Photographs and book projects, 1962-2020

Scope and content:

This subseries contains photographic prints, contact sheets, and publication processes documenting Lyon's work as a staff photographer with SNCC, as well as published book projects which featured his photography.

Printed photographs have been sorted by project. Three different subseries contain Lyon's work prints and proof prints: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (1992); The Movement: Documentary of the Stuggle for Equality (1966); and Other Photographs, which contains prints not published in either book. Within the subseries, photographs have been listed in the order in which they appear in the books. Sizes vary and have been noted at the item level. Titles have been transcribed as written by Lyon in the book, or on the print itself. Prints without creator-supplied titles will say "no assigned title."

The Memories book subseries also contains a significant amount of documentation of Lyon's notes, drafts, and publishing process as he developed that book. It contains maquettes and typescripts, as well as correspondence between Lyon and his collaborators or publishers.

A fourth subseries contains a set of Chuck Kelton's fine art prints and proofs of Lyon's civil rights-era photographs. These were printed in the 1970s. A fifth subseries consists of Lyon's contact sheets.


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The "Conversations with the Dead" and the Texas Prison Archive series is closed until processing.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the Rubenstein Library's Citations, Permissions, and Copyright guide.

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