Photographic Prints, 1888-2008 and undated

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Access note. Series contains fragile photographic materials in the form of brittle oversize photographs and film negatives that may require extra assistance from staff for access. Contact Research Services with questions.

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Scope and content:

Mostly produced by the Public Relations department for publications such as The Whetstone and The Pilot, the prints are arranged into Events, Historic Images, Other Public Relations, People, and Places subseries, and within, chronologically.

Of note in this series are historic photographs of North Carolina Mutual offices, leaders, and staff; as well as early images of the families of its founders. These early images were arranged in various groupings by staff, and are found in other series in the collection, especially as reproductions in the Printed Materials Series.

Formats include 19th century and early 20th century prints such as cartes-de-visite, platinum, and gelatin silver prints, as well as modern black-and-white prints. One may also find negatives, slides and some related paper records in the series. Panoramic prints, largely associated with events, and other large format images are found in the Oversize Prints section listed at the end of the series.

Photographic materials, especially early and mounted prints, can be fragile and vulnerable to damage. Please handle carefully.


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Collection restrictions:

Access note. Files in the Office of the President Subseries are restricted for 25 years from the last year of each presidency. Permission to access these records must be granted by NC Mutual in writing prior to use.

Access note. Some materials in this collection are electronic records that require special equipment. Contact Research Services with questions.

Access note. Collection contains fragile audiovisual/photographic formats that may need to be reformatted. Contact Research Services for access.

Access note. Some materials in this collection are personnel records. Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University or North Carolina Central 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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