Contact Sheets, 1967-2008

15 Linear Feet (30 boxes)
Scope and content:

Series contains an estimated 3500 contact sheets, chiefly black-and-white, with some color work noted, containing photographic work by Henry Horenstein from the early years of his career in the 1960s through 2008. The images represent all of his major portfolio and book projects as well as more exploratory shoots; there are also images from commercial work such as weddings and photography commissions, portraits and casual shots of family and friends, and some vacation photographs.

Content notes and associated book projects and exhibits in which selected images appear have been transcribed by library staff from the photographer's notes.

Processing information:

Titles, content notes, negative numbers, and dates were transcribed from an inventory supplied by the photographer. Some data such as geographic locations and clarifying punctuation were added by library staff.

The original notebook binders were disassembled by library staff and the contact sheets rehoused in archival folders; photocopies of the original binders and their markings or notes are available in a folder at the start of each binder sequence.


The contact sheets are arranged by negative number as originally organized by the photographer, in rough chronological order.

Material specific details:
While almost all of the contact sheets are gelatin silver prints, some are in paper photocopy or digital print formats.


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Collection restrictions:

Collection is open for research.

Use & permissions:

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

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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