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Guide to the Picturing Activism student projects, 2017

Summary

Collection consists of seven creative projects produced by students in the class "Picturing Activism," taught by Lisa McCarty in Fall 2017 at Duke University. The projects utilize archival and contemporary photographs, narrative, poetry, illustrations, digital documents, posters, and oral history interviews in digital audio format to explore themes related to activism, cultural experiences, and visual culture. Subjects include murals in Durham, N.C.; activism in Alamance County, N.C.; African American women, racism, and political activism; environmental crises and activism through photography; pit bull rescues and animal rights; and Chinese cooking as cultural expression. Some of the archival photographs are from the Rubenstein Library's collections. Aquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11659
Title
Picturing Activism student projects
Creator
Archive of Documentary Arts (Duke University)
Extent
1.0 Linear Feet, 2 boxes; 2 optical disks
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Content Description

Collection consists of seven creative projects produced by students in the class "Picturing Activism," taught by Lisa McCarty in Fall 2017 at Duke University. The projects utilize archival and contemporary photographs, narrative, poetry, illustrations, digital documents, posters, and oral history interviews in digital audio format to explore themes related to activism, cultural experiences, and visual culture. Subjects include murals in Durham, N.C.; activism in Alamance County, N.C.; African American women, racism, and political activism; environmental crises and activism through photography; pit bull rescues and animal rights; and Chinese cooking as cultural expression. Some of the archival photographs are from the Rubenstein Library's collections. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by student last name.

Using These Materials

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warning Access to the Collection

Collection is open for research. Images may only be used for educational, non-commercial purposes; any other use requires the photographer's permission.

Electronic formats are open for research. Original media such as optical discs are closed to use; digital files are available.

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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.

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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], Picturing Activism student projects, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Cao, Yuqiao. Ephe[mural], 2017
(1 item, 1 photobook)
Ephe[mural], photobook
Box 1
Fladger, Latoya D. Black girl tired, spoken word poetry collection, 2017
(1 item, 1 spiral-bound book)
Black girl tired, spiral-bound book
Box 1
Riley, Sharon. Earth on the line, 2017 November
(3 items, 1 folder; 1 CD-R, 2 paperback photobooks; 2 Adobe Acrobat .pdf files)

The Adobe Acrobat .pdf documents contain copies of the contents of the photobook; one is the full version; the other is a shorter version for a class presentation.

Original media closed to use. For access to the digital files, please contact the Rubenstein Library.

Earth on the line photobook
(2 copies)
Box 1
Earth on the line, pdf files

Original media such as optical discs are closed to use; digital files are available.

Digital-materials RL11659-SET-0001
E-folder RL11659-CD-0001
Box 1
Data-cd RL11659-CD-0001
Hissong, Courtney Davis. #I am Merit, 2017
(13 items, 1 accordion photo album; 12 posters)
#I Am Merit, photograph album
Box 1
#I Am Merit, posters for the Pit Bull Foundation
(12 Sheets, 2 folders)
Box 2
Shannahan, Maryanne. Activism in Alamance County, 2017 November
(3 items, 1 folder; 1 DVD, 1 photograph album; 8 .wav files on a DVD)

Original media closed to use. For access to the digital files, please contact the Rubenstein Library.

Activism in Alamance County, photobook
Box 1
Activism in Alamance County, audio oral history interviews
(8 Files, 8 interviews, 8 .wav files)

Original media closed to use; digital files are available.

Digital-materials RL11659-SET-0001
E-folder RL11659-DVD-0001
Box 1
Audio-cd RL11659-DVD-0001
Zang, Yamei. Cooking as a way of life: Chinese international students' cooking at Duke, 2017
(1 item, 1 illustrated zine)
Cooking as a way of life, zine
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Affiliated with the Duke University Liberal Studies Program, the course, Picturing Activism, was taught by Lisa McCarty in Fall 2017. The students explored how images have been intentionally composed, collected, and deployed to serve as catalysts for social and political change.


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Provenance

The Picturing Activism student projects were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet, August 2018.

Accession(s) represented in this collection guide: 2018-0087.

Other Notes

The project publications have a variety of gatherings and bindings, including paperback, looseleaf album, and spiral-bound. Most are inkjet printed.