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David Ottenstein Photographs of Iowa

 Collection
Call Number: WA Photos Folio 82

Scope and Contents

Ink jet print photographs that document the transformation of the Iowa countryside from traditional family farms to industrial farmsteads, as well as the growth of agricultural industries in the American Midwest, 2004-2010. The images document traditional farmhouses, barns, silos, corn cribs, sheds and other farm buildings. They detail the physical changes of the natural and built landscape that accompany the social and economic trends at the turn of the of twenty-first century in the American Midwest. The collection includes some images of Illinois.

Dates

  • 2004-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The David Ottenstein Photographs of Iowa collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from David Ottenstein Photography on Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana and Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2007-2010.

Arrangement

Organized into one series: I. Photographs.

Extent

2.66 Linear Feet (32 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.ottenstein

Overview

Ink jet print photographs that document the transformation of the Iowa countryside from traditional family farms to industrial farmsteads, as well as the growth of agricultural industries in the American Midwest, 2004-2010. The images document traditional farmhouses, barns, silos, corn cribs, sheds and other farm buildings. They detail the physical changes of the natural and built landscape that accompany the social and economic trends at the turn of the of twenty-first century in the American Midwest. The collection includes some images of Illinois.

David Ottenstein (born 1960)

David Ottenstein graduated from Yale College in 1982 with a degree in American Studies and a concentration in Photography. Ottenstein has worked as a free-lance photographer based in New Haven, Connecticut.

General note

Title devised by cataloger.

Processing Information

This guide derives from lists of print titles and dates provided by David Ottenstein.
Title
Guide to the David Ottenstein Photographs of Iowa
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
May 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.