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Tano D'Amico photographs and papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 655

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives created by Italian photojournalist Tano D'Amico that document social and political events in Italy and Palestine, and a series of notebooks containing notes for D'Amico's lectures and essays, which offer insight into his writing process. Materials are dated from 1969 to 2019.

Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with/or relates to material found in other acquisitions.

Dates

  • 1969-2019

Creator

Language of Materials

In Italian.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico on the Frank Altschul Fund and Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2009.

Purchased from L'Arengario Studio Bibliografico on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.

Purchased from Tano D'Amico on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2017.

Purchased from Tano D'Amico on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2019.

Purchased from Tano D'Amico on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2020.

Arrangement

Organized into five series: I. 2009 Acquisition, 1976-1981. II. 2013 Acquisition, 1977. III. 2017 Acquisition, 1969-2007. IV. 2019 Acquisition, 1987-2002. V. 2020 Acquisition, circa 1980-2019.

Extent

5.4 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.damico

Overview

The collection consists of photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives created by Italian photojournalist Tano D'Amico that document social and political events in Italy and Palestine, and notebooks containing notes for D'Amico's lectures and essays, which offer insight into his writing process. Materials are dated from 1969 to 2019.

Tano D'Amico (1942-)

Tano D’Amico is a prominent photographer of Italian social and political contestation of the 1970s. As lead photographer for the radical leftist newspaper Lotta Poetica, D'Amico chronicled street protests and confrontations with authorities culminating in the Movimento del '77 and the abduction and assassination of Aldo Moro in 1978. Later he traveled to Palestine to document the First and Second Intifadas, and he continues to document protests including the anti-globalization movement and, most recently, a series of rallies and marches in defense of the homeless in Rome. Since the late 1990s, D'Amico has delivered public lectures and published numerous books of essays on photography, and in recent years his work has been featured in exhibitions of artistic photography.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

Former call number: GEN MSS 1006. The 2013 accession was assigned the call number GEN MSS 1006; in April 2020, the acquisition transferred to GEN MSS 655.

Former collection title: From April 2020 to April 2021, this collection was previously titled Tano D'Amico Photographs of Events in Italy. It was revised to reflect newer acquistions.
Title
Guide to the Tano D'Amico Photographs and Papers
Status
Completed
Author
by Matthew Daniel Mason and Nora Soto
Date
April 2020. Revised: May 2021
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

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