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Guide to the "The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as it Shapes Lives" Exhibit Photographs, 1987-1996

Abstract

John Moses, a professor of pediatrics at Duke University, spent eleven years documenting teenage parents in North Carolina counties, including Durham and Orange. Jocelyn Lee is a professor at the Maine College of Art and worked for six years in parts of Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Nova Scotia, living and working with young mothers.

Collection of 24 gelatin silver prints from an exhibit, The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as it Shapes Lives, displayed at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies in 1998.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Center for Documentary Studies.
Title
The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as it Shapes Lives Exhibit photographs 1987-1996
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 24 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection consists of 24 black-and-white gelatin silver prints, dating from 1987-1996, and sized at either 11" x 14" or 16" x 20". Most of the photographs were taken by Jocelyn Lee in Maine or Texas. A small amount of photographs were taken by John Moses in North Carolina. No additional information or text accompanies the photographs.

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Contents of the Collection

Prints have been arranged by size within two boxes. Box 1 contains prints that are 11" x 14" or smaller. Box 2 contains prints that are 16" x 20" or smaller.

Jocelyn Lee: Austin, Texas, 1993.

Corresponding Page: 144-145. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Austin, Texas, 1993.

Corresponding Page: 146. Measurements: 11" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Austin, Texas, 1993.

Corresponding Page: 152. Measurements: 15 7/8" x 19 7/8"

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Austin, Texas, 1994.

Corresponding Page: 153. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: East Livermore Falls, Maine, 1995

Corresponding Page: 155. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 157. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1995.

Corresponding Page: 160. Measurements: 11" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 161. Measurements: 10 7/8" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 162. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 166. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Leander, Texas, 1994.

Corresponding Page: 167. Measurements: 11" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: Image is not in publication; same woman as seen on Page 171. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: East Livermore Falls, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 172. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Leander, Texas, 1995.

Corresponding Page: 173. Measurements: 11" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996.

Corresponding Page: 175. Measurements: 11" x 14".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Austin, Texas, 1993.

Corresponding Page: 179. Measurements: 13 7/8" x 10 7/8".

Box 1
John Moses: Orange County, North Carolina, 1994

Corresponding Page: 190. Measurements: 10 7/8" x 13 7/8".

Box 1
John Moses: Granville County, North Carolina, 1987

Corresponding Page: 198. Measurements: 10 7/8" x 13 7/8".

Box 1
John Moses: Orange County, North Carolina, 1994

Corresponding Page: 218. Measurements: 10 7/8" x 13 7/8".

Box 1
John Moses: Vance County, North Carolina, 1989

Corresponding Page: 222-223. Measurements: 10 7/8" x 13 7/8".

Box 1
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1996

Corresponding Page: 159. Measurements: 16 x 20".

Box 2
Jocelyn Lee: Leander, Texas, 1992

Corresponding Page: 163. Measurements: 15 7/8" x 19 7/8".

Box 2
Jocelyn Lee: Portland, Maine, 1995

Corresponding Page: 180. Measurements: 15 7/8" x 19 7/8".

Box 2
John Moses: Orange County, North Carolina, 1994

Corresponding Page: 196. Measurements: 16" x 20".

Box 2

Historical Note

John Moses, photography instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and a practicing pediatrician, spent eleven years documenting teenage parents in North Carolina counties. Jocelyn Lee, a photography professor at Princeton University, spent six years in parts of Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Nova Scotia, living and working with young mothers. Friendships of support and caring developed between the photographers and the teens, and the trust resulting from these relationships deepened the character and meaning of their work. The Youngest Parents exhibition of twenty-five black-and-white photographs taken from 1986 to the present day included follow-up photographs of the young parents, now adults, and their children, now teens and young adults themselves. The exhibit also included text panels with young mothers’ candid reflections.

This exhibit was displayed by the Center for Documentary Studies from May 28 through September 19, 1998.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as it Shapes Lives Exhibit Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as it Shapes Lives Exhibit Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, April 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, April 2011

Accession 2011-0056 is described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.