Box 16
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Chimayo, New Mexico, 1973
Box 16
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Truchas, New Mexico, 1972 November
Box 16
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Palm Sunday, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, 1973
Box 16
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Wrestling, El Cerrito, New Mexico, 1973 February
Box 16
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China gang, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 16
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Chamisal, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 16
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Beauty queens, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 16
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Peñasco, New Mexico (San Lorenzo Fiesta), 1979 August
Box 16
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1973
Box 16
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Española, New Mexico, 1973
Box 16
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El Valle, New Mexico, 1979
Box 16
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El Valle, New Mexico, 1979
Box 16
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Cleaning the ditch, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 March
Box 16
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Grave digging, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 16
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China gang, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 16
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Altar boys, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico, 1973
Box 16
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Peñasco, New Mexico, 1972 November
Box 16
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Cordova, New Mexico, 1972 October
Box 16
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Beer money (after clearing the irrigation ditch), El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 March
Box 16
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The China gang in the abandoned school house, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 16
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Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico, 1972 November

The Picuris are a federally recognized Native American tribe whose headquarters is in Peñasco, New Mexico.

Box 16
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1972 July
Box 16
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Truchas, New Mexico, 1972
Box 16
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First Communion Day, Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, 1973 May
Box 16
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First Communion Day, Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, 1973 May
Box 16
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Beauty queens after the San Lorenzo Fiesta parade, Peñasco, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 18
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Picuris Pueblo, New Mexico, 1973
Box 18
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The China Gang, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1974 August
Box 18
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Stacking hay, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 18
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, 1973 January
Box 18
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Truchas, New Mexico, 1972 November
Box 18
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El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 18
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Acqueduct, Las Trampas, New Mexico, 1980 March
Box 18
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Llano de la Yegua, New Mexico (above Peñasco/Rodarte), 1979 August
Box 18
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Oso Sarco, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 19
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Rio Chiquito, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 19
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Picuris Pueblo (Mermejos family home), New Mexico, 1972 October
Box 19
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Gabriel in the abandoned schoolhouse, Chamisal, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 19
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9. River of Traps, 1978-1980

2 boxes; 30 prints

Taken over the span of roughly one year, these images dwell on aspects of life for an elderly farmer, Jacobo Romero, part of the Hispanic community of northern New Mexico. "River of Traps" refers to the river, Rio de las Trampas, which runs through this area. Romero is shown chiefly on his farm, working cattle, irrigating, and harvesting hay, and in arroyos and other natural areas where he treks to look for wood and foraged food. There are also images of his wife, his grandchildren, and friends. This project provided documentary images for a book, by the same name, with text by William deBuys (1990). Some of the images also appear in a book by Robert Coles, The Old Ones of New Mexico (1973). The 30 gelatin silver prints measure 11x14 (20) and 16x20 inches (10), and were printed in 1999 and 2000.

Jacobo Romero sleeping, El Valle, New Mexico, 1978 June
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 17
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Onésimo Pacheco with latillas, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1979 November
Box 17
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Eloisa and Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1978 June
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, irrigating, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 April
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 17
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Celedonio Gallego, Llano Largo, New Mexico, 1979 November
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico (his 82nd birthday), 1979 June 11
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1978 August
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero feeding his cows, El Valle, New Mexico, 1980 February
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero at the Rio de Las Trampas, 1978 September
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 17
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Jacobo and Eloisa Romero in the toolshed, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 October

This print appears in color in the Red White Blue New Mexico project on Harris's website, but in this collection appears only in its black-and-white format.

Box 17
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Jacobo's whip, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero and his great grandson, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 July
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero telling stories, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 April
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 June
Box 17
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Jacobo in Eloisa's garden, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 17
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Jacobo Romero, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 June
Box 17
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Bialquín Pacheco, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1979 November
Box 19
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Tranquilino and José Aguilar, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 November
Box 19
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Bialquín Pacheco, Vallecito, New Mexico, 1980 February
Box 19
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Telling stories, Las Trampas, New Mexico, 1979 June
Box 19
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Jacobo Romero (82nd birthday portrait), El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 June 11
Box 19
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Jacobo in the forest at Rito de la Olla, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 19
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Jacobo Romero at his barn, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 19
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Jacobo in his barn, 1979 July
Box 19
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Jacobo Romero after the flood, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 September
Box 19
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Jacobo's hay, El Valle, New Mexico, 1979 August
Box 19
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10. Rainbow Gathering, 1979 July

2 boxes; 11 prints

While in New Mexico in 1979, Harris traveled to the nearby Rainbow Gathering, an annual counter-culture festival and encampment. There, he photographed men, women, and children, many of them nude, as they danced, built fires, told stories, bathed, and played instruments. The 11 gelatin silver images measure 11x14 (9) and 16x20 inches (2), and were printed in 1999-2000.

Snake woman, Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Putting out a fire, Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Bathing, Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Mud man, Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Mud man and three girls, Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 17
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Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 19
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Rainbow Gathering, Alpine, Arizona, 1979 July
Box 19
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11. Philadelphia Experience Corps, 1999 May

4 boxes; 56 prints

These black-and-white images were taken by Harris in May 1999 as part of an assignment to document interactions between volunteer reading tutors over the age of 55 and elementary school students in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Experience Corps is currently sponsored by the U.S. organization AARP. Most of the subjects, including volunteers, are African American. Gelatin silver prints measure 11x14 inches. Harris continued this work until 2005, with many later images taken in color. A selection of images was exhibited in the U.S. Senate Russell Building Rotunda in July 2005.

Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Washington School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 20
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Washington School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Washington School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Washington School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 21
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
Box 22
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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McClure School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Locke School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Morrison School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Rowen School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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Taylor School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 1999
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12. Old And On Their Own, 1990-1992

3 boxes; 21 prints

21 gelatin silver prints of African American and white older people living on their own in central North Carolina communities of Durham, Cedar Grove, and other places. This commissioned project provided documentary images for a study by Robert Coles, also published in book form as Old and On Their Own (1997). Prints measure 11 x 14 inches and are matted. Printed in 1992.

Roy Tapp, 86 years old, retired sharecropper, farmer, Cedar Grove, North Carolina, 1992 May
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Dwight Billings, 79 years old, retired botany professor, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 August
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Augusta Brimage Turner, 76 years old, retired public relations director, rehabilitation counselor, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1992 April
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Henry Markham, 81 years old, farmer, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 June
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Raymond Corn, 75 years old, retired boxer and contractor, Durham, North Carolina, 1992 January
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Lillie Vanhoook Beasley, 82 years old, retired sharecropper, Cedar Grove, North Carolina, 1992 June
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Villa Zala, 86 years old, writer, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1992 April
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Edith London, 81 years old, painter, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 July
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William Evans, 67 years old, retired sharecropper, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 June
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Claude Carmelia, 82 years old, retired army sergeant, Durham, North Carolina, 1992 June
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Gilbert Fountain, 86 years old, retired scrapyard worker, salvager, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 June
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Charlotte Earth Adams, 90 years old, mediator, 1992 April
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Bayard Hedrick, 76 years old, retired government worker, artist, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1992 June
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Lorenzo Beasley, 76 years old, rettired sharecropper and custodian, Cedar Grove, North Carolina, 1992 May
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John "Shag" Stewart, 82 years old, retired bank president, Durham, North Carolina, 1992 May
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Doctor Ralph Beasley, 84 years old, retired farmer, Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, 1992 May
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Clara Sims, 90 years old, retired hospital worker, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 August
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Glenn Pursselley, 76 years old, retired Air Force Sergeant, P.O.W., Durham, North Carolina, 1992 April
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Edward Nell Toole, 92 years old, electrician, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 September
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Herbert Andrews, 93 years old, tailor, Durham, North Carolina, 1990 August
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Martha Branscombe, 84 years old, retired child relief worker, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1992 May
Box 76
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13. Mobile, Alabama, 2009-2010

3 boxes; 138 prints

Contains 69 large (24x36 inch) pigmented color inkjet photographs taken by Alex Harris in Mobile, Alabama for a documentary book project co-authored with naturalist Edward O. Wilson, whose childhood was spent in this area of the South. The book is entitled Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City (2012). The prints were part of an exhibit in the Mobile Museum of Art from October 2012-January 2013.

Images include portraits of Mobile citizens from various backgrounds; a football team's practices and prayer circles; women’s church groups; Civil War re-enactors; street scenes; Mardi Gras events, including balls and receptions; and landscapes, including images of the Gulf of Mexico and of local and state parklands. Includes a portrait of E.O. Wilson, kneeling down to look at ants. The 69 prints measure 24x30 inches and were made on an Epson 7900 stylus pro, using Epson ultrachrome hdr inks.

Large prints are closed to general use. A full set of 69 11x17 inch viewing copies, also pigmented color inkjet prints, are available in a separate box.

24x36 inch prints are closed to general use unless by permission of the Curator of Archive of Documentary Arts. 11x17 inch viewing copies are available.

Murphy High School Panthers with coach Ronn Lee, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 11
Box 62
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Mobile Delta, Alabama, 2009 October 6
Box 62
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Duckblind cane, osprey nest on dead cypress, Mobile Delta, Alabama, 2009 October 6
Box 62
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Ben Davis, Cedar Point Pier, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 7
Box 62
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Dale Turner, on the Crescent Towing tug "Noon Wednesday," Mobile River and Cochrane–Africatown USA Bridge, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 7
Box 62
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Major General Gary Cooper, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 9
Box 62
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Willie Brown, dry kiln supervisor at Scotch & Gulf Lumber LLC, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 7
Box 62
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UMS Wright football practice, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 12
Box 62
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Murphy High School marching band, before the Murphy-Citronelle game, Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 14
Box 62
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Lewis Island, Chuckfee Bay, Mobile Delta, Alabama, 2009 October 7
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Murphy Panther prayer, half-time, Murphy-Citronelle game, Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 14
Box 62
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Robert Hunter, Spring Hill, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 9
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UMS Wright Bulldogs, entering Cooper Stadium for second half against the Thomasville Tigers, 2010 October 8
Box 62
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Cole Brothers Circus, Mobile, 2010 October 10
Box 62
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Bill Finch, Dyas Creek Swamp, Baldwin County, Alabama, 2010 April 13
Box 62
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Modern dance class, Murphy High, 2010 October 14
Box 62
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Margaret Langdon Hamilton in her Mardi Gras gown, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 2
Box 62
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Mobile Bay at Fairhope, Alabama, 2009 October 2
Box 62
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Antonio Holmes, Christian Robinson, Thomas Haring, and Conner McClerry (l-r), holding a rat snake at Five Rivers State Park, Alabama, 2009 October 3
Box 62
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Ken McGhee, Beetle Bailey, and Stephen Ellison, Magee Farm, Kushla, Alabama, 2009 October 4
Box 62
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Kudzu and artificial palm tree, Mobile, Alabama, 2009 October 8
Box 62
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Bellingrath Gardens gift shop, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 April 12
Box 62
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Rosa Barahona, Mobile, 2010 April 8
Box 62
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Murphy High School Panthers, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 11
Box 62
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UMS Wright Bulldogs, football practice, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 12
Box 62
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Modern dance class, Murphy High, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 14
Box 62
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Lenora Ash's House, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 April 8
Box 62
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Bass Pro Outdoor World, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 2009 October 7
Box 62
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Murphy High School trophy room and auxiliary library, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 October 10
Box 62
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Boy Scouts from troops 28, 292, and 600, Five Rivers State Park, Alabama, 2009 October 3
Box 62
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Kyle Tucker, Captain for Crescent Towing on the tugboat, "Noon Wednesday," Mobile harbor, Alabama, 2009 October 7
Box 62
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Grand Marshall’s Reception, Battle House Renaissance Hotel, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 12
Box 63
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Martin Lanaux, Knoll Park, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 February 12
Box 63
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Mardi Gras Parade, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February
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Word of Life Church, South Atmore Avenue, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 13
Box 63
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Mistresses of Joe Cain, Mardi Gras, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 14
Box 63
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Japonica camellia, Auburn Cooperative Extension Service, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 April 7
Box 63
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Atamasco lilies, mud swamp at Hal’s Lake near Carlton, Alabama, 2010 April 11
Box 63
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Stewart Memorial Christian Methodist Church, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 14
Box 63
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Indian Mound State Park, Dauphin Island, Alabama, 2010 April 8
Box 63
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Indian Mound State Park, Dauphin Island, Alabama, 2010 July 8
Box 63
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Word of Life Church, South Atmore Avenue, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 13
Box 63
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Drawing cards for next morning’s turkey hunting territories, Choctaw Bluff Hunting Club, Alabama, 2010 April 10
Box 63
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Star and Marty Stapleton’s pier, Dauphin Island, Alabama, 2010 April 8
Box 63
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Loblolly Pine Nursery, Semmes, Alabama, 2010 July 9
Box 63
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Wrestlers Taylor James (l) and Jacob Vandee. Background: Sandy Stimpson; foreground: Dan Elcan. Choctaw Bluff Hunting Club, Alabama, 2010 April 10
Box 63
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Oliver "Bully" Jackson at his childhood home, Choctaw Bluff, Alabama, 2010 April
Box 63
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Choctaw Bluff Hunting Club, Alabama, 2010 April 10
Box 63
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Grand Marshall's Ball, Battlehouse Hotel, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 12
Box 63
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Periwinkle snails on cord grass, Grand Bay marsh, Alabama, 2010 July 12
Box 63
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Captain Brent (Hollywood) and Pam Shaver, Orange Beach, Alabama, 2010 July 13
Box 63
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Sasagu and Junko Yoda, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 July 16
Box 63
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Eastern tiger swallowtail and pitcher plants, Splinter Hill Bog, Alabama, 2010 July 19
Box 63
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E.O. Wilson Looking at Ants, Fort Morgan Ferry, Gulf Shores, Alabama, 2010
Box 63
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Football Practice, Mobile, Alabama, 2010
Box 63
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Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 February 11
Box 63
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Longleaf pines, Knoll Park, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 February 12
Box 63
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Birthday girls, Stewart Memorial Christian Methodist Church, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 14
Box 63
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Truat V. Nguyen and his goddaughter, Brittany, South Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 7
Box 63
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Order of Butterfly Maidens Parade, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 6
Box 63
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Terrilynn and Mike Benintende, Mardi Gras camp, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 7
Box 63
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Mardo Gras Nacho Stand, American Legion yard, Government Street, Mobile, 2010 October 8
Box 63
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Hoji (Buddhist Memorial service for the deceased), Mrs. Heak Hong’s home, Irvington, Alabama, 2010 February 9
Box 63
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Mobile Warriors High School Band, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February
Box 63
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Davidson High School band members Kelante Buskey and Clifford Atchison, before the Order of LaShe Parade, Mobile, Alabama, 2010 February 9
Box 63
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Lenora Ash's House, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 April 8
Box 63
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Roy Hyde, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 February 10
Box 63
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Roy Hyde, Fairhope, Alabama, 2010 February 10
Box 63
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Prescribed Burn, Longleaf Pines, Mobile Botanical Gardens, 2010 February 11
Box 63
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Viewing prints for Mobile, Alabama series, 11x17 inches
(1 box; 69 prints)
Box 64

14. Dream of a House, 2011

61 prints, 1 box

The series contains 61 17x24 inch color inkjet prints of interior views of the former home of author Reynolds Price, a friend of the photographer, taken in 2011 after Price's death. There are also 61 jpeg files of the images, and a print essay by Harris. Images include views of rooms with numerous artworks and closeups of individual art pieces in Price's house. The photographs came to comprise a documentary book project produced jointly by Harris and Documentary and Experimental Arts instructor Margaret Sartor. The book, Dream of a House (Fall 2017), draws connections between Price's "passions and preoccupations" as revealed in his writings, to his intimates, and through his exuberantly decorated home in Durham, North Carolina.

Artist's abstract: "My wife Margaret Sartor and I were friends with Reynolds Price as well as his relatively close neighbors. Over the years, we visited Reynolds many times in his home on Cornwallis Road in Durham. We marveled as his collections grew, particularly after he was confined to a wheelchair in 1984 until his death in 2011. That spring of 2011, I was asked to document Reynolds’ home before it was dismantled. Initially I made these photographs as a collection for the Archive of Documentary Arts to accompany the Reynolds Price Archive at Rubenstein. But after making the pictures, along with Margaret I began to see connections between the man, his writing, and the collections in his home. We determined to try to bring out those connections in a book, and after more than five years have completed our work on the publication Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price (Fall 2017, George Thompson Publishing and CDS books)."

Reynolds Price’s home, 2011
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DSC_4059-a

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The top of a dresser in Reynolds Price’s home, 2011
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DSC_4404

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Detail from a portrait of Reynolds Price, 2011
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DSC_3818

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Reynolds Price’s living room #1, 2011
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DSC_3729-2

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Reynolds Price’s living room #2, 2011
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DSC_3765

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Reynolds Price’s bathroom, 2011
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DSC_4388

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Reynolds Price’s dining area, 2011
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DSC_4045

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Reynolds Price’s office #1, 2011
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DSC_4072

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Reynolds Price’s living room #3, 2011
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DSC_3984

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Reynolds Price’s office #2, 2011
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DSC_4004

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Reynolds Price’s pantry door, 2011
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DSC_4277

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Reynolds Price’s dining area #2, 2011
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DSC_4545

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Reynolds Price’s exercise/gallery room, 2011
Original digital file ID:

DSC_4362

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen, 2011
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DSC_3643

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen and dining area, 2011
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DSC_3989

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Reynolds Price’s entryway and stairway to the upstairs, 2011
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DSC_3934

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Detail from a portrait of Reynolds Price #2, 2011
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DSC_4226

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Reynolds Price’s bedroom bookshelf #1, 2011
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DSC_4616

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Reynolds Price’s office bookshelf #1, 2011
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DSC_4188

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Reynolds Price’s office #3, 2011
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DSC_4415

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Reynolds Price’s office #4, 2011
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DSC_4026

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Reynolds Price’s living room #4, 2011
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DSC_3705

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Reynolds Price’s office bookshelf #2, 2011
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DSC_4194

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Reynolds Price’s office #5, 2011
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DSC_3912

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen #2, 2011
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DSC_3664

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Windowsill, Reynolds Price’s home, 2011
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DSC_3646

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Reynolds Price’s office #6, 2011
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DSC_4471

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Reynolds Price’s office #7, 2011
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DSC_4478

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Reynolds Price’s office #8, 2011
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DSC_4177

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Anteroom to Reynolds Price’s office and bedroom, 2011
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DSC_4453

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Wall of Heroes, Reynolds Price’s bedroom, 2011
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DSC_4207

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Reynolds Price’s office #9, 2011
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DSC_3825

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Reynolds Price’s bedroom #1, 2011
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Reynolds Price’s living room #5, 2011
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Reynolds Price’s bedroom bookshelf #2, 2011
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DSC_4625

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Reynolds Price’s bedroom bookshelf #3, 2011
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DSC_4627

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Reynolds Price’s office #10, 2011
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DSC_3849

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Reynolds Price’s dining area #3, 2011
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DSC_3768

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen and bedroom view, 2011
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DSC_4291

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Reynolds Price’s office #11, 2011
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DSC_3836

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Reynolds Price’s office #12, 2011
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DSC_4484

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Reynolds Price’s office #13, 2011
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DSC_4037

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Reynolds Price’s office bookshelf 3, 2011
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DSC_4656

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Reynolds Price’s exercise/gallery room #2, 2011
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Reynolds Price’s bedroom #2, 2011
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DSC_4331crop

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Reynolds Price’s exercise/gallery room #3, 2011
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DSC_4122

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Reynolds Price’s home #2, 2011
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DSC_5654

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Reynolds Price’s office #14, 2011
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DSC_4022

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen #3, 2011
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DSC_4100

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Reynolds Price’s dining area with office view, 2011
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DSC_4296

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Reynolds Price’s living room #6, 2011
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DSC_3995

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Reynolds Price’s office #15, 2011
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DSC_4375

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Shrine between Reynolds Price’s office and bedroom, 2011
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DSC_3668

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Reynolds Price’s kitchen #4, 2011
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DSC_3655

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Anteroom to Reynolds Price’s office and bedroom #2, 2011
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55-DSC_4673

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Reynolds Price’s living room #7, 2011
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DSC_4662

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Reynolds Price’s office #16, 2011
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DSC_4662

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Reynolds Price’s living room bookshelf, 2011
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DSC_4600

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Detail from a portrait of Reynolds Price #3, 2011
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DSC_4125

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Detail from a portrait of Reynolds Price #4, 2011
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DSC_3970

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Detail from a portrait of Reynolds Price #5, 2011
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DSC_3967

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15. Publicity and Audiovisual Materials, 1971-2003

3 boxes

Contains paper and a/v materials related to exhibits and publications featuring Harris's work in documentary photography. This series also includes several audio recordings of presentations by Harris. Recordings related to specific documentary projects are described with their related materials in the Project Files Series.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

Printed materials, 1971-2003

Contains copies of publications which feature Harris's photography; one contains an essay on his work. Additionally, includes one folder of thumbnails and captions of particular photographic documentary projects, 1998-2001.

Aperture, 1978 and 1989
(2 issues)
Box 26
Innovations, 2001-2002
(4 issues)
Box 26
El Contemporani, 2001 (essay on Harris)
Box 26
Yale Alumni Magazine, 1971
Box 26
Brochures, Cordoned Heart and Gertrude Blom, 1984 and undated
Box 26
Other brochures, 1993-2000 and undated
Box 26
Printed pages of thumbnail images and captions from Harris's photographic collection at Duke, 1998-2001
Box 26
Exhibition catalog, Les Suds profonds de l'Ámerique--Alex Harris, Clarence John Laughlin, Ralph Eugene Meatyard: collection le Pavillon des Images, 2010

Produced by Gilles Mora, Paris, Democratic Books. Also includes leaflet from exhibition and undated [2010] gift note from Alex Harris. Exhibition date: 2010 Oct. 21-2011 Jan. 30.

Box 60

Audiocassette Recordings, 1982-2003

Recordings of Harris from a 1993 presentation given at the National Humanities Center, and an exhibit reception at Duke University in 2003. Titles taken from original cassette labels, with some information supplied by the archivist. Arranged chronologically.

Lectures and speaking engagements related to Harris's photographic projects and publications, including A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood; A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South; and South Africa: The Cordoned Heart project, are found in their respective subseries in the Project Files Series.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Some use copies are available and are noted. Otherwise, access to materials requires production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

National Humanities Center (NHC) lecture: The Art of Documentary Photography, #247, circa 1993
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_012
NHC lecture: Culture in Focus, #653, circa 1993
(2 copies)
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_013
Harris's presentation at the opening reception of his exhibit, Alex Harris Photographs, 1998-2000, Images From the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, September 24, 2003
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_018
Listening copy of NHC lecture (audiocassette), "Culture in Focus" by Harris
Box 28

Video Recordings, 1996 and 2007

One VHS video cassette and one DVD documenting class activities and a lecture.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use copies are available. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

"AGO AME made by the students of CA 180S, Duke University, Fall 1996, Film and Video Program and Dept. of Cultural Anthropology," VHS video cassette, 1996

[Viewing copy available in Box 65.]

[Viewing copy available in Box 65.]

Box 65
Use copies of "AGO AME" video and "The Idea of Cuba" lecture by Harris
Box 65
"The Idea of Cuba--Alex Harris Lecture," Nasher Museum, DVD, 2007 Nov. 16

[Viewing copy available in Box 65.]

[Viewing copy available in Box 65.]

Box 65

16. Correspondence, 1972-1992 and undated

16 boxes

Correspondence, drafts, grant applications, research notes, photographs, printed materials, proofs, publicity, and other materials produced during Harris's work on a variety of books, conferences, exhibitions, and academic activities from the mid-1970s through the early 1990s. Some projects are covered in considerable depth, including the following: early history of the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies; Wendy Ewald and the project that eventually became the Literacy Through Photography Program; photographer Paul Kwilecki's first book, Understandings; Harris's work with Robert Coles and Helen Levitt on her In the Street: Chalk Drawings and Messages New York City, 1938-1948; and various projects involving South African photographers (see scope notes for specific boxes). Other books and exhibitions represented in this series include: I Shall Save One Land Unvisited: Eleven Southern Photographers (1978); The Last and First Eskimos (1982); The Old Ones of New Mexico (various editions); Red White Blue and God Bless You: a Portrait of Northern New Mexico (1992); and River of Traps: a Village Life (1990). Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic.

Abram-Bios, 1973-1992 and undated
(36 folders)
Box 29
Black photography-CDS, 1980-1991 and undated
(30 folders)
Box 30
CDS Board-Coffey, 1979-1991
(20 folders)
Box 31
Coles-Dietz, 1972-1992 and undated
(28 folders)

Materials include correspondence and publicity for The Cordoned Heart exhibition.

Box 32
Doc book-Ewald, 1976-1991 and undated
(25 folders)
Box 33
Ewald-Gallery 10, 1980-1992 and undated
(22 folders)

Materials include seventy-five of Harris's 35mm slides and related negatives of John Hope Franklin, 1990 June-July.

Box 34
General correspondence-ICP (International Center of Photography), 1976-1991 and undated
(38 folders)
Box 35
ICP-Ledochowski, 1978-1990 and undated
(21 folders)

Materials include manuscripts and correspondence with photographer Paul Kwilecki on his first book, Understandings. See also related materials filed under the book's title. Some items removed to Oversize Materials.

Box 36
Leger-Lyndhurst, 1980-1990 and undated
(20 folders)
Box 37
Lynnemeir-Mora, 1979-1992 and undated
(34 folders)

One folder, A.J. Meek, removed for preservation.

Box 38
Morgan-Resume, 1977-1992 and undated
(43 folders)
Box 39
Rhodenbaugh-Smith, 1981-1992 and undated
(32 folders)
Box 40
Smithsonian-South Africa, Cordoned Heart, 1981-1991 and undated
(13 folders)

Materials include: correspondence with Omar Badsha and other photographers; publicity and photographic materials for various South Africa projects such as Beyond the Barricades, The Cordoned Heart and The Transported of Kwandebele For the last title, see also materials filed under David Goldblatt.

Box 41
South Africa, Friends of Photography-Trachtenberg, 1981-1991 and undated
(21 folders)

Materials include; correspondence and publicity materials for the South Africa Documentary Photography Fellowship Program; transcripts of interviews with South African documentary photographers and with South African journalist Allister Sparks.

Box 42
Trask-Young, 1975-1990 and undated
(36 folders)
Box 43
Photographs, various projects, 1972-1991 and undated
(5 folders)

8x10" format prints and negatives removed from correspondence folders for flat storage. Includes work on projects with Gertrude Blom, Robert Coles, the photographs of Aden Field, and publicity photographs for The Cordoned Heart.

Box 44

17. DoubleTake Files, 1991-1998 and undated

6 boxes

Files consist chiefly of correspondence with several hundred authors, photographers, and staff members during the first few years of publication of the magazine DoubleTake. Recordings derive from organizational meetings and various talks by DoubleTake founders such as Robert Coles.

DoubleTake files, 1986-1993 and undated

Related materials may be found in the DoubleTake Records, 1908-1999 (bulk 1993-1999), also held in the Rubenstein Library. Materials about the magazine's founding can be found under files titled Editorial Prospectus; Whitney Ellsworth (a publishing consultant); Publication--Early Correspondence; and Quail Roost conference, and in other folders. See also the recordings in this series. Arranged alphabetically by name or topic.

Ackerman-Crosland
(80 folders)
Box 45
Cummings-Exploris
(36 folders)
Box 46
Farmer-Kellam
(65 folders)
Box 47
Keohane-Mickiewicz
(57 folders)
Box 48
Microscopic-Quail Roost
(44 folders)
Box 49
Race-Zagajewski
(94 folders)
Box 50
DoubleTake recordings, 1986-1993 and undated

A group of eight recordings, six of which document meetings and retreats conducted in the early 1990s to discuss creation of the magazine eventually known as DoubleTake. Two microcassettes from 1986 feature Robert Coles discussing the Center for Documentary Studies. No transcripts have been discovered, but material on the early history of the magazine is present in this collection. Several tapes may derive from the same meeting at Quail Roost Retreat in 1993, although with slight variations in labeling and dating. Tapes are arranged chronologically. "MC" denotes microcassettes, "C," audiocassettes.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Originals closed to use. Listening copies must be made. Please consult with a reference archivist before coming to use this item.]

"R. Coles on Documentary Studies," 1986 Jan. 27
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_019
"R. Coles on Documentary Studies," 1986 Jan. 27
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_020
"Bob Coles/Whitney Ellsworth," 1992 May 4
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_025
"Bob Coles/Alex Harris Q.R. [i.e., Quail Roost] #1," undated [1993 May 5?]
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_026
"#3 Quail Roost Retreat, Whitney Ellsworth, Alex Harris, et al.," 1993 May 5
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_027
"Bob on magazine," undated
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_028
"DoubleTake conv. [conf.?]," undated
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_029
"DoubleTake meeting," undated
Box 62
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_030

18. Project Files, 1970-2013 and undated

15 boxes

Articles, correspondence, grant applications, manuscripts, notes, photographic materials, printed materials, research notes, tape recordings, and other documents derived from various books and related exhibitions and symposia on which Harris has worked as curator, editor, organizer, or photographer. The bulk of the materials derive from the following three books and related projects: Gertrude Blom: Bearing Witness (1984); A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South (1997); A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood (1987); and from South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, (1986) a project on South African photographers documenting apartheid, conducted with Omar Badsha, Bruce Payne, Margaret Sartor, and others. Also includes the book projects Idea of Cuba, Arrivals and Departures, River of Traps, Why We Are Here, This Fabulous Loneliness, and Visions in the Dark for Aperture. There are two large sets of oral history interviews on cassette tapes in this series, deriving from Harris's work with anthropologist Blom, and from his work with South African photographers.

Arrivals & Departures, 1999-2003 and undated

Comprises materials related to the book Arrivals and Departures: The Airport Pictures of Garry Winogrand, which Harris edited with Lee Friedlander. Includes correspondence; research; working files; photocopies, slides, and prints of images; along with drafts and mock-ups of the book.

Correspondence, 1999-2002 and undated
Box 67
Folder 1
Gary Winogrand research, 2001 and undated
Box 67
Folder 2
Working files, 2002-2003 and undated
Box 67
Folder 3
Working files for introduction, undated
Box 67
Folder 4
Xerox of images: 1. good print, 2. print needs work, 3. no print, undated
Box 67
Folder 5
Gary Winogrand airport slides, undated
Box 67
Folder 6
Gary Winogrand airport slides, duplicates and rejects, undated
Box 67
Folder 7
Draft 1, undated
Box 68
Folder 1
Draft 2, undated
Box 68
Folder 2
Dummy mock-up, undated
Box 68
Folder 3
Slides of book, undated
Box 68
Folder 4
Work prints, undated
(2 folders)
Box 72
Photographs, undated
Box 68
Folder 5

A New Life, 1993-1998 and undated

Biographies of authors and photographers, correspondence, finances and contracts, and printed materials for A New Life: Stories and Photographs from the Suburban South (1997). Arranged alphabetically by topic. Also includes a recording of Harris speaking about his work, circa 1997.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

A New Life files
(17 folders)
Box 53-54
Inside The Arts: Alex Harris - A New Life, circa 1997
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_011

A World Unsuspected, 1984-1987 and undated

3 boxes

Manuscripts, recorded lectures, correspondence, copy-edited typescripts, printed materials, and other project files for Harris's book, A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood (1987). Also included here are preparations for a conference at the Lyndhurst Foundation in Chattanooga. Arranged with individual authors's manuscripts first, followed by topical categories in chronological order.

A World Unsuspected project files
(54 folders)
Box 55-57
"Alex Harris--A World Unsuspected" [Side A], undated; "Backward Glances Closing" [Side B], 1988 Apr. 23
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_010
"A World Unsuspected," undated
(4 audiocassettes)
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_014-C_017

The Idea of Cuba, 2004-2005

Comprises three versions of Harris' book, The Idea of Cuba, including two drafts and a small-scale final facsimile created by John Hill.

The Idea of Cuba, daft 1
Box 66
The Idea of Cuba, draft 2
(2 folders)
Box 66
The Idea of Cuba, Final facsimile
Box 66

River of Traps, 1991 and undated

Comprises a manuscript draft for the book River of Traps, along with cover mockups, all undated.

Manuscript, undated
Box 69
Folder 1
Cover mock-ups, 1991 and undated
Box 69
Folder 2

This Fabulous Loneliness, 2012-2013

Comprises two drafts of the book This Fabulous Loneliness, featuring photographs of Reynolds Price's residence.

First draft, 2012
Box 71
Second draft, 2013
(2 folders)
Box 71
Copy of APERTURE volume, 1978
Box 74

Why We Are Here, 2012

Comprised solely of guide prints for the book Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City.

Guide prints, 2012
(3 folders, Linear Feet)
Box 70

Gertrude Blom Project Files, 1970-1987 and undated

Articles, recorded interviews, correspondence, grant applications, manuscripts, research notes, card files, and other materials related to projects on anthropologist, journalist, and photographer Gertrude Duby Blom, who documented the culture and struggles of Mexican indigenous peoples such as the Lacandón. Materials center around Harris's work with Blom on the book Gertrude Blom: Bearing Witness (1984) and the related exhibition at the International Center for Photography, also 1984, co-curated by Harris and Margaret Sartor. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Photos of indigenous tribes, probably from this period, are also found in Box 57.

The Rubenstein Library also holds a small collection of Blom's photographic prints of the Lacandón.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Listening copies are available. Please contact Research Services before coming to use this collection.]

Blom project files
(22 folders)
Box 51-53
Mexico: small black-and-white photographs of indigenous tribes and bi-racial people (Lacandón, Ladinos, and others), circa 1983
(3 folders)
Box 57

Gertrude Duby Blom Oral History Interviews, 1982 July and undated

Eight of the cassettes are interviews conducted by Alex Harris; the ninth cassette features Blom speaking at a conference. Titles are transcribed from original cassette labels, with some additional expansion/information supplied by archivist.

Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copies available in Box 28.]

G. Blom 7/3/82-conference; 7/4/82-childhood [Side 1]; G. Blom 7/4/82 childhood; 7/5/82 Italy, Germany [Side 2]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_001
G. Blom - political yrs 7/4; Europe 7/5, Mexico 1939 [Side A]; 7/5-7/6/82 Early Days Lacandones; 2 Jacinto, Bor [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_002
7/6/82, Missionaries, early Mexico; changes (?), deforestation [Side A]; deforestation, change culture; Na Bolom, Bor & Kin [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_003
7/9/82--Bor and Kin 7/10/82 [Side A]; 7/11/82 Trudi [Blom] on photography, politics--world situation [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_004
7/12, Politics and Frey Bartolomé; 7/13 Education, Franz -- Anthropology (?) [Side A]; 7/14 Trudi [Blom] on Women [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_005
7/14, Woman as photog [photographer]; 7/15 Chan K'in & roman [Side A]; 7/15 Chan K'in & Rivers (?); 7/16
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_006
G. Blom 7/15/82 (57) 7 on conference [Side A]; G. Blom on Photos 7/20 [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_007
Trudi on Photos 7/20 (elec. goes off) [Side A]; Trudi on photos 7/20 [Side B]
Conditions Governing Access note

[Listening copy available in Box 28.]

Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_008
"Blum--Trudi's talk/conference" [Side A]; "Gertrude Blom" [Side B], undated
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_009
Use copies of interviews with Gertrude Duby Blom
Box 28

South Africa: The Cordoned Heart, circa 1985-1986

Audiocassettes and micro cassettes of interviews with many of the twenty photographers represented in the Rubenstein Library's South African Documentary Photography Collection, curated by Alex Harris during his work on the project "South Africa: The Cordoned Heart," which resulted in a book published in 1986. Interviews were conducted mainly by Alex Harris and Margaret Sartor. The tapes are mainly undated, but transcripts place them between October 1985 and July 1986. Also includes presentations by Alex Harris and Bruce Payne and others.

There are fifteen microcassettes and six audiocassettes in this group, arranged in order by last name, then by date. Unidentified tapes are at the end. Includes a set of four cassettes from a Cordoned Heart symposium, 1986. "MC" denotes microcassettes, "C," audiocassettes. Since the transcripts contain little or no reference to the tape numbering scheme, an individual transcript cannot be assumed to contain all appearances of an individual on various tapes. Transcripts are housed in the Correspondence Series under "South Africa--Transcripts."

Conditions Governing Access note

[Originals closed to use. Listening copy must be made. Please consult with a reference archivist before coming to use this item.]

Alberts, Paul (Sides A, B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42. See also "Unidentified tapes" below.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_01
Alphers, Joseph (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_11
"Badsha at Duke" (Sides A and B), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_019
Badsha, Omar

Badsha's name appears in numerous transcripts; no single transcript is filed under his name. He also appears on these microcassettes: MC_03; MC_04, (A and B); MC_06 (A and B) [plus "Jeewa"]; MC_07 (A and B); MC_10 (Side B); and MC_08 (A and B).

Box 65
Barry, M. [Michael] (Side A), undated [1985]

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_12
Berman, Bee (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_12
Davies, Michael (Side A), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_03
Gentry, Brenda (Side B), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_14
Goldblatt, David--see "Unidentified tapes" below, undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Johnson, Lisa (Side A), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_14
Konings, Paul--see "Unidentified tapes" below, undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Lawson, Lesley (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_09
Ledechowski, Chris (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_03
Ledechowski, Chris (Side A), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_05
Lombard, Rashid (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_05
Lombard, Rashid (Side A), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_12
Lombard, Rashid (Sides A and B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_13
Maclennan, Ben (Side A); Micro2, undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_01
Maclennan, Ben (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_08
Matthews, Jimmy (Side A), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_10
Mendel, Gideon (Side A), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_08
Mendel, Gideon (Side B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_12
Nunn, Cedric (Side A), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_02
Payne, Bruce, and Alex Harris, "Bruce and Alex on S. Africa Duke Talk", undated
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_02
Payne, Bruce, and Alex Harris, speaking on the Cordoned Heart project, undated
Box 27
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_15
Perez, Bernie (Side B), undated

[Transcript available?]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_01
Peters, Myron, 1985

[Peters's name is not labeled on a tape, but a transcript is available in Box 42.]

Box 65
South Africa: The Cordoned Heart Symposium, ICP [four audiocassettes labeled Side 1 -- Side 7], 1986 May 9
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_020-C_023
Sparks, Allister (sides A and B), undated

[Transcript available in Box 42.]

Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_C_024
Weinberg, Paul (A); see also "Unidentified tapes" below.
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_11
W. [Weinberg], Paul (A and B); see also "Unidentified tapes" below.
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_04
Unidentified: GBlatt [Goldblatt?] (Side B), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_02
Unidentified: Paul [could mean Alberts, Konings, or Weinberg] (Side B), undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_05
Unidentified: Side A may also refer to Goldblatt, undated
Box 65
Audio-cassette RL_10060_MC_09
Notebook with "Bill Hawley" on cover (Director of Educational Programs in Public Policy at Duke Univ.) with notes on education programs in NC, and other loose notes on same, 1978 and undated
Box 62
Script from a talk concerning Harris's documentary film work (in partnership with Paula Erlich), The Time of Our lives: Living With Brain Cancer, circa 2012
Box 62

19. Teaching Materials, 1976-2004

3 boxes

Syllabi, printed materials, student writings, and other classroom materials for Harris's classes at University of North Carolina and Duke University. Arranged chronologically.

Conditions Governing Access note

[SOME MATERIALS MAY BE RESTRICTED: Students's grades and social security numbers have been redacted in all places where they were encountered. Any similar information remaining in the files is closed to use and must be removed.]

Classes at UNC and Duke, 1976-1996
(32 folders)
Box 58-60
Student Photographic Work, DOC, 2003-2004
(13 items)

Color photographs documenting North Carolina State Fairgrounds and Durham, North Carolina urban scenes, produced by three students taking Alex Harris's course, PPS/DOCST 177S, academic year 2003-2004. Consists of nine inkjet 9x13 inch color prints and four paper-format text panels, including the introductory text panel by Harris. Some of the students's work was exhibited in 2004 at the Center for Documentary Studies under the title Sense of Place. List of titles available in the box.

Box 61
Kwilecki, Paul: proofs and other documents from Kwilecki's photography book, Understandings (removed from Correspondence Series)
Box 61
Printed materials and publicity, various projects, 1975-1991 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 61
Lyon, Danny, Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, proofs, 1992
(4 folders)
Box 61

21. Proof Prints, 1984-2015

Comprises proof prints and general information for various projects, including Southern Color and the Gulf Coast and New Orleans Post Katrina.

Information folder, 2015
Box 73
Folder 1
Southern Color, 1984-1985
Box 73
Folder 2
Gulf Coast and New Orleans Post Katrina, 2006
Box 73
Folder 3
 

Historical Note

Alex Harris is a photographer, writer, and teacher. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he has spent most of his adult life in North Carolina. He has photographed for extended periods in Cuba, the Inuit villages of Alaska, the Hispanic villages of northern New Mexico, and across the American South. He is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Documentary Studies at Duke University and has taught at Duke for more than three decades. At Duke, Harris is a founder of the Center for Documentary Photography (1980), The Center for Documentary Studies (1989), DoubleTake magazine (1995), and The Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program (2002) His awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Photography, a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship, and a Lyndhurst Prize. Harris’s work is represented in major photographic collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including two solo exhibitions at the International Center of Photography in New York City. As a photographer and editor, Harris has published seventeen books, among them A World Unsuspected: Portraits of Southern Childhood (North Carolina, 1987), River of Traps: A New Mexico Mountain Life (New Mexico, 1990), with William deBuys, which was a finalist for the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in general non-fiction, The Idea of Cuba (New Mexico, 2007), and Why We Are Here: Mobile and the Spirit of a Southern City (Liveright/Norton, 2012), with Edward O. Wilson. Dream of a House: The Passions and Preoccupations of Reynolds Price (GFT/CDS), his book with Margaret Sartor, will be published in fall 2017 in association with an exhibition at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Related Material

Alex Harris's work in South Africa with fellow documentarians Bruce Payne, Paul Weinberg, Margaret Sartor, and Omar Badsha, and his work with Gertrude Duby Blom in Central America, is reflected in the following collections also held in the Rubenstein Library:


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Provenance

The Alex Harris photographs and papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as gifts and purchases from 1992 to 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Tanner Capps, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, February 2010. Photographic projects were reprocessed and described at the item level by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Alex Cunningham, and Leslie Hayes, December 2016.

Encoded by Tanner Capps, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, March 2010

Addition processed and encoded by Michael Shumate, August 2011

Updated to include additions of student work, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, July 2012

Accession 2012-0116 processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, November 2012

Accessions 2015-0078 and 2016-0007 processed and encoded by Alice Poffinberger, January 2016

Encoded item-level description and new series notes, Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, Alex Cunningham, December 2016

2017 addition processed and described by Megan O'Connell.

Accessions 1992-0060, 1993-0116, 1993-0312, 2000-0009, 2000-0277, 2001-0104, 2002-0017, 2002-0080, 2003-0032, 2003-0028, 2003-0228, 2003-0261, 2004-0329, 2008-0018, 2008-0118, 2008-0119, 2009-0005, 2009-0170, 2010-0082, 2012-0116, 2015-0078, 2016-0007, and 2017-0061 are described in this finding aid.