Guide to the Joseph Vitone "Family Records"(Photoprints, CD-ROM, Etc.)

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0883
Creators:
Vitone, Joseph
Dates:
1998-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:
Collection consists of photographic images of the Vitone family in Akron, Ohio and other locations, as part of an ongoing photographic document called "Family Records".

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of 37 photographic prints, portraits of Vitone's extended family in the Akron, Ohio, area, plus other locations, part of an ongoing photographic document called "Family Records"; also two CD-Roms containing images and text. Most of the images are posed environmental portraits showing the subjects' homes or other personal contexts. The original negatives are large-format; 4" x 5". The collection is arranged into two series. Series one is the photoprints and series two contains other materials.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is divided into two series.
Series 1: Photoprints
Series 2: Other Materials

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Vitone holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is Professor of Photocommunications at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. In 1998, he began a photographic document project called "Family Records" using for the most part, immediate and extended families of both Vitone and his wife. The Vitones grew up in north-eastern Ohio. While the series also includes photographs taken in other states of farther flung family, the majority of the portrait subjects live in or near Akron, former home to the country's major rubber and tire producers including Goodyear, Goodrich, and Firestone. Norton and Barberton and other more rural communities neighboring Akron, serve as locations for many of these images along with Akron proper. He is the father of photographer Dylan Vitone.

Administration
Alternate Form Available
Original negatives retained by the artist.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jennifer Burger (intern), supervised by David Haberstich, archivist, January 2004.
Author
Jennifer Burger
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These photographs were printed by Mr. Joseph Vitone in 2004 from the original negatives, especially as a gift to the Archives Center.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Joseph Vitone "Family Records", 1998-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of the artist.
Conditions Governing Use
Reproduction restricted due to copyright (retained by Mr. Vitone).
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ohio Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Akron (Ohio) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marriage Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Family -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kinship Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1990-2000 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 2000-2010 Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives